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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Adams, Weah, and more

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Tyler Adams has been influential for RB Leipzig since making the move to the Bundesliga side this winter. Friday saw Adams help Leipzig to their second consecutive clean sheet win as they downed Hannover 3-0 away from home.

For Adams, it was a second consecutive start and a full 90 minutes played. He recorded 55 completed passes, the second-most by a Leipzig player on Friday while also winning 12 duels and two tackles. His consistent performances will hopefully keep him in RB Leipzig’s starting XI as they continue to push for place in the top three. A busy week for Leipzig starts on Wednesday as Adams and Co. face Wolfsburg in German Cup action.

Elsewhere, Eric Lichaj helped Hull City to a clean sheet win over Stoke City with the USMNT veteran starting at centerback. Timothy Weah came off the bench and scored a goal and added an assist in Celtic’s road victory while Weston McKennie could not help Schalke avoid defeat.

Ian Harkes got his first league start for Dundee United on Saturday, helping them to a win. Andrew Wooten was among the goals for Sandhausen while Sebastian Soto bagged another goal for Hannover’s U-19 side.

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

England

PREMIER LEAGUE

Tim Ream started and played 46 minutes in Fulham’s 2-0 loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

DeAndre Yedlin started and played 90 minutes in Newcastle United’s 1-0 loss Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

Emerson Hyndman did not dress in Bournemouth’s 2-0 loss to Cardiff City on Saturday.

Danny Williams is OUT for Huddersfield Town.

EFL CHAMPIONSHIP

Matt Miazga started and played 90 minutes in Reading’s 0-0 draw with Aston Villa on Saturday.

Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes in Swansea City’s 2-0 loss to Bristol City on Saturday.

Eric Lichaj started and played 90 minutes in Hull City’s 2-0 win over Stoke City on Saturday.

Duane Holmes started and played 90 minutes in Derby County’s 0-0 draw with Preston North End on Friday.

Geoff Cameron and Antonee Robinson did not dress for QPR and Wigan respectively due to injury.

LEAGUE ONE

Lynden Gooch did not dress in Sunderland’s 1-0 win over AFC Wimbledon on Saturday. (Injury)

Premier League 2 Division 2

Luca De La Torre did not dress in Fulham U-23’s 1-0 loss to Aston Villa U-23’s on Monday.

France

LIGUE 1

Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu dressed but did not play in Rennes 1-0 win over Amiens on Saturday.

LIGUE 2

Quentin Westberg dressed but did not play in Auxerre’s 0-0 draw with Red Star on Friday.

Germany

BUNDESLIGA

Tyler Adams started and played 90 minutes in RB Leipzig’s 3-0 win over Hannover on Friday.

Weston McKennie started and played 90 minutes in Schalke’s 2-0 loss to Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.

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

Alfredo Morales started and played 90 minutes in Fortuna Dusseldorf’s 1-1 draw with Hoffenheim on Saturday.

Josh Sargent came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Werder Bremen’s 1-1 draw with Nuremburg on Saturday.

Christian Pulisic came off the bench and played 25 minutes in Borussia Dortmund’s 1-1 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

Bobby Wood came off the bench and played 45 minutes for Hannover.

Haji Wright dressed but did not play for Schalke.

Fabian Johnson dressed but did not play for Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Jonathan Klinsmann did not dress for Hertha Berlin.

Timothy Tillman did not dress for Nuremburg.

Timothy Chandler and Aron Johannsson did not dress for Eintracht Frankfurt and Werder Bremen due to injuries.

2. BUNDESLIGA

Andrew Wooten started, scored ONE goal, and played 90 minutes in Sandhausen’s 3-0 win over Bochum on Sunday.

Julian Green started and played 90 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 6-0 loss to Paderborn on Saturday.

Joe Gyau dressed but did not play in Duisberg’s 3-2 win over Darmstadt on Friday.

McKinze Gaines did not dress for Darmstadt.

U-19 BUNDESLIGA

Chris Richards started and played 90 minutes in Bayern Munich’s 1-1 draw with Ingolstadt on Saturday.

