We’ve got a lot of regulars on Yanks Abroad who are sidelined with injury at the moment. But Sophia Huerta, Lynn Williams, and Haley Hanson gave us plenty to check out over in Australia. Tyler Adams was unable to make his anticipated return, Josh Sargent will be out until after Christmas, and several other big names are also still out with injury.
But let’s check in to see how everyone else fared last week.
The 26-year-old Huerta scored for Sydney FC over the weekend.
Great to see @schuerta on the scoresheet today— Sydney FC (@SydneyFC) December 8, 2019
Check out her strike from today's @WLeague clash courtesy of @FOXFOOTBALL!#SydneyIsSkyBlue #WeAreChampions #SYDvMCY pic.twitter.com/jWisReHn9b
Playing for Western Sydney, on loan from North Carolina Courage, Williams finished a well taken goal in a 1-1 draw with Melbourne.
Lynn Williams vs Melbourne Victory - 19/20 W-League Game 4 (7th December 2019) #WSW pic.twitter.com/mFitroXsyI— WSW Goals (@WSWGoals) December 7, 2019
The other goal in that draw was scored by another North Carolina Courage loanee, Haley Hanson.
A first #MVFC goal for @hay_hanson, who combines with @tatsdowie for the opener! #MVCvWSW #WLeague @FOXFOOTBALL pic.twitter.com/JjHGhtFVw9— Victory W-League (@victorywleague) December 7, 2019
The 24-year-old scored in Besiktas’ 3-0 cup win last week, and then was given a rest on the weekend. He also got himself a yellow card in that midweek win as well.
Pulisic had two starts last week. The first being 86 minutes against Aston Villa in a 2-1 win at home, then another 90 minutes over the weekend as Chelsea fell at Everton 3-1. Pulisic, along with most of Chelsea, had a forgettable day on Saturday. He was the most fouled (4) and lost possession the most times (6) in the match. HIGHLIGHTS
FotMob: 5.6 | WhoScored: 6.5
1 chance created | 61% passing | 1/2 shots on target | 9/22 duels | 0/1 tackle | 4/10 dribbles
The Chelsea loanee CB played the first half of Reading’s 2-3 loss to Birmingham City. HIGHLIGHTS
FotMob: 6.2 | WhoScored: 6.4
67% passing | 0/2 shots on target | 6/7 duels | 1/1 tackle | 1 clearance
Fulham fell to Bristol City 2-1 with Ream going 90 minutes on the back line. The win brought Bristol level with them at 35 points, eight points from the coveted top two spots in the Championship. He was the most accurate passer (93%) to play at least 45 minutes. HIGHLIGHTS
FotMob: 5.9 | WhoScored: 6.3
76/82 passing | 4/9 duels | 1/1 dribble | 3 clearances
Hull City got the 2-1 win over Stoke City with their captain playing all 90 minutes at right back. The Tigers are in 12th place through 20 matches with 29 points. HIGHLIGHTS
FotMob: 7.3 | WhoScored: 7.2
3 chances created | X passing | 7/15 duels | 2/2 tackles | 2 clearances
Holmes was in the midfield as Derby County were shutout 1-0 at Blackburn Rovers. He had three tackles, the most in the match. HIGHLIGHTS
FotMob: 6.4 | WhoScored: 6.7
3 chances created | 85% passing | 6/14 duels | 3/4 tackles | 1/1 dribble | dispossessed four times
The Wigan Athletic man went 90 minutes at left back in a 2-1 loss at Luton Town. HIGHLIGHTS
FotMob: 5.8 | WhoScored: 6.8
63% passing | 5/14 duels | 2/7 dribbles | 1/2 tackles | 6 clearances | dispossessed once
Geoff played 90 minutes in a 2-0 Queens Park Rangers win over Preston North End. Playing in the midfield, he had the least number of touches (32) of any outfield player. HIGHLIGHTS
