While we don’t have a whole lot of action to report from our Yanks Abroad, it is a fun time to follow leagues overseas. Promotion fights & relegation battles everywhere you look. It’s wonderful.
The highs & lows from the past week:
On the final day of the regular season for Vitesse, Miazga had a very impressive day. He finished with 92% passing and he scored by heading home a corner kick in the 63rd minute. Matt was also named to the Eredivisie Team of the Week for his work. His loan from Chelsea is ending and while he is a long shot for a regular job there, he has earned himself a step up to a more challenging league next season.
In Sweden, Gall is having a great run of form. He scored his fourth goal in just three games on Saturday as GIF Sundsvall fell 4-3 to Hammerby. Other than the goal, his stat line was actually pretty disappointing.
McKennie’s Schalke side clinched 2nd place in the Bundesliga and a ticket to the UCL next season with 2-1 win over Augsburg. He gave the ball away a couple of times going forward but he had a decent performance overall doing what he does best, winning tackles.
His Fulham side FINALLY slipped up and took a disappointing 3-1 loss against Birmingham City, ending an unbeaten run that lasted 23 matches. Ream went the full 90 and didn’t have the best game, obviously. Had they won this final game of the season, they would have jumped ahead of Cardiff City for automatic promotion to the Premier League. Now they have to face a very difficult playoff round to go up.
Pulisic started for Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 loss against Mainz 05 and he was subbed out after 56 minutes. Far from his or his team’s best day and BvB could technically be passed up by TSG Hoffenheim on Saturday. If Hoffenheim pull off a big 3-0 win, they would leapfrog Dortmund into 3rd place (by winning the second tie-breaker of total goals).
The Everton loanee went 90 minutes and picked up a yellow card at left back in the Bolton Wanderers 3-2 win in the final game of the season. The win kept Bolton in the Championship, just two points clear of relegation. More in the Youth Update.
Didn’t start but came on for the final 23 minutes for Newcastle’s 2-1 loss at Watford.
CCV returned to the Ipswich Town lineup and went 90 minutes on the right hand side of a three-man back line for a 2-2 draw with Middlesbrough. He returns to Tottenham after a successful season in the 2nd division.
The Gruether Fürth man started and played 66 minutes before being subbed out. He finished with 61% passing and two shots off target.
21-year-old EPB went 90 minutes again in Belgium for Kortrijk in a 2-1 loss to Zulte-Waregem.
Started fort Frankfurt as they defeated Wood’s Hamburger SV 3-0 but Chandler picked up an injury and was subbed out in the 17th minute. He was 5 for 5 on passes for what it’s worth. Frankfurt’s GIF for injury substitutions.
Bobby was able to go 90 minutes in Hamburg’s 3-0 loss. He mustered 2 shots, one on target. He completed 18/20 passes, he won six duels but lost ten, and he was dispossessed four times.
Let us know in the comments of any other notable performances!