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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Andrija Novakovich, Timmy Chandler, and more

While several American strikers look for consistency with their respective clubs, a 21-year-old loanee continued his climb up the scoring charts in the Dutch’s second-tier. Reading loanee Andrija Novakovich netted twice for Telstar in their 4-1 home triumph over FC Eindhoven on Friday. The goals gave the forward 12 for the season, which has helped his side to a current fourth place spot. Elsewhere, Timmy Chandler found the back of the net for Frankfurt in their Bundesliga win over Wolfsburg, while Christian Pulisic started for Borussia Dortmund.

In Mexico, William Yarborough made six saves in a road clean sheet for Club Leon while Landon Donovan did not dress for his new club. Michael Orozco started for Tijuana on the road, but left with an injury in the second-half. Kenny Saief was in the starting XI for Anderlecht in their Belgium league match away from home, while DeAndre Yedlin came off the bench for Newcastle on Saturday.

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



Emerson Hyndman did not dress for AFC Bournemouth in their 1-1 draw against West Ham United on Saturday.

Danny Williams dressed but did not play for Huddersfield Town in their 2-0 defeat against Stoke City on Saturday.

DeAndre Yedlin dressed and played 28 minutes a substitute for Newcastle United in their 3-1 defeat against Manchester City on Saturday.


Eric Lichaj started and played 90 minutes for Nottingham Forest in their 2-0 victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes for Ipswich Town in their 1-1 draw against Bolton on Saturday.

Antonee Robinson started and played 90 minutes for Bolton in their 1-1 draw against Ipswich Town on Saturday.

Lynden Gooch dressed and played nine minute as a substitute for Sunderland in their 1-0 win against Hull City on Saturday.

Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes for Fulham in their 6-0 victory against Burton Albion on Saturday. Luca De La Torre dressed and played 13 minutes as a substitute for Fulham.



Christian Pulisic started and played 85 minutes for Borussia Dortmund in their 1-1 draw against Jonathan Klinsmann and Hertha Berlin on Friday. Klinsmann dressed but did not play for Berlin.

Bobby Wood dressed and played 34 minutes for Hamburg as a substitute in their 2-0 defeat against Koln on Saturday.

Fabian Johnson did not dress for Borussia Monchengladbach in their 2-0 win over FC Augsburg on Saturday.

John Brooks did not dress for VfL Wolfsburg in their 3-1 defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

Timmy Chandler started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 86 minutes for Eintracht Frankfurt in their 3-1 victory over Wolfsburg on Saturday.

Caleb Stanko dressed and played two minutes as a substitute for Freiburg in their 2-1 win over RB Leipzig on Saturday.

Weston McKennie dressed and played 20 minutes as a substitute for Schalke in their 1-1 draw against Hannover on Sunday. McKennie left with a knee injury.

Aron Johansson dressed but did not play for Werder Bremen in their 4-2 defeat against Bayern Munich on Sunday.



Omar Gonzalez did not dress for Pachuca in their 3-1 win over Lobos on Saturday.

William Yarborough dressed and played 90 minutes for Club Leon in their 0-0 draw against Cruz Azul on Saturday. Landon Donovan did not dress for Club Leon.

Jose Torres did not dress for Tigres in their 0-0 draw against Queretaro on Saturday. Jonathan Bornstein did not dress for Queretaro.

Ventura Alvarado started and played 90 minutes for Necaxa in their 3-1 defeat against Guadalajara on Saturday.

Alejandro Guido dressed and played 11 minutes as substitute for Club Tijuana in their 0-0 draw against Monterrey on Saturday. Michael Orozco started for Tijuana and played 53 minutes before leaving injured. Fernando Arce did not dress for Tijuana.

Joe Corona dressed and played three minutes as a substitute for Club America in their 0-0 draw against Pumas on Sunday.

Jorge Villafana started and played 90 minutes for Santos Laguna in their 1-0 victory against Morelia on Sunday.



Shaq Moore did not dress for Levante in their 2-1 defeat against Villarreal on Saturday.



Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu started and scored TWO GOALS for Reims in their 2-0 victory against FBBP on Friday.

Quentin Westberg dressed but did not play for Auxerre in their 3-2 victory against Orelans on Friday.



Matt Miazga started and played 90 minutes for Vitesse Arnhem in their 1-1 draw against Heerenveen on Saturday.

Shane O’Neill dressed but did not play for Excelsior in their 3-2 victory over Sparta Rotterdam on Sunday.


