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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Adams, Scally, and more

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Leeds United earned its second statement win of the English Premier League season on Saturday with U.S. men’s national team midfielder Tyler Adams returning to action for Jesse Marsch’s squad.

Adams logged 90 minutes for the Lilywhites in a 2-1 upset victory over Liverpool at Anfield. It was Adams’ first match back since missing last week’s 3-2 loss to Fulham. The 23-year-old won five of his eight duels from his midfield position, while also making 12 recoveries and creating one offensive chance. Leeds United’s first league win since Aug. 21 helped the Yorkshire club snap an eight-match winless run and move out of the relegation zone.

Adams and Leeds United will next host AFC Bournemouth on Nov. 5 before visiting Tottenham in its final league match before the World Cup break.

In England, Christian Pulisic started for Chelsea, but the Blues suffered a humiliating loss to Brighton. Josh Sargent did not dress for Norwich City due to a calf injury.

In Germany, Joe Scally played 90 minutes in Borussia Moenchengladbach’s 2-1 loss to Union Berlin. Jordan Pefok also started on the opposite side of the field.

In Italy, Weston McKennie played 45 minutes in Juventus 1-0 win over Lecce.

In France, Erik Palmer-Brown started but could not help Troyes avoid a road loss to PSG.

Elsewhere, Reggie Cannon and Cameron Carter-Vickers both played 90 minutes apiece in their matches. Romain Gall registered one assist in an Allsvenskan victory for Malmo. Uly Llanez scored once for Austrian side SKN St. Poelten.

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


England


Premier League

Christian Pulisic started and played 79 minutes in Chelsea’s 4-1 loss to Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.

Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 0-0 draw with Everton on Saturday.

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

Chris Richards did not dress (Injury) in Crystal Palace’s 1-0 win over Southampton on Saturday.

Championship

Auston Trusty started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Birmingham City’s 2-0 win over QPR on Friday.

Zack Steffen started, made TWO SAVES, and played 90 minutes in Middlesbrough’s 2-1 loss to Preston North End on Saturday.

Ethan Horvath started, made THREE SAVES, and played 90 minutes in Luton Town’s 1-1 draw with Sunderland on Saturday.

Lynden Gooch did not dress (Injury) for Sunderland.

Duane Holmes came off the bench and played 58 minutes in Huddersfield’s 1-0 win over Millwall on Saturday.

Josh Sargent did not dress (Injury) in Norwich City’s 3-1 win over Stoke City on Saturday.

Jonathan Tomkinson dressed but did not play for Norwich City.

Daryl Dike is OUT (Injury) for West Brom.

Vaughn Covil is OUT (Injury) for Hull City.

PL2

Matthew Hoppe did not dress in Middlesbrough’s 8-1 loss to Southampton on Sunday.


Germany


Bundesliga

Joe Scally started and played 90 minutes in Borussia Moenchengladbach’s 2-1 loss to Union Berlin on Sunday.

Jordan Pefok started and played 59 minutes for Union Berlin.

Gio Reyna came off the bench and played 29 minutes in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

Timmy Chandler dressed but did not play for Eintracht Frankfurt.

Kevin Paredes did not dress in Wolfsburg’s 4-0 win over Bochum on Saturday.

2. Bundesliga

George Bello came off the bench and played 10 minutes in Arminia Bielefeld’s 1-0 loss to Greuther Furth on Friday.

Julian Green, Timothy Tillman did not dress for Greuther Furth.

Terrence Boyd started and played 74 minutes in Kaiserslautern’s 0-0 draw with Nuremberg on Saturday.

Nico Carrera did not dress in Holstein Kiel’s 2-1 loss to Fortuna Dusseldorf on Saturday.

3. Liga

Johan Gomez started and played 73 minutes in FSV Zwickau’s 1-1 draw with Essen on Saturday.


Spain


La Liga

Yunus Musah did not dress (Suspension) in Valencia’s 1-0 loss to Barcelona on Saturday.

Luca De La Torre did not dress (Injury) in Celta Vigo’s 3-1 loss to Almeria on Saturday.

Segunda Liga

Samuel Shashoua did not dress in Tenerife’s 2-0 loss to Real Zaragoza on Friday.


Italy


Serie A

Weston McKennie started and played 45 minutes in Juventus 1-0 win over Lecce on Saturday.

