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Yanks Abroad: Pulisic scores, McKennie returns

A pretty quiet the past week from the Americans, but we take a look at all the noteworthy appearances around the world.

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Christian Pulisic, the 19-year-old sensation for the United States, scored an absolutely accidental beautiful goal over the weekend, but the Yanks Abroad were pretty quiet other than that. Let’s take a look around the globe for all the notable appearances.

The highs & lows from the past week:

Christian Pulisic
Sometimes it just takes a bit of luck to get back on track. Pulisic got his first goal since December 16th and he did it with some flair. Although he admitted the shot wasn’t was on purpose, but was intended to be a cross. He played all 90 minutes of Borussia Dortmund’s 3-0 win over Stuttgart. They sit just one point behind Weston McKennie’s Schalke 04 for 2nd place.

Weston McKennie
McKennie had been sidelined for about a month with a groin injury, but made his return for the 2nd half of Schalke’s 3-2 loss against Hamburger SV (Error 404: Bobby Wood not found in lineup). It wasn’t his best showing, but he did play a part in one of the goals. For more about the game (and video) he was covered in Youth Update.

DeAndre Yedlin
The Newcastle man went 90 minutes in a 2-1 win over Leicester City. Yedlin didn’t have his best day but Newcastle are now sitting in 10th place.

Matt Miazga
On loan from Chelsea, his Vitesse side have been struggling the last couple months. They’ve fallen to 7th place in the Dutch Eredivisie. Miazga played all 90 minutes of their 1-0 loss at NAC Breda.

Kenny Saief
At Anderlecht, on loan from Gent, Saief played the full 90 in a 2-1 win over Charleroi.

Jorge Villafaña
Villafaña played all 90 minutes at left back for Santos Laguna’s 3-0 shutout win of Queretaro. Santos sit in 2nd place, just one point back from Toluca atop Liga MX.

Andrija Novakovich
He played the full 90 minutes at center-forward for Telstar’s 0-0 draw with PSV Eindhoven II. He picked up a yellow card in the 28th min.

Tim Ream
Ream and Fulham continue to turn in good performances. They’ve now gone 19 games unbeaten and are within striking distance of automatic promotion to the Premier League. Tim finished with 87% passing with four clearances and two interceptions.

Cameron Carter-Vickers
CCV had a pretty nice match on his own account, going the distance in Ipswitch Town’s 1-0 loss to Brentford. He had five interceptions, six clearances, and picked up a yellow card in the 17th min.

Alfredo Morales
The 27-year-old Ingolstadt man played 56 minutes before being substituted out of a 2-2 draw against Arminia Bielebeld.

Julian Green
Green started and went 77 minutes before getting subbed out of Greuther Fuerth’s 0-0 draw against Sandhausen.

Antonee Robinson
Covered in Youth Update

Lynden Gooch
Covered in Youth Update

What was the best performance of the weekend that we missed?