We are back at it again after the international break and the Yanks gave us plenty of action to follow. Goals from Jann George, Terrence Boyd, and Toni Payne lead the way, but Sergiño Dest also added an assist for Ajax. Emmanuel Sabbi produced a couple must-see highlights over in Denmark as well.
Let’s get to the Yanks Abroad from last weekend:
George got his fourth goal of the season over the weekend by smashing home the third goal of a 3-1 Jahn Regensburg win over FC Heidenheim. He started on the bench but came on the pitch in the 68th minute before scoring in the 85th. HIGHLIGHTS
FotMob: 7.2 | WhoScored: 7.1
5/9 passing | 1/3 shots on target | 1/3 duels | 1/1 dribble | 1 interception
After subbing on for the final five minutes, Boyd scored his eighth goal of the season. His Hallescher FC side got the 3-0 shutout win at Carl Zeiss Jena. HIGHLIGHTS
The Schalke 04 man came on for the last 17 minutes of a 2-1 win over Werder Bremen. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see our Yanks face off as it was a quick appearance for McKennie and Sargent was left unused on the other bench.
Steffen and Fortuna Düsseldorf were destroyed by Bayern Munich 4-0. Steffen was credited with an error that led to the fourth goal. A cross from the end line snuck right passed him and his defender for an easy tap in from Philippe Coutinho.
FotMob: 3.6 | WhoScored: 4.5
1 save | 6 throws | 1 high claim | 17/28 passing
Alfredo Morales, Zack Steffen’s teammate, obviously also had a rough match as well. The loss has Düsseldorf in 16th place (relegation qualification) with just 11 points through 12 matches.
FotMob: 4.8 | WhoScored: 5.9
1 chance created | 45% passing | 2 blocked shots | 4/9 duels | 3 clearances | dispossessed three times
Wolfsburg picked up the 2-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt with Brooks playing all 90 minutes on the left side of a three-man back line. They are level on points with Borussia Dortmund but sit in 7th place on goal differential, just below Europa League Qualification.
FotMob: 7.4 | WhoScored: 7.5
73% passing | 2/4 long balls | 5/8 duels | 11 clearances | 1/2 tackles
He actually got the start at striker for Hamburger SV’s 2-1 win over Dynamo Dresden but was subbed out after failing to unleash a single shot in 60 minutes.
FotMob: 6.4 | WhoScored: 6.1
13 touches | 7/8 passing | 3/7 duels | 1 clearance | 0/1 dribble
Ajax got the 4-1 win over Heracles as Dest assisted one but also had a mistake that led to the lone goal for the away side. He came on in the 67th minute and had his shot redirected into the goal in the 87th minute. But in stoppage time he was the last man back on a corner kick. He lost the ball at midfield then lost the foot race to concede the breakaway goal.
FotMob: 6.6 | WhoScored: 6
3 chances created | 1 blocked shot | 16/18 passing | 2/3 duels | 1/1 dribble | 0/1 tackle
The 21-year-old played 90 minutes on the left wing as VVV-Venlo beat FC Twente by a final of 2-1. He was the most fouled player (4) in the match.
FotMob: 7 | WhoScored: 7.3
3 chances created | 64% passing | 8/17 duels | 2/2 dribbles | dispossessed twice
Haji Wright had a very solid game yesterday against FC Twente. Still having a hard time finding the back of the net but here are some nice plays from the match. Could have easily had 2 assists. pic.twitter.com/y8vIKQd3k8— Future USMNT (@FutureUsmnt) November 25, 2019
The 23-year-old CD Tenerife man has been stringing together starts in the 2nd tier of Spain. He’s played 90 minutes their last three matches including a 2-0 win over Sporting Gijón over the weekend.
