Happy Holidays to all of you poor fans of U.S. Soccer. Here’s to a brighter future in 2019! Let’s take a look at all of the talent the United States internationals have around the globe to help you forget the issues with everything else in the organization.
We’ve got some big days to discuss for some young Yanks out there. Theoson Jordan Siebatcheu had the best match of his career in France, while Haji Wright and Weston McKennie connected for their first Bundesliga goal and assist, respectively.
The kid is having a wonderful start to his Bundesliga career with two goals already. He brought Werder Bremen level over the weekend against RB Leipzig (although they conceded a late winner). Head over to the Youth Update for more.
Wright opened up his Bundesliga scoring account last Wednesday in a 2-1 loss against Bayer Leverkusen. He then came off the bench for the final three minutes over the weekend against Stuttgart, which is good for three straight first team appearances for the 20-year-old. Youth Update has more.
John Anthony Brooks
Brooks picked up an assist on Sunday as Wolfsburg defeated Augsburg by a final of 3-2. He was the most accurate passer on the pitch, completing 89% of his passes. He also added five clearances and two recoveries.
Last Tuesday, Pulisic played a pretty dreadful 90 minutes against Fortuna Düsseldorf in a 2-1 loss for Dortmund. He was dispossessed eight times in the match (the most of any player) and won just six out of 17 duels on the day. He also picked up a yellow card in the 62nd minute for a bad foul. He was able to complete 81% passing, however. Then over the weekend, he was an unused sub for Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach.
McKennie was credited with the assist on Haji’s goal, his first assist in the top flight of Germany...and he did it from the striker position. No, seriously. He has been playing absolutely everywhere for Schalke and really making himself useful. The Youth Update has more on him.
He struggled once again to make an impact in 90 minutes for Hannover over the weekend. He lost possession six times, more than any other player. Wood took two shots - one was blocked and the other off target. He did have two key passes and finished with 88% successful passes, however. Hannover fell to Düsseldorf 1-0.
Johnson went the distance for Borussia Mönchengladbach in the 2-1 loss to Dortmund. He played at right back and completed 51 out of 57 passes. He also added three recoveries and a clearance.
Down in the second tier, Green played all 90 for Greuther Fürth’s 0-0 draw with Sandhausen. He was the most fouled player on the pitch (6), and completed more dribbles than anyone else (3). He completed 65% of his passes and had five recoveries.
He also played all 90 minutes of that match, but for Sandhausen. The 29-year-old completed 63% of his passes and had six recoveries on the day. From the right win, he had just one shot and it was off target. He completed 69% of his passes and had seven recoveries as well.
Came off the bench for the 2nd half of Duisburg’s 3-1 loss to Dynamo Dresden and earned a yellow card in the 90th minute for a bad foul.
He went 84 minutes in Jahn Regensburg’s 2-1 win over Ingolstadt.
Theoson Jordan Siebatcheu
What a day it was for the 22-year-old on Saturday! He recorded a brace and an assist in a 4-0 shutout of Nimes. Check out the Youth Update for more.
Jordan Siebatcheu has a goal and assist for Stade Rennes so far today. Here's the goal. pic.twitter.com/TlCGUVCicM— USMNT Videos (@USMNTvideos) December 22, 2018
The 31-year-old centerback went the full 90 for Fulham in a 0-0 draw with Newcastle. Ream was in the middle of a three man back line that got the shutout. He finished with 81% passing while adding six clearances.
Sunderland lost a touch match 3-1 at Portsmouth over the weekend. They have a couple games in hand and had the chance to steal three from the League One leaders. Gooch played all 90 minutes.
He came off the bench in the 84th minute as Newcastle United drew with Fulham 0-0. In just eight touches he was 3/3 passing and was credited with one key pass.
Horvath was in goal as Club Brugge took down Royal Antwerp by a final of 5-1. He has conceded just two goals in his last six matches across all competitions.
Saief came off the bench for the last couple minutes of Anderlecht’s 3-1 loss to Royal Excel Mouscron on Saturday.
22-year-old Hyndman got the start for Hibernian FC on Saturday against Livingston. He played 67 minutes before being subbed out.
Novakovich started the 0-0 draw for Fortuna Sittard. It wasn’t his best day and he was subbed out in the 90th minute. He lost a troubling 17 out of 24 duels on the day and finished with 77% passing.