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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Horvath, Pulisic, and more

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Nottingham Forest remained in the discussion for a promotion playoff spot in the English Football League Championship on Friday with goalkeeper Ethan Horvath rising to the occasion once again for the club.

Horvath made five saves on Friday as Steve Cooper’s side left Bramall Lane with one point in a 1-1 road draw with Sheffield United. The U.S. men’s national team goalkeeper kept Nottingham Forest in the match with some top saves in his third-consecutive start. Horvath denied Billy Sharp from grabbing his second goal of the match in the 69th minute while also repelling Daniel Jebbison’s stoppage-time effort. Nottingham Forest equalized in the 95th minute, extending its unbeaten run to six matches across all competitions. The 26-year-old Horvath made 10 saves during his three starts in Brice Samba’s absence, conceding only one goal and registering two clean sheets.

With the USMNT’s top two goalkeepers Matt Turner and Zack Steffen currently dealing with injuries, Horvath could force his way into Gregg Berhalter’s plans ahead of this month’s final trio of World Cup Qualifiers.

In England, Christian Pulisic scored once and assisted once as Chelsea routed Burnley 4-0 at Turf Moor. Josh Sargent went the distance for Norwich City, but the Canaries lost 3-1 at home to Brentford. Antonee Robinson and Tim Ream both went the distance for Fulham in an impressive 2-0 home victory over Blackburn Rovers. Marlon Fossey registered two assists for Bolton Wanderers in a road win over Gillingham.

In Germany, John Brooks and Wolfsburg shutout Union Berlin 1-0 at home. Joe Scally played 90 minutes for Borussia Moenchengladbach in a 3-2 loss to Stuttgart. Nico Carrera made his league debut for Holstein Kiel.

In Spain, Yunus Musah started for Valencia and logged 74 minutes in a 3-1 win over Granada. Sergino Dest came off of the bench as Barcelona edged Elche 2-1 away from home.

Elsewhere, Erik Palmer-Brown helped Troyes earn a 2-0 road win over Bordeaux. Cameron Carter-Vickers logged another 90 minutes for Celtic in a 3-1 win over Livingston. Bryan Reynolds retained his spot in Kortrijk’s starting lineup while Jordan Pefok scored his 16th league goal of the season for Young Boys. Joe Efford scored his first goal for Scottish Premiership side Motherwell.

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


England


Premier League

Christian Pulisic started, scored ONE GOAL, registered ONE ASSIST, and played 90 minutes in Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Burnley on Saturday.

Josh Sargent started and played 90 minutes in Norwich City’s 3-1 loss to Brentford on Saturday.

Zack Steffen is OUT (Injury) for Manchester City.

Championship

Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 2-0 win over Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

Ethan Horvath started, made FOUR saves, and played 90 minutes in Nottingham Forest’s 1-1 draw with Sheffield United on Friday.

Duane Holmes started and played 71 minutes in Huddersfield’s 3-0 win over Peterborough United on Friday.

Matthew Olosunde di not dress in Preston North End’s 2-1 win over Bournemouth on Saturday.

League One

Marlon Fossey started, registered TWO assists, and played 90 minutes in Bolton Wanderers 3-0 win over Gillingham on Saturday.

Lynden Gooch started and played 81 minutes in Sunderland’s 0-0 draw with Charlton Athletic on Saturday.


Germany


Bundesliga

John Brooks started and played 90 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 1-0 win over Union Berlin on Saturday.

Joe Scally started and played 90 minutes in Borussia Moenchengladbach’s 3-2 loss to Pellegrino Matarazzo‘s Stuttgart on Saturday.

Tim Tillman started and played 82 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 2-1 loss to Bochum on Saturday.

George Bello came off the bench and played 14 minutes in Arminia Bielefeld’s 1-0 loss to Augsburg on Friday.

Julian Green came off the bench and played eight minutes for Furth.