Andrija Novakovich started and scored TWO GOALS for Telstar in their 4-1 victory against FC Eindhoven on Friday.



Kenny Saief started and played 90 minutes for Anderlecht in their 1-0 victory against Genk on Sunday.

Ethan Horvath did not dress for Club Brugge in their 2-2 draw against Antwerp on Sunday.

Juan Torres dressed but did not play for Lokeren in their 2-0 defeat against Gent on Sunday.



Keaton Parks did not dress for Benfica in their 3-0 victory against GD Chaves on Saturday.


    • well, they haven’t earned call ups because many of these players have just started getting real minutes with their clubs! I’d have to believe that if they continue playing well and consistently, they’ll get their chance!

  1. If Pulisic wants to keep his starting spot and super star status he needs to start producing for his team. Four goals and three assists in 24 games is just not good enough for a 19 year old winger in the Bundesliga. Don’t be surprised if his coach decides to try somebody else on his spot pretty soon.

    • I doubt he loses his starting spot but lets be honest, he hasn’t really produced goals or assists the way most of us i’m sure had hoped this season

    • If you’re going just by the numbers, then pretty much every offensive player other than Auba is at risk of being benched.

      Pretty sure that Pulisic knew what he was getting into when he signed with Dortmund. He could have gone to a lesser league like Liga MX or MLS and had playing time handed to him. But he joined a team in a top 4 league, a team with Champions League aspirations, so the pressure to produce is a given.

      The numbers notwithstanding, Pulisic is generally very good for Dortmund. He’s dangerous with the ball and puts the defense under pressure. He’s excellent in 1v1 situations, puts in good crosses, and can hit the ball like a cannon. Sure, he can lose his spot, especially if/when Phillip and Reus return. But he’s survived a coaching change and has been favored over Schurrle, a sometimes national teamer. He’s seems to be ahead of Yarmelenko in the pecking order. In the near term, his starting spot looks pretty secure.

      • Agreed. FS1 and FS2 have shown a lot of BVD this season and, at least during the first half of the season under the manager that got fired, he was playing LW and Yarmelenko was playing on the right side. Now, he has earned back his spot on the right and Yarmelenko sat, which is kind of crazy cause he could have played target forward in Ayub’s absence. A valid criticism of CPs game is that sometimes out on the wing he is too isolated and not involved.

    • How many wingers in world football period have more goals and assist than Pulisic at this stage of the season?? I understand that everyone wants him to be a superstar right now, but he needs time to grow, he’s 19 and is still learning the game! Players like Dembele, Mbappe and other young stars are not killing it right now because every young player has a drop off in their performances due to fatigue and learning curve! It’s absurd to think that CP and the others mentioned will play light out every match and managers with any perspective and who have the right temperament will allow these players to continue to play even if they are not at their best week in and out!

  2. Since Gboly Ariyibi was mentioned in an article this week, he was shipped back out on loan, to Northampton Town in League One. He came off the bench for 17 minutes against his former club MK Dons in a 2-1 victory. The Cobblers moved out of the relegation zone with the victory and dropped The Dons into the first relegation spot.

  3. Missed Cameron Carter Vickers went 90 minutes for Ipswich in their 1-1 draw against Antonee Robinson (90 minutes) and Bolton

  4. Novakovih has 12 goalsand iss the star of the team (watch dave Sarachan),also timoty
    chandler playing more seriusly is permanent whit Eintracht,and made a goal,and is a defender,William Yarbrough is the best goalkeeper whit Leon,the american mexican could
    play whit the tri,if he keep playing like this,i hope not

  5. Novakovich has 11 goals in 20 games, I think he has 3 or 4 more in some Dutch Cup games as well. He needs to be called up for March friendlies. Been following him since Reading didn’t release him for the 2015 u20 WC, the kid scores goals and will probably be seeing significant mins at Reading next year if he isn’t sold. And anyone know how bad Mckennie knee injury is?

    • said he tried to continue, but gave that up quickly. Said he would be evaluated on Monday. Hopefully its nothing serious, with Goretzka leaving in June, Weston has a good chance to lock up a starting spot.

    • I was watching the Schalke game. McKennie came on about the 60th minute or so. He made a couple of very good passes that just missed creating good chances for his attackers. He looked sharp and impactful. On a 50/50 ball he collided and hit knee to knee with another player. He got up, limped a bit and looked like he might be able to run it off, but then a minute or two later went down and didn’t move until there was a stoppage in play and he was helped off. The match announcers said it looked like it wasn’t serious, but rather just a painful collision. I’m guessing a bone bruise.


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