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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Harkes, Robinson, and more

Ian Harkes had to wait for his first goal for Scottish second tier side Dundee United, but that wait came to an end against the club’s biggest opponent.

Harkes was forced into action in the 25th minute and ended up scoring a goal in Dundee United’s 6-2 derby win over Dundee on Friday. It was Harkes’ first goal for the club since his move last winter. The win for Dundee United kept the club in first place in the Scottish Championship and has them sitting five points clear of second place Inverness.

Elsewhere, Antonee Robinson shined for Wigan Athletic in EFL Championship play, while Josh Sargent scored his first Bundesliga goal of the new season. Alfredo Morales recorded an assist in a 2-1 loss to Fortuna Dusseldorf, with Zack Steffen manning the posts once again. Eric Lichaj returned from injury for Hull City this weekend.

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



Christian Pulisic started and played 90 minutes in Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Sheffield United on Saturday.

DeAndre Yedlin is OUT with injury for Newcastle United

EFL Championship

Antonee Robinson started and played 90 minutes in Wigan Athletic’s 0-0 draw with Barnsley on Saturday.

Eric Lichaj started and played 90 minutes in Hull City’s 1-1 draw with Millwall on Saturday.

Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 1-1 draw with Cardiff City on Friday.

Duane Holmes came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Derby County’s 3-0 loss to Brentford on Saturday.

Geoff Cameron did not dress in QPR’s 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

Cameron Carter-Vickers did not dress (Selection) in Stoke City’s 2-1 loss to Birmingham City on Saturday.

Matt Miazga did not dress (Injury) in Reading’s 2-0 loss to Charlton Athletic on Saturday.

League One

Lynden Gooch started and played 63 minutes in Sunderland’s 3-0 loss to Peterborough on Saturday.

Charlie Kelman came off the bench and played 19 minutes in Southend United’s 3-0 loss to Rochdale on Saturday.

Giles Phillips dressed but did not play in Wycombe Wanderers’ 0-0 draw with AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.

Jordan Adebayo-Smith did not dress in Lincoln City’s 2-0 win over Fleetwood Town on Saturday.

U-23 Premier League

Kyle Scott started and played 90 minutes in Newcastle United’s 2-1 win over Fulham on Friday.

Luca De La Torre did not dress for Fulham.

Andrija Novakovich and Reading face West Bromwich Albion on Monday.

Gboly Ariyibi did not dress in Nottingham Forest’s 4-1 win over Cardiff City on Friday.



John Brooks started and played 90 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 1-1 draw with Paderborn on Saturday.

Weston McKennie started and played 90 minutes in Schalke’s 3-0 win over Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

Fabian Johnson started and played 74 minutes in Borussia Monchengladbach’s 3-1 loss to RB Leipzig on Friday.

Zack Steffen started and played 90 minutes in Fortuna Dusseldorf’s 2-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday.

Alfredo Morales started, registered ONE assist, and played 90 minutes for Dusseldorf.

Timmy Chandler dressed but did not play for Eintracht Frankfurt.

Josh Sargent started, scored ONE goal, and played 82 minutes in Werder Bremen’s 3-2 win over Augsburg on Sunday.

Khiry Shelton did not dress for Paderborn.

Tyler Adams is OUT for RB Leipzig.

2. Bundesliga

Bobby Wood came off the bench and played three minutes in Hamburg’s 3-0 win over Hannover on Sunday.

Sebastian Soto did not dress for Hannover on Sunday.

Julian Green started and played 90 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 2-2 draw with Arminia Bielefeld on Saturday.

3. Liga

Terrence Boyd started, scored ONE goal, and played 88 minutes in Hallescher FC’s 4-0 win over Sonnenhof Grobaspach on Saturday.

Chris Richards started and played 90 minutes in Bayern Munich II’s 2-1 loss to Unterhaching on Saturday. Richards also recorded an own goal.

McKinze Gaines did not dress for Sonnenhof Grobaspach.

Timothy Tillman did not dress for Bayern II.


Brady Scott dressed but did not play in Koln II’s 4-2 win over Alemannia Aachen on Saturday.

Michael Edwards and Wolfsburg II face Hannover on Sunday.

Nick Taitague is OUT for Schalke II with injury.


Liga MX

Ventura Alvarado started, scored ONE goal, and played 90 minutes in Necaxa’s 3-2 win over Club Tijuana on Saturday.

