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Yanks Abroad: Youth shows potential for bright future

The past week saw Americans scoring goals & turning in solid performances.

U19 FC Schalke 04 v U19 FC Bayern Muenchen - German Championship Semi Final Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images

Our Americans abroad put together a pretty solid week since we last updated you. We actually managed to sneak in a few goals across the globe. But notice the influx of youth! The future looks bright for the United States as several youngsters are starting to have a bigger impact.

Christian Pulisic

Pulisic scored one of Borussia Dortmund Dortmund’s three goals in a shutout of Bobby Wood’s Hamburger SV last week. Pulisic played very well and was probably the Man of the Match. Then, he started on the weekend against Borussia Mönchengladbach and was subbed out in the 64th minute with BvB up 5-0. It finished 6-1 on a day. That was just for rest as they have a huge Champions League match vs Real Madrid today.

Lynden Gooch

Gooch scored Sunderland’s lone goal from the penalty spot in a 2-1 loss to Cardiff City. The 21-year-old looked really solid on the day and should carry some confidence as the season rolls on.

Matt Miazga

Went the distance for Vitesse in a 2-1 win over Ajax. The win over the powerhouse sent Vitesse to 3rd place in the Eredivisie.

Tim Ream

The Fulham defender went the distance in a 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough. He put up very solid numbers with 92% passing, 6 clearances, 2 interceptions, while winning most of his duels and aerials.

DeAndre Yedlin

Yedlin got his second straight start since returning from injury. Didn’t have the best numbers but he went the full 90 as Brighton & Hove Albion defeated Newcastle 1-0.

Fabian Johnson

Welp... Fabian started on the other side of Gladbach’s 6-1 romping by Dortmund. Johnson just managed to complete 50% of his passes and was subbed out in the 72’ minute.

Bobby Wood

Wood was another victim of Pulisic and BvB this last week. He was up top for Hamburg but they were shutout and Bobby was taken off in the 84’ min. It then got worse on the weekend as Bayer Leverkusen thrashed Hamburg 3-0 again.

Timmy Chandler

Chandler was in form last week as he started & went he distance for Eintracht Frankfurt in a 1-0 win at Köln. He went the full 90 again on the weekend for 2-1 loss to RB Leipzig.

Weston McKennie

Last week, McKennie got on the pitch for 57 minutes against Bayern Munich as Schalke 04 were defeated 3-0. The 19-year-old played 74 minutes for Schalke as they were defeated at Hoffenheim 2-1. He doesn’t really look like he is out of place. He is doing the running and the dirty work needed to keep getting on the field.

Haji Wright

The other Schalke youngster has been loaned out to the 2. Bundesliga. Wright got the start for Sandhausen and went 59 minutes in a 1-0 loss.

Cameron Carter-Vickers

The 19-year-old FINALLY got some playing time after being loaned from Tottenham Hotspurt to Sheffield United in the Championship. He played 90 mins on the back line in a 4-2 win.

Julian Green

The Stuttgart loanee played the full 90 for Greuther Fuerth in a 3-1 loss. Hey look...he actually started and stayed on a pitch.

Ethan Horvath

The Club Brugge goalkeeper turned in another solid performance in a 2-1 victory over Charleroi in Belgium.

Romain Gall

The 22-year-old scored the first goal for GIF Sundsvall in Denmark in a 2-2 draw.