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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Pulisic, Sands, and more

Christian Pulisic returned to Thomas Tuchel’s starting lineup on Saturday and delivered a strong shift in Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Pulisic registered his first 90 minutes since March 5, assisting once in the four-goal thriller at Stamford Bridge. The U.S. men’s national team attacker has been pushing to get back into the Blues starting lineup and certainly boosted his stock this weekend. Pulisic set up Romelu Lukaku’s second goal of the match, playing a through ball up the middile of the field and allowing the Belgian to pick up possession before scoring past Jose Sa.

Pulisic finished the match by creating the most chances of any player (4), winning seven of his 14 duels, and winning two tackles. Tuchel will be disappointed with his squad conceding two late goals, but should be happy after Pulisic’s strong return to the starting XI.

In England, Jesse Marsch’s Leeds United fell 2-1 at Arsenal, moving the Yorkshire club into the relegation zone. Duane Holmes and Ethan Horvath will now prepare for the EFL Championship playoffs after their respective clubs learned their opponents after Saturday’s regular season finales. Lynden Gooch and Sunderland earned a 1-0 first leg win over Sheffield Wednesday in the League One Playoffs.

In Scotland, James Sands logged his first 90 minutes for Rangers since March 13 in a 2-0 league win over Dundee United. Cameron Carter-Vickers also went 90 for league-leaders Celtic in a 4-1 romp over Hearts.

In Germany, John Brooks continued to rack up minutes for Wolfsburg in a 1-0 victory over Mainz. George Bello’s own goal condemned Arminia Bielefeld to a 2-1 league loss to Bochum, moving the Bundesliga side ever closer to possible relegation.

In Argentina, Alan Sonora scored for the second match in a row as Independiente rolled past Huracan 3-0 in league action.

Elsewhere, Jordan Pefok suffered a leg injury in Young Boys’ 3-1 road loss to Lugano in Switzerland. Yunus Musah started for Valencia in a scoreless draw with Athletic Bilbao. Brenden Aaronson played 45 minutes off of the bench in Red Bull Salzburg’s 4-0 league victory.

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


England


Premier League

Christian Pulisic started, registered ONE ASSIST, and played 90 minutes in Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Wolves on Saturday.

Jesse Marsch’s Leeds United lost 2-1 to Arsenal on Sunday.

Zack Steffen dressed but did not play in Manchester City’s 3-0 win over Newcastle United on Sunday.

Josh Sargent is OUT FOR SEASON (Injury) for Norwich City.

Championship

Antonee RobinsonTim Ream, started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 4-0 loss to Sheffield United on Saturday.

Duane Holmes started and played 90 minutes in Huddersfield’s 2-0 win over Bristol City on Saturday.

Ethan Horvath dressed but did not play in Nottingham Forest’s 1-1 draw with Hull City on Saturday.

Matthew Olosunde did not dress (Injury) in Preston North End’s 4-1 win over Middlesbrough on Saturday.

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

League One

Lynden Gooch started and played 90 minutes in Sunderland’s 1-0 first leg win over Sheffield Wednesday on Friday. Gooch also started and played 90 minutes in Sunderland’s 1-1 second leg draw on Monday. Sunderland will face Wycombe Wanderers in the EFL League One Playoff Final.


Germany


Bundesliga

Tyler Adams came off the bench and played 19 minutes in RB Leipzig’s 4-0 win over Augsburg on Sunday.

Ricardo Pepi came off the bench and played 33 minutes for Augsburg.

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

Timmy Chandler started and played 90 minutes in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 1-1 draw with Borussia Moenchengladbach on Sunday.

Joe Scally came off the bench and played four minutes for Borussia Monchengladbach.

Kevin Paredes dressed but did not play for Wolfsburg.

Pellegrino Matarazzo‘s Stuttgart tied Bayern Munich 2-2 on Sunday.

Justin Che dressed but did not play in Hoffenheim’s 4-2 loss to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

Tim Tillman started and played 78 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 3-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.

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

George Bello came off the bench, conceded ONE OWN GOAL, and played 17 minutes in Arminia Bielefeld’s 2-1 loss to Bochum on Friday.

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

Chris Richards is OUT FOR SEASON (injury) for Hoffenheim.

2. Bundesliga

Ryan Malone started and played 90 minutes in Hansa Rostock’s 0-0 draw with Ingolstadt on Saturday.

Nico Carrera did not dress in Holstein Kiel’s 3-0 win over Nuremberg on Sunday.

Bryang Kayo did not dress for Nuremberg.

3. Liga

Johan Gomez came off the bench, scored ONE GOAL, and played 30 minutes in FSV Zwickau’s 1-1 draw with Saabrucken on Saturday.

Terrence Boyd started and played 65 minutes in Kaiserslautern’s 2-0 loss to Viktoria Koln on Sunday.

Regionalliga

Taylor Booth did not dress in Bayern Munich II’s 1-0 win over TSV Aubstadt on Saturday.


Italy


Serie A

Gianluca BusioTanner Tessmann dressed but did not play in Venezia’s 4-3 win over Bologna on Sunday.

Weston McKennie is OUT (Injury) for Juventus.

Serie B

Andrija Novakovich came off the bench and played 21 minutes in Frosinone’s 2-1 loss to Pisa on Friday.

