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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Wright, Booth and more


Haji Wright had the game of his season so far for Schalke’s U-23 side on Saturday. The 21-year-old striker netted a hat trick as Schalke routed Erndtebruck 7-0 at home.

The U.S. U-23 Men’s National Team striker scored all three of his goals in a 30 minute span as Schalke ran off with all three points. In 16 league appearances this campaign, Wright now has eight goals and four assists for Schalke’s U-23 side as he continues his professional development.

With Schalke currently battling in a relegation fight in the Bundesliga, Wright has been able to make the most of his time with the U-23’s which could also see him called into Jason Kreis’ squad later this year internationally.

Elsewhere, Taylor Booth scored his first goal for Bayern Munich’s U-19 side while Alex Mendez also saw the pitch for Freiburg. Antonee Robinson and Wigan held Norwich City to a 1-1 draw at home, Eric Lichaj and Hull City could not defeat Middlesbrough, and Matt Miazga and Reading continued a rise in the league after defeating Brentford. Andrija Novakovich and Andrew Wooten also found the back of the net for their respective clubs.

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



DeAndre Yedlin dressed but did not play in Newcastle United’s 1-0 win over Leicester City on Friday.

Emerson Hyndman did not dress (Selection) in AFC Bournemouth’s 5-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.

Danny Williams came off the bench and played one minute in Huddersfield Town’s 4-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.


Matt Miazga started and played 90 minutes in Reading’s 2-1 win over Brentford on Saturday.

Eric Lichaj started and played 90 minutes in Hull City’s 1-0 loss to Middlesbrough on Saturday.

Antonee Robinson started and played 90 minutes in Wigan Athletic’s 1-1 draw with Norwich City on Sunday.

Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes in Swansea City’s 4-0 loss to QPR on Saturday.

Geoff Cameron did not dress (Selection) for QPR.

Duane Holmes did not dress (Injury) in Derby County’s 4-0 win over Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.


Lynden Gooch did not dress (Injury) in Sunderland’s 5-4 loss to Coventry City on Saturday.


Luca De La Torre started and played 90 minutes in Fulham U-23’s 1-1 draw with Sunderland on Monday.



Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu is OUT for Rennes.



John Brooks started and played 90 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 2-0 loss to RB Leipzig on Saturday.

Alfredo Morales came off the bench and played 23 minutes in Fortuna Dusseldorf’s 4-1 loss to Bayern Munich on Sunday.

Sebastian Soto came off the bench and played nine minutes for Hannover.

Josh Sargent dressed but did not play in Werder Bremen’s 2-1 win over Freiburg on Saturday.

Christian Pulisic did not dress (Injury) in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 win over Mainz on Saturday.

Fabian Johnson dressed but did not play in Borussia Monchengladbach’s 1-0 win over Hannover on Saturday.

Bobby Wood did not dress (Selection) for Hannover.

Aron Johannsson did not dress (Selection) for Werder Bremen.

Timmy Chandler did not dress (Selection) in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 3-1 loss to Augsburg on Sunday.

Weston McKennie did not dress (Injury) in Schalke’s 1-1 draw with Nuremberg on Friday.

Timothy Tillman dressed but did not play for Nuremberg.

Tyler Adams did not dress (Injury) for RB Leipzig.


Andrew Wooten started, scored ONE goal, and played 90 minutes in Sandhausen’s 3-1 win over Dynamo Dresden on Saturday.

Julian Green started and played 81 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 3-2 loss to Bochum on Sunday.

Joe Gyau came off the bench and played 22 minutes in Duisburg’s 4-0 loss to Paderborn on Saturday.


McKinze Gaines dressed but did not play in FC Zwickau’s 1-0 win over Unterhaching on Sunday.


Haji Wright started, scored THREE goals, and played 90 minutes in Schalke II’s 7-0 win over Erndtrbruck on Saturday.

Chris Gloster started and played 90 minutes in Hannover U-23’s 4-1 win over VfL Oldenburg on Saturday.

Jonathan Klinsmann started and played 90 minutes in Hertha Berlin U-23’s 3-1 win over Halberstadt on Saturday.


Taylor Booth started, scored ONE goal, and played 83 minutes in Bayern Munich’s 5-1 win over Heidenheim on Saturday.

Chris Richards dressed but did not play for Bayern Munich.

Alex Mendez started and played 66 minutes in Freiburg’s 2-2 draw with Nuremberg on Saturday.

Max Rugova came off the bench and played six minutes for Nuremberg.


Liga MX

Ventura Alvarado started and played 90 minutes in Necaxa’s 2-1 win over Atlas on Friday.

Jonathan Suarez started and played 67 minutes in Queretaro’s 0-0 draw with Toluca on Saturday.

Michael Orozco did not dress in Lobos 3-0 loss to Tigres on Sunday.

Omar Gonzalez dressed but did not play for Atlas.

William Yarborough dressed but did not play in Club Leon’s 3-0 win over Puebla on Friday.

Jose Torres did not dress for Puebla.

Ascenso MX

Fernando Arce started and played 90 minutes in Dorados de Sinaloa’s 2-2 draw with Atletico San Luis on Friday.

