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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Holmes, McKennie, and more

Derby County picked up their first league win this weekend since opening day and Duane Holmes was a major part of it.

Holmes registered his first assist of the season and played 90 minutes in the Rams 3-2 win over Birmingham City on Saturday. It was a needed win for the club who had been struggling under new manager Phillip Cocu.

Holmes’ assist came in the second minute at Pride Park in a match in which Derby County needed a second-half winner to hold off their opponents. The 24-year-old also won four duels, made five recoveries, and successfully completed one tackle. Now the midfielder will hope he receives a call-up to the U.S. Men’s National Team for October Nations League matches against Cuba and Canada.

Elsewhere, Tim Ream and Fulham earned an important three points over Antonee Robinson and Wigan Athletic. Zack Steffen and Fortuna Dusseldorf lost to Freiburg, while Josh Sargent registered a game-tying assist in Werder Bremen’s tie with Borussia Dortmund.

DeAndre Yedlin made his first appearance of the English Premier League season, while in Germany Khiry Shelton made his Bundesliga debut for Paderborn.

Lynden Gooch and Sunderland knocked off MK Dons, Ventura Alvarado and Necaxa tied FC Juarez, and William Yarbrough earned his first league start of the season for Club Leon.

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



Christian Pulisic dressed but did not play in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.

DeAndre Yedlin came off the bench and played 17 minutes in Newcastle United’s 5-0 loss to Leicester City on Sunday.

EFL Championship

Eric Lichaj started and played 90 minutes in Hull City’s 2-2 draw with Cardiff City on Saturday.

Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic on Friday.

Antonee Robinson started and played 90 minutes for Wigan Athletic.

Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes in Stoke City’s 3-2 loss to Nottingham Forest on Friday.

Duane Holmes started, registered ONE assist, and played 90 minutes in Derby County’s 3-2 win over Birmingham City on Saturday.

Geoff Cameron started and played 90 minutes in QPR’s 2-0 loss to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Matt Miazga did not dress in Reading’s 1-1 draw with Swansea City on Saturday.

League One

Lynden Gooch started and played 90 minutes in Sunderland’s 2-1 win over MK Dons on Saturday.

Giles Phillips started and played 85 minutes in Wycombe Wanderers’ 3-0 win over Rochdale on Saturday.

Matthew Olosunde came off the bench and played 27 minutes in Rotherham United’s 1-0 loss to Bristol Rovers on Saturday.

Charlie Kelman started and played 20 minutes in Southend United’s 1-0 loss to Accrington Stanley on Saturday. Kelman left with an injury.


Jordan Adebayo-Smith came off the bench and played 12 minutes in Boston United’s 2-0 win over Southport on Saturday.

U-23 Premier League

Luca De La Torre did not dress in Fulham’s 4-2 loss to Middlesbrough on Friday.

Kyle Scott started and played 63 minutes in Newcastle United’s 1-0 loss to Swansea City on Monday.



Josh Sargent started, registered ONE assist, and played 88 minutes in Werder Bremen’s 2-2 draw with Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.

Zack Steffen started, made two saves, and played 90 minutes in Fortuna Dusseldorf’s 2-1 loss to Freiburg on Sunday.

Weston McKennie started and played 90 minutes in Schalke’s 3-1 win over RB Leipzig on Saturday.

Timmy Chandler came off the bench and played 13 minutes in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 2-1 win over Union Berlin on Friday.

Khiry Shelton came off the bench and played five minutes in Paderborn’s 3-2 loss to Bayern Munich on Saturday.

John Brooks did not dress (Injury) in Wolfsburg’s 1-0 win over Mainz on Saturday.

Tyler Adams did not dress for RB Leipzig.

Fabian Johnson is OUT for Borussia Monchengladbach.

Alfredo Morales is OUT for Fortuna Dusseldorf.

2. Bundesliga

Julian Green started and played 90 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 3-0 loss to Holstein Kiel on Sunday.

Bobby Wood dressed but did not play in Hamburg’s 2-2 draw with Regensburg on Saturday.

Sebastian Soto did not dress (Illness) in Hannover’s 3-0 loss to Nuremberg on Monday.

