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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Booth, Wright, and more

Taylor Booth is flying right now and FC Utrecht is benefitting greatly from it.

Booth scored a brace on Sunday in Utrecht’s 4-0 Eredivisie victory over Fortuna Sittard, continuing his stellar run of form. The 22-year-old broke the deadlock in the 21st minute after slotting home Sam Lammers’ through ball pass for a 1-0 lead. After FC Utrecht extended its lead to 2-0 later in the match, Booth added his second goal of the match in the 75th minute.

His right-footed strike nestled into the bottom-left corner for a 3-0 Utrecht advantage. Lammers added a fourth and final goal of the match as Utrecht moved to 10th in the league standings.

Booth now has five goals in his last two appearances for FC Utrecht, which has helped lead to back-to-back victories. Up next is a trip to FC Twente on Feb. 18. as FC Utrecht seeks to extend its winning streak.

In England, Haji Wright registered a brace in Coventry City’s comeback win over Millwall. Josh Sargent also found the back of the net this weekend.

In Germany, Lennard Maloney scored his first Bundesliga goal for Heidenheim.

In Spain, Johnny Cardoso assisted once in Real Betis’ victory over Cadiz. Luca De La Torre featured for Celta Vigo.

Elsewhere, Paxten Aaronson made his debut for Vitesse. Brandon Vazquez did not feature for Monterrey. Dante Polvara assisted once in Aberdeen’s Scottish Cup win. Gabriel Slonina and Eupen suffered a heavy loss to Club Brugge.

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


England


Premier League

Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 3-1 win over Bournemouth on Saturday.

Chris Richards started and played 90 minutes in Crystal Palace’s 3-1 loss to Chelsea on Monday.

Gio Reyna came off the bench and played 17 minutes in Nottingham Forest’s 3-2 loss to Newcastle United on Saturday.

Auston Trusty dressed but did not play in Sheffield United’s 3-1 win over Luton Town on Saturday.

Matt Turner dressed but did not play for Nottingham Forest.

Tyler Adams is OUT (Injury) for AFC Bournemouth.

Luca Koleosho is OUT (Injury) for Burnley.

EFL Championship

Haji Wright started, scored TWO GOALS, and played 90 minutes in Coventry City’s 2-1 win over Millwall on Sunday.

Josh Sargent started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 66 minutes in Norwich City’s 2-2 draw with QPR on Saturday.

Reggie Cannon started and played 90 minutes for QPR.

Lynden Gooch started and played 60 minutes in Stoke City’s 3-1 loss to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

Daryl Dike came off the bench and played 10 minutes in West Bromwich Albion’s 2-2 draw with Ipswich Town on Saturday. Dike left the match with an apparent injury.

Duane Holmes did not dress in Preston North End’s 2-0 win over Cardiff City on Saturday.

Ethan Horvath dressed but did not play for Cardiff City.

League One

Donovan Pines dressed but did not play in Barnsley’s 2-1 win over Leyton Orient on Saturday.

League Two

Jonathan Tomkinson started and played 90 minutes in Bradford City’s 1-0 win over Wrexham on Saturday.

FA Women’s Cup

Emily Fox started and played 90 minutes in Arsenal’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City on Sunday.

Mia Fishel, Catarina Macario did not dress in Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.


Germany


Bundesliga

Lennard Maloney started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Heidenheim’s 2-1 win over Werder Bremen on Saturday.

Kevin Paredes started and played 74 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 1-0 loss to Union Berlin on Saturday.

Brenden Aaronson came off the bench and played 31 minutes for Union Berlin.

Jordan Pefok started and played 45 minutes in Borussia Moenchengladbach’s 0-0 draw with Darmstadt on Saturday.

Joe Scally came off the bench and played 18 minutes for Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Timmy Chandler dressed but did not play in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 1-1 draw with Bochum on Saturday.

John Brooks did not dress (Suspended) in Hoffenheim’s 1-1 draw with Cologne on Sunday.

2. Bundesliga

Julian Green started and played 90 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 2-1 loss to Hertha Berlin on Sunday.

Johan Gomez started and played 59 minutes in Eintracht Braunschweig’s 2-0 win over Karlsruher on Saturday.

3. Liga

Terrence Boyd started and played 90 minutes in Waldhof Mannheim’s 3-1 loss to Elm on Saturday.


Italy


Serie A

Christian Pulisic started and played 81 minutes in AC Milan’s 1-0 win over Napoli on Sunday.

Yunus Musah came off the bench and played 25 minutes for AC Milan.

Weston McKennie started and played 90 minutes in Juventus 1-0 loss to Udinese on Monday.

Tim Weah started and played 61 minutes for Juventus.

Serie B

Andrija Novakovich started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Lecco’s 3-1 loss to Bari on Saturday.

Gianluca Busio started and played 88 minutes in Venezia’s 3-0 win over Sudtirol on Saturday.

Tanner Tessmann did not dress for Venezia.

Kristoffer Lund started and played 86 minutes in Palermo’s 2-1 win over FeralpiSalo on Saturday.

Nicholas Gioacchini came off the bench and played 10 minutes in Como’s 1-0 win over Brescia on Friday.


