Juventus might be dipping in the Serie A table, but Weston McKennie helped the club remain undefeated in UEFA Champions League play this week as the Old Lady claimed a fourth group stage win.
McKennie started in the heart of Massimiliano Allegri’s midfield and impressed in a 4-2 triumph over Russian visitors Zenit St. Petersburg. The U.S. men’s national team midfielder did not find the back of the net for the third-consecutive match, but struck the crossbar after a dashing run through midfield and overall delivered a strong shift on both sides of the field.
The 23-year-old completed 88% of his passes in the match and also won four of his seven individual battles on the night. He also made two interceptions and won two of his four aerial battles, continuing his good run of form for the club. Juventus is 4-0-0 now in UCL play this season, three points clear of defending champions Chelsea with two matches to play.
McKennie will now head into USMNT duty for November World Cup Qualifiers against Mexico and Jamaica, as the Americans aim to leapfrog El Tri in the octagonal round standings.
Elsewhere, Christian Pulisic made his return for Chelsea after two months on the sidelines while Tyler Adams went the distance in RB Leipzig’s 2-2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain. Cameron Carter-Vickers helped Celtic claim a 3-2 win over Ferencvaros in Europa League play. Antonee Robinson delivered one assist in Fulham’s lopsided win over Blackburn Rovers while Shaq Moore played 90 minutes for Tenerife.
Here is a closer look at how the Americans Abroad contingent performed this week:
Weston McKennie started and played 90 minutes in Juventus 4-2 win over Zenit St. Petersburg on Tuesday.
Tyler Adams started and played 73 minutes in RB Leipzig’s 2-2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.
John Brooks started, played 90 minutes and drew a yellow card in Wolfsburg’s 2-1 win over Red Bull Salzburg on Tuesday.
Brenden Aaronson started and played 90 minutes for Red Bull Salzburg.
Tim Weah started and played 72 minutes in Lille’s 2-1 win over Sevilla on Tuesday.
Christian Pulisic came off the bench and played 14 minutes in Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Malmo on Tuesday.
Jordan Pefok came off the bench and played eight minutes in Young Boys 2-0 loss to Villarreal on Tuesday.
Zack Steffen dressed but did not play in Manchester City’s 4-1 win over Club Brugge on Wednesday.
Sergino Dest dressed but did not play in Barcelona’s 1-0 win over Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday.
Romain Gall did not dress for Malmo.
Owen Otasowie did not dress for Club Brugge.
Gio Reyna is OUT (Injury) for Borussia Dortmund’s hosting of Ajax on Wednesday.
Sam Vines started and played 90 minutes in Royal Antwerp’s 3-0 loss to Fenerbahce on Thursday.
DeAndre Yedlin started and played 90 minutes in Galatasaray’s 1-1 draw with Lokomotiv Moscow on Thursday.
Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes in Celtic’s 3-2 win over Ferencvaros on Thursday.
Timmy Chandler started and played 90 minutes in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 2-1 win over Olympiacos on Thursday.
Christian Cappis started, played 63 minutes in Brondby’s 1-1 draw with Rangers on Thursday.
Konrad De La Fuente dressed but did not play in Marseille’s 2-2 draw with Lazio on Thursday.
Mark McKenzie dressed but did not play in Genk’s 2-2 draw with West Ham United on Thursday.
Henry Wingo dressed but did not play for Ferencvaros.
Josh Cohen started and played 90 minutes in Maccabi Haifa’s 1-0 loss to Slavia Prague on Thursday.
Bryan Reynolds dressed but did not play in AS Roma’s 2-2 draw with Bodo/Glimt on Thursday.
Antonee Robinson started, registered AN ASSIST, and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 7-0 win over Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday.
Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes for Fulham.
Duane Holmes started and played 76 minutes in Huddersfield’s 1-1 draw with Peterborough United on Tuesday. Holmes left with a reported ankle injury.
Ethan Horvath dressed but did not play in Nottingham Forest’s 1-1 draw with Sheffield United on Tuesday.
Matthew Olosunde did not dress in Preston North End’s 2-1 win over Bournemouth on Wednesday.
Lynden Gooch started and played 72 minutes in Sunderland’s 3-0 loss to Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday.
La Liga 2
Shaq Moore started and played 90 minutes in Tenerife’s 0-0 draw with UD Ibiza on Thursday.
Sam Shashoua started and played 58 minutes for Tenerife.
Sebastian Saucedo and Pumas host Santos Laguna on Thursday.