Fernando Arce dressed but did not play for Club Tijuana.

William Yarborough dressed but did not play in Club Leon’s 1-1 draw with Tigres on Saturday.

Jonathan Suarez did not dress in Queretaro’s 1-1 draw with Puebla on Sunday.

Segunda MX

Tony Alfaro started and played 90 minutes in Zacatepec’s 1-1 draw with Atlante on Saturday.

Rubio Rubin came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Dorados de Sinaloa’s 3-2 loss to Leones Negros on Saturday.


Pro League

Brendan Hines-Ike started and played 90 mintues in Kortrijk’s 2-2 draw with Oostende on Saturday.

Ethan Horvath dressed but did not play in Club Brugge’s 1-1 draw with Genk on Sunday.

Kenny Saief did not dress in Anderlecht’s 1-0 win over Standard Liege on Sunday.


Super Lig

Tyler Boyd started and played 45 minutes in Besiktas’ 1-1 draw with Rizespor on Saturday.



Sergino Dest started and played 65 minutes in Ajax’s 4-1 win over Sparta Rotterdam on Sunday.

Haji Wright came off the bench and played 29 minutes in VVV Venlo’s 1-0 loss to ADO Den Haag on Saturday.

Desevio Payne dressed but did not play in FC Emmen’s 3-1 loss to PEC Zwolle on Friday.

Eerste Divisie

Richard Ledesma started and played 90 minutes in Jong PSV’s 3-0 loss to Jong FC Utrecht on Friday

Alex Mendez came off the bench and played 31 minutes in Jong Ajax’s 3-2 win over Almere City on Friday.

Chris Gloster dressed but did not play for Jong PSV.



Michael Lansing started and played 90 minutes in AC Horsens’ 2-1 win over Lyngby on Sunday.

Emmanuel Sabbi started and played 90 minutes in Hobro’s 2-1 loss to Nordsjaelland on Saturday.

Christian Cappis started and played 79 minutes for Hobro.

Yosef Samuel came off the bench and played 11 minutes for Hobro.

Louicius Don Deedson dressed but did not play for Hobro.

Jonathan Amon did not dress for Nordsjaelland.


Segunda Division

Shaq Moore dressed but did not play in Tenerife’s 4-0 loss to Ponferradina on Sunday.


Ligue 1

Theoson Jordan-Siebatcheu started and played 76 minutes in Rennes’ 2-1 loss to Nice on Sunday.

Timothy Weah is OUT for Lille. (Injury)

Ligue 2

Maki Tall did not dress in AC Ajaccio’s 3-1 loss to Auxerre on Friday.



Erik Palmer-Brown did not dress (Suspension) in Austria Wien’s 3-1 loss to Rapid Wien on Sunday.



Romain Gall came off the bench and played 11 minutes in Malmo’s 5-0 win over Kalmar on Sunday.

Aron Johannsson came off the bench and played 70 minutes in Hammarby’s 2-0 loss to IFK Norrkoping on Sunday.


Andrew Stadler did not dress in Syrianska’s 1-1 draw with Brommapojkarna on Sunday.


premier league

Kevin Silva did not dress in Hearts’ 2-2 draw with Hamilton Academic on Saturday.


Ian Harkes came off the bench, scored ONE goal, and played 65 minutes in Dundee United’s 6-2 win over Dundee FC on Friday.

James Murphy started and played 90 minutes in Arbroath’s 1-0 win over Dunfermline Athletic on Sunday.


pro league

Jonathan Klinsmann and St. Gallen are OFF until Sept. 13th.



Alan Sonora did not dress in Independiente’s 1-0 loss to Patronato de Parana on Saturday.

Joel Sonora started and played 73 minutes in Arsenal de Sarandi’s 1-0 loss to Atletico Tucuman on Sunday.

South Korea

K League

Mix Diskerud dressed but did not play in Ulsan Hyundai’s 3-3 draw with Incheon United on Sunday.


  1. i just found out why Jordan Adebayo-Smith hasn’t dressed for Lincoln lately.
    he quietly got loaned to Boston United (National League/ 6th tier) a couple of weeks ago.

  2. Like Morales was, Alvarado keeps starting and playing 90 in a league better than MLS and keeps getting ignored even though he is still young enough to play in the next WC. I think Alvarado and Green are the two biggest omissions for these two friendlies.

