With many leagues around the world wrapping up their seasons, it was a very exciting weekend for soccer. There was a lot on the line for the Americans, so let’s get right to the updates!
It was the goal to bring his team level in the match, but Julian Green’s 69th minute goal in a 3-2 win over Fortuna Düsseldorf secured Greuther Fürth’s promotion! Timothy Tillman was on the bench and did not feature, but two Americans are headed for the Bundesliga.
Last week, Julian Green gets his first #USMNT call up under Gregg Berhalter.— Stu Holden (@stuholden) May 23, 2021
Today, scores tying goal for Greuther Fuerth that would send them to the Bundesliga. pic.twitter.com/l22arHLlZc
Jann George also scored an important goal in Germany’s second tier. The 28-year-old opened the scoring in the 14th minute as Jahn Regensburg beat St. Pauli 3-0 to avoid relegation.
It was a happy day but frustrating match for Chelsea FC. Christian Pulisic got himself a nice assist on the lone goal in the 2-1 loss vs Aston Villa. With some help from Tottenham Hotspur vs Leicester City, Chelsea and Pulisic booked their spot in the UEFA Champions League next season. But first, they’re taking on Manchester City this weekend for this year’s UCL title.
Christian Pulisic with the assist to help pull one back for @ChelseaFC!— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) May 23, 2021
Brenden Aaronson picked up two assists in the final game of the season for RB Salzburg. The 4-0 shutout win vs Swarovski Tirol was a nice cherry on top for Jesse Marsch’s squad. They’d already secured the title and will be go into the UCL qualification stage for next season. The assists were both fantastic efforts, watch those below or check out this video will all his touches on the day.
Assist for Brenden Aaronson! His fourth of the season gave @RedBullSalzburg a 2-0 lead.— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) May 22, 2021
Brenden Aaronson with his second assist of the match for @RedBullSalzburg.— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) May 22, 2021
Cameron Carter-Vickers got an unusual assist in a tough 3-1 loss at Brentford. Bournemouth went into the match with the aggregate lead but lost 3-2 and were eliminated from Championship promotion playoffs. Although, CCV may be making the jump to the Premier League anyway. His loan with Bournemouth comes to an end this month. SBI reports Newcastle United & Anderlecht have both had discussions with Tottenham about acquiring the 23-year-old’s services.
Daryl Dike & Barnsley were also eliminated from the playoffs after 2-1 aggregate loss vs Swansea City.
Very unfortunate end to the season. So proud of what everyone @BarnsleyFC accomplished this season and grateful I could be apart of it. Thank you teammates, staff, and fans who have made this experience one I could never forget❤️❤️ #youreds pic.twitter.com/8TDknpyVo4— Daryl Dike (@DarylDike) May 23, 2021
The most unfortunate result of the weekend, that is if you watch Sunderland ‘Til I Die, was for Lynden Gooch at the Black Cats. They will be playing in England’s third tier for a fourth straight season after a 3-2 aggregate loss vs Lincoln in the Promotion Semifinal. Gooch played 89 minutes in the 2-1 second leg win, but it wasn’t enough. The 25-year-old will finish out the final year of his contract as the historic club fight to climb out of League One yet again.
⏱ A win on the day, but our season comes to a close. #SAFC I #EFLPlayOffs pic.twitter.com/HhL3qnFN9K— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) May 22, 2021
Lille won the French Ligue 1 title on Sunday with a 2-1 win at Angers. Tim Weah was on the bench, but did not feature.
Tim Weah wins the @Ligue1_ENG title with @LOSC_EN!— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) May 23, 2021
The forward made 28 appearances to help Lille win its fourth league title and first since 2011!
Congrats TIMO! pic.twitter.com/DVnvIJYFZW
Juventus qualified for the UCL on the final day of the season, much later than the Italian giants have grown accustomed. Weston McKennie came off the bench for the final half hour of the 4-1 win at Bologna. Juve were also fortunate that Napoli only came up with a draw, but anything less than a win would have put them in the Europa League next season.
