Let’s go on a journey. Lots of soccer was played over the past two weeks, and the video clips have been gathered. Let’s run through them to see what developments there have been in the USMNT player pool:
The cherry on top was his long ball assist to Vlahovic (tremendous work by the striker to take that pass and score). McKennie was subbed off after 72 minutes.
Auston Trusty made his Premier League debut, subbing on for Sheffield United in the 86th minute of their 1-2 loss to Tottenham. Remarkably, Sheffield United led 1-0 when Trusty was subbed on, and Spurs’ goals at 90+8 and 90+11 to win made it the latest comeback in Premier League history.
AUSTON TRUSTY PREMIER LEAGUE DEBUT Huge moment for 25-year-old USMNT defender, who—like Matt Turner—made move from Arsenal to lesser EPL side in hope of seeing the pitch in England's top flight. Hopefully first of many appearances for Philly Union Product. pic.twitter.com/4kuTBNoC3k— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) September 16, 2023
Sergiño Dest started in PSV’s 4-0 win over NEC Nijmegen, and nearly provided an assist with this rabona cross before being subbed off in the 63rd minute.
Look at what Dest casually pulled off in a competitive game. Destinho pic.twitter.com/iTUdaondl8— USMNTrev (@Eyesandvibes) September 16, 2023
Ricardo Pepi subbed on for PSV in the 83rd minute of their win and immediately stirred up a controversy. After PSV won a penalty, teammates Bakayoko and Mexico international Chucky Lozano both wanted to take the penalty when Ricardo entered the discussion. Captain André Ramalho confirmed that Pepi was indeed the designated penalty-taker with Luuk de Jong out of the game, which didn’t sit will with Lozano.
Ricardo Pepi and Chucky Lozano arguing over who gets to take the penalty.— Takes (@USMNTTAKES) September 16, 2023
Pepi ended up taking it and scoring. pic.twitter.com/qIWXBlpPa4
Pepi buried the penalty to increase PSV’s lead to 4.
RICARDO PEPI CONVERTS THE PENALTY FOR PSV pic.twitter.com/rQFp5Lw5wr— USMNTvsHaters (@USMNTvsHaters) September 16, 2023
Minutes later, Lozano was even further aggrieved when Pepi took a chip shot in the box instead of squaring it. It will be interesting to see if these two players form good on-field chemistry despite this rocky start.
If people want to be upset at Pepi it should be for this, not a pk that the bench and captain decided he should take.— herculez gomez (@herculezg) September 16, 2023
Had Lozano open but tried shooting. Happens.
PSV are going to wreck plenty of teams in the Eredivisie this season- they look good.
Miles Robinson played the full 90 minutes in Atlanta United’s 5-2 win over an Inter Miami side that was without Leo Messi. Miles tried to defend Leo Campana’s goal here, but it’s hard to fault him for the outcome. Incredible skill and strike from Campana.
Caleb Wiley also played all 90 minutes for the Five Stripes. He provided this assist to Brooks Lennon.
Nice assist here from Caleb Wiley pic.twitter.com/xKXnXcjTML— Takes (@USMNTTAKES) September 16, 2023
Tyler Wolff subbed on for Atlanta in the 81st minute, and scored in the 89th, running up the score.
Drake Callender played the full match in net for Inter Miami. Here are the five goals he allowed.
Chris Brady played the full 90 minutes in Chicago Fire’s 0-0 draw with CF Montreal. The 19-year-old made 4 saves, denying Montreal the win despite them having by far the better chances in the game.
Julian Gressel played 80 minutes in the Columbus Crew’s 3-4 loss to Orlando City, scoring a goal.
Jack McGlynn played the full 90 and recorded an assist in the Philadelphia Union’s 2-2 draw with FC Cincinnati.
Jack McGlynn (‘03) with a quintessential Jack McGlynn play for an assist on this goal. https://t.co/LBWuvZoFw8— USMNTProspects (@ProspectsUsmnt) September 17, 2023
Brandon Vázquez played 90 minutes for FC Cincy in that same match, scoring a goal of his own.
Paul Arriola started in FC Dallas’s 1-1 draw with the Seattle Sounders, providing an assist before coming off in the 70th minute.
Reed Baker-Whiting started for the Sounders and got the assist on their tying goal before being subbed out in the 89th minute.
Alex Roldan on the volley!— Major League Soccer (@MLS) September 17, 2023
All tied up in Texas. pic.twitter.com/6LuuuuqlO1
Cole Bassett started for the Colorado Rapids and scored in their 2-1 win over the New England Revolution.
Ryan Hollingshead started in LAFC’s 4-2 El Trafico win over the LA Galaxy, scoring a goal before he was subbed out in the 77th minute.
Have a hit, Ryan Hollingshead!— Major League Soccer (@MLS) September 17, 2023
3 goals in the past 10 minutes in El Trafico. pic.twitter.com/1hsYxUzNPF
Timothy Tillman subbed on for LAFC in the 69th minute and scored 15 minutes later.
Jeremy Ebobisse started for the San Jose Earthquakes and scored this early goal against the Houston Dynamo before being subbed out in the 89th minute.
Alejandro Zendejas subbed on in the 75th minute of Club América’s win over Chivas, scoring the final goal in their 4-0 win.
Folarin Balogun came off the bench for Monaco in the 66th minute and scored almost immediately, helping them earn a 2-2 draw with Lorient.
Who impressed? Who needs to improve? Hit the comments to let us know your favorite moments from this weekend.