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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Horvath, Steffen, and more

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Ethan Horvath stepped right into Luton Town’s starting lineup for Saturday’s EFL Championship opener and walked away with his first clean sheet of the new season.

Horvath registered three saves in Luton’s goalless draw with Birmingham City, impressing immediately in Nathan Jones’ squad. The Nottingham Forest loanee was tested early by the visiting Blues, denying Maxime Colin and Przemyslaw Placheta in the first half. Placheta was also repelled for a second time in the second half as Horvath went neck-and-neck with Birmingham City goalkeeper John Ruddy for Man of the Match honors.

The 27-year-old Horvath now moves forward to face Burnley at Turf Moor on August 6 before EFL Cup action against Newport County on Aug. 9.

Also in England, Zack Steffen made his competitive debut for Middlesbrough helping Chris Wilder’s squad earn one point against West Brom. Duane Holmes logged 59 minutes in Huddersfield’s 1-0 loss to Burnley while Lynden Gooch assisted once for Sunderland.

In Germany, Pellegrino Matarazzo’s Stuttgart advanced in the German Cup competition. Timothy Tillman logged 90 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 2-0 road loss to Stuttgarter Kickers.

In Scotland, Cameron Carter-Vickers helped Celtic pick up three points on opening day in the Premiership. Dante Polvara also logged 90 minutes for Aberdeen in a 2-0 loss to Celtic.

In Belgium, Sam Vines assisted on Royal Antwerp’s only goal in a 1-0 win over Zulte Waregem.

In Austria, Ulysses Llanez scored his first league goal of the new 2. Liga season.

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


England


Championship

Zack Steffen started and played 90 minutes in Middlesbrough’s 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Daryl Dike came off the bench and played 12 minutes for West Bromwich Albion.

Lynden Gooch started, registered ONE ASSIST, and played 90 minutes in Sunderland’s 1-1 draw with Coventry City on Sunday.

Ethan Horvath started and played 90 minutes in Luton Town’s 0-0 draw with Birmingham City on Saturday.

Auston Trusty started and played 90 minutes for Birmingham City.

Josh Sargent started and played 70 minutes in Norwich City’s 1-0 loss to Cardiff City on Saturday.

Duane Holmes started and played 57 minutes in Huddersfield Town’s 1-0 loss to Burnley on Friday.

Matthew Olosunde did not dress in Preston North End’s 0-0 draw with Wigan Athletic on Saturday.


Germany


DFB Pokal

Jordan Pefok started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 105 minutes in Union Berlin’s 2-1 extra time win over Chemnitzer FC on Monday.

Joe Scally started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 76 minutes in Borussia Moenchengladbach’s 9-1 win over SV Oberachern on Sunday.

Timothy Tillman started and played 90 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 2-0 loss to Stuttgarter Kickers on Saturday.

Julian Green came off the bench and played 14 minutes for Greuther Furth.

Terrence Boyd started and played 84 minutes in Kaiserslautern’s 2-1 loss to Freiburg on Sunday.

Timmy Chandler came off the bench and played 23 minutes in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 4-0 win over Magdeburg on Monday.

George Bello came off the bench and played 22 minutes in Arminia Bielefeld’s 7-1 win over FC Engers on Sunday.

Ricardo Pepi came off the bench and played 14 minutes in Augsburg’s 4-0 win over Blau-Weiss Lohne on Sunday.

Pellegrino Matarazzo‘s Stuttgart defeated Dynamo Dresden 1-0 on Friday.

Kevin Paredes dressed but did not play in Wolfsburg’s 1-0 win over Carl Zeiss Jena on Saturday.

Nico Carrera did not dress in Holstein Kiel’s 5-3 penalty shootout loss to Waldhof Mannheim on Sunday.

Gio Reyna did not dress in Borussia Dortmund’s 3-0 win over 1860 Munich on Friday.

Bryang Kayo did not dress in Nuremberg’s 2-0 win over FC Kaan-Marienborn on Friday.

3. Liga

Johan Gomez and FSV Zwickau are off this weekend.


Scotland


Premiership

Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes in Celtic’s 2-0 win over Aberdeen on Sunday.

Dante Polvara started and played 90 minutes for Aberdeen.

Christian Ramirez dressed but did not play for Aberdeen.

Ian Harkes started and played 71 minutes in Dundee United’s 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock on Saturday.

Malik Tillman came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Rangers 2-1 win over Livingston on Saturday.

James Sands came off the bench and played 23 minutes for Rangers.

Joe Efford came off the bench and played 22 minutes in Motherwell’s 1-0 win over St. Mirren on Sunday.


Belgium


Pro League

Sam Vines started, registered ONE ASSIST, and played 90 minutes in Royal Antwerp’s 1-0 win over Zulte Waregem on Sunday.

Bryan Reynolds came off the bench and played seven minutes in Westerlo’s 2-0 loss to OH Leuven on Saturday.

Mark McKenzie dressed but did not play in Genk’s 3-1 win over Standard Liege on Sunday.

Owen Otasowie dressed but did not play in Club Brugge’s 2-1 loss to Eupen on Sunday.

Kyle Duncan did not dress in Oostende’s 2-1 win over Mechelen on Saturday.

Griffin Yow did not dress for Westerlo.


Denmark


Superliagen

Christian Cappis came off the bench and played 26 minutes in Brondby’s 2-0 loss to Silkeborg on Sunday.

Emmanuel Sabbi did not dress in Odense’s 5-1 loss to Midtjylland on Friday.


Austria


2. Liga

Ulysses Llanez started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 56 minutes in SKN St. Poelten’s 5-1 win over Rapid Vienna II on Friday.


Norway


Eliteserien

Sam Rogers started and played 90 minutes in Rosenborg’s 3-2 win over Odd on Saturday.

Kobe Hernandez-Foster came off the bench and played 22 minutes in HamKam’s 1-0 loss to Kristiansund on Saturday.


Sweden


Allsvenskan

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

Joe Gyau is suspended for Degerfors.

Forrest Lasso, Joe Corona started and played 90 minutes in Sundsvall’s 3-1 loss to Varberg’s Bols on Saturday.

Romain Gall is OUT (Injury) for Malmo.


Argentina


Primeira Liga

Alan Sonora and Independiente visit Colon on Monday.

Joel Sonora started and played 61 minutes in Velez Sarsfield’s 1-1 draw with Godoy Cruz on Friday.


Brazil


Serie A

Johnny Cardoso and Internacional’s scheduled match with Atletico Mineiro was postponed on Sunday.


Comments

  1. Gio Reyna didn’t dress against 1860, but Dortmund oddly had a friendly against Haji Wright’s Antalyaspor the next day and he played the first half. That one ended in a 1-1 draw, Wright started and played like 79 minutes. Clearly he’s not back to full fitness yet and they’re being careful with him but if he’s playing a full half he’s close.

    My guess is Gio will be coming off the bench most of August and will probably be doing the same for the Nats come September’s camp.

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    • Definitely seems possible. I wasn’t quite sure why Gregg didn’t seem to rate him…Bello’s definitely the more athletic player and we’ve seen flashes of how good Bello might one day be but he isn’t nearly at that everyday level yet and he’s got a TON of development left to do. Vines in contrast seemed a lot more defensively sound and technically he’s ahead right now.

      Scally’s in the mix somewhere too, but he did not convince last appearance. Bello and Scally seem like they’re more likely candidates 2026 than 2022 for my eyes though I could see Scally sneaking in just because he can play left or right.

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