Jordan Pefok has continued to be one of the in-form American forwards in Europe this season and Sunday’s performance at St. Gallen was the latest example of his confidence in front of goal.
David Wagner’s side walked away with a 3-3 draw at St. Gallen with Pefok scoring twice in the result. The U.S. men’s national team forward now has 13 league goals in 19 appearances, remaining in the race for the league’s Golden Boot award. Pefok delivered goals in the 43rd and 49th minutes, getting on the end of passes from Christian Fassnacht and helping the hosts race out to a 3-0 advantage. However, Young Boys saw its three-goal advantage slip away, missing out on the opportunity to move into second place in the league standings.
Pefok now sits atop the league’s goalscoring charts following Arthur Cabral’s transfer to Fiorentina and will next face second place FC Basel on February 13.
In Germany, John Brooks helped Wolfsburg earn a 4-1 win over Greuther Furth while Gio Reyna made his Bundesliga return for Borussia Dortmund.
In Spain, Yunus Musah and Valencia claimed one point in a draw with Real Sociedad. Sergino Dest appeared off of the bench as Barcelona earned a statement win over Atletico Madrid.
In England, Zack Steffen was in goal as Manchester City advanced to the FA Cup Round of 16. Duane Holmes played the hero as Huddersfield Town advanced past Barnsley.
Elsewhere, Brenden Aaronson played 90 minutes as Red Bull Salzburg advanced past LASK in the Austrian Cup while Erik Palmer-Brown also went the distance for Ligue 1 side Troyes. Cameron Carter-Vickers and Christian Ramirez impressed in Scottish Premiership play. Kyle Duncan and Bryan Reynolds delivered Man of the Match performances in Belgium.
Here is a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad action:
Duane Holmes started, scored A GOAL, and played 84 minutes in Huddersfield’s 1-0 win over Barnsley on Saturday.
Zack Steffen started and played 90 minutes in Manchester City’s 4-1 win over Fulham on Saturday.
Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes for Fulham.
Ethan Horvath dressed but did not play in Nottingham Forest’s 4-1 win over Leicester City on Sunday.
Christian Pulisic did not dress in Chelsea’s 2-1 extra time win over Plymouth Argyle on Saturday.
Josh Sargent did not dress in Norwich City’s 1-0 win over Wolves on Saturday.
Antonee Robinson is OUT (Travel) for Fulham.
Matthew Olosunde did not dress in Preston North End’s 1-0 win over Hull City on Saturday.
Lynden Gooch started and played 90 minutes in Sunderland’s 2-1 loss to Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.
Marlon Fossey started and played 90 minutes in Bolton Wanderers 1-1 draw with Morecambe on Saturday.
Timmy Chandler started and played 90 minutes in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 3-2 win over Pellegrino Matarazzo‘s Stuttgart on Saturday.
John Brooks started and played 85 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 4-1 win over Greuther Furth on Sunday.
Tim Tillman started and played 85 minutes for Greuther Furth.
Gio Reyna came off the bench and played 30 minutes in Borussia Dortmund’s 5-2 loss to Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday.
George Bello came off the bench and played 19 minutes in Arminia Bielefeld’s 1-1 draw with Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday.
Julian Green came off the bench and played five minutes for Furth.
Joe Scally dressed but did not play for Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Kevin Paredes dressed but did not play for Wolfsburg.
Ricardo Pepi did not dress in Augsburg’s 2-0 win over Union Berlin on Saturday.
Tyler Adams is OUT (Injury) for RB Leipzig.
Chris Richards is OUT (Injury) for Hoffenheim.
Bryang Kayo did not dress in Nuremberg’s 5-0 loss to Ingolstadt on Friday.
Terrence Boyd started, scored A GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Kaiserslautern’s 2-0 win over FSV Zwickau on Saturday.
Johan Gomez started and played 90 minutes for FSV Zwickau.
Gianluca Busio came off the bench and played 20 minutes in Venezia’s 2-0 loss to Napoli on Sunday.
