Royal Antwerp kicked off its Belgian Pro League schedule on Sunday with three points and American defender Sam Vines was among the top performers.
Vines logged 90 minutes at left back as Royal Antwerp defeated Mechelen 2-0 away from home, giving the former Colorado Rapids man his first appearance of the new season. The 23-year-old won three duels, made two interceptions, and made two clearances, helping Mark Van Bommel’s side pick up a clean sheet in its league opener. Vines’ return to action for Royal Antwerp will be a major boost ahead of this week’s second leg tie against Drita in Europa Conference League Qualifying.
In Germany, Terrence Boyd scored once in Kaiserslautern’s 2-2 draw in 2. Bundesliga action while Timothy Tillman and Julian Green both featured in Greuther Furth’s loss
In Scotland, Christian Ramirez and Dante Polvara helped Aberdeen remain unbeaten to start its competitive schedule.
In Argentina, Alan Sonora played off the bench for Independiente, but was unable to help the Argentinian club avoid a home loss.
Here is a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad:
George Bello started and played 86 minutes in Arminia Bielefeld’s 3-0 loss to Jahn Regensburg on Sunday.
Timothy Tillman started and played 85 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 2-0 loss to Nuremberg on Saturday.
Julian Green started and played 58 minutes for Greuther Furth.
Terrence Boyd started, registered ONE GOAL, and played 80 minutes in Kaiserslautern’s 2-2 draw with Holstein Kiel on Saturday.
Nico Carrera did not dress for Holstein Kiel.
Johan Gomez did not dress in FSV Zwickau’s 3-2 win over Hallescher FC on Sunday.
Christian Ramirez came off the bench and played 31 minutes in Aberdeen’s 3-0 win over Raith Rovers on Sunday.
Dante Polvara came off the bench and played 17 minutes for Aberdeen.
Sam Vines started and played 90 minutes in Royal Antwerp’s 2-0 win over Mechelen on Sunday.
Mark McKenzie dressed but did not play in Genk’s 3-2 loss to Club Brugge on Sunday.
Owen Otasowie dressed but did not play for Club Brugge.
Bryan Reynolds dressed but did not play in Westerlo’s 2-0 win over Cercle Brugge on Sunday.
Griffin Yow not dress for Westerlo.
Kyle Duncan did not dress in Oostende’s 2-0 loss to Anderlecht on Sunday.
Christian Cappis came off the bench and played 29 minutes in Brondby’s 3-1 loss to Nordsjaelland on Sunday.
Emmanuel Sabbi did not dress in Odense’s 2-2 draw with Randers on Sunday.
Ulysses Llanez started and played 67 minutes in SKN St. Poelten’s 2-0 win over Dornbirn on Saturday.
Sam Rogers started and played 90 minutes in Rosenborg’s 3-0 win over Tromso on Saturday.
Kobe Hernandez-Foster came off the bench and played 17 minutes in HamKam’s 1-1 draw with Stromsgodset on Sunday.
Forrest Lasso, Joe Corona started and played 90 minutes in Sundsvall’s 1-0 loss to Helsingborg on Sunday.
Joe Gyau started and played 55 minutes in Degerfors 2-1 loss to Mjallby on Saturday.
Jeffrey Gal dressed but did not play for Degerfors.
Romain Gall did not dress in Malmo’s 3-1 win over Sirius on Saturday.
Alan Sonora came off the bench and played 21 minutes in Independiente’s 1-0 loss to Atletico Tucuman on Sunday.
Joel Sonora and Velez Sarsfield host Huracan on Monday.
Johnny Cardoso started and played 90 minutes in Internacional’s 2-1 loss to Palmeiras on Sunday.