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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Palmer-Brown, Adams, and more


Ligue 1 side Troyes grinded out a 1-1 draw on Sunday against Strasbourg with U.S. men’s national team defender Erik Palmer-Brown logging his latest impressive performance in defense.

Palmer-Brown continued to start in Troyes’ starting lineup, delivering an all-around strong day in front of the home supporters. The 24-year-old won five of his nine duels, made seven clearances, two interceptions, and won both of his tackle attempts as he earned his 15th Ligue 1 appearance of the season. Palmer-Brown has stayed busy throughout 2022 and will continue to try and help Troyes move further away from the relegation picture in France’s top-flight.

Troyes sits four points clear of the bottom three with six matches remaining.

In England, Zack Steffen started for Manchester City, but the American had a forgettable day in a 3-2 FA Cup semifinal loss to Liverpool. Christian Pulisic did not feature for Chelsea, who advanced to the FA Cup Finals past Crystal Palace.

In Germany, Tyler Adams started in a 1-0 win for RB Leipzig while John Brooks and Wolfsburg were hammered by Borussia Dortmund. George Bello came off the bench and featured against Bayern Munich.

In Scotland, Cameron Carter-Vickers logged 120 minutes on Sunday, but Celtic was eliminated in the Scottish Cup semifinals by rivals Rangers. Chris Mueller and Hibernian also suffered a semifinal round exit.

Elsewhere, Jordan Pefok scored his 24th goal of the season across all competitions for Young Boys. Reggie Cannon logged 90 minutes in a 4-0 Portuguese league loss for Boavista while Joe Corona was sent off in Sundsvall’s league defeat in Sweden.

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


FA Cup

Zack Steffen started and played 90 minutes in Manchester City’s 3-2 loss to Liverpool on Saturday.

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

Premier League

Josh Sargent did not dress in Norwich City’s 3-2 loss to Manchester United on Saturday.


Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 2-1 loss to Derby County on Friday.

Antonee Robinson dressed but did not play for Fulham.

Duane Holmes came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Huddersfield’s 2-2 draw with QPR on Friday.

Ethan Horvath dressed but did not play in Nottingham Forest’s 1-0 loss to Luton Town on Friday.

Matthew Olosunde did not dress in Preston North End’s 1-1 draw with Millwall on Friday.

Daryl Dike is OUT FOR SEASON (Injury) for West Brom.

League One

Lynden Gooch started and played 79 minutes in Sunderland’s 3-2 win over Shrewsbury on Friday.

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



John Brooks started and played 90 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 6-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.

Tim Tillman, Julian Green started and played 90 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 0-0 draw with Hoffenheim on Sunday.

Tyler Adams started and played 83 minutes in RB Leipzig’s 1-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday.

Joe Scally came off the bench and played 62 minutes in Borussia Monchengladbach’s 3-1 loss to Cologne on Saturday.

George Bello came off the bench and played 51 minutes in Arminia Bielefeld’s 3-0 loss to Bayern Munich on Sunday.

Chris Richards started and played 45 minutes for Hoffenheim.

Ricardo Pepi came off the bench and played 34 minutes in Augsburg’s 1-0 loss to Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

Pellegrino Matarazzo‘s Stuttgart tied Mainz 0-0 on Saturday.

Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt visit Union Berlin on Sunday.

Kevin Paredes did not dress for Wolfsburg.

Justin Che did not dress for Hoffenheim.

Gio Reyna is OUT FOR SEASON (injury) for Dortmund.

2. Bundesliga

Nico Carrera dressed but did not play in Holstein Kiel’s 0-0 draw with Dynamo Dresden on Saturday.

Bryang Kayo did not dress in Nuremberg’s 1-1 draw with Werder Bremen on Sunday.

3. Liga

Terrence Boyd started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 87 minutes in Kaiserslautern’s 3-1 win over Saarbrucken on Sunday.

Johan Gomez came off the bench and played 24 minutes in FSV Zwickau’s 2-1 win over Wehen Wiesbaden on Saturday.


Serie A

Gianluca Busio started and played 87 minutes in Venezia’s 1-0 loss to Fiorentina on Saturday.

Tanner Tessmann started and played 56 minutes for Venezia.

Weston McKennie is OUT (Injury) for Juventus.

Serie B

Andrija Novakovich and Frosinone visit Ternana on Monday.

Anthony Fontana and Ascoli visit Parma on Monday.


La Liga

Sergiño Dest and Barcelona host Cadiz on Monday.

Yunus Musah did not dress in Valencia’s 2-1 loss to Osasuna on Saturday.

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

Matt Miazga dressed but did not play in Alaves 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano on Saturday.

