Wolfsburg earned only their second Bundesliga win of 2020 with American defender John Brooks earning his first start since Jan. 18th in the process.
Brooks got the nod and played 90 minutes as Wolfsburg knocked off Hoffenheim 3-2 away from home on Saturday. The U.S. Men’s National Team veteran made three clearances and two clearances in what was a quiet afternoon for the 25-year-old. After struggling to crack the starting lineup in the last few weeks, Brooks may have won his way back into Oliver Glasner’s squad with the team aiming for a top-six finish this season.
Wolfsburg sit ninth in the Bundesliga table after the win and next face Swedish side Malmo on Thursday in the first leg of their Europa League Round of 32 draw.
Sergino Dest helped Ajax to a 3-0 home league win over RKC Waalwijk on Sunday, playing 90 minutes in the process. Dest finished with an 88% passing completion rate while also winning four duels and making two clearances. It was Dest’s 17th league appearance this season which also sees Ajax six points clear at the top of the Eredivisie table.
Cameron Carter-Vickers made his first league start for EFL Championship side Luton Town. Luton picked up a massive three points in a 1-0 road victory over Middlesbrough, moving them off the bottom of the league table. Carter-Vickers won five of six duels at centerback, also making four recoveries and making three clearances.
In a losing effort, Timothy Tillman came off the bench for Greuther Furth and recorded two assists in a 4-2 loss to Arminia Bielefeld. In 27 minutes played, Tillman finished with a 92% passing completion rate, giving Stefan Leitl something to consider going forward.
Here’s a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad action:
DeAndre Yedlin did not dress in Newcastle United’s 4-0 loss to Arsenal on Sunday.
Indiana Vassilev did not dress in Aston Villa’s 3-2 loss to Tottenham on Sunday.
Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 3-0 loss to Barnsley on Saturday.
Geoff Cameron started and played 90 minutes in QPR’s 4-2 win over Stoke City on Saturday.
Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes in Luton Town’s 1-0 win over Middlesbrough on Saturday.
Duane Holmes started and played 29 minutes in Derby County’s 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town on Saturday. Holmes left with an ankle injury.
Antonee Robinson did not dress in Wigan Athletic’s 2-2 draw with Cardiff City on Saturday.
Eric Lichaj is OUT for season (Injury) for Hull City.
Matt Miazga is OUT (Injury) for Reading.
Charlie Kelman started and played 90 minutes in Southend United’s 2-0 loss to Coventry City on Saturday.
Lynden Gooch started and played 59 minutes in Sunderland’s 1-0 win over Oxford United on Saturday.
Matthew Olosunde dressed but did not play in Rotherham United’s 2-2 draw with AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.
Giles Phillips did not dress in Wycombe Wanderers’s 2-0 win over Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.
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Luca De La Torre started, scored ONE goal, and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Friday.
Marlon Fossey started and played 90 minutes for Fulham.
Owen Otasowie started and played 90 minutes in Wolverhampton Wanderers’ 2-1 loss to Liverpool on Monday.
Kyle Scott did not dress in Newcastle United’s 2-0 win over Sunderland on Friday.
Weston McKennie started and played 90 minutes in Schalke’s 0-0 draw with Mainz on Sunday.
Alfredo Morales started and played 90 minutes in Fortuna Dusseldorf’s 4-1 loss to Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.
John Brooks started and played 90 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 3-2 win over Hoffenheim on Saturday.
Timmy Chandler started and played 90 minutes in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 4-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund on Friday.
Josh Sargent came off the bench and played 25 minutes in Werder Bremen’s 3-0 loss to RB Leipzig on Saturday.
Giovanni Reyna came off the bench and played 15 minutes for Borussia Dortmund.
Fabian Johnson dressed but did not play for Borussia Monchengladbach.
Tyler Adams is OUT (Injury) for RB Leipzig.
Zack Steffen is OUT (Injury) for Fortuna Dusseldorf.
Timothy Tillman came off the bench, registered TWO assists, and played 28 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 4-2 loss to Arminia Bielefeld on Saturday.
Sebastian Soto did not dress in Hannover’s 1-1 draw with Hamburg on Saturday.
Bobby Wood did not dress for Hamburg.
Julian Green is OUT (Injury) for Greuther Furth.
Chris Richards started and played 90 minutes in Bayern II’s 6-1 win over Hallescher FC on Monday.
McKinze Gaines started and played 78 minutes in Sonnenhof Grobspach’s 1-0 loss to Hansa Rostock on Saturday.
Terrence Boyd did not dress for Hallescher.
Nick Taitague did not dress in Schalke II’s 2-1 loss to SC Verl on Sunday.
