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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Richards, Wright, and more

Chris Richards made his return for Crystal Palace on Sunday and enjoyed a great result with his teammates against London rivals West Ham United.

Richards played 90 minutes as the Eagles defeated the Hammers 5-2 at Selhurst Park. The U.S. men’s national team defender won five duels, made three recoveries, and completed 94% of his passes as Oliver Glasner’s squad jumped to 14th place in the league table.

After missing the last two matches through injury, Richards was solid defensively in his club return. The 24-year-old has now made 25 combined appearances for the Eagles this season and will seek a strong end of the season before potential USMNT duty.

Crystal Palace next hosts Newcastle United on April 24 in South London.

In England, Haji Wright scored at Wembley but Coventry City exited the FA Cup. Josh Sargent assisted once for Norwich City.

In Italy, Gianluca Busio delivered the winning goal for Venezia.

In Spain, Johnny Cardoso and Luca De La Torre both enjoyed victories with their clubs.

Elsewhere, Folarin Balogun started in Monaco’s Ligue 1 win. Mark McKenzie and Genk earned three points. Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic advanced to the Scottish Cup Final. Alex Zendejas and Club America lost at Pumas. Joe Scally assisted once for Borussia Moenchengladbach.

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


Women’s Champions League

Catarina Macario came off the bench and played 17 minutes in Chelsea’s 1-0 first leg win over Barcelona on Saturday.


Premier League

Chris Richards started and played 90 minutes in Crystal Palace’s 5-2 win over West Ham United on Sunday.

Anton Robinson started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 3-1 loss to Liverpool on Sunday.

Tim Ream dressed but did not play for Fulham.

Auston Trusty started and played 90 minutes in Sheffield United’s 4-1 loss to Burnley on Saturday.

Gio Reyna started and played 53 minutes in Nottingham Forest’s 2-0 loss to Everton on Sunday.

Matt Turner dressed but did not play for Nottingham Forest.

Tyler Adams did not dress (Injury) in Bournemouth’s 3-1 loss to Aston Villa on Sunday.

Luca Koleosho is OUT (Injury) for Burnley.

FA Cup

Haji Wright started and played 90 minutes in Coventry City’s 3-2 loss to Manchester United on Sunday.

EFL Championship

Ethan Horvath started, made SEVEN SAVES, and played 90 minutes in Cardiff City’s 2-1 win over Southampton on Saturday.

Josh Sargent started, registered ONE ASSIST, and played 90 minutes in Norwich City’s 1-1 draw with Bristol City on Saturday.

Reggie Cannon dressed but did not play in QPR’s 1-0 win over Preston North End on Saturday.

Duane Holmes came off the bench and played 11 minutes for Preston North End.

Lynden Gooch did not dress (Injury) in Stoke City’s 3-0 win over Plymouth Argyle on Saturday.

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

League One

Donovan Pines did not dress in Barnsley’s 3-2 loss to Blackpool on Saturday.

League Two

Jonathan Tomkinson came off the bench and played 17 minutes in Bradford City’s 3-2 win over Walsall on Saturday.


Emily Fox started and played 90 minutes in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Leicester City on Sunday.



Brenden Aaronson started and played 90 minutes in Union Berlin’s 5-1 loss to Bayern Munich on Saturday.

Lennard Maloney started and played 54 minutes in Heidenheim’s 2-1 loss to RB Leipzig on Saturday.

Kevin Paredes came off the bench and played 25 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 1-0 win over Bochum on Saturday.

John Brooks came off the bench and played 19 minutes in Hoffenheim’s 4-3 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday.

Joe Scally came off the bench, registered ONE ASSIST, and played 21 minutes for Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Jordan Pefok did not dress (Injury) for Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Timmy Chandler dressed but did not play in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 3-1 win over Augsburg on Friday.

2. Bundesliga

Johan Gomez started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 61 minutes in Eintracht Braunschweig’s 3-0 win over Osnabruck on Saturday.

Julian Green did not dress (Injury) in Greuther Furth’s 1-0 loss to Fortuna Dusseldorf on Saturday.

3. Liga

Terrence Boyd started and played 90 minutes in Waldhof Mannheim’s 2-0 loss to Essen on Sunday.


Serie A

Christian Pulisic started and played 90 minutes in AC Milan’s 2-1 loss to Inter Milan on Monday.

Yunus Musah started and played 77 minutes for AC Milan.

Tim Weah started and played 68 minutes in Juventus 2-2 draw with Cagliari on Friday.

Weston McKennie came off the bench and played 22 minutes for Juventus.

Serie B

Gianluca Busio started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Venezia’s 2-1 win over Lecco on Saturday.

Andrija Novakovich started and played 75 minutes for Lecco.

Tanner Tessmann started and played 90 minutes for Venezia.

Kristoffer Lund started and played 90 minutes in Palermo’s 0-0 draw with Parma on Friday.

Nicholas Gioacchini came off the bench and played 22 minutes in Como’s 5-2 win over FeralpiSalo on Saturday.


La Liga

Johnny Cardoso started and played 89 minutes in Real Betis 2-1 win over Valencia on Saturday.

Luca De La Torre came off the bench and played 12 minutes in Celta Vigo’s 4-1 win over Las Palmas on Saturday.

Segunda Liga

Jonathan Gomez started and played 90 minutes in CD Mirandes 2-1 win over Burgos on Sunday.

Konrad De La Fuente came off the bench and played 23 minutes in Eibar’s 2-0 win over Alcorcon on Sunday.


