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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Holmes, Palmer-Brown, and more


Duane Holmes made a good impression on Derby County manager Frank Lampard earlier this month, after receiving his first start. The 24-year-old has continued to earn playing time under the former Chelsea and England legend, with Saturday’s start the most recent.

Holmes started and played the full 90 minutes as the Rams edged Sheffield Wednesday, 2-1, at Hillsborough. The victory moved Derby County up to sixth in the EFL Championship table, with Holmes winning three duels and completing 24 passes. Even with the return of several starters for Derby, Holmes has continued to do well in continued appearances.

Elsewhere, Erik Palmer-Brown earned his fifth start of the Eredivisie season for NAC Breda despite a loss to Ajax. Brendan Hines-Ike also started for Kortrijk while Andrija Novakovich missed out for Fortuna Sittard.

Bobby Wood scored his 10th career Bundesliga goal as he started for Hannover. Haji Wright made his league debut for Schalke in their 5-2 romp over Nuremburg. Eric Lichaj started for Hull City against his former club Nottingham Forest, while Ethan Horvath continued his run of starts for Club Brugge.

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



DeAndre Yedlin started and played 90 minutes in Newcastle United’s 2-1 win over Burnley on Monday.

Danny Williams came off the bench and played one minutes in Huddersfield Town’s 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.

Tim Ream dressed but did not play in Fulham’s 3-2 win over Southampton on Sunday.

Premier League U-23

Gboly Ariyibi did not dress in Nottingham Forest’s 3-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday on Monday.

Gedion Zelalem started and played 63 minutes in Arsenal’s 5-0 loss to Derby County on Monday.

Premier League Cup

Luca De La Torre did not dress in Fulham’s 3-0 loss to Reading on Friday.


Eric Lichaj started and played 90 minutes in Hull City’s 2-0 loss to Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

Duane Holmes started and played 90 minutes in Derby County’s 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

Geoff Cameron did not play in QPR’s 2-2 win draw with Stoke City on Saturday.

Cameron Carter-Vickers dressed but did not play in Swansea City’s 4-1 loss to Norwich City on Saturday.

Antonee Robinson did not dress in Wigan Athletic’s 0-0 draw with Reading on Saturday. (Injured)


Lynden Gooch started, scored ONE goal, registered ONE assist, and played 90 minutes in Sunderland’s 2-2 draw with Walsall on Saturday.



Timothy Weah did not dress in PSG’s 1-0 win over Toulouse on Saturday..

Matt Miazga did not dress in Nantes 1-1 draw with Angers on Saturday.

Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu dressed but did not play in Rennes 2-2 draw with Montpellier on Sunday.

Ligue 2

Quentin Westberg started and played 90 minutes in Auxerre’s 4-1 win over Sochaux on Friday.



Christian Pulisic came off the bench and played 12 minutes in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 win over Mainz on Saturday.

John Brooks started and played 90 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 1-0 win over RB Leipzig on Saturday.

Bobby Wood started, scored ONE goal, and played 90 minutes in Hannover’s 4-1 loss to Borussia Monchengladbach on Sunday.

Fabian Johnson did not dress for Borussia Monchengladbach.

Haji Wright came off the bench and played four minutes in Schalke’s 5-2 win over Nuremburg on Saturday.

Alfredo Morales dressed but did not play in Fortuna Dusseldorf’s 3-3 draw with Bayern Munich on Saturday.

Weston McKennie did not dress for Schalke. (Injury)

Timothy Tillman did not dress for Nuremburg.

Timmy Chandler did not dress in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 3-1 win over Augsburg on Saturday. (Injury)

Aron Johannsson did not dress in Werder Bremen’s 1-1 draw with Freiburg on Sunday. (Injury)

Caleb Stanko did not dress for Freiburg. (Injury)


Andrew Wooten started and played 90 minutes in Sandhausen’s 2-1 loss to Holstein Kiel on Saturday.

Terrence Boyd started and played 85 minutes in Darmstadt’s 3-0 loss to Koln on Saturday.

McKinze Gaines did not dress for Darmstadt.

Julian Green started and played 56 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 3-2 win over Magdeburg on Friday.

Joe Gyau did not dress in Duisburg’s 1-0 win over Arminia Bielefeld on Friday.


Jonathan Klinsmann did not dress in Hertha Berlin II’s 1-1 draw with Optik Rathenow on Friday.

Josh Sargent did not dress in Werder Bremen II’s 0-0 draw with Hamburg on Sunday.


Sebastian Soto started and played 90 minutes in Hannover’s2-1 loss to Dynamo Dresden on Saturday.

Chris Richards came off the bench and played 44 minutes in Bayern Munich’s 4-2 win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.