Weston McKennie came off the bench and played seven minutes in Juventus 2-0 win over Hellas Verona on Sunday.
Tanner Tessmann dressed but did not play for Venezia.
Andrija Novakovich started and played 69 minutes in Frosinone’s 2-0 win over L.R. Vicenza Virtus on Saturday.
Yunus Musah started and played 80 minutes in Valencia’s 0-0 draw with Real Sociedad on Sunday.
Sergino Dest came off the bench and played 19 minutes in Barcelona’s 4-2 win over Atletico Madrid on Saturday.
Matt Miazga dressed but did not play in Alaves 3-1 loss to Elche on Saturday.
Matthew Hoppe dressed but did not play in Mallorca’s 2-1 win over Cadiz on Saturday.
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Samuel Shashoua came off the bench and played 21 minutes in Tenerife’s 0-0 draw with Leganes on Sunday.
Shaq Moore dressed but did not play for Tenerife.
Erik Palmer-Brown started and played 90 minutes in Troyes 0-0 draw with Metz on Sunday.
Tim Weah started and played 70 minutes in Lille’s 5-1 loss to PSG on Sunday.
Nicholas Gioacchini started and played 68 minutes in Montpellier’s 3-1 loss to Saint-Etienne on Saturday.
Konrad De La Fuente did not dress in Marseille’s 5-2 win over Angers on Friday.
Luca De La Torre started and played 45 minutes in Heracles 3-0 loss to Ajax on Sunday.
Cole Bassett dressed but did not play in Feyenoord’s 4-0 win over Sparta Rotterdam on Sunday.
Richie Ledezma started and played 68 minutes in Jong PSV’s 2-0 win over Helmond Sport on Friday.
Alex Mendez started and played 56 minutes in Vizela’s 2-2 draw with Boavista on Sunday.
Reggie Cannon did not dress for Boavista.
Bryan Reynolds started and played 90 minutes in Kortrijk’s 3-1 loss to Sint-Truiden on Saturday.
Sam Vines started and played 90 minutes in Royal Antwerp’s 2-0 loss to Union St. Gilloise on Saturday.
Kyle Duncan started and played 90 minutes in Oostende’s 3-1 loss to OH Leuven on Saturday.
Mark McKenzie and Genk host Zulte Waregem on Sunday.
Chris Durkin did not dress for Sint-Truiden.
Owen Otasowie did not dress in Club Brugge’s 2-1 loss to Gent on Sunday.
Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes in Celtic’s 4-0 win over Motherwell on Sunday.
Christian Ramirez started, scored A GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Aberdeen’s 2-1 loss to Livingston on Saturday.
Chris Mueller started and played 90 minutes in Hibernian’s 1-0 loss to St. Mirren on Saturday.
Ian Harkes started and played 90 minutes in Dundee United’s 0-0 draw with St. Johnstone on Saturday.
Joe Efford came off the bench and played 45 minutes for Motherwell.
James Sands dressed but did not play in Rangers 5-0 win over Hearts on Sunday.
Sebastian Soto did not dress for Livingston.
Brenden Aaronson started, registered AN ASSIST, and played 90 minutes in Red Bull Salzburg’s 3-1 win over LASK on Sunday.
Jordan Pefok started, scored TWO GOALS, and played 90 minutes in Young Boys 2-2 draw with St. Gallen on Sunday.
Henry Wingo dressed but did not play in Ferencvaros 3-0 loss to Paksi on Sunday.
Haji Wright came off the bench and played 15 minutes in Antalyaspor’s 0-0 draw with Besiktas on Sunday.
Tyler Boyd dressed but did not play in Rizespor’s 3-1 loss to Adana Demirspor on Sunday.
Alan Sonora and Independiente’s scheduled match with Central Norte was postponed on Friday.
Joel Sonora and Velez Sarsfield’s scheduled match with Club Cipolletti was postponed on Friday.
Johnny Cardoso and Internacional visit Ypiranga on Saturday.
Sebastian Saucedo and Pumas visit Club Tijuana on Sunday.