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Yanks Abroad: Weah returns, Johannsson nets brace

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Tim Weah returns to the field in France, Aron Johannsson is on fire, and Joe Efford opens his account in Belgium.

Stade de Reims v Lille OSC - Ligue 1 Photo by Catherine Steenkeste/Getty Images

This weekly list is slowly growing back to its formal self! Ligue 1 started up in France and even more leagues follow the in next couple weeks. But we had plenty of positives to look at from the Americans who have taken their talents overseas.

Sweden

Aron Johannsson - Forward, Hammarby

He stayed hot this past week with an assist in a 35 minute appearance as Hammarby beat Puskas FC Academy 3-0 in Europa League qualification last Thursday. He then followed that up with a brace over the weekend in a 3-3 draw vs Kalmar FF.

Just after halftime he brought the match level by slotting home a beautiful cross. And he also then put them in front with a penalty kick in the 60th minute.

Belgium

Joe Efford - Forward, Waasland-Beveren

After signing a three year deal at the end of July, Efford is making an impact for Waasland-Beveren. On Friday he made his third appearance and scored in the 51st minute. Unfortunately that was his team’s lone goal in the 3-1 loss to OH Leuven.

France

Tim Weah - Midfielder, Lille

We’re breathing a big sigh of relief with Weah back on Yanks Abroad! Lille got the 1-0 win at Reims on Sunday and the 20-year-old came off the bench for the final 11 minutes, making his first appearance since tearing his hamstring on February 16. Unfortunately, he was credited with a “big chance missed” which is probably what happened just before the header photo was taken. Lille sit in fourth place with four points after two matches.

Yanks Abroad Aug. 28-31

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
Mix Diskerud (M) Helsingborg/Allsvenskan 3-1 vs at Djurgarden 90 7.4 0(0) 1 71% 10/14 0/0
Chris Durkin (M) St. Truiden/First Division 1-1 Draw at Eupen 45* 5.8 0(0) 1 78% 3/10 0/0
Joe Efford (F) Beveren-Waasland/First Division 3-1 loss vs OH Lueven 90 7 2(2) 0 78% 2/7 0/0
Ethan Horvath (K) Club Brugge/First Division 2-1 win vs Genk 0 - - - - - -
Aron Johannsson (F) Hammarby/Allsvenskan 3-3 draw vs Kalmar FF 90 8.7 5(2) 2 91% 0/3 0/0
Tim Weah (M) Lille/Ligue 1 1-0 win at Reims 11* 6.3 2(1) 0 75% 2/4 0/0

Did Not Dress

Romain Gall - Orebro

Kenny Saief - Lechia Gdansk

Sebastian Saucedo - PUMAS

Sebastian Soto - SC Telstar