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Yanks Abroad: Christian Pulisic notches first Premier League assist

Checking in on the past week for the Americans playing at clubs abroad.

Norwich City v Chelsea FC - Premier League Photo by Clive Howes - Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

Call-ups are coming this week for the United States Men’s National team. It’s time to check in with our Yanks abroad to see who is fit and ready for Mexico on September 6th. Here’s what happened this past week around the world:


Christian Pulisic

Chelsea got a 3-2 win at Norwich City, with Pulisic notching an assist in the 17th minute. He was subbed out in the 84th minute for Willian. Unfortunately, he had the most giveaways (4) in the match. ASSIST | HIGHLIGHTS | WhoScored: 7.1

82% passing; 4 chances created; 1/2 shots on target; 2/10 duels; 1 interception

Tim Ream

The Fulham centerback put in two 90-minute shifts this past week in a 4-0 shutout of Millwall midweek and then a 2-1 loss to Nottingham Forest on Saturday. He completed the most passes (153 & 119, respectively) in BOTH matches. He’s been has been an important player for Fulham and they exercised a one-year option on him to extend his contract until 2021. HIGHLIGHTS | WhoScored: 6.3

94% passing; 1 blocked shot; 3/7 duels; 1 clearance; 1 interception; 1/1 tackle

Matt Miazga

Miazga went 90 minutes midweek as Reading FC drew with West Brom 1-1. Over the weekend he left the match at Huddersfield Town in the 12th minute with an apparent calf injury. HIGHLIGHTS | FotMob: 7 WhoScored: 6.8

88% passing; 1 shot off target; 3/7 long balls; 6/8 duels; 4 clearances; 2/4 tackles; 2 interceptions

Antonee Robinson

22-year-old Robinson played 67 minutes for Wigan Athletic midweek in a 1-0 loss to Middlesbrough and 90 minutes on Saturday in a 3-1 loss at Queens Park Rangers. He picked up one of six yellow cards that were handed out on the day. HIGHLIGHTS | WhoScored: 6.2

12/15 passing; 5/9 duels; 1/3 dribbles; 1/1 tackle; 4 clearances

Cameron Carter-Vickers

CCV got the start and played 73 minutes in the middle of a three-man backline for Stoke City in a 3-0 loss to Leeds United. Not pretty for the Stoke defense but he was at least the most accurate passer (94%) in the match. HIGHLIGHTS | WhoScored: 5.9

17/18 passing; 1/1 duel; 5 clearances; 1 interception; 5 recoveries

Lynden Gooch

After two draws to open their League One season, Sunderland have won three straight and are in a five-way tie atop the league with 11 points. Gooch played 57 minutes on the right wing. HIGHLIGHTS

Duane Holmes

Holmes scored and got an assist for the Derby County U-23s.


Weston McKennie

McKennie went 90 minutes as Schalke 04 were hammered by Bayern Munich 3-0. He was the most accurate passer (94%) to player 45 minutes. HIGHLIGHTS | WhoScored: 5.9

1 chance created; 32/34 passing; 1/6 duels; 1 clearance; 2 interceptions; 5 recoveries

John Brooks

The 26-year-old was on the left side of a three-man backline for Wolfsburg in a 3-0 shutout at Hertha Berlin. That’s two straight wins to start the season. HIGHLIGHTS | FotMob: 7.1 WhoScored: 7

70% passing; 4/7 duels; 1 clearance; 3/4 tackles; 1 interception; 5 recoveries

Timmy Chandler

He entered the match in the 77th minute with his Eintracht Frankfurt side down 2-0 and he got the assist as they pulled one back, but fell 2-1. (Assist at 1:42) HIGHLIGHTS | WhoScored: 6.8

13 touches; 2 chances created; 5/7 passing; 1/3 duels; 1/2 dribbles

Zack Steffen

Steffen was in goal for Fortuna Düsseldorf’s 3-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen. He was done in by an own goal in the 6th minute and Leverkusen really gave it to the Düsseldorf defense all day. HIGHLIGHTS | FotMob: 5.1 WhoScored: 6.4

