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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Julian Green, Landon Donovan, and more

Julian Green had found it tough to find the back of the net this season, scoring only once for Greuther Furth in the 2. Bundesliga ahead of Saturday’s league fixture. The 22-year-old broke his goalless drought on Saturday, scoring the first of his side’s two goals in a 2-1 home win against Kaiserslautern.

Green tapped home after 17 minutes to open the scoring, taking his total to two goals on the season. His side would hang on for the victory, giving them three in a row as Greuther Furth is now 14th in the league standings and sitting on a five-match unbeaten run.

In Mexico, Landon Donovan earned a late substitute appearance as Club Leon fell to Club America in Liga MX play.

Weston McKennie returned to the Schalke starting XI on Friday, helping his side to a 1-0 road win at Mainz. Christian Pulisic played a big part as he and Timmy Chandler both were in their sides respective starting line-ups as Borussia Dortmund hosted Eintracht Frankfurt. Terrence Boyd started for Darmstadt as his team welcomed Ingolstadt to town in league action.

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



Danny Williams came off the bench and played 21 minutes in Huddersfield Town’s 0-0 draw with Swansea City on Saturday.

DeAndre Yedlin started and played 90 minutes in Newcastle United’s 3-0 win over Southampton on Saturday.

Emerson Hyndman did not dress in AFC Bournemouth’s 4-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Geoff Cameron started and played 88 minutes in Stoke City’s 2-0 loss to Manchester City on Monday.


Antonee Robinson dressed but did not play in Bolton’s 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

Lynden Gooch dressed but did not play in Sunderland’s 1-0 loss to QPR on Saturday.

Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 2-1 win over Preston North End on Saturday.

Luca De La Torre did not dress for Fulham.

Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes in Ipswich Town’s 0-0 draw with Sheffield United on Saturday.

Eric Lichaj did not dress in Nottingham Forest’s 0-0 draw with  Derby County on Sunday.



Weston McKennie started and played 90 minutes in Schalke’s 1-0 win over FSV Mainz on Friday.

Bobby Wood did not dress in Hamburg’s 6-0 loss to Bayern Munich on Saturday.

John Brooks did not dress in VfL Wolfsburg’s 3-0 loss to Hoffenheim on Saturday.

Fabian Johnson did not dress in Borussia Monchengladbach’s 2-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

Caleb Stanko did not dress in Freiburg’s 0-0 draw with Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

Jonathan Klinsmann did not dress for Hertha Berlin.

Christian Pulisic started, registered an ASSIST, and played 90 minutes in Borussia Dortmund’s 3-2 win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday.

Timmy Chandler started and played 90 minutes for Frankfurt.

Aron Johannsson dressed but did not play in Werder Bremen’s 3-1 win over Koln on Monday.


Terrence Boyd started and played 82 minutes in Darmstadt’s 1-1 draw with Ingolstadt on Saturday.

McKenze Gaines did not dress for Darmstadt.

Alfredo Morales did not dress for Ingolstadt.

Julian Green started, scored a GOAL, and played 82 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 2-1 win over Kaiserslautern on Saturday.

Jerome Kiesewetter did not dress in Fortuna Dusseldorf’s 2-1 win over Duisberg on Sunday.

Haji Wright, Andrew Wooten did not dress in Sandhausen’s 2-1 loss to Regensburg on Sunday.

3. Liga

Joe Gyau started and played 90 minutes in SG Sonnenhof’s 3-1 loss to Wehen Wiesbaden on Saturday.



Timothy Weah came off the bench and played 19 minutes in PSG’s 5-0 win over Metz on Saturday.


Maki Tall and Tours fixture with Valenciennes was postponed on Friday.

Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu did not dress in Stade Reims’ 4-0 win over Chateauroux on Friday.

Quentin Westberg dressed but did not play in Auxerre’s 2-1 loss to Brest on Friday.



Omar Gonalez did not dress in Pachuca’s 5-0 loss to Cruz Azul on Saturday.

Alejandro Guido and Michael Orozco started and played 90 minutes each in Club Tijuana’s 1-0 loss to Tigres on Saturday.

Rubio Rubin started and played 71 minutes for Club Tijuana.

Fernando Arce dressed but did not play for Club Tijuana.

