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Yanks Abroad: Goals, assists, debuts, & returns

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What. a. weekend.

Borussia Dortmund v Sport-Club Freiburg -Bundesliga Photo by Alex Gottschalk/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Before we get into all the great action from this past weekend, let’s take a step back for a moment and really enjoy the wide angle view. Just look how far the pool of American players has progressed since this Yanks Abroad report from 2017! We’ve come a long way and there is truly a lot of deserved optimism around the United States Men’s National Team for the first time since they failed to qualify for the World Cup.

It wasn’t just a trio of assists for Gio Reyna, or Sergiño Dest becoming the first American to play for Barcelona (with another American on the bench as well), or even Chris Richards getting an assist in his first start for Bayern Munich! We also got goals from Andrija Novakovich, Gboly Ariyibi, & Nicholas Gioacchini. And if that wasn’t enough good news for you, Christian Pulisic was back on the pitch for Chelsea and Antonee Robinson made his Premier League debut for Fulham.

This was all without two of the brightest hopes for the Americans. Tyler Adams was sidelined with a minor injury for RB Leipzig, while the Juventus match was abandoned due to a series of positive coronavirus tests from Napoli. Weston McKennie was in the lineup as a substitute.

There was also some good news Monday in regards to Matt Miazga. He was not getting any minutes with Chelsea, who have now loaned him out to Vincent Kompany’s Anderlecht.

Gio Reyna - Forward, Borussia Dortmund

It was a day that Gio Reyna won’t soon forget as he recorded three assists in a 4-0 thrashing of SC Freiburg. He’s still yet to turn 18-years-old but it was a Man of the Match worthy performance, as he showed off an array of skills and a wonderful connection with fellow youngster Erling Haaland. He’s found a great situation to prosper at BvB. HIGHLIGHTS

Chris Richards - Defender, Bayern Munich

In his first ever start for the German giants, Richards picked up an assist, and could have had a couple more as well. At just 20 years old, he looked right at home sharing the field with some of the best players on the planet. HIGHLIGHTS

Andrija Novakovich - Forward, Frosinone

The 24-year-old got his first goal of the Serie B season over the weekend in a 2-0 win. He came off the bench in the 51st minute and opened the scoring the 58th. Frosinone just barely missed out on promotion last season and are in 7th place with four points right now.

Gboly Ariyibi - Forward, Panetolikos

Over in Greece, Ariyibi also got on the scoresheet for the first time of the young Super League season. His Panetolikos side are winless through four matches.

Nicholas Gioacchini - Forward, Caen

Gioacchini is off to good start in Ligue 2 as he scored the loan goal for Caen in a 1-0 win over Amiens, his second of the season.

Quick Stats

John Brooks completed the most passes in Wolfburg’s match against Augsburg with 84.

Geoff Cameron lost possession three times, the most in the match for Queens Park Rangers.

Nicholas Gioacchini both won (11) AND lost (15) the most duels in the match.

Erik Palmer-Brown’s 93% passing accuracy was the best in the match for Austria Wien.