66% passing | 3/6 duels | 1 clearance | 1/2 dribbles | dispossessed once
The 21-year-old played all 90 minutes in Chelsea’s 2-1 loss at The Etihad against Manchester City. Pulisic was on the left wing and played a positive match, always looking to go forward and make something happen. Although that is easier said than done against the champions. HIGHLIGHTS
FotMob: 5.9 | WhoScored: 6.2
1 chance created | 82% passing | 2/11 duels | 1 clearance | 2/5 dribbles | dispossessed once
FotMob: 6.1 | WhoScored: 8.1
2 chances created | 71% passing | 3/7 duels | 2 clearances | 0/1 tackle | 1 interception
FotMob: 6.2 | WhoScored: 6.4
69% passing | 3/8 long balls | 2/7 duels | 5 clearances | 1/1 tackle | 1 interception
FotMob: 6.9 | WhoScored: 7.1
1 chance created | 76% passing | 5/13 duels | 7 clearances | 1/1 dribble | 2 interceptions
FotMob: 6.8 | WhoScored: 7.1
1 chance created | 89% passing | 5/7 duels | 1 clearance | 1/2 dribbles | 1 interception
FotMob: 6.4 | WhoScored: 7
86% passing | 8/13 duels | 5 clearances | 1/1 dribble | 2/2 tackles | dispossessed once | 2 interceptions
The 25-year-old played 90 minutes as the CAM for Derby County in a big 1-0 win over 3rd place Preston North End.
FotMob: 7.7 | WhoScored: 7.6
2 chances created | 61% passing | 0/1 shot on target (hit the woodwork) | 4/7 duels | 2 clearances | 0/1 dribble | 1/1 tackle | 3 interceptions
Novakovich played the second 45 minutes as Frosinone Calcio were shutout 2-0 at Spezia.
1 chance created | 6/7 passing | 1 blocked shot | 3/9 duels | 0/1 dribbles | dispossessed twice
EPB went 90 minutes for Austria Wien in a scoreless draw at Admira Moedling.
73% passing | 9/12 duels | 4 clearances | 2/2 tackles
The 21-year-old played all 90 mintes as Hobro fell at FC København 2-1. He did very well to earn a penalty kick, but then missed it (it was scored on the rebound).
90% passing | 3/4 shots on target | 2 big chances missed | 5/11 duels | 2 clearances | 2/4 dribbles | dispossessed twice | 2/2 tackles
Hobro has a surprise 1-0 away lead on Copenhagen at HT. That goal came off a penalty that was drawn by U.S U-23 winger Emmanuel Sabbi. Sabbi took the the penalty and it was saved - but Imed Louati put in the rebound pic.twitter.com/rvYzd1pruS— American Soccer Now (@ClassicASN) November 24, 2019
The 20-year-old played all 90 minutes of that 2-1 Hobro loss. Cappis had the most tackles in the match with four, he lost possession the most times with five, and he also lost the most duels in the match with 12.
3 chances created | 81% passing | 1 blocked shot | 7/19 duels | 1 clearance | 2/3 dribbles
Tim Weah - Lille OSC - Rehab in Madrid
Tyler Adams - RB Leipzig - “Most likely” training w/ team next week
Jonathan Amon - FC Nordsjælland
Kenny Saief - RSC Anderlecht
Lynden Gooch - Sunderland - Ankle
Julian Green - Greuther Fürth - Ruptured Inner Band
Did Not Play
Cameron Carter-Vickers - Stoke City - Not in the 18
Josh Sargent - Werder Bremen - Unused Sub
Tyler Boyd - Besiktas - Unused Sub
Ethan Horvath - Club Brugge - Unused Sub
William Yarbrough - León - Not in the 18
Timmy Chandler - Eintracht Frankfurt - Unused Sub
Fabian Johnson - Borussia Mönchengladbach - Unused Sub
Aron Johannsson - Hammarby - Unused Sub
Khiry Shelton - Paderborn - Unused Sub
Jonathan Klinsmann - St. Gallen - Unused Sub
Geoff Cameron - Queens Park Rangers - Red Card