Jose Torres dressed but did not play for Tigres.

Ventura Alvarado started and played 90 minutes in Necaxa’s 1-1 draw with Queretaro on Saturday.

William Yarborough started and played 90 minutes in Club Leon’s 2-0 loss to Club America on Saturday.

Landon Donovan came off the bench and played 14 minutes for Club Leon.

Joe Corona came off the bench and played 10 minutes for Club America.

Jorge Villafana started and played 90 minutes in Santos Laguna’s 3-2 win over Monterrey on Sunday.



Shaq Moore started and played 90 minutes in Levante B’s 1-1 draw with Castellon on Sunday.



Shane O’Neill dressed but did not play in Excelsior’s 3-2 win over VVV Venlo on Saturday.

Desevio Payne did not dress for Excelsior.

Matt Miazga started and played 90 minutes in Vitesse Arnhem’s 5-1 loss to FC Utrecht on Sunday.


Andrija Novakovich started and played 90 minutes in Telstar’s 3-2 loss to Helmond Sport on Friday.



Joshua Perez dressed but did not play in Livorno’s 2-0 win over Giana Erminio on Saturday.



Juan Torres did not dress in Lokeren’s 2-0 loss to Waregem on Sunday.

Kenny Saief started and played 90 minutes in Anderlecht’s 2-1 win over Antwerp on Sunday.

Erik Palmer-Brown dressed but did not play in KV Kortrijk’s 2-0 win over Charleroi on Sunday.

Ethan Horvath did not dress in Club Brugge’s 1-0 win over Sint-Truiden on Sunday.



Mix Diskerud started and played 90 minutes in Goteborg’s 1-0 loss to Malmo on Saturday.

Brendan Hines-Ike started and played 90 minutes in Orebro’s 2-0 loss to AIK on Tuesday.



Emmanuel Sabbi started and played 81 minutes in Hobro’s 1-1 draw with Silkeborg on Saturday.

Jonathan Amon did not dress in Nordsjaelland’s 1-1 draw with Midtjylland on Sunday.

Bill Hamid dressed but did not play for Midtjylland.

Michael Lansing dressed but did not play in Aalborg’s 4-0 win over AC Horsens on Sunday.



Keaton Parks came off the bench and played seven minutes in Benfica’s 2-0 win over Desportivo Aves on Saturday.


    • Yes. Pretty much like the other cameos. He had one decent ball fall to him in the box… was unable to control but managed to turn it into a decent layoff for a teammate. All in all he doesn’t look off-the-pace, but he isn’t turning heads either.

  1. A couple of interesting tidbits in the summary. Tim Weah got first team minutes again? That’s pretty cool. Did this Parks kid get 1st team minutes? The last thing I read about him (several weeks ago was that he would be in the Reserve squad). W. McKinnie also went 90. That’s three young potentially earning some first team minutes. That’s good.

    • This weekend was Weah’s league debut. His previous minutes were in a cup game, I think. Parks has been going back and forth between reserve team and first team, but hasn’t gotten a lot of minutes with the first team. Awesome to see McKinnie jump straight back into the starting 11 and go 90, for sure.

      • Goretzka was injured and came on as a sub for Schalke. McKinnie moved to a RB type role when he came on. It was weird. Hoping him starting wasn’t just due to the injury and we see him again next week.

  2. I have watch Julian Green played a number of times over the last month. He has looked very comfortable and tidy on the ball. This week I thought he was far and away the best player on the pitch. He could have easily had 2-3 assists if anyone could finish. He also hit a blistering shot with his right foot cutting in from the wing, where he had split two defenders to let it fly from the corner of the box. Was headed to top corner whenthe keeper made a very nice save. He appeared to be playing ore of a with drawn striker or CAM. He looks good there. Always makes the right pass. There is hope for future growth.

    • He didn’t play yesterday, I saw something that he may be injured. Monterrey is generally underperforming, though. They are in 8th place which I think is the last playoff spot.

    • He was never listed in the squad injury updates on the Hamburg Twitter feed, he was visible in several training ground photos from Mar. 6, still seems a mystery.

  3. Pulisic really had two assists. His cross created the own goal and had Russ not put it in the net Reus would have. He really should’ve had three. Schurrle didn’t finish another very good cross.


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