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Yanks Abroad: Hoppe’s Hatty, Olosunde’s First

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Another fantastic weekend for the Yanks. Complete with goals, assists, & a debut.

FBL-GER-BUNDESLIGA-SCHALKE-HOFFENHEIM Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images

A very pleasant surprise over the weekend was 19-year-old Matthew Hoppe scoring a hat trick to lift Schalke to a 4-0 win, ending a 30-match winless streak. Yes, thirty matches. Two of the goals were absolutely top class finishes and the youngster has officially made a name for himself on the world’s stage.

Seriously though, THAT is Hoppe’s first top flight goal? He looks like he’s been bulging Bundesliga nets for years. And it’s like he knew this was coming:

This is a feat only two other Americans have ever accomplished. (Remember when Pulisic got a hat trick about six years ago in 2019?)

Alright one more embed for the kid. Here is after the match, clearly not used to this kind of thing:

He wasn’t the only Yank to record a first goal as a pro. He wasn’t even the only Matthew to do so! Over in England’s FA Cup, we also got to see Matthew Olosunde get on the scoresheet as his Rotherham United side fell 2-1 at the hands of Everton. The 22-year-old New Jersey native was FotMob’s highest rated player in the match.

Julian Green continued a great Bundesliga 2 campaign with another assist from a corner kick. But it was a tough 3-2 loss for Greuther Fürth as a win would have seen them level on points at the top of the table with Hamburger SV.

In the Greek Super League, Gboly Ariyibi recorded his first assist of the season. The 25-year-old winger also has two goals in his 14 appearances this season.

We also had another assist in Argentina from Independiente’s Alan Sonora, although he didn’t have to do too much. But the goal is worth a watch:

Yunus Munsah only came on for stoppage time in Valencia’s 1-0 win, but he went full beast mode. If only his teammate could have finished off this incredible run.

Manchester City’s Zack Steffen has started the last three matches in place of Ederson, who tested postive for COVID-19. On Wednesday, he shutout Manchester United in EFL Cup action. Then he recorded another shutout on Sunday in a 3-0 FA Cup win over Birmingham City. The 25-year-old has Pep Guardiola believing he “can fight for No. 1”.

In other good news, Cameron Carter-Vickers finally made his debut for Bournemouth in a 4-1 win. It was his first time on the pitch since a friendly with Tottenham all the way back in September.

Weston McKennie got the start for Juventus on Sunday, but left injured after 19 minutes.

Here is the full list:

