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Americans Abroad Midweek Rewind: Gooch, De La Torre, and more

Sunderland was one of three sides who eliminated Premier League opposition in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

Lynden Gooch put in a strong performance for the Black Cats, who rolled off a 3-1 road win at Burnley. The 23-year-old recorded one shot on goal, while finishing the match with 15 competed passes. Defensively, he won nine of 19 duels against several of Burnley’s first team squad. Gooch has continued to grab minutes for Jack Ross’ side and now the Black Cats have a date with Sheffield United in the next round of the League Cup. Before then, Gooch will look to score in Sunderland’s League One date with Peterborough on Saturday.

Elsewhere, Luca De La Torre got his first appearance of the new season in a 1-0 Carabao Cup loss vs. Southampton. Cameron Carter-Vickers and Duane Holmes also played 90 minutes each in cup matches, while Matthew Olosunde started in Rotherham United’s home loss to Sheffield Wednesday.

Maki Tall saw a short cameo for AC Ajaccio in Coupe de la Ligue play. Ventura Alvarado started for Necaxa in Liga MX play, while Ethan Horvath and Sergino Dest both advanced to the Champions League group stage.

Here’s a closer look at who the foreign-based American pros will be facing this week:


UEFA Champions League Qualifying

Sergino Dest started and played 90 minutes in Ajax’s 2-0 second leg win over Apoel Nicosia on Wednesday.

Ethan Horvath dressed but did not play in Club Brugge’s 2-1 second leg win over LASK on Wednesday.

UEFA Europa League Qualifying

Romain Gall started, registered ONE assist, and played 90 minutes in Malmo’s 1-0 second leg win over Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv on Thursday.

Timmy Chandler dressed but did not play in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 3-0 second leg win over Strasbourg on Thursday.

Matt Polster did not dress in Rangers 1-0 second leg win over Legia Warsaw on Thursday.


carabao Cup

Luca De La Torre started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 1-0 loss to Southampton on Tuesday.

Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes in Stoke City’s 5-4 penalty shootout win over Leeds United on Tuesday.

Duane Holmes started and played 90 minutes in Derby County’s 3-0 loss to Nottingham Forest on Tuesday.

Lynden Gooch started and played 90 minutes in Sunderland’s 3-1 win over Burnley on Wednesday.

Matthew Olosunde started and played 90 minutes in Rotherham United’s 1-0 loss to Sheffield Wednesday on Wednesday.

Charlie Kelman dressed but did not play in Southend United’s 4-1 loss to MK Dons on Tuesday.

Tim Ream did not dress for Fulham.

Jordan Adebayo-Smith did not dress in Lincoln City’s 4-2 loss to Everton on Wednesday.

Geoff Cameron did not dress in QPR’s 2-0 loss to Portsmouth on Wednesday.

Matt Miazga is OUT (INJURY) for Reading.

Eric Lichaj is OUT (INJURY) for Hull City.

DeAndre Yedlin is OUT (INJURY) for Newcastle United.


Ligue 1

Timothy Weah is OUT (INJURY) for Lille.

Coupe De La Ligue

Maki Tall came off the bench and played 15 minutes in AC Ajaccio’s 1-0 loss to Nancy on Tuesday.



Michael Edwards started and played 90 minutes in Wolfsburg II’s 2-1 win over Lubeck on Wednesday.


Liga MX

Ventura Alvarado started and played 90 minutes in Necaxa’s 1-1 draw with Toluca on Wednesday.

William Yarbrough dressed but did not play in Club Leon’s — Santos Laguna on Wednesday.

Fernando Arce dressed but did not play in Club Tijuana’s 3-2 win over Cruz Azul on Wednesday.

Jonathan Suarez did not dress in Queretaro’s 5-0 win over Veracruz on Tuesday.


  1. Why is Alvarado being ignored? He at least should have been bought in for the first game. More bad player selection. Even though Carter VIckers has not been impressive he should have been given a chance over Lovitz and Lima. Gall should have been called up. Horvath over Brad Butterfingers Guzan! Green should be called up over Christian Roldan and Jackson Yueill ! Man this guys player selection is awful!

    • I wouldn’t have a problem with any of those players except you want them to replace guys that play different positions with the exception of Horvath and Guzan of course. Hopefully Horvath moves in the next couple days which is way he was left off.

      • Bro you had Mckennie playing Forward, Midfield, and Center Back for Schalke. Carter Vickers could play RB, Alvorado is a CB. Gall can play Christian Roldan role. Stop with the lets put players in one position and limit them, do you know that versatility is what makes players valuable.???

      • FJ should be called in way beofre Lovitz or Lima. Chandler warming the bench is better than Lovitz and Lima Lima is not that good to me. Cannon is way better than Lima and more aggressive.

      • There is no way CCV could play RB in a back four. Gall is not an 8 if you think Roldan is going to continue to sub in for Morris/Boyd sure. With Cannon, Ream, and Dest I’m not sure we have to worry about a Lovitz and Lima playing a lot. The interesting one to me that no one is talking about is why Corey Baird?

    • While we don’t have as many players in Mexico as before, it seems almost as if Berhalter ignores anyone in Mexico. At least Klinsmann didn’t restrict where he drew players from. Alvarado has been a starter for most of the last 2 years. I can’t believe he is not as good as some of these MLS youngsters who have a total pro experience of maybe two years. As I have written before, Green absolutely should be called in; he’s earned it.

      • Not many others left Gonzo, Corona, Arriola, Villa, and Garza are all back. Yarborough doesn’t play beyond cup matches anymore. Rubio is in the 2nd division. I honestly haven’t seen Alvarado play in 4 years, and we’re pretty deep at CB so that would be my guess.

      • Juarez and Arce also too I thought Guido played in Mexico too. All three Mexican Americans. He gives them no looks. Yarbrough os better than Guzan. I mentioned Baird should not be there. When the roster was dropped.

      • Guido is actually at LAFC but hasn’t dressed all season muscle injury of some sort. Arce has 25 Liga Mx minutes and Suarez has played like 250 minutes in Liga Mx, as LW he has 1500 minutes in all competitions and levels and has 1 goal and 1 assist. Not saying they’ll never be but none have a resume that deserves a call up or even a check in phone call.

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