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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Novakovich, Gall, and more

Andrija Novakovich kept Serie B side Frosinone in the mix for a playoff promotion place after scoring in this weekend’s clash at Pescara.

The U.S. Men’s National Team prospect made an immediate impact on Friday, scoring four minutes after coming onto the pitch as a second-half substitute. After Pescara took the lead in first-half stoppage time, Novakovich earned his side a point after scoring his fourth league goal of the season. The 23-year-old made his 30th league appearance of the season, helping his side remain five points clear of ninth place Empoli. Frosinone has three matches remaining this season, but look likely to feature in the Serie B promotion playoffs later this summer.

Romain Gall played 39 minutes off the bench for Norwegian side Stabaek on Sunday, registering one assist in a 3-1 win. The Malmo loanee has waited for a true chance to make an impact at his new club and did so this weekend. Stabaek’s win moved them to fifth in the Eliteserien table with 15 points from nine matches. For Gall, he will hope Sunday’s performance gives him a needed boost going forward.

Elsewhere, Christian Pulisic did not feature in Chelsea’s 3-1 FA Cup semifinal win over Manchester United due to a slight injury. Tim Ream and Fulham earned a massive home win over Sheffield United while Cameron Carter-Vickers and Luton Town defeated Hull City. Tyler Boyd also appeared in league play for Besiktas.

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


FA Cup

Christian Pulisic dressed but did not play in Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Manchester United on Sunday. Pulisic reportedly suffered a small injury in training.

Premier league

DeAndre Yedlin dressed but did not play in Newcastle United’s 0-0 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion on Monday.

Owen Otasowie did not dress in Wolverhampton Wanderers’ 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Monday.


Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 5-3 win over Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

Antonee Robinson started and played 90 minutes in Wigan Athletic’s 2-2 draw with Charlton Athletic on Saturday.

Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes in Luton Town’s 1-0 win over Hull City on Saturday.

Geoff Cameron started and played 90 minutes in QPR’s 4-3 win over Millwall on Saturday.

Matt Miazga dressed but did not play in Reading’s 4-3 loss to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

Duane Holmes did not dress in Derby County’s 3-1 loss to Leeds United on Sunday.

Luca De La Torre did not dress for Fulham.


Segunda Liga

Shaq Moore started and played 90 minutes in Tenerife’s 2-1 loss to Lugo on Friday.

Segunda B

Konrad De La Fuente started, scored TWO goals, and played 90 minutes in Barcelona B’s 3-2 win over Valladolid Promesas on Sunday.


Serie B

Andrija Novakovich came off the bench, scored ONE goal, and played 40 minutes in Frosinone’s 1-1 draw with Pescara on Friday.


Super Lig

Tyler Boyd started, registered ONE assist, and played 85 minutes in Besiktas’ 2-0 win over Fenerbahce on Sunday.



Emmanuel Sabbi, Christian Cappis started and played 90 minutes in Hobro’s 2-2 second leg draw with Lyngby on Monday. Hobro was relegated by 4-3 aggregate scoreline.

Loucious Don Deedson, Yosef Samuel did not dress for Hobro.

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


Super League

Gboly Ariyibi started and played 61 minutes in Panetolikos’ 1-0 win over NFC Volos on Saturday.



Ben Lederman came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Rakow Czestochowa’s 2-1 win over Wisla Plock on Saturday.

Kenny Saief did not dress in Lechia Gdansk’s 2-1 win over Slask Wroclaw on Sunday.



Mix Diskerud started and played 90 minutes in Helsingborg’s 2-2 draw with Falkenbergs on Sunday.

Aron Johannsson did not dress in Hammarby’s 1-1 draw with Goteborg on Monday.



Romain Gall came off the bench, registered ONE assist, and played 39 minutes in Stabaek’s 3-1 win over Aalesund on Sunday.


Super League

Jonathan Klinsmann dressed but did not play in St. Gallen’s 2-1 loss to Thun on Sunday.


  1. My top 3 at each position Abroad Edition:
    GK: Steffen, Horvath, ?: RB: Dest, Yedlin, Moore LB: Robinson, Gloster CB: Brooks, EPB, CCV, Ream, Miazga, Richards DM: Adams, Durkin, Cappis CM: Wes, Morales, Green AM: Ledezma, Vassilev, ? LW: Pulisic, Weah, Chandler RW: Reyna, Boyd, DeLa Fuente CF: Sargent, Gioacchini, Novakovich
    Top 3 MLS Based
    GK: Johnson, Hamid, Miller LB: Vines, Gasper?, ? RB: Cannon, Duncan, ? CB Long, Zimmerman, Opara DM: Yueill, Nagbe, Bradley CM: Pax, Hyndman, Roldan AM: Aaronson, Ferreira, ? LW: Morris, Lewis. RW: Mueller CF: Zardes, Ebobisse, Akinola (Jozy actually has to play)
    Incredible amounts of recent bias here in the MLS side. I’m sure I forgot someone too.

      • I still don’t think Alvarado makes my list, if it was a must win and the only choice is Alvarado and Richards, I’d take Venturo but over the course of a qualifying cycle, no.
        As soon as I hit “add” I went “wait Holmes”, I’d slide him into the AM list ahead of Indy. Or ahead of Green as an 8, I don’t get 2Bundesliga matches so that’s probably more I’ve seen Duane a few times more recently.

  2. Just because Chelsea said he was injured, was he really injured? It seems ppl are getting excited for nothing. Perhaps it was a planned rest from the beginning. It was labeled a slight injury just so the press wouldn’t keep asking why he didn’t play.

  3. Especially Chelsea is playing Liverpool for the all important 3 & 4th spots for Champions League on Wednesday with 2 days rest. We wanna keep Pulisic fresh. Mason Mount didn’t play a minute against Norwich the last game.

  4. Barca B matches have been on replay on Barca’s YouTube channel not sure if these playoff matches will be. First goal was just staying with it and knocking in his own rebound, and goal was a beauty driving into the box and curling a shot around a defender into the upper corner.

    • I shouldn’t try to describe goals off clips on my phone. First goal ball bounced off defender saved off the line by the keeper Konrad buried the rebound. 2nd one overlapping run layed back to him first times it, really nice goal. Highlights on YouTube if you search Barca B vs Vallodolid. Just need to win quarters and semi-final to gain promotion. Barca B’s top two LWs are both out with injury De la Fuente making the most of his opportunity.

  5. It’s starting to feel like CP will be in and out of the lineup with Chelsea going forward because of injury problems. It started to become a thing at the end of his Dortmund career and ow we’re seeing it again with the Blues…here’s to hoping that’s not the case!

    • He’d played in 8 straight matches in under a month. Once they got up 3-0 it was rest the starter time so on came Pedro, Odoi, and Loftus Cheek.

      • Lampard said before the match he was available as a sub just didn’t think he could go starters minutes.

    • I voiced concern that he was getting too many minutes, so this time off is a good thing. As it turned out they didn’t need him. Even about 3 games ago one of the commentators said that CP 22 had scored more goals than any other EPL player of 21 (his age) or younger and I think he’s added 3 goals since. Just looked, he is the 3rd highest scorer on the team with 9 behind Abraham with 16 and William with 11. On a goal per minute basis, he’s 4th on the team. He’ll continue to play regularly as long as he’s healthy.

      • The time off was definitely a good thing, but that stil doesn’t take away from the fact he’s injury prone like a lot of our younger players. There are players who play that many games in a row and never get injured so….he has to build up more core strength to prevent such issues and him being slightly built doesn’t help either!

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