Segunda Liga

Samuel Shashoua came off the bench and played 12 minutes in Tenerife’s 3-1 win over Fuenlabrada on Sunday.

Shaq Moore dressed but did not play for Tenerife.


Ligue 1

Erik Palmer-Brown started and played 90 minutes in Troyes 1-1 draw with Strasbourg on Sunday.

Tim Weah came off the bench and played 11 minutes in Lille’s 2-1 loss to Lens on Saturday.

Nicholas Gioacchini did not dress in Montpellier’s 0-0 draw with Reims on Sunday.

Konrad De La Fuente is OUT FOR SEASON (injury) for Marseille.



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

Eerste Divisie

Dante Sealy started and played 88 minutes in Jong PSV’s 3-1 win over FC Eindhoven on Friday.


Liga Portugal

Reggie Cannon started and played 90 minutes in Boavista’s 4-0 loss to Maritimo on Saturday.

Alex Mendez came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Vizela’s 1-0 loss to Belenenses on Saturday.


Scottish Cup

Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 120 minutes in Celtic’s 2-1 extra time loss to Rangers on Sunday. 

James Sands dressed but did not play for Rangers.

Chris Mueller came off the bench and played one minute in Hibernian’s 2-1 loss to Hearts on Saturday.



Thomas Roberts did not dress in SK Austria Klagenfurt’s 2-1 win over Wolfsberger on Sunday.

Brenden Aaronson is OUT (Injury) for Red Bull Salzburg.

2. Liga

Ulysses Llanez started and played 90 minutes in St. Poelten’s 2-1 loss to Amstetten on Friday.


Super League

Jordan Pefok started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Young Boys 2-1 loss to FC Zurich on Saturday.



Christian Cappis and Brondby visit Copenhagen on Monday.

Emmanuel Sabbi did not dress in Odense’s 1-1 draw with Viborg on Sunday.

Jonathan Amon is OUT FOR SEASON (Injury) for Nordsjaelland.


Nb I

Henry Wingo did not dress in Ferencvaros’ 2-1 win over Budapest Honved on Saturday.


Super Lig

Haji Wright started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 77 minutes in Antalyaspor’s 3-1 win over Alanyaspor on Saturday.

Tyler Boyd started and played 57 minutes in Rizespor’s 1-1 draw with Kayserispor on Friday.



Kobe Hernandez-Foster and HamKam host Sandefjord on Monday.

Sam Rogers is OUT (injury) for Rosenborg.



Joe Gyau started and played 90 minutes in Degerfors 2-0 loss to Kalmar on Sunday.

Joe Corona started and played 87 minutes in Sundsvall’s 2-0 loss to Varbergs BoIS on Saturday. Corona was sent off after receiving two yellow cards.

Jeremy Gal dressed but did not play for Degerfors.

Romain Gall did not dress in Malmo’s 3-0 win over AIK on Sunday.

Forrest Lasso did not dress for Sundsvall.


Copa De La Liga Profesional

Alan Sonora started and played 90 minutes in Independiente’s 2-2 draw with Colon on Saturday.

Joel Sonora started and played 60 minutes in Velez Sarsfield’s 0-0 draw with Godoy Cruz on Sunday.



Johnny Cardoso started and played 72 minutes in Internacional’s 2-1 win over Fortaleza on Sunday.


Liga MX

Sebastian Saucedo came off the bench and played 22 minutes in Pumas 2-0 win over Monterrey on Sunday.


  1. Wright, Ebobissie, Ferreira, and Vasquez should be called in for the June window. I would like to see Pepi with the U20’s.

  2. Wright should be getting more pub from American journalists and the American soccer community. Berhalter is hopefully in contact with him. Looks likely Wright will finish the season somewhere at 15 goals. By the way Ghana has been pushing hard to convince Wright to switch National teams. I want to see Wright in June. Also might be time to move Pepi back to the U20’s for this summer tournament seeing how the U20’s need a striker.

  3. That is 10 goals for Haji Wright in the Turkish league with a few games left to play. Is that enough to earn a USMNT call up for our weakest position? He played for the youth teams with Pulisic et Al so should have a little chemistry already. He and Ebibosse might be worth a look in June.

    • You would think so, but Pefok has 24 goals in all competitions and rarely sees the field for the US. Berhalter seems to prefer younger players even if they aren’t scoring..

    • Pepi 1g every 233 mins
      Pefok 1g every 307 mins
      Ferreira 1g every 143 mins (although facing out of form TnT skews his numbers)
      Sargent 1g every 222 mins
      Zardes 1g every 291 mins

      • If Ferreria’s numbers are skewed because he scored vs a weak and out of form TNT side then all these numbers are skewed and more or less worthless.

        None of these guys faced a defense worthy of the name while playing for the USMNT.

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