Yanks Abroad: Weekend Roundup


US logoAlthough three of four of New York’s professional soccer teams ended their season over the weekend, there is still plenty of U.S. soccer to go around.

From Germany to Mexico, here is how a few Americans Abroad fared over the weekend.

Christian Pulisic (Dortmund)

It was a defeat for Dortmund in its rivalry match against Bayern Munich. The loss extends Dortmund’s winless streak to four. Pulisic played the entire game as a left winger, but has now gone six Bundesliga matches without a goal or an assist.

John Brooks (Wolfsburg)

Brooks is slowly getting back into the thick of things after sitting out the first nine games of Wolfsburg’s season with a tendon injury. He made his return last week against Schalke and continued his role as a starter against Hertha Berlin on Sunday. Brooks played the full 90 in a 3-3 draw. Wolfsburg is in 14th place in the Bundesliga.

DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle)

Yedlin appears to have sealed his spot as Newcastle’s starting right back. Since his hamstring injury in August he has started seven straight games for Rafa Benitez. Yedlin played the entire contest in Newcastle’s 1-0 loss against Bournemouth on Saturday. The Magpies allowed a 92nd-minute goal by Steve Cook.

Matt Miazga (Vitesse)

After conceding four goals last week, Vitesse bunkered down against Zwolle and conceded non. Miazga played as a central defender in Vitesse’s 0-0 draw. This draw saw Vitesse drop to fifth in the Eredivisie.

Danny Williams (Huddersfield)

Williams has played an inconsistent squad rotation role with Huddersfield. One weekend he starts while the next he sits on the bench. In Huddersfield’s 1-0 win against West Brom, Williams came off the bench and played 28 minutes and received a yellow card.

Tim Ream (Fulham)

It has been a rough string of games for Fulham. In their last five, they have registered two draws and three losses. Ream has started at center back in each game. He played the entire game in Fulham’s Friday loss to Wolves that left the Cottagers in 17th place in the League Championship.

William Yarbrough (Club León)

León fell by 2-1 to Tijuana on Friday night. The score could have been worse but for an impressive penalty kick save by Yarbrough. León is in fifth place in Liga MX.

Weston McKennie (Schalke 04)

McKennie’s breakout season with Schalke continued over the weekend as he played the full 90 as an attacking midfielder in his team’s 1-0 win over Freiburg, his fourth start of the Bundesliga season.