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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Aron Johannsson, Keaton Parks and more


Aron Johannsson didn’t find the net this past weekend, but his recent run of good form still continued as he played a role in Werder Bremen’s winning goal against Hamburg.

Johannsson came off the bench late in a 0-0 match, and promptly put an 86th-minute shot through the Hamburg’s goalkeepers legs. A Hamburg defender wound up putting the ball in his own net as it rolled toward goal, but Johannsson basked in the post-goal celebration as the man who made the eventual winning goal happen.

In Portugal, it looks like Keaton Parks will remain with the second-team for the remainder of the campaign, but that doesn’t seem to have dampened the 20-year-old American’s spirits after scoring a goal in Benfica B’s 1-1 draw with CD Cova on Sunday. Parks now has four goals on the season with Benfica B, helping them move up to 12th place in the league table.

Parks was one of six American players who found the back of the net this weekend, with others chipping in with assists. Shaq Moore and Mukwelle Akale each netted for their respective Spanish clubs this weekend, while Andrija Novakovich continued his strong season with Telstar.

Elsewhere, Geoff Cameron played a full 90 minutes for Stoke City in their 1-1 league draw with Leicester, while DeAndre Yedlin started for Newcastle. Tim Ream helped Fulham quiet one of the Championship’s top offenses in Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Cameron Carter-Vickers and Antonee Robinson helped their sides to strong results also in the EFL Championship. Kenny Saief added an assist in Anderlecht’s home triumph in Belgium, while Matt Miazga started for Vitesse in their Eredivisie draw away from home.

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



Geoff Cameron started and played 90 minutes in Stoke City’s 1-1 draw with Leicester City on Saturday.

Danny Williams started and played 90 minutes in Huddersfield Town’s 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

DeAndre Yedlin started and played 90 minutes in Newcastle’s 2-2 draw with Bournmouth on Saturday.

Emerson Hyndman did not dress for Bournemouth.

Kyle Scott did not dress in Chelsea’s 2-1 loss to Manchester United on Sunday.


Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes for Ipswich Town in a 1-0 win over Preston North End on Saturday.

Antonee Robinson started and played 90 minutes in Bolton’s 0-0 draw with Norwich City on Saturday.

Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

Luca De La Torre did not dress for Fulham.

Lynden Gooch did not dress in Sunderland’s 3-3 draw with Middlesbrough on Saturday.



John Brooks did not dress for VfL Wolfsburg in a 1-1 draw with FSV Mainz on Friday.

Aron Johannsson came off the bench, played eight minutes and had a hand in the winning goal in Werder Bremen’s 1-0 win against Hamburg on Saturday.

Bobby Wood came off the bench and played 13 minutes for Hamburg.

Timmy Chandler started and played 90 minutes in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 1-0 loss to VfB Stuttgart on Saturday.

Fabian Johnson did not dress in Borussia Monchengladbach’s 1-0 win over Hannover on Saturday.

Caleb Stanko did not dress in Freiburg’s 1-1 draw with Hoffenheim on Saturday.

Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund face Augsburg on Monday.

Jonathan Klinsmann did not dress in Hertha Berlin’s 0-0 draw with Bayern Munich on Saturday.


Jerome Kiesewetter did not dress in Fortuna Dusseldorf’s 4-3 loss to Regensburg on Friday.

Haji Wright came off the bench and played 29 minutes for Sandhausen in a 2-1 defeat to Union Berlin on Saturday. Andrew Wooten did not dress for Sandhausen.

Julian Green started, registered an ASSIST, and played 90 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 2-1 win over Braunschweig on Saturday.

Alfredo Morales started and played 90 minutes in Ingolstadt’s 2-1 loss to Duisberg on Saturday.

Terrence Boyd came off the bench and played 13 minutes in Darmstadt’s 1-1 draw with Heidenheim on Sunday.

McKinze Gaines did not dress for Darmstadt.



Maki Tall did not dress for Tours in a 1-1 draw with Orleans on Friday.

Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu started and played 50 minutes for Reims in a 2-1 win over Quevilly-Rouen on Friday.

Quentin Westberg dressed but did not play for Auxerre in a 2-0 win over Valenciennes on Friday.



Ventura Alvarado did not dress in Necaxa’s 1-1 draw with Puebla on Friday.

Rubio Rubin started and played 90 minutes in Club Tijuana’s 0-0 draw with Club America on Saturday.

Michael Orozco started and played 90 minutes.

Joe Corona came off the bench and played 12 minutes for Club America.

Alejandro Guido dressed but did not play for Club Tijuana.

Fernando Arce did not dress for Club Tijuana.

William Yarborough started and played 90 minutes in Club Leon’s 2-1 loss to Pachuca on Saturday.

Landon Donovan came off the bench and played nine minutes for Club Leon.

