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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Robinson, Sargent, and more

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Fulham padded its lead at the top of the English Football League Championship on Saturday and Antonee Robinson delivered his latest impressive shift for Marco Silva’s side.

Robinson played 90 minutes alongside international teammate Tim Ream, helping Fulham defeat Stoke City 3-2 at the Bet365 Stadium. The U.S. men’s national team left back logged another 90 minutes this league season, making four interceptions and winning five of his eight individual duels. Robinson also made six recoveries in the match and was a constant threat down the left wing as Fulham used a 72nd minute winner from Jamaican international Bobby Reid to claim three points.

The 24-year-old Robinson will now embark to the United States for involvement in the penultimate round of World Cup Qualifying. The USMNT opens its schedule on January 27th at home against El Salvador.

In Spain, Yunus Musah scored his first La Liga goal of the season while Sergino Dest played 90 minutes in Barcelona’s road win over Alaves.

In England, Josh Sargent scored twice for Norwich City in its lopsided road victory over Watford. Christian Pulisic was an unused substitute in Chelsea’s London Derby triumph over Tottenham. Daryl Dike earned his first start for West Bromwich Albion, but was substituted off early in the second half after suffering a hamstring injury.

In Italy, Weston McKennie went the distance for Juventus in its scoreless draw with rivals AC Milan. Tanner Tessmann earned his first league start since mid-December, but Venezia fell 2-1 at Inter Milan on Saturday.

In France, Erik Palmer-Brown remained in Troyes’ starting lineup, but the club could not avoid a road loss to Angers. Tim Weah made his first appearance of 2022 for Lille in Saturday’s road defeat to Stade Brest.

Elsewhere, Luca De La Torre played 90 minutes as Heracles earned a draw with Go Ahead Eagles while Christian Ramirez scored his 12th goal in all competitions this season for Aberdeen. Kyle Duncan made his debut for Belgian side Oostende in a 2-1 loss to Royal Antwerp on Friday. Sebastian Saucedo started for Pumas at home against Tigres, but could not help his team avoid defeat.

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


England


PREMIER LEAGUE

Josh Sargent started, scored TWO GOALS, and played 90 minutes in Norwich City’s 3-0 win over Watford on Friday.

Christian Pulisic dressed but did not play in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Tottenham on Sunday.

Zack Steffen did not dress (Injury) in Manchester City’s 1-1 draw with Southampton on Saturday.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 3-2 win over Stoke City on Saturday.

Matthew Olosunde came off the bench and played 64 minutes in Preston North End’s 1-0 loss to Swansea City on Saturday.

Daryl Dike started and played 52 minutes in West Bromwich Albion’s 3-0 win over Peterborough on Saturday. Dike left with a hamstring injury.

Ethan Horvath dressed but did not play in Nottingham Forest’s 2-1 win over Derby County on Saturday.

Duane Holmes did not dress in Huddersfield’s 4-3 win over Reading on Saturday.

LEAGUE ONE

Lynden Gooch started and played 90 minutes in Sunderland’s 1-0 win over Portsmouth on Saturday.

Marlon Fossey started and played 90 minutes in Bolton Wanderers’ 1-0 win over Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.


Germany


BUNDESLIGA

Chris Richards started and played 90 minutes in Hoffenheim’s 3-2 loss to Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.

John Brooks started and played 90 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 2-0 loss to RB Leipzig on Sunday.

Tim Tillman started and played 85 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 2-1 win over Mainz on Saturday.

Ricardo Pepi started and played 57 minutes in Augsburg’s 5-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

Timmy Chandler started and played 74 minutes in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 2-0 loss to Arminia Bielefeld on Friday.

Tyler Adams came off the bench and played 34 minutes for RB Leipzig.

Pellegrino Matarazzo‘s Stuttgart lost 2-0 to Freiburg on Saturday.

