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Americans Abroad: Wednesday Rewind


Wednesday was a bit of an up-and-down day for the contingent of Americans Abroad, but the youngest player to take the field salvaged the day with a big-time assist.

Christian Pulisic provided an assist in Borussia Dortmund’s 6-0 Champions League win over Legia Warsaw, the 17-year-old’s first start of the season. Throughout the match, Pulisic was among the German side’s most dangerous players, as Dortmund cruised to a win over an overmatched group stage opponent.

In other Champions League action, Fabian Johnson was less fortunate. The U.S. Men’s National Team star played all 90 minutes in Borussia Monchengladbach’s 4-0 loss to Manchester City on Wednesday after seeing the original kickoff pushed back a day due to inclement weather.


The lone Copa MX match on the Americans Abroad schedule proven an eventful one, as Amando Moreno earned a red card in a Tijuana loss. Paul Arriola and John Requejo each played 90 minutes in the match, a feat matched by Eric Lichaj in the Notingham Forest’s clash with Rotherham.

Here’s a closer look at Wednesday’s Americans Abroad:


Fabian Johnson started and played 90 minutes on Borussia Monchengladbach’s 4-0 loss to Manchester City

Cameron Carter-Vickers dressed but did not play in Tottenham’s 2-1 loss to Monaco

Christian Pulisic played 90 minutes and provided an ASSISTin Borussia Dortmund’s 6-0 win over Legia Warsaw (READ)


Edgar Castillo did not dress in Monterrey’s 2-1 loss to Arabe Unido.


Paul Arriola and John Requejo started and played 90 minutes while Amando Moreno earned a RED CARD in Tijuana’s 2-1 loss to Toluca. Greg Garza dressed but did not play, while Michael Orozco and Alejandro Guido did not dress.


Eric Lichaj played 90 minutes and earned a yellow card in Nottingham Forest’s 2-2 draw with Rotherham.


  1. Too bad Tijuana is out of Copa Mx the young Americans were getting a lot of playing time in these group stage games, and with Los Xolos leading Liga MX I don’t see Requejo or Moreno moving into the regular first team.


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