It was a day to remember for the Chelsea youngster, and USMNT historians, but Christian Pulisic’s performance is just one of many positives our Yanks Abroad brought us over the weekend. There were goals from Terrence Boyd & Emmanuel Sabbi, assists from Sergiño Dest & Josh Sargent, plus we’ve got players returning from injury and defenders throwing down shutouts!
Are you not entertained?!
After two fantastic performances coming off the bench, Frank Lampard gave Pulisic the nod for the starting lineup at Turf Moor on Saturday. The 21-year-old led the way for the Blues with his first professional hat trick and it was just ‘perfect’. The match ended 4-2 as Burnley were able to pull back two goals in the closing minutes.
FotMob: 9.6 | WhoScored: 10
3 chances created | 4/4 shots on target | 81% passing | 3/9 duels | 1/1 dribble
A perfect hattrick from @cpulisic_10, he joins @clint_dempsey as the only Americans to score three goals in a @PremierLeague game! pic.twitter.com/5RrGLY4LPU— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) October 26, 2019
Newcastle drew with Wolverhampton 1-1 with Yedlin going all 90 minutes at right back. The point has them just one point clear of the relegation zone.
FotMob: 6.7 | WhoScored: 6.9
1/1 tackle | 1 clearance | 72% passing | 4/7 duels | 1 chance created
The Fulham played the full 90 of a scoreless draw at Middlesbrough. They’re currently in 7th place, just outside of promotion qualification.
FotMob: 6.9 | WhoScored: 6.9
1/1 tackle | 4 clearances | 86% passing | 4/6 duels
Stoke City took a 2-0 loss at Millwall as CCV went 90 minutes as an outside back. He was the most accurate passer (90%) to play at least 45 minutes.
FotMob: 6.4 | WhoScored: 6.3
1/2 tackle | 2 clearances | 1 chance created | 53/59 passing | 3/5 duels | 1 interception
Robinson had a nice day as Wigan Athletic drew with Bristol City 2-2. He completed four tackles, the most in the match, from his usual right back position.
FotMob: 7 | WhoScored: 6.9
2 chances created | 4/4 tackles | 2 interceptions | 2 clearances | 61% passing | 7/13 duels
The 30-year-old Hull City captain played 90 minutes in a 2-0 win over Derby County.
FotMob: 7.2 | WhoScored: 6.9
83% passing | 2/4 tackles | 2 clearances | 5/7 duels
On the other side of that field was Holmes, playing 90 minutes in the midfield for Derby County. He was fouled three times, the most in the match.
FotMob: 7.2 | WhoScored: 6.9
1 chance created | 78% passing | 0/1 shot on target | 9/12 duels | 1/1 tackle | 1 clearance | 2/3 dribbles
The 34-year-old played the first 72 minutes of QPR’s 3-1 loss to Brentford FC.
The 18-year-old has pledged his allegiance to the United States Men’s National Team. That’s real life, man. Over the weekend he got another assist in 81 minutes as Ajax shutout Feyenoord 4-0. This was after he took on Pulisic & Chelsea midweek in UEFA Champions League play, where he put in 90 minutes. HIGHLIGHTS
FotMob: 7.8 | WhoScored: 7.6
2 chances created | 85% passing | 0/1 shot on target | 5/10 duels | 2/3 tackles
Wright played the first 78 minutes on the right wing as VVV Venlo lost 4-1 at Fortuna Sittard.
FotMob: 7 | WhoScored: 7
1 chance created | 89% passing | 0 shots | 10/15 duels | 3/3 dribbles | 2/2 tackles
He followed up his goal last week with his second assist of the season as Werder Bremen got a 2-2 draw at Bayer Leverkusen. The 19-year-old lost posession four times, the most in the match. He was subbed out in the 86th minute. YOUTH UPDATE
FotMob: 7 | WhoScored: 7.1
2 chances created | 60% passing | 1/3 shots on target | 6/13 duels | 1 clearance | 1/1 dribble
It's a great day for young USMNT stars!— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) October 26, 2019
Josh Sargent kick-starts a lovely Bremen move to set up Davy Klaassen for their go-ahead goal at Leverkusen on FS2. #B04SVW pic.twitter.com/VSk9jF4Pik
The 28-year-old striker had a goal and assist as Hallescher drew with Meppen 3-3. It was a beautiful assist to open the scoring and then he finished their second goal from an incredible angle. He now has seven goals on the season. HIGHLIGHTS
Brooks made his return from injury with a full 90 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 0-0 draw with Augsburg. It was his first match since August 31st. Wolfsburg are sitting in 4th place, just two points from the top of the table.
FotMob: 7.3 | WhoScored: 7
2/3 tackles | 1 last man tackle | 2 clearances | 6/9 duels | 67% passing
Fortuna Düsseldorf fell 2-0 at Paderborn with Steffen in goal.
FotMob: 5.8 | WhoScored: 6.2
5 throws | 4 saves | 1 diving save | 2 saves inside box | 67% passing | 12/25 long balls
Morales had been sidelined with the flu but returned for the last 25 minutes of that Düsseldorf loss. He got a yellow card for a bad foul in the 82nd minute.
FotMob: 5.8 | WhoScored: 6.1
78% passing | 2/4 duels | 1/1 dribble
The 24-year-old played 90 minutes and picked up a yellow card in Greuther Fürth’s scoreless draw at Osnabrück.
FotMob: 6.8 | WhoScored: 6.7
2 chances created | 79% passing | 1/2 shots on target | 2 corners | 7/13 duels
The 29-year-old was back in the lineup this past week, making a 7 minute appearance in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 2-1 Europa League win over Standard Liege. He then played 11 minutes in a 4-2 loss at Borussia Mönchengladbach.
He applied the final touch to open the scoring in Hobro’s 1-1 draw with Silkeborg. An easy goal but he did well to sniff out the play and get himself into position. Sabbi was FotMob’s Man of the Match after winning 12 duels and eight dribbles (both match highs). YOUTH UPDATE
2 chances created | 89% passing | 3/5 shots on target | 8/11 dribbles | 12/23 duels
In Denmark, U.S U-23 winger Emmanuel Sabbi scores a 3rd minute goal for Hobro for a 1-0 lead on Silkeborg. Game now 1-1 in the 42nd pic.twitter.com/EttJ3YrK0T— American Soccer Now (@ClassicASN) October 27, 2019
He entered the match for Hobro in the 88th minute.
Necaxa got the 2-0 win over Atlas with Alvarado going 90 minutes at centerback.
62% passing | 0/1 shot on target | 4/8 duels | 5 clearances | 1 interception
He came on for the last 11 minutes as Frosinone got the 1-1 draw at Cremonese.
Tim Weah - Lille - Got his boots back on
Weston McKennie - Schalke - Out with muscle problems
Tyler Adams - RB Leipzig - Out since June 10 with groin injury
Jonathan Amon - Nordsjaelland
Kenny Saief - Anderlecht
Lynden Gooch - Sunderland - Ankle
Fabian Johnson - Borussia Mönchengladbach - Groin
Did Not Play
Matt Miazga - Reading - Match Postponed
Tyler Boyd - Besiktas - Unused Sub
Romain Gall - Malmö FF - Not in the 18
Erik Palmer-Brown - Austria Wien - Unused Sub
Ethan Horvath - Club Brugge - Unused Sub
William Yarbrough - Leon - Unused Sub
Jann George - Jahn Regensburg - Not in the 18
Bobby Wood - Hamburg - Unused Sub
Khiry Shelton - Paderborn - Unused Sub
Jonathan Klinsmann - St. Gallen - Unused Sub