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.
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
|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
Tyler Adams - RB Leipzig - Minor Back Injury
Jonathan Amon - Nordsjaelland - Bruised Knee
Jan George - Jahn Regensburg - Hip