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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Steffen, Horvath, and more


Zack Steffen earned his first start in over one month on Sunday, making a trio of key saves as Manchester City advanced into the FA Cup semifinals.

Sunday’s 4-1 win over Southampton featured Steffen in goal for Pep Guardiola’s side and the American made his opportunity count at St. Mary’s Stadium. With Man City leading 2-1, Steffen denied Che Adams from point-blank range before the Citizens would eventually add two additional goals later in the half. The U.S. men’s national team goalkeeper had missed the last few weeks due to a back injury, but returned on Sunday and has some much-needed confidence heading into World Cup Qualifying.

Elsewhere in England, Christian Pulisic started in his second straight match for Chelsea while Jesse Marsch’s Leeds United fought back from a 2-0 deficit to win 3-2 at Wolves. Ethan Horvath made five saves for Nottingham Forest, but the EFL Championship side was eliminated from the FA Cup by Liverpool.

In Spain, Yunus Musah logged 72 minutes on Saturday as Valencia claimed a 1-0 road win over Elche. Sergino Dest remained sidelined for Barcelona through injury.

In France, Tim Weah was shown a red card in Lille’s 1-0 road victory over Nantes. It was the first ejection of Weah’s senior career. Erik Palmer-Brown logged 90 minutes as Troyes earned a 1-1 draw with Saint-Etienne on Friday.

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


FA Cup

Zack Steffen started, made THREE saves, and played 90 minutes in Manchester City’s 4-1 win over Southampton on Sunday.

Ethan Horvath started, made FIVE saves, and played 90 minutes in Nottingham Forest’s 1-0 loss to Liverpool on Sunday.

Christian Pulisic started and played 68 minutes in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Middlesbrough on Saturday.

Premier League

Jesse Marsch’s Leeds United earned a 3-2 win over Wolves on Friday.


Duane Holmes started and played 69 minutes in Huddersfield’s 3-0 loss to Bournemouth on Saturday.

Daryl Dike (Injury) is OUT for West Brom.

League One

Lynden Gooch started and played 85 minutes in Sunderland’s 0-0 draw with Lincoln City on Saturday.

Marlon Fossey is OUT FOR SEASON (Injury) for Bolton Wanderers.



George Bello started and played 90 minutes in Arminia Bielefeld’s 4-0 loss to Mainz on Saturday.

Gio Reyna started and played 90 minutes in Dortmund’s 1-1 draw with FC Koln on Sunday.

John Brooks started and played 88 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 2-0 loss to Leverkusen on Sunday.

Tim Tillman started and played 71 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 0-0 draw with Freiburg on Saturday.

Julian Green came off the bench and played 19 minutes for Greuther Furth.

Justin Che came off the bench and played 13 minutes in Hoffenheim’s 3-0 loss to Hertha BSC on Saturday.

Joe Scally and Borussia Monchengladbach’s visit to Bochum was POSTPONED on Friday.

Pellegrino Matarazzo’s Stuttgart won 3-2 over Augsburg on Saturday.

Ricardo Pepi dressed but did not play for Augsburg.

Tyler Adams dressed but did not play in RB Leipzig’s 0-0 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday. 

Timmy Chandler dressed but did not play for Eintracht Frankfurt.

Chris Richards (Injury) is OUT for Hoffenheim.

3. Liga

Terrence Boyd started and played 77 minutes in Kaiserslautern’s 0-0 draw with Freiburg II on Saturday.

Johan Gomez came off the bench and played 33 minutes in FSV Zwickau’s 1-0 win over MSV Duisburg on Sunday.


Serie A

Gianluca Busio came off the bench and played 34 minutes in Venezia’s 2-0 loss to Sampdoria on Sunday.

 Tanner Tessmann dressed but did not play for Venezia.

Weston McKennie is OUT FOR SEASON (Injury) for Juventus.

Serie B

Andrija Novakovich came off the bench and played 12 minutes in Frosinone’s 2-0 win over Benevento on Saturday.

Anthony Fontana is OUT (injury) for Ascoli.


La Liga

Yunus Musah started and played 72 minutes in Valencia’s 1-0 win over Elche on Saturday.

Matthew Hoppe dressed but did not play in Mallorca’s 1-0 loss to Espanyol on Sunday.

Matt Miazga dressed but did not play in Alaves’ 3-2 loss to Granada on Saturday.

