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Americans Abroad Midweek Rewind: Dest, Moore, and more

Ajax advanced in the Dutch KNVB Cup on Wednesday with Sergino Dest returning to first-team play.

The 19-year-old right back started and played 90 minutes for Erik ten Hag’s side in a 7-0 win over Spakenburg. Dest recorded one assist from the right flank, connecting with Siem De Jong for the third goal of the night.

In a match which Ajax dominated with 78% possession, Dest was able to grab his first minutes with the club since a 6-1 win over ADO Den Haag on Dec. 22nd. Dest now has made 24 appearances in all competitions for the Eredivisie giants, scoring two goals and adding five assists. Up next is a road league match against FC Groningen on Jan. 26th.

Elsewhere, Shaq Moore played 90 minutes in midfield as Tenerife advanced in the Spanish Copa Del Rey. Tim Ream also played in Fulham’s scoreless draw with Charlton Athletic. Niko Hamalainen and Kilmarnock suffered a home loss to Scottish Premier League leaders Celtic. Indiana Vassilev came off the bench in Aston Villa’s dramatic home league win.

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


Premier League

Indiana Vassilev came off the bench and played 13 minutes in Aston Villa’s 2-1 win over Watford on Tuesday.

DeAndre Yedlin did not dress in Newcastle United’s 2-2 draw with Everton on Tuesday.

Owen Otasowie and Wolverhampton Wanderers face Liverpool on Thursday.

Christian Pulisic is OUT (Injury) for Chelsea.


Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 0-0 draw with Charlton Athletic on Wednesday.

Matt Miazga dressed but did not play in Reading’s 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest on Wednesday.

Luca De La Torre dressed but did not play for Fulham.

League One

Giles Phillips started and played 21 minutes in Wycombe Wanderers’ 4-0 loss to Peterborough United on Tuesday. Phillips was sent off after receiving a straight red card.



Sergino Dest started, registered ONE assist, and played 90 minutes in Ajax’s 7-0 win over Spakenburg on Wednesday.


Coupe De La Ligue

Timothy Weah did not dress in Lille’s 4-2 penalty shootout loss to Lyon on Tuesday.


Copa Del Rey

Shaq Moore started and played 90 minutes in Tenerife’s 2-1 win over Real Valladolid on Wednesday.


Premier League

Niko Hamalainen started and played 90 minutes in Kilmarnock’s 3-1 loss to Celtic on Wednesday.

Matt Polster did not dress in Rangers’ 1-0 win over St. Mirren on Wednesday.


James Murphy started and played 75 minutes in Arbroath’s 2-0 loss to Alloa Athletic on Tuesday.



Ethan Horvath dressed but did not play in Club Brugge’s 1-1 first leg draw with Zulte Waregem on Wednesday.



Tyler Boyd dressed but did not play in Besiktas’ 3-2 second leg loss to Erzurum on Wednesday. Erzurum advanced 6-4 on aggregate.


Super League

Gboly Ariyibi did not dress in Panetolikos’ 2-2 draw with Larissa FC on Wednesday.


Copa MX

Rubio Rubin started and played 90 minutes in Dorados de Sinaloa’s 2-1 win over Guadalajara on Tuesday.

Jonathan Suarez did not dress in Queretaro’s 3-2 win over FC Juarez on Tuesday.


  1. I thought Weah was recovered from his injury by now. Should we be worried because he isn’t playing yet, or is he still getting into game shape? Anyone know?

    • I’ve read somewhere that the manager’s time table for his return was always late January, so hopefully we start to see him really soon!

    • I commented a few weeks ago how it’s worrying that Weah still isn’t playing, and I got crucified for my thoughts. Glad to see the rest of the community is finally starting to see the red flags here. To be out this long from a minor injury? Come on man something’s up.

      Also to read so many guys are not even getting minutes in cup games is not a good sign either. Horvath can’t even start a cup game? Go to a new team dude


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