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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Scally, Aaronson, and more


Borussia Moenchengladbach kicked off its Bundesliga schedule on Saturday and Joe Scally logged his first start at right back of the new season.

Scally played 84 minutes in Gladbach’s 3-1 home victory over Hoffenheim, handing Daniel Farke his first victory as Gladbach manager. The U.S. men’s national team defender hit the crossbar with one of his two shots on goal, while also winning three of his four duels defensively. Scally also completed one tackle, drew two fouls, and completed 86% of his passes (42/49), helping Gladbach overturn an early deficit to claim three points. The 19-year-old’s versatility could be key for Gladbach’s defense this season after he played as both a left and right back during the 2021-22 campaign.

In England, Brenden Aaronson and Tyler Adams made their Leeds United debuts in a comeback EPL win over Wolves. Zack Steffen struggled in a EFL Championship loss to QPR while Lynden Gooch helped Sunderland defeat Bristol City away from home.

In Germany, Jordan Pefok scored his first Bundesliga goal for Union Berlin. Terrence Boyd scored once and assisted once in a 2-1 second division victory for Kaiserslautern.

In Italy, Tanner Tessmann and Andrija Novakovich both started for Venezia in Coppa Italia play, but the Serie B hosts lost to Ascoli.

In France, Folarin Balogun scored his first goal for Stade Reims in Ligue 1 action. Erik Palmer-Brown started in a league defeat at Montpellier.

Elsewhere, Cameron Carter-Vickers and James Sands both started in Scottish Premiership wins, Christian Cappis scored for Danish club Brondby, and Sam Rogers remained a consistent starter for Norwegian side Rosenborg.

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


Premier League

Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 2-2 draw with Liverpool on Saturday.

Tyler Adams started and played 90 minutes in Leeds United’s 2-1 win over Wolves on Saturday.

Brenden Aaronson started and played 84 minutes for Leeds United.

Christian Pulisic came off the bench and played 25 minutes in Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Everton on Saturday.

Chris Richards dressed but did not play in Crystal Palace’s 2-0 loss to Arsenal on Friday.

Matt Turner dressed but did not play for Arsenal.


Auston Trusty started and played 90 minutes in Birmingham City’s 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town on Friday.

Duane Holmes came off the bench and played 14 minutes for Huddersfield Town.

Zack Steffen started, made TWO SAVES, and played 90 minutes in Middlesbrough’s 3-2 loss to QPR on Saturday.

Ethan Horvath started and played 90 minutes in Luton Town’s 1-1 draw with Burnley on Saturday.

Lynden Gooch started and played 90 minutes in Sunderland’s 3-2 win over Bristol City on Saturday.

Daryl Dike did not dress (Injury) in West Bromwich Albion’s 1-1 draw with Watford on Monday.

Josh Sargent came off the bench and played 13 minutes in Norwich City’s 1-1 draw with Wigan Athletic on Saturday.

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



Joe Scally started and played 84 minutes in Borussia Moenchengladbach’s 3-1 win over Hoffenheim on Saturday.

Jordan Pefok started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 78 minutes in Union Berlin’s 3-1 win over Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

Pellegrino Matarazzo‘s Stuttgart tied RB Leipzig 1-1 on Sunday.

Ricardo Pepi came off the bench and played 15 minutes in Augsburg’s 4-0 loss to Freiburg on Saturday.

Timmy Chandler dressed but did not play in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 6-1 loss to Bayern Munich on Friday.

Gio Reyna dressed but did not play in Borussia Dortmund’s 1-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

Kevin Paredes did not dress in Wolfsburg’s 2-2 draw with Werder Bremen on Saturday.

2. Bundesliga

Terrence Boyd started, scored ONE GOAL, registered ONE ASSIST, and played 89 minutes in Kaiserslautern’s 2-1 win over St. Pauli on Sunday.

Julian Green started and played 83 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 1-1 draw with Karlsruher on Friday.

Timothy Tillman started and played 67 minutes for Furth.

George Bello came off the bench and played 19 minutes in Arminia Bielefeld’s 2-1 loss to Hansa Rostock on Saturday.