4 saves; 1 punch; 4 throws; 63% passing; 1/1 duel; 1 clearance

Alfredo Morales

He scored the loan goal for Düsseldorf in that 3-1 loss. But he also lost the most duels (10) in the match. HIGHLIGHTS | FotMob: 7.3 WhoScored: 7.5

82% passing; 1/3 shots on goal; 7/17 duels; 2/2 dribbles; 1/1 tackle; 3 interceptions

Fabian Johnson

The 31-year-old started and played 81 minutes as Borussia Mönchengladbach beat FSV Mainz 05 3-1. HIGHLIGHTS | WhoScored: 6.6

81% passing; 3/5 duels; 1/1 tackle; 1 interception

Julian Green

Green went 90 minutes in Gruether Fürth’s 1-1 draw at Hannover. He lost 11 duels, the most in the match. FotMob: 5.9 WhoScored: 6.8

62% passing; 3 chances created; 1/1 shot on goal; 4/15 duels; 1 clearance; dispossessed three times; 1 interception

Jann George

27-year-old George played the first 61 minutes for Jahn Regensburg in a 3-1 loss to Arminia Bielefeld. FotMob: 5.9 WhoScored: 6.8

42% passing; 1 shot off target; 4/5 duels; 1/1 dribble

Bobby Wood

He came on for the final 11 minutes of Hamburger SV’s 4-2 win over Karlsruher. Wood replaced Hinterseer, who got a curtain call after two assists and a goal on the day. FotMob: 5.8 WhoScored: 5.9

5 touches; 1 shot off target; 2/4 passes

Marc Heider

Heider played all 90 minutes at striker in a 1-0 loss for Osnabruck at Nurnberg. FotMob: 5.9 WhoScored: 6.8

52% passing; 3 chances created; 1 shot off target; 9/11 duels; 1 clearance; 1/2 tackles; 4 offsides

Terrence Boyd

Down in the 3rd tier, Boyd scored in a 3-0 win for Hallescher over Unterhaching. HIGHLIGHTS


Tyler Boyd

The Besiktas man played the first 61 minutes of a 3-0 shutout over Goztepe. HIGHLIGHTS

77% passing; 1 chance created; 4/6 duels; 1/1 dribble


Romain Gall

Malmo FF fell to top-of-the-table Djurgarden 1-0 as Gall came off the bench in the 69th minute. They had a chance to tie it in the 68th minute with a PK, but the keeper made a nice foot save. Gall also had a golden opportunity but hit it right at the keeper. HIGHLIGHTS | FotMob: 6.2

1 chance created; 2/4 shots on target; 1 big chance missed; 10/12 passing; 1/1 duel

Aron Johannsson

The Hammarby man started at striker for a 2-0 win at Falkenbergs FF. But it wasn’t pretty as he lost possession the most times (2), had the fewest touches (31), and lost the most duels (8). HIGHLIGHTS FotMob: 5.8

58% passing; 2 blocked shots; 3/11 duels; 0/1 dribble; 2 fouls


Emmanuel Sabbi

Sabbi played the first 82 minutes as Hobro drew with Odense 0-0. He completed the most dribbles (3) in the match. And he also got a yellow card as well. HIGHLIGHTS | FotMob: 6.8

73% passing; 2 chances created; 0/3 shots on target; 8/17 duels; 1 clearance; 3/5 dribbles; 1 interception

Christian Cappis

Cappis lined up right next to Sabbi, playing 90 minutes in Hobro’s draw and he picked up a yellow card also. HIGHLIGHTS | FotMob: 6.8

71% passing; 1 chance created; 1/4 duels; 4 clearances; dispossessed once; 1/1 tackle; 4 interceptions

Yosef Samuel

Formerly in the USL with Bethlehem Steel & Atlanta United 2, Samuel is now also with Hobro. The 22-year-old entered the match for the last eight minutes.


Erik Palmer-Brown

The 22-year-old was sent off with a red card in the 75th minute of Austria Wien’s 2-2 draw at Hartberg. They got the point, but Austria Wien looked like a big mess. Players were yelling at each other on the field, ugly mistakes in the back (and must-see howler from the keeper on an own goal), plus EPB’s red card for pulling his man down in the box. HIGHLIGHTS | FotMob: 5.7

93% passing; 1 chance created; 4/6 duels; 3 clearances; 1/2 tackles