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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Musah, Olosunde, and more


Yunus Musah faced his toughest opponent yet in his La Liga career, but the young American held his own against defending champions Real Madrid.

Musah played 87 minutes in a 4-1 home victory against Los Blancos, winning a penalty kick and almost coming to close to scoring himself. The 17-year-old came close to scoring in the 33rd minute, beating Thibaut Courtois, but VAR ruled that the youngster was offsides after a saved penalty kick by Carlos Soler. After seeing his team go up 3-1, Musah won a penalty kick after the hour mark after forcing Sergio Ramos into a handball in the penalty area. Soler capped his hat-trick and Valencia earned a huge league victory.

Musah also completed 85% of his passes and successfully completed two dribbles and now heads into his first U.S. Men’s National Team camp under Gregg Berhalter.

Elsewhere, Matthew Olosunde made his first league start since February while Ventura Alvarado was a top performer for Atletico San Luis despite a 1-0 league loss on Friday. John Brooks helped keep Wolfsburg unbeaten while Antonee Robinson continued to play for Fulham. Weston McKennie appeared off the bench for Juventus in a 1-1 Serie A draw at Lazio, Gio Reyna started for Borussia Dortmund in Der Klassiker, and Reggie Cannon continued to play for Boavista.

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


premier league

Antonee Robinson started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 1-0 loss to West Ham United on Saturday.

Zack Steffen dressed but did not play in Manchester City’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday.

Tim Ream dressed but did not play for Fulham.

Owen Otasowie dressed but did not play in Wolverhampton Wanderers’ 1-0 loss to Leicester City on Sunday.

DeAndre Yedlin did not dress in Newcastle United’s 2-0 loss to Southampton on Friday.

Christian Pulisic did not dress (INJURY) in Chelsea’s 4-1 win over Sheffield United on Saturday.


Tobin Heath started and played 78 minutes in Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday.

Christen Press started and played 71 minutes for Manchester United.

Samantha Mewis started and played 57 minutes in Manchester City’s 8-1 win over Bristol City on Saturday.

Rose Lavelle came off the bench and played 23 minutes for Manchester City.

Alex Morgan came off the bench and played 20 minutes in Tottenham’s 1-1 draw with Reading on Saturday.


Matthew Olosunde started, registered ONE ASSIST, and played 90 minutes in Rotherham United’s 2-1 win over Preston North End on Saturday.

Geoff Cameron started and played 90 minutes in QPR’s 3-1 loss to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

Duane Holmes dressed but did not play in Derby County’s 2-0 loss to Barnsley on Saturday.

Cameron Carter-Vickers did not dress in Bournemouth’s 3-1 win over Birmingham City on Saturday.

Charlie Kelman did not dress for QPR.

Giles Phillips did not dress in Wycombe Wanderers’ 2-0 loss to Nottingham Forest on Saturday.


Kyle Scott did not dress in Newcastle United’s 4-3 win over Leeds United on Friday.



John Brooks started and played 90 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 2-1 win over Hoffenheim on Sunday.

Josh Sargent started and played 90 minutes in Werder Bremen’s 1-1 draw with Cologne on Friday.

Gio Reyna started and played 69 minutes in Borussia Dortmund’s 3-2 loss to Bayern Munich on Saturday.

Tyler Adams came off the bench and played eight minutes in RB Leipzig’s 3-0 win over Freiburg on Saturday.

Pellegrino Matarazzo and Stuttgart tied Eintracht Frankfurt 2-2 on Saturday.

Chris Richards dressed but did not play for Bayern Munich.

Timothy Chandler dressed but did not play for Eintracht Frankfurt.

2. Bundesliga

Julian Green started, missed ONE penalty kick, and played 72 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 2-0 win over Bochum on Saturday.

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

Bobby Wood came off the bench and played one minute in Hamburg’s 1-1 draw with Holstein Kiel on Monday.

Alfredo Morales did not dress in Fortuna Dusseldorf’s 1-1 draw with Nuremberg on Saturday.

3. Liga

Terrence Boyd started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Hallescher FC’s 6-1 loss to 1860 Munich on Saturday.

Taylor Booth dressed but did not play in Bayern Munich II’s 2-1 loss to Magdeburg on Saturday.

Malik Tillman did not dress for Bayern II.

U-19 Bundesliga

Kobe Hernandez-Foster and Wolfsburg U-19’s scheduled match with Dynamo Dresden was postponed.


La Liga

Yunus Musah started and played 87 minutes in Valencia’s 4-1 win over Real Madrid on Sunday.

Sergino Dest, Konrad De La Fuente dressed but did not play in Barcelona’s 5-2 win over Real Betis on Saturday.

Liga 2

Shaq Moore started and played 90 minutes in Tenerife’s 1-0 win over Real Zaragoza on Sunday.


Serie A

Weston McKennie came off the bench and played 14 minutes in Juventus’ 1-1 draw with Lazio on Sunday.

Serie B

Andrija Novakovich came off the bench and played 33 minutes in Frosinone’s 2-0 loss to Monza on Saturday.


Ligue 1

Timothy Weah came off the bench and played 14 minutes in Lille’s 3-2 loss to Brest on Sunday.

Ligue 2

Nicholas Gioacchini came off the bench, scored ONE GOAL, and played 10 minutes in Caen’s 2-1 win over Nancy on Saturday.


Primeira Liga

Reggie Cannon started and played 90 minutes in Boavista’s 3-1 loss to Farense on Sunday.



Luca De La Torre started and played 90 minutes in Heracles Almelo’s 3-2 loss to VVV-Venlo on Saturday.

Desevio Payne dressed but did not play in FC Emmen’s 3-1 loss to Vitesse Arnhem on Sunday.

