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Americans Abroad Midweek Rewind: Ream, Steffen, and more


Fulham claimed its first home victory since late-August on Thursday night with veteran defender and captain Tim Ream leading the London club to a needed three points.

Ream logged 90 minutes in Fulham’s 3-0 win over Aston Villa, helping Marco Silva’s side earn their first clean sheet since August 13. Joined by fellow U.S. men’s national team defender Antonee Robinson in the Fulham backline, Ream won two duels, made one interception, and five recoveries as Fulham ended a three-match winless run. The 35-year-old has remained a stalwart in Fulham’s backline once again this season and will be pushing to force his way into the USMNT picture with the FIFA World Cup just over four weeks away.

In England, Christian Pulisic impressed off the bench for Chelsea, but couldn’t lead the London club past Brentford. Goalkeepers Zack Steffen and Ethan Horvath both picked up important wins with their clubs in the EFL Championship.

In Spain, Yunus Musah played 75 minutes in Valencia’s 1-1 draw with Sevilla.

In Scotland, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Malik Tillman were among the USMNT players to advance into the League Cup semifinals.

Elsewhere, Joe Gyau registered one assist for Swedish side Degerfors while Mark McKenzie and Sam Vines both impressed in Belgian league wins. Christian Cappis logged 90 minutes for Brondby, but the Danish club suffered an embarrassing cup exit against third-tier opposition.

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


Europa League

Matt Turner started, made ONE SAVE, and played 90 minutes in Arsenal’s 1-0 win over PSV on Thursday.

Richie Ledezma came off the bench and played one minute for PSV.


Premier League

Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 3-0 win over Aston Villa on Thursday.

Brenden Aaronson, Tyler Adams and Leeds United visit Leicester City on Thursday.

Christian Pulisic came off the bench and played 29 minutes in Chelsea’s 0-0 draw with Brentford on Wednesday.

Chris Richards is OUT (Injury) for Crystal Palace.


Zack Steffen started, made FOUR SAVES, and played 90 minutes in Middlesbrough’s 4-1 win over Wigan Athletic on Wednesday.

Ethan Horvath started, made ONE SAVE, and played 90 minutes in Luton Town’s 1-0 win over Norwich City on Tuesday.

Josh Sargent started and played 45 minutes for Norwich City.

Duane Holmes started and played 90 minutes in Huddersfield Town’s 1-0 loss to Preston North End on Tuesday.

Auston Trusty started and played 90 minutes in Birmingham City’s 1-1 draw with Burnley on Wednesday.

Lynden Gooch did not dress in Sunderland’s 2-0 loss to Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday.

Vaughn Covil is OUT (Injury) for Hull City.

Daryl Dike is OUT (Injury) for West Bromwich Albion.


La Liga

Yunus Musah stated and played 75 minutes in Valencia’s 1-1 draw with Sevilla on Tuesday.

Luca De La Torre dressed but did not play in Celta Vigo’s 4-1 loss to Real Valladolid on Wednesday.


DFB Pokal

George Bello started and played 90 minutes in Arminia Bielefeld’s 6-0 loss to VfB Stuttgart on Wednesday.

Joe Scally started and played 84 minutes in Borussia Moenchengladbach’s 2-1 loss to Darmstadt on Tuesday.

Gio Reyna came off the bench and played 22 minutes in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-0 win over Hannover on Wednesday.

Kevin Paredes came off the bench and played 10 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 2-1 win over Eintracht Braunschweig on Tuesday.

Jordan Pefok did not dress in Union Berlin’s 2-0 win over FC Heidenheim on Wednesday.

Justin Che did not dress in Hoffenheim’s 5-1 win over Schalke on Tuesday.

Timmy Chandler did not dress in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 2-0 win over Stuttgarter Kickers on Tuesday.



Ricardo Pepi started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 90 minutes in FC Groningen’s 3-0 win over FC Dordrecht on Wednesday.

