Christian Ramirez played a key role for Scottish club Aberdeen last season and the American striker is delivering a strong start to the early stages of his campaign this summer.
Ramirez scored once on Wednesday in Aberdeen’s 5-0 Scottish League Cup win over Stirling Albion, continuing his impressive start at the top of Jim Goodwin’s attack. It was a busy start for Aberdeen against the third-division club, netting all five of its goals in the first half. Ramirez doubled the visitors advantage in the 24th minute, capping off a cross from Jonny Hayes to give the American striker his third goal of the season.
Ramirez was substituted off at halftime, but Aberdeen would have zero blemishes, hanging on for a comfortable road victory. Aberdeen will host Raith Rovers on Sunday before traveling to defending Premiership champions Celtic in its league opener on July 31.
In Europe, Christian Cappis started for Brondby in a 1-1 Europa Conference League qualifying draw while Henry Wingo played 90 minutes in a 2-1 first leg loss in Champions League qualifying.
In Argentina, Alan and Joel Sonora both featured in Primeira Liga action.
Here is a closer look at this week’s Americans Abroad:
Champions League Qualifying
Henry Wingo started and played 90 minutes in Ferencvaros’ 2-1 first leg loss to Slovan Bratislava on Wednesday.
Josh Cohen started and played 90 minutes in Maccabi Haifa’s 1-1 draw with Olympiacos on Wednesday.
Romain Gall did not dress in Malmo’s 1-0 first leg loss to Zalgiris Vilnius on Tuesday.
Europa Conference League Qualifying
Christian Cappis started and played 81 minutes in Brondby’s 1-1 first leg draw with Pogon Szczecin on Thursday.
Joe Efford came off the bench and played 16 minutes in Motherwell’s 1-0 first leg loss to Sligo Rovers on Thursday.
Sam Vines dressed but did not play in Royal Antwerp’s 0-0 first leg draw with Drita on Thursday.
Christian Ramirez started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 45 minutes in Aberdeen’s 5-0 win over Stirling Albion on Tuesday.
Dante Polvara came off the bench and played 27 minutes for Aberdeen.
Alan Sonora started and played 74 minutes in Independiente’s 2-1 loss to Defensa y Justicia on Wednesday.
Joel Sonora came off the bench and played five minutes in Velez Sarsfield’s 2-2 draw with Lanus on Wednesday.
Johnny Cardoso came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Internacional’s 3-3 draw with Sao Paulo on Wednesday.