Bobby Wood scored on his first Bundesliga start for Hamburg as the league in Germany started up. Meanwhile,Brad Guzan and Lynden Gooch continued their runs in their respective midlands sides in the English top flight, while Geoff Cameron was called back into the fold for Stoke City.
As the Bundesliga began its 16/17 season this weekend, several American players were on showcase in Germany. None impressed more than Bobby Wood, though, with the former 1860 Munich and Union Berlin striker scored on his league debut for his new club Hamburg. A half hour into the North-German club’s game at home against Ingolstadt, Wood used his strength, pace, and cunning to get in behind the defense and delight the Volksparkstadion crowd.
Wood wasn’t the only American to score a goal in Germany, though, as Andrew Wooten found the back of the net in a Sandhausen loss.
Elsewhere in Germany, Julian Green and Aron Johannsson’s respective sides clashed as Bayern Munich thumped Werder Bremen, 6-0, at home. Yet it was Johannsson who saw game time in that match, starting for Bremen and playing over and hour. Fabian Johnson came on as a sub in Borussia Monchengladbach’s first match of a the season, hosting fellow Bundesliga heavyweights Bayer Leverkusen. Johnson played about half an hour in Monchengladbach’s 2-1 victory.
In the English Premier League, Brad Guzan was between the posts yet again for Middlesbrough for their 0-0 draw away at Tony Pulis’ West Brom. Lynden Gooch also continued a his run of starts for Sunderland this season, playing 77 minutes in their 1-1 draw away from home at Southampton. Geoff Cameron started and played the whole match for Stoke City in their 1-0 loss at Everton, Cameron starting in the league for Stoke for the first time this season.
Plenty of Americans were in action in the Championship this weekend as well, most notably DeAndre Yedlin making a late appearance for his new club Newcastle in their 2-0 victory against Brighton & Hove Albion. Eric Lichaj played the whole match for Nottingham Forest in their 3-1 win over Leeds, contributing an assist.
Over the Atlantic in Liga MX, both Michael Orozco and Paul Arriola featured for Tijuana as they took down Pumas, 1-0, at home. Jonathan Bornstein stayed in the Querétaro lineup as they lost at home, 2-1, to Necaxa, while Omar González did the same for Pachuca as they tied 1-1 at home to Monterrey. Jorge Villafaña started for Santos Laguna as they defeated Leon at home, 1-0, in a bottom-of-the-table clash, with William Yarbrough retaining his spot at goal keeper for the visitors.
Here’s a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad.
- Lynden Gooch started and played 77 minutes in Sunderland’s 1-1 draw at Southampton.
- Brad Guzan started and played 90 minutes for Middlesbrough in their 0-0 draw at West Brom.
- Geoff Cameron started and played 90 minutes in Stoke City’s 1-0 loss to to Everton.
- Cameron Carter-Vickers dressed but did not play in Tottenham’s 1-1 draw at Liverpool.
- Gedion Zelalem did not dress in Arsenal’s 3-1 win away at Watford.
- Emerson Hyndman did not dress in Bournemouth’s 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace.
- Matt Miazga did not dress for Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Burnley.
- Eric Lichaj played all 90 minutes and had an ASSIST in Nottingham Forest’s 3-1 win over Leeds.
- DeAndre Yedlin entered in the 88th minute of Newcastle’s 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion.
- Danny Williams played all 90 minutes in Reading’s 1-0 win over Cardiff City.
- Jonathan Spector played all 90 minutes on Birmingham’s 3-0 win over Norwich.
- Tim Ream dressed and did not play while Luca de la Torre did not dress in Fulham’s 1-0 win over Blackburn.LEAGUE ONE
- Gboly Ariyibi started and played all 90 minutes in Chesterfield’s 3-1 loss to Millwall.
- Duane Holmes played 62 minutes in Scunthorpe United’s 3-1 loss to Port Vale.
- Perry Kitchen started and played 90 minutes for Hearts in their 2-1 win at Partick Thistle.
- Bobby Wood played 90 minutes and scored a GOAL in Hamburg’s 1-1 draw with Ingolstadt. Alfredo Morales started and played the whole match for Ingolstadt.
- Christian Pulisic dressed but did not play in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 win over Mainz.
- Fabian Johnson entered in the 61st minute of Borussia Monchengladbach’s 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen.
- Timmy Chandler entered in the 56th minute of Eintracht Frankfurt’s 1-0 win over Schalke.
- Aron Johannsson started and played 64 minutes for Werder Bremen in their 6-0 loss at away at champions Bayern Munich, for whom Julian Green dressed but did not appear.
- John Brooks started and played the whole match in Hertha Berlin’s 2-1 home win win against SC Freiburg.
- Terrence Boyd did not dress in RB Leipzig’s 2-2 draw with Hoffenheim
- Fafa Picault came off the bench and played 45 minutes in St. Pauli’s 1-0 loss to Dynamo Dresden.
- Andrew Wooten entered in the 63rd minute and scored A GOAL in Sandhausen’s 2-1 loss to Stuttgart.
- Kyle Duncan did not dress in Valenciennes’ 2-0 victory against Stade Laval.
- Rubio Rubin dressed but did not appear as FC Utrecht drew 1-1 at Vitesse.
- Desevio Payne did not dress in FC Groningen’s 0-0 draw away at PSV.
- Ethan Horvath started and played 90 minutes, while Josh Gatt dressed but did not play in Molde’s 2-0 win over Stromgodset.
- Cole Grossman started and played all 90 minutes in Stabaek’s away 1-1 draw against Sogndal.
Swiss Super League
- Caleb Stanko started and played 32 minutes in FC Vaduz’s 3-1 loss to FC Sion.
- Jonathan Bornstein played all 90 minutes and picked up a YELLOW CARD in Queretaro’s 2-1 loss to Necaxa. Luis Gil did not dress.
- Ventura Alvarado did not dress in Club America’s 3-0 loss to Chivas de Guadalajara.
- Michael Orozco started and played 90 minutes, while Paul Arriola entered as a substitute in the 87th minute of Tijuana’s 1-0 victory at home against Pumas. Greg Garza, Alejandro Guido and Amando Moreno did not dress.
- William Yarbrough started and played 90 minutes for Leon in their 1-0 loss away at Santos Laguna. Jorge Villafaña started and played the whole match for the home side.