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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Aaronson, Brooks, and more


Brenden Aaronson continued his fine run of form for Red Bull Salzburg on Sunday, helping Jesse Marsch’s side roll to a home victory.

Aaronson assisted once in Salzburg’s 3-1 win over Sturm Graz on Sunday morning, following up his good pair of appearances with the U.S. Men’s National Team in March. After Patson Daka broke the deadlock in the third minute, Aaronson set up the dangerous striker in the fifth as he doubled Salzburg’s early advantage.

Daka would complete a first-half hat trick in the 11th minute to give the hosts a commanding 3-0 lead. Despite losing the clean sheet in the 13th minute, Salzburg would move four points clear of second place Rapid Vienna with nine matches to play. Aaronson also completed three of six dribbles and made two recoveries from his attacking midfield position.

Up next for the club is a trip to Rapid Vienna next weekend.

Elsewhere, John Brooks helped Wolfsburg pitch a clean sheet in a 1-0 victory over Cologne. Tyler Adams got the start for RB Leipzig, but couldn’t help his team avoid a 1-0 defeat to league leaders Bayern Munich. Tim Weah came off the bench to help Lille defeat PSG 1-0 on the road, moving three points clear of the defending champions.

Christian Pulisic scored his first Chelsea goal in 2021, but left with a hamstring injury at halftime. Erik Palmer-Brown also helped his team earn a shutout victory in Austria Vienna’s 2-0 triumph over Rheindorf Altach. Sebastian Saucedo’s 90th minute goal helped Pumas fight back to earn a draw in Liga MX action.

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


premier league

Christian Pulisic started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 45 minutes in Chelsea’s 5-2 loss to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. Pulisic left with a hamstring injury.

Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream dressed but did not play in Fulham’s 3-1 loss to Aston Villa on Sunday.

Owen Otasowie dressed but did not play in Wolves 3-2 loss to West Ham United on Monday.

Zack Steffen did not dress in Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Leicester City on Saturday.


Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes in Bournemouth’s 3-1 win over Middlesbrough on Friday.

Geoff Cameron started and played 90 minutes in QPR’s 3-0 win over Coventry City on Friday.

Duane Holmes started and played 56 minutes in Huddersfield Town’s 1-1 draw with Brentford on Saturday.

Daryl Dike came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Barnsley’s 1-1 draw with Reading on Friday.

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

Matt Olosunde did not dress in Rotherham United’s 1-0 loss to Millwall on Friday. Olosunde missed through injury.

league one

Lynden Gooch started, scored ONE GOAL, registered ONE ASSIST, and played 90 minutes in Sunderland’s 3-1 win over Oxford United on Friday.

League Two

Indiana Vassilev came off the bench and played 14 minutes in Cheltenham Town’s 4-0 win over Tranmere Rovers on Friday.


Abby Dahlkemper started and played 90 minutes in Manchester City’s 3-0 win over Tottenham on Sunday.

Sam Mewis started, registered ONE ASSIST, and played 63 minutes for Manchester City.

Rose Lavelle came off the bench and played 27 minutes for Manchester City.

Christen Press did not dress in Manchester United’s 1-0 loss to Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday.

Tobin Heath is OUT (Injury) for Manchester United.

Division 1 Feminine

Alana Cook started and played 90 minutes in Paris Saint-Germain’s 7-0 win over ASJ Soyaux on Sunday.

Catarina Macario and Lyon’s scheduled match with Guingamp was postponed on Sunday.

PL 2

Folarin Balogun and Arsenal U-23’s are off this weekend.

Marlon Fossey and Fulham U-23’s are off this weekend.

Chituru Odunze and Leicester City U-23’s are off this weekend.

Sebastian Soto and Norwich City U-23’s are off this weekend.



John Brooks started and played 90 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 1-0 win over Cologne on Saturday.

Tyler Adams started and played 82 minutes in RB Leipzig’s 1-0 loss to Bayern Munich on Saturday.

Chris Richards started and played 74 minutes in Hoffenheim’s 2-1 loss to Augsburg on Saturday.

