Several United States players put in performances this past week that were worthy of being named Man of the Match. John Brooks, Erik Palmer-Brown, & Joel Soñora were all given the nod by either FotMob or WhoScored, based purely stats. Andrew Wooten got on the score sheet in the 2. Bundesliga and both Sabbi & Soñora recorded assists as well.
According to WhoScored, Brooks was the highest rated player in Wolfsburg’s 3-0 shutout at Borussia Mönchengladbach. He assisted the 2nd goal after winning a header and sending the ball across the face of goal for an easy finish. ALL TOUCHES
87% passing; 2 chances created; won 5/7 duels; 6 clearances; FotMob: 8.1 WhoScored: 8.1
81% passing; won 4/6 duels; 2 interceptions; 3 recoveries; FotMob: 5.9 WhoScored: 5.9
Sanhausen’s starting striker scored their loan goal off a well-taken header, his only shot of the day. The 3-1 loss at Cologne keeps them in the relegation zone to be sent to the third tier. GOAL
65% passing; 2 chances created; won 5/8 duels, 4 recoveries; FotMob: 7.6 WhoScored: 7.3
48% passing; 1 chance created; 1 clearance; 4 recoveries; FotMob: 6.7 WhoScored: 7.2
20-year-old Haji Wright made a 21 minute appearance for Schalke on Saturday in a 3-0 loss to Mainz 05.
12 touches; 4/8 passes; 0 shots; 1/1 successful dribble; FotMob: 5.7 WhoScored: 6.0
Werder Bremen drew Stuttgart 1-1 on Friday with Sargent getting the start and playing 61 minutes before subbing out. He didn’t get much service all night and failed to even get one shot off. HIGHLIGHTS - YOUTH UPDATE
84% passing; won 1/6 duels; 0/3 successful dribbles; FotMob: 5.7 WhoScored: 5.9
8/11 passing; 14 touches; FotMob: 5.5 WhoScored: 5.9
Fortuna Düsseldorf beat last place Nürnberg 2-1 with Morales playing all 90 minutes. He played very well in the midfield winning the most duels (12) of any player. You’ll want to watch the highlights of this one. In the 3rd minute there was a red card for a straight up nut-tap. HIGHLIGHTS
90% passing; 10/11 accurate long balls; 2 clearances, 9 recoveries; FotMob: 8 WhoScored: 7.4
The Greuther Fürth man played all 90 minutes of a 0-0 draw with FC Heidenheim. Green lost 13 duels in the match, the most of any player.
86% passing; 1 key pass; won 7/20 duels; 7 recoveries; FotMob: 6 WhoScored; 6.8
32-year-old Heider scored in Osnabrueck’s 2-0 win over Hallescher in the third tier.
69% passing; won 3/9 duels; 1/1 dribbles; FotMob: 7.1
In the Danish Superliga, US U-23 hopeful Emmanuel Sabbi came off the bench and assisted on Hobro’s 2nd goal in a 2-0 win over Esbjerg. The win moved it out of last place. pic.twitter.com/yes2dExoFX— American Soccer Now (@ClassicASN) February 24, 2019
Soñora earned an assist and was actually given the highest rating of any player by FotMob after playing 54 minutes off the bench. His Talleres side won the match 1-0 over Estudiantes. He created the most chances (3) and also completed the most dribbles (4/4) in the match. ASSIST - YOUTH UPDATE
63% passing; 1 big chance missed; 1/1 tackles; FotMob: 8.2 WhoScored: 7.3
80% passing; 2 chances created; won 5/7 duels; FotMob: 7.4; WhoScored: 7.0
84% passing; won 3/8 duels; FotMob: 5.3; WhoScored: 5.9
The Chelsea loanee turned in a solid 90 minutes as Reading drew with Rotherham United 1-1. It was a relegation battle as the two teams are level on points but Reading’s goal differential has them above the red line for now. Miazga completed the most passes (57) in the match.
83% passing; 1 shot (off target); 13 clearances; 6 recoveries; FotMob: 7.2; WhoScored: 7.0
90% passing; 5 clearances; 3 interceptions; 4 recoveries; FotMob: 5.6; WhoScored: 6.9
His Fortuna Sittard side missed a chance to jump into the top half of the Eredivisie table as they fell 4-2 to SC Heerenveen. Novakovich played all 90 minutes at CF. He lost possession the most times (3) in the match. HIGHLIGHTS
61% passing; 3 chances created; 0 shots; FotMob: 6.1 WhoScored: 6.6
Following up an ugly performance last week, EPB played quite well in Saturday’s 0-0 draw between NAC Breda and Groningen. Palmer-Brown was the highest rated player on the field for WhoScored. However, Breda are still in dead last. ALL TOUCHES - YOUTH UPDATE
56% passing; 2 shots (1 on goal); won 12/16 duels; FotMob: 7.9 WhoScored: 8.4
Club Brugge were in Europa League action last week and got destroyed 4-0 (5-2 agg) by RB Salzburg. Horvath commited a foul that led to a penalty kick, but came up with a big save to keep the game scoreless. However Brugge would go on to concede four on the day. Horvath was also in goal for the league match over the weekend as they drew with Anderlecht 2-2. UEL HIGHLIGHTS
UEL: 2 saves; 3 throws; 19/33 passing; FotMob: 5.2 WhoScored: 5.6