My phone was blowing up all weekend! Not because I have friends or anything, but because of my goal & assist alerts. The USMNT players doing work abroad put up eight goals and two assists for one of the most action-packed weekends we’ve seen in a while. There were even three match winners to boot!
First of all, we have to talk about Brendan Aaronson. The 20-year-old put in a Man of the Match performance with a goal and an assist as RB Salzburg defeated St. Poelten by a 4-1 margin in Austria.
But Aaronson wasn’t even the only American to score in that game! 19-year-old Taylor Booth scored the lone goal on the other side of the field. Another positive for Booth, he played 80 minutes and managed to avoid a yellow card. He had been cautioned in each of his first three matches for St. Poelten. Through four matches, he’s got one goal and two assists.
Josh Sargent scored in his second straight match on Sunday. His 66th minute header opened the scoring, but Cologne went on to get the equalizer for a 1-1 final score. The point keeps them eight points clear of relegation danger.
Daryl Dike also scored in his second straight game (and third in his last four appearances) to give Barnsley the 1-0 win vs Birmingham City. While the rest of his stat line was actually quite weak, the goal was an absolute stunner! Dike was even named to the Team of the Week because that one moment was just that good. They jumped into 6th place on the Championship table with the win, which is the last spot for promotion qualification.
The game-winning goal @DarylDike scored yesterday is so tasty we're posting it again.— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) March 7, 2021
The forward has three goals in seven appearances for @BarnsleyFC. The club is a perfect 7-0-0 since his arrival.
Pretty...pretty good. Keep it up, Daryl! pic.twitter.com/v5ofnPlpbG
22-year-old Luca de la Torre scored a match winner in the 93rd minute to give Heracles the 2-1 win over PEC Zwolle. The win keeps Heracles in tenth place on the Dutch Eredivisie table. It was Luca’s first goal with the club since he transferred from Fulham last August. VIDEO
Tyler Boyd was in the right place at the right time and scored his first goal for Sivasspor in a 2-2 draw at second place Galatasaray. It’s good to see the 26-year-old get two starts last week as he tries lock down consistent playing time since leaving Besiktas. I thought this match was going to be another head-to-head for the Yanks, but DeAndre Yedlin was left on Galatasaray’s bench.
Over in Italy, Andrija Novakovich scored his seventh goal of the Serie B season. His 44th minute goal brought Frosinone level just before the half and they finished off the comeback in the second half for a 2-1 win at Cosenza. The win keeps them in sniffing distance of promotion qualification.
Gboly Ariyibi’s goal in the 75th minute gave Panetolikos the 1-0 win over NFC Volos on Sunday. It was the 26-year-old’s fourth Greek Super League goal this season.
Reggie Cannon picked up his first assist in Portugal as Boavista beat Famalicao 3-0. To be fair, he just dished off an easy pass and then watched his teammate score a really nice individual goal. The win was badly needed as it helped Boavista climb out of the Primeira Liga relegation zone.
Technically there was even a ninth goal for the Americans over the weekend, but Konrad de la Fuente scored his for Barcelona B.
Goool Konrad de La Fuente!! pic.twitter.com/EGeKCeflbl— Piotr Guziński (@Nyctophile1_) March 7, 2021
Yanks Abroad MAR 5-8
|Brenden Aaronson (M)||RB Salzburg/Austrian Bundesliga||4-1 win vs St. Poelten||78||8.4||1(1)||5||70%||3/9||-|
|Tyler Adams (M)||RB Leipzig/Bundesliga||3-0 win at Freiburg||84||6.7||0(0)||0||82%||4/7||-|
|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||1-0 win vs NFC Volos||90||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Paul Arriola (M)||Swansea City/Championship||2-1 win vs Middlsbrough||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Taylor Booth (M)||St. Poelten/Austrian Bundesliga||4-1 loss at RB Salzburg||80||7.2||2(1)||1||76%||5/11||-|
|Terrence Boyd (F)||Hallescher FC/3. Liga||3-0 loss at Unterhaching||81||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Tyler Boyd (F)||Sivasspor/Super Lig||2-2 draw at Galatasary||89||7.5||2(1)||1||79%||5/14||-|
|John Brooks (D)||Wolfsburg/Bundesliga||2-1 loss at Hoffenheim||90||6.6||1(0)||0||85%||6/9||-|
|Geoff Cameron (M)||Queens Park Rangers/Championship||Not in Lineup||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Reggie Cannon (D)||Boavista/Primeira Liga||3-0 win vs Famalicao||90||8||0(0)||2||77%||6/9||Y|
|Christian Cappis (M)||Hobro IK/1st Division||1-1 draw at Fredericia||90||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Cameron Carter-Vickers (D)||Bournemouth/Championship||1-1 draw at Preston North End||90||6.7||0(0)||0||57%||2/2||-|
