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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu, Rubio Rubin, and more


Stade Reims have been pushing hard for promotion back into the French top flight, sitting atop the Ligue 2 table for some time now. Reims rolled their way to another three points this weekend, defeating Paris FC 3-0 away from home thanks to two goals from French-American forward Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu. Siebatcheu’s first goal on Saturday came in the 12th minute, as he danced past his defender and slotted into the bottom-right corner. In the 48th minute, Siebatcheu got some help for his second goal of the match, as a lucky deflection went off the forward and in following his previous header. The visitors would later add a third goal for insurance, stamping the three points in their race for promotion. Siebatcheu now has 12 goals on the season in 28 appearances, which has Reims 11 points clear at the top of the table.

Mix Diskerud continued his strong start with Goteborg, scoring his second goal of the season. Despite the former MLS midfielder’s tally, his side fell 2-1 at Ostersunds on Sunday in Allsvenskan action. Romain goal registered an assist helping Sundsvall to a point against Malmo in Sweden, while Rubio Rubin notched a goal for Club Tijuana in Liga MX.

Elsewhere, Christian Pulisic played the full 90 minutes for Borussia Dortmund but it wasn’t enough as Schalke edged the visitors 2-0. Timmy Chandler came off the bench for Eintracht Frankfurt in their lopsided loss at Bayer Leverkusen. DeAndre Yedlin started once again for Newcastle and added an assist as they upset Arsenal at home, while Geoff Cameron and Stoke face West Ham on Monday.

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



Emerson Hyndman did not dress in AFC Bournemouth’s 3-0 loss to Liverpool on Saturday.

DeAndre Yedlin started, registered an ASSIST, and played 90 minutes in Newcastle United’s 2-1 win over Arsenal on Sunday.

Geoff Cameron came off the bench and played 28 minutes in Stoke City’s 1-1 draw with West Ham United on Monday.


Antonee Robinson started and played 90 minutes in Bolton’s 2-2 draw with Barnsley on Saturday.

Lynden Gooch did not dress in Sunderland’s 2-2 draw with Reading on Saturday.

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

Luca De La Torre did not dress for Fulham.

Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes in Ipswich Town’s 2-1 loss to Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

Eric Lichaj dressed but did not play for Nottingham Forest.



John Brooks did not dress in VfL Wolfsburg’s 0-0 draw with Augsburg on Friday.

Timmy Chandler came off the bench and played 20 minutes in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 4-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

Bobby Wood did not dress in Hamburg’s 2-0 loss to Hoffenheim on Saturday.

Jonathan Klinsmann did not dress in Hertha Berlin’s 2-1 win over FC Koln on Saturday.

Fabian Johnson did not dress in Borussia Monchengladbach’s 5-1 loss to Bayern Munich on Saturday.

Aron Johannsson did not dress in Werder Bremen’s 1-1 draw with RB Leipzig on Sunday.

Weston McKennie came off the bench and played 19 minutes in Schalke’s 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund on Sunday.

Christian Pulisic started and played 90 minutes for Borussia Dortmund.


Julian Green started and played 63 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 2-1 loss to Regensburg on Friday.

Andrew Wooten dressed but did not play in Sandhausen’s 2-0 win over Duisberg on Saturday.

Haji Wright did not dress for Sandhausen.

Jerome Kiesewetter dressed but did not play in Fortuna Dusseldorf’s 3-1 loss to Heidenheim on Sunday.

Terrence Boyd started and played 83 minutes in Darmstadt’s 1-1 draw with Braunschweig on Sunday.

McKinze Gaines did not dress for Darmstadt.

Alfredo Morales dressed but did not play in Ingolstadt’s 1-1 draw with Nurnberg on Sunday.


Joe Gyau did not dress in SG Sonnenhof’s 2-2 draw with Bremen II on Saturday.



Timothy Weah did not dress in Paris Saint-Germain’s Monaco on Sunday.


Maki Tall dressed but did not play in Tours’ 1-0 loss to Chateauroux on Friday.

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

Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu started, scored TWO GOALS, and played 90 minutes in Reims’ 3-0 win over Paris FC on Saturday.



Rubio Rubin came off the bench, scored ONE GOAL, and played 17 minutes in Club Tijuana’s 3-0 win over Guadalajara on Friday.

Michael Orozco dressed but did not play for Club Tijuana.

Fernando Arce and Alejandro Guido did not dress for Club Tijuana.

Omar Gonzalez started, registered an ASSIST, and played 90 minutes in Pachuca’s 3-1 win over Santos Laguna on Saturday.

