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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Horvath, Sabbi, and more

Ethan Horvath has continued to man between the posts for Belgian Pro League side Club Brugge after holding the No. 1 spot last season. The 24-year-old U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper continued to start for Brugge as the club picked up its first three points of the new season.

A 3-1 road win over Waasland-Beveren has spring Brugge to the top spot in Belgium after Matchday 1. Hans Vanaken scored twice for Brugge who used a trio of goals to erase a first-half deficit on the road. Horvath has showed zero signs of relinquishing the No. 1 spot for Brugge after starring in the UEFA Champions League last campaign.

Horvath and Co. will next be in action on Aug. 2nd at home against St. Truiden.

Elsewhere, Emmanuel Sabbi found the back of the net for Hobro in a 2-2 leaguw draw while teammate Christian Cappis played the full 90. Jonathan Amon continued to not dress for Nordsjaelland. Julian Green got the nod in Greuther Furth’s season opener, however the playmaker could not help his side avoid a 2-0 loss. Sergino Dest was a lively performer in Ajax’s 2-0 win over PSV in the Dutch Super Cup on Saturday.

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


2. Bundesliga

Julian Green started and played 90 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 2-0 loss to Erzgebirge Aue on Sunday.

Bobby Wood dressed but did not play in Hamburg’s 1-1 draw with Darmstadt on Sunday.

Sebastian Soto, Chris Gloster dressed but did not play in Hannover’s 2-1 loss to VfB Stuttgart on Friday.

3. Liga

Joe Gyau did not dress in Duisburg’s 3-2 loss to Ingolstadt on Saturday.

McKinze Gaines did not dress in Sonnenhof Grobaspach’s 3-1 loss to Kaiserslautern on Saturday.

Chris Richards, Timothy Tillman, and Taylor Booth did not dress in Bayern Munich II’s 2-1 win over KFC Uerdingen on Friday.


Brady Scott started and played 90 minutes in Koln II’s 1-0 win over Fortuna Koln on Saturday.

Michael Edwards, Ulysses Llanez did not dress in Wolfsburg II’s 2-1 win over SC Weiche Flensburg on Friday.

Nick Tatiague and Schalke II’s match with Oberhausen scheduled for Saturday was postponed.

Alex Mendez did not dress in Freiburg II’s 2-0 loss to Bahlinger SC on Saturday.


Liga MX

Ventura Alvarado started and played 90 minutes in Necaxa’s 2-0 loss to Pumas on Sunday.

William Yarborough dressed but did not play in Club Leon’s 0-0 draw with Club America on Saturday.

Jonathan Suarez did not dress in Queretaro’s 1-1 draw with Club Tijuana on Saturday.

Fernando Arce dressed but did not play for Club Tijuana.

Rubio Rubin is currently a free agent.


Pro League

Ethan Horvath started and played 90 minutes in Club Brugge’s 3-1 win over Waasland-Beveren on Saturday.

Brendan Hines-Ike started and played 90 minutes in Kortrijk’s 2-1 loss to Genk on Friday.

Kenny Saief did not dress in Anderlecht’s 2-1 loss to Oostende on Sunday.


Dutch Super Cup

Sergino Dest started and played 90 minutes in Ajax’s 2-0 win over PSV on Saturday.

Richard Ledesma did not dress for PSV.



Emmanuel Sabbi started, scored ONE goal, and played 70 minutes in Hobro’s 2-2 draw with Randers on Sunday.

Christian Cappis started and played 90 minutes for Hobro.

Michael Lansing started and played 90 minutes in Horsens’ 2-0 loss to FC Kobenhaven on Saturday.

Jonathan Amon did not dress in Nordsjaelland’s 2-0 win over Esbjerg on Sunday.


Ligue 2

Maki Tall did not dress in AC Ajaccio’s 2-2 draw with Le Havre on Friday.



Romain Gall dressed but did not play in Malmo’s 0-0 draw with Ostersunds on Sunday.

Aron Johannsson came off the bench and played 15 minutes in Hammarby’s 6-1 win over AFC Eskilstuna on Saturday.


Super League

Jonathan Klinsmann dressed but did not play in St. Gallen’s 2-1 win over FC Basel on Saturday.



Alan Sonora did not dress in Independiente’s 1-0 win over Defensa y Justicia on Sunday.

Joel Sonora did not dress in Talleres de Cordoba’s 1-0 win over Velez Sarsfield on Sunday.


  1. Hobro is looking to become the Danish Schalke, with all the Americans they are bringing in. Former ATL 2 forward Yosef Samuel has been on trial there and is expected to sign this week. I believe he attended a U20 camp but never played in any offial matches. He’s a dual national with Ethiopia. He apparently scored for Hobro reserves in a match last week. Samuel is 22 and had 2 goals and 2 assists in the USL for Atl2 and Bethlehem Steel.

  2. Richards who missed Bayern’s US Tour with an ankle injury is back and trained with Bayern’s first team today.

  3. Another Danish Superliga note:
    GK Michael Lansing signed with Horsens a few weeks ago and has started their first 3 matches this season, including Saturday’s match against Copenhagen.
    Unbelievably- these were his first three Superliga matches ever, despite dressing 37 times for Aalborg over the course of 2 seasons.

    good luck Michael!

    • Manager said he’s doing well and is in the clubs plans for this season. Doesn’t sound like he’ll be loaned out but no indication he’ll play more than last year.

  4. Michael Edwards was with Wolfsburg’s first team on Saturday!
    played the final 13 minutes in their friendly vs Union Berlin

      • that’s good question. Akale’s been with Villarreal B for their preseason camp at Pinatar Arena, but he wasn’t on the team sheet for their final friendly yesterday.. so maybe there’s a move in the works? that would be great. he’s a good player but i don’t see first team football on his horizon if he sticks with Villarreal.
        i don’t know much about de la Fuente’s summer, though.
        as of now, i’m assuming he’s going to mostly be with Barca B this season.

  5. Overall a pretty disappointing weekend. Some of thes U20 stars are awaiting loans/transfers and Richards is returning from injury but these guys taking over the NT is a long way off if they can’t even get in the field for youth teams.

    • Any idea on Erik Palmer-Brown’s future? Last week I tried to track him down and it appears that he’s gone back to City, but it seems highly unlikely they will keep him. A loan to a Championship team or somewhere else? Any idea?

      • FK Austria Wien is the current EPB rumor.
        there were a bunch of photos of him touring their facilities a few days ago.

      • It sounds like it will be Austria Wein there were some stories out this weekend that the visit earlier went well and they are working out details but nothing is finalized.

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