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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Weah, Alvarado, and more

Timothy Weah was one of many American players who made his league debut for a new club this weekend and it ended in winning fashion.

Weah got the start for Lille and helped them to a 2-1 home success over Nantes on Sunday. The 19-year-old played 68 minutes in front of the home fans, winning one duel, one header, and finishing with an 89% passing completion rate. Lille will finish the opening Ligue 1 weekend in fifth place as they next travel to Amiens on Aug. 17th.

Elsewhere, Giovanni Reyna scored and assisted in Borussia Dortmund U-19’s lopsided league win. Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu came off the bench for Rennes in a road win as well. Ulysses Llanez scored two goals for Wolfsburg’s U-19 side, while Zack Steffen and Alfredo Morales each started and went the distance for Fortuna Dusseldorf.

Christian Pulisic made his Premier League debut in a losing effort at Manchester United, Eric Lichaj and Matt Miazga went head-to-head in EFL Championship play, and Weston McKennie also played for Schalke in DFB Pokal play. Ventura Alvarado scored for Necaxa in a losing effort at Tigres.

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



Christian Pulisic came off the bench and played 32 minutes in Chelsea’s 4-0 loss to Manchester United on Sunday.

DeAndre Yedlin did not dress in Newcastle United’s 1-0 loss to Arsenal on Sunday.

EFL Championship

Matt Miazga started and played 90 minutes in Reading’s 2-1 loss to Eric Lichaj and Hull City on Saturday.

Lichaj started and played 90 minutes for Hull City.

Geoff Cameron started and played 90 minutes in QPR’s 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Antonee Robinson started and played 90 minutes in Wigan Athletic’s 3-0 loss to Preston North End on Saturday.

Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 2-0 win over Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

Cameron Carter-Vickers did not dress in Stoke City’s 3-1 loss to Charlton Athletic on Saturday.

Duane Holmes did not dress in Derby County’s 0-0 draw with Swansea City on Saturday.

Luca De La Torre did not dress for Fulham.

Gboly Ariyibi did not dress in Nottingham Forest’s 1-1 draw with Leeds United on Saturday.

League One

Lynden Gooch started, scored ONE goal, and played 90 minutes in Sunderland’s 1-1 draw with Ipswich Town on Saturday.

Matthew Olosunde started and played 90 minutes in Rotherham United’s 2-0 loss to Lincoln City on Saturday.

Giles Phillips dressed but did not play in Wycombe Wanderers’s 0-0 draw with Bristol Rovers on Saturday.

Jordan Adebayo-Smith dressed but did not play for Lincoln City.

U-23 Premier League

Andrija Novakovich started, scored THREE goals, and played 90 minutes in Reading’s 6-0 win over Newcastle United on Monday.

Kyle Scott started and played 90 minutes for Newcastle.


DFB Pokal

Zack Steffen, Alfredo Morales both started and played 120 minutes in Fortuna Dusseldorf’s 3-1 extra time win over FC 08 Villingen on Saturday.

John Brooks started and played 120 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 5-3 extra time win over FC Hallescher on Monday.

Terrence Boyd started and played 120 minutes for Hallescher.

Josh Sargent started and played 62 minutes in Werder Bremen’s 6-1 win over Atlas Delmenhorst on Saturday.

Julian Green started and played 62 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 2-0 loss to Duisburg on Sunday.

Weston McKennie came off the bench and played 32 minutes in Schalke’s 5-0 win over Drochtersen/Assel on Saturday.

Khiry Shelton came off the bench and played 37 minutes in Paderborn’s 4-2 penalty shootout win over SV Rodinghausen on Saturday.

Fabian Johnson came off the bench and played 27 minutes in Borussia Monchengladbach’s 1-0 win over Sandhausen on Friday.

Timmy Chandler dressed but did not play in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 5-3 win over SV Waldhof on Sunday.

Tyler Adams did not dress in RB Leipzig’s 3-2 win over Vfl Osnabruck on Sunday.

Bobby Wood dressed but did not play in Hamburg’s 6-5 shootout win over Chemnitzer FC on Sunday.

