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Yanks Abroad: Pulisic, Dike & McKennie highlight an exciting weekend

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A brace and a match winner were among six goals for the Americans over the weekend.

Juventus v Genoa CFC - Serie A Photo by Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

It wasn’t just the six goals and the assist that made this such a fun weekend for USMNT fans, there were great performances all over the globe. Plus, Bryan Reynolds became the youngest American to start a Serie A match! Let’s get right to the action.

Christian Pulisic’s brace leads the way this week. He he scored two really nice goals and was FotMob’s highest rated player in Chelsea FC’s 4-1 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday. We’re starting to see glimpses of Pulisic at his best once again. Chelsea are in the middle of a very busy part of the schedule, so he won’t have to wait long to keep riding this wave of confidence.

Daryl Dike scored his eighth goal and now has Barnsley FC in 5th place in the English Championship.

Mr. Steal Your Promotion Spot

Barnsley v Middlesbrough - Sky Bet Championship - Oakwell Photo by Isaac Parkin/PA Images via Getty Images

The 2-0 win over Middlesbrough, and of course Dike’s goal scoring escapades, puts Barnsley in a promotion playoff spot with just five matches left in the season.

Weston McKennie put the game away for Juventus in a 3-1 win over Genoa. The goal came just two minutes after he subbed onto the field. Juve are in third place, but still trail first-place Inter Milan by 12 points.

The classiest goal of the bunch was from Haji Wright in Denmark. The 23-year-old finished off a fast break by calmly rolling ball away from the pouncing keeper, and then slotting it home. This was his first goal since December. SonderjyskE lost 3-2 vs Horsens, but they’re still seven points clear in their relegation group.

If all those goals didn’t make you happy, Terrence Boyd was nice enough to score a match winner for you. Hallescher FC got an exciting 2-1 win after equalizing in the 90th minute getting Boyd’s winner in the 92nd minute. The 30-year-old has now scored in back-to-back matches and is up to 15 goals on the season.

Gio Reyna assisted Borussia Dortmund’s first goal in a big 3-2 win over VfB Stuttgart. The win kept Stuttgart from jumping to within one point of Dortmund, who are in 5th place place at the moment.

We lost one player off the list this week. Alfredo Morales is no longer a Yank Abroad, but a Yank At-Home with his move to New York City FC in MLS.