Brady Scott and Koln II’s scheduled match with Alemannia Aachen was postponed on Sunday.
Thomas Vincent Robinson started and played 90 minutes in FC Energie Cottbus’s 3-2 win over Dynamo Dresden on Saturday.
Ulysses Llanez started and played 90 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 3-1 win over Chemnitzer on Saturday.
Malik Tillman started, scored ONE goal, and played 90 minutes in Bayern Munich’s 6-0 win over Hoffenheim on Saturday.
Quincy Butler started and played 78 minutes for Hoffenheim.
Taylor Booth started and played 72 minutes for Bayern Munich.
Matthew Hoppe and Schalke face Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday.
Shaq Moore came off the bench and played 21 minutes in Tenerife’s 0-0 draw with Rayo Vallecano on Sunday.
Andrija Novakovich came off the bench and played 57 minutes in Frosinone’s 1-0 win over Perugia on Sunday.
Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu started and played 56 minutes in Rennes’ 1-0 loss to Stade Reims on Sunday.
Tim Weah came off the bench and played 10 minutes in Lille’s 2-1 loss to Marseille on Sunday.
Maki Tall did not dress in AC Ajaccio’s 3-0 win over Orleans on Friday.
Sergino Dest started and played 90 minutes in Ajax’s 3-0 win over RKC Waalwijk on Sunday.
Haji Wright dressed but did not play in VVV Venlo’s 1-0 win over Heracles on Friday.
Desevio Payne did not dress in FC Emmen’s 0-0 draw with Fortuna Sittard on Saturday.
Richard Ledezma started, registered ONE assist, and played 60 minutes in Jong PSV’s 1-1 draw with FC Eindhoven on Friday, Ledezma was sent off after earning a straight red card.
Chris Gloster started and played 78 minutes for Jong PSV.
Alex Mendez dressed but did not play in Jong Ajax’s 4-2 loss to NAC Breda on Monday.
Chris Durkin started and played 82 minutes in Sint-Truiden’s 1-0 loss to Cercle Brugge on Saturday.
Brendan Hines-Ike did not dress in Kortrijk’s 3-0 win over Oostende on Saturday.
Ethan Horvath dressed but did not play in Club Brugge’s 2-0 win over Waasland-Beveren on Saturday.
Kenny Saief did not dress in Lechia Gdansk’s 1-0 win over Piast Gilwice on Friday.
Niko Hamalainen started and played 90 minutes in Kilmarnock’s 2-1 loss to Hibernian on Sunday.
Matt Polster did not dress in Rangers’ 1-0 win over Livingston on Saturday.
Dillon Powers started and played 90 minutes in Dundee United’s 0-0 draw with Alloa Athletic on Friday.
Ian Harkes started and played 78 minutes for Dundee United.
James Murphy came off the bench and played five minutes in Arbroath’s 2-0 win over Queen of the South on Saturday.
Tyler Boyd came off the bench and played 15 minutes in Besiktas’ 1-0 loss to Istanbul Basaksehir on Friday.
Gboly Ariyibi did not dress in Panetolikos’ 3-1 loss to Panathinaikos on Sunday.
Danny Williams did not dress in Pafos FC’s 1-1 draw with Enosis Paralimni on Saturday.
Jonathan Klinsmann dressed but did not play in St. Gallen’s 1-0 loss to Luzern on Sunday.
Romain Gall came off the bench, scored ONE goal, and played 31 minutes in Malmo’s 8-0 win over Syrianska on Saturday.
Erik Palmer-Brown started and played 90 minutes in Austria Wien’s 2-2 draw with Rheindorf Altach on Saturday.
Jesse Marsch and Red Bull Salzburg lost 3-2 to LASK on Friday.
Emmanuel Sabbi, Christian Cappis both started and played 90 minutes each in Hobro’s 3-1 loss to Sonderjyske on Sunday.
Jonathan Amon and Nordsjaelland’s scheduled match with Michael Lansing and Horsens was postponed.
Yosef Samuel, Louicius Don Deedson did not dress for Hobro.
Joel Sonora and Arsenal de Sarandi face Alan Sonora and Independiente on Monday.
Ventura Alvarado started and played 90 minutes in Necaxa’s 3-2 loss to Queretaro on Sunday.
Fernando Arce started and played 90 minutes for Necaxa.
Sebastian Saucedo started, played 82 minutes, and recorded the game-winning assist in UNAM Pumas’ 3-2 win against Toluca on Sunday.
Jonathan Suarez dressed but did not play for Queretaro.
William Yarborough did not dress in Club Leon’s 3-1 loss to San Luis on Friday.
Rubio Rubin started and played 71 minutes in Dorados de Sinaloa’s 1-1 draw with Cimarrones on Saturday.