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Yanks Abroad: Dest wins Copa del Rey

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Plus a stunner from Gio Reyna & three other goals.

Athletic de Bilbao v FC Barcelona - Spanish Copa del Rey Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

It was an exciting weekend for ALL the Americans with the return of Major League Soccer this weekend. But the Yanks Abroad turned in some big performances and played in very important matches as well.

We start in Spain, where Sergiño Dest and FC Barcelona won the Copa del Rey with a 4-0 shutout at Athletic Club. Dest is the first American to ever win the trophy. Check out our boy playing a part in this brilliant, vintage Lionel Messi run.

Dest got his picture with Messi, after waiting in a hilarious line of teammates.

Two Americans faced off in the FA Cup Semifinal on Saturday as well. Zack Steffen started for Manchester City & Christian Pulisic came off the bench for Chelsea FC in the 70th minute. Chelsea got the 1-0 win and advance to the final. Unfortunately, Steffen was caught out of position and carries most of the blame for the only goal of the match. Pulisic thought he had scored one himself, making it all the way to the sideline in celebration before seeing it called back for being offside.

And we’re only just getting started!

Gio Reyna scored an absolute stunner of a goal in Borussia Dortmund’s 4-1 win over Werder Bremen on Sunday. Reyna was dangerous throughout the match, but his goal in the 29th minute brought his team level and sparked a run of three goals in just nine minutes. Check out the video below of a nice run he had. It was one of his four completed dribbles on the day, the most of any player. Josh Sargent also featured in this match, coming off the bench in the 59th minute for Werder Bremen.

He’s been putting together a really solid season in Germany’s second tier, and Julian Green scored another on Friday. It may have been from point blank range, but it was a very quick reaction from Green to poke the ball home.

Konrad de la Fuente was on the scoresheet for Barcelona B over the weekend. He’s been on the bench for the senior team several times in 2021, but has not yet seen the pitch. However, he’s been turning in very promising performances for the B squad.

Taylor Booth scored his third goal (through eight matches) for St. Pölten. He played 72 minutes in the 2-1 loss vs Austria Wien. Brandon Servania also played 83 minutes in this match. Erik Palmer-Brown was not in the lineup for Austria Wien.

We also got some some Yunus Musah shenanigans as well. Watch this fantastic run in Valencia’s 2-2 draw at Real Betis, and daydream with me about the United States winning the World Cup.

