Outlaws Overseas: Gatt scores, Jam Tarts Duo continue to perform

Josh Gatt

by JACK HAZZARD

It was another quiet weekend for the Outlaws Overseas — but that’s not to say there wasn’t some good news!

With the European and Mexican regular season in full-swing, many starters are beginning to sit out matches to rehabilitate and rest for future matches. One player who took the opposite road is Josh Gatt, who scored his first goal since his injury.

Out of the 14 listed Americans playing in Mexico, only three made appearances for their respective clubs this weekend.

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:

Perry Kitchen (Heart of Midlothian): Once again donning the captain’s badge, Perry Kitchen helped lead his Scottish side to a thrilling 3-3 draw. After going down two-nil early, the 24-year-old midfielder helped ignite his side by assisting Midlothian’s first goal to fellow American Bjorn Johnsen. The Jam Tarts currently sit third in the Scottish Premiership, only one point behind second-place Rangers but ten behind first-place Celtic. 

Josh Gatt (Molde FK): After nearly sitting out a year due to constant lingering injuries, 25-year-old Molde FK winger Joshua Gatt scored his first goal of the season at his Norwegian club. With one match remaining in the season, Molde is unable to earn themselves a Europa Qualification spot. 

UNDER THE RADAR:

Bjorn Johnsen (Heart of Midlothian): 

NEWS:

Ben Lederman (U.S. Youth Product): A few months ago, the story about American Ben Lederman being told he was unable to join Barcelona by FIFA crept around the news desk with little to no attention. Nevertheless, recent reports around Barcelona suggest that the American has obtained a Polish Passport, which allows the United States’ youth product to join the Catalan club in January. 

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