Haji Wright’s scoring drought for Turkish side Antalyaspor came to an end on Friday with the U.S. men’s national team striker celebrating his first goals since late-August.
Wright scored twice on Friday as Antalyaspor fell 3-2 on the road at Alanyaspor, giving him seven goals in nine league appearances this season. The 24-year-old had not scored since August 26, but gained some confidence ahead of the FIFA World Cup this November. Wright’s first goal came in the 57th minute as his close-range header found the back of the net. With Antalyaspor trying to fight back for one point, Wright cut the visitors deficit to 3-2, slotting home Mustafa Erdilman’s pass into bottom-left corner.
It was Wright’s third multi-goal performance of the Super Lig season, moving him to second place in the league’s Golden Boot race. Wright has now scored seven of Antalyaspor’s 11 league goals this season, but will need him from others to get the club out of the relegation zone. Up next for Antalyaspor is a home showdown with Istanbulspor on Friday, Oct. 21.
In England, Antonee Robinson and Tim Ream both played 90 minutes apiece in Fulham’s draw with Bournemouth. Josh Sargent scored his eighth Championship goal of the season, but Norwich City lost at Watford.
In Germany, Jordan Pefok was subbed off in Union Berlin’s win over Borussia Dortmund with an apparent injury. Joe Scally played 90 minutes in Borussia Moenchengladbach’s draw with Wolfsburg.
In Spain, Yunus Musah made his first start since returning from injury.
In Italy, Weston McKennie logged 90 minutes in Juventus’ 1-0 derby win over Torino.
In France, Tim Weah registered two assists for Lille in a road victory over Strasbourg.
Elsewhere, Cameron Carter-Vickers played 90 minutes for Celtic. Malik Tillman scored an impressive solo goal for Rangers in a road victory over Motherwell. Marlon Fossey and Standard Liege got the better of Sam Vines and Royal Antwerp in Belgian league action. Jeffrey Gal made eight saves in goal for Swedish side Degerfors.
Here is a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad:
Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 2-2 draw with Bournemouth on Saturday.
Brenden Aaronson, Tyler Adams started and played 90 minutes in Leeds United’s 1-0 loss to Arsenal on Sunday.
Matt Turner dressed but did not play for Arsenal.
Christian Pulisic dressed but did not play in Chelsea’s 2-0 loss to Aston Villa on Sunday.
Chris Richards did not dress in Crystal Palace’s 0-0 draw with Leicester City on Saturday.
Josh Sargent started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Norwich City’s 2-1 loss to Watford on Saturday.
Zack Steffen started, made FOUR SAVES, and played 90 minutes in Middlesbrough’s Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.
Ethan Horvath started, made FOUR SAVES, and played 90 minutes in Luton Town’s 3-1 win ove QPR on Saturday.
Auston Trusty started and played 90 minutes in Birmingham City’s 2-0 win over Hull City on Sunday.
Duane Holmes started and played 67 minutes in Huddersfield’s 2-1 loss to Rotherham United on Saturday.
Lynden Gooch started and played 45 minutes in Sunderland’s 2-1 win over Wigan Athletic on Saturday.
Matthew Olosunde did not dress in Preston North End’s 2-0 loss to Stoke City on Saturday.
Daryl Dike is OUT (Injury) for West Brom.
Vaughn Covil is OUT (Injury) for Hull City.
Jonathan Tomkinson and Norwich City is off this weekend.
Matthew Hoppe did not dress in Middlesbrough’s 2-1 win over West Brom on Monday.
Jordan Pefok started and played 67 minutes in Union Berlin’s 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund on Sunday.
Gio Reyna came off the bench and played eight minutes for Borussia Dortmund.
Joe Scally started and played 90 minutes in Borussia Moenchengladbach’s 2-2 draw with Wolfsburg on Saturday.
Kevin Paredes came off the bench and played 17 minutes for Wolfsburg.
Timmy Chandler dressed but did not play in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 5-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.
Julian Green started and played 86 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 2-2 draw with Hansa Rostock on Friday.
Timothy Tillman started and played 79 minutes for Furth.
Terrence Boyd started and played 90 minutes in Kaiserslautern’s 3-0 loss to Jahn Regensburg on Sunday.
George Bello started and played 90 minutes in Arminia Bielefeld’s 2-0 loss to Hannover on Saturday.
Nico Carrera did not dress in Holstein Kiel’s 3-1 win over FC Heidenheim on Sunday.
Johan Gomez came off the bench and played 45 minutes in FSV Zwickau’s 3-2 loss to Saarbrucken on Saturday.
Yunus Musah started and played 75 minutes in Valencia’s 2-2 draw with Elche on Saturday.
Luca De La Torre dressed but did not play in Celta Vigo’s 2-1 loss to Real Sociedad on Sunday.
Samuel Shashoua did not dress in Tenerife’s 2-0 win over Granada on Sunday.