Alex Mendez came off the bench and played 14 minutes in Freiburg’s 3-1 win over Karlsruher on Sunday.

Sebastian Soto started, scored ONE goal, and played 90 minutes in Hannover’s 4-1 win over Havelse on Sunday.

Mexico

Liga MX

Omar Gonzalez started and played 90 minutes in Atlas 2-1 win over Morelia on Friday.

Ventura Alvarado started and played 90 minutes in Necaxa’s 4-1 win over Puebla on Friday.

Joe Corona came off the bench and played 19 minutes in Club Tijuana’s 2-0 win over Toluca on Saturday.

Michael Orozco started and played 89 minutes in Lobos 1-1 draw with Pachuca on Sunday.

Tony Alfaro and Guadalajara face Veracruz on Monday.

William Yarborough dressed but did not play in Club Leon’s 2-0 win over Cruz Azul on Saturday.

Jonathan Suarez did not dress in Queretaro’s 2-0 loss to Club America on Saturday.

Jose Torres did not dress for Puebla.

Ascenso MX

Rubio Rubin, Fernando Arce both started and played 90 minutes each in Dorados 1-0 loss to Cimarrones de Sonora on Saturday.

Spain

LA LIGA

Shaq Moore did not dress in Levante’s 0-0 draw with Getafe on Saturday.

Netherlands

EREDIVISIE

Andrija Novakovich started and played 80 minutes in Fortuna Sittard’s 5-0 loss to PSV Eindhoven on Sunday. (Left with Injury)

Erik Palmer-Brown dressed but did not play in NAC Breda’s 3-0 loss to De Graafschap on Friday.

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

EERSTE DIVISIE

Sergino Dest did not dress in Jong Ajax’s 3-3 draw with FC Dordrecht on Friday.

Belgium

PRO LEAGUE

Ethan Horvath started and played 90 minutes in Club Brugge’s 1-1 draw with Gent on Sunday.

Kenny Saief dressed but did not play in Anderlecht’s 2-1 loss to Standard Liege on Sunday.

Brendan Hines-Ike dressed but did not play in Kortrijk’s 2-1 win over Lokeren on Saturday.

Scotland

PREMIER LEAGUE

Timothy Weah came off the bench, scored ONE goal, registered ONE assist, and played 16 minutes in Celtic’s 2-0 win over St. Johnstone on Sunday.

Gboly Ariyibi started and played 73 minutes in Motherwell’s 3-0 win over Livingston on Saturday.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Ian Harkes started and played 90 minutes in Dundee United’s 2-1 win over Greenock Morton on Saturday.

LEAGUE ONE

Kevin Silva did not dress in Raith Rovers 1-1 draw with Forfar Athletic on Saturday.

Switzerland

Pro League

Kekuta Manneh and St. Gallen’s match against FC Zurich scheduled for Sunday was postponed.

Comments

  1. Laughing at myself. Even though he now sits no better than 4th on the depth chart as a #6- I should have known my comment about not having to suffer through the Bradley debate anymore was naive wishful thinking.

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  2. Why are people comparing a 19 yr old tireless Tyler Adams playing for Leipzig IN THE BUNDESLIGA to a 31 yr old Michael Bradley ? who is not even outstanding in his position with TFC IN MLS? ?…. like why?? He is only around because of his mentorship, experience and veteran leadership. He is not competing with ANYONE (not even trapp) for the starting role on the team.

    ALL Bradley is good for is mentorship…..”“It’s the conversations he has with players throughout camp, sharing with them some of his experiences in soccer,” Berhalter said. “He’s been all around the world and played in many different countries, he’s played in multiple World Cups and he played through a number of qualifying cycles. He has that experience, and it’s been invaluable to have him impart that on the group, especially for the younger players.”

