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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Sargent, Wood, and more


Josh Sargent is making every minute count for Werder Bremen’s U-23 side this season. Saturday saw the U.S. Men’s National Team striker bag his sixth goal of the season despite his team’s 3-1 loss to Hannover.

The 20-year-old played the full 90 minutes for Bremen’s U-23 side, pulling a goal back in the second-half. He was in the right spot at the right time, pouncing on a loose ball and finishing comfortably. His goal keeps him in the league leaders list for goals scored in the German Regionaliga despite Bremen seeing their two-match winning run snapped.

Elsewhere, Bobby Wood registered an assist off the bench for Hannover in their road loss at Eintracht Frankfurt. Joe Gyau scored his first goal of the 2. Bundesliga season for Duisburg despite their home loss on Saturday.

Sebastian Soto continued his strong season with Hannover’s U-19 side, scoring in their home win. Andrija Novakovich played the full 90 minutes for Fortuna Sittard in their tough loss to Ajax. Weston McKennie saw time off the bench for Schalke after an injury scare a week ago.

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



Timothy Weah did not dress in PSG’s 3-0 win over Nice on Saturday.

Matt Miazga started and played 90 minutes in Nantes 1-1 draw with Lyon on Saturday.

Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu came off the bench and played 10 minutes in Rennes 1-1 draw with Toulouse on Sunday.

Ligue 2

Quentin Westberg dressed but did not play in Auxerre’s 1-0 loss to Troyes on Monday.



DeAndre Yedlin started and played 80 minutes in Newcastle United’s 2-0 loss to Leicester City on Saturday.

Danny Williams did not dress in Huddersfield Town’s 2-0 loss toTottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 3-0 loss to Everton on Saturday.

Luca De La Torre did not dress for Fulham.


Antonee Robinson started and played 90 minutes in Wigan Athletic’s 1-0 loss to Norwich City on Saturday.

Eric Lichaj started and played 90 minutes in Hull City’s 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough on Saturday.

Geoff Cameron started and played 90 minutes in QPR’s 3-0 loss to Swansea City on Saturday.

Cameron Carter-Vickers dressed but did not play for Swansea City.

Gboly Ariyibi did not dress in Nottingham Forest’s 2-2 draw with Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

Duane Holmes did not dress in Derby County’s 1-0 loss to Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.


Lynden Gooch started and played 90 minutes in Sunderland’s 1-1 draw with Coventry City on Saturday.



Christian Pulisic started and played 68 minutes in Borussia Dortmund’s 4-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

Weston McKennie came off the bench and played 28 minutes in Schalke’s 1-0 win over Mainz on Saturday.

John Brooks started and played 90 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 2-2 draw with Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.

Fabian Johnson dressed but did not play for Borussia Monchengladbach.

Jonathan Klinsmann dressed but did not play in Hertha Berlin’s 2-0 win over Bayern Munich on Friday.

Caleb Stanko did not dress in Freiburg’s 4-1 loss to Augsburg on Sunday.

Alfredo Morales started and played 90 minutes in Fortuna Dusseldorf’s 3-0 loss to Nuremburg on Saturday.

Timothy Tillman did not dress for Nuremburg.

Bobby Wood came off the bench, registered ONE assist, and played 45 minutes in Hannover’s 4-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday.

Timmy Chandler did not dress for Eintracht Frankfurt.

Aron Johannsson did not dress in Werder Bremen’s 2-1 loss to Stuttgart on Saturday.


Joe Gyau started, scored ONE goal, and played 69 minutes in Duisberg’s 3-1 loss to Regensburg on Saturday.

Julian Green dressed but did not play in Greuther Furth’s 1-0 win over Dynamo Dresden on Sunday.

Terrence Boyd came off the bench and played eight minutes in Darmstadt’s 4-2 loss to Holstein Kiel on Friday.

McKinze Gaines did not dress for Darmstadt.

Andrew Wooten started and played 78 minutes in Sandhausen’s 1-0 loss to Magdeburg on Sunday.

Brady Scott did not dress in FC Koln’s 3-1 win over Arminia Bielefeld on Friday.


Josh Sargent started, scored ONE goal, and played 90 minutes in Werder Bremen II’s 3-1 loss to Hannover 96 II on Sunday.


Sebastian Soto started, scored ONE goal, and played 90 minutes in Hannover’s 2-0 win over St. Pauli on Friday.

