Each week and every week, Yanks Abroad seems to be more positive than the week before. With so much promising talent spread around the globe, the United States National Team has me truly excited for the first time in a very long time. I was still pessimistic for a while, but I can’t fight it anymore. This is fun.
The group added seven goals & two assists among many solid performances this weekend.
The Giovanni Reyna goal leads the way and simply speaks for itself:
He was the most fouled player on the field (five times) in the 1-1 draw for Borussia Dortmund. The 18-year-old has become quite a pesky player to defend. However, he did lose possession four times, also the most in the match.
Christian Pulisic got his first goal of the season on Saturday as Chelsea came back from an early deficit to win 3-1. Definitely a bit of ball watching from the Leeds defender, but the hunger to get into position is great to see.
The beard is quality as well.
PULISIC IS BACK #MyPLMorning pic.twitter.com/xYqvt9dFB6— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) December 5, 2020
Juventus left it late, but got an exciting 2-1 win in the Derby della Mole with an 89th minute winner from Leonardo Bonucci. Weston McKennie was the one who started the comeback with a beautiful header in the 78th minute.
With just 19 touches over the full 90 minutes, Andrija Novakovich gave his team the win with a brace. He scored the equalizer in the 53rd minute and then gave Frosinone the 3-2 win over Chievo Verona in the 79th.
Alex Morgan recorded her first goal for Tottenham Hotspur. It came from the penalty mark but it sealed the first win of the season for the Spurs Women. They’ve got just six points through eight matches.
Alex Morgan from the spot! Her first goal for @SpursWomen. pic.twitter.com/t7zDA9o6Kb— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) December 6, 2020
The American with the hottest hand at the moment is Terrence Boyd, who scored his fifth goal in the last three matches. However, his Hallescher side were defeated 4-2 at SC Verl.
In a twist that is sure to annoy some of you, Mix Diskerud recorded an assist and turned in a fantastic stat sheet as Helsingborg won 4-3 at Norrkoping. It was a big away victory as they try to climb out of the relegation zone. Mix had four tackles, the most in the match. He created four chances, completed 45 of 48 passes, completed both dribble attempts, and he won seven of ten duels.
Romain Gall also had a very nice game and assisted the winner in Orebro’s 2-1 defeat of Hammarby. The 25-year-old created four chances and hit the woodwork on one of his NINE shots from his position in the midfield. Hammarby was without Aron Johannsson in the lineup because he is likely leaving the club soon.
In other injury news, Cameron Carter-Vickers looks to still be 2-3 weeks away from making his debut for AFC Bournemouth.
Yanks Abroad Dec. 3-6
|Tyler Adams (M)||RB Leipzig/Bundesliga||3-3 raw at Bayern Munich||90||6.8||0(0)||1||68%||4/8||-|
|Ventura Alvarado (D)||Atletico San Luis/Liga MX||No Match Scheduled||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Jonathoan Amon (F)||Nordsjaelland/Superligaen||Broken Knee Cap||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Gboly Ariyibi (F)||Panetolikos/Super League||Monday vs AE Larissa||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|John Brooks (D)||Wolfsburg/Bundesliga||2-2 draw at Cologne||90||5.9||0(0)||0||93%||1/5||-|
|Terrence Boyd (F)||Hallescher FC/3. Liga||4-2 loss at Verl||90||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Tyler Boyd (F)||Besiktas/Super Lig||Not in lineup||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Geoff Cameron (M)||Queens Park Rangers/Championship||2-0 loss at Huddersfield||56||5.7||0(0)||0||75%||3/5||-|
|Reggie Cannon (D)||Boavista/Portugal Cup||0-0 draw at Rio Ave||90||7.4||0(0)||0||83%||6/8||-|
|Christian Cappis (M)||Hobro/SuperLigaen||2-2 draw at Skive||90||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Cameron Carter-Vickers (D)||Bournemouth/Championship||Injured: Ankle||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Timmy Chandler (D)||Eintracht Frankfurt/Bundesliga||1-1 draw vs Borussia Dortmund||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Konrad de la Fuente (F)||FC Barcelona/La Liga||62 mins w/ Barca B||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Luca de la Torre (F)||Heracles/Eredivisie||0-0 draw at Feyenoord||81||6.9||0(0)||0||74%||5/8||-|
|Sergino Dest (D)||Barcelona/La Liga||2-1 loss at Cadiz||77||6.4||1(0)||1||85%||6/11||-|
