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Yanks Abroad: Tyler Boyd & Sergiño Dest provide the braces

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It was another exciting weekend for the Americans playing abroad.

Goztepe v Demir Grup Sivasspor - Turkish Super Lig Photo by Mehmet Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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