Go back in time a few years and tell your past self that things will get better for the U.S. Men’s National Team. We’ve got exciting young players at top clubs all over Europe. Christian Pulisic helps Chelsea to the FA Cup semifinals, Weston McKennie is playing with Cristiano Ronaldo & Paulo Dybala at Juventus, and Sergiño Dest is casually scoring goals assisted by Lionel Messi.
What a time to be alive...you know, if you ignore the whole pandemic thing. But I digress.
There were eight goals & three assists this weekend, nine goals if you include Sargent’s header in the wrong goal. Let’s get to all the action, including the moments to forget.
FC Barcelona destroyed Real Sociedad by a final score of 6-1 on the back of Sergiño Dest’s brace. The first was an assist from the greatest soccer player of all time, and then pure hunger and drive got him his second. Watch the goals again and just drink it all in. The future is bright, my friends.
GOALLLL FOR @sergino_dest!— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) March 21, 2021
Assist from a guy named Leo.
Sergiño Dest crashes the net and gets his second! A day to remember for the #USMNT rising star— Planet Fútbol (@si_soccer) March 21, 2021
Also, check out this fancy bit of skill Dest was flashing. Somewhere a Concacaf defender is plotting how to drag him down before he’s able to pull this off.
Oh my @sergino_dest pic.twitter.com/tqqN7NC9gy— yungsahab (@zaktimusprime) March 21, 2021
Tyler Boyd also scored two goals as Sivasspor beat Goztepe 5-3. He’s got three goals in the last three matches. After getting a yellow card early on, he was subbed out after 68 minutes. Watch the well-taken breakaway finish below.
Kartal uçuyor. @Tyler__Boyd pic.twitter.com/IfWhmDISar— #94'ün_Günlüğü (@Frikikten_94) March 20, 2021
Over in Switzerland, Jordan Siebatcheu picked up a goal and an assist as Young Boys stomped FC Zurich 4-0. His team is 20 points clear atop the Super League. The 24-year-old forward has a goal and two assists since declaring for the United States a couple weeks ago.
DeAndre Yedlin also scored his first goal in a different league as Galatasaray fell 3-4 vs Rizespor. Unfortunately, he was given a second yellow & red card after an unlucky collision just outside the box. They’re off this weekend so he’ll miss the next match on April 3rd vs Hatayspor. There’s ten matches left in the Turkish Super Lig for Galatasaray to make up a three point deficit with Besiktas.
After another goal on Sunday, Taylor Booth has either scored or assisted in four of the five matches he’s played with St. Poelten in Austria. The 19-year-old is on loan from Bayern Munich II and impressing every step of the way.
Crazy away match, happy to help with another goal! We keep working ! All gas no brakes pic.twitter.com/VUny0tqWMy— Taylor Booth (@TBLaRoca23) March 21, 2021
A Timothy Chandler sighting! The Eintracht Frankfurt man came on for the final 13 minutes and piled on another goal in stoppage time for a 5-2 win over Union Berlin. Frankfurt have quietly got themselves into the fourth and final Champions League spot on the Bundesliga table at the moment.
We also had some South American action as Joel Sonora picked up an assist to earn Talleres a point in a 2-2 draw with Newell’s Old Boys. That’s two straight appearances with an assist for the 24-year-old midfielder.
Here it is. American midfielder Joel Soñora’s stoppage time winning assist for Talleres in a 2-1 victory over Boca Juniors. Boca Juniors employing some social distance defending here pic.twitter.com/zFG04eYvi6— Brian Sciaretta (@BrianSciaretta) March 22, 2021
Chris Richards had an ugly start to Hoffenheim’s 2-1 loss vs Mainz when he made a mistake that gave up the opening goal. But he was able to make amends with a beautiful assist before half time. It was his first assist since going on loan from Bayern.
Josh Sargent had a well-placed header this weekend, unfortunately it went into his own net. Although, I personally believe he should have been bailed out with an offside call.
Erik Palmer-Brown also made an error that led to a goal as Austria Wien were beaten 5-3 by Wolfsberger AC. The 23-year-old was given a 3.1 rating, one of the lowest I’ve ever seen from FotMob.
Brenden Aaronson nearly got his fourth goal for Red Bull Salzburg in a 1-0 win at LASK, but the post just wouldn’t cooperate.