Rubio Rubio came off the bench and played 12 minutes for Dorados.



Shaq Moore started and played 90 minutes in Levante B’s 3-2 loss to Barcelona B on Saturday.



Andrija Novakovich started, scored ONE goal, and played 90 minutes in Fortuna Sittard’s 1-1 draw with VVV Venlo on Saturday.

Erik Palmer-Brown started, scored ONE goal, and played 90 minutes in NAC Breda’s 1-1 draw with FC Emmen on Friday.

Desevio Payne dressed but did not play in Excelsior’s 6-2 loss to Ajax on Saturday.

U-19 Eredivisie

Richard Ledezma came off the bench and played 30 minutes in PSV U-19’s 1-0 win over Ajax U-19’s on Saturday.

Sergino Dest started and played 90 minutes for Ajax U-19’s.



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

Brendan Hines-Ike started and played 46 minutes in Kortrijk’s 1-0 loss to Union Saint-Gilloise on Saturday.



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

Emmanuel Sabbi came off the bench and played 18 minutes in Hobro’s 2-1 loss to Randers on Sunday.

Christian Cappis dressed but did not play for Hobro.

Mike Lansing dressed but did not play in Aalborg’s 1-0 loss to Vendsyssel on Saturday.


Scottish Cup Semifinals

Timothy Weah came off the bench and played 15 minutes in Celtic’s 3-0 win over Aberdeen on Sunday.

Kevin Silva did not dress (Selection) in Hearts 3-0 win over Inverness CT on Saturday.


Ian Harkes started and played 90 minutes in Dundee United’s 2-1 win over Ayr on Friday.



Romain Gall dressed but did not play in Malmo’s 2-0 win over Ostersunds on Sunday.



Josh Gatt did not dress in Rheindorf Altach’s 1-0 win over Hartberg on Saturday.

South Korea


Mix Diskerud started and played 66 minutes in Ulsan Hyundai’s 3-0 win over Incheon on Sunday.


  1. My latest 23 for the GC (Who I think Berhalter brings)
    GK: Steffan, Horvath, Guzan
    Def: Brooks, Long, Miazga, Zimmerman, Yedlin, Ream, FJ
    C Mid: Adams, McKennie, Pulisic, Bradley, Trapp, Lletget, Saief,
    Wings: Arriola, Weah,
    For: Altidore, Zardes, Sargent, Nova
    Just missed: CCV, EPB, Roldan, Morris, Corona, Mihailovic, Green
    Three of these guys are currently injured plus Sargent and Weah are U20 eligible so this lineup could change dramatically.
    Guys it would be fun to see: Holmes, Tyler Boyd, Wooten, Gall
    I’m sure I missed someone.

    • I like your choices. The only change I would make is to find room for Green. When he has played lately for the Nats he has looked very good on the ball and he’s still young. He has creativity that some of our other players are lacking.If I had to take someone out for him, I guess it would be either Arriola or Weah

      • Berhalter did mention to ESPN he likes the idea of CP switching in and out to change the look for the defense. Green with his experience as a wing and #10 who plays on the left side would seem a candidate to play that interchange. He hasn’t had a very good season and wasn’t called in over Jonathan Lewis who would have been eligible to play for the U23s in Spain in March. If you played a line with Green-Pulisic-McKennie-Holmes you could all four switching positions and sides and really tax a defense. I feel like Green for Nova is the most likely, although if he keeps scoring how do you add an ineffective Green in a weaker league for an in form striker who can’t stop scoring.

      • Thanks for the update Johnny. I wish he could hurry up and Bloom fast to make the bench for the first team. CJ and Steffan in comp for number 1 would be hella awesome.

  2. just a note- Ledezma and PSV Eindhoven’s u19s played in the u19 Eredivisie on Saturday.
    as opposed to Jong PSV- which played in the Eerste on Friday.
    Ledezma hasn’t featured yet for the Eerste squad.

    • And they played Dest and Ajax U19s on Saturday so it is unlikely Dest will play for Jong Ajax Monday. Dest has been back with the U19s the last couple weeks, hopefully, to prepare Jong Ajax for his upcoming departure for the WC.

      • that’s a good point about the u20 WC. i initially thought Dest’s return to the u19s was specifically for UEFA Youth League and i was a little surprised to see him stay with them after they got knocked out, but the u20 WC could explain it.

  3. Has anyone seen Tyler Boyd play? He has 4 goals and 4 assists since joining Ankaragucu in the Turkish Super League on loan in January from Portuguese club Guimaeres. His mother is American and he lived in California as a child. He has apparently turned down some offers from the New Zealand NT for cap-tying events, played in some friendlies in 2014.

    • i’ve caught a couple of Ankaragucu’s matches since he got there. (beIN shows some Super Lig matches) Boyd’s really impressed me. I’d love to see him get a US call-up, and he’s expressed interest in receiving one.

      • He looks the part, but it is hard to tell from youtube videos. Given that we lack for true wingers, if he can score in Turkey and Portugal he’s probably as good as MLS level wingers and converted strikers we’ve been trying to use.

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