Since the new year I’ve been trying this thing where I really focus on the positives in life. For instance, I’m not going to mention the long injury list. Or that Pulisic is still out indefinitely.
I simply will not do it.
I’d rather talk about how Frosinone are in a promotion battle and a header from Andrija Novakovich gave them the win and a three point buffer. Or Darian Jenkins’s two straight-up stunners in Australia. How about Morgan Andrews being tied for the W-League top scorer? By the way Matt Miazga was back on the pitch for a full 90!
Good things are happening people. Let’s get to the Yanks Abroad:
The 23-year-old striker gave Frosinone the 1-0 win over Salernitana in the 72nd minute. Frosinone are in 2nd place, which would see them promoted to Serie A if they can hold it.
2 chances created; 1/1 shot on target; 57% passing; 6/13 duels; 1 clearance; dispossessed three times
Andrija Novakovich’s big winning goal for Frosinone today to move into 2nd place of Serie B. Nice header from the Wisconsin native pic.twitter.com/QnckAJH6Yb— Brian Sciaretta (@BrianSciaretta) February 29, 2020
Jenkins was in beast mode as the Melbourne Victory beat Sydney 3-1. She scored two great goals but the second was an absolutely fantastic run after stealing the ball.
If at first you don't succeed... well you know how the rest goes @darian_jenks with a lovely finish that could be the goal that secures second spot on the ladder for @victorywleague!#MVCvSYD #BigBlue #WLeague— Westfield W-League (@WLeague) February 29, 2020
: @FOXFOOTBALL pic.twitter.com/zMrr58qKKG
The 27-year-old scored her 7th goal of the season to bring Perth within a goal in the 83rd minute of a 3-2 loss against Western Sydney.
Hamilton scored the second and third goals for Western Sydney in that 3-2 win.
The 22-year-old scored the opened the scoring for Western Sydney with this stab at the ball.
Melbourne City got the 3-1 win over Brisbane led by Watt’s brace. She put home the winner winner with a nice effort and added a tack on goal as well.
On loan from the Utah Royals, Weber scored in the 24th minute from the penalty spot as Adelaide defeated Newcastle 2-1.
Brooks scored the winner for Adelaide in the 61st minute.
The Reading centerback played his first game since January 25 and he was on the pitch for 90 minutes throwing down a 2-0 shutout of Barnsley.
FotMob: 6.7 | WhoScored: 7.2
81% passing; 4/5 duels; 6 clearances
Ream played 180 minutes last week and got two shutouts. Fulham beat Swansea 1-0 on Wednesday then Preston North End 2-0 on Saturday. They are in third place, just five points back from automatic promotion.
FotMob: 7.3 | WhoScored: 7.4
79% passing; 7/9 duels; 3 clearances; 2 interceptions; 0/1 tackle
CCV always played two matches last week. First was a 2-1 Luton Town win over Brentford, then a 1-1 draw with Stoke City. He was the most accurate passer (89%) to play at least 45 minutes on Saturday.
FotMob: 6.8 | WhoScored: 7
89% passing; 6/11 duels; 9 clearances; 1 interception
The Sunderland man played 90 minutes in a 1-0 loss at Coventry City. They are in fifth place, but only 4 points out of second and automatic promotion.
76% passing; 0/1 shot on target; 2/10 duels; 0/1 dribble; dispossessed three times; 0/1 tackle; 1 interception
QPR got 4 points last week with Cameron playing 180 minutes. The first was a 2-1 win over Derby to pull within a point of them. Then they drew with Birmingham 2-2.
FotMob: 6 | WhoScored: 6.6
0/2 shots on target; 70% passing; 8/15 duels; 3 clearances; dispossessed twice; 1/4 tackles; 1 interception
Schalke & McKennie were shutout 3-0 by Cologne. The midfielder played all 90 minutes.