Pellegrino Matarazzo’s Stuttgart defeated Werder Bremen 1-0 on Sunday.

Timmy Chandler came off the bench and played 16 minutes in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.

Gio Reyna came off the bench and played 10 minutes for Borussia Dortmund.

Matthew Hoppe dressed but did not play in Schalke’s 2-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

Josh Sargent did not dress for Werder Bremen.

2. Bundesliga

Julian Green started and played 90 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 1-0 win over FC Heidenheim on Saturday.

Bobby Wood started and played 71 minutes in Hamburg’s 3-3 draw with Hannover on Sunday.

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

McKinze Gaines did not dress for Hannover.

Alfredo Morales did not dress in Fortuna Dusseldorf’s 2-1 win over Darmstadt on Sunday.

3. Liga

Terrence Boyd came off the bench, scored ONE GOAL, and played 28 minutes in Hallescher FC’s 3-1 loss to Kaiserslautern on Saturday.


Joe Scally started and played 90 minutes in Borussia Monchengladbach II’s 4-0 loss to Bonner on Thursday.


la liga

Sergino Dest started and played 87 minutes in Barcelona’s 1-0 win over Real Valladolid on Monday.

Yunus Musah came off the bench and played one minute in Valencia’s 2-1 loss to Cadiz on Sunday.

Segunda Liga

Shaq Moore started and played 90 minutes in Tenerife’s 1-0 loss to Logrones on Saturday.

La Liga 2

Konrad De La Fuente started, registered ONE ASSIST, and played 90 minutes in Barcelona B’s 2-1 win over Alcoyano on Saturday.


Serie A

Bryan Reynolds dressed but did not play in AS Roma’s 2-2 draw with Sassuolo on Saturday.

Weston McKennie did not dress in Juventus 2-2 draw with Torino on Saturday.

Serie B

Andrija Novakovich came off the bench and played 23 minutes in Frosinone’s 0-0 draw with Reggiana on Friday.


Ligue 1

Tim Weah came off the bench and played 55 minutes in Lille’s 1-0 win over PSG on Saturday.

Ligue 2

Nicholas Gioacchini did not dress (Suspension) in Caen’s 1-1 draw with Pau on Saturday.


primeira liga

Reggie Cannon started and played 90 minutes in Boavista’s 2-0 win over Belenenses on Sunday.


first division a

Matt Miazga started and played 90 minutes in Anderlecht’s 4-1 win over Royal Antwerp on Monday.

Mark McKenzie started and played 90 minutes in Genk’s 3-2 win over OH Leuven on Monday.

Joe Efford came off the bench and played five minutes in Waasland-Beveren’s 2-0 win over Oostende on Saturday.

Ethan Horvath dressed but did not play in Club Brugge’s 2-1 win over Kortrijk on Saturday.

Chris Durkin did not dress in Sint-Truiden’s 2-1 win over Mechelen on Saturday.



Luca De La Torre started and played 65 minutes in Heracles 3-0 loss to PSV on Sunday.

Desevio Payne did not dress in FC Emmen’s 3-1 win over RKC Waalwijk on Sunday.

Uly Llanez is OUT (Injury) for Heerenveen.

Richie Ledezma is OUT (Injury) for PSV.

Eerste Divisie

Alex Mendez came off the bench, scored ONE GOAL, and played 22 minutes in Jong Ajax’s 1-1 draw with NAC Breda on Friday.



Erik Palmer-Brown started and played 90 minutes in Austria Vienna’s 2-0 win over Rheindorf Altach on Saturday.

Brenden Aaronson started, registered ONE ASSIST, and played 77 minutes in Red Bull Salzburg’s 3-1 win over Sturm Graz on Sunday.

Andrew Wooten started and played 90 minutes in Admira Moedling’s 1-0 win over SKN St. Poelten on Saturday.

Brandon Servania started and played 90 minutes for SKN St. Poelten.

Taylor Booth came off the bench and played 25 minutes for SKN St. Poelten.


