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Yanks Abroad: Goals from Pulisic, McKennie, Reyna, Novakovich, & Boyd

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Another fantastic weekend for this exciting pool of American talent playing for clubs abroad.

Chelsea v Leeds United - Premier League Photo by Chris Lee - Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

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.

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.

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

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
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 - - - - - - -