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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: John Brooks, Shaq Moore, Luca de la Torre and more

After several months on the sideline, John Brooks finally made his Bundesliga debut for his new club.

The Wolfsburg appeared in his first league match of the season, going a full 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Weston McKennie’s Schalke on Saturday. The match comes on the heels of an extended injury absence stemming from a thigh injury suffered in a season-opening DFB-Pokal match.

In Spain and England, another pair of young Americans had major moments as Shaq Moore made his La Liga debut for Levante while Luca de la Torre got into Championship action for Fulham.

Elsewhere, Jonathan Gonzalez and Monterrey cruised to yet another win, Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund fell to Hannover in a goalfest and Alfredo Morales followed up a goal-scoring appearance last week with an assist this time out.

Here’s a closer look at this week’s Americans Abroad:



Danny Williams started and played 69 minutes in Huddersfield Town’s 3-0 loss to Liverpool on Saturday.

Geoff Cameron did not dress in Stoke City’s 1-0 win over Watford on Saturday. (Cameron has a concussion)

Emerson Hyndman did not dress in Bournemouth’s 1-0 loss to Chelsea on Saturday.

DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle face Burnley on Monday.


Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes in Sheffield United’s 2-1 win overLeeds United on Friday.

Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 1-1 draw with Bolton on Saturday.

Luca de la Torre entered in the 89th minute for Fulham on Saturday.

Lynden Gooch did not fress for Sunderland’s 2-1 loss to Bristol City on Saturday.

Eric Lichaj started and played 90 minutes in Nottingham Forest’s 3-2 win over Hull City on Saturday.



Timmy Chandler did not dress for Eintracht Frankfurt’s 1-1 draw with Mainz on Friday. (Chandler is injured)

Christian Pulisic started and played 90 minutes in Borussia Dortmund’s 4-2 loss to Hannover on Saturday.

Bobby Wood started and played 56 minutes in Hamburg’s 2-1 loss to Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

Jonathan Klinsmann did not dress for Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

John Brooks started and played 90 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 1-1 draw with Schalke on Saturday.

Weston McKennie entered as a 77th minute substitute for Schalke on Saturday.

Fabian Johnson entered as a 71st minute substitute in Borussia Monchengladbach’s 3-1 win over Hoffenheim on Saturday.

Aron Johannsson did not dress for Werder Bremen’s 3-0 loss to FC Augsburg on Sunday.

Caleb Stanko did not dress in Freiburg’s 3-0 loss to Stuttgart on Sunday.


Alfredo Morales played 90 minutes and provided AN ASSIST in Ingolstadt’s 3-1 win over Arminia Bielefeld on Friday.

Julian Green did not dress in Greuther Furth’s 2-1 win over Sandhausen on Saturday.

Haji Wright entered in the 51st minute for Sandhausen on Saturday.

Andrew Wooten did not dress for Sandhausen on Saturday.

McKinzie Gaines did not dress in Darmstadt’s 1-1 draw with Holstein Kiel on Saturday.

Terrence Boyd did not dress for Darmstadt on Saturday.

Jerome Kiesewetter and Fortuna Dusseldorf face VFL Bochum on Monday.



Shaq Moore entered as a 72nd minute substitute in Levante’s 2-2 draw with Eibar on Sunday.



Shane O’Neill did not dress in Excelsior’s 3-1 win over FC Twente on Friday.

Desevio Payne dressed but did not play for Excelsior on Friday.

Matt Miazga started and played 90 minutes in Vitesse’s 4-2 loss to PSV Eindhoven on Sunday.


Andrija Novakovich scored A GOAL and provided AN ASSIST in Telstar’s 4-0 win over Almere City on Sunday.



Jose Torres dressed but did not play in Tigres’ 2-1 win over Cruz Azul on Saturday.

Jonathan Bornstein started and played 81 minutes in Queretaro’s 2-2 draw with Atlas on Saturday.

Jonathan Gonzalez started and played 90 minutes in Monterrey’s 2-0 win over America on Saturday.

Edgar Castillo did not dress for Monterrey on Saturday.

William Yarbrough started and played 90 minutes in Club Leon’s 6-2 win over Veracruz on Saturday.

Alejandro Guido entered as a 60th minute substitute in Club Tijuana’s 3-1 loss to Chivas de Guadalajara on Saturday.

Joe Corona dressed but did not play for Club Tijuana on Saturday.

Michael Orozco dressed but did not play for Club Tijuana on Saturday.

Rodrigo Lopez did not dress in Toluca’s 1-0 loss to Morelia on Sunday.

Jorge Villafana did not dress in Santos Laguna’s 2-2 draw with Pachuca on Sunday.

Ventura Alvarado dressed but did not play for Santos Laguna on Sunday.

Omar Gonzalez dressed but did not play for Pachuca on Sunday.



Kenny Saeif did not dress in Gent’s 2-1 loss to Royal Chaleroi on Friday.

Juan Pablo Torres did not dress for Lokoren’s 3-1 loss to KV Oostende on Saturday.

Ethan Horvath dressed but did not play in Club Brugge’s 4-1 win over Sint-Truidense on Sunday.



Rubio Rubin entered as a 75th minute substitute in Stabaek’s 0-0 draw with Rosenborg on Sunday.



Romain Gall started and played 90 minutes in Sundsvall’s 4-1 loss to Hammarby on Sunday.

Mix Diskerud and IFK Goteborg face AIK on Monday.


  1. November Call Up’s

    GK: B.Hamid, E.Horvath, W.Yarborough

    DF: G.Cameron, D.Yedlin, C.Carter-Vickers, M.Miazga, T.Ream, A.Robinson, E.Lichaj, J.Villafana

    MF: D.WIlliams, L. Gooch, R.Gall, C.Pulisic, F.Johnson, W.Mckennie, A.Morales, J.Gyau, J.Gonzalez, L.Nguyen

    FW: A. Novakovich, B.Wood, C.Ramirez, D.Dwyer

    • Not sure we will see any of the Liga Mx guys make the flight to Europe for one match in the middle of their push to their playoffs.

    • For a single game being played in Europe we’ll see very few MLS & Liga MX players called up. IMO only the players who’s clubs are already out of contention. A few changes to your squad:
      Ream isn’t going to be called up ahead of Brooks.
      Lichaj & Villafana are questionable….we may see Mor and/or Payne get called.
      Either Williams or Morales should be called, but not both.
      Not sure about Gall. Maybe Wright instead or in addition. Saief if he’s healthy.
      Nguyen isn’t getting called. Would prefer Scott.
      The strikers will be of the greatest interest….Not sure who’s going to get called.

      MLSers I’d like to see called: Steffen, Adams, Glad, Morris, Roldan, Delgado, Rowe, Manneh

      • You won’t see any of the MLS guys who are still in the playoffs so if Crew move forward no Steffen or Manneh (is an MLS sub deserving?), Morris and Roldan as well (Morris is still out with injury as of Monday). Also not sure what they will do with guys like Glad and Rowe who will have been out of training for three-plus weeks. Canouse and Arriola would also fit in that category.

  2. Wow. We have an American playing in La Liga. How long has it been since we could say that???!

    Congrats Shaq! Reppin the Dirty too! Ain’t no play in G-A!

  3. Fabian Johnson didn’t start and only played 20 minutes. Bad sign for his chances of getting a callup. Not sure he’s good enough to make the Nats.

  4. Wood is going to be phased out of the lineup at Hamburg soon. The guy never scores and they have a young striker from their academy they are high on.


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