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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: McKennie, Miazga, and more


Weston McKennie made his first start for Juventus since September 27th and helped the Old Lady to a convincing league win on the road.

McKennie registered one assist while playing 62 minutes in a 4-1 triumph over Spezia on Sunday. The U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder has fully recovered from his spell with COVID-19 and helped set up the opening goal for Juventus in what turned out to be an easy day. McKennie’s dashing run into the box allowed Juventus to take a 14 minute lead over Spezia, with the midfielder passing to a wide-open Alvaro Morata for the opening goal.

The 21-year-old also won two fouls from his midfield position and also won two aerial battles. McKennie was replaced by Aaron Ramsey after halftime and will now look to make his first UCL start for the Turin club this week against Ferencvaros.

Matt Miazga helped Anderlecht to an important 1-0 league win over Royal Antwerp on Sunday. Miazga played 90 minutes in the heart of Vincent Kompany’s backline, winning two tackles and making one recovery from his centerback position. Miazga continued to start for the Belgian side as he aims to help the club fight for a league title this season.

Emmanuel Sabbi’s strong first season with Danish side Odense continued Sunday as he scored the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Horsens. Sabbi played 73 minutes in the match while bagging his third league goal in his seventh appearance overall. The U.S. Men’s National Team winger scored from close range which moved Odense up to eighth in the league table.

Elsewhere, Josh Sargent also scored in Bundesliga play for Werder Bremen while Matthew Hoppe scored off the bench for Schalke II. Geoff Cameron helped QPR to a league win over Cardiff City while Julian Green also found the back of the net this weekend. Gboly Ariyibi scored from the penalty spot for Greek club Panetolikos, but unfortunately saw his team concede a pair of late goals to lose 3-1.

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


premier league

Antonee Robinson started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on Monday.

Christian Pulisic suffered a pre-match injury and did not play in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Burnley on Saturday.

Zack Steffen dressed but did not play in Manchester City’s 1-0 win over Sheffield United on Saturday.

DeAndre Yedlin did not dress in Newcastle United’s 2-1 win over Everton on Sunday.

Tim Ream dressed but did not play for Fulham.

Women’s FA Cup Final

Samantha Mewis started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 120 minutes in Manchester City’s 3-1 extra time win over Everton on Sunday.

Rose Lavelle started and played 70 minutes for Man City.


Duane Holmes came off the bench and played 29 minutes in Derby County’s 1-1 draw with Bournemouth on Saturday.

Geoff Cameron started and played 90 minutes in QPR’s 3-2 win over Cardiff City on Saturday.

Charlie Kelman dressed but did not play for QPR.

Matthew Olosunde did not dress in Rotherham United’s 1-0 loss to Stoke City on Saturday.

Giles Phillips did not dress in Wycombe Wanderers’ 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

Cameron Carter-Vickers did not dress for Bournemouth.

League One

Lynden Gooch started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Sunderland’s 2-0 win over Gillingham on Saturday.

Indiana Vassilev started and played 57 minutes in Burton Albion’s 2-1 loss to Blackpool on Saturday.

Marlon Fossey did not dress in Shrewsbury Town’s 5-1 loss to Peterborough on Saturday.


Kyle Scott started and played 90 minutes in Newcastle United’s 3-2 loss to Reading on Friday.

Owen Otasowie did not dress in Wolverhampton Wanderers’ 3-0 win over Fulham on Monday.



Josh Sargent started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Werder Bremen’s 1-1 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

John Brooks started and played 90 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 1-1 draw with Hertha Berlin on Sunday.

Gio Reyna came off the bench and played 15 minutes in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-0 win over Arminia Bielefeld on Saturday.

Timothy Chandler dressed but did not play for Eintracht Frankfurt.

Tyler Adams did not dress in RB Leipzig’s 1-0 loss to Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.

Pellegrino Matarazzo and Stuttgart tied Schalke 1-1 on Friday.

2. Bundesliga

Julian Green started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 74 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 4-1 win over Hannover on Sunday.

Bobby Wood came off the bench and played 12 minutes in Hamburg’s 2-2 draw with St. Pauli on Friday.

