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Americans Abroad Tuesday Rewind: Rubio Rubin, Landon Donovan and more

It wasn’t a good day for Americans Abroad in the CONCACAF Champions League, even if one did impress with an assist.

Rubio Rubin provided an assist on Club Tijuana’s lone goal in a 3-1 loss to the New York Red Bulls. Rubin was making just his sixth appearance for the club after signing in Mexico over the winter.

In the other CCL match, Jose Torres did not dress for Tigres as the Mexican champions crashed out on away goals against Toronto FC.

Copa MX action continued on in Mexico with Landon Donovan providing the big highlight. The former USMNT star came on as a late substitute and scored his penalty kick in the shootout in Club Leon’s loss.

Elsewhere, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Ipswich Town struggled to a loss in Championship play.

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



Rubio Rubin started, played 64 minutes and provided AN ASSIST in Club Tijuana’s 3-1 loss to the New York Red Bulls on Tuesday.

Alehandro Guido did not dress for Club Tijuana.

Michael Orozco and Fernando Arce Jr. did not dress for Club Tijuana.

Jose Torres did not dress in Tigres UANL’s 3-2 win over Toronto FC on Tuesday.



Landon Donovan came on as a 79th minute substitute in Club Leon’s 1-1 (7-6) loss to Atletico Zacatepec on Tuesday.

William Yarbrough dressed but did not play for Club Leon on Tuesday.

Jonathan Bornstein started and played 90 minutes in Queretaro’s 1-0 loss to Santos Laguna on Tuesday.

Jorge Villafana did not dress for Santos Laguna on Tuesday.



Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes in Ipswich Town’s 3-0 loss to Hull City on Tuesday.


  1. Yea- that was an important detail that was missed. Club Leon lost and are knocked out of the Cup- which was thought to be a competition where Landon could get more opportunities to play. Now their focus is Liga MX where he has only been getting a few minutes at the end of some games, and he has not stood out in those opportunities… so overall this is a bad situation for Landon.

    • There are only two rounds left in Copa Mx both are one match each so yes LD is maybe missing out on 30 minutes of game time. He’s not going to start and go 60-70 minutes at this point of the season whether its a cup match or Liga that would be a pipe dream.

  2. Good to see NY advance. Now it’s Sounders turn for the third MLS rep!

    Also, Zacatepec advanced to the semi-finals, not Leon.


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