The Americans were on fire over the weekend! We’ve got a match winner, a debut goal, a league first, and an absolute stunner.
You’ve seen it. BUT WATCH IT AGAIN! Josh Sargent came off the bench in the 32nd minute of Werder Bremen’s win over Hertha Berlin. He added a nice cherry on top, scoring a beautiful goal to make it 4-1. The keeper looked downright terrible, but I’m not taking anything away from such a great hit. It was actually a pretty important win as it put some distance between Bremen and the relegation zone.
JOSH SARGENT. WOW! pic.twitter.com/mHoFMrsOnJ— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) January 23, 2021
You’re a wizard, Weston! The Juventus man knocked home a header to double the lead in a 2-0 win over Bologna. Weston McKennie was the clear man of the match and continues to prove he’s a key player for the Italian giants among a plethora of world class talent. They are in fourth place, but hold a game-in-hand to the rest of the league leaders.
Weston McKennie is out here casting spells on Serie A defences ♂️ pic.twitter.com/7JsbkgWLGK— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) January 24, 2021
As we watch him playing so well, it’s crazy to imagine how differently all this could have turned out....
Blessed to finally say i've commited to play soccer at the University of Virginia pic.twitter.com/48lK83WGuK— Weston McKennie (@WMckennie) December 13, 2015
It may have been the easiest goal he’ll ever score, but Tyler Adams got his first goal in Germany’s top flight. It was his second for RB Leipzig, but the other came during UEFA Champion’s League action. However, the dropped points in the 3-2 loss to 17th place Mainz 05 sees them fall seven points behind first place Bayern Munich.
American Tyler Adams scores his first Bundesliga goal pic.twitter.com/ceqTCNn7CL— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) January 23, 2021
Down in the second tier, Julian Green added his fifth goal of the season in Greuther Fürth’s 3-3 draw at Fortuna Düsseldorf. It was a calm, cool, & collected finish as he took the ball down in the box with a defender & and the keeper bearing down on him. They had a chance to climb into third place, but the draw keeps them in striking distance of the promotion zone.
More action from Germany came via Terrence Boyd in the 3. Bundesliga. He scored a soaring header in the 90th minute to give Hallescher FC the 1-0 win over Magdeburg. It was the 10th goal of the season for the 29-year-old striker.
It was a dream debut for Mix Diskerud in Turkey! He came on for Denizlispor in the 83rd minute and then pulled one back for his team just five minutes later. But they fell 2-1 to Eric Lichaj’s Fatih Karagumruk, although Lichaj is currently sidelined with an injury.
Alfredo Morales had four tackles and a 97% passing rate, both the best of any player in Fortuna Düsseldorf’s 3-3 draw with Greuther Fürth. Christian Pulisic lost possession five times and lost 11 duels, both the most in the most of any player in Chelsea FC’s FA Cup win over Luton Town.
Duane Holmes has officially left Derby County and signed with Huddersfield Town. He’s quite familiar with the club having played with the Town Academy from 2002 until 2013 when he broke into the first team.
Yanks Abroad January 22-25
|Brenden Aaronson (M)||RB Salzburg/Austrian Bundesliga||2-0 win at Altach||28||6||1(0)||0||67%||2/4||-|
|Tyler Adams (M)||RB Leipzig/Bundesliga||3-2 loss at Mainz||77||7.5||1(1)||0||64%||6/9||Y|
|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||0-0 draw vs Lamia||13*||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Terrence Boyd (F)||Hallescher FC/3. Liga||1-0 win vs Magdeburg||90||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Tyler Boyd (F)||Besiktas/Super Lig||Not in Lineup||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|John Brooks (D)||Wolfsburg/Bundesliga||1-0 win at Bayer Leverkusen||90||7.5||0(0)||0||66%||6/10||-|
|Geoff Cameron (M)||Queens Park Rangers/Championship||1-0 loss vs Derby County||90||7.2||0(0)||0||79%||9/11||Y|
|Reggie Cannon (D)||Boavista/Primeira Liga||Tuesday vs Sporting CP||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Christian Cappis (M)||Hobro/SuperLigaen||No Match Scheduled||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Cameron Carter-Vickers (D)||Bournemouth/FA Cup||Tuesday vs Crawley Town||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Timmy Chandler (D)||Eintracht Frankfurt/Bundesliga||2-2 draw at Freiburg||10*||6||-||-||-||-||-|
|Konrad de la Fuente (F)||FC Barcelona/La Liga||2-0 win at Eiche||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Luca de la Torre (F)||Heracles/Eredivisie||1-0 win vs Heerenveen||90||7.1||1(0)||0||91%||3/5||-|