Yanks Abroad APR 9-12, 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 3-0 win at Rapid Wien 85 6.9 3(3) 0 82% 4/9 -
Tyler Adams (M) RB Leipzig/Bundesliga 4-1 win at Werder Bremen 45 6.6 0(0) 0 87% 2/3 -
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 3-1 loss at NFC Volos 74 - - - - - -
Paul Arriola (M) Swansea City/Championship Thigh Injury - - - - - - -
Taylor Booth (M) St. Poelten/Austrian Bundesliga 1-0 loss at Altach 45* 6.2 2(0) 0 72% 5/12 -
Terrence Boyd (F) Hallescher FC/3. Liga 2-1 win vs KFC Uerdingen 90 - - - - - -
Tyler Boyd (F) Sivasspor/Super Lig 3-1 win vs Konyaspor 67 6.6 1(1) 1 75% 3/10 -
John Brooks (D) Wolfsburg/Bundesliga 4-3 loss at Eintracht Frankfurt 90 6.4 2(2) 0 75% 7/9 -
Geoff Cameron (M) Queens Park Rangers/Championship Not in Lineup - - - - - - -
Reggie Cannon (D) Boavista/Primeira Liga 3-3 draw vs Rio Ave 67 7 0(0) 1 60% 2/4 -
Christian Cappis (M) Hobro IK/1st Division 2-1 loss vs Kolding IF 90 - - - - - -
Cameron Carter-Vickers (D) Bournemouth/Championship 4-1 win vs Coventry City 90 7.6 0(0) 0 93% 6/8 -
Timmy Chandler (D) Eintracht Frankfurt/Bundesliga 4-3 win vs Wolfsburg 1* - - - - - -
Konrad de la Fuente (F) FC Barcelona/La Liga Not in Lineup - - - - - - -
Luca de la Torre (F) Heracles/Eredivisie 4-0 win vs Willem II 79 8.1 1(0) 1 91% 7/11 -
Sergino Dest (D) Barcelona/La Liga 2-1 loss at Real Madrid 46 6.2 0(0) 0 78% 2/4 -
Daryl Dike (F) Barnsley/Championship 2-0 win vs Middlesbrough 90 7.3 4(1) 0 50% 6/22 -
Mix Diskerud (M) Denizlispor/Turkish Super Lig Monday at Alanyaspor - - - - - - -
Chris Durkin (M) St. Truiden/First Division A 4-0 loss at Genk 56* 6.2 0(0) 1 94% 0/4 -
Joe Efford (F) Waasland-Beveren/ First Division A 4-3 loss vs Kortrijk 27* 7 1(1) 1 78% 2/3 -
Romain Gall (M) Orebro/Allsvenskan 0-0 draw vs IFK Goteborg 90 6.5 4(2) 2 79% 4/17 -
Jan George (M) Jahn Regensburg/2. Bundesliga Postponed - - - - - - -
Nicholas Gioacchini (F) Caen/Ligue 2 3-1 loss at Grenoble 90 5.8 0(0) 0 79% 5/12 -
Lynden Gooch (M) Sunderland/EFL Trophy Final 2-1 loss vs Chartlon Athletic 62 6.2 0(0) 1 64% 2/5 -
Julian Green (F) Greuther Furth/2. Bundesliga Postponed - - - - - - -
Duane Holmes (M) Huddersfield Town/Championship 0-0 draw vs Rotherham United 82 7.5 2(1) 0 62% 6/8 -
Matthew Hoppe (F) Schalke 04/Bundesliga 1-0 win vs Augsburg 6* - - - - - -
Ethan Horvath (K) Club Brugge/First Division 2-1 loss at Anderlecht 0 - - - - - -
Aron Johannsson (F) Lech Poznan/Ekstraklasa 0-0 draw vs Legia Warszawa 0 - - - - - -
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 Genoa 22* 7.4 2(1) 1 75% 2/3 -
Mark McKenzie (D) Genk/Belgian Cup Semifinal 4-0 win vs St. Truiden 45* 6.8 1(1) 0 91% 3/4 -
Matt Miazga (D) Anderlecht/Belgian Cup Semifinal 2-1 win vs Club Brugge 90 7.5 1(0) 0 75% 9/12 Y
Shaq Moore (D) Tenerife/La Liga 2 1-0 win vs Sporting Gijon 90 7.1 0(0) 0 73% 2/4 -
Jordan Morris (F) Swansea City/Championship Injured: ACL - - - - - - -
Yunus Musah (M) Valencia/La Liga 2-2 draw vs Real Sociedad 27* 5.9 0(0) 0 67% 3/6 Y
Andrija Novakovich (F) Frosinone/Serie B 1-1 draw vs Cittadella 0 - - - - - -
Matthew Olosunde (D) Rotherham/Championship 0-0 draw at Huddersfield 73 7.2 0(0) 1 88% 4/6 -
Owen Otasowie (M) Wolverhampton/Premier League 1-0 win at Fulham 0 - - - - - -
Erik Palmer-Brown (D) Austria Wien/Austrian Bundesliga 1-0 win at Hartberg 90 7.1 0(0) 0 87% 5/9 -
Christian Pulisc (F) Chelsea/Premier League 4-1 win at Crystal Palace 90 9.2* 3(3) 4 78% 6/15 -
Tim Ream (D) Fulham/Premier League 1-0 loss vs Wolverhampton 0 - - - - - -
Gio Reyna (F) Borussia Dortmund/Bundesliga 3-2 win at VfB Stuttgart 80 7.9 2(1) 3 88% 6/12 -
Bryan Reynolds (D) Roma/Serie A 1-0 win vs Bologna 76 6.7 0(0) 1 81% 2/8 -
Chris Richards (D) TSG Hoffenheim/Bundesliga Monday vs Leverkusen - - - - - - -
Antonee Robinson (D) Fulham/Premier League 1-0 loss vs Wolverhampton 90 6.4 1(1) 2 82% 7/23 -
Emmanuel Sabbi (F) Odense/Superligaen 1-0 loss vs Vejle Boldklub 68 6.5 0(0) 0 47% 5/10 -
Kenny Saeif (M) Lechia Gdansk/Ekstraklasa 1-1 draw at Slask Wroclaw 27* - - - - - Y
Josh Sargent (F) Werder Bremen/Bundesliga 4-1 loss vs RB Leipzig 83 6.6 0(0) 0 73% 4/6 -
Sebastian Saucedo (M) Pumas/Liga MX 1-0 win at Necaxa 75 7 0(0) 0 75% 5/7 -
Brandon Servania (M) St. Poelten/Austrian Bundesliga 1-0 loss at Altach 14* 6 1(0) 0 80% 0/1 -
Jordan Siebatcheu (F) BSC Young Boys/Super League 2-0 win vs St. Gallen 81 6.2 1(0) 0 57% 3/8 Y
Alan Sonora (M) Independiente/Copa de la Liga Covid-19 - - - - - - -
Joel Sonora (M) Talleres/Copa de la Liga 2-2 draw at Defensa y Justicia 0 - - - - - -
Zack Steffen (K) Manchester City/Premier League 2-1 loss vs Leeds United 0 - - - - - -
Timothy Tillman (M) Gruether Furth/2. Bundesliga Postponed - - - - - - -
Timothy Weah (F) Lille/Ligue 1 2-0 win at Metz 15* 6.2 0(0) 0 100% 1/2 -
Bobby Wood (F) Hamburg/2. Bundesliga 2-1 loss vs Darmstadt 0 - - - - - -
Haji Wright (F) SonderjyskE/Superligaen 3-2 loss vs Horsens 90 7.7 1(1) 0 50% 5/8 -
DeAndre Yedlin (D) Galatasaray/Super Lig 1-1 draw vs Fatih Karagumruk 28 7 0(0) 0 100% 0/0 -