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Yanks Abroad: Miazga’s Match Winner

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There was A LOT of action to get to as the international break ended and club football was back this past weekend. We have seven goals and three assists on the list today, plus Zack Steffen came up with quite the accomplishment in the Bundesliga.

Let’s see what happend with the Yanks Abroad this past week:


Matt Miazga

Reading avoided the relegation zone with Miazga’s winner in the 97th minute. He picked up a yellow card for excessive celebration but hey, some moments just call for a leap into the stands. With the winner and a 1-0 shutout, he was Man of the Match for both FotMob & WhoScored.

FotMob: 7.8 | WhoScored: 7.7
1 chance created | 1/1 shots on target | 55% passing | 6/13 duels

Martha Thomas

The Hammers’ #9 scored the first of two goals in stoppage time to extend a Continental League Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur, although West Ham United eventually lost in penalty kicks. The highlights of this wild one are worth the watch, especially for the fantastic goal from Thomas. HIGHLIGHTS

Adrienne Jordan

She scored in the 59th minute as Birmingham City eliminated Leicester City from the League Cup.

Christian Pulisic

Coming off the bench in the 64th minute of Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Newcastle United, Pulisic had a great day and even set up the match winner. He was also robbed an assist as well (by DeAndre Yedlin... see below). It hasn’t necessarily been the dream USMNT fans were hoping for so far but Lampard is happy with the young American. ALL TOUCHES

FotMob:6.1 | WhoScored: 6.4
1 chance created | 1/1 shots on target | 89% passing | 2/6 duels

DeAndre Yedlin

Yedlin was on the other end of that 1-0 loss for Newcastle United. That was the only goal scored in the two matches (vs Chelsea & Manchester United) he’s played all 90 minutes since returning from injury. Check out the ridiculous clearance below to save a goal and take an assist away from Pulisic.

FotMob: 6.6 | WhoScored: 7
3/4 tackles | 68% passing | 6/9 duels

Tim Ream

The centerback completed 97 passes, the most of any player, as Fulham fell at Stoke City by a 2-0 final score. Fulham are in 10th place with 19 points so far in their return to the second tier. HIGHLIGHTS

FotMob: 6.5 | WhoScored: 6.4
96% passing | 3/4 duels | 3 clearances | 1/1 dribble

Cameron Carter-Vickers

Stoke City and CCV got just their second win of the season against Ream’s Fulham. That puts them next to last in the Championship. HIGHLIGHTS

FotMob: 7.2 | WhoScored: 7.1
2/2 tackles | 72% passing | 4/5 duels | 5 clearances | 1 interception

Antonee Robinson

The left back was the highest rated player for both FotMob & WhoScored as Wigan Athletic got the 1-0 shutout at home against Nottingham Forrest. He had five successful tackles, the most in the match. HIGHLIGHTS

FotMob: 8 | WhoScored: 7.9
2 chances created | 67% passing | 9/14 duels | 2/3 dribbles | 5/6 tackles | 3 clearances | 3 interceptions | dispossessed once

Eric Lichaj

Wearing the Captain’s armband, Lichaj went 90 minutes in a 3-2 loss at the hands of Geoff Cameron’s Queens Park Rangers. He was forced give up a penalty kick after being beaten for pace that leveled the match at 2-2. HIGHLIGHTS (Penalty at 9:15)

FotMob: 6.1 | WhoScored: 6.2
1 chance created | 66% passing | 5/10 duels | 1/2 tackles | 2 clearances | 3 interceptions

Duane Holmes

Derby County were shutout 3-0 at Charlton Athletic on Saturday with Holmes subbing on in the 60th minute. HIGHLIGHTS

FotMob: 5.7 | WhoScored: 6.1
1 chance created | 75% passing | 2/7 duels | 1/1 tackle | 0/2 dribbles

Geoff Cameron

34-year-old Cameron played all 90 minutes for Queens Park Rangers in a 3-2 win over Lichaj and Hull City. HIGHLIGHTS

FotMob: 6.9 | WhoScored: 7.2
78% passing | 8/15 duels | 3/4 tackles | 4 clearances | 2 interceptions


Josh Sargent

It may have taken a heavy deflection, but Sargent will gladly take his second goal of the Bundesliga season for Werder Bremen. The goal would earn them an eventual draw against visiting Hertha Berlin. The point puts Bremen in 12th place with nine points.