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

Alfredo Morales did not dress in Fortuna Dusseldorf’s 1-0 win over FC Heidenheim on Friday.

3. Liga

Chris Richards started and played 90 minutes in Bayern Munich II’s 4-2 win over Wehen on Sunday.

Taylor Booth dressed but did not play for Bayern II.

Terrence Boyd and Hallescher FC’s scheduled match with Unterhaching was postponed on Saturday.

Malik Tillman did not dress for Bayern II.


Nick Taitague started and played 65 minutes in Schalke II’s 1-1 draw with RW Essen on Saturday.

Matthew Hoppe came off the bench, scored ONE GOAL, and played 25 minutes for Schalke II.

McKinze Gaines and Hannover II’s schedule match with Werder Bremen II was postponed on Saturday.

Michael Edwards, Bryang Kayo and Wolfsburg II’s match was postponed.

U-19 Bundesliga

Kobe Hernandez-Foster and Wolfsburg U-19 are off this weekend.


La Liga

Sergino Dest came off the bench and played 21 minutes in Barcelona’s 1-1 draw with Deportivo Alaves on Saturday.

Liga 2

Shaq Moore started and played 90 minutes in Tenerife’s 1-1 draw with Fuenlabarada on Sunday.

Segunda Liga B

Konrad De La Fuente started and played 90 minutes in Barcelona B’s 0-0 draw with Prat on Sunday.


Serie A

Weston McKennie started, registered ONE ASSIST, and played 62 minutes in Juventus’ 4-1 win over Spezia on Sunday.

Serie B

Andrija Novakovich started and played 69 minutes in Frosinone’s 1-0 win over Cremonese on Sunday.


Ligue 1

Timothy Weah did not dress in Lille’s 1-1 draw with Lyon on Sunday.

Ligue 2

Nicholas Gioacchini did not dress in Caen’s 3-1 loss to Paris FC on Saturday.


Primeira Liga

Reggie Cannon started and played 90 minutes in Boavista’s 3-0 win over Benfica on Monday.



Richie Ledezma came off the bench, registered ONE ASSIST, and played 16 minutes in PSV’s 4-0 win over ADO Den Haag on Sunday.

Luca De La Torre started and played 87 minutes in Heracles Almelo’s 4-1 win over FC Utrecht on Sunday.

Ulysses Llanez dressed but did not play in Heerenveen’s 4-1 win over Sparta Rotterdam on Sunday.

Desevio Payne did not dress in FC Emmen’s 3-2 loss to Feyenoord on Sunday.

Eerste Divisie

Sebastian Soto came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Telstar’s 1-1 draw with Jong AZ Alkmaar on Monday.

Alex Mendez did not dress in Jong Ajax’s 4-1 loss to Almere City on Friday.

Chris Gloster and Jong PSV’s scheduled match with Cambuur was postponed on Monday.



Aron Johannsson started and played 90 minutes in Hammarby’s 1-1 draw with Hacken on Sunday.

Mix Diskerud started and played 90 minutes in Helsingborg’s 1-0 loss to Malmo on Monday.

Romain Gall started, registered ONE ASSIST, and played 56 minutes in Orebro’s 1-0 win over Goteborg on Sunday.

Nebiyou Perry started and played 45 minutes in Ostersunds’ 3-0 loss to Mjallby on Sunday.


Super Lig

Eric Lichaj started and played 90 minutes in Fatih Karagumruk’s 5-1 win over Erzurum BB on Friday.

Tyler Boyd is OUT for Besiktas.



Ben Lederman did not dress in Rakow Częstochowa’s 2-0 win over Termalica Nieciecza on Friday.

Kenny Saief and Lechia Gdansk’s scheduled match with Slask Wroclaw was postponed on Saturday.



Ian Harkes started and played 77 minutes in Dundee United’s 2-1 win over Ross County on Saturday.

Dillon Powers dressed but did not play for Dundee United.

Scottish Cup semiFinal

Cameron Harper did not dress in Celtic’s 2-0 win over Aberdeen on Sunday.


first division

Matt Miazga started and played 90 minutes in Anderlecht’s 1-0 win over Royal Antwerp on Sunday.

