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Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind (Weah, Dest, Richards and more)


Any questions about Tim Weah’s form heading toward October in the wake of his return from injury were put to rest on Saturday after he delivered a standout performance for Lille in a 2-1 win vs. Strasbourg.

Making just his second start since returning from an injury that kept him out of the U.S. men’s national team’s September World Cup qualifiers, Weah dazzled playing at forward next to Canadian striker Jonathan David. He helped set up David’s opening goal with a quality assist before drawing a penalty kick for David’s second goal of the match, and the eventual game-winning goal.


Sergiño Dest was also outstanding this weekend, turning in a Man of the Match-caliber performance for Barcelona in Sunday’s 3-0 win vs. Levante, delivering a classy assist to help Luuk De Jong score his first goal for the Catalans.

Chris Richards got in on the assist action, helping set up a goal as he delivered another strong showing to help Hoffenheim pull off a 3-1 upset over John Brooks and Wolfsburg.

There weren’t just assists provided by the Americans Abroad contingent, there were goals as well. Jordan Pefok scored in his third straight match to help Young Boys to another victory, Ian Harkes made it goals in two straight league matches to help Dundee United tie Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic, and Emmanuel Sabbi scored his his second straight match to help Odense earn a draw against Viborg.

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



Christian Pulisic was OUT (ankle injury) for Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City on Saturday.

Zack Steffen dressed, but did not play for Manchester City.

Josh Sargent started and played 90 minutes in Norwich City’s 2-0 loss to Everton on Saturday.


Antonee Robinson started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 1-1 draw with Bristol City on Saturday.

Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes for Fulham.

Duane Holmes came off the bench and played 26 minutes in Huddersfield’s 1-0 loss to Swansea City on Saturday.

Ethan Horvath dressed but did not play in Nottingham Forest’s  1-1 draw with Millwall on Saturday.

Matthew Olosunde was OUT (Achilles injury) for Preston North End’s 0-0 draw with Birmingham on Saturday.


Lynden Gooch was OUT (foot injury) for Sunderland’s 1-0 win vs. Bolton on Saturday.



Chris Richards started, played 90 minutes and registered an ASSIST in Hoffenheim’s 3-1 win vs. Wolfsburg on Saturday.

John Brooks started and played 90 minutes for Wolfsburg.

Tyler Adams was OUT (injured) for RB Leipzig’s 6-0 win vs. Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

Timmy Chandler started, played 90 minutes and drew a yellow card in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 1-1 draw with FC Cologne on Saturday.

Julian Green started and played 85 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 3-1 loss to Bayern Munich on Friday.

Timothy Tillman came off the bench and registered an ASSIST for Greuther Furth.

Joe Scally started and played 90 minutes in Borussia Moenchengladbach 1-0 win vs. Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.

Gio Reyna was OUT (hamstring injury) for Borussia Dortmund.

Pellegrino Matarazzo and Stuttgart played Bochum to a 0-0 draw on Sunday.


Bryang Kayo and Viktoria Berlin host TSV Havelse on Monday.

Terrence Boyd started, played 90 minutes and scored the WINNING GOAL in Hallescher’s 3-2 win vs. Magdeburg on Friday.

Johan Gomez started and played 90 minutes in FC Zwickau’s 0-0 draw with Freiburg II on Sunday.

Maximillian Dietz dressed, but did not play for Freiburg II.



Sergino Dest started, played 90 minutes and recorded an ASSIST in Barcelona’s 3-0 win vs. Levante on Sunday.

Yunus Musah started and played 82 minutes in Valencia’s 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.

Matt Miazga started ad played 90 minutes in Alaves’ 1-0 win vs. Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

Matthew Hoppe dressed, but did not play in Mallorca’s 3-2 loss to Osasuna on Sunday.


Shaq Moore dressed but did not play in Tenerife’s 3-1 loss to Almeria on Friday.


Serie A

Weston McKennie came off the bench and played 8 minutes in Juventus’ 3-2 win vs. Sampdoria on Sunday.

Gianluca Busio, Tanner Tessman and Venezia host Torino on Monday.

Bryan Reynolds did not dress for AS Roma’s 3-2 loss to Lazio on Sunday.

Serie B

Andrija Novakovich came off the bench and played 18 minutes in Frosinone’s 0-0 draw with Reggina on Saturday.



Tim Weah started, played 90 minutes, registered an ASSIST and drew a penalty in Lille’s 2-1 win vs. Strasbourg on Saturday.

Konrad De La Fuente came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Marseille’s 3-2 loss to Lens on Sunday.