3. Liga

Terrence Boyd started and played 90 minutes in Hallescher FC’s 1-1 draw with Eintracht Braunschwig on Saturday.

Chris Richards started and played 90 minutes in Bayern Munich II’s 4-1 win over Preussen Munster on Saturday.

McKinze Gaines dressed but did not play in Sonnenhof Grobaspach’s 2-0 win over Chemnitzer FC on Saturday.

Timothy Tillman, Taylor Booth did not dress for Bayern II.


Malik McLemore, Blaine Ferri started and played 90 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 2-0 loss to Turkgucu-Ataspor on Saturday.

Michael Edwards started and played 90 minutes in Wolfsburg II’s 3-0 win over LSK Hansa on Saturday.

Brady Scott did not dress in Koln II’s 1-0 win over Rodinghausen on Saturday.

Nick Taitague is OUT for Schalke II with injury.

u-19 bundesliga

Giovanni Reyna started and played 90 minutes in Borussia Dortmund’s 3-2 win over Rot Weib Oberhausen on Saturday.

Matthew Hoppe started, scored ONE goal, and played 73 minutes in Schalke’s 3-0 win over Preuben Munster on Saturday.

Thomas Vincent Robinson came off the bench and played 26 minutes in FC Energie Cottbus’s 7-0 loss to Werder Bremen on Sunday.

Ulysses Llanez did not dress in Wolfsburg’s 5-1 win over Neindorfer on Saturday.



Haji Wright started and played 90 minutes in VVV Venlo’s 3-0 loss to SC Heerenveen on Saturday.

Sergino Dest came off the bench and played 23 minutes in Ajax’s 2-0 win over FC Groningen on Saturday.

Desevio Payne did not dress in FC Emmen’s 3-0 win over ADO Den Haag on Friday.

Eerste Divisie

Richard Ledesma, Chris Gloster started and played 90 minutes in Jong PSV’s 5-2 loss to Excelsior on Friday.

Alex Mendez came off the bench and played 10 minutes in Jong Ajax’s 4-1 win over MSV Maastricht on Friday.


Pro League

Brendan Hines-Ike started and played 90 minutes in Kortrijk’s 2-0 loss to Gent on Saturday.

Ethan Horvath dressed but did not play in Club Brugge’s 5-0 win over KV Mechelen on Saturday.

Kenny Saief did not dress in Anderlecht’s 0-0 draw with Waasland-Beveren on Sunday.


Super Lig

Tyler Boyd started and played 45 minutes in Besiktas’ 4-1 loss to Trabzonspor on Sunday.



Christian Cappis started, registered ONE assist, and played 90 minutes in Hobro’s 2-1 loss to Lyngby on Friday.

Emmanuel Sabbi started and played 90 minutes for Hobro.

Michael Lansing started, made five saves, and played 90 minutes in Horsens’ 1-1 draw with Esbjerg on Monday.

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

Louicius Don Deedson came off the bench and played one minute for Hobro.

Jonathan Amon did not dress in Nordsjaelland’s 3-1 loss to AGF Aarhus on Sunday.


Segunda Division

Shaq Moore dressed but did not play in Tenerife’s 4-1 win over Lugo on Sunday.


Ligue 1

Theoson Jordan-Siebatcheu did not dress in Rennes’ 1-1 draw with Marseille on Sunday.

Timothy Weah is OUT for Lille. (Injury)

Ligue 2

Maki Tall did not dress in AC Ajaccio’s 2-0 win over Valenciennes on Friday.



Erik Palmer-Brown started and played 90 minutes in Austria Wien’s 4-1 loss to Jesse Marsch’s RB Salzburg on Saturday.


Super League

Gboly Ariyibi started and played 84 minutes in Panetolikos’ 2-0 loss to Atromitos on Saturday.



Romain Gall came off the bench and played 18 minutes in Malmo’s 1-0 win over AFC Eskilstuna on Sunday.

Aron Johannsson did not dress in Hammarby’s 5-1 win over Orebro on Monday.


Andrew Stadler started and played 90 minutes in Syrianska’s 2-0 loss to Degerfors on Monday.


Premier League

Niko Hamalainen started and played 90 minutes in Kilmarnock’s 0-0 draw with Ross County on Saturday.

