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Americans Abroad Midweek Rewind: Robinson, Dest, and more


Fulham continued to roll in the English Football League Championship on Tuesday with U.S. men’s national team left back Antonee Robinson excelling once again for the league leaders.

Robinson played 90 minutes as Marco Silva’s side eased past Swansea City 5-1 at the Liberty Stadium, moving 14 points clear of second-place AFC Bournemouth and third-place Huddersfield Town. The 24-year-old won the most duels in the victory (6) and also made four interceptions and five recoveries as Fulham claimed a fourth-straight win in league play. Robinson has not only excelled for Fulham this season, but also with the USMNT throughout World Cup Qualifying and will be confident heading into the final window of international matches.

Fulham continues a three-match roadtrip on Saturday at Barnsley before a quick turnaround at West Bromwich Albion next Tuesday.

In Europe, Sergino Dest played 90 minutes as Barcelona tied Galatasaray 0-0 in Europa League Round of 16 play. James Sands helped Rangers close out a 3-0 first leg win over Red Star Belgrade by making his first appearance since February 17. Brenden Aaronson assisted once in Red Bull Salzburg’s lopsided second leg loss in Champions League play to Bayern Munich.

In England, Josh Sargent played 84 minutes at Carrow Road against Chelsea, but Norwich City suffered a 3-1 loss. Christian Pulisic missed the match through illness.

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


Champions League

Brenden Aaronson started, registered AN ASSIST, and played 90 minutes in Red Bull Salzburg’s 7-1 second leg loss to Bayern Munich on Tuesday. Red Bull Salzburg was eliminated by 8-2 scoreline.

Zack Steffen is OUT (Injury) for Manchester City.

Europa League

Sergiño Dest started and played 90 minutes in Barcelona’s 0-0 first leg draw with Galatasaray on Thursday.

James Sands came off the bench and played 15 minutes in Rangers 3-0 first leg win over Red Star Belgrade on Thursday.

Timmy Chandler dressed but did not play in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 2-1 first leg win over Real Betis on Wednesday.

Conference League

Konrad De La Fuente dressed but did not play in Marseille’s 2-1 first leg win over FC Basel on Thursday.

Richie Ledezma is OUT (Injury) for PSV.


Premier League

Josh Sargent started and played 84 minutes in Norwich City’s 3-1 loss to Chelsea on Thursday.

Christian Pulisic did not dress (Illness) for Chelsea.


Antonee RobinsonTim Ream started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 5-1 win over Swansea City on Tuesday.

League One

Marlon Fossey started and played 90 minutes in Bolton Wanderers 1-1 draw with Morecambe on Tuesday.

Lynden Gooch came off the bench and playd 45 minutes in Sunderland’s 3-1 win over Fleetwood Town on Tuesday.



Johnny Cardoso came off the bench and played 12 minutes in Internacional’s 1-0 win over Gremio on Wednesday.


  1. Funny people complain about fringe Euro guys like Sabbi and Cappis not getting called never watching them just basing it on if they’re in Europe they’re better. Tim Ream is on pace to lead Fulham to the PL for the second time is completely hated. Why because we’ve seen him play! If you haven’t watched a guy actually play matches don’t start your “Gregg is (insert insult here) because he won’t call player X, he plays in Europe he’s obviously better.” If you start in MLS you’d start in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Scotland. If you wouldn’t rave about Frankie Amaya you probably shouldn’t rave about Chris Durkin. But if any of you are up for the cap Jose Gallegos I’m all in he’s going to ball out next year after Sonderjyske is relegated to the Danish 2nd.

    • Johnny….While I agree with you to an extent there are aspects that you breezed past in your comparison. For most of us it’s less about which league a player plays, and more about how said player is actually playing. Some players can be lighting it up for their clubs…..but be rubbish when playing for the USMNT. Both Wondo and Chandler were remarkable for their clubs, but tended to suck a$$ whenever they put the US jersey on. In the current USMNT we have Lletget, Roldan, Arriola, and occasionally Zardes who have been given multiple chances to impress…yet have failed to perform at the international level. Yet Gregg seems to be reluctant to replace them in camps or give others an opportunity.
      Senora, Konrad, Durkin, Tessmann, Cappis, Soto, and Sabbi may not be the answer(s), but they could be….and yet Gregg continues to reward underperformers instead of searching/testing some of these fringe guys. Hopefully when Nations league starts back up this summer at least some of these fringe players will be given an opportunity to challenge some of Gregg’s underperforming favorites.


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