|Timmy Chandler (D)||Eintracht Frankfurt/Bundesliga||1-1 draw vs Stuttgart||8*||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Konrad de la Fuente (F)||FC Barcelona/La Liga||Not in Lineup||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Luca de la Torre (F)||Heracles/Eredivisie||2-1 win vs PEC Zwolle||90||8.5||2(1)||3||89%||3/7||-|
|Sergino Dest (D)||Barcelona/Super Cup Final||2-0 win at Osasuna||90||7||1(0)||0||90%||4/8||-|
|Daryl Dike (F)||Barnsley/Championship||1-0 win vs Birmingham City||90||8||3(2)||3||33%||13/30||-|
|Mix Diskerud (M)||Denizlispor/Turkish Super Lig||3-2 win vs Malatyaspor||83||6.9||0(0)||0||80%||4/7||-|
|Chris Durkin (M)||St. Truiden/First Division A||0-0 draw at Sporting Chaerleroi||90||6.7||0(0||1||85%||2/6||Y|
|Joe Efford (F)||Waasland-Beveren/ First Division A||Injured||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Romain Gall (M)||Malmo FF/Allsvenskan||Not in Lineup||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Jan George (M)||Jahn Regensburg/2. Bundesliga||No Match Scheduled||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Nicholas Gioacchini (F)||Caen/Ligue 2||No Match Scheduled||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Lynden Gooch (M)||Sunderland/League One||Not in Lineup||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Julian Green (F)||Greuther Furth/2. Bundesliga||Covid Positive||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Brendan Hines-Ike (D)||Kortrijk/First Division A||Not in Lineup||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Duane Holmes (M)||Huddersfield Town/Championship||0-0 draw vs Cardiff||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Matthew Hoppe (F)||Schalke 04/Bundesliga||0-0 draw vs Mainz||61||5.7||0(0)||0||50%||2/10||-|
|Ethan Horvath (K)||Club Brugge/First Division||Covid Positive||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Aron Johannsson (F)||Lech Poznan/Ekstraklasa||1-0 win at Pogon Szczecin||73||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|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||3-1 win vs Lazio||20*||5.8||0(0)||0||50%||2/5||-|
|Mark McKenzie (D)||Genk/First Division A||2-0 win vs Cercle Brugge||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Matt Miazga (D)||Anderlecht/First Division A||1-1 draw vs KV Mechelen||90||7||3(1)||0||91%||6/10||-|
|Shaq Moore (D)||Tenerife/La Liga 2||1-0 loss at Zaragoza||90||6.5||1(0)||0||78%||4/4||-|
|Alfredo Morales (M)||Fortuna Dusseldorf/2. Bundesliga||3-1 win vs Nurnberg||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Jordan Morris (F)||Swansea City/Championship||Injured: ACL||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Yunus Musah (M)||Valencia/La Liga||2-1 win vs Villarreal||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Andrija Novakovich (F)||Frosinone/Serie B||2-1 win at Cosenza||85||6.9||1(1)||0||59%||6/15||-|
|Matthew Olosunde (D)||Rotherham/Championship||No Match Scheduled||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Owen Otasowie (M)||Wolverhampton/Premier League||Not in Lineup||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Erik Palmer-Brown (D)||Austria Wien/Austrian Bundesliga||0-0 draw vs Rapid Wien||90||7.4||0(0)||0||72%||11/15||-|
|Christian Pulisc (F)||Chelsea/Premier League||Monday vs Everton||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Tim Ream (D)||Fulham/Premier League||1-0 win at Liverpool||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Gio Reyna (F)||Borussia Dortmund/Bundesliga||Injured||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Chris Richards (D)||TSG Hoffenheim/Bundesliga||2-1 win vs Wolfsburg||90||7.3||0(0)||0||83%||6/8||-|
|Antonee Robinson (D)||Fulham/Premier League||1-0 win at Liverpool||7*||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Emmanuel Sabbi (F)||Odense/Superligaen||2-0 loss at Boldklub||23*||6.1||1(0)||0||100%||4/8||-|
|Kenny Saeif (M)||Lechia Gdansk/Ekstraklasa||Not in Lineup||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Josh Sargent (F)||Werder Bremen/Bundesliga||1-1 draw at Cologne||86||8.2||1(1)||2||67%||10/13||-|
|Sebastian Saucedo (M)||Pumas/Liga MX||Not in Lineup||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Alan Sonora (M)||Independiente/Copa de la Liga||Injured||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Joel Sonora (M)||Talleres/Copa de la Liga||Not in Lineup||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Zack Steffen (K)||Manchester City/Premier League||2-0 loss vs Manchester United||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Timothy Tillman (M)||Gruether Furth/2. Bundesliga||2-1 loss vs Bochum||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Timothy Weah (F)||Lille/Coupe de France||3-1 win at Ajaccio||62||6.1||-||-||-||-||Y|
|Bobby Wood (F)||Hamburg/2. Bundesliga||Monday vs Hostein Kiel||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Haji Wright (F)||SonderjyskE/Superligaen||Monday at Aalborg BK||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|DeAndre Yedlin (D)||Galatasaray/Super Lig||2-2 draw vs Sivasspor||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|