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Yanks Abroad: Timmy Chandler to have knee surgery

Aside from the injury, the Americans turned in some impressive performances this past week.

Eintracht Frankfurt v FC Augsburg - Bundesliga Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

We saw far more action from the United States internationals playing abroad this past week. Plenty of it was encouraging, like a shutout from Ethan Horvath or Danny Williams taking on Manchester United, but a serious injury to Timothy Chandler is perhaps the biggest news.

Fabian Johnson

Fabian Johnson opened the scoring in the 7th minute for Borussia Mönchengladbach, but Bayer Leverkusen reeled off five straight goals to win 5-1. He was subbed out in the 65th min for Ibrahima Traore.

Timmy Chandler

It looked serious when Chandler went down and tests confirmed a lateral meniscus tear. Poor Timmy is going to have surgery and be out for a while. It happened in the 37th min of a 2-2 draw with Borussia Dortmund. He had started every game this season for Eintracht Frankfurt.

Eric Lichaj

Scored his first of the season for Nottingham Forest in the English Championship with a very well-taken finish from close range to secure the 2-0 win over Burton Albion.

Romain Gall

Romain Gall scored to double the lead for GIF Sundsvall in the 54th minute, but IFK Norrköping answered with two of their own to draw 2-2.

Ethan Horvath

The 22-year-old netminder recorded the 1-0 shutout of Royal Antwerp. He’s killing it. He has conceded only four goals the last five matches and Club Brugge are already 8 points clear atop Belgium’s First Division A.

Christian Pulisic

Borussia Dortmund had a disappointing showing in Champions League last week with a 1-1 draw with APOEL Nicosia. Pulisic played all 90 mins and was one of the team’s few bright spots. He was very involved in the action, but his attacking core was just unable to finish. He then went the distance on the weekend as Dortmund salvaged a 2-2 draw with Frankfurt after two second half goals.

Geoff Cameron

Geoff Cameron was part of a three centerback line for Stoke City a 2-1 loss to AFC Bournemouth. The first goal was a solid effort from distance and the second was a penalty he couldn’t do anything about.

Bobby Wood

Bobby Wood hadn’t scored in 5 matches leading up to Saturday’s clash with Bayern Munich, and he was deployed on the right side of a front three for Hamburger SV. This is a change from his usual spot in the center of the attack. He went the full 90 but failed to even take a shot.

DeAndre Yedlin

Newcastle shut out Crystal Palace 1-0 with Yedlin going the full 90 on the right side of the defense. It was another pretty solid performance, as he was winning tackles and clearances up and down the field.

Danny Williams

Freaking Huddersfield Town AMIRITE!? Danny played all 90 minutes as the Premier League newcomers defeated Manchester United by a final score of 2-1. He turned in pretty good numbers from the midfield. He finished the match with better numbers than most of MUFC and was one of the best on the field for Huddersfield.

Matt Miazga

The Chelsea loanee was part of a Vitesse backline that shut out SC Heerenveen 4-0. They’ve only allowed 3 goals in the last 4 matches across all competitions.

McKinzie Gaines

The 19-year-old from Texas made his first start in the 2. Bundesliga for Darmstadt. He was subbed out at the half.

Which other Yanks Abroad performances were worth noting? Let us know in the comments.