While Pachuca had a rough day on the defensive end, the U.S. Men’s National Team centerback at the heart of their backline did make amends by assisting the attacking effort.
Omar Gonzalez provided an assist in Pachuca’s 4-4 draw with Olimpia in CONCACAF Champions League play. Alone on the backpost, the defender centered a pass towards an onrushing Erick Gonzalez, who tapped a shot off a defender and into the back of the net to give Pachuca a 4-2 advantage in a mud-drenched match. It wouldn’t hold, as Pachuca conceded a 81st minute goal before a 90th minute penalty kick sealed a thrilling eight-goal draw. It was enough for Pachuca to advance to the knockout stages, though, as the Liga MX club sealed the top spot in Group E with 10 points.
Jonathan Bornstein also helped his side advance in cup competition. The fullback played a full shift for Queretaro in a 3-1 Copa MX win over Cruz Azul.
The UEFA Champions League was less kind to Americans, as Gedion Zelalem and Julian Green did not dress for their respective clubs. Fabian Johnson also missed out, as the USMNT fullback was left in Germany due to illness.
Here’s a closer look at Wednesday’s Americans Abroad:
Gedion Zelalem did not dress in Arsenal’s 6-0 win over Ludogorets Razgrad.
Fabian Johnson did not dress in Borussia Monchengladbach’s 2-0 win over Celtic. (Johnson was out due to illness.)
Julian Green did not dress in Bayern Munich’s 4-1 win over PSV Eindhoven.
Omar Gonzalez played 90 minutes and provided AN ASSIST in Pachuca’s 4-4 draw with Olimpia.
Jonathan Bornstein started and played 90 minutes while Luis Gil did not dress for Queretaro’s 3-1 win over Cruz Azul.