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Americans Abroad Friday Rewind: Brooks, Johnson, Orozco and more


In a clash of American regulars, John Brooks and Hertha Berlin emerged victorious.

Brooks played all 90 minutes and maintained a clean sheet as Hertha toppled Fabian Johnson and 10-man Borussia Monchengladbach. Brooks and co. held on to their second shutout in three games while riding a Salomon Kalou hat-trick to a 3-0 win.

Jerome Kieswetter was the only other American to go 90 minutes, playing a full match in a lopsided loss to Dynamo Dresden.

Michael Orozco also earned an extended runout with Tijuana, but it came in a 1-0 loss to Tigres. Tim Ream, meanwhile, entered late in a 2-0 win over Brentford.

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

John Brooks started and played 90 minutes in Hertha Berlin’s 3-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach. Fabian Johnson entered as a 33rd minute substitute.

Michael Orozco started and played 86 minutes while Paul Arriola and Jose Torres dressed but did not play in Tijuana’s 1-0 loss to Tigres. Greg Garza, John Requejo, Amando Moreno, Alejandro Guido and Luis Silva did not dress.

Tim Ream entered as a 90th minute substitute in Fulham’s 2-0 win Brentford.

A.J. Soares did not dress in AGF Aarhus’ 0-0 tie with Silkeborg.

Jerome Kiesewetter started and played 90 minutes Fortuna Dusseldorf’s 3-0 loss to Dynamo Dresden.

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