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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Brooks, Adams, and more

Wolfsburg’s quest for European Football next season remained very much alive after a 1-0 road win over Werder Bremen on Sunday.

John Brooks excelled in the Wolves backline, playing 90 minutes and finishing as one of the top performers for the visitors. Brooks won seven duels from his centerback position, also winning four aerial battles and successfully winning two tackles. The U.S. Men’s National Team defender helped limit Bremen to only two shots on goal in the win, one that sees Wolfsburg sit two points clear of seventh place Hoffenheim.

Tyler Adams also impressed this weekend for RB Leipzig despite a disappointing 1-1 draw with last place Paderborn. Adams won seven of his individual battles while also making five recoveries and winning three tackles. Continuing to be a versatile player for Julian Nagelsmann’s side, Adams and Leipzig will try to bounce back Friday at Hoffenheim.

Elsewhere, Kenny Saief registered an assist off the bench in a 2-2 draw for Polish side Lechia Gdansk. Terrence Boyd couldn’t help Hallescher avoid a lopsided defeat at the bottom of the 3. Liga table, despite coming off the bench. Julian Green and Timothy Tillman were ineffective as Greuther Furth’s chances of promotion took another major hit.

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



Tyler Adams started and played 90 minutes in RB Leipzig’s 1-1 draw Paderborn on Saturday.

John Brooks started and played 90 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 1-0 win over Werder Bremen on Sunday.

Josh Sargent started and played 76 minutes for Werder Bremen.

Timmy Chandler came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 2-0 loss to Mainz on Saturday.

Alfredo Morales came off the bench and played 24 minutes in Fortuna Dusseldorf’s 2-2 draw with Hoffenheim on Saturday.

Giovanni Reyna came off the bench and played 22 minutes in Borussia Dortmund’s 1-0 win over Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

Weston McKennie was suspended for Schalke face Union Berlin on Sunday.

Ulysses Llanez did not dress for Wolfsburg.

Fabian Johnson is OUT (Injury) for Borussia Monchengladbach.

Zack Steffen is OUT (Injury) for Fortuna Dusseldorf.

2. Bundesliga

Julian Green started and played 45 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 2-1 loss to Sandhausen on Friday.

Timothy Tillman came off the bench and played 45 minutes for Greuther Furth.

Bobby Wood and Hamburg face Holstein Kiel on Monday.

Sebastian Soto did not dress in Hannover’s 2-1 win over Heidenheim on Sunday.

3. Liga

Chris Richards started and played 90 minutes in Bayern Munich II’s 1-1 draw with Eintracht Braunschweig on Saturday.

McKinze Gaines started and played 70 minutes in Sonnenhof Grobaspach’s 1-1 draw with Ingolstadt on Sunday.

Terrence Boyd came off the bench and played 37 minutes in FC Hallescher’s 5-1 loss to Zwickau on Saturday.



Emmanuel Sabbi and Christian Cappis each started and played 90 minutes in Hobro’s 2-2 draw with Lyngby on Sunday.

Loucious Don Deedson came off the bench and played four minutes for Hobro.

Yosuf Samuel did not dress for Hobro.

Mike Lansing dressed but did not play in Horsens’ 3-2 win over Brondby on Sunday.

Jonathan Amon is OUT FOR SEASON (Injury) for Nordsjaelland.



Erik Palmer-Brown came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Austria Wien’s 1-1 draw with SKN St. Poelten on Saturday.

Jesse Marsch and Red Bull Salzburg defeated Hartberg 6-0 on Sunday.



Kenny Saief came off the bench, registered ONE assist, and played 16 minutes in Lechia Gdansk’s 2-2 draw with Gornik Zabrze on Friday.

Ben Lederman dressed but did not play in Rakow Czestochowa’s 1-1 draw with LKS Lodz on Sunday.


  1. I didn’t see the Werder Bremen v. Wolfsburg game, so I’m not commenting on Sargent’s performance in that game specifically. And I get that he’s young and might improve, and I get that he’s on a bad team where nobody is scoring.

    Having said all that, he’s a striker, and striker’s who don’t score don’t last very long. A lot of people are very high on Sargent, but I’m not sold. Yes, he works hard, tackles, comes back to the ball and lays it off. All good qualities. But he doesn’t score much, and doesn’t set others up much.

    I’m not writing him off. It’s not like the national team has a bunch of quality strikers. Hopefully he’ll improve and become more productive, either with Bremen in B2 or somewhere else.

  2. Does anyone know if Jamie Leweling, of Greuther Furth, is eligible to represent the US? I cannot find this information anywhere. With a name like that, he’s likely to have something other than German in him.

  3. Saief’s assist was pretty good.
    collected the ball in the defensive third, and then plowed into and then thru traffic to lay it off, beating a couple dudes along the way.
    exactly like the highlights that got everyone excited about Kenny a couple of years ago.

  4. I’m surprised, there’s no mention of Jann George, German-American, playing in the B2, for Regensburg. He scored in Saturday’s match. I know, he might not be USMNT radar, but @ least, SBI’s! #ImpersonationCorner #EastDeflection

    • Jann-Christopher George?! He plays less than Green, but a little more than Tillman, per Transfermarket #ImpersonationCorner# JohnnyRazor

      • Any article that doesn’t mention Michael Bradley or his dad is a good article! ..and Why doesn’t anyone on this site write about the Bradley’s, extorting USMNT and the USSF? He’s been stealing minutes from good players for years. Nepotism has brought this team down. The FBI should investigate, Michael “HeSux” Bradley, and Bob “Gangster” Bradley, for stealing minutes from quality players.

      • There generally aren’t laws against nepotism in non-government jobs and US Soccer is not a government agency, it’s a non-profit. Given that he played in 3 of the top leagues in the world and captains a team that has made 3 of the last 4 MLS Cups, add in he played for four other managers for the US after his dad was fired and you’d never win the case even if you could.

      • My first response disappeared sorry if this ends up being a repeat. He’s never played for US or Germany at any level so he doesn’t get much hype. ASN has talked about him some but with Pulisic firmly in place and guys like Weah, Llanez, and Reyna playing the same position most aren’t interested in a soon to be 28 yr old whose never played for a first division club.

    • or Marc Heider, even?
      i mean i know the dude’s old and never making USMNT but he’s an American regularly playing in Bund 2


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