Yanks Abroad Jan. 8-11

Name (Position) Team/Competion Result M Rating S(OG) CC P DW Y/R
Name (Position) Team/Competion Result M Rating S(OG) CC P DW Y/R
Tyler Adams (M) RB Leipzig/Bundesliga 3-1 loss vs Dortmund 90 6.6 1(1) 0 83% 4/10 -
Ventura Alvarado (D) Atletico San Luis/Liga MX 2-1 loss at Club America 0 - - - - - -
Jonathoan Amon (F) Nordsjaelland/Superligaen Broken Knee Cap - - - - - - -
Gboly Ariyibi (F) Panetolikos/Super League 2-1 loss vs Olympiacos 70 - - - - - -
Terrence Boyd (F) Hallescher FC/3. Liga 1-1 draw at Wehen Wiesbaden 79 - - - - - Y
Tyler Boyd (F) Besiktas/Super Lig 2-2 draw vs Union Berlin 90 5.9 0(0) 0 83% 3/8 -
John Brooks (D) Wolfsburg/Bundesliga 2-0 loss at Borussia Dortmund 90 6.2 0(0) 0 79% 3/5 -
Geoff Cameron (M) Queens Park Rangers/FA Cup 2-0 loss vs Fulham 90 6.5 1(0) 0 74% 3/10 Y
Reggie Cannon (D) Boavista/Primeira Liga 1-1 draw vs Santa Clara 90 6.6 0(0) 1 80% 6/12 -
Christian Cappis (M) Hobro/SuperLigaen No Match Scheduled - - - - - - -
Cameron Carter-Vickers (D) Bournemouth/FA Cup 4-1 win vs Oldham Athletic 90 6.6 0(0) 1 97% 1/4 -
Timmy Chandler (D) Eintracht Frankfurt/Bundesliga 2-0 win at Mainz 0 - - - - - -
Konrad de la Fuente (F) FC Barcelona/La Liga 4-0 win at Granada 0 - - - - - -
Luca de la Torre (F) Heracles/Eredivisie 2-0 loss vs Vitesse 31* 6.3 0(0) 0 95% 2/3 -
Sergino Dest (D) Barcelona/La Liga 4-0 win at Granada 81 7.4 0(0) 1 92% 2/0 -
Mix Diskerud (M) Helsingborg/Allsvenskan No Match Scheduled - - - - - - -
Chris Drukin (M) St. Truiden/First Division A 2-1 loss vs Club Brugge 90 7.2 1(1) 3 81% 5/12 -
Joe Efford (F) Waasland-Beveren/ First Division A Monday at Standard Liege - - - - - - -
Romain Gall (M) Orebro/Allsvenskan No Match Scheduled - - - - - - -
Jan George (M) Jahn Regensburg/2. Bundesliga 2-0 loss vs Bochum 90 6.1 1(0) 2 70% 5/14 -
Nicholas Gioacchini (F) Caen/Ligue 2 Monday vs Toulouse - - - - - - -
Lynden Gooch (M) Sunderland/League One 1-1 draw vs Hull City 45* 6.2 1(0) 1 78% 1/3 -
Julian Green (F) Greuther Furth/2. Bundesliga 3-2 loss at Karlsruher 90 7.2 4(0) 2 87% 6/11 -
Brendan Hines-Ike (D) Kortrijk/First Division A 2-1 win vs Genk 90 7.1 0(0) 0 86% 4/10 Y
Duane Holmes (M) Derby County/Championship Not in Lineup - - - - - - -
Matthew Hoppe (F) Schalke 04/Bundesliga 4-0 win vs Hoffenheim 88 9.6 6(3) 0 50% 6/14 -
Ethan Horvath (K) Club Brugge/First Division 2-1 win at St. Truiden 0 - - - - - -
Aron Johannsson (F) Free Agent Free Agent - - - - - - -
Fabian Johnson (D) Free Agent Free Agent - - - - - - -
Richard Ledezma (M) PSV Eindhoven/Eredivisie Injured: ACL - - - - - - -
Eric Lichaj (D) Fatih Karagumruk/Super Lig Injured - - - - - - -
Uly Llanez (F) Heerenveen/Eredivisie 3-1 loss vs Fortuna Sittard 0 - - - - - -
Weston McKennie (M) Juventus/Serie A 3-1 win vs Sassuolo 19 6.6 0(0) 1 78% 2/4 -
Matt Miazga (D) Anderlecht/First Division A 1-0 loss at Leuven 90 6.5 2(0) 0 92% 3/8 -
Shaq Moore (D) Tenerife/La Liga 2 3-0 win vs Cartagena 77 7.5 0(0) 0 71% 6/10 Y
Alfredo Morales (M) Fortuna Dusseldorf/2. Bundesliga Monday at Braunschweig - - - - - - -
Yunus Musah (M) Valencia/La Liga 1-0 win at Real Valladolid 1* - - - - - -
Andrija Novakovich (F) Frosinone/Serie B No Match Scheduled - - - - - - -
Matthew Olosunde (D) Rotherham/FA Cup 2-1 loss at Everton 90 7.9* 2(2) 1 65% 6/11 -
Owen Otasowie (M) Wolverhampton/FA Cup 1-0 win vs Crystal Palace 0 - - - - - -
Erik Palmer-Brown (D) Austria Wien/Austrian Bundeslia Not in Lineup - - - - - - -
Christian Pulisc (F) Chelsea/FA Cup 4-0 win vs Morecambe 22* 6 2(1) 0 85% 0/2 -
Tim Ream (D) Fulham/FA Cup 2-0 win at Queens Park Rangers 120 7.2 0(0) 0 87% 5/8 -
Gio Reyna (F) Borussia Dortmund/Bundesliga 3-1 win at RB Leipzig 90 6.7 0(0) 0 69% 6/15 -
Chris Richards (D) Bayern Munich/Bundesliga Not in Lineup - - - - - - -
Antonee Robinson (D) Fulham/FA Cup 2-0 win at Queens Park Rangers 30* 6.1 1(0) 0 72% 0/3 -
Emmanuel Sabbi (F) Odense/Superligaen No Match Scheduled - - - - - - -
Kenny Saeif (M) Lechia Gdansk/Ekstraklasa No Match Scheduled - - - - - - -
Josh Sargent (F) Werder Bremen/Bundesliga 1-1 draw at Bayer Leverkusen 81 7.4 0(0) 0 69% 8/9 -
Sebastian Saucedo (M) Pumas/Liga MX 0-0 draw at Tijuana 0 - - - - - -
Alan Sonora (M) Independiente/Diego Maradona Cup 2-0 win at River Plate 77 - - - - - -
Joel Sonora (M) Talleres/Diego Maradona Cup 2-1 win at Colon 9* - - - - - -
Zack Steffen (K) Manchester City/Premier League 3-0 win vs Birmingham City 90 7 0(0) 0 100% - -
Timothy Tillman Gruether Furth/2. Bundesliga 3-2 loss at Karlsruher 0 - - - - - -
Timothy Weah (F) Lille/Ligue 1 1-0 win at Nimes 76 6.8 2(0) 0 67% 5/9 -
Bobby Wood (F) Hamburg/2. Bundesliga 1-1 draw at Nurnberg 0 - - - - - -
Haji Wright (F) SonderjyskE/Superligaen Not in Lineup - - - - - - -
DeAndre Yedlin (D) Newcastle United/FA Cup 2-0 loss at Arsenal 39* 6.1 0(0) 0 69% 2/4 -