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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Carter-Vickers, Adams, and more

Cameron Carter-Vickers missed U.S. men’s national team duty this month but closed out his March schedule in style with Celtic.

Carter-Vickers logged 90 minutes as Celtic defeated Livingston 3-0 away from home on Easter Sunday. The American defender excelled defensively, winning seven duels and making 12 recoveries. It has been an up-and-down campaign for Carter-Vickers but Sunday’s performance was one of his best this season. Now he will aim for a strong conclusion to the season before a potential USMNT call up this summer.

Celtic leads the SPFL table by one point over Glasgow rivals Rangers heading into next week’s head-to-head showdown at Ibrox Stadium.

In England, Tyler Adams impressed in his first Premier League start since March 2023. Haji Wright and Josh Sargent both scored in EFL Championship action.

In France, Folarin Balogun scored twice for AS Monaco.

In Germany, Joe Scally and Jordan Pefok suffered a lopsided home loss. Kevin Paredes impressed in a league win for Wolfsburg.

Elsewhere, Dante Polvara featured off the bench for Aberdeen. Sebastian Soto played off the bench in Austria.

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


England


Premier League

Antonee Robinson started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 3-3 draw with Sheffield United on Saturday.

Auston Trusty came off the bench and played five minutes for Sheffield United.

Tim Ream dressed but did not play for Fulham.

Chris Richards started and played 90 minutes in Crystal Palace’s 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

Gio Reyna came off the bench and played 30 minutes for Nottingham Forest.

Matt Turner dressed but did not play for Nottingham Forest.

Tyler Adams started and played 90 minutes in Bournemouth’s 2-1 win over Everton on Saturday.

Luca Koleosho is OUT (Injury) for Burnley.

EFL Championship

Haji Wright started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Coventry City’s 3-1 win over Huddersfield Town on Friday.

**Wright also started and played 90 minutes in Coventry’s 2-1 loss to Cardiff City on Monday.

Ethan Horvath started, made SIX SAVES, and played 90 minutes in Cardiff City’s 2-0 loss to Sunderland on Friday.

**Horvath also started, made ONE SAVE, and played 90 minutes for Cardiff City on Monday.

Josh Sargent started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Norwich City’s 2-1 win over Plymouth Argyle on Friday.

**Sargent also started and played 90 minutes in Norwich City’s 3-1 loss to Leicester City on Monday.

Duane Holmes started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Preston North End’s 3-0 win over Rotherham United on Friday.

**Holmes also started and played 90 minutes in Preston’s 1-0 loss to Birmingham City on Monday.

Reggie Cannon dressed but did not play in QPR’s 2-1 win over Birmingham City on Friday.

*Cannon dressed but did not play in QPR’s 1-0 win over Swansea City on Monday.

Lynden Gooch did not dress (Injury) in Stoke City’s 2-0 win over Hull City on Friday. He also did not dress in Stoke’s 1-1 draw with Huddersfield on Monday.

Daryl Dike is OUT FOR SEASON (Achilles injury) for West Bromwich Albion.

League One

Donovan Pines did not dress in Barnsley’s 2-0 loss to Cambridge United on Friday.

League Two

Jonathan Tomkinson came off the bench and played 11 minutes in Bradford City’s 2-0 win over Tranmere Rovers on Friday.

FA WSL Cup Final

Emily Fox started and played 120 minutes in Arsenal’s 1-0 extra time win over Chelsea on Sunday.

Catarina Macario came off the bench and played 24 minutes for Chelsea.

WSL

Kristie Mewis did not dress in West Ham United’s 0-0 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday.


Germany


Bundesliga

Joe Scally started and played 75 minutes in Borussia Moenchengladbach’s 3-0 loss to Freiburg on Saturday.

Jordan Pefok started and played 62 minutes for Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Brenden Aaronson started and played 65 minutes in Union Berlin’s 0-0 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

Timmy Chandler came off the bench and played one minute for Eintracht Frankfurt.

Kevin Paredes started and played 90 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 2-0 win over Werder Bremen on Saturday.

John Brooks is OUT (Suspension) for Hoffenheim.

Lennard Maloney is OUT (Injury) for Heidenheim.

