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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Wright, Weah, and more


Haji Wright’s stellar surge of goals for Antalyaspor continued on Sunday with the in-form American striker playing a key role in a 4-2 road win over Kasimpasa.

Wright scored once and also assisted once as Antalyaspor extended its unbeaten run to 10 matches in league play. The 24-year-old now has 14 goals and two assists for Nuri Sahin’s side this season, continuing to improve his stock for possible involvement in the USMNT June schedule. Wright needed only 19 minutes to help Antalyaspor take an early advantage on the road on Sunday. After picking up possession on the left wing, Wright raced upfield before delivering a deadly cross into the box for Fredy to slam home.

Wright’s pressure in the 53rd minute paid off as Erdem Canpolat’s attemped clearance deflected off of the striker. Wright slotted into the empty net, giving Antalayspor a 3-1 lead in the early moments of the second-half. The former Schalke striker finished the match with three completed dribbles, six of 10 duels won, and one tackle won, delivering impressive moments on both sides of the field.

Antalyaspor concludes its Super Lig schedule on May 22 at home against Galatasaray, knowing a victory would propel it over the 60-point plateau this season.

In France, Timothy Weah scored his first Ligue 1 goal of the season in a Man of the Match performance for Lille. Erik Palmer-Brown started for Troyes, but could not help the French club avoid a home loss to Lens.

In England, Christian Pulisic played 105 minutes for Chelsea, but ended up on the losing end of Saturday’s FA Cup Final vs. Liverpool.

In Austria, Brenden Aaronson came off of the bench to help Red Bull Salzburg claim a 1-0 road win. Ulysses Llanez scored two goals and added one assist in SKN St. Poelten’s victory.

Elsewhere, John Brooks played 90 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 2-2 Bundesliga finale draw with Bayern Munich. Pellegrino Matarazzo’s Stuttgart fought to clinch its spot in the Bundesliga for another season. Yunus Musah appeared off of the bench for Valencia while Reggie Cannon logged 90 minutes in a 2-2 draw in Portugal.

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


FA Cup Final

Christian Pulisic started and played 105 minutes in Chelsea’s 6-5 penalty shootout loss to Liverpool on Saturday.

Premier League

Jesse Marsch’s Leeds United tied Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 on Sunday.

Zack Steffen dressed but did not play in Manchester City’s 2-2 draw with West Ham United on Sunday.

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


Duane Holmes started and played 90 minutes in Huddersfield’s 1-1 first leg draw with Luton Town on Friday. Huddersfield hosts Luton Town in the second leg on Monday.

Ethan Horvath dressed but did not play in Nottingham Forest’s 2-1 first leg win over Sheffield United on Saturday. Nottingham Forest hosts Sheffield United in the second leg on Tuesday.

League One

Lynden Gooch and Sunderland are off until May 21.



John Brooks started and played 90 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 2-2 draw with Bayern Munich on Saturday.

Kevin Paredes did not dress for Wolfsburg.

Tim Tillman started and played 87 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 2-1 loss to Augsburg on Saturday.

Julian Green came off the bench and played 17 minutes for Greuther Furth.

Ricardo Pepi dressed but did not play for Augsburg.

Tyler Adams came off the bench and played 18 minutes in RB Leipzig’s 1-1 draw with Arminia Bielefeld on Saturday.

George Bello dressed but did not play for Arminia Bielefeld.

Joe Scally came off the bench and played 16 minutes in Borussia Monchengladbach’s 5-1 win over Hoffenheim on Saturday.

Justin Che came off the bench and played 26 minutes for Hoffenheim.

Timmy Chandler dressed but did not play in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 2-2 draw with Mainz on Saturday.

Pellegrino Matarazzo‘s Stuttgart defeated Cologne 2-1 on Saturday.

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 3-2 loss to Hamburg on Sunday.

Bryang Kayo did not dress in Nuremberg’s 2-1 loss to Schalke on Sunday.

Nico Carrera did not dress in Holstein Kiel’s 3-1 loss to Sandhausen on Sunday.

3. Liga

Johan Gomez started, registered TWO ASSISTS, and played 59 minutes in FSV Zwickau’s 7-0 win over Wurzburger Kickers on Saturday.

Terrence Boyd and Kaiserslautern are off this weekend.


Taylor Booth did not dress in Bayern Munich II’s 4-0 loss to Burghausen on Friday.


Serie A

Gianluca BusioTanner Tessmann, dressed but did not play in Venezia’s 1-1 draw with Roma on Saturday.

Weston McKennie is OUT (Injury) for Juventus.

Serie B

Anthony Fontana dressed but did not play in Ascoli’s 1-0 loss to Benevento on Friday.


La Liga

Yunus Musah came off the bench and played 24 minutes in Valencia’s 1-1 draw with Espanyol on Sunday.

Matthew Hoppe dressed but did not play in Mallorca’s 2-1 win over Rayo Vallecano on Sunday.

Matt Miazga dressed but did not play in Alaves 3-1 loss to Levante on Sunday.

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

Segunda Liga

Shaq Moore came off the bench and played 33 minutes in Tenerife’s 2-0 loss to Malaga on Sunday.

