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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Boyd, Pulisic, and more

Tyler Boyd and Besiktas will have a chance at returning to the UEFA Champions League next season.

Boyd started on Saturday and went the distance in Besiktas’ 3-0 road win over Genclerbirligi. The U.S. Men’s National Team winger recorded one shot on goal and also won five duels and two aerial battles, continuing to start for the Turkish side. A fourth-consecutive league win clinched a third place finish for Besiktas, whom qualified for the UCL qualification round. The 25-year-old scored one goal and registered one assist in 21 league appearances this season in his first season with Besiktas. Now Boyd and his teammates will have a short break before preseason camp begins for the 2020-21′ season.

Christian Pulisic started and played 78 minutes in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers. Pulisic didn’t create a similar impact as in weeks past, but did help the Blues clinch a top-four spot in the Premier League. The 21-year-old will now prepare for next weekend’s FA Cup Final vs. Arsenal at Wembley Stadium before returning to Champions League play at Bayern Munich.

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


Premier league

Christian Pulisic started and played 78 minutes in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.

DeAndre Yedlin dressed but did not play in Newcastle United’s 3-1 loss to Liverpool on Sunday.

Indiana Vassilev dressed but did not play in Aston Villa’s 1-1 draw with West Ham United on Sunday. Vassilev and Aston Villa guaranteed league safety for another season.

Owen Otasowie did not dress for Wolverhampton Wanderers.


Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 2-0 first leg win over Cardiff City on Monday.


Serie B

Andrija Novakovich started, registered ONE assist, and played 67 minutes in Frosinone’s 3-2 loss to Benevento on Friday.


Super Lig

Tyler Boyd started and played 90 minutes in Besiktas’ 3-0 win over Genclerbirligi on Saturday.



Michael Lansing dressed but did not play in Horsens’ 1-1 second leg draw with Odense on Sunday. Odense won 4-2 on aggregate.

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



Mix Diskerud started and played 90 minutes in Helsingborg’s 0-0 draw with Ostersunds on Monday.

Aron Johannsson came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Hammarby’s 3-0 win over Orebro on Monday.



Romain Gall started and played 57 minutes in Stabaek’s 0-0 draw with Start on Sunday.


Super League

Jonathan Klinsmann dressed but did not play in St. Gallen’s 3-1 win over FC Zurich on Saturday.


Liga MX

Sebastian Saucedo did not dress in Pumas’ 3-2 win over Queretaro on Sunday.

Jonathan Suarez did not dress for Queretaro.


  1. Well it’s a bummer the EPL is over, but I’ll say I’m pretty excited for the FA Cup final. Pulisic seems highly likely to start, and if Chelsea win he will become the first USMNT player to claim an FA Cup Winners medal. Previously, only Tim Howard and John Harkes have competed in a final, both in losing efforts. And if he manages a goal it would be very unique as well — only goal I can recall by a USMNT player in a major European cup final is Altidore’s game-winner for Alkmaar vs Feyenoord in the 2013 Dutch Cup.

  2. Trabonzaspor who finished 2nd is still awaiting a ruling on their one year suspension. If the ruling is overturned Bestikas would fall to the Europa League.
    Josh Perez and Castellon Gaines promotion to Spanish Segunda division. Konrad de la Fuente and Barca lost and will stay in the 3rd division Segunda B.


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