Sergino Dest came off the bench and played 45 minutes in AC Milan’s 2-1 loss to Torino on Sunday.

Serie B

Tanner Tessmann, Andrija Novakovich started and played 59 minutes in Venezia’s 2-0 loss to Ascoli on Saturday.

Jack DeVries dressed but did not play for Venezia.

Gianluca Busio did not dress for Venezia.

Anthony Fontana dressed but did not play for Ascoli.


France


Ligue 1

Erik Palmer-Brown started and played 90 minutes in Troyes 4-3 loss to PSG on Saturday.

Folarin Balogun started and played 90 minutes in Stade Reims 0-0 draw with Brest on Sunday.

Tim Weah started and played 70 minutes in Lille’s 1-0 loss to Lyon on Sunday.


Netherlands


Eredivisie

Ricardo Pepi started and played 90 minutes in FC Groningen’s 0-0 draw with FC Emmen on Sunday.

Taylor Booth started and played 90 minutes in FC Utrecht’s 2-1 win over Heerenveen on Saturday.

Richie Ledezma came off the bench and played seven minutes in PSV’s 3-0 win over NEC Nijmegen on Sunday.

Cole Bassett came off the bench and played one minute in Fortuna Sittard’s 3-1 loss to Sparta Rotterdam on Saturday.


Portugal


Liga Portugal

Reggie Cannon started and played 90 minutes in Boavista’s 2-2 draw with Vizela on Sunday.

Alex Mendez started and played 85 minutes for Vizela.

John Brooks dressed but did not play in Benfica’s 5-0 win over Chaves on Saturday.

Joel Sonora dressed but did not play in Maritimo’s 1-0 win over Pacos de Ferreira on Friday.


Scotland


Premiership

Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes in Celtic’s 3-0 win over Livingston on Sunday.

Malik Tillman, James Sands started and played 90 minutes in Rangers 4-1 win over Aberdeen on Saturday. Tillman registered one assist.

Christian Ramirez came off the bench and played 13 minutes for Aberdeen.

Dante Polvara did not dress for Aberdeen.

Ian Harkes came off the bench and played 45 minutes for Dundee United.

Joe Efford did not dress for Motherwell.


Belgium


Pro League

Bryan Reynolds started, registered ONE ASSIST, and played 90 minutes in Westerlo’s 3-2 loss to St. Truiden on Saturday.

Sam Vines started and played 90 minutes in Royal Antwerp’s 1-0 loss to Sporting Charleroi on Sunday.

Mark McKenzie started and played 90 minutes in Genk’s 3-1 win over Mechelen on Friday.

Marlon Fossey did not dress in Standard Liege’s 3-0 win over Zulte Waregem on Saturday.

Owen Otasowie did not dress in Club Brugge’s 4-2 win over Oostende on Saturday.


Greece


Super League

Konrad de la Fuente did not dress in Olympiakos 2-0 win over Lamia on Sunday.


Turkey


Super Lig

Haji Wright started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Antalyaspor’s 2-0 win over Sivasspor on Monday.

Tyler Boyd did not dress in Besiktas 5-2 win over Umraniyespor on Sunday.


Denmark


Superliagen

Christian Cappis came off the bench and played 20 minutes in Brondby’s 3-2 win over Aalborg on Sunday.

Emmanuel Sabbi and Odense visit Midtjylland on Monday.


Austria


Bundesliga

Sebastian Soto did not dress in Austria Klagenfurt’s 3-2 loss to WSG Tirol on Saturday.

2. Liga

Ulysses Llanez came off the bench, scored ONE GOAL, and played 45 minutes in SKN St. Poelten host Austria Vienna II on Friday.


Hungary


NB 1

Henry Wingo came off the bench and played 31 minutes in Ferencvaros 2-1 win over Zalaegerszeg on Sunday.


Norway


Eliteserien

Sam Rogers started and played 90 minutes in Rosenborg’s 3-2 win over Bodo/Glimt on Sunday.

Kobe Hernandez-Foster dressed but did not play in HamKam’s 2-1 win over Sandefjord on Sunday.


Sweden


Allsvenskan

Forrest Lasso started and played 90 minutes in Sundsvall’s 3-2 loss to Sirius on Sunday.