    Lol ?, comparing him currently to Tyler Adams??? A young US player that left NYRB and became AN AUTOMATIC STARTER for a Bundesliga team??? In a league far superior to MLS??? Bradley couldn’t even beat out Trapp FOR THE STARTING ROLE or even see the field playing against a more difficult and dynamic opponent (because of his lack of speed, endurance and defense ability) so he is NOWHERE NEAR Adams, McKennie, Pulisic, Morales….or even an injured Geoff Cameron ??.

    Thank you for all your services MB…..but your time ALWAYS STARTING on the field is over. Sometimes jogging around and relying on teammates to bail you out just doesn’t cut it.

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    • It’s a little crazy to call him an automatic starter after two games. I think Leipzig is missing a couple of midfielders due to injury, so we’ll see what happens when those players return to full strength. Plus, these last two games were against weaker teams, so it was a good opportunity to get Adams’ feet wet in the Bundesliga. He looked good, but it wouldn’t shock me if he goes to the bench, particularly when Leipzig is playing another top half of the table team.

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      • “It’s a little crazy to call him an automatic starter after two games. “……yet at 19 he moved to Germany made the bench almost immediately and has started / contributed (regardless of injuries) in the last two games. Let see what the future holds but as of right now, in the manner and teams they are playing on, Tyler Adams and Michael Bradley should not be mentioned in the same sentence for the same spot on the national team

    • Bizzy give it a rest! You are right Adams should not be mentioned in the same sentence with Bradley. At 19 Bradley was transferred to Heerenveen in April and next season scored 20 goals. For the sake of the USMNT let’s hope Adams, McKennie, or somebody can get on the ball, distribute, and score for them next 12 years

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  3. I thought McKennie looked like a midfielder playing as a lone attacker. He tried to win balls, but at least in the first half (all I’ve seen so far), he mostly failed. Then he retreated to help out at midfield and as a result when counter-attack opportunities happened he was left trailing the play, not leading it.

    I don’t think the coach did him any favors with that starting position.

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  4. In my assessment, Adams has been the guy who has the tools and the smarts to replace Bradley, non of the other pretenders have his abilities. I wish Adams was a bit more muscular, but he will likely add strength as he enters his 20s. Whether Adams right now is better than Bradley is a debate, but his trajectory means it is only a matter of time and that time may be very short.

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      • Agree with that, 2018 was a poor year for Bradley. At his age, he may have another, better year left, but most likely not 3. Father time is an undefeated adversary and Bradley will be no different.

    • Well, it’s only 2 games, but I don’t think it is a question of if Adams is better than Bradley, but if he is better than McKennie and Pulisic. Watching Pulisic lately, I think he has lost some sharpness because of reduced playing time. And McKennie has been hurt because he seems to be put into a different position almost every game. He was listed as a lone striker, but Schalke seemed to end up playing nothing but midfielders with one or another drifting into a striker role, depending on the play..

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      • Of course, we don’t know what the coach’s instructions were, but if they were to play as a lone striker, McKennie did not do it, but instead kept drifting back into the midfield, something that robbed Schalke of attacking options. If it was the coach’s intention to use some sort of rotating system, it just did not work, for the same reasons, but McKennie does not have to shoulder all the blame.

  5. Julian Green team got dragged. Ughhh why isn’t Emerson dressing just give him a transfer. He deserves first team mi lutes and you all stunning his growth/potential??

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  6. For the most part a decent weekend for USMNT players.
    Horvath (90), Yedlin (90), Brooks (90), Miazga (90), CCV (90), Adams (90), McKennie (90), Sargentt (45), Wood (45), Pulisic (25), Green (90), Weah (16), Holmes (90)

    While I’d like to see more 90 minutes, and more wins, we are at least seeing that our defense is beginning to see consistent minutes. Add Adams & McKennie and the spine of the team looks to be in good shape.

    Nova’s injury is disappointing but Robinson’s return to training is good to hear. 2 months till the next Friendlies so these guys need to make an impression.

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  7. So stoked to see this. Watched both his games and was so pleasantly surprised at how seamlessly he has adapted. Adams keeps this up and we will fill a huge hole and bonus…….perhaps not have to suffer the tiresome Bradley debate anymore.

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