2. Bundesliga

Johan Gomez started and played 68 minutes in Eintracht Braunschweig’s 5-0 win over Elversberg on Saturday.

Julian Green did not dress in Greuther Furth’s 1-1 draw with Hamburg on Sunday.

3. Liga

Terrence Boyd started and played 90 minutes in Waldhof Mannheim’s 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund II on Saturday.


Italy


Serie A

Weston McKennie came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Juventus 1-0 loss to Lazio on Saturday.

Tim Weah came off the bench and played 27 minutes for Juventus.

Yunus Musah came off the bench and played 27 minutes in AC Milan’s 2-1 win over Fiorentina on Saturday.

Christian Pulisic came off the bench and played 17 minutes for AC Milan.

Serie B

Tanner Tessmann started and played 90 minutes in Venezia’s 3-2 loss to Reggiana on Monday.

Gianluca Busio started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 71 minutes for Venezia.

Kristoffer Lund started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Palermo’s 4-3 loss to Pisa on Monday.

Andrija Novakovich came off the bench and played 21 minutes in Lecco’s 1-1 draw with Cittadella on Monday.

Nicholas Gioacchini came off the bench and played 18 minutes in Como’s 2-0 win over Sudtirol on Monday.


Spain


La Liga

Johnny Cardoso dressed but did not play in Real Betis 3-2 loss to Girona on Sunday.

Luca De La Torre did not dress in Celta Vigo’s 0-0 draw with Rayo Vallecano on Sunday.

Segunda Liga

Jonathan Gomez started and played 90 minutes in CD Mirandes 1-0 loss to Andorra on Saturday.

Konrad De La Fuente came off the bench, scored TWO GOALS, and played 19 minutes in Eibar’s 5-1 win over Eldense on Saturday.


France


Ligue 1

Folarin Balogun came off the bench, scored TWO GOALS, and played 24 minutes in AS Monaco’s 5-2 win over Metz on Saturday.

Emmanuel Sabbi started and played 65 minutes in Le Havre’s 2-0 loss to Clermont Foot on Sunday.


Netherlands


Eredivisie

Sergino Dest started and played 90 minutes in PSV’s 3-1 loss to NEC Nijmegen on Saturday.

Malik Tillman came off the bench and played 45 minutes for PSV.

Ricardo Pepi came off the bench and played 31 minutes for PSV.

Zach Booth started and played 90 minutes in FC Volendam’s 1-1 draw with Almere City on Sunday.

Anthony Fontana dressed but did not play in PEC Zwolle’s 3-1 loss Ajax on Sunday.

Paxten Aaronson started and played 90 minutes in Vitesse’s 2-0 loss to AZ Alkmaar on Saturday.

Taylor Booth did not dress in FC Utrecht’s 4-2 loss to Feyenoord on Sunday.

Eerste Divisie

Justin Che did not dress in ADO Den Haag’s 2-0 loss to FC Groningen on Friday.


Scotland


Premiership

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

Dante Polvara came off the bench and played 23 minutes in Aberdeen’s 2-1 win over Ross County on Saturday.


Portugal


Liga Portugal

Alex Mendez dressed but did not play in Vizela’s 4-0 loss to Casa Pia on Sunday.


Austria


Bundesliga

George Bello dressed but did not play in LASK’s 1-0 win over Austria Klagenfurt on Sunday.

Sebastian Soto came off the bench and played 15 minutes for Austria Klagenfurt.


Belgium


Pro League

Mark McKenzie and Genk host Union St. Gilloise on Monday.

Bryan Reynolds, Griffin Yow did not dress in Westerlo’s 2-0 loss to Sint-Truiden on Sunday.

Marlon Fossey started and played 85 minutes in Standard Liege’s 5-1 loss to Gent on Friday.

Gabriel Slonina and Eupen begin their relegation group schedule on April 7.


Croatia


1. HNL

Rokas Pukstas started and played 45 minutes in Hajduk Split’s 1-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb on Saturday.


Denmark


Superliagen

Jonathan Amon came off the bench and played 19 minutes in Lyngby’s 6-2 loss to Randers on Sunday.


