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USMNT film room: The opening week

All the video clips to catch you up as USMNT players kick off their club seasons across European leagues.

Fulham v TSG 1899 Hoffenheim - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images

Let’s go on a journey. Lots of soccer was played last week, and the video clips have been gathered. Let’s run through them to see what developments there have been in the USMNT player pool:


Italian-Canadian-American winger Luca Koleosho recently joined Burnley from Espanyol in La Liga. Koleosho got the start against Man City and had some bright moments against one of the best teams in the world. He was subbed off at 61’.

Koleosho is provisionally tied to Italy. He cannot play for US youth teams, and would have to file a one-time switch before playing for the USMNT.

Shaq Moore started and went 73’ against Minnesota United. He came bursting into the box to score a goal.

DeAndre Yedlin went 90’ against Charlotte FC, and picked up an assist.

Jack McGlynn started and went 61’ against Querétaro in Leagues Cup. He did a lot of the work to set up the goal below.


Haji Wright subbed on at 66’ against Middlesbrough and scored in less than five minutes! There’s a link to his goal here. A more complete video of his performance has been removed from Twitter; hopefully it will be back up soon.

Matt Turner went 90’ in net for Nottingham Forest against Arsenal, only three days after leaving the Gunners. He made 5 saves and allowed 2 goals.

Tim Ream went 90’ for Fulham against Everton. He had a couple noticeably bad moments that gave Everton scoring chances.

Antonee “Jedi” Robinson went 90’ vs Everton and put in a strong performance.

Josh Sargent went 90’ against Southampton, scored, got an assist, and could’ve had more! Very strong performance from the striker.

Taylor Booth limped off into the locker room at 41’ against PSV. Here’s how he performed until then:

Ricardo Pepi subbed on at 83’ in the same game for the opposite side. He was lively, especially in the press. He’ll have work to do to unseat current PSV starting #9 Luuk de Jong.

Christian Pulisic notched an assist for AC Milan in friendly, then set up another goal as well.

Konrad de la Fuente subbed on at 68’ to make his debut for Eibar in the Spanish second division. This was his first competitive game in many months, after last season was almost completely wasted between spells at Marseille and Olympiacos.

Tim Weah started and went 67’ vs Atalanta in a friendly, those clips are here.


Yunus Musah started and went 87’ in an AC Milan friendly against Novara. You can see one individual play below. A longer video with more plays is here, but it was having trouble loading at time of publishing.

Gaga Slonina went 90’ for new loan club Eupen against Brugge, making 2 saves and allowing 5 goals.

Brenden Aaronson tried a long-distance shot in a friendly with Union Berlin.


Christ Richards path to playing time seems blocked at Crystal Palace. He was relegated to playing with their reserves this week. Not ideal for the young defender who excelled at Concacaf Nations League this summer.

Tanner Tessmann started for Venezia as they faced Spezia in the Coppa Italia. Here are a few moments of his in that game.

Gianluca Busio subbed on for Venezia in the same game. He was bypassed a few times defensively, and made his penalty in the shootout.


Ricardo Pepi played the second half for PSV as they held a lead against Sturm Graz.Pepi scored a penalty at 85’.

Inter Miami goalkeeper Drake Callender made a diving save against the Philadelphia Union in Leagues Cup.

Walker Zimmerman launched this header into the attacking area to set up a goal for Nashville SC against Monterrey in Leagues Cup.


Josh Sargent subbed on for Norwich and got involved quickly, setting up the winning goal against QPR.


Djordje Mihailovic controlled the ball and rounded the ‘keeper, only for his teammate to stab the ball in the back of the net. It goes down as an assist for Mihailovic against in Europa Conference League Qualifying.

Who impressed? Who needs to improve? Hit the comments to let us know your favorite moments from this weekend.