Yanks Abroad Oct. 2-5

Name (Position) Team/Competion Result M Rating S(OG) CC P DW Y/R
Name (Position) Team/Competion Result M Rating S(OG) CC P DW Y/R
Ventura Alvarado (D) Atletico San Luis/Liga MX 3-0 loss at Tigres 90 6.2 1(0) 0 72% 5/8 -
Gboly Ariyibi (F) Panetolikos/Super League 1-1 draw vs Asteras Tripolis 90 - - - - - -
Tyler Boyd (M) Besiktas/Super Lig 1-0 loss vs Genclerbirligi 63 6.5 0(0) 1 83% 7/11 -
John Brooks (D) Wolfsburg/Bundesliga 0-0 draw vs Augsburg 90 7.8 2(0) 2 88% 7/12 -
Terrence Boyd (F) Hallescher FC/3. Liga 4-0 loss at Saarbrucken 90 - - - - - Y
Geoff Cameron (M) QPR/Championship 1-1 draw at Sheffield Wednesday 90 5.9 2(0) 0 68% 3/15 -
Reggie Cannon (D) Boavista/Primeira Liga 1-1 draw at Moreirense 90 7.8 1(0) 2 72% 5/7 -
Timmy Chandler (D) Eintracht Frankfurt/Bundesliga 2-1 win vs Hoffenheim 3 - 1(0) 0 - 1/1 -
Konrad de la Fuente (f) Barcelona/La Liga 1-1 draw vs Sevilla 0 - - - - - -
Luca de la Torre (F) Heracles/Eredivisie 3-0 loss at Vitesse 0 - - - - - -
Sergino Dest (D) Barcelona/La Liga 1-1 draw vs Sevilla 15 6.3 0(0) 1 100% 0/0 -
Mix Diskerud (D) Helsingborg/Allsvenskan 3-2 loss at Mjallby 90 6.2 3(1) 3 67% 3/5 Y
Chris Durkin (M) St. Truiden/First Division A 0-0 draw vs Kortrijk 0 - - - - - -
Joe Efford (F) Beveren-Waasland/First Division A 1-1 draw vs Genk 17 6 1(0) 0 100% 0/1 -
Nicholas Gioacchini (F) Caen/Ligue 2 1-0 win vs Amiens 90 8.1 2(2) 3 65% 11/26 -
Lynden Gooch (M) Sunderland/League One 0-0 draw at Charlton 90 6.3 1(0) 0 83% 2/8 -
Julian Green (F) Greuther Furth/2. Bundesliga 2-2 draw at Wurzburger Kickers 85 7.4 2(0) 2 87% 9/10 -
Brenden Hines-Ike (D) Kortrijk/First Division A 0-0 draw at St. Truiden 0 - - - - - -
Duane Holmes (M) Derby County/Championship 1-0 win at Norwich 63 6.2 0(0) 2 63 1/4 -
Ethan Horvath (K) Club Brugge/First Division 3-0 win vs Anderlecht 0 - - - - - -
Aron Johannsson (F) Hammarby/Allsvenskan 1-1 draw vs Djurgarden 90 6.2 1(0) 0 58% 3/14 Y
Eric Lichaj (D) Fatih Karagumruk/Super Lig 2-1 loss at Fenerbahce 73 5.7 0(0) 0 81% 2/3 -
Andrija Novakovich (F) Frosinone/Serie B 2-0 win at Venezia 39 7.3 1(1) 0 69% 6/10 -
Weston McKennie (M) Juventus/Serie A Match Abandoned 0 - - - - - -
Shaq Moore (D) Tenerife/La Liga 2 2-0 loss at Mallorca 90 6.5 4(1) 0 67% 3/4 -
Erik Palmer-Brown (D) Austria Wien/Bundesliga 2-0 win at Swarvski Tirol 90 7 0(0) 0 93% 4/5 -
Christian Pulisic (F) Chelsea/Premier League 4-0 win vs Crystal Palace 7 - 0(0) 0 60% 2/3 -
Tim Ream (D) Fulham/Premier League 1-0 loss at Wolves 90 6 0(0) 0 92% 1/4 -
Gio Reyna (M) Borussia Dortmund/Bundesliga 4-0 win vs Freiburg 81 9.6* 1(0) 7 89% 12/16 -
Chris Richards (D) Bayern Munich/Bundesliga 4-3 win vs Hertha Berlin 65 7.4 0(0) 4 90% 1/5 -
Antonee Robinson (D) Fulham/Premier League 1-0 loss at Wolves 90 6.8 1(1) 1 89% 6/11 -
Emmanuel Sabbi (F) Odense/SuperLigaen 1-0 loss vs Vejle Boldklub 84 5.8 2(1) 0 71% 8/16 -
Kenny Saeif (M) Lechia Gdansk/Ekstraklasa Monday vs Pogon Szczecin - - - - - - -
Josh Sargent (F) Werder Bremen/Bundesliga 1-0 win vs Arminia Bielefeld 81 6.6 0(0) 1 65% 5/11 -
Zack Steffen Manchester City/Premier League 1-1 draw at Leeds 0 - - - - - -
Timothy Tillman Gruether Furth/2. Bundesliga 2-2 draw at Wurzburger Kickers 13 6.4 0(0) 0 67% 2/2 -
Tim Weah (M) Lille/Ligue 1 3-0 win at Strasbourg 1 - - - - - -
Bobby Wood (F) Hamburg/2. Bundesliga Monday at Paderborn - - - - - - -
Haji Wright (F) Sonderjyske/SuperLigaen 2-2 draw at Lyngby 13 6.2 1(0) 1 100% 1/2 -

Did Not Dress

Christian Cappis - Hobro IK - Passport revoked

Cameron Carter-Vickers - Tottenham - Exit rumors

Romain Gall - Orebro

Fabian Johnson - Free Agent

Matt Miazga - Chelsea

Alfredo Morales - Fortuna Düsseldorf

Sebastian Saucedo - Pumas

Danny Williams - Free Agent

Bobby Wood - Hamburger SV

Injured

Tyler Adams - RB Leipzig - Minor Back Injury

Jonathan Amon - Nordsjaelland - Bruised Knee

Jan George - Jahn Regensburg - Hip

DeAndre Yedlin - Newcastle United - “Knock”