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Americans Abroad Sunday Rewind: Alvarado, Chandler, Grossman and more


Before officially departing his current club, Ventura Alvarado had a part to play in guiding Club America to the Liga MX Apertura final.

Alvarado started and played all 90 minutes at right back, helping guide Club America to a 2-0 win over Necaxa. The win sees the club seal a 3-1 aggregate victory, booking a date with Jose Torres, Luis Silva and Tigres in the Liga MX finale. Alvarado, meanwhile, is participating in his final games for the club following this weekend’s announcement that he is set to join Santos Laguna for the Clausura season.

Timmy Chandler, meanwhile, continued to shine for Eintracht Frankfurt, helping the club through a 1-1 draw with Augsburg. Bobby Wood also earned an appearance in Bundesliga play, helping ice a 2-0 win over Darmstadt.

However, the weekend’s big winner may have been Cole Grossman and Stabaek, even if the American midfielder was injured and couldn’t take the field. After falling, 1-0, in the first leg of their relegation playoff, Stabaek bounced back through an 83rd and an 85th minute goal from Ohikhuaeme Omoijuanfo, sealing a 2-1 aggregate win and a continued spot in Norway’s top flight.

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

Bobby Wood entered as a 74th minute substitute in Hamburg’s 2-0 win over Darmstadt.

Timmy Chandler started and played 90 minutes in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 1-1 tie with Augsburg.

Ventura Alvarado started and played 90 minutes in Club America’s 2-0 win over Necaxa.

Emerson Hyndman did not dress in Bournemouth’s 4-3 win over Liverpool.

Josh Perez dressed but did not play in Fiorentina’s 2-1 win over Palermo.

Rubio Rubin dressed but did not play in FC Utrecht’s 2-0 win over ADO Den Haag.

Desevio Payne did not dress in FC Groningen’s 2-0 loss to Ajax.

Russel Canouse entered as an 80th minute substitute in VFL Bochum’s 1-0 loss to Arminia Bielefeld.

Jerome Kiesewetter dressed but did not play in Fortuna Dusseldorf’s 0-0 draw with Wurzburger Kickers.

Cole Grossman did not dress in Stabaek’s 2-0 win over FK Jerv. (Grossman was out due to injury)


  1. I watched the full Timmy Chandler game yesterday and I certainly would say he “shined”. He looks a step slow when attacking and defending. I have nothing against the guy, but I hope Arena uses a different option.

  2. I think a number of people were expecting breakouts from Rubin and Hyndman this season, so seeing them stalled like this is a bit disappointing.

    • after USMNT appearances in 2014 — 2 years later very disappointing. they are still young so patience, but about 4 years or so we have been on the cusp of a wave of impact youth players and – Pulisic, Morris, Wood, Yedlin aside – very little impact. anxious times for usmnt fans.

    • Hyndman has always been overvalued by US fans, people tried to make it out like he was this star for Fulham before contract issues relegated him to the bench. He started a few years back because of injuries. From what I heard from Fulham supporters in England he was perhaps equal to their other young players so why develop a kid who isn’t staying when he isn’t significantly better. He’s a good prospect only 20, but he hasn’t shown EPL regular ability to this point. Bournemouth made it pretty clear in their comments they intend for him to be a part of the club in the future not right now. He should get a few more opportunities as the FA Cup starts up in January, hopefully they can make a better run than the League Cup and he can get some more minutes.

      Rubin has been stuck behind Zivkovic who Utrect brought in on loan from Ajax and Haller who was their leading scorer last season. He played two full matches with the reserve side last week so perhaps they trying to build him back into form.

  3. Jack McBean went 90 minutes for Coventry City in their FA Cup loss 4-0 to Cambridge United. McBean has 5 appearances and 2 starts over the last month for the League 1 side.


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