Matt Polster did not dress in Rangers’ 5-0 win over Aberdeen on Saturday.

Kevin Silva did not dress in Hearts’ 0-0 draw with St. Mirren on Saturday.


Ian Harkes started and played 90 minutes in Dundee United’s 6-0 win over Greenock Morton on Saturday.

James Murphy started and played 61 minutes in Arbroath’s 3-0 loss to Ayr United on Saturday.


First Division

Danny Williams and Pafos FC are off this weekend.


Serie B

Andrija Novakovich came off the bench and played 30 minutes in Frosinone’s 1-1 draw with Cosenza on Saturday.


Pro League

Jonathan Klinsmann dressed but did not play in St. Gallen’s 4-0 win over Thun on Saturday.



Joel Sonora came off the bench and played nine minutes in Arsenal de Sarandi’s 3-0 win over Estudiantes on Saturday.

Alan Sonora did not dress in Independiente’s 3-2 win over Talleres de Cordoba on Sunday.

South Korea

K League

Mix Diskerud started and played 89 minutes in Ulsan Hyundai’s 1-0 win over Seongnam FC on Saturday.


Liga MX

Ventura Alvarado started and played 90 minutes in Necaxa’s 0-0 draw with FC Juarez on Saturday.

William Yarborough started, made one save, and played 90 minutes in Club Leon’s 2-1 loss to Puebla on Friday.

Fernando Arce did not dress in Club Tijuana’s 3-2 win over Atletico de San Luis on Sunday.

Jonathan Suarez came off the bench and played 13 minutes in Queretaro’s 2-0 loss to Atlas on Friday.

Ascenso Mx

Rubio Rubin came off the bench and played 20 minutes in Dorados de Sinaloa’s 2-2 draw with Zacatepec on Saturday.

Tony Alfaro dressed but did not play for Zacatepec.


  1. i’d like to give a quiet shout to Gboly Ariyibi.
    Panetolikos seems to rate him and are giving him ample opportunities so far.
    1 assist in 200 or so minutes.
    really hope he builds on that and kudos to his people for going off the beaten path to find this move.

    • Greek league is actually rated better than Scotland where he was last year and far higher than Sweden where Gall is and on par with Denmark where Amon is.

    • LB for Kilmarnock and I believe that’s where he played for LAFC. He’d have to file a switch, the U23 match doesn’t count because it wasn’t an official match. Third he played 95 minutes in half a season at LAFC some of that likely do to his loan being until June but if he’s NT worthy you’d think he’d force his way in. Finland isn’t going to even qualify for the Euros let alone a WC so if he’s at all interested he’ll wait. If he does file a switch it’s for U23s.

  2. Yedlin was awful in that Leicester and New Castle game. My Foxes stay going ham Leicester City fan till I die! He acted like he was afraid to make a standing tackle on Chillwell and the other Leicester players.He was Also jogging instead of putting immediate pressure on the Leicester players. I say Beerholder makes Reggie Cannon our starting RB and he tries to get a move to a Ligue 1 French team or Bundesliga 1 team, or Championship English 2nd division team and lets have him be our starting RB if Chandler is going to be ignored. Even though it was Cannon fault we got scored on by Uruguay by going up to far and not getting back. He is good enough. Yedlin with the lazy jogging and scared to make a tackle is not what we need for the USA nats team.

    • He’s not going to get called in next month so chill. As Johnny said, he’s coming off a major injury. It takes at least 2 weeks if not a month before you really start to feel comfortable. If you have any experience recovering from a major injury you would know what I’m talking about.

  3. With the roster supposedly coming out Wednesday I think we can rule out Brooks, Adams, Weah, FJ, and Morales out with injuries. Miazga not in the lineup after playing midweek hopefully just taking it slow and available. Perhaps Amon out with an injury given he played last two. Yedlin did get on so he may make the roster.

    • Since Yedlin is still working his way back to full health, I don’t see GB calling him in to simply add a couple trans-Alantic flights to his schedule.

  4. note: Soto played 90+ for Hannover’s reserves today, so he won’t be with the 1st team tomorrow.

    also: Giles Phillips assisted on Wycombe’s 2nd goal on Saturday!


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