Joe Corona started and played 79 minutes for Sundsvall.

Jeffrey Gal started, made ZERO SAVES, and played 90 minutes in Degerfors 0-0 draw with IFK Varnamo on Saturday.

Joe Gyau did not dress for Degerfors.

Romain Gall started and played 90 minutes in Malmo’s 5-2 win over Varbergs Bols FC on Sunday.


Israel


Ligat HaAL

Josh Cohen started and played 90 minutes in Maccabi Haifa’s 3-1 win over FC Ashdod on Saturday.


Argentina


** The Premeira Liga season has concluded.


Brazil


Serie A

Johnny Cardoso and Internacional are off until Wednesday, Nov. 2.


Comments

    • Define failure.

      Are they better players now than they might have been if they had stayed wherever they were?

      Were they supposed to be some cream of the American crop sent to Italy to save Venezia from relegation? I don’t think so.

      Venezia went down. So? They were pretty weak before our guys got there anyway. Did they learn anything and enjoy their time there? If so, it can’t be called a failure for them.

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      • “Are they better players?” Well Tessman doesn’t seem to have gotten much better played 670 mins last year, he’s played 410 out of a possible 990 minutes this season Serie B. Busio was getting call ups, now doesn’t seem on the radar. Last year in Serie A had 1g 2a at this point in the season this year 0 and 0. Team was 2-6-3 in Serie A last year to this point they have the same record at this point this season. Not that it means a lot but Transfermkt has dropped his market value from 11 million last December to 7.7 million today.
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        Maybe Tessman wasn’t a big name but Busio was a lock starter for U17s, with constant rumors of big club interest. So now that he’s playing poorly for a team headed to Serie C is disappointing. Add in Novakovich being brought in after a couple decent seasons in Serie B and have a slow start. Jack deVries had 14g 6a last year for Venezia U19s but is off to a slow start. Had he stayed in Philly he’d be battling with McGlynn and Paxton for bench minutes in the MLS Cup.
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        Has the experience enriched their life experience and benefitted them personally for sure but professionally not sure any are better off.

      • JR

        “but professionally not sure any are better off.”

        That’s because you are stating an opinion not a fact.

        ” Had he stayed in Philly he’d be battling with McGlynn and Paxton for bench minutes in the MLS Cup.”

        You can’t prove that and you have to way of knowing. It’s an opinion not a fact.

        “Tessman doesn’t seem to have gotten much better played 670 mins last year, he’s played 410 out of a possible 990 minutes this season Serie B.”

        It may be that Tessman is just as good as last year or even better but maybe someone at Venezia is better than him.
        If anyone is really interested the guy to ask is Tessman or the manager.

        A pro player who takes a risk and tries to better themselves may not get the results that we’d all like but maybe Tessman, Busio and the rest now realize they just aren’t good enough.

        So they all are now going to evaluate their options.

        Can they raise their his game? Can they get a move to an easier league? Or maybe they quit the game and become hedge fund managers?

        Whatever they do, they now have some clarity and I don’t see that as failure.

        Not every American soccer player in Europe is entitled to to success.

  1. look at all this American Exceptionalism in Soccer here, doing it all different than everyone else, a unique American thing….

    oh, wait a minute, looks like our guys (now that soccer has evolved in America after the world got a huge head start) are playing all over the place just like everyone else, copying the world in that regard even…my bad

    😉

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    • I suspected Adams would fit in and adjust decently to Leeds as the system meets his profile and he has a history of meeting such challenges. BUT- the seamless integration and his level of play week in and out have been eye opening. It is particularly satisfying given the slagging he was getting from many US fans just prior and the skepticism from Leeds supporters when he was signed. Here’s to health and long may it continue!!!

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      • It’s odd though since Marsch had benched him at Red Bull. Perhaps we overlooked the work load toll playing so many qualifying minutes and constant travel to North America had on his season last season.

      • “he has a history of meeting such challenges.”

        He does? He was benched by Nagelsmann. By the time he left it was pretty clear that he had fallen down the pecking order at Leipzig being more of a utility guy than a starter.

        Leeds has been a great move for him and he’s making the most of it.

        It has given him a great chance to re boot his career with a team that is giving him a chance to show them that they should build around him. For whatever reason, that wasn’t going to happen at Leipzig anymore.

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