Spain


La Liga

Luca De La Torre started and played 90 minutes in Celta Vigo’s 3-2 loss to Getafe on Sunday.

Johnny Cardoso started, registered ONE ASSIST, and played 90 minutes in Real Betis 2-0 win over Cadiz on Friday.

Segunda Liga

Jonathan Gomez started and played 90 minutes in CD Mirandes 1-0 loss to FC Cartagena on Sunday.

Konrad De La Fuente did not dress in Eibar’s 1-0 win over Real Zaragoza on Sunday.


France


Ligue 1

Emmanuel Sabbi started and played 65 minutes in Le Havre’s 1-0 loss to Rennes on Sunday.

Folarin Balogun came off the bench and played 10 minutes in AS Monaco’s 3-2 win over Nice on Sunday.


Netherlands


Eredivisie

Taylor Booth started, scored TWO GOALS, and played 90 minutes in FC Utrecht’s 4-0 win over Fortuna Sittard on Sunday.

Sergino Dest started and played 77 minutes in PSV’s 5-1 win over FC Volendam on Sunday.

Malik Tillman came off the bench and played 13 minutes for PSV.

Ricardo Pepi came off the bench, scored ONE GOAL, and played 13 minutes for PSV.

Zach Booth started and played 90 minutes for FC Volendam.

Paxten Aaronson started and played 90 minutes in Vitesse Arnhem’s 3-2 loss to Heracles on Saturday.

Anthony Fontana dressed but did not play in PEC Zwolle’s 1-1 draw with Go Ahead Eagles on Sunday.

Eerste Divisie

Justin Che started and played 85 minutes in ADO Den Haag’s 3-0 win over Den Bosch on Sunday.


Scotland


Scottish Cup

Dante Polvara started, registered ONE ASSIST, and played 90 minutes in Aberdeen’s 2-0 win over Saturday host Bonnyrigg Rose on Saturday.

Cameron Carter-Vickers did not dress in Celtic’s 2-0 win over St. Mirren on Sunday.


Portugal


Liga Portugal

Alex Mendez and Vizela are off until Tuesday, Feb. 13.


Belgium


Pro League

Mark McKenzie started and played 90 minutes in Genk’s 1-1 draw with Mechelen on Sunday.

Bryan Reynolds started and played 90 minutes in Westerlo’s 2-1 loss to Union St. Gilloise on Saturday.

Griffin Yow started and played 83 minutes for Westerlo.

Gabriel Slonina started, made TWO SAVES, and played 90 minutes in Eupen’s 4-0 loss to Club Brugge on Saturday.

Marlon Fossey started and played 78 minutes in Standard Liege’s 1-0 win over OH Leuven on Saturday.


Croatia


1. HNL

Rokas Pukstas started and played 90 minutes in Hajduk Split’s 4-0 win over Slaven Belupo on Sunday.


Austria


Bundesliga

George Bello started and played 90 minutes in LASK’s 2-2 draw with Austria Klagenfurt on Sunday.

Sebastian Soto started and played 71 minutes forAustria Klagenfurt.


Mexico


Liga MX

Alex Zendejas started and played 63 minutes in Club America’s 1-0 win over Club Leon on Saturday.

Cade Cowell came off the bench and played 27 minutes in Chivas 2-1 win over FC Juarez on Saturday.

Sebastian Saucedo dressed but did not play for FC Juarez.

Brandon Vazquez did not dress in Monterrey’s 3-2 win over Pachuca on Saturday.

Comments

  1. Three major issues to sort out before the Nations League:

    1. No reliable goalkeeper, with Slonina the only one getting regular minutes, albeit on a bad team. If Turner starts, opponents will know to harass him with the ball at his feet.

    2. Who starts up top? Right now it’s Sargent’s to lose, only because when was the last time Pepi went a full 45, let alone 90? Maybe Vasquez?

    3. Most of the guys on our roster are not starting: Musah, Weah, Reyna, the aforementioned Pepi. Match fitness will surely catch up to us in the 2nd game.

    Depth charts posted a few months ago are waaaay off.

    Reply
    • If current performance is the indicator of selection for NL, then Sargent, Wright and Pepi are the choice for strikers. I do not see a path for Balogen at this time.

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      • PN, rosters selections are based on club form and past performances for the National team. Pretty sure, when healthy, Balogan is the first choice.

    • No need to over think things. This isn’t the 1980s the guys aren’t out 6 nights a week painting the town. They’re in shape to play 2 games in a week. If it’s a guy like Paxten Aaronson that has never done much with NT, club playing time matters. If it’s someone like Weah, he’s fine don’t overthink it and put in an unknown just because he scored recently in Scotland, Mexico, or the Netherlands. MLS will have a couple matches in, you don’t want Ferreira starting over Pepi just because he scored on Austin and San Jose.

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    • I am not too worried about opponents knowing to harass Turner with the ball at his
      feet because they already know to harass our entire back line with the ball at their feet. As a whole our team can barely play the ball out of the back against CONCACAF opposition as it is. Gregg needs to abandon this facet of the game or at the very least mix it up so our opponents can’t automatically default to their game plan.

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