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Americans Abroad Player of the Week: Tanner Tessmann

Serie B side Venezia are continuing their push for promotion this season and Tanner Tessmann helped them to a crucial three points on Sunday.

Tessmann scored twice on Sunday as Venezia defeated Brescia 2-0, staying in touching distance of the top-two. The U.S. men’s national team midfielder earned SBI Player of the Week honors due to his stellar performance.

Tessmann broke the deadlock in the 20th minute, slotting home a right-footed effort into the bottom-left corner. It marked his first goal since December 23 and his fifth goal overall this season.

After propelling Venezia into the lead, Tessmann sealed three points by scoring ahead of stoppage time. His left-footed strike following a corner kick handed Venezia its 18th league victory of the campaign.

Venezia has five matches remaining this season and is three points out of second place Como.

Here is a look at some of the other top Americans Abroad performers from this past week:

Johnny Cardoso

Johnny Cardoso’s strong run in the Real Betis squad continued Friday.

Cardoso helped Manuel Pellegrini’s men snap their four-match losing streak by earning a 2-1 victory over Celta Vigo. The USMNT midfielder played 90 minutes, won five duels, and drew three fouls, excelling once again in the heart of midfield.

Real Betis continues to push for European Football next season and Cardoso’s impact could help push them over the line.

Gio Reyna

Nottingham Forest manager Nuno Espírito Santo rewarded Gio Reyna with his first Premier League start and Reyna did not disappoint.

Reyna assisted once in Nottingham Forest’s 2-2 home draw with Wolves, excelling in 71 minutes of action. The USMNT attacker’s corner kick was headed home by Morgan Gibbs-White in first-half stoppage time.

He also impressive in the final third by leading all players with three chances created.

George Bello

LASK earned a vital league win over Red Bull Salzburg on Friday with George Bello excelling at left back.

Bello registered one assist as LASK claimed a 3-1 home victory over the league-leaders. He won five duels, created two offensive chances, and made one interception as LASK earned a first league win over Salzburg since October 2023.

Cameron Carter-Vickers

Celtic remains top of the SPFL table thanks to Cameron Carter-Vickers’ continued presence in the backline.

Carter-Vickers helped Celtic defeat St. Mirren 3-0 on Saturday, winning the most duels (9), drawing the most fouls (4), and completing the most passes (98). The 26-year-old defender has remained vital to Celtic’s defense this season as the reigning champions sit four points clear of rivals Rangers.

What did you think of these individual performances this past week? Was there anyone left off the list that you would’ve added?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. I wonder why Bello hasn’t been with the U23s. He’s age eligible and has a good season with one of the better teams in Austria. I think he’s playing more WB than LB, or maybe LASK won’t release him?


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