Omar Gonzalez did not dress for Pachuca.

Jose Torres dressed but did not play for Tigres in a 2-1 win over Morelia on Saturday.

Jorge Villafana started and played 90 minutes in Santos Latina’s 2-0 win over Cruz Azul on Sunday.



Shaq Moore started, SCORED A GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Levante B’s 2-1 win over La Roda on Saturday.

Mukwelle Akale started, SCORED TWO GOALS, and played 90 minutes in Villarreal C’s in a 3-2 win over Torre Levante on Saturday.



Mix Diskerud started, SCORED ONE GOAL, and played 71 minutes for IFK Goteborg in a 1-1 draw with Osters IF on Saturday.

Romain Gall started, SCORED ONE GOAL, and played 90 minutes for GIF Sundsvall in a 2-1 win over Varnamo on Saturday.

Brendan Hines-Ike started and played 90 minutes for Orebro in a 1-1 draw with Helsingborg on Saturday.



Matt Miazga started and played 90 minutes for Vitesse Arnhem in a 2-2 draw against VVV Venlo on Saturday.

Shane O’Neill dressed and played one minute for Excelsior in a 1-0 win over Heerenveen on Saturday. Desevio Payne did not dress for Excelsior.


Andrija Novakovich started, scored a GOAL, registered an ASSIST, and played 90 minutes for Telstar in a 5-2 win over FC Volendam on Friday.



Juan Torres did not dress for Lokeren in a 3-2 win over Eupen on Saturday.

Kenny Saief started, recorded an ASSIST, and played 90 minutes for Anderlecht in a 5-3 win over Mouscron on Sunday.

Ethan Horvath did not dress for Club Brugge in a 1-1 draw with Standard Liege on Saturday.

Erik Palmer-Brown dressed but did not play for KV Kortrijk in a 1-0 loss to Waregem on Sunday.



Jonathan Amon did not dress for Nordsjaelland in a 1-1 draw with Aalborg on Sunday.

Michael Lansing dressed but did not play for Aalborg.

Bill Hamid dressed but did not play in Midtjylland’s 2-1 win over Hobro on Sunday.

Emmanuel Sabbi did not dress for Hobro.


PORTUGUESE LIGAKeaton Parks started, scored a GOAL, and played 90 minutes for Benfica B in a 1-1 draw with CD Cova on Sunday.


  1. CP played last 15 or so mins had one good cross that was on a platter but 2 players got in each others way and ruined it. Seems overall finishing has not just hurt CP but rather the entire team

  2. Landon looked fairly poor in his short sub appearance for Club Leon. Another one or two of those and I think this experiment is over. I don’t entirely blame him because it seems like his position gets pretty out of sync with the team when he plays in the frantic last 10 minutes of game. Looked like he was supposed to be attacking centermid, but his teammates would start bombing up the field and he would end up covering for them defensively, so he looked more like a DCM much of the team, as other players tried to break the tie offensively while half the team still tried to keep the tie by hanging back and defending (game was tied). Regardless he didn’t look to demand the ball and get involved, which he needs to especially if he is meant to fulfill an attacking role.

    • Thanks for the intel, DK. Can’t say that I’m surprised it’s taking time for him to find his rhythm, but it’s especially tough when your team is chasing a goal.

  3. Kenny Saief took a nasty kick to the head. He almost looked like he was out. It was one of the worst clean up jobs I’ve ever seen. The righ half of his forehead was cover in blood.

    It was shocking that he was allowed to return to the field. Let alone with all the dried blood on him.

    Even after the injury, that guy played his behind off in that game. He was an impact player. When he gets a feel for CONCACAF, I think that he is really going to be able to contribute to the US squad.

  4. imo in some ways it looks like one of the worst weekends, as we had only 4 starters in the top 5 leagues.The only success that we had was in the premiere league, where three americans started for their teams. We had only one player start in a bundesliga game (ok Dortmund wasn’t counted since their game isn’t until monday, but even Pulisic started on the bench recently) and we have no players even making the bench in La Liga, Serie A, or Ligue One. and no players in the Portugese First Division. And only 3 starters in mexico? No doubt our representation will improve as some of the young players improve and Brooks, McKennie and others return from injury, but right now we seem to be at a temporary low.

    • I forgot to mention Miazga starting in Netherlands and Saief starting in Belgium. That brings the total number of American starting in the top 10 leagues in the world to just 9 (ok – i realize that Mexico and Belgium don’t always crack everyone’s top 10 list)

  5. -It was midweek but Kakuta Manneh got 90 minutes for Pachuca in Copa Mx play.
    -EPB stayed on the bench today but the starting CB committed a penalty in the 84th minute that led to the game losing goal so maybe there’s a spot to be had.


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