Americans Abroad: Few Goals, Few Wins

IMAGE, USSOCCER.COM

by JACK HAZZARD

It was not a great weekend for Americans Abroad.

Although few scored goals, most American players endured a weekend sitting on the bench, dealing with injuries and losing.

With some American players preparing for their international duty under Coach Bruce Arena this week, others will have the chance to recuperate before the final stretch of the 2016-17 European season.

John Brooks (Hertha Berlin):

Already a pivotal player in the United States’ defense, Hertha Berlin center back John Brooks took it upon himself to provide his Bundesliga club with offense during its weekend match against Köln.

Down by 4-1, Brooks earned his side a consolation goal in the 69th minute; however, it wasn’t enough to initiate a comeback as Hertha fell, 4-2.

Emerson Hyndman (Rangers):

One of the only Americans to win a game in Europe this weekend, Rangers player Emerson Hyndman scored yet again for his Scottish side.

Kicking off his club’s rout against Hamilton Academical, the Dallas native scored the first of four Rangers  goals.

This win gives Rangers a firm hold on third place in the Scottish Premier League, seven points above St. Johnstone and eight below Aberdeen.