Timmy Chandler came off the bench and played seven minutes in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 4-1 win over Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

Tyler Adams dressed but did not play in RB Leipzig’s 1-1 draw with Freiburg on Saturday.

Ricardo Pepi dressed but did not play for Augsburg.

Chris Richards did not dress in Hoffenheim’s 1-0 win over Cologne on Sunday.

Gio Reyna is OUT (Injury) for Borussia Dortmund.

2. Bundesliga

Nico Carrera came off the bench and played 35 minutes in Holstein Kiel’s 4-3 loss to Paderborn on Saturday. It was Carrera’s first team debut in league play.

Bryang Kayo did not dress in Nuremberg’s 2-1 win over Hamburg on Saturday.

3. Liga

Terrence Boyd came off the bench, scored A GOAL, and played 22 minutes in Kaiserslautern’s 1-0 win over Osnabruck on Saturday.

Johan Gomez started and played 71 minutes in FSV Zwickau’s 1-0 loss to Freiburg II on Saturday.


Italy


Serie A

Tanner Tessmann came off the bench and played 15 minutes in Venezia’s 4-1 loss to Sassuolo on Sunday.

Gianluca Busio did not dress for Venezia.

Weston McKennie is OUT (Injury) for Juventus.

Serie B

Andrija Novakovich came off the bench, registered ONE ASSIST, and played 37 minutes in Frosinone’s 1-1 draw with Ascoli on Saturday.

Anthony Fontana did not dress for Ascoli.


Spain


La Liga

Yunus Musah started and played 73 minutes in Valencia’s 3-1 win over Granada on Saturday.

Sergino Dest came off the bench and played five minutes in Barcelona’s 2-1 win over Elche on Sunday.

Matthew Hoppe dressed but did not play in Mallorca’s 4-3 loss to Celta Vigo on Sunday.

Matt Miazga dressed but did not play in Alaves 0-0 draw with Sevilla on Friday.

Segunda Liga

Samuel Shashoua came off the bench and played 20 minutes in Tenerife’s 4-1 loss to Real Valladolid on Saturday.

Shaq Moore dressed but did not play for Tenerife.


France


Ligue 1

Erik Palmer-Brown started and played 90 minutes in Troyes 2-0 win over Bordeaux on Sunday.

Nicholas Gioacchini came off the bench and played nine minutes in Montpellier’s 2-0 loss to Nantes on Sunday.

Konrad De La Fuente dressed but did not play in Marseille’s 1-0 loss to Monaco on Sunday.

Tim Weah dressed but did not play in Lille’s 4-0 win over Clermont Foot on Sunday.


Netherlands


Eredivisie

Luca De La Torre started and played 90 minutes in Heracles 3-1 loss to PSV on Sunday.

Cole Bassett dressed but did not play in Feyenoord’s 1-1 draw with FC Groningen on Saturday.

Richie Ledezma is OUT (Injury) for PSV.

Eerste Divisie

Dante Sealy dressed but did not play in Jong PSV’s 3-1 loss to FC Emmen on Monday.


Portugal


Liga Portugal

Reggie Cannon started and played 90 minutes in Boavista’s 1-1 draw with Braga on Saturday.

Alex Mendez dressed but did not play in Vizela’s 3-1 loss to Santa Clara on Sunday.


Belgium


Pro League

Bryan Reynolds started and played 90 minutes in Kortrijk’s 3-2 loss to Union St. Gilloise on Saturday.

Chris Durkin came off the bench and played 22 minutes in Sint-Truiden’s 1-1 draw with Mechelen on Friday.

Mark McKenzie dressed but did not play in Genk’s 2-2 draw with Cercle Brugge on Saturday.

Sam Vines did not dress in Royal Antwerp’s 2-1 win over Beerschot on Sunday.

Kyle Duncan did not dress in Oostende’s 3-0 loss to Anderlecht on Sunday.

Owen Otasowie is OUT for Club Brugge.


