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Americans Abroad Sunday Rewind, Cameron, Johnson, Miazga and more


Sunday was a very bad day for Stoke City, but a very good day for U.S. Men’s National Team plans awaiting the return of one of the team’s star defenders.

Geoff Cameron made his long-awaited return to action on Sunday, coming in as a late substitute in Stoke’s 4-0 loss to Tottenham. Cameron had been sidelined since late October with a knee injury and his return to the field comes just several weeks ahead of the USMNT’s crucial pair of World Cup qualifiers against Panama and Honduras.

In Germany, Fabian Johnson and Alfredo Morales went head-to-head, and it was the former that came out on top in a 2-0 Borussia Monchengladbach win. Julian Green and Russell Canouse both joined the fray as substitutes in 2. Bundesliga action as their respective teams earned wins on the day.

Elsewhere, Matt Miazga went all 90 minutes as Vitesse cruised on their way to seventh in the Eredivisie table.

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



Geoff Cameron entered as an 82nd minute substitute in Stoke City’s 4-0 loss to Tottenham.



Fabian Johnson started and played 90 minutes in Borussia Monchengladbach’s 2-0 win over Ingolstadt.

Alfredo Morales stared and played 90 minutes for Ingolstadt.


Julian Green entered as a 70th minute substitute in Stuttgart’s 2-0 win over Kaiserslautern.

Russell Canouse entered as an 86th minute substitute on VfL Bochum’s 1-0 win over Nurnberg.



Ventura Alvarado dressed but did not play in Santos Laguna’s 2-2 draw with Necaxa.

Jorge Villafana did not dress for Santos Laguna.



Matt Miazga started and played 90 minutes in Vitesse’s 3-1 win over Go Ahead Eagles.



Rubio Rubin did not dress in Silkeborg’s 3-0 loss to AaB.




  1. Things have gone in reverse it seems for Rubio Rubin, if he can’t get minutes in Denmark he may want to contemplate coming to MLS. I know a lot of folks don’t want to hear that but we need our younger players playing, not sitting the bench. I know Rubin was just moved and may need time to settle in but his regression is becoming a worry!

    • Pretty early to be calling this move a failure. He’s only been there a few weeks and with his limited play for Utrecht reserves his match level fitness may not be there. Also it’s hard to find info from these lower level leagues there could be a minor injury.

      • wasn’t calling the move a failure, i even stated that he may just need time to settle but when you consider that he has moved from the Dutch league to Denmark’s top league it’s definitely a step backwards!

      • Tried to do some digging but my Danish is non-existent. Here is the Google Translation of a portion of the article on the clubs site on Rubin.

        “There is a possible debutant with when SIF Sunday afternoon at. 13:00 meetings AaB Aalborg. The American attacker, Rubio Rubin that was downloaded to the SIF from Dutch Utrecht on transfervinduets last day, were excused from the spring premiere against Horsens with an injury. Rubin, however, has trained with full on Søholt most of the week, which is why Peter Sorensen booked a place in the play bus that Sunday morning drive to the north.”

        I also read the comments from the manager on his transfer, again according to the google translated version he seems pretty high on Rubin and the manager said he talked with Klinsmann and recommended they sign Rubio. So for now his non-inclusion seems to be injury related, but we’ll have to see.

        Denmark is a slight step down, the Dutch league much like its Nat team is down right now. If you take out Ajax and PSV, not sure Danish League wouldn’t match up pretty evenly, probably better defense which might aid development. Hard to compare it to MLS, whose top 3 or 4 players on each team are probably better, but players 5-15 in Danish league might be better. Benny didn’t do much there after stints in Germany and England, but it took him a few years in MLS to really shine too. Soares was doing well there before his abrupt retirement. Clarence Goodson played there as well and did well for himself. I’m sure there were other Americans who played in Denmark, but those were the three that came to mind.

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