Weston McKennie started and played 90 minutes in Juventus 1-0 win over Torino on Saturday.
Sergino Dest dressed but did not play in AC Milan’s 2-1 win over Hellas Verona on Sunday.
Gianluca Busio started and played 66 minutes in Venezia’s 3-1 loss to Frosinone on Friday.
Andrija Novakovich came off the bench and played 24 minutes for Venezia.
Tanner Tessmann dressed but did not play for Venezia.
Jack DeVries did not dress for Venezia.
Anthony Fontana came off the bench and played one minute in Ascoli’s 2-0 win over Bari on Saturday.
Tim Weah came off the bench, registered TWO ASSISTS, and played 25 minutes in Lille’s 3-0 win over Strasbourg on Friday.
Erik Palmer-Brown came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Troyes 1-1 draw with AC Ajaccio on Sunday.
Folarin Balogun started and played 90 minutes in Stade Reims 0-0 draw with Lorient on Saturday.
Ricardo Pepi started and played 90 minutes in FC Groningen’s 3-0 loss to FC Twente on Sunday.
Taylor Booth started and played 71 minutes in FC Utrecht’s 6-1 loss to PSV on Sunday.
Richie Ledezma came off the bench and played 28 minutes for PSV.
Cole Bassett came off the bench and played two minutes in Fortuna Sittard’s 0-0 draw with RKC Waalwijk on Saturday.
John Brooks started and played 120 minutes in Benfica’s 5-3 shootout win over Caldas SC on Saturday.
Alex Mendez started and played 73 minutes in Vizela’s 2-1 shootout win over Penafiel on Saturday.
Joel Sonora came off the bench and played 17 minutes in Maritimo’s 4-2 loss to Mafra on Saturday. Sonora was sent off in the 94th minute for a red card offense.
Reggie Cannon did not dress in Boavista’s 1-0 loss to Machico on Sunday.
Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes in Celtic’s 5-0 win over Hibernian on Saturday.
Malik Tillman started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Rangers 2-1 win over Motherwell on Sunday.
James Sands dressed but did not play for Rangers.
Joe Efford did not dress for Motherwell.
Christian Ramirez dressed but did not play in Aberdeen’s 2-0 win over Hearts on Sunday.
Dante Polvara did not dress for Aberdeen.
Ian Harkes dressed but did not play in Dundee United’s 1-1 draw with Ross County on Saturday.
Mark McKenzie started and played 90 minutes in Genk’s 1-0 win over OH Leuven on Saturday.
Bryan Reynolds started and played 90 minutes in Westerlo’s 2-2 draw with RFC Seraing on Friday.
Marlon Fossey started and played 77 minutes in Standard Liege’s 3-0 win over Royal Antwerp on Sunday.
Sam Vines started and played 17 minutes for Royal Antwerp.
Owen Otasowie did not dress in Club Brugge’s 1-0 win over Anderlecht on Sunday.
Konrad de la Fuente did not dress in Olympiakos 2-1 loss to PAOK Thessaloniki on Monday.
Haji Wright started, scored TWO GOALS, and played 90 minutes in Antalyaspor’s 3-2 loss to Alanyaspor on Friday.
Tyler Boyd did not dress in Besiktas 2-2 draw with Trabzonspor on Sunday.
Christian Cappis came off the bench and played 23 minutes in Brondby’s 1-1 draw with FC Kobenhaven on Sunday.
Emmanuel Sabbi did not dress in Odense’s 0-0 draw with Viborg on Sunday.
Sebastian Soto did not dress in Austria Klagenfurt’s 3-1 loss to LASK on Saturday.
Ulysses Llanez started and played 65 minutes in SKN St. Poelten’s 0-0 draw with Grazer AK on Friday.
Henry Wingo did not dress in Ferencvaros 2-1 loss to Mezokovesd on Sunday.
Sam Rogers started and played 83 minutes in Rosenborg’s 3-0 win over Stromsgodset on Saturday.
Kobe Hernandez-Foster came off the bench and played one minute in HamKam’s 0-0 draw with Aalesund on Sunday.
Forrest Lasso started and played 90 minutes in Sundsvall’s 4-1 loss to Hacken on Saturday. Lasso also conceded one own goal.
Joe Corona started and played 63 minutes for Sundsvall.
Jeffrey Gal started, made EIGHT SAVES, and played 90 minutes in Degerfors 1-1 draw with Elfsborg on Friday.
Joe Gyau started and played 90 minutes for Degerfors.
Romain Gall dressed but did not play in Malmo’s 2-1 loss to Goteborg on Monday.
Josh Cohen started and played 90 minutes in Maccabi Haifa’s 1-0 win over Hapoel Hadera on Monday.
Alan Sonora came off the bench and played five minutes in Independiente’s 1-0 win over Banfield on Sunday.
Johnny Cardoso started and played 65 minutes in Internacional’s 1-0 win over Botafogo on Sunday.