Anthony Fontana came off the bench and played seven minutes in Ascoli’s 4-1 win over Ternana on Friday. It was Fontana’s Serie B debut.


Spain


La Liga

Yunus Musah started and played 66 minutes in Valencia’s 0-0 draw with Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.

Matthew Hoppe dressed but did not play in Mallorca’s 6-2 loss to Granada on Saturday.

Matt Miazga dressed but did not play in Alaves 4-0 loss to Celta Vigo on Saturday.

Sergiño Dest is OUT FOR SEASON (injury) for Barcelona.

Segunda Liga

Shaq Moore came off the bench and played 21 minutes in Tenerife’s 1-0 win over Girona on Monday.

Samuel Shashoua did not dress for Tenerife.

Jonathan Gomez came off the bench and played 10 minutes in Real Sociedad B’s 2-1 win over Fuenlabrada on Saturday.


France


Ligue 1

Tim Weah started and played 90 minutes in Lille’s 2-1 loss to Monaco on Friday.

Erik Palmer-Brown started, conceded ONE PENALTY KICK and played 90 minutes in Troyes 2-2 draw with PSG on Sunday.

Nicholas Gioacchini came off the bench and played four minutes in Montpellier’s 2-1 loss to Clermont Foot on Sunday.

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


Netherlands


Eredivisie

Luca de la Torre started and played 90 minutes in Heracles 2-0 loss to Willem II on Saturday.

Richie Ledezma dressed but did not play in PSV’s 2-2 draw with Feyenoord on Sunday.

Cole Bassett dressed but did not play for Feyenoord.

Eerste Divisie

Dante Sealy came off the bench and played 24 minutes in Jong PSV’s 1-1 draw with FC Dordrecht on Friday.


Portugal


Liga Portugal

Reggie Cannon started and played 90 minutes in Boavista’s 1-1 draw with Vitoria de Guimaraes on Friday.

Alex Mendez started and played 89 minutes in Vizela’s 1-1 draw with Maritimo on Sunday.


Belgium


Pro League Championship Playoff

Mark McKenzie started and played 90 minutes in Genk’s 2-2 draw with Sporting Charleroi on Friday.

Sam Vines started and played 90 minutes in Royal Antwerp’s 4-0 loss to Anderlecht on Sunday.


Scotland


Premiership Second Phase

Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes in Celtic’s 4-1 win over Hearts on Saturday.

James Sands started and played 90 minutes in Rangers 2-0 win over Dundee United on Sunday.

Joe Efford started and played 63 minutes in Motherwell’s 1-0 win over Ross County on Saturday.

Christian Ramirez came off the bench and played 24 minutes in Aberdeen’s 1-1 draw with Hibernian on Saturday.

Sebastian Soto came off the bench and played 10 minutes in Livingston’s 1-1 draw with St. Johnstone on Saturday.

Ian Harkes is OUT FOR SEASON (Injury) for Dundee United.


Austria


Bundesliga

Brenden Aaronson came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Red Bull Salzburg’s 4-0 win over Wolfsberger on Sunday.

2. Liga

Ulysses Llanez started and played 45 minutes in St. Poelten’s 3-0 loss to Austria Lustenau on Sunday.


Switzerland


Super League

Jordan Pefok started and played 34 minutes in Young Boys 3-1 loss to Lugano on Saturday. Pefok left the match with an apparent leg injury.


Denmark


Superliagen

Christian Cappis started and played 63 minutes in Brondby’s 1-1 draw with FC Kobenhaven on Sunday.

Emmanuel Sabbi came off the bench and played 16 minutes in Odense’s 1-1 draw with Nordsjaelland on Sunday.

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


Hungary


Nb I

Henry Wingo dressed but did not play in Ferencvaros 3-0 loss to MTK Budapest on Saturday.


Turkey


Super Lig

Haji Wright started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 80 minutes in Antalyaspor’s 3-2 win over Konyaspor on Monday.

Tyler Boyd dressed but did not play in Rizespor’s 3-1 win over Yeni Malatyaspor on Sunday.


Sweden


Allsvenskan

Joe Corona started and played 90 minutes in Sundsvall’s 3-2 loss to Degerfors on Monday.

Jeffrey Gal dressed but did not play for Degerfors.

Joe Gyau did not dress for Degerfors.

Forrest Lasso did not dress for Sundsvall.

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


Argentina


Copa De La Liga Profesional

Alan Sonora started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 78 minutes in Independiente’s 3-0 win over Huracan on Saturday.

Joel Sonora and Velez Sarsfield visit Colon on Monday.


Brazil


Gaucho

Johnny Cardoso dressed but did not play in Internacional’s 1-1 draw with Juventude on Sunday.


Mexico


Liga MX

Sebastian Saucedo did not dress in Pumas 4-1 loss to Chivas de Guadalajara on Sunday.


Comments

  1. Thanks for this. It’s getting to be a pretty exhaustive list, and that is awesome for US soccer. I counted around 25 guys playing in the top 5 European leagues, although some are injured, some don’t play regularly, etc. But that’s not even counting quality players like A. Robinson and CCV in the lower divisions/leagues. Should be great for the USMNT in the future.

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