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Yanks Abroad: Gooch scores in FA Cup

Recapping the past week for the Americans playing in leagues around the globe.

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The Yanks were pretty quiet this past week with many players out of the lineup for various reasons. But Lynden Gooch continued his solid season with a nice goal in FA Cup action plus Haji Wright and Jan George got in the action in Germany. The players will now either have a week off or they are reporting for duty as the international break begins.


Lynden Gooch
Gooch was on the score-sheet again in Sunderland’s 2-0 win over Port Vale in the FA Cup. It was well taken in a tight space and it is clear the guy is playing with confidence right now. VIDEO

DeAndre Yedlin
Newcastle United picked up their second straight win over the weekend against Bournemouth by a final of 2-1. Yedlin had several good moments including a great give-and-go to set up the first goal. There was also a brilliant moment he had in tracking back as well when he stole the ball in stride without even making a tackle. He completed 20 out of 30 passes on the day. VIDEO

Eric Lichaj
Although he completed just 58% of his passes, Lichaj played a really solid 90 minutes in Hull City’s 3-3 draw with Birmingham. He was successful with four out five tackles, contributed two interceptions, five clearances, and added two key passes on the other end.

Antonee Robinson
The Wigan Athletic man, on loan from Everton of course, went 90 minutes in a 2-0 loss to Middlesbrough. He was 26/34 passing and credited with three key passes.

Geoff Cameron
The 33-year-old has been playing well for Queens Park Rangers in the Championship as of late, but was far from his best on Saturday. He went 90 minutes as QPR beat Brentford 3-2. Cameron completed just 17 out of 34 passes with one shot off target. He was dispossessed once and he lost four out of five duels.


Jann-Christopher George
George got an assist for Jahn Regensburg in a 3-2 win over Magdeburg. He sent in a nice curling corner kick right at the top of the six yard box for a free header. VIDEO

Haji Wright
The 20-year-old started and scored a goal for the Schalke U23’s over the weekend.

John Brooks
The Wolfsburg defender played 90 minutes in a 2-1 loss at Hannover. Brooks completed 90% of his passes (64 out of 71) and eight out of 11 long balls. He’s been very good in that regard this season, sitting at 87% on the year. He also picked up a yellow card in the 93rd minute.

Weston McKennie
Coming of the bench for the final 25 minutes, McKennie got 20 touches and completed 66% of his passes (one key pass). He did was he was put in there for, winning five duels and losing just one.

Fabian Johnson
He got a quick 21 minutes off the bench in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s 3-1 win over Werder Bremen. Johnson got just 11 touches and completed three out of six passes.

Julian Green
Green got the start Gruether Furth’s 4-0 loss at Union Berlin, but was subbed out after 59 minutes. He completed 88% of his passes and was on target with two of three shots.


Kenny Saief
Saief came off the bench for the final eight minutes as Anderlecht beat Gent 2-0.

Ethan Horvath
The 23-year-old keeper got the 2-1 win over Sporting Charleroi with Club Brugge. They are sitting in 2nd place, four points behind Genk.

Brendan Hines-Ike
He went 90 minutes for Kortrijk in a 2-0 loss to Standard Liege.


Erik Palmer-Brown
After riding the bench for the month of October, EPB received two straight starts for a struggling NAC Breda. They’re in dead last right now with just eight points on the season. Saturday was another loss, this time at FC Emmen by a final of 2-0. He completed 56 out of 60 passes and had two clearances and an interception, but lost six out of nine duels.


Romain Gall
Gall went 62 minutes before getting subbed out of Malmö FF’s 2-0 win over Elfsborg. He was 16 of 19 passing (two key passes) but lost nine duels and was dispossessed three times.


Emmanuel Sabbi
20-year-old Sabbi got the start and played 84 minutes in Hobro’s 1-0 win over Vendsyssel FF. He completed 61% of his passes and had just one shot that was off target. He was also dispossessed three times.


Kekuta Manneh
Manneh went 67 minutes for St. Gallen in a 3-2 loss to Young Boys.


William Yarbrough
Yarbrough was between the sticks for Leon’s 1-0 loss to Chivas.

Ventura Alvarado
The 26-year-old defender played 90 minutes as Necaxa drew with Monterrey 1-1.

Omar Gonzalez
The center-back went 90 minutes for Atlas in a 0-0 draw with Pachuca.