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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Miazga, Pulisic, and more


Anderlecht rebounded in Belgian Pro League play on Sunday morning with Matt Miazga helping the title hopefuls to a clean sheet win at home.

Miazga played 90 minutes as Anderlecht defeated Beerschot 2-0, moving to fourth in the league table. It was a bounce-back performance for the hosts who remain well in the title conversation this season. The U.S. Men’s National Team defender won both of his aerial battles in the match while also making one clearance in his outing. Despite only completing 82% of his passes in the match, Miazga helped the Anderlecht backline concede only two shots on goal from the visitors.

After a slight injury a few weeks back, Miazga looks to be back to his old self as Anderlecht head into a short winter break.

Elsewhere, Christian Pulisic started once again for Chelsea, but couldn’t help his team avoid a 3-1 loss at Arsenal. Geoff Cameron continued to man QPR’s midfield on Saturday while Charlie Kelman also appeared in a 2-0 loss. DeAndre Yedlin retained his starting spot in Newcastle United’s 2-0 loss at Manchester City. Antonee Robinson impressed for Fulham in a scoreless draw with Southampton.

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


premier league

Christian Pulisic started and played 90 minutes in Chelsea’s 3-1 loss to Arsenal on Saturday.

Antonee Robinson started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 0-0 draw with Southampton on Saturday.

DeAndre Yedlin started and played 90 minutes in Newcastle United’s 2-0 loss to Manchester City on Saturday.

Owen Otasowie and Wolves face Tottenham on Sunday.

Zack Steffen dressed but did not play for Manchester City.

Tim Ream dressed but did not play for Fulham.


Geoff Cameron started and played 90 minutes in QPR’s 2-0 loss to Swansea City on Saturday.

Charlie Kelman came off the bench and played 24 minutes for QPR.

Duane Holmes dressed but did not play in Derby County’s 1-0 loss to Preston North End on Saturday.

Matthew Olosunde and Rotherham United’s scheduled match with Middlesbrough on Saturday is postponed.

Cameron Carter-Vickers is OUT (Injury) for Bournemouth.

League One

Indiana Vassilev dressed but did not play in Burton Albion’s 5-1 loss to Lincoln City on Saturday.

Lynden Gooch and Sunderland’s scheduled match with Hull City is postponed.

Marlon Fossey is OUT (Injury) for Shrewsbury Town.

national league

Giles Phillips started and played 90 minutes in Aldershot Town’s 3-0 win over Woking on Saturday.


Serie B

Andrija Novakovich did not dress in Frosinone’s 1-1 draw with Pordenone on Sunday.


primeira Liga

Reggie Cannon started and played 65 minutes in Boavista’s 4-1 loss to Braga on Monday.


Super Lig

Eric Lichaj did not dress (Injury) in Fatih Karagumruk’s 1-1 draw with Goztepe on Saturday.

Tyler Boyd is OUT for Besiktas.



Ian Harkes, Dillon Powers dressed but did not play in Dundee United’s 1-1 draw with Motherwell on Saturday.

Cameron Harper did not dress in Celtic’s 3-0 win over Hamilton Academic on Saturday.


first division

Brendan Hines-Ike started and played 90 minutes in Kortrijk’s 1-0 win over Gent on Saturday.

Matt Miazga started and played 90 minutes in Anderlecht’s 2-0 win over Beerschot on Sunday.

Chris Durkin came off the bench and played 12 minutes in Sint-Truiden’s 2-1 win over Standard Liege on Saturday.

Joe Efford came off the bench and played one minute in Waasland-Beveren’s 1-1 draw with Genk on Sunday.

Ethan Horvath dressed but did not play in Club Brugge’s 3-0 win over Eupen on Saturday.


Serie A

Johnny Cardoso did not dress (Injury) in Internacional’s 2-1 win over Bahia on Sunday.


Copa de la Superliga

Joel Sonora and Talleres de Cordoba face Gimnasia on Monday.

Alan Sonora and Independiente face Argentinos Juniors on Monday.


  1. I think Indiana Vassilev is my biggest disappointment of the season so far. Went from looking like he fit in last year with a weak EPL side to can’t get on the field for a bad League One club. You expected a loan to get regular minutes but he’s got 0g or a this season and is now not playing.
    Llanez’s loan is also a big disappointment he’s gotten more minutes of late so hopefully he can get going.
    Another disappointment what happened to Josh Pynadath? He got released by Ajax in part do to Youth roster rule changes but he hasn’t found a home yet after playing some for Jong Ajax last season.
    Of course injuries to Amon, Ledezma, Taitague, and Mendez disappointing as well.

  2. Otasowie came on in the 84th minutes. He wasn’t on long enough to get involved in much. I think he touched the ball maybe 3 or 4 times.


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