Nico Carrera dressed but did not play in Holstein Kiel’s 2-1 win over Magdeburg on Sunday.

Bryang Kayo did not dress in Nuremberg’s 0-0 draw with Jahn Regensburg on Saturday.

3. Liga

Johan Gomez did not dress in FSV Zwickau’s 3-0 loss to Meppen on Saturday.


Ligue 1

Erik Palmer-Brown started and played 90 minutes in Troyes 3-2 loss to Montpellier on Sunday.

Folarin Balogun came off the bench, scored ONE GOAL, and played 26 minutes in Stade Reims 4-1 loss to Marseille on Sunday.

Tim Weah did not dress (Suspension) in Lille’s 4-1 win over Auxerre on Sunday.


Coppa Italia

Tanner Tessmann, Andrija Novakovich started and played 90 minutes in Venezia’s 3-2 loss to Ascoli on Sunday.

Anthony Fontana came off the bench and played 10 minutes for Ascoli.

Jack DeVries, Gianluca Busio did not dress for Venezia.



Richie Ledezma came off the bench and played 45 minutes in PSV’s 4-1 win over FC Emmen on Saturday.

Cole Bassett came off the bench and played six minutes in Feyenoord’s 5-2 win over Vitesse Arnhem on Sunday.


Liga Portugal

Reggie Cannon started and played 90 minutes in Boavista’s 1-0 win over Portimonense on Sunday.

Alex Mendez started and played 90 minutes in Vizela’s 1-0 win over Rio Ave on Saturday.



Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes in Celtic’s 3-1 win over Ross County on Saturday.

James Sands started and played 90 minutes in Rangers 2-0 win over Kilmarnock on Saturday.

Malik Tillman started and played 75 minutes for Rangers.

Christian Ramirez came off the bench, registered ONE ASSIST, and played 18 minutes in Aberdeen’s 4-1 win over St. Mirren on Saturday.

Dante Polvara dressed but did not play for Aberdeen.

Joe Efford came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Motherwell’s 2-1 loss to St. Johnstone on Saturday.

Ian Harkes did not dress (Suspension) in Dundee United’s 1-0 loss to Livingston on Sunday.


Pro League

Sam Vines started and played 90 minutes in Royal Antwerp’s 4-2 win over OH Leuven on Sunday.

Owen Otasowie started and played 68 minutes in Club Brugge’s 1-1 draw with Zulte Waregem on Friday.

Mark McKenzie dressed but did not play in Genk’s 4-2 win over Eupen on Saturday.

Bryan Reynolds, Griffin Yow dressed but did not play in Westerlo’s 2-1 loss to Gent on Sunday.


Super Lig

Haji Wright started and played 90 minutes in Antalyaspor’s 1-0 loss to Galatasaray on Sunday.

Tyler Boyd dressed but did not play in Besiktas 1-0 win over Kayserispor on Saturday.



Christian Cappis started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Brondby’s 4-1 loss to FC Kobenhaven on Sunday.

Emmanuel Sabbi did not dress in Odense’s 2-1 loss to Aarhus on Sunday.


2. Liga

Ulysses Llanez started and played 60 minutes in SKN St. Poelten’s 1-1 draw with First Vienna FC on Friday.



Sam Rogers started and played 90 minutes in Rosenborg’s 2-1 win over HamKam on Saturday.

Kobe Hernandez-Foster came off the bench and played 10 minutes for HamKam.



Jeffrey Gal dressed but did not play in Degerfors 2-0 loss to Norrkoping on Saturday.

Joe Gyau did not dress for Degerfors.

Forrest Lasso, Joe Corona started and played 90 minutes in Sundsvall’s 3-0 loss to Hammarby on Sunday. Lasso conceded ONE OWN GOAL.

Romain Gall is OUT (Injury) for Malmo.


Primeira Liga

Alan Sonora started and played 83 minutes in Independiente’s 1-0 loss to River Plate on Sunday.

Joel Sonora started and played 83 minutes in Velez Sarsfield’s 2-1 loss to Union on Saturday.


Serie A

Johnny Cardoso started and played 90 minutes in Internacional’s 3-0 loss to Fortaleza on Sunday.