Yanks Abroad APR 16-19

Name (Position) Team/Competion Result M FotMob Rating S(OG) CC P DW Y/R
Name (Position) Team/Competion Result M FotMob Rating S(OG) CC P DW Y/R
Brenden Aaronson (M) RB Salzburg/Austrian Bundesliga 201 win vs LASK 7474 6.3 1(0) 0 67% 5/15 -
Tyler Adams (M) RB Leipzig/Bundesliga 0-0 draw vs Hoffenheim 90 7.3 1(0) 1 91% 5/8 -
Ventura Alvarado (D) Atletico San Luis/Liga MX Not in Lineup - - - - - - -
Jonathoan Amon (F) Nordsjaelland/Superligaen Broken Knee Cap - - - - - - -
Gboly Ariyibi (F) Panetolikos/Super League 1-0 win vs Apollon Smirnis 63 - - - - - -
Paul Arriola (M) Swansea City/Championship Thigh Injury - - - - - - -
Taylor Booth (M) St. Poelten/Austrian Bundesliga 2-1 loss vs Austria Wien 72 7.2 3(1) 0 64% 4/12 -
Terrence Boyd (F) Hallescher FC/3. Liga 2-0 loss at Viktoria Koeln 90 - - - - - -
Tyler Boyd (F) Sivasspor/Super Lig Not in Lineup - - - - -% - -
John Brooks (D) Wolfsburg/Bundesliga 3-2 loss vs Bayern Munich 90 6.2 1(0) 0 87% 6/10 -
Geoff Cameron (M) Queens Park Rangers/Championship Not in Lineup - - - - - - -
Reggie Cannon (D) Boavista/Primeira Liga 2-0 win vs Pacos de Ferreira 90 7.9 0(0) 1 75% 6/9 -
Christian Cappis (M) Hobro IK/1st Division 0-0 draw at Fremad Amager 90 - - - - - -
Cameron Carter-Vickers (D) Bournemouth/Championship 3-1 win at Norwich City 90 7.7 0(0) 0 91% 6/6 -
Timmy Chandler (D) Eintracht Frankfurt/Bundesliga 4-0 loss at Gladbach 25* 6.3 0(0) 1 83% 0/3 Y
Konrad de la Fuente (F) FC Barcelona/La Liga Not in Lineup - - - - - - -
Luca de la Torre (F) Heracles/Eredivisie No Match Scheduled - - - - - - -
Sergino Dest (D) Barcelona/Copa del Rey Final 4-0 win at Athletic Club 74 6.4 1(0) 1 92% 1/7 -
Daryl Dike (F) Barnsley/Championship 2-0 win at Coventry 90 5.3 1(0) 0 41% 8/25 -
Mix Diskerud (M) Denizlispor/Turkish Super Lig 3-2 loss vs Erzurum BB 70 7 0(0) 2 90% 2/3 -
Chris Durkin (M) St. Truiden/First Division A 1-0 loss vs Anderlecth 90 7 0(0) 0 81% 3/5 Y
Joe Efford (F) Waasland-Beveren/ First Division A 2-1 win at OH Leuven 7* - - - -% - -
Romain Gall (M) Orebro/Allsvenskan 5-0 loss at Ostersunds 45 6.6 1(1) 2 56% 2/4 -
Jan George (M) Jahn Regensburg/2. Bundesliga Muscle Injury - - - - - - -
Nicholas Gioacchini (F) Caen/Ligue 2 1-0 loss at Troyes 34* 6.6 0(0) 1 70% 4/8 -
Lynden Gooch (M) Sunderland/EFL Trophy Final 1-0 loss at Blackpool 2* - - - -% - -
Julian Green (F) Greuther Furth/2. Bundesliga 2-2 draw at Darmstadt 83 7.9 2(2) 2 87% 2/6 -
Duane Holmes (M) Huddersfield Town/Championship 2-0 win at Nottingham Forest 84 7.2 1(1) 3 65% 1/7 -
Matthew Hoppe (F) Schalke 04/Bundesliga 4-0 loss at Freiburg 4* - - - - - -
Ethan Horvath (K) Club Brugge/First Division 4-2 win vs Royal Excel Mouscron 0 - - - - - -
Aron Johannsson (F) Lech Poznan/Ekstraklasa 3-1 loss at Rakow Czestochowa 44* - - - - - -
Johnny (M) Internacional/Brazil Serie A No Match Scheduled - - - - - - -
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 Injured - - - - - - -
Weston McKennie (M) Juventus/Serie A 1-0 loss at Atalanta 77 6.9 0(0) 0 69% 6/10 -
Mark McKenzie (D) Genk/Belgian Cup Semifinal Not in Lineup - - - - -% - -
Matt Miazga (D) Anderlecht/Belgian Cup Semifinal 1-0 win at St. Truiden 90 7.7 1(0) 0 94% 3/5 -
Shaq Moore (D) Tenerife/La Liga 2 0-0 draw at Cartagena 90 7.6 0(0) 1 71% 5/8 -
Jordan Morris (F) Swansea City/Championship Injured: ACL - - - - - - -
Yunus Musah (M) Valencia/La Liga 2-2 draw at Real Betis 81* 7.2 1(1) 0 75% 9/13 -
Andrija Novakovich (F) Frosinone/Serie B 2-0 loss at Pordenone 31* 6.2 1(0) 0 43% 2/4 -
Matthew Olosunde (D) Rotherham/Championship 1-0 loss vs Birmingham 0 - - - - - -
Owen Otasowie (M) Wolverhampton/Premier League 1-0 win vs Sheffield United 0 - - - - - -
Erik Palmer-Brown (D) Austria Wien/Austrian Bundesliga Not in Lineup - - - - - - -
Christian Pulisc (F) Chelsea/FA Cup Semifinal 1-0 win vs Manchester City 20* 5.6 0(0) 0 67% 0/7 -
Tim Ream (D) Fulham/Premier League 1-1 draw at Arsenal 0 - - - - - -
Gio Reyna (F) Borussia Dortmund/Bundesliga 4-1 win vs Werder Bremen 90 8.2 3(1) 1 94% 7/13 -
Bryan Reynolds (D) Roma/Serie A 3-1 loss at Torino 75 6.3 0(0) 0 75% 4/7 -
Chris Richards (D) TSG Hoffenheim/Bundesliga 0-0 draw at RB Leipzig 90 7 0(0) 0 91% 4/10 -
Antonee Robinson (D) Fulham/Premier League 1-1 draw at Arsenal 90 6.8 0(0) 2 75% 3/8 -
Emmanuel Sabbi (F) Odense/Superligaen 1-1 draw at Odense 84 6.4 1(0) 2 86% 3/15 -
Kenny Saeif (M) Lechia Gdansk/Ekstraklasa Not in Lineup - - - - - - -
Josh Sargent (F) Werder Bremen/Bundesliga 4-1 loss vs Dortmund 31* 7.1 3(1) 2 64% 4/4 -
Sebastian Saucedo (M) Pumas/Liga MX 0-0 draw vs Tigres 71 6.3 0(0) 1 82% 1/5 -
Brandon Servania (M) St. Poelten/Austrian Bundesliga 2-1 loss vs Austria Wien 83 7.3 0(0) 4 85% 7/16 -
Jordan Siebatcheu (F) BSC Young Boys/Super League 3-0 win vs Lugano 66 6.6 4(2) 0 90% 1/3 -
Alan Sonora (M) Independiente/Copa de la Liga Covid-19 - - - - - - -
Joel Sonora (M) Talleres/Copa de la Liga 3-0 win vs Union 0 - - - - - -
Zack Steffen (K) Manchester City/FA Cup Semifinal 1-0 loss at Chelsea 90 5.7 0(0) 0 97% 0/0 -
Timothy Tillman (M) Gruether Furth/2. Bundesliga 2-2 draw at Darmstadt 45* 7.2 1(0) 2 86% 3/4 -
Timothy Weah (F) Lille/Ligue 1 1-1 draw vs Montpellier 68 6.8 2(1) 1 87% 5/9 -
Haji Wright (F) SonderjyskE/Superligaen 1-1 draw at Odense 90 6.4 2(0) 1 62% 5/8 -
DeAndre Yedlin (D) Galatasaray/Super Lig Ankle Injury - - - - - - -