Joe Efford came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Waasland-Beveren’s 4-1 loss to Gent on Sunday.

Ethan Horvath dressed but did not play in Club Brugge’s 2-2 draw with KV Mechelen on Saturday.

Brendan Hines-Ike dressed but did not play in Kortrijk’s 1-1 draw with Zulte Waregem on Monday.

Chris Durkin and Sint-Truiden’s scheduled match was postponed.


Super League

Gboly Ariyibi started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Panetolikos’ 3-1 loss to PAOK Thessaloniki FC on Sunday.


Super League

Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu and Young Boys’ scheduled match with Lugano was postponed on Sunday.



Erik Palmer-Brown started and played 90 minutes in Austria Wien’s 2-1 loss to Hartberg on Saturday.

Jesse Marsch and Red Bull Salzburg defeated WSG Swarovski Tirol 5-0 on Saturday.



Haji Wright started and played 74 minutes in Sonderjyske’s 1-1 draw with AGF Aarhus on Monday.

Emmanuel Sabbi started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 73 minutes in Odense’s 1-0 win over Horsens on Sunday.

Michael Lansing dressed but did not play for Horsens.

Jonathan Amon is OUT (Injury) for Nordsjaelland.

1 Division

Christian Cappis started and played 90 minutes in Hobro’s 4-0 loss to Fremad Amager on Saturday.

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

Republic of Ireland

Premier division

Josh Gatt did not dress in Dundalk’s 1-1 draw with St. Patrick’s Athletic on Sunday.



Henry Wingo did not dress in Molde’s 3-1 win over Mjondalen on Sunday.


Serie A

Johnny Cardoso came off the bench and played 10 minutes in Internacional’s 1-0 loss to Corinthians on Saturday.


Liga MX

Ventura Alvarado started and played 90 minutes in Atletico San Luis’ 5-0 loss to Mazatlan on Sunday.

Fernando Arce started and played 90 minutes in Necaxa’s 3-2 win over Toluca on Friday.

Sebastian Saucedo did not dress in Pumas’ 2-2 draw with Guadalajara on Saturday.

Ascenso MX

Jonathan Suarez and Pumas Tabasco are OFF this weekend.


  1. Weston was kind of a force for Juve today. Couple of errors but tough on opponents in all phases.
    Sargent finally got a look at goal. Does not get many. I have watched all of his minutes this season and I’m more impressed than most on this site. Tremendous work rate. I wonder what he could do on a creative side that generates more chances.

  2. Is EPB at DM an answer? Good defender, good passer, allows Adams and Wes to run all over and break up attacks because he’s protecting the CBS. He can drop between the CBs in possession and let both FBs to get forward. Because both Dest and Robinson can take the wide spaces Reyna and Pulisic play in a narrower position. I know some won’t like it because it pushes Tyler up but aren’t you willing to trade EPB for Yeuill?

      • I don’t like it because it would mean we either don’t have Reyna as ACM or he plays wide as winger. I like having a true 9 (Sargent) in the lineup.

    • Reyna would still be narrow because the FBs overlap for the width. It would be how is played when Rues is opposite him he really only plays that #10 when Sancho and Haaland are up top.

    • I don’t think people remember. EPB earned a contract from Man City for his performance in the U20 CONCACAF tournament in ‘17. EPB played the 6! He’s more than capable! Adams played the 8 in that same tournament. No reason why, it wouldn’t work, since that partnership was successful 3 years ago. Sargent would be happy! McKennie, Holmes, & healthy Morales could play the 8.

      • Julian Green(10) or Shaq Moore(RB), can play the 8, in a pinch. Reyna doesn’t have to move from the 10, or midfield. If we’re talking MLS, Delgado, Hassani Dotson, a willing Nagbe can play in front of EPB. Dotson is a good 6, also! He’s a better ball winner, and more athletic than Yueill, just not a better passer. What happened to Canouse? He used to be apart of the D-mid convo.

  3. Highlights:
    Sargent scores 1st goal of the season.
    McKennie back to playing after sidelined for Covid reasons.
    Ledezma earned his debut.
    Pulisic injured during warmups.
    Adams did not dress….is he injured or was it to save him for a midweek game?


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