Nicholas Gioacchini came off the bench and played 2 minutes in Montpellier’s 2-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday.

Erik Palmer-Brown did not dress for Troyes’ 1-1 draw with Angers on Sunday.



Reggie Cannon and Boavista host Estoril on Monday.

Alex Mendez dressed, but did not play in Vizela’s 0-0 draw with Portimonense on Sunday.


Luca De La Torre started and played 90 minutes in Heracles’ 1-0 win vs. Waalwijk on Sunday.


DeAndre Yedlin started and played 90 minutes in Galatasaray’s 1-0 win vs. Goztepe on Sunday.

Tyler Boyd started and played 62 minutes in Rizespor’s 3-0 loss to Basaksehir on Sunday.

Haji Wright started and played 85 minutes in Antalyaspor’s 1-0 win vs. Yeni Malatyaspor on Saturday.


ADMIRAL Bundesliga

Brenden Aaronson started and played 90 minutes in Red Bull Salzburg’s 2-0 win vs. Wolfsberger AC on Saturday.

2. Liga

Ulysses Llanez started, played 90 minutes and scored a GOAL in SKN St. Polten’s 4-0 win vs. Amstetten on Friday.


Mark McKenzie and Genk host Seraing on Sunday.

Chris Durkin started, played 55 minutes and registered an ASSIST in Sint-Truiden’s 2-1 win vs. Standard Liege on Saturday.

Sam Vines did not dress for Royal Antwerp’s 2-1 win vs. Royale Union A on Saturday.

Owen Otasowie did not dress for Club Brugge’s 1-1 draw with Leuven on Friday.



Jordan Pefok started, played 68 minutes and scored a GOAL in Young Boys’ 2-1 win vs. St. Gallen on Saturday.



Christian Cappis came off the bench and played 17 minutes in Brondby’s 2-1 win vs. Aalborg on Sunday.

Emmanuel Sabbi started, played 90 minutes, drew a yellow card and scored a GOAL in Odense’s 1-1 draw with Viborg on Sunday.

Jonathan Amon was OUT (knee injury) for Nordsjaelland’s 5-1 loss to FC Copenhagen on Sunday.



Ian Harkes started, played 90 minutes and scored a GOAL in Dundee United’s 1-1 draw with Celtic on Sunday.

Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes for Celtic.

Christian Ramirez started, played 71 minutes and scored a GOAL in Aberdeen’s 3-2 loss to St. Mirren on Sunday.



Jeffrey Gal and Degerfors face AIK on Monday.

Romain Gall did not dress for Malmo’s 5-1 win vs. Orebro on Saturday.

Nebiyou Perry did not dress for Ostersunds’ 3-0 loss to Djurgarden on Sunday.


Liga MX

Sebastian Saucedo came off the bench and played 24 minutes in Pumas’ 0-0 draw with UANL Tigres on Saturday.


Liga Profesional

Joel Sonora was OUT (injury) for Banfield’s 2-0 win vs. Atletico Tucuman on Saturday.

Alan Sonora started and played 90 minutes in Independiente’s 4-1 loss to Godoy Cruz on Sunday.


Serie A

Johnny Cardoso dressed, but did not play in Internacional’s 2-0 win vs. Bahia on Sunday.


    • Sabbi has 2 goals in 10 matches this season and has never scored more than 6 in a season. The Danish league is ranked 22nd in Europe. There’s certainly more public pressure on players in Denmark than MLS but the quality of the league is equal or less. Roldan, Lletget, Acosta, Zardes would all be starters in Denmark but they make more money here.

  1. I think Dest should be called in, and he and Robinson rotate at left back, where Dest plays the home games and Robinson plays the away games.

  2. Timmy Chandler started and played 90? Wow, how long since that last happened? And Uly Llanez finally gets to play and scores a goal. A good day for some forgotten Americans.

    • Timmy had a pretty good run of 90 minutes performances in 2019/20 but since the Covid shut down he’s done it just three times the previous last on May 15. He did have a couple 80+ min performances last spring, but it feels longer.
      Given how quickly Booth, Servania and Aaronson adapted to the Austrian first division I’ve been surprised it has taken Uly this long to get going in the second division. Hopefully this goal has shaken off the rust and he goes on a tear. Mendez’s move to Portugal has also been a disappointment. When those two got their moves to Europe I thought Efra was the unlucky one from those LAG 2 players but at least he’s getting minutes.

      • Chandler was so good that season too. I actually thought he deserved a call up cause at the time but so much has happen since then with all of these young full backs coming up. I gotta give Chandler credit that he’s still playing at the top level league

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