    • Well, I will admit, probably not a lock, but pretty durn likely since nobody else is remotely established and aside from maybe Vasquez in September the time has pretty much run out for auditions. If we’re taking three strikers, as seems likely, who is there to displace him off the plane completely?

      I wish Ferreira was bigger and had more mustard on his shot. But his movement and ability to link up and connect the attack makes him probably the most useful of a flawed lot and he’s shown a high level of comfort with the rest of the group. He’s as “established” as a striker as there is in the pool right now, alas.

      It’s not that he’s been massively convincing, just that nobody else has taken the job from him yet and time’s pretty much up to do that you know?

    • Yes and EPL wasn’t quite EPL of today either. I don’t think Bobby Convey would make todays EPL but maybe I’ve just forgotten how talented he was. I do think we forget how many guys were in EPL because of the draught from about 2013-2020, due to increased restrictions for work permits and the lost generation not developing.

  1. Just gonna start tracking who would seem to be leading the pack for spots right now:

    STRIKER: (3 likely) Gotta think Jesus Ferreira’s a lock. Right now early indicators are Pefok and Brandon Vasquez look like they’re probably on the plane ahead of Wright, Pepi, Dike, and Sargent…this second, anyhow. Vasquez seems to be getting hot at the best possible moment for him.

    C-MID: (7 likely) Locks to go are McKennie, Musah, Adams, Aaronson, Acosta, and probably Luca de La Torre. Malik Tillman keeps flashing mad talent for Rangers and getting games; I’d put him in ahead of Roldan and Busio, especially since he can also factor as a wing.

    WINGER: (4 likely) Pulisic, Weah, and Gio are locks if healthy. I think Arriola and Jordan Morris are fighting it out for that last spot.

    CENTERBACK: (5 likely) Locks look like Zimmerman, Long, and probably Chris Richards. Richards is probably a starter if he can get any time with Crystal Palace, Cameron Carter-Vickers seems the likely #4. For #5 does Gregg go with a CB/FB hybrid like Reggie Cannon, does he go for a vet like Tim Ream, or a 5/6 hybrid like James Sands? You could make a case for any of the three. My money’s on Ream if he keeps getting minutes in the Prem but Fulham did just splash on another CB.

    FULLBACK: (4 likely) Jedi and Dest are locks. DeAndre Yedlin looks like the de facto backup RB. Bello’s struggling for minutes in the B2, while Scally’s starting in the Bundesliga and Sam Vines is regularly getting 90 at Antwerp. I think Scally gets the nod for that last FB spot if he keeps getting starts and playing well in the B1.

    KEEPER: (3 likely) The usual, a 4-way scrum with Turner/Steffen/Horvath/Sean Johnson. Turner seems a lock due to past performances. One of the other three won’t be there. No idea which. Whoever struggles is probably off the plane.

  2. Has there ever been a time when two Premier League teams started multiple US players? I find it incredible that Leeds AND Fulham both had two Americans in their first 11. And both teams got points!

    • Not definitive but the last time I could find was 4/19/08. Fulham started Dempsey, McBride, and Keller (Boca had started earlier in the season but was largely unused the 2nd half of season) vs Liverpool and Reading started Bobby Convey and Marcus Hahnemann vs Arsenal. The week before Reading played Fulham, 4 Americans started Hahnemann, Keller, McBride, and Dempsey. Eddie Johnson also played for Fulham that season. In 2013 Stoke started Cameron and Shea in one match and Friedel and Dempsey started several matches but not on the weekend of Feb 23.
      Matchday 14 2006-07 Oct 28-30
      Man City Beasley and Reyna
      Fulham Bocanegra and McBride
      Reading Hahnemann and Convey
      Friedel vs Spector that weekend too. Jay Demerit also started that weekend for Watford. 9 Americans starting EPL in one weekend, record?

      • That’s amazing! I was thinking it may have happened in the Fulhamerica days. I forgot about Reading and Man City! That generation just doesn’t get the props it deserves.

      • Feilhaber and Lewis were on the same Derby County team but I don’t think they ever saw the field together certainly not with both starting 07/08 season.

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