Richard Ledezma dressed but did not play in PSV’s 3-0 win over Willem II on Sunday.

Ulysses Llanez dressed but did not play in Heerenveen’s 3-0 loss to AZ Alkmaar on Sunday.

Eerste Divisie

Sebastian Soto and Telstar face Go Ahead Eagles on Tuesday.

Chris Gloster did not dress in Jong PSV’s 2-1 win over FC Den Bosch on Friday.

Alex Mendez did not dress in Jong Ajax’s 3-2 win over Cambuur on Saturday.



Aron Johannsson started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Hammarby’s 5-2 loss to Varvergs Bols FC on Sunday.

Romain Gall started and played 90 minutes in Orebro’s 1-0 loss to Kalmar on Sunday.

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

Nebiyou Perry came off the bench and played four minutes in Ostersunds’ 2-1 loss to Hacken on Sunday.


Super Lig

Eric Lichaj started and played 90 minutes in Fatih Karagumruk’s 2-2 draw with Ankaragucu on Sunday.

Tyler Boyd is OUT for Besiktas.



Ben Lederman did not dress in Rakow Częstochowa’s 0-0 draw with Wisla Krakow on Sunday.

Kenny Saief and Lechia Gdansk are OFF this weekend.



Ian Harkes started and played 59 minutes in Dundee United’s 0-0 draw with St. Mirren on Friday.

Dillon Powers came off the bench and played 31 minutes for Dundee United.

Cameron Harper did not dress in Celtic’s 4-1 win over Motherwell on Saturday.


first division

Joe Efford started and played 90 minutes in Waasland-Beveren’s 1-1 draw with Eupen on Saturday.

Matt Miazga started and played 90 minutes in Anderlecht’s 1-1 draw with Gent on Sunday.

Brendan Hines-Ike dressed but did not play in Kortrijk’s 5-5 draw with Beerschot on Saturday.

Ethan Horvath dressed but did not play in Club Brugge’s 3-1 win over Oostende on Sunday.

Chris Durkin did not dress in Sint-Truiden’s 2-1 loss to Genk on Saturday.


Super League

Gboly Ariyibi started and played 65 minutes in Panetolikos’ 0-0 draw with PAS Giannina on Saturday.


Super League

Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu did not dress in Young Boys’ 0-0 draw with St. Gallen on Sunday.



Erik Palmer-Brown started and played 90 minutes in Austria Wien’s 0-0 draw with Rheindorf Altach on Saturday.

Jesse Marsch and Red Bull Salzburg tied Rapid Wien 1-1 on Sunday.



Haji Wright started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Sonderjyske’s 3-0 win over Horsens on Sunday.

Emmanuel Sabbi started and played 71 minutes in Odense’s 3-1 loss to Brondby 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 1-0 win over FC Helsingor on Thursday.

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



Henry Wingo started and played 79 minutes in Molde’s 2-2 draw with Kristiansund on Sunday.


Liga MX

Ventura Alvarado started and played 90 minutes in Atletico San Luis’ 1-0 loss to Puebla on Friday.

Fernando Arce started and played 63 minutes in Necaxa’s 1-0 win over Pachuca on Saturday.

Sebastian Saucedo did not dress in Pumas’ 2-1 win over Cruz Azul on Saturday.

Ascenso MX

Jonathan Suarez and Pumas Tabasco are OFF this weekend.


  1. Yosef Samuel is no longer at Hobro
    “Yosef Samuel, who has had his contract with the club revoked, is also said goodbye today. Yosef Samuel came to Hobro IK last summer on a two-year contract, but due to lack of playing time, it has been agreed to terminate his contract a year ahead of time.”
    -article on Hobro’s website from 6/29/20

  2. I want to see if Musah can play as an 8. If Otawasie can play anything close to his videos as 6 or RCB. I want to see how much KDLF has improved. If Weah can play like his old self and I want to see if the kid Nico has the chops to play for us.

    • C’mon Boricua! You know the conversation just got started, lol. He’s 17 and has the US fans, like you and I, excited to see him play!! While we can disagree, about his best position, he’s def versatile!! I think, he has LeBron level expectations and seems not only cool on the pitch, but off of it also. I hope he plays both matches!?#USMNT

  3. During injury time, McKennie made a great play to get the ball out of danger that drew praise from both commentators. He then passed to Dybala who promptly dribbled the ball out of bounds. The resulting thrown in led to the tying goal.

  4. Looking forwards to the the game on the 12th.
    We’ve got a number of players who’ve returned from injury/illness (Adams & McKennie), and a group of young players ready to make a name for themselves…
    Reyna, Richards, Ledezma, Musah, Konrad, etc.
    This should be fun to see how these guys gel and play together.

    • Upon arrival all players are tested and aren’t allowed to practice until they get their results. The players who had games on Sunday won’t travel until Monday so the first day the entire squad will practice together is Tuesday. That’s a long way to say with so many new faces it might be a little ugly on Thursday after just two days together. Pulisic is supposedly in camp, but might just be as an observer.

      • While the 1st match is the stronger of the 2 opponents, I think the 2nd match will be more telling for this group.
        The reason I believe this is that in the 2nd match we’ll see how all these new/young players match up against an opponent that we’re likely to face to Qualify.
        So if a backline of Robinson, Richards, TBD, & Cannon…a Midfield of Cardoso, Musah, Lletget, and an attack of Konrad, Llanez & Soto perform well and dominate the game…it signals these young guys are ready to step into the team during Qaulificatiton (Less Mexico & Costa Rica games). They may not be starters during WCQ…but with a little more time to integrate they could help insure our Qualification.

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