Joe Scally came off the bench and played three minutes in Borussia Moenchengladbach’s 2-1 loss to Union Berlin on Saturday.

Julian Green did not dress for Furth.

Gio Reyna is back in training with Borussia Dortmund.


3. LIGA

Johan Gomez started and played 56 minutes in FSV Zwickau’s 3-1 win over Meppen on Sunday.

Bryang Kayo did not dress in Viktoria Berlin’s 2-0 loss to FC Kaiserslautern on Saturday.

Terrence Boyd is OUT (Injury) for Hallescher FC. Boyd joined FC Kaiserslautern over the weekend.


Italy


SERIE A

Weston McKennie started and played 90 minutes in Juventus’ 0-0 draw with AC Milan on Sunday.

Tanner Tessmann started and played 65 minutes in Venezia’s 2-1 loss to Inter Milan on Saturday.

Bryan Reynolds did not dress in AS Roma’s 4-2 win over Empoli on Sunday.

Gianluca Busio is OUT (COVID-19) for Venezia.

Jack DeVries did not dress for Venezia.

SERIE B

Andrija Novakovich came off the bench, registered AN ASSIST, and played 25 minutes in Frosinone’s 1-0 win over Parma on Friday.


Spain


LA LIGA

Sergino Dest started and played 90 minutes in Barcelona’s 1-0 win over Alaves on Sunday.

Yunus Musah started, scored A GOAL, and played 88 minutes in Valencia’s 3-2 loss to Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

Matt Miazga dressed but did not play for.

Matthew Hoppe dressed but did not play in Mallorca’s 3-0 loss to Villarreal on Saturday.

LA LIGA 2

Shaq Moore, Samuel Shashoua both came off the bench and played six minutes in Tenerife’s 4-0 win over Real Oviedo on Friday.


France


LIGUE 1

Erik Palmer-Brown started and played 90 minutes in Troyes’ 2-1 loss to Angers on Sunday.

Tim Weah started and played 67 minutes in Lille’s 2-0 loss to Brest on Saturday.

Nicholas Gioacchini came off the bench and played 19 minutes in Montpellier’s 3-2 win over Monaco on Sunday.

Konrad De La Fuente did not dress (Injury) in Marseille’s 2-0 win over Lens on Saturday.


Netherlands


EREDIVISIE

Luca De La Torre started and played 90 minutes in Heracles’ 1-1 draw with Go Ahead Eagles on Sunday.

Richie Ledezma dressed but did not play in PSV’s 2-1 loss to Ajax on Sunday.


Portugal


LIGA PRIMEIRA

Reggie Cannon started and played 90 minutes in Boavista’s 1-1 draw with Pacos de Ferreira on Friday.

Alex Mendez started and played 45 minutes in Vizela’s 3-2 win over Tondela on Saturday.


Belgium


PRO LEAGUE

Kyle Duncan started and played 90 minutes in Oostende’s 2-1 loss to Royal Antwerp on Friday.

Mark McKenzie started and played 67 minutes in Genk’s 2-1 loss to Union St. Gilloise on Sunday.

Chris Durkin came off the bench, registered AN ASSIST, and played 18 minutes in Sint-Truiden’s 3-1 win over RFC Seraing on Saturday.

Sam Vines dressed but did not play for Royal Antwerp.

Owen Otasowie did not dress in Club Brugge’s 2-2 draw with Standard Liege on Sunday.


Scotland


CUP

Christian Ramirez started, scored A GOAL, and played 72 minutes in Aberdeen’s 3-0 win over Edinburgh City on Saturday.

Ian Harkes came off the bench and played 30 minutes in Dundee United’s 2-1 extra time win over Kilmarnock on Saturday.

James Sands dressed but did not play in Rangers’ 4-0 win over Stirling Albion on Friday.

Cameron Carter-Vickers did not dress in Celtic’s 2-1 win over Alloa Athletic on Saturday.


