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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Richards, Moore, and more

Chris Richards continued his development with Bayern Munich II this weekend, scoring his second goal of the season.

The U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team defender scored the eventual game winning goal in Bayern II’s 4-2 road victory over Viktoria Koln. Richards’ 88th-minute header handed Bayern II their their consecutive league win to move them to 11th place in the 3. Liga table.

Not only has Richards come up with two goals this season, but he’s continued to play consistently in defense for the German club. Up next is a home match against FC Hallescher on Feb. 17th.

Shaq Moore scored his first goal for Tenerife this season in a 4-2 road league win over Extremadura on Saturday. Moore continued to start for the Spanish second-tier side, helping them move up to 15th in the 22-team division. Moore also won three duels. won two aerial battles, and made seven recoveries in the win.

Duane Holmes scored for the second time this week for Derby County, helping them to a 3-2 road win over Swansea City. The Rams extended their winning run to three matches in all competitions with the victory in Wales. Holmes has formed a nice partnership with former D.C. United man Wayne Rooney in the heart of the EFL Championship side’s midfield.

Timmy Chandler scored a brace for Eintracht Frankfurt in a 5-0 beatdown of Augsburg on Friday. Chandler has scored four goals in his last four matches for Adolf Hutter’s side, keeping them in the race for a European qualification spot.

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



Duane Holmes started, scored ONE goal. and played 90 minutes in Derby County’s 3-2 win over Swansea City on Saturday.

Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes in Luton Town’s 1-0 loss to Cardiff City on Saturday.

Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

Eric Lichaj started and played 70 minutes in Hull City’s 1-1 draw with Reading on Saturday.

Geoff Cameron did not dress in Queens Park Rangers’ 2-0 loss to Huddersfield Town on Saturday (yellow card suspension).

Antonee Robinson did not dress in Wigan Athletic’s 2-1 loss to Preston North End on Saturday.

Matt Miazga is OUT (Injury) for Reading.


Lynden Gooch started and played 90 minutes in Sunderland’s 1-0 win over Ipswich Town on Saturday.

Charlie Kelman started and played 82 minutes in Southend United’s 2-1 loss to Blackpool on Saturday.

Matthew Olosunde dressed but did not play in Rotherham United’s 1-0 win over Lincoln City on Friday.

Giles Phillips did not dress in Wycombe Wanderers’ 3-1 win over Bristol Rovers on Saturday.


Jordan Adebayo-Smith started, scored ONE goal, and played 68 minutes in Gainsborough Trinity’s 3-3 draw with Buxton on Saturday.



Weston McKennie started and played 90 minutes in Schalke’s 1-1 draw with Paderborn on Saturday.

Alfredo Morales started and played 90 minutes in Fortuna Dusseldorf’s 1-1 draw with Wolfsburg on Saturday.

Tyler Adams started and played 90 minutes in RB Leipzig’s 0-0 draw with Bayern Munich on Sunday.

Timmy Chandler started, scored TWO goals, and played 90 minutes in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 5-0 win over Augsburg on Friday.

Giovanni Reyna came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Borussia Dortmund’s 4-3 loss to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

Josh Sargent came off the bench and played 21 minutes in Werder Bremen’s 2-0 loss to Union Berlin on Saturday.

Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach’s scheduled match vs. Koln was postponed on Sunday.

John Brooks dressed but did not play for Wolfsburg.

Zack Steffen is OUT (Fitness) for Fortuna Dusseldorf.

2. Bundesliga

Timothy Tillman dressed but did not play in Greuther Furth’s 3-1 loss to Hannover on Sunday.

Bobby Wood did not dress in Hamburg’s 2-0 win over Karlsruher on Saturday.

Sebastian Soto did not dress for Hannover.

Julian Green is OUT (Injury) for Greuther Furth.

3. Liga

Chris Richards started, scored ONE goal, and played 90 minutes in Bayern II’s 4-2 win over Viktoria Koln on Saturday.

Terrence Boyd started and played 90 minutes in Hallescher’s 3-0 loss to Chemnitzer on Sunday.

McKinze Gaines did not dress in Sonnenhof Grobaspach’s 2-1 loss to Uerdingen on Saturday.


Brady Scott and Koln II’s scheduled match vs. Wuppertal was postponed on Sunday.

Nick Taitague did not dress in Schalke II’s 1-1 draw with Fortuna Dusseldorf II on Saturday.

U-19 Bundesliga

Ulysses Llanez started and played 79 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 1-0 win over Magdeburg on Saturday.

Thomas Vincent Robinson started and played 90 minutes in FC Energie Cottbus’s 3-0 loss to RB Leipzig on Saturday.

Matthew Hoppe started and played 65 minutes in Schalke’s 2-0 win vs. Viktoria Koln on Sunday.



Sergino Dest and Ajax’s scheduled match at FC Utrecht was postponed on Sunday.

Haji Wright came off the bench and played one minute in VVV Venlo’s 1-1 draw with Heerenveen on Saturday.

Eerste Divisie

Richie Ledezma started, registered ONE assist, and played 90 minutes in Jong PSV’s 3-2 loss to De Graafschap on Monday. 

Chris Gloster started and played 90 minutes for Jong PSV.

Alex Mendez started and played 45 minutes in Jong Ajax’s 7-2 loss to Jong Utrecht on Monday.


Pro League

Chris Durkin started, scored ONE goal, and played 90 minutes in Sint-Truiden’s 5-2 win over Eupen on Saturday.