|Sergino Dest (D)||Barcelona/Super Cup Final||2-0 win at Eiche||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Mix Diskerud (M)||Denizlispor/Turkish Super Lig||2-1 loss vs Fatih Karagumruk||7*||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Chris Drukin (M)||St. Truiden/First Division A||2-0 loss vs Royal Excel Mouscron||90||6.7||0(0)||2||82%||9/16||-|
|Joe Efford (F)||Waasland-Beveren/ First Division A||0-0 draw at Anderlecht||1*||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Romain Gall (M)||Malmo FF/Allsvenskan||No Match Scheduled||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Jan George (M)||Jahn Regensburg/2. Bundesliga||2-0 loss at St. Pauli||90||6.1||1(0)||1||67%||3/9||-|
|Nicholas Gioacchini (F)||Caen/Ligue 2||2-1 loss vs Rodez||71||6.3||1(0)||0||61%||6/8||-|
|Lynden Gooch (M)||Sunderland/League One||Tested positive for Covid||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Julian Green (F)||Greuther Furth/2. Bundesliga||3-3 draw at Fortuna Dusseldorf||71||7||1(1)||0||92%||4/12||-|
|Brendan Hines-Ike (D)||Kortrijk/First Division A||2-1 loss vs Cercle Brugge||90||5.7||1(0)||0||77%||5/11||Y|
|Duane Holmes (M)||Derby County/Championship||Not in Lineup||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Matthew Hoppe (F)||Schalke 04/Bundesliga||4-0 loss vs Bayern Munich||72||5.8||0(0)||0||40%||6/19||-|
|Ethan Horvath (K)||Club Brugge/First Division||3-2 win vs Genk||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Aron Johannsson (F)||Free Agent||Free Agent||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Fabian Johnson (D)||Free Agent||Free Agent||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Richard Ledezma (M)||PSV Eindhoven/Eredivisie||Injured: ACL||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Eric Lichaj (D)||Fatih Karagumruk/Super Lig||Injured||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Uly Llanez (F)||Heerenveen/Eredivisie||Not in Lineup||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Weston McKennie (M)||Juventus/Serie A||2-0 win vs Bologna||89||8.5*||5(2)||3||94%||8/17||-|
|Mark McKenzie (D)||Genk/First Division A||3-2 loss at Club Brugge||90||5.5||0(0)||0||81%||0/0|
|Matt Miazga (D)||Anderlecht/First Division A||0-0 draw vs Waasland-Beveren||90||7.4||0(0)||1||94%||2/2||-|
|Shaq Moore (D)||Tenerife/Copa del Rey||2-0 loss at Lugo||81||6||0(0)||0||88%||4/8||-|
|Alfredo Morales (M)||Fortuna Dusseldorf/2. Bundesliga||3-3 draw vs Greuther Furth||90||6.7||0(0)||1||97%||6/12||-|
|Yunus Musah (M)||Valencia/Copa del Rey||3-1 loss at Atletico Madrid||79||6.4||0(0)||0||87%||2/4||-|
|Andrija Novakovich (F)||Frosinone/Serie B||1-1 draw vs Reggina||90||6.9||3(1)||1||64%||8/13||-|
|Matthew Olosunde (D)||Rotherham/Championship||No Match Scheduled||90||7.4||0(0)||2||59%||7/10||-|
|Owen Otasowie (M)||Wolverhampton/FA Cup||1-0 win at Chorley||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Erik Palmer-Brown (D)||Austria Wien/Austrian Bundeslia||1-0 win at Ried||90||7.6||0(0)||0||82%||3/5||-|
|Christian Pulisc (F)||Chelsea/FA Cup||3-1 win vs Luton Town||70||6.5||4(2)||1||83%||6/17||-|
|Tim Ream (D)||Fulham/FA Cup||3-0 loss vs Burnley||90||6||0(0)||0||81%||3/4||-|
|Gio Reyna (F)||Borussia Dortmund/Bundesliga||4-2 loss at Monchengladbach||19*||6||0(0)||1||88%||1/3||-|
|Chris Richards (D)||Bayern Munich II/3. Bundesliga||0-0 draw at Turkgucu Munchen||90||7.6||1(1)||0||93%||4/8||-|
|Antonee Robinson (D)||Fulham/Premier League||Not in Lineup||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Emmanuel Sabbi (F)||Odense/Superligaen||No Match Scheduled||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Kenny Saeif (M)||Lechia Gdansk/Ekstraklasa||No Match Scheduled||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Josh Sargent (F)||Werder Bremen/Bundesliga||4-1 win at Hertha Berlin||58*||7.8||1(1)||1||84%||7/12||-|
|Sebastian Saucedo (M)||Pumas/Liga MX||2-0 loss at Queretaro||10*||6||0(0)||0||33%||0/0||-|
|Alan Sonora (M)||Independiente/Diego Maradona Cup||No Match Scheduled||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Joel Sonora (M)||Talleres/Diego Maradona Cup||No Match Scheduled||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Zack Steffen (K)||Manchester City/FA Cup||3-1 win vs Cheltenham||90||7.2||0(0)||0||88%||-||-|
|Timothy Tillman||Gruether Furth/2. Bundesliga||3-3 draw at Fortuna Dusseldorf||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Timothy Weah (F)||Lille/Ligue 1||1-0 win at Rennes||15*||6.4||1(0)||0||67%||3/3||-|
|Bobby Wood (F)||Hamburg/2. Bundesliga||4-2 win at Eintracht Braunschweig||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Haji Wright (F)||SonderjyskE/Superligaen||No Match Scheduled||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|DeAndre Yedlin (D)||Newcastle United/Premier League||Not in Lineup||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|