# ⚪️⚫️#BolognaJuve #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/goW0rWrlaQ— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) May 23, 2021
With his team down two goals and out of europe, Bryan Reynolds came on for the second half. Roma scored two goals to finish 2-2 at Sepzia & earn the point they needed to qualify for the inaugural season of the Europa Conference League, the new third tier of European club football.
Yanks Abroad May 21-24, 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||4-0 win vs Swarovski Tirol||90||8.9||0(0)||6||85%||5/7||-|
|Tyler Adams (M)||RB Leipzig/Bundesliga||Injured||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|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||Not in Lineup||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Taylor Booth (M)||St. Poelten/Relegation Playoffs||1-0 loss vs Hartberg||60||7||3(0)||2||72%||6/9||-|
|Terrence Boyd (F)||Hallescher FC/3. Liga||1-0 win at Bayern Munich II||87||6.2||1(0)||0||38%||5/19||-|
|Tyler Boyd (F)||Sivasspor/Super Lig||No Match Scheduled||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|John Brooks (D)||Wolfsburg/Bundesliga||3-2 loss vs Mainz||57||6.7||0(0)||0||90%||4/4||-|
|Reggie Cannon (D)||Boavista/Primeira Liga||No Match Scheduled||-||-||-||-||-%||-||-|
|Christian Cappis (M)||Hobro IK/Relegation Playoffs||2-0 loss vs Vendsyssel FF||89||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Cameron Carter-Vickers (D)||Bournemouth/Promotion Playoffs||3-1 at Brentford (3-2 agg loss)||90||7.2||0(0)||2||80||1/3||-|
|Timmy Chandler (D)||Eintracht Frankfurt/Bundesliga||3-1 win vs Freiburg||81||6.9||0(0)||0||85%||1/1||-|
|Konrad de la Fuente (F)||FC Barcelona/La Liga||1-0 win vs Eibar||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Luca de la Torre (F)||Heracles/Eredivisie||No Match Scheduled||-||-||-||-||-%||-||-|
|Sergino Dest (D)||Barcelona/La Liga||1-0 win vs Eibar||90||7||0(0)||0||87%||5/11||-|
|Daryl Dike (F)||Barnsley/Promotion Playoffs||1-1 at Swansea (2-1 agg loss)||45||6.1||1(1)||0||17%||7/17||-|
|Mix Diskerud (M)||Denizlispor/Turkish Super Lig||No Match Scheduled||-||-||-||-||-%||-||-|
|Chris Durkin (M)||St. Truiden/First Division A||No Match Scheduled||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Joe Efford (F)||Waasland-Beveren/ First Division A||No Match Scheduled||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Romain Gall (M)||Orebro/Allsvenskan||Monday vs Malmo||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Jan George (M)||Jahn Regensburg/2. Bundesliga||3-0 win vs St. Pauli||72||8.1||2(1)||2||73%||3/6||-|
|Nicholas Gioacchini (F)||Caen/Ligue 2||No Match Scheduled||-||-||-||-||-%||-||-|
|Lynden Gooch (M)||Sunderland/League One Playoffs||2-1 vs Lincoln (3-2 agg loss)||89||6.4||0(0)||0||60%||4/14||-|
|Julian Green (F)||Greuther Furth/2. Bundesliga||3-2 win vs Fortuna Dusseldorf||89||8||2(2)||2||87%||2/5||-|
|Duane Holmes (M)||Huddersfield Town/Championship||No Match Scheduled||-||-||-||-||-%||-||-|
|Matthew Hoppe (F)||Schalke 04/Bundesliga||1-0 loss at Cologne||89||6||2(0)||0||67%||6/16||-|
|Ethan Horvath (K)||Club Brugge/First Division||2-1 loss vs Genk||90||5.5||-||-||-||-||-|