FotMob: 5.9 | WhoScored: 6.4
78% passing; 0/2 shots on target; 4/8 duels; 1 clearance; 2/2 dribbles; dispossessed once; 3 interceptions
Wolfsburg drew 2-2 at Union Berlin with Brooks playing all 90 minutes at centerback. They sit in 7th place, just a point behind Schalke for that Europa Qualification spot.
FotMob: 6.2 | WhoScored: 6.6
85% passing; 0/1 shot on target; 6/11 duels; 4 clearances
The Fortuna Düsseldorf man came off the bench in the 74th minute of a 3-3 draw with Hertha Berlin.
6/6 passing; 4/6 duels; 1/1 tackle
Chandler played 90 minutes last week in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 2-1 loss to Union Berlin and then entered their Europa League aggregate win over Salzburg in the 88th minute.
The 27-year-old played 83 minutes in Jahn Regensburg’s 2-1 loss against Dynamo Dresden.
FotMob: 5.7 | WhoScored: 5.9
1 chance created; 62% passing; 2/10 duels; 1 clearance; 1/4 dribbles
Greuther Fürth got the 2-0 win over Stuttgart with the 21-year-old playing the first 77 minutes.
FotMob: 6.6 | WhoScored: 6.6
1 chance created; 63% passing; 5/11 duels; 1/2 dribbles; dispossessed once
He played all 90 minutes for Hallescher FC in a 1-0 loss at Sonnenhof Großaspach.
On Thursday, Dest went 90 minutes in Ajax’s 2-1 Europa League win over Getafe. He then played another 90 minutes on Sunday as they fell 2-0 to AZ Alkmaar in league play.
FotMob: 5.5 | WhoScored: 5.8
89% passing; 3/9 duels; 1 clearance; 1/1 dribble; dispossessed three times; 1 interception
Besiktas got the 2-1 win at Alanyaspor as Boyd played 78 minutes in the central midfield. He lost ten duels, the most in the match.
FotMob: 5.9 | WhoScored: 6.7
1 chance created; 81% passing; 2/12 duels; 1 clearance; 0/3 dribbles; 0/1 tackle; 2 interceptions
The 20-year-old played 90 minutes and picked up a yellow card in St. Truiden’s 3-0 loss at home to KV Mechelen.
Cappis played all 90 minutes and got a yellow card as Hobro drew 0-0 at AGF Aarhus.
3 chances created; 63% passing; 7/17 duels; 1 clearance; 0/1 dribble; 1/4 tackles; 2 interceptions
Sabbi was the most accurate passer in that Hobo draw, playing the first 82 minutes as a right midfielder next to Cappis.
1 chance created; 86% passing; 0/1 shot on target; 4/10 duels; 2/3 dribbles
The Hammarby man played 81 minutes in a 2-0 Cup win over Brommapojkarna.
Saucedo played 63 minutes as Pumas were beat up at Tigres 3-0.
75% passing; 0/1 shot on target; 6/8 duels; 1/1 dribble; dispossessed once
Did Not Play
DeAndre Yedlin - Newcastle - Unused sub
Josh Sargent - Werder Bremen - Match postponed
Fabian Johnson - Borussia Mönchengladbach - Not in the 18
Bobby Wood - Hamburger SV - Not in the 18
Ethan Horvath - Club Brugge - Unused sub
Kenny Saief - Anderlecht - Not in the 18
Erik Palmer-Brown - Austria Wien - Not in the 18
Jonathan Amon - Nordsjaelland - Not in the 18
Haji Wright - VVV Venlo - Unused sub
Romain Gall - Malmö - Not in the 18
William Yarbrough - Leon - Not in the 18
Ventura Alvarado - Necaxa - Not in the 18
Tim Weah - Lille - Hamstring
Tyler Adams - RB Leipzig - Calf
Duane Holmes - Derby County - Leg
Zack Steffen - Fortuna Düsseldorf - Knee
Eric Lichaj - Hull City - Ankle
Julian Green - Greuther Fürth - Ankle