Chris Richards started and played 90 minutes in Bayern Munich’s 2-0 win over Stuttgart on Saturday.



Jose Torres came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Puebla’s 2-2 draw with Pumas on Sunday.

Joe Corona dressed but did not play in Club America’s 1-1 draw with Guadalajara on Sunday.

Alejandro Guido came off the bench and played 16 minutes in Club Tijuana’s 3-0 loss to Monterrey on Saturday.

Rubio Rubin dressed but did not play for Club Tijuana.

Omar Gonzalez started and played 90 minutes in Atlas 2-0 win over Toluca on Friday.

Ventura Alvarado started and played 90 minutes in Necaxa’s 1-0 loss to Santos Laguna on Saturday.

Michael Orozco started and played 90 minutes in Lobos 3-1 win over Morelia on Sunday.

William Yarborough dressed but did not play in Club Leon’s 4-0 win over Veracruz on Friday.

Eduardo Fernandez did not dress in Tigres 2-0 win over Queretaro on Saturday.



Keaton Parks did not dress in Benfica’s 2-2 draw with GD Chaves on Thursday.



Shaq Moore started and played 90 minutes in Reus Deportiu’s 2-0 loss to Almeria on Sunday.



Romain Gall started and played 62 minutes in Malmo’s 0-0 draw with Sundsvall on Sunday.

Alex DeJohn, Andrew Stadler started and played 90 minutes each in Dalkurd’s 4-0 loss to AIK on Sunday.

Kofi Sarkodie dressed but did not play in Trelleborg’s 4-0 loss to Orebro on Monday.



Jonathan Amon and Nordsjaelland face Sonderjyske on Monday.

Emmanuel Sabbi did not dress in Hobro’s 5-2 loss to Midtjylland on Saturday.

Michael Lansing dressed but did not play in Aalborg’s 1-0 loss to Odense on Sunday.



Andrija Novakovich started and played 90 minutes in Fortuna Sittard’s 2-0 loss to Ajax on Saturday.

Erik Palmer-Brown dressed but did not play in NAC Breda’s 2-0 loss to PSV on Saturday.

Desevio Payne did not dress in Excelsior’s 1-0 win over VVV Venlo on Saturday.

Eerste Divisie

Kyle Scott started and played 61 minutes in Telstar’s 1-0 win over FC Oss on Friday.



Kenny Saief came off the bench and played eight minutes in Anderlecht’s 0-0 draw with Sint-Truiden on Sunday.

Ethan Horvath dressed but did not play in Club Brugge’s 4-0 win over Cercle Brugge on Saturday.

Brendan Hines-Ike started and played 90 minutes in Kortrijk’s 3-1 loss to Eupen on Friday.

Juan Torres did not dress in Lokeren’s 2-1 loss to Charleroi on Saturday.



Emerson Hyndman started and played 64 minutes in Hibernian’s 1-0 win over St Mirren on Saturday.

Kevin Silva did not dress in Hearts 2-1 win over St. Johnstone on Saturday.



Josh Gatt did not dress in Rheindorf Altach’s 4-2 win over Flyeralarm Admira on Saturday.

South Korea


Mix Diskerud started and played 90 minutes in Ulsan Hyundai’s 2-2 draw with Suwon Bluewings on Saturday.



Kekuta Manneh dressed but did not play in FC St Gallen’s 2-1 win over Grasshopper Club on Saturday.


  1. While Pulisic isn’t playing badly, he really needs to step up his game even more to avoid losing playing time to Jadon Sancho. Sancho is a year younger and probably England’s top talent in that age range. He’s registered 5 assists already, which puts him at #1 in the league and the fact that he’s doing so with limited minutes says something. I don’t see Reus dropping to the bench either, and while Pulisic always has a few highlight runs in him, they don’t always seem to translate to goals/assists.

    • The one thing he has going is that Sancho has looked pretty pedestrian in his limited starts and is a huge weapon off the bench but i agree Sancho is hot on his heels for PT. I know Reus has a few goals lately but he seems to do very little else throughout the course of the game. Id like to see pulisic with Alcacer, someone who seems to be able to put the ball in the net. Pulisics final ball is his next stage of development. That final pass. He seems to be able glide by people in the open but has trouble creating juat enough space to get his own shot in traffic

  2. A little humblr pie for Weah lately? I read he made the squad list but then not in the 18, is that 4 games in a row? So im assuming hes not injured. Did those, “i chose not to go out on loan, despite the team wanting it” comments hurt him? I know that team is stacked with offennsive talent but he made the bench week in week out last season.