Sergiño Dest is OUT (injury) for Barcelona.

Segunda Liga

Shaq MooreSamuel Shashoua and Tenerife host Almeria on Monday.


Ligue 1

Erik Palmer-Brown started and played 90 minutes in Troyes’ 1-1 draw with Saint-Etienne on Friday.

Tim Weah started, received a RED CARD, and played 64 minutes in Lille’s 1-0 win over Nantes on Saturday.

Nicholas Gioacchini dressed but did not play in Montpellier’s 2-0 win over Bordeaux on Sunday.

Konrad De La Fuente did not dress in Marseille’s 1-0 win over Nice on Sunday.



Luca De La Torre started and played 90 minutes in Heracles’ 2-0 loss to Heerenveen on Friday.

Cole Bassett dressed but did not play in Feyenoord’s 3-2 loss to Ajax on Sunday.

Eerste Divisie

Richie Ledezma started and played 45 minutes in Jong PSV’s 3-3 draw with Roda JC on Friday.

Dante Sealy dressed but did not play for Jong PSV.


Liga Portugal

Reggie Cannon started and played 90 minutes in Boavista’s 1-0 loss to FC Porto on Sunday.

Alex Mendez came off the bench and played 28 minutes in Vizela’s 1-1 draw with Famalicao on Friday.


Pro League

Chris Durkin came off the bench and played 18 minutes in Sint-Truiden’s 3-2 win over Beerschot on Sunday.

Mark McKenzie dressed but did not play in Genk’s 3-1 loss to Club Brugge on Sunday.

Bryan Reynolds dressed but did not play in Kortrijk’s 1-0 loss to Standard Liege on Sunday.

Sam Vines did not dress in Royal Antwerp’s 1-0 win over Zulte Waregem on Saturday.

Kyle Duncan did not dress in Oostende’s 1-1 draw with St. Gilloise on Friday.

Owen Otasowie is OUT (Selection) for Club Brugge.



Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes in Celtic’s 4-0 win over Ross County on Saturday.

Joe Efford started and played 90 minutes in Motherwell’s 2-1 loss to St. Johnstone on Saturday.

Christian Ramirez started and played 87 minutes in Aberdeen’s 3-1 win over Hibernian on Saturday.

James Sands started and played 64 minutes in Rangers 2-1 win over Dundee FC on Sunday.

Chris Mueller came off the bench and played 29 minutes for Hibernian.

Sebastian Soto came off the bench and played 27 minutes in Livingston’s 2-0 loss to Hearts on Saturday.

Ian Harkes did not dress (Injury) in Dundee United’s 2-1 win over St. Mirren on Saturday.



Brenden Aaronson did not dress (Injury) in Red Bull Salzburg’s 4-1 win over Wolfsberger on Sunday.

2. Liga

Ulysses Llanez started and played 90 minutes in St. Poelten’s 0-0 draw with Austria Wien on Friday.


Super League

Jordan Pefok started and played 64 minutes in Young Boys 2-1 loss to host FC Zurich on Saturday.



Emmanuel Sabbi started and played 70 minutes in Odense’s 2-0 loss to Vejle Boldklub on Sunday.

Christian Cappis came off the bench and played three minutes in Brondby’s 3-0 loss to Aalborg BK on Sunday.

Jonathan Amon did not dress in Nordsjaelland’s 1-0 loss to FC Copenhagen on Sunday.


Nb I

Henry Wingo started and played 90 minutes in Ferencvaros 1-0 win over Mezokovesd SE on Friday.


Super Lig

Tyler Boyd started and played 85 minutes in Rizespor’s 3-2 win over Trabzonspor on Friday.

Haji Wright started and played 59 minutes in Antalyaspor’s 4-1 win over Giresunspor on Sunday.



Romain Gall did not dress in Malmo’s 1-0 win over Djurgarden on Sunday.


Copa De La Liga Profesional

Alan Sonora came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Independiente’s 2-1 loss to Racing Club on Saturday.

Joel Sonora and Velez Sarsfield visit Argentinos Juniors on Monday.



Johnny Cardoso came off the bench and played 66 minutes in Internacional’s 3-0 loss to Gremio on Saturday.


Liga MX

Sebastian Saucedo did not dress in Pumas’ 3-1 loss to Necaxa on Saturday.

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