Brenden Aaronson JUST MISSES getting his head on the ball, as Rasmus Kristensen's cross (shot?) goes off the post #ASKRBS on FTF pic.twitter.com/fdGJgMMh4v— FTF (@ForTheFansHQ) March 20, 2021
Christian Pulisic & Chelsea FC are set to face Zack Steffen & Manchester City in the FA Cup Semifinal after both teams advanced over the weekend. That match will be played on April 17th. Luca de la Torre was the most accurate passer in Heracles draw vs Sparta Rotterdam with a 90% success rate. He’s at 87% passing for the season as a whole. Daryl Dike was unable to follow up his midweek brace with another goal in Barnsley’s 2-1 loss vs Sheffield Wednesday. But he was in the middle of the action as the most fouled player (six times) and the player who both won (18) & lost (18) the most duels in the match.
Yanks Abroad MAR 19-22, 2021
|Name (Position)||Team/Competion||Result||M||FotMob Rating||S(OG)||CC||P||DW||Y/R|
|Name (Position)||Team/Competion||Result||M||FotMob Rating||S(OG)||CC||P||DW||Y/R|
|Brenden Aaronson (M)||RB Salzburg/Austrian Bundesliga||1-0 win at LASK||89||6.7||1(0)||1||55%||5/14||-|
|Tyler Adams (M)||RB Leipzig/Bundesliga||1-0 win at Arminia Bielefed||90||7.3||1(1)||1||93%||3/7||-|
|Ventura Alvarado (D)||Atletico San Luis/Liga MX||Not in Lineup||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Jonathoan Amon (F)||Nordsjaelland/Superligaen||Broken Knee Cap||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Gboly Ariyibi (F)||Panetolikos/Super League||3-0 loss vs Lamia||90||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Paul Arriola (M)||Swansea City/Championship||Thigh Injury||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Taylor Booth (M)||St. Poelten/Austrian Bundesliga||3-3 draw at Hartberg||29*||7.3||2(1)||1||56%||0/0||-|
|Terrence Boyd (F)||Hallescher FC/3. Liga||1-0 loss at Hansa Rostock||86||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Tyler Boyd (F)||Sivasspor/Super Lig||5-3 win at Goztepe||68||2(2)||1(1)||0||73%||8/12||Y|
|John Brooks (D)||Wolfsburg/Bundesliga||2-1 win at Werder Bremen||90||7.1||1(0)||0||82%||5/12||-|
|Geoff Cameron (M)||Queens Park Rangers/Championship||1-1 draw at Reading||41*||6.7||0(0)||0||80%||3/4||-|
|Reggie Cannon (D)||Boavista/Primeira Liga||1-0 loss vs Farense||64||6.2||0(0)||0||75%||2/5||-|
|Christian Cappis (M)||Hobro IK/1st Division||1-0 loss at Esbjerg||90||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Cameron Carter-Vickers (D)||Bournemouth/Championship||3-0 loss vs Southampton||90||6.1||0(0)||0||78%||8/11||-|
|Timmy Chandler (D)||Eintracht Frankfurt/Bundesliga||5-2 win vs Union Berlin||13*||7.3||1(1)||0||0%||1/1||-|
|Konrad de la Fuente (F)||FC Barcelona/La Liga||Not in Lineup||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Luca de la Torre (F)||Heracles/Eredivisie||1-1 draw vs Sparta Rotterdam||90||6.8||0(0)||1||90%||5/13||-|
|Sergino Dest (D)||Barcelona/La Liga||6-1 win at Real Sociedad||84||8.8||2(2)||1||91%||3/8||-|
|Daryl Dike (F)||Barnsley/Championship||2-1 loss vs Sheffield Wednesday||90||6.5||2(1)||0||37%||18/36||-|
|Mix Diskerud (M)||Denizlispor/Turkish Super Lig||0-0 draw vs Istanbul Basaksehir||73||6.5||0(0)||0||72%||3/3||-|
|Chris Durkin (M)||St. Truiden/First Division A||No Match Scheduled||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Joe Efford (F)||Waasland-Beveren/ First Division A||Match Canceled||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Romain Gall (M)||Malmo FF/Allsvenskan||Not in Lineup||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Jan George (M)||Jahn Regensburg/2. Bundesliga||1-1 at Wurzburger Kickers||85||6.6||2(0)||3||65%||3/10||Y|
|Nicholas Gioacchini (F)||Caen/Ligue 2||2-2 draw at Chateauroux||90||6.4||0(0)||0||81%||6/15||Y|
|Lynden Gooch (M)||Sunderland/EFL Trophy Final||1-1 draw vs Lincoln City||77||6.4||1(0)||1||75%||3/8||-|
|Julian Green (F)||Greuther Furth/2. Bundesliga||2-2 draw vs Nurnburg||69||6.4||1(0)||0||80%||3/7||-|
