Weekend Roundup: Under the Radar Yanks Abroad


US logoNevermind the United States men’s national team failure to quality for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. American fans can still take some enjoyment from watching U.S. players on with their club teams.

Instead of highlighting the few Americans failed, here is a look at how the United States’ under-the-radar prospects did abroad over the weekend.

Danny Williams (Huddersfield Town)

After winning its first two matches of the season, Huddersfield Town has yet to grab a win since. The rut has seen the newly promoted side drop from a top-four spot to the middle of the table. Its most recent defeat came at the hands of Swansea on Saturday, a 2-0 loss. Williams subbed on in the second half and played 30 minutes.

Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)

After a rough start to the season, Ingolstadt has recovered. After sitting near last place in the 2.Bundesliga, the team has risen to 13th. Adding to its rise, Ingolstadt was able to salvage a point in a 2-2 draw with Dresden. Morales played 67 minutes, scoring a goal and receiving a yellow in the 59th minute.

Joe Corona (Club Tijuana)

Sitting mid-table in Liga MX, Club Tijuana has yet to register a win since early September. The drought continued Friday night in 0-0 draw against Veracruz. Corona played the entire match as a center midfielder.

Mix Diskerud (Goteborg)

After 16 days off, Goteborg returned to league play against Halmstad over the weekend. Diskerud picked up a card in the 12th minute, but was able to remain on the field for the full 90. An 89th-minute goal by Mikael Boman provided Goteborg with the win.

Perry Kitchen (Randers)

Randers continues to endure a dreadful season. Twelve matches in, its is in last place. Kitchen played the entire game as his team lost, 3-2, to Nordsjaelland.

Cameron Carter-Vickers (Sheffield United)

Sheffield United is enjoying its return to the League Championship. Twelve games into the season, United (8-4) is third in the table. Carter-Vickers has started in the team’s last four matches, including it most recent against Ipswich. He played the entire match in their 1-0 win over Ipswich Town.

Kenneth Kronholm (Holstein Kiel)

Kronholm and Holstein Kiel are off to a great start in the 2.Bundesliga. Having won seven of their last eight, the club currently is second in the table. Kiel extended its win streak to four over the weekend with a 5-3 win against Heidenheim.