Turkey


SUPER LIG

Haji Wright started and played 57 minutes in Antalyaspor’s 0-0 draw with Gaziantep on Saturday.

Tyler Boyd came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Rizespor’s 0-0 draw with Hatayspor on Sunday.

DeAndre Yedlin came off the bench and played two minutes in Galatasaray’s 2-1 loss to Trabzonspor on Sunday.


Mexico


LIGA MX

Sebastian Saucedo started and played 62 minutes in Pumas’ 2-1 loss to Tigres on Sunday.


Comments

  1. Saw Durkin play last week against Club Brugge, Tajon Buchanan’s new team. Durkin didn’t look any better than anyone out there. If you didn’t know anything about him, you would just think he’s another squad player for them.

    If he was still in MLS, would you still select him for the USMNT? Don’t know what the big deal with him is, and I don’t think he would be a starter for DCU even if the season started today. I would take Duane Holmes before selecting him for the NT.

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    • H3- You’ve been down with SBI too long to not be paying attention. Since when was has the defensive midfield, become a must see position? Busquets, Fabinho, Jorginho, Kante, aren’t rockstars. When a 6 plays well, they don’t get any glory. (Like an O-line in tackle football). Otasowie plays for Brugge but you mentioned Tajon Buchanan, tells me your preference is to watch attacking players. You didn’t mention Durkin’s recent match, but only watch his match against the biggest club in Belgium? He’s been in Belgium Jupiler league longer than the he was in the MLS. Context- Tyler Adams has officially played just as many seasons in the Bundesliga as in the MLS. I noticed, US fans who only care about big clubs are extremely dismissive about the actual sport. If the club isn’t worth a billion dollars or close to it, then the team is not worth paying attention is the silliest sports mentality ever! Anyone who has taken their time to watch Huddlesfield Town play, knows Holmes has been playing left/right winger, 2nd striker and attacking midfield, this year and doesn’t play defensive midfield. Holmes to Durkin comparison is as lazy as Jesus Ferreira and Dike. They don’t play the same position. Durkin is 6’, and closer to 200 lbs, and can make 30 yard passes with either foot. I like Holmes, but he hasn’t played with all the 2000 born players, who are on the Senior team (Sands, Richards, McKenzie, Weah, Sargent, Dest). Holmes hasn’t played with some fringe talent (Mendez, Ledezma, Pomykal, Servania). …and players a year younger like Llanez & Konrad. He’s not a dual national and Russell Canouse was more/less the starting 6, so C Durk’s left to Belgium for playing time. You poo poo that away, but we’ve seen players make a move to respectable leagues only to return to the MLS.

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  2. ————Pefok—————
    Ledezma———-Sargent
    —Mendez——Tessmann
    ———Durkin————-
    Vines—Brooks-CCV-Moore
    ————Horvath————
    Reserves
    Miazga, Ream, EPB, Hoppe, Giaocchini, Booth, Bassett, CJ Dos Santos, Odunze, Konrad, Sealy, Llanez,
    This group wouldn’t win a best of three with the current roster for this week but they’d hold their own. Gets pretty thin in midfield and backline with Busio and Green out. If Horvath got hurt they’d be in a lot of trouble.

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    • While that was fun. On balance, I like the picks GB actually made better.

      It does show how much better the US pool of players is now than it was 4 years ago.

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    • Very Interesting! JR! Surprised Holmes, or Harkes didn’t make your lineup for one of the 8‘s. …and no Cardoso as your backup 6. I know, he’s rated higher than Servania, Yueill, Perea, & Otasowie. Who would be the 6, in your lineup? I see you prefer young GK’s applying their trade in Europe vs Guzan or Marcinkowski. (Great point you made about Vassilev. Completely agree.)

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      • I just went with guys currently in Europe didn’t think about Harkes, or Ramirez until I’d already posted. I suppose Mueller too. I heard Duane is on Covid protocol as well, but I didn’t confirm.

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