|Mix Diskerud (M)||Helsingborg/Allsvenskan||3-4 loss at Norrkoping||90||8.5||1(1)||4||94%||7/10||-|
|Chris Drukin (M)||St. Truiden/First Division A||1-0 loss at Club Brugge||20*||6.2||0(0)||0||75%||1/1||-|
|Joe Efford (F)||Waasland-Beveren/ First Division A||Injured: Hamstring||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Romain Gall (M)||Orebro/Allsvenskan||2-1 win vs Hammarby||90||8.4||9(4)||4||88%||3/6||-|
|Jan George (M)||Jahn Regensburg/2. Bundesliga||2-0 loss at Erzbirge Aue||4*||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Nicholas Gioacchini (F)||Caen/Ligue 2||1-1 draw vs Grenoble||90||7.3||0(0)||0||77%||9/13||-|
|Lynden Gooch (M)||Sunderland/League One||Inujred: Broken Foot||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Julian Green (F)||Greuther Furth/2. Bundesliga||1-0 loss vs FC Heidenheim||78||6.6||4(3)||0||92%||7/13||Y|
|Brendan Hines-Ike (D)||Kortrijk/First Division A||Monday at Charleroi||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Duane Holmes (M)||Derby County/Championship||1-0 loss at Millwall||64||6.1||0(0)||0||75%||2/6||-|
|Ethan Horvath (K)||Club Brugge/First Division||1-0 win vs St. Truiden||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Aron Johannsson (F)||Hammarby/Allsvenskan||Not in lineup||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Fabian Johnson (D)||Free Agent||Free Agent||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Richard Ledezma (M)||PSV Eindhoven/Eredivisie||2-2 draw at Heerenveen||12*||6.2||0(0)||0||83%||1/1||-|
|Eric Lichaj (D)||Fatih Karagumruk/Super Lig||Not in lineup||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Uly Llanez (F)||Heerenveen/Eredivisie||2-2 draw vs PSV Eindhoven||19*||6.1||1(1)||1||75%||0/2||-|
|Andrija Novakovich (F)||Frosinone/Serie B||3-2 win vs Chievo Verona||90||8.6*||3(2)||0||50%||2/7||-|
|Weston McKennie (M)||Juventus/Serie A||2-1 win vs Torino||19*||7.3||1(1)||0||100%||1/2||-|
|Matt Miazga (D)||Anderlecht/First Division A||2-2 draw at Zulte Waregem||90||5.8||0(0)||0||87%||2/6||-|
|Shaq Moore (D)||Tenerife/La Liga 2||2-1 loss vs Sabadell||45*||6.9||0(0)||1||74%||6/6||-|
|Alfredo Morales (M)||Fortuna D�sseldorf/2. Bundesliga||3-2 win vs Darnstadt||45*||6.1||0(0)||0||79%||1/7||Y|
|Yunus Musah (M)||Valencia/La Liga||Monday at Eibar||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Matthew Olosunde (D)||Rotherham/Championship||3-1 loss at Coventry City||45*||6||0(0)||1||56%||5/11||Y|
|Erik Palmer-Brown (D)||Austria Wien/Austrian Bundeslia||4-0 loss vs Sturm Graz||90||5.9||0(0)||0||79%||6/7||-|
|Christian Pulisc (F)||Chelsea/Premier League||3-1 win vs Leeds United||60*||7.7||4(1)||0||79%||8/14||-|
|Tim Ream (D)||Fulham/Premier League||2-0 loss at Manchester City||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Gio Reyna (F)||Borussia Dortmund/Bundesliga||1-1 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt||90||7.4||4(2)||1||85%||8/19||-|
|Chris Richards (D)||Bayern Munich/Bundesliga||3-3 draw vs RB Leipzig||6*||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Antonee Robinson (D)||Fulham/Premier League||2-0 loss at Manchester City||90||7.4||0(0)||0||74%||11/15||-|
|Emmanuel Sabbi (F)||Odense/Superligaen||2-1 win vs Aalborg BK||67||7||2(1)||2||71%||8/17||-|
|Kenny Saeif (M)||Lechia Gdansk/Ekstraklasa||2-0 loss at Legia Warszawa||70||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Josh Sargent (F)||Werder Bremen/Bundesliga||2-1 loss vs Stuttgart||60||6.5||0(0)||0||57%||6/8||-|
|Sebastian Saucedo (M)||Pumas/Liga MX Semifinal 2nd leg||4-0 win vs Cruz Azul||14*||6.5||-||-||-||-||-|
|Alan Sonora (M)||Independiente/Diego Maradona Cup||1-0 win vs Defensa y Justicia||88||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Joel So�ora (M)||Talleres/Diego Maradona Cup||0-0 draw vs Boca Juniors||10||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Zack Steffen (K)||Manchester City/Premier League||2-0 win vs Fulham||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Timothy Tillman||Gruether Furth/2. Bundesliga||1-0 loss vs FC Heidenheim||12*||5.9||0(0)||0||88%||1/4||-|
|Timothy Weah (F)||Lille/Ligue 1||2-1 win vs Monaco||21*||6.1||1(1)||0||0%||4/8||Y|
|Bobby Wood (F)||Hamburg/2. Bundesliga||1-0 loss vs Hannover 96||5*||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Haji Wright (F)||SonderjyskE/Superligaen||2-1 win vs Norsjaelland||79||7.8||5(4)||0||77%||3/9||-|
|DeAndre Yedlin (D)||Newcastle United/Premier League||Postponed||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|