Mexico


Liga MX

Cade Cowell started and played 73 minutes in Chivas 2-0 win over Monterrey on Saturday.

Brandon Vazquez came off the bench and played 45 minutes for Monterrey.

Alex Zendejas did not dress in Club America’s 2-1 win over Atletico San Luis on Friday.

Sebastian Saucedo did not dress in FC Juarez’s 2-1 win over Santos Laguna on Sunday.

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  1. Belatedly, thank you all so much for your replies and the thoughtful discussion. It was so encouraging, when I had actually feared that my whole post might just be deleted yet once again, for reasons unknown.

    Larry, good to know that Ives is fine at CBS, thanks. Though since none of its offerings are on my standard cable, I’ll never see anything he does unless it affects Kate Abdo (still a star who deserves a better network) and Thierry Henry when they’re on CBS for Champions League. (And in that pitifully unserious studio, I have to clench my teeth to suppress the cringe factor when flinching from all the loud interruptions — were those men brought up in a barn? — and watching all the other silly goings-on.)

    Johnnyr, thanks for the info. I won’t be going onto any of those platforms, but I’ll appreciate your analysis here all the more.

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    “… what i liked on reyna’s assist-to-assist was the speed of play. we fart around too much. he got on that ball, pass, pass, goal. even his US play seems to be like step on the ball, wait, split. which i appreciate because we often just pass for the sake of passing.”

    Thanks for that. I do realize the USMNT can’t rationally afford to go forward except fairly occasionally, and MLS / 2nd league European teams even less so. But it’s so nice for the viewers / fans when someone just takes the bit between his teeth and goes for it. Call me Postecoglou or de Zerbi. (Well, on second thought …)

    Vacqui, thanks for the cold water, but …

    As you say, no one at these top levels really _needs_ the money. If anyone were able to simply brush aside the status of salary, and be fully happy with “enough,” I would think it might be Klopp. But I sense — and I hope I’m wrong — that other issues like physical / mental health may need to come first for him in the shorter term.

    In any case, I would think he would be more altruistic toward the German national team — who, let’s face it, could also really use a spark from a coach. I used to root for them too …

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  2. “Caused for”? Larry, are you okay? Can you edit?

    I hope there are not other problems behind the scenes. In particular, have we seen Ives lately, or is he perhaps battling health or other issues? In a kind, compassionate, people-centered forum community, perhaps we would have asked about this earlier. Maybe we can still be that; but in any case, please forgive me if it has come up and I’ve just missed it. (Could there possibly be a tag / label in future for news about SBI?) Anyway, whatever might be going on, please give our best wishes to Ives, once again.

    In particular, thank you all once again for this weekly rundown. It is really helpful to people like me who don’t keep any kind of detailed statistics or Excel tables,* but who nevertheless are interested in the larger picture.

    *Unlike Johnnyr? journalist more than fan? (-;

    But more specifically: Did anyone else watch, or rewatch, the EPL Nottingham – Palace game, on USA? I did, this evening, and really enjoyed it. Chris Richards played a full 90 despite an injury concern, and Gio Reyna came on and really made a difference. The speed of play and the onfield battles and decision-making were so interesting, with Reyna and Gibbs-White both gesturing to direct play, and trying to get used to / accommodate each other. Both teams have _so much_ talent, and new coaches, Espírito Santo and Glasner, to give them a little boost. (Though Roy Hodgson seems to have done a lot for Palace, including recruitment, that he won’t get credit for. I admire and miss him.) I particularly used to like Nuno as a coach (languages! intelligence!), and I hope that as a former goalkeeper, he might be of some use to Matt Turner, even if it’s only to help him find his next club. And I hope he just keeps giving Gio a few more minutes.

    Even if many of the other USMNT European prospects are currently in 2nd leagues, their collective future looks so bright, and examples like Wright and Sargent are even more encouraging.

    (Totally on a tangent: Does anyone else think Jürgen Klopp would ever, perhaps out of sheer altruism, like to coach the USMNT? Despite the over-large NFL stadiums, the horrible grass, the soccer-uninformed American public, the too-short training camps, usw. usf.? We’ve gotten the soccer goddess Emma Hayes for the women, so why can’t we dream?)