Super Lig

Tyler Boyd started and played 78 minutes in Sivasspor’s 0-0 draw with Trabzonspor on Saturday.

Mix Diskerud started and played 74 minutes in Denizlispor’s 1-0 loss to Fenerbahce on Monday.

DeAndre Yedlin did not dress (Suspension) in Galatasaray’s 3-0 loss to Hatayspor on Saturday.


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Haji Wright started and played 90 minutes in Sonderjyske’s 3-2 loss to Aalborg on Monday.

Emmanuel Sabbi started and played 81 minutes in Odense 1-1 draw with Horsens on Sunday.

Jonathan Amon is OUT (Injury) for Nordsjaelland.

First Division

Christian Cappis started and played 90 minutes in Hobro’s 1-0 loss to Skive on Sunday.

Loucious Don Deedson did not dress for Hobro.


Super League

Gboly Ariyibi started and played 73 minutes in Panetolikos 1-1 draw with AE Larissa on Saturday.


fa cup

Ian Harkes started and played 90 minutes in Dundee United’s 2-1 win over Partick Thistle on Saturday.

Dillon Powers did not dress for Dundee United.


First Division

Mukwelle Akale and Pafos FC’s scheduled match with Enosis Paralimni was postponed on Sunday.


Super League

Theoson Siebatcheu came off the bench and played 21 minutes in Young Boys 3-0 win over Sion on Sunday.



Kenny Saief came off the bench and played five minutes in Lechia Gdansk’s 3-1 win over Zaglebie Lubin on Monday.

Aron Johannsson did not dress in Lech Ponzan’s 2-1 loss to Cracovia on Sunday.

Ben Lederman and Rakow are off this weekend.


NB 1

Henry Wingo came off the bench and played 10 minutes in Ferencvaros 4-0 win over Budafoki on Sunday.


Primera Division

Alan Sonora came off the bench and played nine minutes in Independiente’s 3-1 win loss to Talleres on Saturday.

Joel Sonora did not dress for Talleres.


Liga MX

Sebastian Saucedo came off the bench, scored ONE GOAL, and played 11 minutes in Pumas 2-2 draw with Pachuca on Sunday.

Ventura Alvarado dressed but did not play in Atletico San Luis 2-0 loss to Monterrey on Saturday.

Fernando Arce dressed but did not play in Necaxa 2-1 loss to Club America on Saturday.


    • Should be getting more minutes with David out for awhile with a ruptured ligament in his ankle. The story said several weeks and Yzici has Covid so they only have 2 true strikers but Ikone also plays there a lot for them.

  1. FWIW, Louicious Don Deedson is now cap-tied to Haiti after appearing for them in a WCQ against Belize last week, so he can be removed from this list.

  2. Wood made his second consecutive start maybe he can turn this around. Should be a good battle between Furth and Hamburg for the 2nd automatic promotion spot.

    • Bobby Wood will leave Hamburg at the end of the season to join Real Salt Lake!!
      Unless something changes drastically. Maybe…just maybe….MLS can jump start his fitness and form

    • We had a discussion last week when his signing became official. I cautioned people that he may not have instant success since he’s rarely gone more than 15 minutes since his knee injury in March of 2019. He’d only started 3 times in two years since the injury until starting 2 in a row. Of course the last time he made two starts he then didn’t play again for 20 matches (six months).

  3. Has Sargent got an injury? I thought Chandler looked sharp against Dortmund. On the other side, Reyna seems to have slipped down the pecking order a bit. Any ideas out there why?

    • Regarding Reyna, I’m inclined to chalk it up to growing pains and a new manager. It was clear Lucien Favre rated him very highly and wasn’t afraid to give him minutes on the pitch and the freedom to make mistakes and gain experience. Terzić may either prefer veteran experience or want Reyna to work through his poor run of form before putting him back in. I don’t think there’s any risk of him getting lost in the shuffle — only the question of when its the right time to give him another significant run of minutes. And with a team, well, I’m not going to say “in crisis”, but essentially in crisis, I think it can go either way.