Sebastian Soto dressed but did not play in Hannover’s 2-0 loss to Karlsruher on Monday.

3. Liga

Chris Richards, Timothy Tillman, Taylor Booth and Bayern Munich II are off this weekend.

Wurttemberg Cup

McKinze Gaines and Sonnenhof Grobaspach face TBD on Saturday.


Brady Scott started and played 90 minutes in Koln II’s 2-1 loss to Essen on Sunday.

Michael Edwards started and played 90 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 3-3 draw with Hamburg II on Saturday.

Nick Tatiague did not dress in Schalke II’s 1-1 draw with Lippstadt 08 on Saturday.

U-19 Bundesliga

Giovanni Reyna started, scored ONE goal, registered ONE assist in Borussia Dortmund’s 9-2 win over Wuppertaler on Sunday.

Ulysses Llanez scored TWO goals in Wolfsburg’s 5-1 win over St. Pauli on Sunday.

Matthew Hoppe started and played 90 minutes in Schalke’s 2-1 loss to Borussia Monchengladbach on Sunday.


Liga MX

Ventura Alvarado started, scored ONE goal, and played 90 minutes in Necaxa’s 3-1 loss to Tigres on Saturday.

Jonathan Suarez dressed but did not play in Queretaro’s 2-1 win over Pachuca on Saturday.

Fernando Arce came off the bench and played four minutes in Club Tijuana’s 1-0 win over Pumas on Friday.

William Yarborough and Club Leon are off this weekend.

Segunda MX

Rubio Rubin dressed but did not play in Dorados de Sinaloa’s 0-0 draw with Celaya on Saturday.


Pro League

Ethan Horvath dressed but did not play in Club Brugge’s 2-0 win over Oostende on Saturday.

Brendan Hines-Ike started and played 90 minutes in Kortrijk’s 3-1 win over Cercle Brugge on Saturday.

Kenny Saief did not dress in Anderlecht’s 0-0 draw with Mechelen on Friday.



Haji Wright started and played 84 minutes in VVV Venlo’s 4-1 loss to Sparta Rotterdam on Friday.

Sergino Dest came off the bench and played 36 minutes in Ajax’s 5-0 win over FC Emmen on Saturday.

Desevio Payne came off the bench and played eight minutes for Emmen.


Richard Ledezma came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Jong PSV’s 2-2 draw with FC Den Bosch on Monday.

Alex Mendez did not dress in Jong Ajax’s 2-1 loss to FC Oss on Friday.



Michael Lansing started and played 90 minutes in AC Horsens’s 2-0 loss to Midtjylland on Sunday.

Christian Cappis, Emmanuel Sabbi started and played 90 minutes in Hobro’s 2-0 loss to Brondby on Sunday.

Yosef Samuel, Loucius Don Deedson dressed but did not play for Hobro.

Jonathan Amon did not dress in Nordsjaelland’s 2-2 draw with Silkeborg on Sunday.


Ligue 1

Timothy Weah started and played 65 minutes in Lille’s 2-1 win over Nantes on Sunday.

Theoson Jordan-Siebatcheu came off the bench and played 18 minutes in Rennes 1-0 win over Montpellier on Saturday.

Ligue 2

Maki Tall did not dress in AC Ajaccio’s 2-1 loss to Caen on Friday.



Erik Palmer-Brown did not dress in Austria Wien’s 5-1 win over Mattersburg on Sunday.



Aron Johannsson started and played 64 minutes in Hammarby’s 2-1 win over Helsingborg on Sunday.

Romain Gall dressed but did not play in Malmo’s 1-1 draw with BK Hacken on Sunday.


Premier League

Kevin Silva did not dress in Hearts’ 0-0 draw with Ross County on Saturday.


Ian Harkes came off the bench and played 10 minutes in Dundee United’s 2-1 win over Partick Thistle on Friday.

James Murphy started and played 74 minutes in Arbroath’s 2-1 loss to Inverness CT on Saturday.