Jorge Villafana started and played 90 minutes for Santos Laguna.

Joe Corona dressed but did not play in Club America’s 0-0 draw with Monterrey on Saturday.

Ventura Alvarado did not dress in Necaxa’s 1-0 win over Lobos on Saturday.

Jose Torres did not dress in Tigres’ 2-2 draw with Cruz Azul on Saturday.

William Yarborough started and played 90 minutes in Club Leon’s 2-1 win over Veracruz on Sunday.

Landon Donovan did not dress for Club Leon.



Shaq Moore started and played 90 minutes in Levante B’s 1-0 win over CD Olimpic on Saturday.

Mukwelle Akale started and played 90 minutes in Villarreal C’s 3-1 loss to Orihuela on Saturday.



Kenny Saief started and played 90 minutes in Anderlecht’s 1-0 win over Club Brugge on Sunday.

Ethan Horvath dressed but did not play for Club Brugge.



Matt Miazga started and played 71 minutes in Vitesse Arnhem’s 7-0 win over Sparta Rotterdam on Saturday.

Shane O’Neill dressed but did not play in Excelsior’s 1-1 draw with FC Zwolle on Saturday.

Desevio Payne did not dress for Excelsior.


Andrija Novakovich started and played 90 minutes in Telstar’s 1-0 win over Jong FC Utrecht on Friday.



Josh Perez dressed but did not play in Livorno’s 2-0 win over Pisa on Saturday.



Brendan Hines-Ike started and played 90 minutes in Orebro’s 2-1 win over Trelleborg on Friday.

Romain Gall started, registered an ASSIST, and played 90 minutes in Sundsvall’s 2-2 draw with Malmo on Friday.

Mix Diskerud started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Goteborg’s 2-1 loss to Ostersunds on Sunday.



Jonathan Amon did not dress in Nordsjaelland’s 2-1 loss to Midtjylland on Sunday.

Bill Hamid dressed but did not play for Midtjylland.

Michael Lansing dressed but did not play in Aalborg’s 2-0 win over AC Horsens on Sunday.

Emmanuel Sabbi came off the bench and played 35 minutes in Hobro’s 1-0 win over Silkeborg on Monday.



Keaton Parks started and played 84 minutes in Benfica B’s 1-0 loss to Arouca FC on Sunday.


  1. I know people will say ‘Been there, done that,’ but I think Diskerud deserves another NT look in the coming year. I guess it all depends on who the new coach is, the philosophy of play going forward, etc., but I think there is something left there.

    • I don’t disagree. Guy just needed some PT. The situation in NYC got weird when they brought in Lampard and Pirlo to collect pay checks and usurp MF playing time.

    • I disagree pretty strongly. I never rated him highly at all. I think he’s a clever player in the final third but has more holes than his good qualities can cover.
      For me he was similar to Brek Shea in that he would occasionally turn up on the stat sheet, but the talent was never there to expect that to continue indefinitely.

      • I think he is a lot smarter than Brek Shea. I think his issue is that he can’t keep up on a fast tempo game.

    • The issue with Diskerud was/is where do you play him, and who do you bench in place of him? Diskerud is not a CDM, He’s not athletic enough for a Box-to-Box CM. That only leaves an ACM (#10) role as a possible fit.
      Now if you see Mix as a possible ACM, than how do you rank him against others emerging at that position….Pulisic, Parks, Hyndman, Scott, Saief, etc….

      I won’t say he doesn’t have a chance to represent the USMNT this cycle, but as a player who’s currently 27 and will be 31/32 come the next WC I see it as a long shot that he’ll be a contributor.

      • LIS. thats a more intelligent way of saying what i was trying to say. thanks. He lacks any versatility to play more than one position. He is not good enough to warrant handing the keys to the attack to him either.
        I also don’t think he fits stylistically with the US team. Against proper competition we are almost always going to cede possession and play on the counter. That is not his game at all. On the road in concacaf we are forced to play in scrappy, physical affairs often in sub par conditions. Again, not Mixxs game. I really only see him fitting in home games vs lesser competition. That doesn’t really add any value to the squad at all.

  2. I’m all for TSJ playing for the usmnt but I want to know about his commitment, if he has had contact with with or heard from the US. All for expanding the player pool. Last I read he was willing to think about it or keeping his options open but that was 2 years ago

    • And a couple of weeks ago a commenter here was bashing Yedlin. He has started 90% of the time he’s been healthy and now an assist. What’s not to like? It’s not like we have dozens of defenders starting in top European leagues.


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