Scotland


Premiership

Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes in Celtic’s 3-1 win over Livingston on Sunday.

Ian Harkes started and played 90 minutes in Dundee United’s 2-2 draw with Hearts on Saturday.

Christian Ramirez started and played 90 minutes in Aberdeen’s 1-0 loss to Rangers on Saturday.

Joe Efford started, scored A GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Motherwell’s 1-1 draw with Dundee FC on Saturday.

Sebastian Soto came off the bench and played 20 minutes for Livingston.

Chris Mueller did not dress (Illness) in Hibernian’s 0-0 draw with St. Johnstone on Saturday.

James Sands dressed but did not play for Rangers.


Austria


Bundesliga

Brenden Aaronson came off the bench and played 28 minutes in Red Bull Salzburg’s 4-0 win over Rheindorf Altach on Saturday.

2. Liga

Ulysses Llanez started and played 57 minutes in St. Poelten’s 1-0 win over SV Horn on Friday.


Switzerland


Super League

Jordan Pefok started, scored A GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Young Boys 2-2 draw with Luzern on Saturday.


Denmark


Superliagen

Emmanuel Sabbi started and played 78 minutes in Odense’s 2-2 draw with Sonderjyske on Sunday.

Christian Cappis came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Brondby’s 1-0 win over Silkeborg on Sunday.

Jonathan Amon did not dress in Nordsjaelland’s 3-2 win over Aarhus on Monday.


Hungary


Nb I

Henry Wingo started and played 90 minutes in Ferencvaros 2-1 win over Kisvarda on Sunday.


Turkey


Super Lig

Tyler Boyd started and played 90 minutes in Rizespor’s 2-1 loss to Giresunspor on Saturday.

Haji Wright came off the bench and played nine minutes in Antalyaspor’s 1-0 win over Sivasspor on Sunday.


Sweden


Cup

Jeremy Gal started and played 90 minutes in Degerfors 5-1 loss to Elfsborg on Sunday.

Romain Gall dressed but did not play in Malmo’s 2-0 win over IFK Varnamo on Saturday.


Argentina


Copa De La Liga Profesional

Alan Sonora came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Independiente’s 3-3 draw with Godoy Cruz on Monday.

Joel Sonora dressed but did not play in Velez Sarsfield’s 1-1 draw with Estudiantes on Sunday.


Brazil


Gaucho

Johnny Cardoso came off the bench and played 21 minutes in Internacional’s 1-0 win over CE Aimore on Sunday.


Mexico


LIGA MX

Sebastian Saucedo and Pumas scheduled match with Mazatlan FC was postponed on Sunday.


Comments

  1. Besides trying to fill the hole left by McKennie’s injury, the other big issue for the March qualis has to be striker. Pepi didn’t even get off the bench this weekend. Both Sargent and Pefok need to be on the roster this month, as they are looking like the best options right now, but I wonder if we shouldn’t look at a tactical tweak to play Pulisic, Weah, or Aaronson centrally since we seem to have so many more options at winger.

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    • I don’t hate those thoughts, but some things to think about. Weah didn’t get off the bench either and has 0g 4a this season but has been one of our three best players throughout qualifying. So maybe club form isn’t as important as thought. Pulisic likes to get the ball and run at defenders if he plays centrally for the US he’d almost always being showing back to the ball and going the opposite of where he wants to be headed. Aaronson’s 10 in a diamond for Salzburg is very different from McKennie or Musah’s dual 8 space. I guess if you mean as a false 9 he’d be operating like Ferreira.

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      • Johnny, I guess I was thinking more of a false nine, which hasn’t always looked good with the USMNT I admit. And maybe Ferreira should be the choice since he has some experience with the team in that spot, but like you I am not in love with the idea. Just feeling a little nervous about the lack of real options at striker in the most important games of the cycle, and wondering how to get our best attacking players on the field at the same time.

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