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Americans Abroad Tuesday Rewind: Pulisic, Williams and more


Tuesday proved to be a day of near misses for the contingent of Americans Abroad.

Christian Pulisic was just inches away from scoring yet another Champions League goal for Borussia Dortmund, but was denied as his shot smacked off the post. The shot was one of several highlights for the 18-year-old winger in what turned out to be a 2-1 Borussia Dortmund win over Sporting CP in Portugal.

Danny Williams nearly got himself a goal as well, but saw his penalty kick saved by Aston Villa goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini. Luckily for Reading, forward Yann Kermorgant pounced to head in the ensuing rebound, but it wouldn’t be enough to earn points from a 2-1 loss.

Elsewhere, Jonathan Spector and Eric Lichaj both played full 90 minute shifts, while DeAndre Yedlin and Cameron Carter-Vickers dressed but did not play for their respective teams.

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

Cameron Carter-Vickers dressed but did not play in Tottenham’s 0-0 draw with Bayer Leverkusen.

Christian Pulisic started and played 90 minutes in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 win over Sporting CP.

Jose Torres entered as a 76th minute substitute while Luis Silva did not dress in Tigres’s 3-0 win over Herediano.

DeAndre Yedlin dressed but did not play in Newcastle’s 2-0 win over Barnsley.

Jonathan Spector started and played 90 minutes in Birmingham City’s 4-2 win over  Rotherham United.

Eric Lichaj started and played 90 minutes in Nottingham Forest’s 2-1 loss to Blackburn Rovers.

Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 2-2 draw with Norwich

Danny Williams started and played 90 minutes in Reading’s 2-1 loss to Aston Villa.

Gboly Ariyibi started and played 90 minutes in Chesterfield’s 1-0 loss to Fleetwood Town.

Duane Holmes entered as a 65th minute substitute in Scunthorpe United’s 2-0 loss to Oldham Athletic.

Ventura Alvarado did not dress in Club America’s 3-2 win over Chiapas.



  1. Is it time to start being concerned about Yedlin? I don’t follow Newcastle at all or the Championship, but can anyone shed light on why he can’t beat out a Newcastle guy for a starting slot? That’s not good.

    • Vernun Anita made 82 starts for Newcastle in the Premier League over four years and before that was a regular starter at Ajax for three years, he was called in for four Euro qualifiers for the Netherlands although he never played, so its not like he’s a chump. Yedlin hasn’t been able to beat him out

  2. Alvarado needs to go, he needs to leave and get some playing time. I know the owner said he wants him to stay and will help him find a new team. That time is now. I feel like Alvarado in form is better than Omar Gonzalez.


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