Samuel Shashoua did not dress for Tenerife.

Jonathan Gomez dressed but did not play in Real Sociedad B’s 2-0 loss to Almeria on Friday.


Ligue 1

Tim Weah started, scored ONE GOAL, registered ONE ASSIST, and played 90 minutes in Lille’s 3-1 win over Nice on Saturday.

Erik Palmer-Brown started and played 90 minutes in Troyes 3-1 loss to Lens on Saturday.

Nicholas Gioacchini came off the bench and played 37 minutes in Montpellier’s 4-0 loss to PSG on Saturday.

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



Luca de la Torre started, registered ONE ASSIST, and played 90 minutes in Heracles 3-1 loss to Sparta Rotterdam on Sunday.

Richie Ledezma came off the bench, scored ONE GOAL, and played 31 minutes in PSV’s 2-1 win over PEC Zwolle on Sunday.

Cole Bassett came off the bench and played six minutes in Feyenoord’s 2-1 loss to FC Twente on Sunday.

Eerste Divisie

The Eerste Divisie season has ended.


Liga Portugal

Reggie Cannon started and played 90 minutes in Boavista’s 2-2 draw with Tondela on Saturday.

Alex Mendez started and played 90 minutes in Vizela’s 4-1 loss to Moreirense on Saturday.


Pro League Championship Playoff

Sam Vines came off the bench and played 23 minutes in Royal Antwerp’s 3-1 loss to Club Brugge on Sunday.

Mark McKenzie dressed but did not play in Genk’s 2-0 loss to Gent on Sunday.


Premiership Second Phase

Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes in Celtic’s 6-0 win over Motherwell on Saturday.

Joe Efford started and played 90 minutes for Motherwell.

James Sands dressed but did not play in Rangers 3-1 win over Hearts on Saturday.

Dante Polvara started and played 61 minutes in Aberdeen’s 0-0 draw with St. Mirren on Sunday.

Sebastian Soto started and played 60 minutes in Livingston’s 2-1 win over Dundee FC on Sunday.

Christian Ramirez is OUT FOR SEASON (Selection) for Aberdeen.

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



Brenden Aaronson came off the bench and played 21 minutes in Red Bull Salzburg’s 1-0 win over Rapid Vienna on Sunday.

2. Liga

Ulysses Llanez started, scored TWO GOALS, registered ONE ASSIST, and played 77 minutes in St. Poelten’s 3-1 win over FC Wacker Innsbruck on Friday.


Super League

Jordan Pefok and Young Boys are off this weekend.



Sam Rogers started and played 66 minutes in Rosenborg’s 3-0 win over Sandefjord on Monday.

Kobe Hernandez-Foster dressed but did not play in HamKam’s 1-1 draw with Valerenga on Monday.



Christian Cappis started and played 90 minutes in Brondby’s 3-1 win over Aalborg on Sunday.

Emmanuel Sabbi started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 86 minutes in Odense’s 1-1 draw with Sonderjyske on Sunday.

Jose Gallegos started and played 69 minutes for Sonderjyske.

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


Nb I

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


Super Lig

Haji Wright started, scored ONE GOAL, registered ONE ASSIST, and played 90 minutes in Antalyaspor’s 4-2 win over Kasimpasa on Sunday.

Tyler Boyd started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 45 minutes in Rizespor’s 2-1 loss to Sivasspor on Monday.



Romain Gall started and played 61 minutes in Malmo’s 4-0 loss to Djurgarden on Monday.

Jeffrey Gal dressed but did not play in Degerfors 2-1 win over Helsingborg on Sunday.

Joe Gyau did not dress for Degerfors.

Joe Corona started and played 69 minutes in Sundsvall’s 5-1 loss to Norrkoping on Sunday.

Forrest Lasso dressed but did not play for Sundsvall.


Copa De La Liga Profesional

Alan Sonora and Independiente are off until May 19.

Joel Sonora and Velez Sarsfield are off until May 18.


Serie A

Johnny Cardoso dressed but did not play in Internacional’s 2-2 draw with Corinthians on Saturday.


    • Hmm well let’s see
      Sabbi 3g 4a in 29 league appearances in a league rated below MLS by multiple sites. That isn’t good enough to beat out his position group of Reyna, Aaronson, Pulisic, Weah. It’s not good enough to beat out second tier guys like Morris, Roldan and Arriola that put up far better numbers in MLS. When you consider Hoppe, Giaocchini played wing this Summer plus Llanez and Konrad, he’s not even in the top 10.

      • Yes, and Wright had done nothing with his potential until this season, really the last few months. His assist was nice, much better than the goal, but pressing like that on the goal will help with Berhalter. As far as Sabbi, JR said it all.

  1. Great weekend for the guys, if Pulisic could have put one in it would have been even better. Uly with 2g and an assist, Timo Richie, Haji, Cappis (Thurs) and Sabbi score as well. Luca, Hoppe, Marsch in trouble and Tanner, Busio, Green, Tillman, Josh, and Jose Gallegos going down puts a damper on it some.


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