    • Center back is our deepest position I wouldn’t consider Alvarado a snub that being said he’s someone who could merit a look. Wouldn’t mind seeing Green again. Looks like he actually plays more of an attacking midfield role for his club as opposed to forward and we’re thin at that position.

  3. Sargents goal was awesome.
    Did anyone see the game? Curious how he was throughout the game.

    CP – started, check. Went 90, check. Seems out of sync with his teammates. Willian seemed to be the only one consistently passing to him. Like the rest of the team, seemed very confused on Barkelys movement. That guy is a Hazard wannabe that plays hero way too much. Glad he came off in 2nd half. Hope he is the guy that sits as Willian gains fitness. CP did create that first goal, distracting keep to let up the rebound but also distributing to open up play.
    Chelsea have alot of problems.

    Glad to see Holmes back. Im eager to see him again with the usmnt.

    • I didn’t see all of the Chelsea game, but saw most of it and most of Schalke. Both CP and McKennie still lack some consistency. They will look good f9or a spell and then make a bad turnover or dribble into trouble and lose the ball, etc. Still, it’s easy to forget how young they both are since they clearly belong and have the physical capabilities to play at their respective levels. With another year or two of seasoning, they can both be top internationals, IMHO, assuming they keep progressing. And Adams off of last year, may be their equal and maybe better than McKennie.

  4. “Alfredo Morales started, registered ONE assist, and played 90 minutes for Dusseldorf”……and looked really good and active all game long. Making long runs, trying to beat players one-v-one, covering ground and playing ALL OVER THE FIELD. Hope both him and Steffen find success with Dusseldorf this year……

    • Don’t get too excited unless McKennie is moving to the 6. Alfredo doesn’t fit that deep 6 role that GGG uses, he’s a backup for Weston not a replacement for Tradley. Just trying to temper your disappointment.

    • His cross that led to the goal was inch perfect. It made the finish fairly easy. As for Johnny’s comment, people criticized JK for moving people around a lot, but what he did was get his best players on the pitch as a result. This is the thing about Berhalter which is a concern to me. He lets his scheme dictate his player selection and, if you are correct, will sit one of our better midfielders for a lesser player because the better player doesn’t fit into his scheme exactly.

      • When your game plan is “go out an influence the game” you can play guys in any position. That worked at times and at other times Bradley and Jones were tripping over each other, Dempsey tried to take everyone one on one and Bedoya and FJ were standing on the touch line wondering if anyone was going to pass them the ball. Berhalter wants 11 players that work together that everyone understands exactly where everyone else is going to be and what happens next if A, B, or C happens. It’s worked well with the exception of 2nd half vs. Mexico and 2nd half vs Curaçao. Berhalter is trying to build for the future we’re the US with its increasingly skilled players no longer have to rely on absorb, defend, and counter. Gregg and Earnie want to change how we play and throwing 5 #8s on the field in hopes that if someone makes a mistake one of the other athletic guys can get back and then hit a hopeful 40 yd pass behind the defense to get a goal isn’t it. Does that work sometimes yes, is it a strategy no. It’s rolling the dice. Berhalter has had one match against Ecuador with a full squad. We dominated them and forced them to bunker after 20 minutes. If we don’t win our NL group over Canada hit the panic button, until then relax and enjoy the ride.

  5. Cameron went from playing with QPR to warming the bench. Also Berhalter should have called up J Klinnsman since they are off until Sep 13th. It would keep him somewhat sharp. I like Sean Johnson and played with him at the UCF soccer camp when he went there. He does not need to be called up for the nats. UGHH!!! Give youth a chance!

    • Wash. Post has him listed as injured. He came off at half a couple weeks ago and hasn’t dressed since.
      I’ve been unable to find any update on Llanez other than its an ankle and he had back out of the U20 camp.

    • from QPR’s website on Friday:
      “While they’re nearing returns, Warburton confirmed that Saturday’s fixture is probably just a little too soon for injury victims Luke Amos, Geoff Cameron and Lee Wallace”

  6. All of these might be true or proven wrong by Monday morning:
    Soto: somewhere in Spain
    Novakovich: Vfl Bochum 2Bundesliga
    Sabbi: club official said its almost finished and will be the biggest sale ever for club (not sure that’s much of bar though)
    Gall: still rumored to be on the way out at Malmo.


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