Brendan Hines-Ike and Kortrijk’s scheduled match vs. Waasland-Beveren was postponed on Sunday.

Ethan Horvath and Club Brugge’s scheduled match vs. Standard Liege was postponed on Sunday.

Kenny Saief did not dress in Anderlecht’s 1-1 draw with Gent on Friday.



Jesse Marsch and Red Bull Salzburg defeated Amstetten 3-0 on Sunday.



Niko Hamalainen started and played 90 minutes in Kilmranock’s 0-0 draw with Aberdeen on Saturday.

Matt Polster dressed but did not play in Rangers’ 4-1 win over Hamilton Academic on Saturday.


Super Lig

Tyler Boyd dressed but did not play in Besiktas’ 3-0 win over Gaziantep on Saturday.


Segunda Division

Shaq Moore started, scored ONE goal, and played 85 minutes in Tenerife’s 4-2 win over Extremadura on Saturday.


Super League

Gboly Ariyibi did not dress in Panetolikos’ 1-1 draw with NFC Volos on Monday.


First Division

Danny Williams did not dress in Pafos FC’s 2-0 win over AEL Limassol on Sunday.


Serie B

Andrija Novakovich started and played 90 minutes in Frosinone’s 1-0 win over Venezia on Saturday.


Pro League

Jonathan Klinsmann did not dress in St. Gallen’s 1-0 win over Servette on Sunday.



Joel Sonora came off the bench and played 20 minutes in Arsenal de Sarandi’s 1-1 draw with Talleres de Cordoba on Monday.

Alan Sonora did not dress in Independiente’s 1-0 loss to Racing Club on Sunday.


Liga MX

Ventura Alvarado started, played 90 minutes and drew a yellow card in Necaxa’s 2-1 loss to Juarez on Sunday.

William Yarborough did not dress in Club Leon’s 3-1 win over Monterrey on Saturday.

Jonathan Suarez dressed but did not play in Queretaro’s 2-1 loss to Club America on Sunday.

Ascenso MX

Rubio Rubin started, scored ONE goal, and played 73 minutes in Dorados de Sinaloa’s 1-1 draw with Alebrijes on Saturday.


  1. “Giovanni Reyna came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Borussia Dortmund’s 4-3 loss to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.”

    …and a beautiful Dortmund goal was given then disallowed because Reyna pulled a Leverkusen player down WHO WAS NOT EVEN INVOLVED IN THE PLAY. Young with grit, I like it hahaha

  2. Didn’t Wolfsburg have the best defense in the bundesliga with Brooks starting and now they are struggling with him on the bench, anyone know if he’s injured or fallen out of favour with manager?

  3. Servania’s younger brother, played in a scrimmage vs AtlUnited, Saturday. He’s only played for PRs youth setup, but hopefully, he becomes part of the US youth movement. If not Puerto Rico, has got a hell of a player. He was all over the pitch. During the match, I saw him play LW, RW, and cover deep in midfield, he’s extremely versatile!

  4. note to the peeps: all of the postponed matches were due to “Storm Ciara” bringing hurricane-like weather to parts of Europe

  5. I watched the Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig game. Thanks to Beerholder the commentators were confused the whole game if Tyler Adams was playing RWB or RWM. It seemed like he was playing both alternating throughout the game. Beerholder is not bright using Tyler Adams as a RWB when he is a beast in the Midfield.

    • Berhalter said recently that he sees Adams as a midfielder but necessarily as a six. In one match 3G used Adams as a RB when Ecuador had the ball and as a CM while in possession. The US was in possession for 62% of the match. Likewise in a 3-4-3 for RBL in possession he was a M in defense a WB unfortunately for Leipzig today they didn’t have much of the ball. FYI, Marsch played Adams at RB much more than Berhalter no shade for him?

    • Adams motor and his skill makes him able to play many positions. In that game on Sunday the formation was listed as a 3-4-3 for RBL. Adams was at the right midfield spot. I noticed he was caught out of position a few times when he was suppose to be back helping mark up. But i also noticed he was well inside the opponents box a few times in the attack. He was pretty much all over the pitch. “Beerholder” (as you called him) isn’t the first person to come up with this hybrid position. I believe it was Pep who turned Philip Lahm into a hybrid rb. Anyway it’s not because of “Beerholder” that Nagelsmann decided to play Adams in that role and it’s also not 3g’s fault the commentators couldn’t figure it out. That was Nagelsmann’s call to play him there and he must see something in Adam’s ability to pull this off. Anyway, i am not a fan of 3g but to blame him for the commentators confusion and where adam’s plays in his club team isn’t fair. At this point i believe all of us want to seem Adams play in the role like Kante did for Leicester City, Chelsea (under Conte) and France. Adams has the motor and the ability to be the connection from defense to the offense. What i would like to see more of that Kante has is the ability to win the ball back from the opponents immediately after they have won it. It’s what made Kante the center piece of the 2018 WC winning team. I will end with this where ever Adams plays on the pitch it’s apparent that the kid can flat out play.

    • Adams was playing a wide midfield position and was forced to help defend much further back because Davies is such a beast going forward. (If Davies learns to make better crosses, that will become a bigger issue; he is dangerous enough as it is.)

      Adams has the legs (but not the speed of Davies) and the smarts to help where he is needed, that coupled with the threat posed by Davies meant Adams spend a lot of time on or near his own penalty area.

      Adams figured out where he was needed, the commentators just could not.


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