|Duane Holmes (M)||Huddersfield Town/Championship||No Match Scheduled||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Matthew Hoppe (F)||Schalke 04/Bundesliga||3-0 loss vs Gladbach||76||6.2||0(0)||0||90%||3/5||-|
|Ethan Horvath (K)||Club Brugge/First Division||2-0 loss vs Royal Antwerp||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Aron Johannsson (F)||Lech Poznan/Ekstraklasa||3-2 loss vs Jagiellonia Bialystok||13*||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Johnny (M)||Internacional/Brazil Serie A||No Match Scheduled||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|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||Injured||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Weston McKennie (M)||Juventus/Serie A||1-0 loss vs Benevento||17*||6.5||0(0)||0||81%||3/3||-|
|Mark McKenzie (D)||Genk/Belgian Cup Semifinal||2-2 draw vs Standard Liege||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Matt Miazga (D)||Anderlecht/Belgian Cup Semifinal||4-1 win vs Zulte Wargem||90||7.1||0(0)||0||90%||4/5||-|
|Shaq Moore (D)||Tenerife/La Liga 2||Red Card Suspension||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Alfredo Morales (M)||Fortuna Dusseldorf/2. Bundesliga||Monday vs Bochum||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Jordan Morris (F)||Swansea City/Championship||Injured: ACL||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Yunus Musah (M)||Valencia/La Liga||2-1 win vs Granada||3*||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Andrija Novakovich (F)||Frosinone/Serie B||3-0 loss vs Lecce||75||5.7||1(1)||0||38%||2/7||-|
|Matthew Olosunde (D)||Rotherham/Championship||2-0 win at Bristol City||25*||6.2||0(0)||0||67%||2/3||-|
|Owen Otasowie (M)||Wolverhampton/Premier League||No Match Scheduled||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Erik Palmer-Brown (D)||Austria Wien/Austrian Bundesliga||3-5 loss vs Wolfsberger AC||90||3.1||0(0)||0||87%||3/8||-|
|Christian Pulisc (F)||Chelsea/FA Cup Quarterfinal||2-0 win vs Sheffield United||83||7.7||4(2)||1||82%||9/16||-|
|Tim Ream (D)||Fulham/Premier League||2-1 loss vs Leeds United||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Gio Reyna (F)||Borussia Dortmund/Bundesliga||2-2 draw at Cologne||66||6.2||1(0)||1||71%||2/6||-|
|Bryan Reynolds (D)||Roma/Serie A||2-0 loss vs Napoli||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Chris Richards (D)||TSG Hoffenheim/Bundesliga||2-1 loss vs Mainz 05||76||6.8||0(0)||2||84%||7/10||-|
|Antonee Robinson (D)||Fulham/Premier League||2-1 loss vs Leeds United||90||6.2||0(0)||0||71%||5/8||-|
|Emmanuel Sabbi (F)||Odense/Superligaen||2-0 win at Aalborg BK||63||5.7||1(0)||0||70%||2/14||Y|
|Kenny Saeif (M)||Lechia Gdansk/Ekstraklasa||1-0 loss at Pogon Szczecin||29*||-||-||-||-||-||Y|
|Josh Sargent (F)||Werder Bremen/Bundesliga||2-1 loss vs Wolfsburg||90||5||1(0)||0||75%||4/8||Y|
|Sebastian Saucedo (M)||Pumas/Liga MX||Olympic Qualifying||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Brandon Servania (M)||St. Poelten/Austrian Bundesliga||3-3 draw at Hartberg||73||6.7||1(0)||0||50%||4/6||-|
|Jordan Siebatcheu (F)||BSC Young Boys/Super League||4-0 win vs FC Zurich||90||7.9||3(2)||1||75%||4/7||-|
|Alan Sonora (M)||Independiente/Copa de la Liga||1-0 loss at Velez Sarsfield||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Joel Sonora (M)||Talleres/Copa de la Liga||2-1 win at Boca Juniors||10*||-||-||-||-||-||Y|
|Zack Steffen (K)||Manchester City/FA Cup Quarterfinal||2-0 win at Everton||90||7.6||0(0)||0||93%||0/0||-|
|Timothy Tillman (M)||Gruether Furth/2. Bundesliga||2-2 draw vs Nurnburg||21*||6.6||1(1)||0||100%||2/2||-|
|Timothy Weah (F)||Lille/Ligue 1||2-1 loss vs Nimes||45||5.9||0(0)||1||94%||0/4||-|
|Bobby Wood (F)||Hamburg/2. Bundesliga||2-0 win vs Heidenheim||87||5.9||1(0)||0||78%||5/17||-|
|Haji Wright (F)||SonderjyskE/Superligaen||2-1 loss at Nordsjaelland||90||6.3||4(1)||1||67%||4/13||-|
|DeAndre Yedlin (D)||Galatasaray/Super Lig||4-3 loss vs Rizespor||79||6||1(1)||1||79%||4/10||R|