    So overall, I’m feeling less and less bad that Apple TV has taken away our right to watch most MLS games on broadcast TV, because the one broadcast game a week has so often been, well, blah. And the Fox reporters don’t even travel to the game (the infamous gray curtain backdrop with Tony Meola and person X in front of it), there’s not a human being on the sideline, and very little happens.

    So thanks once again to NBC for their (remaining) non-streaming soccer coverage. And don’t cry for me, Leo Messi. /-;

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    • Hi there,

      Ives is good and in good health! He is working with CBS Sports and has been for some time now. That is why you might not have seen his writing her for a bit.

      We thank you for your continued support of SBI!

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    • Tejana: not a journalist just a sicko, I use the Fotmob app. There are others too that will track player and team performances. Eastdeflection that used to be a regular here has all the spreadsheets and has a much deeper knowledge of the American abroad group than I do. They are a good follow on Twitter/X if you want to know about guys in the Bulgarian 3rd Division. Ives is now the Editorial producer for the Golazo Network on Paramount+ which I’m guessing keeps him quite busy. I’ve been watching Morning Footy from Golazo when I get home from work in the afternoon, very good content. Box to Box and Attacking Third very good shows too but this sicko has a limit. I think you can watch for free on CBS Sports app and maybe some of the free TV apps. I know you aren’t big on the subscription apps.

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      • i do appreciate what they do. and i think it’s an interesting end in itself. how is this that or the other american doing abroad. that can just be an end in itself. i wish sargent and them all well. i think it helps them and the whole when we steadily push upwards and have success in better leagues. then more teams that level take chances, either on our youth players or our midcareer guys. i don’t believe it’s a complete panacea — that playing at city rubs off on everyone — but i think it can give some players a push. i also think some do ok or fail, it’s not a perfect sorting machine, and it’s often truer after the fact of the season.

        re your second division comment, to me the focus on that or numbers tends to be tv driven. it’s ironic because people can see more of them live and watch them play a whole game. which is great for actual scouting if you take it all in. but we seem bigger on analytics despite that access. reputation, who plays where, what level. which to me often ends up more complicated than it seems. how many top 5 league starters actually exist? so it’s how does a bench guy for forest compare to a starter for PSV vs. a starter for montreal vs. a bench guy in germany. then venns overlap.

        there’s been a lot of emphasis on club form which to me often dwindles into club politics. which are we rewarding this time? where they play? or who is on a hot streak?

        to me we have lost the plot a little. for example reyna and richards generally look good when they play. they were seen as among the best players in their age group teams. they are consistently sought after by top league teams. this suggests a general high opinion of their quality which generally manifests in their (limited) usage. we then proceed to try and mess that up as hard as we can by overrating some kid who plays some in the easier dutch league, of the like. i feel like our emergence in better leagues as a soccer exporter has counter-intuitively messed up our player evaluation pickers. we seem to do a lot of “following” club coaches and form — closer to box score analytics — as opposed to watch the games and scout with eyes. that and to have lost rigor in terms of ensuring player toolboxes fit some sort of scheme where the players add up to more than the sum of the parts.

        anyhow, my point is to make you feel better for watching but not obsessing about the numbers. there is some value in simply watching and being like, he’s playing a good game. or, he did something different there that the US could use. i mean what i liked on reyna’s assist-to-assist was the speed of play. we fart around too much. he got on that ball, pass, pass, goal. even his US play seems to be like step on the ball, wait, split. which i appreciate because we often just pass for the sake of passing. but i liked the tempo of that goal. slow play is just easier for defenders to see coming and position correctly.

    • re hayes/klopp, i got the definite idea that USSF’s brass decided to pay the 2 head coaches the same amount, which for women is elite money but for men is not. i am sure we had better candidates than GB or marsch. i am sure the mourinhos of the world would have wanted a lot of money. (and i am not even sure mourinho specifically has “got it” anymore, but the point is some high level guys were probably intrigued til we spelled out the intended pay range).

      if i wanted to get punchy with USSF, i feel like we’re being sandbagged. my understanding is klinsi was making in the 3ms when he was here, GB is like less than half that. so inflation is up but our salary is half. and even klinsi is kind of a second tier novelty act and not a proven elite coach. which suggests at market rates the price for what we need is above 3.

      so it’s like either the number needs to go up or as you say we need someone who simply wants a challenge. kind of a “2010s new england patriots” where folks took a paycut to play with brady and chase a ring. and even then, to be real about it, that’s a cap league and you’re signing up with a top dog already.

