RB Leipzig resumed its Bundesliga schedule on Saturday at home and Tyler Adams claimed his first start of 2022 in the process.
Adams played 90 minutes as Domenico Tedesco’s side rolled past Mainz 4-1 at Red Bull Arena, moving to ninth place in the league standings. The U.S. men’s national team midfielder compiled a 97% passing rate in the match, the best by any player in the match. Adams also won two of his five individual duels in the match and also made five recoveries, helping the hosts rebound from back-to-back winless results. Up next for RB Leipzig will be a trip to Pellegrino Matarazzo’s Stuttgart on January 15 before two-consecutive home matches.
Matt Miazga made his return for Spanish club Deportivo Alaves on Sunday, playing 90 minutes in a scoreless draw with Athletic Bilbao. Miazga recently returned to training after contracting COVID-19 and earned his first start since November 30 in all competitions. The USMNT defender won seven of nine duels and made four clearances as Alaves picked up its second straight draw after three-consecutive losses prior to that.
Weston McKennie started for Juventus on Sunday and helped the Serie A side earn a 4-3 road victory over AS Roma. McKennie completed a match-high two dribbles from his midfield position and also contributed three interceptions as Massimiliano Allegri’s side moved three points back of the top four in Italy’s top flight.
Christian Pulisic excelled for Chelsea in a 5-1 FA Cup third round romp over Chesterfield on Saturday, assisting once and drawing one penalty kick in the win. Pulisic started for Thomas Tuchel’s side against the National League visitors, and didn’t disappoint in a lopsided victory at Stamford Bridge. Pulisic will now turn his attentions to Carabao Cup play midweek as Chelsea aims to eliminate Tottenham and advance to the Final of the competition.
Here is a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad action:
Zack Steffen started and played 90 minutes in Manchester City’s 4-1 win over Swindon Town on Friday.
Josh Sargent started and played 84 minutes in Norwich City’s 1-0 win over Charlton Athletic on Sunday.
Christian Pulisic started, registered AN ASSIST, and played 59 minutes in Chelsea’s 5-1 win over Chesterfield on Saturday.
Duane Holmes came off the bench and played 31 minutes in Huddersfield’s 2-1 win over Burnley on Saturday.
Daryl Dike did not dress in West Bromwich Albion’s 2-1 extra time loss to Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.
Ethan Horvath dressed but did not play in Nottingham Forest’s 1-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday.
Matthew Olosunde did not dress in Preston North End’s 2-1 extra time loss to Cardiff City on Sunday.
Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream dressed but did not play in Fulham’s 1-0 extra time win over Bristol City on Saturday.
Lynden Gooch started, registered AN ASSIST, and played 90 minutes in Sunderland’s 3-3 draw with Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.
Tyler Adams started and played 90 minutes in RB Leipzig’s 4-1 win over Mainz on Saturday.
John Brooks started and played 90 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 1-0 loss to Bochum on Sunday.
Chris Richards started and played 90 minutes in Hoffenheim’s 3-1 win over Augsburg on Saturday.
Ricardo Pepi came off the bench and played 30 minutes for Augsburg.
Timmy Chandler started and played 90 minutes in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 3-2 loss to Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.
Tim Tillman started and played 89 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 0-0 draw with Pellegrino Matarazzo‘s Stuttgart on Saturday.
Julian Green came off the bench and played one minute for Greuther Furth.
Gio Reyna is back in training for Dortmund.
Joe Scally is OUT (COVID-19) for Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Weston McKennie started and played 90 minutes in Juventus’ 4-3 win over AS Roma on Sunday.
Gianluca Busio started and played 79 minutes in Venezia’s 3-0 loss to AC Milan on Sunday.
Tanner Tessmann, Jack DeVries did not dress for Venezia.
Bryan Reynolds dressed but did not play for AS Roma.
Matt Miazga started and played 90 minutes in Deportivo Alaves’ 0-0 draw with Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.
Yunus Musah started and played 66 minutes in Valencia’s 4-1 loss to Real Madrid on Saturday.
Matthew Hoppe came off the bench and played 14 minutes in Mallorca’s 2-0 loss to Levante on Saturday.
Sergino Dest dressed but did not play in Barcelona’s 1-1 draw with Granada on Saturday.
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Samuel Shashoua started and played 77 minutes in Tenerife’s 1-1 draw with SD Amorebieta on Friday.
Shaq Moore came off the bench and played 13 minutes for Tenerife.
Konrad De La Fuente came off the bench and played 15 minutes in Marseille’s 1-0 win over Bordeaux on Friday.
Nicholas Gioacchini and Montpellier’s scheduled match with Erik Palmer-Brown and Troyes was postponed on Sunday.
Tim Weah is OUT (Injury) for Lille.
Reggie Cannon started and played 90 minutes in Boavista’s 1-1 draw with Tondela on Saturday.
Alex Mendez started and played 90 minutes in Vizela’s 1-0 loss to Moreirense on Saturday.
Tyler Boyd started and played 61 minutes in Rizespor’s 2-2 draw with Besiktas on Sunday.
Haji Wright came off the bench and played 27 minutes in Antalyaspor’s 4-0 loss to Goztepe on Sunday.
DeAndre Yedlin dressed but did not play in Galatasaray’s 1-0 loss to Giresunspor on Saturday.
Sebastian Saucedo and Pumas host Toluca on Monday.