FotMob: 7.2 | WhoScored: 7.1
1 chance created | 67% passing | 1/1 shot on target | 2/8 duels | 1 clearance

Terrence Boyd

Boyd has enjoyed a good season so far and he added his sixth goal and first assist in a 4-0 Hallescher FC win at Waldof Mannheim. HIGHLIGHTS

FotMob: 7.2 | WhoScored: 7.1
78% passing | 8/15 duels | 3/4 tackles | 4 clearances | 2 interceptions

Zack Steffen

The 24-year-old got the first shutout in the Bundesliga for an American keeper since Kasey Keller did it for Gladbach in 2007 as Fortuna Düsseldorf got the 1-0 win. Great accomplishment on a very underwhelming performance. But if he continues on the path he is on then there will be plenty more to come!

FotMob: 6.9 | WhoScored: 6.7
1 save | 60% passing | 4/14 long balls | 3 throws

Julian Green

The Greuther Fürth man turned in a nice stat line in a 2-0 win over Dynamo Dresden. He had the most tackles (five), won the most duels (14), and was fouled the most (five) of any player. Fürth are in 6th place in the 2nd tier. HIGHLIGHTS

FotMob: 7.9 | WhoScored: 8
89% passing | 0/1 shot on target | 14/17 duels | 5/5 dribbles | 2/4 tackles | 1 interception

Jann George
George played the first 54 minutes of a 1-0 win for Jahn Regensburg over Sandhausen.

FotMob: 6.4 | WhoScored: 6.1
71% passing | 0/1 shot on target | 0/0 duels | 1 clearance


Sergiño Dest

18-year-old Dest was the highest rated player, according to FotMob, in Ajax’s 2-1 win over RKC Waalwijk. He picked up his first two assists of the season in keeping Ajax three points clear atop the Eredivisie.

FotMob: 8.8| WhoScored: 8
71% passing | 0/1 shot on target | 0/0 duels | 1 clearance

Haji Wright

The 21-year-old VVV Venlo striker played 56 minutes in a 4-0 beat down from Vitesse.

FotMob: 5.7 | WhoScored: 5.8
71% passing | 0/1 shot on target | 0/0 duels | 1 clearance

South Korea

Mix Diskerud

A rare appearance for him on Yanks Abroad, Mix is on the list after scoring Ulsan Hyundai’s 2-1 win over Daegu in the K-League. He has six goals in 28 matches this season.


Heather Williams

She smashed home a penalty kick for her eighth goal of the season in Örebro’s 5-1 win over Kungsbacka. HIGHLIGHTS

Aron Johannsson

The 28-year-old played 19 minutes of Hammarby’s 2-0 win over Malmö FF. He hasn’t played a full 90 since Aug. 26th.


Andrija Novakovich

The striker came on in the 67th minute as his Frosinone squad shutout Livorno 1-0.

FotMob: 6.6
71% passing | 2/3 shots on target | 6/11 duels | 2/2 dribbles | 1/1 tackle


Emmanuel Sabbi

The midfielder went all 90 minutes in Hobro’s 1-0 loss at Horsens.

FotMob: 5.1
80% passing | 0/2 shots on target | 1/8 duels | dispossessed twice

Christian Cappis

Lining up right next to Sabbi, Cappis played the full 90 as well.

FotMob: 5.9
1 chance created | 60% passing | 4/10 duels | 1/1 tackle | dispossessed twice


Ventura Alvarado

Necaxa drew with Club America 2-2 as Alvarado played all 90 minutes at centerback.

FotMob: 5.9
80% passing | 6/14 duels | 1/1 tackle | 2 clearances | 1 interception


Danny Williams

Now over in the first division in Cyprus, Williams played 79 minutes in Pafos’ 1-1 draw against Olympiakos Nicosia.


Weston McKennie - Schalke - Out with “muscle problems

Tyler Adams - RB Leipzig - Out since June 10 with groin injury

John Brooks - Wolfsburg - Unused sub, still recovering.

Tim Weah - Lille - Got his boots back on

Alfredo Morales - Fortuna Düsseldorf - Out with the flu

Fabian Johnson - Borussia Mönchengladbach - Groin - Wants back in w/ USMNT

Did Not Play

Tyler Boyd - Besiktas

William Yarbrough - Leon

Jonathan Amon - Nordsjaelland

Ethan Horvath - Club Brugge

Erik Palmer-Brown - Austria Wien

Romain Gall - Malmö FF

Timmy Chandler - Eintrach Frankfurt

Khiry Shelton - Paderborn