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Americans Abroad Saturday Rewind: Johnsen, Chandler, Yarbrough and more


Most of the familiar Americans Abroad had poor days on Saturday, but several stepped up with standout performances.

Leading the way was Perry Kitchen and Hearts teammate Bjorn Johnsen, the latter of whom scored two goals in a rampant win for the Scottish club. Kitchen was credited with a secondary assist on Johnsen’s first goal of the match.

Also on the scoresheet was Scunthorpe United’s Duane Holmes, who scored his third goal of the season in a 1-1 draw with Oxford United.

Timmy Chandler didn’t score a goal, but did provide a solid effort in an upset win, as Eintracht Frankfurt toppled favorites Borussia Dortmund. The German powerhouse played without Christian Pulisic, who dressed but did not enter the action.

Finally, a group of Americans sealed advancement in the Liga MX Apertura quarterfinals. William Yarbrough played a full shift for Leon in a loss, but Club Tijuana could not muster enough to overturn a 3-0 first leg loss. Meanwhile, Jose Torres and Luis Silva did not enter the match, but Tigres cruised to a 5-0 win, eliminating Pumas from the competition.

Here’s a look at Saturday’s Americans Abroad:

Timmy Chandler started and played 90 minutes in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund. Christian Pulisic dressed but did not play.

Alfredo Morales did not dress in Inglstadt’s 1-1 draw with Wolfsburg.

Bobby Wood and Aron Johannsson did not dress in Werder Bremen’s 2-2 draw with Hamburg. (Wood is suspended)

Julian Green did not dress in Bayern Munich’s 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen.

Fabian Johnson entered as a 75th minute substitute in Borussia Monchengladbach’s 1-1 tie with Hoffenheim.

Bob Bradley and Swansea City picked up a 5-4 win over Crystal Palace.

Brad Guzan dressed but did not play in Middlesbrough’s 2-2 draw with Leicester.

Lynden Gooch entered as a 79th minute substitute in Sunderland’s 2-0 loss to Liverpool.

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

Jose Torres dressed but did not play while Luis Silva did not dress in Tigres’ 5-0 win over Pumas.

William Yarbrough started and played 90 minutes while Michael Orozco dressed but did not play in Leon’s 3-2 loss to Tijuana.  Greg Garza, John Requejo, Paul Arriola, Amando Moreno, Alejandro Guido and Miguel Ibarra did not dress.

Jonathan Spector did not dress in Birmingham City’s 2-1 win over Brentford.

Tim Ream dressed but did not play in Fulham’s 2-1 loss to Brighton & Hove Albion.

DeAndre Yedlin started and played 90 minutes in Newcastle’s 1-0 loss to Blackburn Rovers.

Danny Williams started and played 90 minutes in Reading’s 2-1 win over Bristol City.

Matt Miazga dressed but did not play in Vitesse’s 2-2 draw with Excelsior.

Bjorn Johnsen scored TWO GOALS while Perry Kitchen provided an ASSIST in Hearts’ 3-0 win over Motherwell.

Gboly Ariyibi started and played 90 minutes in Chesterfield’s 3-2 win over Bristol Rovers.

Duane Holmes played 82 minutes and SCORED A GOAL in Scunthorpe United’s 1-1 draw with Oxford United.

Russel Canouse dressed but did not play in VFL Bochum’s 2-2 draw with Dynamo Dresden.

Fafa Picault did not dress in St. Pauli’s 2-0 draw with Heidenheimer SB.


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