    • He’s been playing with PSG II and scored a couple goals. He only made 7 benches last season, mostly when three or four of Neymar, Mbappe, DiMaria, and Cavani were injured. PSG has gone more with Diaby 19-year-old Frenchman because he is more of a two-way player and they see Weah as a Forward. Diaby can play both Wing and Midfield.

  3. Have to say I am pleasantly surprised to have not heard a single idiot suggest Frank Rijkaard for the USMNT job. He ticks all of the boxes (speaks English, has elite European coaching pedigree, has national team coaching experience, still comparatively young, and is available in the market). Not to mention his most recent “coaching” gig was as a consultant a high school in Florida. Nevermind that he is a mediocre coach (my dog could’ve won the Champions League with that Barcelona side) and a subpar human being. Still, would’ve thought the Barcelona pedigree alone would’ve aroused the interest of some of the Eurosnobs on here

  4. Ventura Alvarado plays 90 minutes every week for Atlas. I guess we don’t need any more CBs. I assume he’s doing well in a pretty good league. Anyone follow MX enough to comment?

  5. Hannover playing away from home is as bad as watching Hamburg play away the last few years. Looks like Bobby Wood will be starved of service again, and will have to make the most of the few chances that come his way.

    • Hey perhaps Manchester City will buy him for $90 million and play him 90 mins every week!
      I’m sick of making excuses for Bobby. Dude is not a cripple or something. He is not being transferred between internment camps. He can make his own career choices and he can also make himself valuable by scoring. Ain’t nothin’ free in this world.

      • Wow. You managed to belittle the physically disabled with your slur and also trivialize internment camps in a single post. Bless your narrow minded heart.

      • Bobby is the best US forward in the pool until Sargent get’s up to speed. Not much upside to his game now, so you know what you’ll get: he hustles and chases down defenders, wins balls in the air, works a great 1-2 (see his assist yesterday) and runs onto through balls. He’s easily the most up and down forward we’ve had in terms of attitude: when he’s frustrated or down, his body language completely changes.
        Hannover’s defense looked very bad against Frankfurt and their midfielders were not holding the ball, and if they keep on trying to play the ball out of the back it’s going to be a long season. He created a chance for a teammate right off of the 2nd half kick-off, yet somehow Hannover ended up playing more passes back to their ‘keeper.
        He earned a start for this week. His last start he played for 30 minutes until a teammate was red-carded and Wood was taken out for a midfielder. If he knocks in a half dozen goals and has as many assists I’d be pretty happy for him. I don’t think Hannover’s going to score a lot this season.

  6. In addition to the assist that he had, late in the game Wood made a strong run down his right flank and made an excellent cross right to an open teammate in front of goal. His teammate skied it over the bar when he should have put it away. Not only did that deny Wood another assist, had he scored Hannover would have pulled within a goal. Instead Frankfurt soon thereafter went down the field and scored again, putting the game completely out of reach.

  7. While not a stellar weekend for our players abroad, there were still some positives….
    McKennie coming off the bench when most thought he’d be sidelined for a while with an injury provides a major boost to the team ahead of the break.
    Pulisic is healthy and contributing (goals & assists), giving us the creative player we lacked in the last series of friendlies.
    Our starting backl-ine are all going 90 (Yedlin, Robinson, Brooks, Miazga).

    Would have preferred better performances/minutes from the rest of the European contingent (Weah, Green, Gall, Saief, Gooch, Wood, etc….), but there are still some cause for hope that they and others will help move the USMNT forwards.

  8. Mukwelle Akale, registered a brace for Villareal B in the Spanish Segunda B (Third Division) in a 4-1 victory over CE Sabadell in his first league start. He started midweek and scored a goal against Swansea in the Premier Leauge International Cup.

  9. The roster for next weeks friendlies is supposed to drop Monday, ten days before the first match. Apparently, US Soccer is listening to the fans. Not a great weekend for the US, don’t think anyone played their way onto the roster. Please Gooch, Amon, or Gall, I can’t watch our DMs try to fill in on the wing again. Would like for Canouse to get called as well but DC has a game that weekend and the day after Peru, so likely no Arriola either.


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