Tim Weah capped off his Lille campaign in style on Saturday, setting the U.S. men’s national team winger up nicely for a busy June schedule at international level.
Weah scored a brace in a 2-2 Ligue 1 draw with Rennes, giving him three goals and one assist in his final two appearances this season. For the second-consecutive week, the 22-year-old winger earned SBI’s Americans Abroad Player of the Week honors for his Man of the Match performance with Lille.
Weah delivered a pair of headed goals, with one coming in each half at the Stade Pierre Mauroy. Although the Ligue 1 hosts were pegged back on both occasions by Rennes, manager Jocelyn Gourvennec will be pleased with the USMNT forward heading into the summer on a positive note.
Despite totaling 34 combined appearances this season, Weah struggled to find the back of the net for most of the season. He did though set a new career-high in league appearances (29), assists (4), and starts (17), while also equaling his best goal-haul with three in each of the last two seasons.
With the USMNT set for four matches this June, Weah will aim to carry over his club form to the international schedule as he tries to boost his stock in Gregg Berhalter’s plans.
Here is a look at some of the other top Americans Abroad performers from the past week:
Lyon captured the 2021-22 UEFA Women’s Champions League trophy on Saturday and its fourth out of the past five years with Catarina Macario capping off a strong European campaign in the process.
Macario scored the third goal in Lyon’s 3-1 victory over Barcelona on Saturday, giving her 22 combined goals for the season. The 22-year-old currently sits in second place in the Division 1 Feminine golden boot race with Lyon just one league win away from capturing the title.
Macario has already impressed with the USWNT and now could take a strong club season into a busy summer at the Concacaf Women’s Championship.
Sam Rogers retained his spot in Rosenborg’s starting lineup on Sunday, scoring his first Eliteserien goal in a 1-1 draw with his former club HamKam.
The former Seattle Sounders and USYNT player logged his first 90 minutes for the club since his transfer this summer. Rogers not only scored his club’s only goal of the match, but also won eight of 12 duels and two tackles in a strong all-around performance.
Rosenborg next hosts Haugesund in league play on Thursday.
Lynden Gooch and Sunderland clinched their place back into the EFL Championship on Saturday with the American veteran logging a strong 90 minutes in a playoff final victory.
Gooch helped the Black Cats defeat Wycombe Wanderers at Wembley Stadium, making three interceptions, winning one duel, and making six recoveries. The 26-year-old logged 41 appearances in league play this season and now enters an offseason where he will hope to sign a new contract with the Wearside club.
Royal Antwerp solidified its spot in next season’s UEFA Conference League qualifying round as Sam Vines logged his final appearance of the season.
Vines played 90 minutes in a 1-0 road win over Union St. Gilloise, helping Royal Antwerp snap a four-match winless run. The USMNT left back made three clearances, seven recoveries, and created two chances as Antwerp ended its season on a high note.
Vines finished his first season with 29 combined appearances for the Belgian Pro League side.
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