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Americans Abroad Midweek Rewind: Macario, Wright, and more

Catarina Macario’s production in the Chelsea squad this year continued on Wednesday night despite Emma Hayes’ squad suffering a major setback in their quest to lift the WSL title.

Macario assisted once in Chelsea’s 4-3 league loss to Liverpool, logging 90 minutes from her forward position. The U.S. women’s national team forward now has three assists across all competitions since her return to action for the defending league champions. Macario’s corner kick in the ninth minute was finished by Aggie Beever-Jones for a 1-0 Blues advantage, however Liverpool would storm back to claim all three points at home.

Macario will hope to play a vital role in Chelsea’s final three league matches of the season, knowing a perfect run is needed to edge Manchester City to the title. The Citizens sit six points clear of Chelsea in the standings and could clinch the title Sunday with three points against Arsenal, paired with Chelsea dropping points against Bristol City.

In England, Haji Wright scored once for Coventry City. Catarina Macario assisted once in Chelsea’s WSL loss to Liverpool.

In Italy, Tanner Tessmann went the distance for Venezia, but the Serie B side lost to Catanzaro.

In CONCACAF, Both Alex Zendejas and Brandon Vazquez suffered Champions Cup elimination.

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


England


Championship

Haji Wright started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Coventry City’s 2-1 loss to Ipswich Town on Tuesday.

WSL

Catarina Macario started, registered ONE ASSIST, and played 90 minutes in Chelsea’s 4-3 loss to Liverpool on Wednesday.


Italy


Serie B

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

Gianluca Busio started and played 71 minutes for Venezia.

Kristoffer Lund started and played 90 minutes in Palermo’s 1-0 loss to Spezia on Wednesday.

Andrija Novakovich started and played 56 minutes in Lecco’s 1-0 loss to Sampdoria on Wednesday.

Nicholas Gioacchini dressed but did not play in Como’s 2-1 win over Cittadella on Wednesday.


International


CONCACAF Champions Cup

Alex Zendejas started and played 68 minutes in Club America’s 2-1 second leg loss to Pachuca on Tuesday. Pachuca advanced 3-2 on aggregate.

Brandon Vazquez came off the bench and played 36 minutes in Monterrey’s 3-1 second leg loss to Columbus Crew on Wednesday. Columbus advanced 5-2 on aggregate.

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