We have plenty of good news from over the weekend to get to this week. It was a sight for sore eyes for United States Men’s National Team fans as DeAndre Yedlin returned the pitch for the first time this season. Zack Steffen continues to impress in the Bundesliga after saving a PK this weekend, plus three players registered assists as well.
Here’s what happened this weekend:
The 19-year-old picked up his first assist of the season as Werder Bremen drew 2-2 at Borussia Dortmund. The assist came off a corner kick in which Sargent won the initial header, sending it across the face of the goal for Marco Freidl to put home. HIGHLIGHTS | YOUTH UPDATE
FotMob: 7.6 WhoScored: 7.2
76% passing; 3 chances created; 1/3 shots on target; 3/5 duels; 1/1 dribbles; 1 interception; 2 offsides
The Fortuna Düsseldorf keeper saved a PK in the 64th minute to keep the match level, but Freiburg eventually got the 2-1 win. So good to see Steffen playing so well to start this Bundesliga season. HIGHLIGHTS
FotMob: 6.1 WhoScored: 6.6
1 save; 5 throws; 83% passing; 9/14 long balls
FotMob: 6.3 WhoScored: 6.5
59% passing; 0/1 shot on goal; 6/15 duels; 2 clearances; 0/2 dribbles; 0/3 tackles
Green played the full 90 as Greuther Fürth were shutout 3-0 at home against Holstein Kiel.
FotMob: 5.8 WhoScored: 5.6
82% passing; 0/1 shot on target; 2 corner kicks; 4/10 duels; 1/0 dribbles; dispossessed once; 1/2 tackles
He went 70 minutes in a 2-2 draw for Jahn Regensburg against Hamburger SV.
FotMob: 6.6 WhoScored: 6.4
46% passing; 1 chance created; 4/6 duels; 1/2 dribbles; dispossessed once; 0/1 tackle
The Derby County man assisted the opening goal in the 2nd minute of a 3-2 win over Birmingham City. He read the play in the midfield well and won possession before sending in a wonderful early cross for the goal. HIGHLIGHTS
FotMob: 7.4 WhoScored: 7
79% passing; 3 chances created; 4/8 duels; 1/2 dribbles; 1/2 tackles
The 26-year-old was finally able to make his first appearance of the Premier League season on Sunday after recovering from groin injury. He came on for the final 16 minutes as Newcastle were spanked by Leicester City 5-0. HIGHLIGHTS
FotMob: 5.7 WhoScored: 6
5 touches; 2/2 passing; 1/3 duels; 1/1 tackles
FotMob: 6.6 WhoScored: 6.7
91% passing; 4/8 long balls; 3/7 duels; 0/1 tackle; 9 recoveries
FotMob: 6.4 WhoScored: 6.5
69% passing; 5/5 duels; 3 clearances; 3/3 dribbles; 1/1 tackles
FotMob: 6.6 WhoScored: 6.8
58% passing; 5/9 duels; 1 clearances; dispossessed once; 2/5 tackles; 3 interceptions
FotMob: 5.8 WhoScored: 6.2
90% passing; 0/1 shot on target; 4/5 duels; 2 clearances; 1/2 tackles
FotMob: 5.6 WhoScored: 5.9
74% passing; 3/8 duels; 4 clearances; dispossessed twice; 2/2 tackles
Gooch played 89 minutes as Sunderland beat Milton Keynes Dons 2-1 on Saturday at the Stadium of Light. He lost possession five times, the most in the match. The Black Cats are in 5th place on the Championship table with 19 points after ten matches.
82% passing; 3 chances created; 5/13 duels; 2/2 dribbles; 1 interception
Sabbi’s teammate Cappis assisted the loan goal for Hobro in that 2-1 loss. Cappis also earned a yellow card, just six minutes before Sabbi. HIGHLIGHTS
81% passing; 3 chances created; 1/2 shots on target; 5 corner kicks; 3/7 duels; 2 clearances; dispossessed twice; 1/1 tackle; 2 interceptions
Sabbi played 90 minutes in Hobro’s 2-1 loss to Lyngby. He picked up a yellow card in the 66th minute. HIGHLIGHTS
84% passing; 2/2 shots on target; 2 chances created; 6/11 duels; 2/4 dribbles; 0/1 tackle
The Ajax man came off the bench for the final 23 minutes of a 2-0 win over Groningen after playing 78 minutes midweek. Ajax are top of the table in the Eredivisie with 20 points through eight matches.
FotMob: 6.8 WhoScored: 7
36 touches; 0/1 shot on target; 23/26 passing; 5/7 duels; 2/3 dribbles; 1/2 tackles
Wright played 90 minutes in VVV-Venlo’s 3-0 shutout loss at home against Heerenveen. The striker missed a penalty kick in the 25th minute. YOUTH UPDATE
FotMob: 6.4 WhoScored: 5.8
65% passing; 1/4 shots on target; 6/10 duels; 0/3 dribbles; 1 offsides
Haji Wright was this close to opening his Eredivisie scoring account with VVV Venlo, but..... yada, yada, yada, they lose 0-3 at home to Heerenveen pic.twitter.com/gkqoGFjM4m— Brian Sciaretta (@BrianSciaretta) September 28, 2019
He recorded an assist in midweek action before coming off the bench for the 30 minutes of Frosinone’s 1-1 draw with Cosenza on Saturday.
8 touches; 4/5 passing; 2 chances created; 1/1 shot on target; 1/1 dribble; 1 offsides
The 22-year-old centerback played 79 minutes of a 4-1 loss at RB Salzburg. He was subbed out after the fourth goal on a match to forget.
62% passing; 5/9 duels; 1 clearance; 3/4 tackles; 4 interceptions
The Leon keeper got his first game since November on Friday as they were defeated 2-1 at Puebla. He guessed the right way on a PK but it was smashed into the upper corner out of his reach. The second goal, however, was quite ugly for Yarbrough. HIGHLIGHTS
1 save; 3 throws; 88% passing; 2/3 long balls
Alvarado played two full matches last week including a 0-0 draw for Necaxa against FC Juarez. HIGHLIGHTS
77% passing; 5/11 duels; 4 clearances; 1/1 dribble; 0/1 tackle; 1 interception
Tim Weah - Lille
Tyler Adams - RB Leipzig
John Brooks - Wolfsburg
Alfredo Morales - Fortuna Düsseldorf
Fabian Johnson - Borussia Mönchengladbach