Super League

Jonathan Klinsmann dressed but did not play in St. Gallen’s 3-2 loss to Young Boys on Saturday.



Alan Sonora and Independiente are off this weekend.

Joel Sonora and Arsenal de Sarandi are off this weekend.


  1. Watched the QPR-Huddersfield game and Cameron is pretty much a DM at this point. Why not bring him back into the USMNT fold and drop Bradley/Trapp/Nagbe? Cameron better than all of those guys…

    • Nagbe hasn’t been in the team since the last time Cameron also played with the USMNT. Geoff’s attitude was a cancer and it clashed with other players from what ive heard, plus he’s like 33-34 and we need to get a bit younger. Nagbe however is only 28, and i think he can give more to the team over the long haul than Cameron. And with the WC 4 years away there is no benefit to bringing Geoff back in

  2. My September Roster
    GK: Steffen, Horvath, Johnson
    Def: Lima, Cannon, Dest, Ream, Brooks, Long, Miazga, Zimmerman
    Mid: Bradley, Yueill, McKennie, Pomykal, Pulisic, Nagbe
    For: Altidore, Sargent, Boyd, Weah, Arriola, Sabbi
    If heathly: Holmes, Yedlin, Adams
    Guys I think will be called: Roldan, Morris, Zardes
    Need to do more in the next few weeks: Green, Wood, Acosta, Gyau

    • I think lima had his chance and lost it to cannon, think with Dest being able to play both outside back spots as he subbed on to play rb yesterday and has been LB recently gives him a good shot over Ream who hasn’t dressed. Robinson has started fairly well so I could see him called also. Emo getting mins for atl is another option I like.

      • Ream went 90 minutes on Saturday against Blackburn. Robinson is definitely an option would definitely rather see him than Lovitz.

      • Yeah i don’t want to see either of Ream or Lovitz in those friendlies. It’s time to bleed more of the younger players since there are no competitive matches(unless you consider the NL competitive)in the immediate future. I definitely would like to see Dest and Robinson playing LB from here on out.

    • RonnieT I should have said it’s what I see as a realistic roster that we could see. I’m interested to see what GGG does with this roster I think the GC squad was set around Adams and Adams wasn’t available. Gregg’s Crew teams always had 2 FBs that could get forward and Trapp would drop between the CBs to make a 3 man back. In the GC and earlier friendlies he used the CBs and LB and pushed everyone else forward in a variety of ways. The other question is will youngsters like Pomykal and Dest be steered toward the U23s, I have no problem with that if it’s communicated to them

  3. CP was awful in that Chelsea vs Manchester United game He needs to shake the nerves. Kyle Martinto had me weak ho he said Lampard was experienced, no disrespect. Would love to see Frank Lamoard and Jyle Martino in a London Rngland 1v1 Pub brawl lol.

      • Awful? That’s harsh, he started strong, leaving Wan Bissaka in the dust with blistering pace but the game got away from Chelsea and became a route. It’s hard to make an impact under those circumstances. Cut the kid some slack.

      • Jay the truth hurts. His passes did not connect also he was tying to dribble past 3-4 players like he is C. Ronaldo or peak Barcelona Ronadiniho and got the ball taken. ummm hell no lol

  4. A decent start to the European season for the USMNT Yanks. Once Adams & Holmes are back to health and CCV & EPB settle into their new clubs things should look even better.
    Keeper: Steffen went 120 with his new club.
    Defenders: Miazga, Robinson, Ream & Alverado went 90.
    Dest came off the Bench and played well.
    Midfield: Pulisic, & Weah saw good minutes w/ their new clubs.
    McKennie got a few minutes off the bench in the cup game.
    Striker: Sargent got a nice run of minutes.

    Reyna opened his EU account.
    Llanez got off to a hot start.
    Cappis & Sabbi continue to do well in Denmark.

    Anyone know why Yedlin didn’t dress? Is he still working back from his surgery?

  5. Horvath back on the bench after arrival of Mingolet?

    Probably going to need a transfer away if they went out and bought an experienced player to replace him after he got back on the field last season.


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