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      • Are you complaining about Gregg and club form or fans and club form? Gregg doesn’t really seem to care about it if you are one of the guys including Gio and Richards. Gio didn’t start because of managing minutes vs Jamaica not any sort of rating. He wasn’t 180 minutes in a window or even 150 minutes fit so decide do you want him first half or second half vs Jamaica. Balo, Weah, Musah, Reem all have either been on low form or not playing and all played important roles this window. Adams had hardly played in 12 months and played as much as he could. If you’ve proven your talent with NT, Gregg’s got you.
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        Unless watching these players is your job aka Gregg, Mikey, and Bj you still don’t have time to watch all these guys even if there is a lot of access. Nor are most fans equipped as you say to judge a player in MLS vs a player in The Championship even if they have time. And it’s still hard to watch lower European leagues Furth or Preston NE might be on ESPN+ once every three months. That’s not even thinking about a guy like Joel Imasuen who’s got 27g in 21 matches in German 5th tier and got a sub appearance in the Bundesliga this weekend because Werder has a lot of injured attacking players. Bremen II after 22 matches is a +136 in goal differential so his stats all though on paper are big obviously his entire team is at a different level than their competition (3 of the leagues top 4 goal scorers).

      • IV: club managers make much more than international managers which makes it hard for international teams to offer competitive salaries. The German FA president recently said Klopp makes over 50 million a year (26 million just salary) in salary and Liverpool related endorsements, Germany nor any NT could compete with that. Klopp also said he’s taking a sabbatical and won’t coach anywhere next year but we’ll see on that part. Flick at Qatar made around 7.5 million so that number is quite a ways off. I also don’t imagine money was the issue with candidates for USA. We have more talent than maybe ever but the talent gap is still very significant from top 8 countries to the US. The US could have afforded say Roberto Martinez but he’s got better players for Portugal. Bielsa has better players in Uruguay. These guys want to win they don’t need more money.

      • ” it’s like either the number needs to go up or as you say we need someone who simply wants a challenge. kind of a “2010s new england patriots” where folks took a paycut to play with brady and chase a ring. and even then, to be real about it, that’s a cap league and you’re signing up with a top dog already.”

        Comparing Hayes’ job and the USMNT job is comparing a nuclear powered submarine to an amusement park paddle boat.

        Emma had won about everything she could. Taking the US job was the equivalent of a man taking the Brazil job.

        The USMNT are not the prime era Pats. You took less to sign with the Belichic because it might be your best chance to get a very elusive Ring.

        Show me the Super Bowl ring equivalent a manager gets for managing the USMNT? Show me the Ex- USMNT manager who used the job as a stepping stone to bigger and better things, like for example, being the manager of Real Madrid or a top 4 EPL club? Give me the proof that the USMNT job will lead to bigger and better things for any of the big names mentioned?

        The current USMNT roster is not now and is not likely to be, by 2026,anything other than a promising upset special, as long as they can get a few breaks. And by that I mean just getting to the semis.

        And winning the World Cup in 2026? There is probable and then there is possible.

        Winning it is possible but it’s not probable. And guess what?

        Getting to the semis? And winning the whole thing? Both somewhat improbable.

        As things stand with the talent pool, I’m not convinced that having any of your big names in the technical area increases the USMNT’s chances a whole lot.

        If this team strikes fear into any team, it is the inferior teams who fear the USMNT because they will be worn down by us.

        The better teams respect the USMNT but aren’t afraid of them.

        The point is none of the coveted big names are going to look at our talent pool and start drooling.
        The good teams in past World Cups have not been afraid of the USMNT and they won’t be afraid of this edition either. We don’t yet have the players.

  3. It’s Monday and once again the article is not available. You folks do this a lot. It’s sloppy and lazy. It makes me LESS likely to be a paying customer.

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