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

William Yarborough dressed but did not play in Club Leon’s 1-1 draw with Pachuca on Saturday.

Omar Gonzalez started and played 90 minutes in Atlas 3-1 loss to Monterrey on Saturday.

Michael Orozco started and played 90 minutes in Lobos 2-0 win over Toluca on Sunday.

Eduardo Fernandez did not dress in Tigres 1-0 win over Guadalajara on Saturday.

Joe Corona dressed but did not play in Club America’s 4-1 win over Veracruz on Saturday.

Rubio Rubin, Alejandro Guido did not dress in Club Tijuana’s 0-0 draw with Puebla on Friday.

Jose Torres did not dress for Puebla.



Shaq Moore dressed but did not play in Reus Deportiu’s 3-0 loss to Oviedo on Sunday.


svenska cupen

Romain Gall started and played 90 minutes in Malmo’s 2-0 win over Lunds on Thursday.



Jonathan Amon started and played 58 minutes in Nordsjaelland’s 3-1 loss to Odense on Sunday. Amon left with an injury.

Emmanuel Sabbi started and played 90 minutes in Hobro’s 1-0 loss to Randers on Saturday.

Michael Lansing dressed but did not play in Aalborg’s 1-1 draw with Vejle on Friday.



Erik Palmer-Brown started and played 90 minutes in NAC Breda’s 3-0 loss to Ajax on Saturday.

Andrija Novakovich did not dress in Fortuna Sittard’s 3-0 win over Heracles Almelo on Saturday.

Desevio Payne did not dress in Excelsior’s 2-1 win over FC Emmen on Sunday.

Eerste Divisie

Kyle Scott started and played 73 minutes in Telstar’s 3-0 loss to Roda JC on Friday.



Ethan Horvath started and played 90 minutes in Club Brugge’s 3-1 loss to Waregem on Friday.

Brendan Hines-Ike started and played 90 minutes in Kortrijk’s 2-1 win over Oostende on Saturday.

Kenny Saief did not dress in Anderlecht’s 4-2 loss to Sint-Truiden on Sunday. (Injury)


Premier League

Emerson Hyndman did not dress in Hibernian’s 2-2 draw with Dundee on Saturday.

Scottish cup

Kevin Silva did not dress in Raith Rovers 3-0 win over Queen’s Park on Saturday.



Josh Gatt started and played 90 minutes in Rheindorf Altach’s 2-0 loss to SK Sturm Graz on Sunday.

South Korea


Mix Diskerud started and played 81 minutes in Ulsan Hyundai’s 1-0 loss to Jeju on Sunday.



Kekuta Manneh started and played 73 minutes in FC St Gallen’s 2-1 loss to Grasshoppers on Sunday.


  1. “Christian Pulisic came off the bench and played 12 minutes in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 win over Mainz on Saturday”

    Back in the day people here lost their shit when I said I hoped Pulisic would develop to the point of being a solid starter for this steam.
    Still Hoping but he’d better hurry because the “wonder boy” tag only lasts so long.

  2. What type of midfielder is Holmes? I tried to google it but only says he is a midfield. Does he play on the wing or is he a CM?

  3. An awful lot of did not dress and did not play this week. I find it concerning that Miazga and CCV, supposedly important CB’s for our future, aren’t getting minutes.

    • A lot of guys with injuries or were rested after international duty. AJ just had another surgery and will be lucky to play at all this year. Loans can be tricky because if you aren’t playing significantly better you might be benched because why develop someone else’s player if your own isn’t much different.

    • Miazga has had bad form and was sent to the reserves. He is on thin ice with Mantes they want to terminate his loan. I don’t mean to be negative, no way a snow ball chance in hot water being on the level to make the bench for Chelsea.

      • Miazga played one match for the new manager, in which he earned a yellow and an accumulation suspension. He has not returned to the line up since. He started every match for the previous manager who has landed on his feet taking over at Celta Vigo. Nantes has been better under the new guy, but their schedule also got easier. It is hard to tell if its form or personality. The benching also came after Miazga returned from international duty. Perhaps the Yugoslavian gaffer just doesn’t like Americans who knows.

    • Whatever the reason, you don’t improve much by sitting on the bench. Once again this illustrates how we should take another look at Alvarado who has become a consistent starter. It wouldn’t hurt to call him into a camp on the next international break and give him a run out in one of the next friendlies.

  4. Good for Haji, had high hope when he signed a few years ago but that terrible loan last season I thought killed his chances with schalke but looks like he turned it around. Hopefully more to come

    • Agreed. Been a lot less optimistic about Haji for the last year. But, I am often wrong, and I’d love it if he proved me wrong in this case.


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