Cole Bassett started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 73 minutes in Fortuna Sittard’s 3-2 loss to NEC Nijmegen on Wednesday.

Taylor Booth started and played 83 minutes in FC Utrecht’s 3-0 win over Sportlust ’46 on Thursday.


League Cup

Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes in Celtic’s 4-0 win over Motherwell on Wednesday.

Joe Efford did not dress for Motherwell.

James Sands started and played 90 minutes in Rangers 1-0 win over Dundee FC on Wednesday.

Malik Tillman started and played 73 minutes for Rangers.

Christian Ramirez came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Aberdeen’s 4-1 win over Partick Thistle on Wednesday.

Dante Polvara did not dress for Aberdeen.

Ian Harkes dressed but did not play in Dundee United’s 2-1 loss to Kilmarnock on Tuesday.


First Division A

Sam Vines started and played 90 minutes in Royal Antwerp’s 3-0 win over Oostende on Thursday.

Mark McKenzie started and played 90 minutes in Genk’s 6-1 win over Westerlo on Tuesday.

Bryan Reynolds started and played 90 minutes for Westerlo.

Marlon Fossey came off the bench and played 40 minutes in Standard Liege’s 2-0 loss to Mechelen on Wednesday.

Owen Otasowie did not dress in Club Brugge’s 3-0 win over Sint-Truiden on Wednesday.



Sebastian Soto did not dress in Austria Klagenfurt’s 2-1 win over Dornbirn on Tuesday.


DBU Pokalen

Christian Cappis started and played 90 minutes in Brondby’s 4-0 loss to Aarhus Framed on Wednesday.



Forrest Lasso, Joe Corona started and played 90 minutes in Sundsvall’s 2-1 loss to IFK Varnamo on Wednesday.

Jeffrey Gal started, made ONE SAVE, and played 90 minutes in Degerfors 3-1 win over Goteborg on Thursday.

Joe Gyau started, registered ONE ASSIST, and played 90 minutes for Degerfors.

Romain Gall did not dress in Malmo’s 3-2 loss to Djurgarden on Thursday.


  1. Leeds fans calling hard for Marsch to be out. Of course any Twitter fan base is outside of reality to some extent. People seem to understand he needs at least a striker and CB but 2 months without a win going to get anyone in trouble. They’ve got Fulham (h), Liverpool (a), Bournemouth (h), and Spurs (a) before WC I think he needs at least 4 pts and to keep the matches with Spurs and Liverpool close or they’re retooling during the WC break. Welcome to Leeds, Roberto Martinez.

    • Marsh has yet to prove he can be successful anywhere higher than Austrian league. Let’s not forget after he left Red bull Leipzig, the team started to get great results with new coach and essentially same players. Harsh maybe but the truth.

      • Mat,

        Until they fire him Jesse hasn’t yet failed in the EPL.

        There are 28 games left to play in the League. And they will soon have a rather long break for the World Cup.

        This is going to be a very unusual season. Leeds just came off of a game where they dominated Arsenal but managed to lose . So they aren’t incompetent.

        Jesse is also doing the rather risky thing of playing young new players.

        I’d say if he can get some kind of result vs Fulham he might be able to convince his bosses to stick with his plan. Without Europe or oil blood money, Leeds are not competitive in the transfer market so their youth has to come through and they have to play well enough to get to Europe.

        Otherwise they are probably another yo-yo club, assuming they can stay in the EPL. If they can’t they probably won’t be back for a while . They will be another “formerly know as a big club” that litter the English game.

        I don’t know if Jesse can keep them up but I’d like to see him get a shot at it. Otherwise, to me they are Norwich, a club I watch only because of Josh, certainly not because of their scintillating football. I followed Leeds because Bielsa made them a blast to watch. When they are on, Jesse seems to still have them more or less with the same values.

        And without Jesse they look like they might become just another contending Championship level team and those frankly are a dime a dozen.

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