FotMob: 7.2 | WhoScored: 7.3
1 chance created | 75% passing | 7/11 duels | 1/1 dribbles | 1/2 tackles | 1 clearance | dispossessed once
He was part of a three-man back line as Wolfsburg were shutout at Freiburg 1-0. They were done in by a fantastic free kick that is worth a look. HIGHLIGHTS
FotMob: 6.4 | WhoScored: 6.5
78% passing | 4/7 duels | 3 clearances | 1 interception
McKennie was playing at centerback as Schalke lost 2-1 at Bayer Leverkusen. The second, decisive goal for Leverkusen was a tough one, but McKennie lost track of his man who poked it in. HIGHLIGHTS
FotMob: X | WhoScored: 6.6
70% passing | 8/11 duels | 1/1 dribble | 2 clearances
Yikes. Poor Steffen was in goal for Fortuna Düsseldorf as Borussia Dortmund racked up the goals in a 5-0 loss. But really... nobody could stop those black throwback Dortmund kits. HIGHLIGHTS
FotMob: 5.1 | WhoScored: 6
5 saves | 3 diving saves | 3 saves inside box | 13/23 long balls
Morales was on the field for that 5-0 loss at Dortmund as well. He also picked up a yellow card in the 54th minute for a bad foul. HIGHLIGHTS
FotMob: 5.2 | WhoScored: 5.2
82% passing | 1/9 duels | 0/1 tackle | 2 clearances | dispossessed three times
The 27-year-old was the most most accurate passer (94%) to play at least 45 minutes in Jahn Regensburg’s 1-0 win over St. Pauli. HIGHLIGHTS
FotMob: 6.1 | WhoScored: 6.6
1 chance created | 17/18 passing | 2/8 duels | 1/3 dribbles | 1 interception
The Hellescher striker played all 90 minutes of a 1-0 loss at Kaiserslautern.
The Ajax man played 90 minutes as they fell 2-0 against visiting Willem II. In spite of the loss, Ajax are still atop the table with a three point cushion. Dest was given a yellow card for the foul that was called for a PK, leading to their first goal. HIGHLIGHTS
FotMob: 6.7 | WhoScored: 6.3
2 chances created | 90% passing | 5/12 duels | 2/3 dribbles | 2/2 tackles | 4 interceptions
21-year-old Wright played 90 minutes as VVV-Venlo got the 2-0 win over FC Emmen.
FotMob: 7.1 | WhoScored: 7.5
1 chance created | 63% passing | 0/3 shots on target | 11/22 duels | X tackle | 2 clearances | 4/6 dribbles | 0/1 tackle
Over in the second tier of Italy, Novakovich played all 90 minutes of Frosinone’s 2-0 shutout win at Juve Stabia. He lost 14 duels, the most in the match.
2 chances created | 56% passing | 0/2 shots on target | 7/21 duels | 1/2 dribbles | 2 clearances
The Asutria Wien centerback played 90 minutes in a 2-2 draw at Rapid Wien. HIGHLIGHTS
77% passing | 4/9 duels | 0/2 tackles | 2 clearances | 2 interceptions
Durkin has appeared in three straight matches for the St. Truiden first team and on Saturday he made his first league start, playing 89 minutes in the midfield.
DeAndre Yedlin - Newcastle United - Hip Injury
Tim Weah - Lille - Rehab in Madrid
Tyler Adams - RB Leipzig - Back to training
Josh Sargent - Werder Bremen - Muscle Tear
Jonathan Amon - FC Nordsjælland
Kenny Saief - Anderlecht -
Lynden Gooch - Sunderland - Ankle
Fabian Johnson - Borussia Mönchengladbach
Julian Green - Greuther Fürth - Ruptured Inner Band
Did Not Play
Cameron Carter-Vickers - Stoke City - Not in the 18
Ethan Horvath - Cub Brugge - Unused Sub
Timmy Chandler - Eintrach Frankfurt - Unused Sub
Ventura Alvarado - Necaxa - Not in the 18
Bobby Wood - Hamburg - Unused Sub
Emmanuel Sabbi - Hobro - Unused Sub
Shaq Moore - Tenerife - Unused Sub
Khiry Shelton - Paderborn - Not in the 18