Ligue 1

Emmanuel Sabbi started and played 90 minutes in Le Havre’s 1-0 loss to Metz on Sunday.

Folarin Balogun started and played 85 minutes in AS Monaco’s 2-0 win over Brest on Sunday.



Ricardo Pepi, Malik Tillman, Sergino Dest and PSV are off until April 25.

Paxten Aaronson and Vitesse are off until April 28.

Zach Booth and FC Volendam are off until April 28.

Anthony Fontana and PEC Zwolle are off until April 28.

Taylor Booth and FC Utrecht are off until April 28.

Eerste Divisie

Justin Che did not dress in ADO Den Haag’s 1-1 draw with FC Eindhoven on Saturday.


Scottish Cup Semifinals

Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 120 minutes in Celtic’s 6-5 penalty shootout win over Aberdeen on Saturday.

Dante Polvara started and played 79 minutes for Aberdeen.


Liga Portugal

Alex Mendez dressed but did not play in Vizela’s 2-1 loss to Braga on Saturday.



George Bello started and played 90 minutes in LASK’s 3-1 loss to Hartberg on Sunday.

Sebastian Soto came off the bench and played 17 minutes in Austria Klagenfurt’s 4-2 loss to Red Bull Salzburg on Sunday.


Pro League

Mark McKenzie started and played 90 minutes in Genk’s 2-1 win over Anderlecht on Saturday.

Bryan Reynolds started and played 90 minutes in Westerlo’s 3-3 draw with Standard Liege on Saturday.

Griffin Yow started, scored one PENALTY KICK GOAL, and played 70 minutes for Westerlo.

Marlon Fossey did not dress for Standard Liege.

Gabriel Slonina started, made SIX SAVES, and played 90 minutes in Eupen’s 1-0 loss to Sporting Charleroi on Sunday.


1. HNL

Rokas Pukstas started and played 90 minutes in Hajduk Split’s 1-0 win over Slaven Belupo on Saturday.



Jonathan Amon started and played 83 minutes in Lyngby’s 2-1 loss to Viborg on Sunday.

Christian Cappis did not dress in Brondby’s 2-1 win over Midtjylland on Sunday.



Henry Wingo dressed but did not play in Ferencvaros 0-0 draw with Kisvarda on Saturday.



Sam Rogers dressed but did not play in HamKam’s 1-0 loss to Stromsgodset on Sunday.


Liga MX

Alex Zendejas started and played 81 minutes in Club America’s 2-1 loss to Pumas UNAM on Saturday.

Brandon Vazquez came off the bench and played 29 minutes in Monterrey’s 2-0 loss to Club Leon on Saturday.

Cade Cowell dressed but did not play in Chivas 2-0 win over Queretaro on Saturday.


  1. I didn’t watch the Coventry FA cup match, but from the reports it sounds like Haji W is making a good contribution against EPL clubs. And, he is Coventry’s designated PK taker. That is a good sign. If I were the USMNT manager, I might find a place on the squad list for him, just in case we have any PKs to decide a knock-out tie.

      • I’m not sure, their competition is so far below their level in the 5th division. Joel’s best season before this was 10g in the U19s for Victoria Berlin. I’ve seen some highlights but they’re sparse. For comparison Sanogo has 5g in the 4th division but appears injured again. Haji is the only name I can remember in the 5th division and he had 14g in 22 matches in 18/19. Probably too late for Joel joining U23s since he’s never been with any age group. Also he might not even be interested, but hopefully we’re checking.

      • Definitely seems like a player Werder may bring in for the first team next year. Will be interesting to see his progression and if he decides to rep the US. Would be kind of crazy if he comes out of nowhere and starts to produce for Bremens first team and finds himself a candidate for the World Cup team.

  2. Cole Campbell 2g for BvB U19s. Played as a #10 today according to Transfermkt. When the Dfb releases the goal highlight video tomorrow we can confirm that.

      • Ha ha, I don’t think so. Gio as a 17 yr old with BvB U19s 8g 9a in 16 matches. Cole 6g 10a in 26 matches. Gio only played half a season with the U19s before they moved him. Cole’s having a good season but Dortmund has a lot of young attacking talent between him and first team minutes. I saw him against Morocco U20s, he’s definitely got some swagger and skill (Luna would be the closest comparison with the last U20 cycle). U20 qualifying is around the same time as Olympics and club preseason so not sure where he’ll be in late July. I think USSF would like him with U20s but could sneak onto Olympics if enough attackers are injured or not released.

    • Further US dual nats in Germany Joel Imasuen scored 2 more this week in the Bremen-Liga (5th level). They’ve clinched first place and average a 5 goal victory margin each week. Joel has 33g on the season. They are 26-0-0. I have no idea if anyone from US Soccer has been in touch with this kid.

  3. Wow Forest completely losing their minds. Posted official statement blasting the FA for allowing a Luton fan to be the VAR. Two were obvious penalties and the third one is regularly given, but still to publicly accuse the VAR is a huge step. FA not investigating the shambolic officiating but instead investigating NF for their statement.

    • I wouldn’t call it that. They are certainly within their rights to speak to what may be inequitable adjudication of the match. It’s pretty egregious that that mentioned this and ask for a response early in the week ONLY for that position to burn them on Sunday.

      • There are proper channels for that though. You don’t feed into the internet conspiracies in the public space. Bottom line two of them shouldn’t even have needed VAR to step in. What was the match ref doing?

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