Tyler Boyd continued his strong loan spell at Turkish side Sivasspor on Wednesday, scoring his second brace over the past three weeks.
Boyd scored twice as Sivasspor knocked off Antalyaspor 4-2 in league play on Wednesday, with the U.S. Men’s National Team winger moving to five goals scored this season. It was a fast start for Boyd who broke the deadlock in the opening minute for Sivasspor on the road, setting the tone for a busy afternoon.
After the hosts drew level in the 27th minute, Boyd was at it again, scoring his second goal of the first half to make it 2-1 Sivasspor. The club would add a pair of second-half goals to extend its unbeaten league run to 10 matches. Boyd completed the match with an 88% passing completion rate as well as one dribble and two aerial battles completed.
Up next for Boyd and Sivasspor is a home date with Konyaspor on Sunday.
Elsewhere, Weston McKennie came off the bench and helped Juventus defeat Napoli in Serie A play while Christian Pulisic and Chelsea edged FC Porto in Champions League quarterfinal action. Zack Steffen was a spectator as Manchester City took a 2-1 aggregate lead over Borussia Dortmund in UCL action as well. Duane Holmes and Huddersfield Town suffered a humiliating 7-0 league loss to Norwich City while Chris Durkin and Joe Efford went head-to-head in Belgium,
Here is a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad action:
UEFA Champions League
Christian Pulisic came off the bench and played 25 minutes in Chelsea’s 2-0 first leg win over FC Porto on Wednesday.
Zack Steffen dressed but did not play in Manchester City’s 2-1 first leg win over Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.
UEFA Europa League
Bryan Reynolds did not dress in AS Roma’s 2-1 first leg win over Ajax on Thursday.
Duane Holmes started and played 54 minutes in Huddersfield Town’s 7-0 loss to Norwich City on Tuesday.
Weston McKennie came off the bench and played 21 minutes in Juventus 2-1 win over Napoli on Wednesday.
Josh Sargent started and played 73 minutes in Werder Bremen’s 1-0 win over Jahn Regensburg on Wednesday.
McKinze Gaines did not dress in Hannover’s 2-1 loss to Wurzburger Kickers on Thursday.
Tyler Boyd started, scored TWO GOALS, and played 72 minutes in Sivasspor’s 4-2 win over Antalyaspor on Wednesday.
Mix Diskerud started and played 63 minutes in Denizlispor’s 1-1 draw with Kasimpasa on Thursday.
Haji Wright came off the the bench and played 27 minutes in Sonderjyske’s 1-0 first leg loss to Midtjylland on Thursday.
Jordan Siebatcheu came off the bench and played 20 minutes in Young Boys 4-1 loss to St. Gallen on Thursday.
Chris Durkin came off the bench and played 53 minutes in Sint-Truiden’s 4-2 win over Waasland-Beveren on Tuesday.
Joe Efford came off the bench and played 23 minutes for Waasland-Beveren.
Joel Sonora dressed but did not play in Talleres 1-1 draw with Velez Sarsfield on Wednesday.