|Aron Johannsson (F)||Lech Poznan/Ekstraklasa||No Match Scheduled||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Johnny (M)||Internacional/Brazil Serie A||No Match Scheduled||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Richard Ledezma (M)||PSV Eindhoven/Eredivisie||Injured: ACL||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Eric Lichaj (D)||Free Agent||Free Agent||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Uly Llanez (F)||Heerenveen/Eredivisie||No Match Scheduled||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Weston McKennie (M)||Juventus/Serie A||4-1 win at Bologna||32*||6.4||1(1)||1||80%||2/6||Y|
|Mark McKenzie (D)||Genk/Playoffs||2-1 win at Club Brugge||90||7.9||0(0)||0||92%||6/10||-|
|Matt Miazga (D)||Anderlecht/Playoffs||1-0 loss at Royal Antwerp||13||5.1||0(0)||0||100%||1/3||R|
|Shaq Moore (D)||Tenerife/La Liga 2||1-0 draw at Espanyol||90||7.1||1(0)||0||69%||6/9||-|
|Jordan Morris (F)||Swansea City/Championship||Injured: ACL||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Yunus Musah (M)||Valencia/La Liga||0-0 draw at Huesca||10*||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Andrija Novakovich (F)||Frosinone/Serie B||No Match Scheduled||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Matthew Olosunde (D)||Rotherham/Championship||No Match Scheduled||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Owen Otasowie (M)||Wolverhampton/Premier League||Injured||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Erik Palmer-Brown (D)||Austria Wien/Relegation Playoffs||Monday at Hartberg||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Christian Pulisc (F)||Chelsea/FA Cup Fina||2-1 loss at Aston Villa||90||7.6||2(1)||2||88%||4/11||-|
|Tim Ream (D)||Fulham/Premier League||2-0 loss vs Newcastle United||90||7.2||0(0)||0||93%||8/11||-|
|Gio Reyna (F)||Borussia Dortmund/Bundesliga||3-1 win vs Leverkusen||11*||5.9||-||-||-%||-||-|
|Bryan Reynolds (D)||Roma/Serie A||2-2 draw at Spezia||45*||6||0(0)||0||93||0/4||-|
|Chris Richards (D)||TSG Hoffenheim/Bundesliga||Hip Injury||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Antonee Robinson (D)||Fulham/Premier League||Ankle Injury||-||-||-||-||-%||-||-|
|Emmanuel Sabbi (F)||Odense/Superligaen||Monday vs Horsens||-||-||-||-||-%||-||-|
|Kenny Saeif (M)||Lechia Gdansk/Ekstraklasa||No Match Scheduled||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Josh Sargent (F)||Werder Bremen/Bundesliga||4-2 loss vs Gladbach||67||6.5||1(0)||1||86%||4/8||-|
|Sebastian Saucedo (M)||Pumas/Liga MX||No Match Scheduled||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Brandon Servania (M)||St. Poelten/Relegation Group||1-0 loss vs Hartberg||9*||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Jordan Siebatcheu (F)||BSC Young Boys/Super League||Not in Lineup||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Alan Sonora (M)||Independiente/Copa de la Liga||Postponded||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Joel Sonora (M)||Talleres/Cup Quarterfinal||Tuesday at Emelec||-||-||-||-||-%||-||-|
|Zack Steffen (K)||Manchester City/Premier League||5-0 win vs Everton||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Timothy Tillman (M)||Gruether Furth/2. Bundesliga||3-2 win vs Fortuna Dusseldorf||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Timothy Weah (F)||Lille/Ligue 1||2-1 win at Angers||0||-||-||-||-%||-||-|
|Haji Wright (F)||SonderjyskE/Superligaen||Monday vs Aalborg||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|DeAndre Yedlin (D)||Galatasaray/Super Lig||No Match Scheduled||-||-||-||-||-%||-||-|