After a week filled with action last week, the Americans were a little more quiet this past weekend. Youngster Jonathan Amon was the only United States international to get on the score sheet, as he picked up an assist in Denmark. Unfortunately, there were more bad times for Bobby Wood and Christian Pulisic’s Borussia Dortmund also continued their nosedive.
Here are the highs and lows from this past weekend:
Borussia Dortmund are still struggling and have fallen down to 6th place. Pulisic played all 90 mins of a 1-1 draw at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. He didn’t play poorly, but the attack is not clicking for BvB right now. They have seven straight games without a win & only managed more than one goal in two of those contests. But I’ll let Pulisic himself tell you how things have been going:
Schalke 04 are in 3rd place and actually gained a point on other leaders, but they were only able to get a point at home against FC Köln in a 2-2 final. McKennie got another start after rough appearance last week and played better. But, there were a couple moments of indecision where he lost possession and his one shot was more of a field goal kick. The 19-year-old was subbed out in the 56th min but it could very well have been a tactical decision, as Schalke were level and looking to ensure a win against the Bundesliga’s worst team.
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The Wolfsburg man played really well in a 3-0 shutout of Borussia Mönchengladbach. He completed 36 of 37 passes with seven duels won (lost only 1), six clearances and two interceptions. (Fabian Johnson was on the bench for ‘Gladbach)
Moore got his third straight start in La Liga for Levante and actually turned in better stats than anyone on his team. He finished the match with 16 of 20 passes completed, he won all of his tackles, and he added four clearances & an interception. But the match ended with a scoreless draw at Malaga.
Got the start in the same spot he appeared the week prior for Hamburger SV, behind the striker. Still, it was another step back for Wood. He showed signs of life but played very poorly, was on a yellow card, and got subbed out in the 87th min. To make it more depressing, this was in a lowly relegation-zone battle with Freiburg that ended in a 0-0 draw.
The 18-year-old South Carolina native picked up an assist for FC Nordsjælland in a 3-1 win over Copenhagen in Denmark. He scored his first goal of the season the week prior.
The Monterrey youngster went the distance as they secured a 5-0 aggregate win over Monarcas Morelia to claim their place in the Liga MX Final. He will take on Jose Francisco Torres’ Tigres side in the final.
Robinson turned in a solid 90 minutes at left back for Bolton Wanderers in a 3-1 win vs Barnsley.
He wasn’t on the field for any of the action in Newcastle’s 3-1 loss at Chelsea. But he did come on for the final 5 minutes to complete all 3 of his passes.
He was part of a 3-man back line for Sheffield United against Millwall over the weekend. But it didn’t work out for The Blades, who were beaten 3-1.
Boyd was unable to follow up his on his brace last week the way he wanted to. He was subbed out in the 58’ min of Darmstadt’s 1-0 loss to SSV Jahn Regensburg in the 2.Bundesliga.
Miazga went all 90 for Vitesse in a 1-0 loss to Feyenoord, picking up a yellow card along the way.
Kitchen went 90 for Randers FC in a 3-2 loss at Silkeborg in Denmark’s Superliga.
The Schalke loanee entered the match for Sandhausen in the 73rd min but unable to turn around the 1-0 deficit to Nurnberg.
Were there any other performances we missed? Let us know in the comments!