John Brooks picked a good time to play his best match in months, helping Wolfsburg earn an important result while also giving U.S. men’s national team coach Gregg Berhalter something to think about with World Cup qualifying fastly approaching.
Brooks was excellent in the heart of the Wolfsburg defense in a 0-0 draw with Hertha Berlin on Saturday. Brooks followed up a solid showing in Wolfsburg’s loss to Bochum last week with a dominant display to help shut down his former team from Berlin. The USMNT defender registered five tackles and four aerials won to help Wolfsburg earn a valuable point to snap a six-match losing streak in Bundesliga action.
Elsewhere in Germany, Ricardo Pepi made his first Bundesliga start on Sunday and turned in a promising shift in Augsburg’s 1-1 draw with Timothy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt. The USMNT striker recorded two shots, and had goal waved off after a teammate was called for a foul in the sequence leading to Pepi’s finish.
In Italy, Weston McKennie continued his outstanding run of form by scoring his second goal of the week to help Juventus post a 2-0 victory over Udinese on Saturday.
In England, Josh Sargent helped Norwich City earn a 2-1 victory over Everton in Premier League action on Saturday, forcing an own-goal to help the Canaries move within a point of escaping the relegation zone.
In England’s League Championship, Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson helped Fulham to a resounding 6-2 throttling of Bristol City on Saturday that helped move the Cottagers into first place. Daryl Dike made his West Bromwich Albion debut, playing the final 31 minutes of a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to Queens Park Rangers.
Here is a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad action:
Josh Sargent started and played 86 minutes in Norwich City’s 2-1 win vs. Everton on Saturday.
Christian Pulisic started and played 68 minutes in Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City on Saturday.
Zack Steffen dressed but did not play for Manchester City.
Tim Ream started, played 90 minutes and recorded an assist in Fulham’s 6-2 win vs. Bristol City on Saturday.
Antonee Robinson started and played 90 minutes for Fulham.
Daryl Dike came off the bench and played 31 minutes in West Bromwich Albion’s 1-0 loss to QPR on Saturday.
Duane Holmes did not dress in Huddersfield Town’s 1-1 draw with Swansea City on Saturday.
Ethan Horvath dressed but did not play in Nottingham Forest’s 1-0 win vs. Millwall on Saturday.
Matthew Olosunde did not dress (INJURED) in Preston North End’s 1-1 draw with Birmingham City on Sunday.
Lynden Gooch started and played 90 minutes in Sunderland’s 1-1 draw with Accrington Stanley on Saturday.
Marlon Fossey started and played 90 minutes in Bolton’s 2-0 win vs. Ipswich Town on Saturday.
Tyler Adams started and played 90 minutes in RB Leipzig’s 2-0 win vs. Pellegrino Matarazzo and Stuttgart on Saturday.
John Brooks started and played 90 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 0-0 draw with Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
Chris Richards started and played 90 minutes in Hoffenheim’s 2-1 win vs. Union Berlin on Saturday.
Ricardo Pepi started and played 83 minutes in Augsburg’s 1-1 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt on Sundaay.
Timmy Chandler started and played 80 minutes for Eintracht Frankfurt.
Joe Scally came off the bend and played 29 minutes in Borussia Moenchengladbach’s 2-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.
Gio Reyna did not dress for Borussia Dortmund’s 5-1 win vs. Freiburg on Friday.
Tim Tillman started and played 90 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 2-2 draw with Arminia Bielefeld on Sunday.
Julian Green dressed but did not play.
Terrence Boyd and Hallescher FC’s match vs. Turkgucu Munchen on Saturday was postponed due to COVID.
Bryang Kayo and Viktoria Berlin’s match vs. Eintracht Braunschwieg on Sunday, was postponed due to COVID.
Johan Gomez and FSV Zwickau’s match vs. Viktoria Koln on Saturday was postponed due to COVID.
Weston McKennie started, played 90 minutes and scored a GOAL in Juventus’ 2-0 win vs. Udinese on Saturday.
Tanner Tessmann started and played 33 minutes in Venezia’s 1-1 draw with Empoli on Sunday.
Gianluca Busio came off the bench and played 10 minutes for Venezia.
Bryan Reynolds did not dress in AS Roma’ 1-0 win vs. Cagliari on Saturday.
Andrija Novakovich came off the bench, played 27 minutes and scored a GOAL in Frosinone’s 3-1 win vs. Pisa on Saturday.
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Yunus Musah started, played 90 minutes and drew a yellow card in Valencia’s 1-0 win vs. Atlético Baleares on Sunday.
Matthew Hoppe came off the bench and played 7 minutes in Mallorca’s 2-1 win vs. Espanyol on Saturday.
Konrad De La Fuente did not dress (INJURY) in Marseille’s 1-1 draw with Lille on Sunday.
Tim Weah did not dress for Lille (INJURY).
Erik Palmer-Brown started and played 90 minutes in Troyes’ 1-0 loss vs. Lyon on Sunday.
Nicholas Gioacchini came off the bench and played 12 minutes in Montpellier’s 3-1 loss to Strasbourg on Sunday.
Luca De La Torre started and played 90 minutes in Heracles’ 0-0 draw vs. NEC Nijmegen on Saturday.
Richie Ledezma dressed but did not play in PSV’s 1-0 win vs. FC Groningen on Sunday.
Reggie Cannon started, played 90 minutes and drew a yellow card in Boavista’s 1-1 draw with Gil Vicente on Saturday.
Alex Mendez started and played 90 minutes in Vizela’s 2-0 loss to Sporting Lisbon on Sunday.
Sam Vines started and played 90 minutes in Royal Antwerp’s 3-0 win vs. Sporting Charleroi on Sunday.
Chris Durkin started, played 90 minutes and drew a yellow card in Sint-Truiden’s 2-0 loss to Club Brugge on Saturday.
Kyle Duncan and Oostende’s match vs. Zulte Waregem on Saturday was postponed due to COVID.
Mark McKenzie dressed but did not play in Genk’s 4-1 win vs. Beerschot on Sunday.
Owen Otasowie did not dress for Club Brugge.
DeAndre Yedlin dressed but did not play in Galatasaray’s 4-2 loss to Hatayspor on Sunday.
Haji Wright started and played 62 minutes in Antalyaspor’s 1-1 draw with Fenerbahce on Sunday.
Tyler Boyd started and played 65 minutes in Rizespor’s 2-0 loss to Fatih Karagümrük on Saturday.
Sebastian Saucedo started, played 69 minutes and recorded an ASSIST in UNAM Pumas’ 3-1 win vs. Queretaro on Friday.