    • I don’t believe it’s anything sinister or underhanded about Reyna’s playing time. He’s 18, he played in 15 matches his 1st season, and has nearly doubled his matches this year, plus international matches. I think, it would take an athlete Gio’s age, time to get used to playing 40 plus matches a season/year. I think calling it a sophomore slump is going overboard, but Reyna’s form doesn’t look as sharp as it did in the fall. I don’t have to be an expert to see this is the most ball he’s played in his life. A lot of expectations on him, tho. I’m like Wow! He’s just now, able to vote, serve in the military, or buy a pack of smokes. (Musah is going thru a similar thing, except Valencia vets are back from injury, cutting Musah’s playing time.)

    • Personally I’m not worried about Reyna. In the last 2 internationals you could tell he was very frustrated in the first game vs. Jamaica, missing a lot of chances. Scoring in the second game helped his confidence. His missing in the first game didn’t worry me because it looked clearly like he was rusty from not playing more than maybe 10 or 15 minutes per game. You can’t really get match fitness that way, nor do you get enough opportunities to hone your game skills. His time will come and we know he has enough ability to succeed. All he needs is time. Considering that Dortmund isn’t doing nearly as well this season, there will probably be a new manager next year, so Reyna may get a lot more opportunities then.

      • Terzic was always intended to just be an interim manager. They’ve already hired Marco Ross the manager from Monchengladbach for next season. He was also the manager at Salzburg before Jesse Marsch.

  4. Aaronson really has had an impressive transition to Europe. If he continues along this path he’ll be with Adams at the Parent club sooner than later.
    Overall the USMNT players are doing well. We’ve never had players of this caliber playing at these levels at such a young age.
    We’ve got a very promising crop of midfielders and some outstanding talent on the back-line. We just need a little more depth and time (experience) for these talents to reach their full potential.

    • I really don’t have a sense for where his ceiling is, but it’s clear he’s got plenty of climbing left to do before he reaches it. I’m usually quick to play down suggestions of a player moving up the chain that quickly, but honestly, it seems like he’s on that kind of trajectory. And with Salzburg being one of the most prominent feeder teams in Europe, you can almost count on their top two or three players going to big clubs every window. It’ll be interesting to see where Patson Daka goes, and then how long Aaronson takes to grow into the European game and gain experience before taking the next step, himself. I’m just glad he’s in such a nurturing environment right now. He really couldn’t have asked for a smoother transition.

    • Aaronson has demonstrated his talent ever since he started in Philly. He has all the tools, except perhaps, size/strength. He has very quick feet and lots of speed, he controls the ball well and uses that skill to enable him the see the field, he strikes the ball well, he is a tireless worker and has the soccer brain needed to find good spots. He also seems to avoid injury despite his slender build and willingness to challenge anyone for the ball. He will be hard to keep him from starting for the USMNT for long.

    • Since you mentioned Adams, thought I would raise something about his game. Versus Bayern, too often he looked too tentative with his passing. It seemed almost like his mind set was, well, I’m a defensive mid, so I should think defense first. He had a couple of turnovers and a couple of passes that missed, but then that was true of just about all the Leipzig players. The difference in the two teams’ passing quality was clearly evident. Anyway, when Adams did pass forward, he made a couple of excellent passes from midfield to the final third. I think he should not be afraid to do that more often. A problem Leipzig has is that they haven’t gotten any replacement for Werner. Did they just bank his transfer fee? That team really needs a good striker. Kind of amazing they’ve done as well as they have without one.

      • I wouldn’t be shocked if Patson Daka ends up in Leipzig sooner than later and if Aaronson follows him eventually, especially if Marcel Sabitzer ends up going to the Premier League as rumored. But then I’ve also got to wonder why Dominik Szoboszlai hasn’t seen the pitch since his transfer in January. It may be an issue of taking time to learn Nagelsmann’s system, but Szoboszlai is highly touted and certainly didn’t move to Leipzig to sit the bench. Maybe he’s a project for next year.

  5. Just saying, Antonee Robinson did not play and 2 of the 3 Aston Villa goals came down his usual side of the pitch.


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