Yanks Abroad: Youth Movement

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US logoIt was all about young players over the weekend as two rising stars nabbed assists and other young Americans played valuable minutes.

As the country attempts to forget the recent disaster at Trinidad and Tobago, the growth of some young Yanks Abroad provides a glimmer of hope for the future in a World Cup-less year for the United States.

Shaq Moore (Levante)

Moore made his first La Liga start and played the full 90 for Levante as it defeated Las Palmas, 2-0, on Sunday. With the win, Levante rose to 12th in Spain’s top division.

Cameron Carter-Vickers (Sheffield United)

Carter-Vickers’ time with Sheffield United continues to get better and better. After assisting in the previous contest, Carter-Vickers assisted another goal in his team’s 3-1 win against Burton Albion. The Friday match was his ninth start in a row. Sheffield United hold down second place in the League Championship.

DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)

Newcastle extended its losing streak to three matches after dropping a 4-1 decision at Manchester United. The game started well for Newcastle after Yedlin assisted on the club’s only goal. He played the entire match.

Weston McKennie (Schalke)

McKennie continues to earn valuable minutes at Schalke. In his team’s 2-0 win against Hamburg, McKennie played the full 90. The win was his fifth start of the season. After its weekend result, Schalke is in second in the Bundesliga table.

Matt Miazga (Vitesse)

It was not a great weekend for Miazga and Vitesse. Nevertheless, Miazga earned another start. Vitesse has not won a match in its last three, which has seen it drop to sixth in the Eredivisie table.

Luca De La Torre (Fulham)

De La Torre earned valuable minutes as a substitute in Fulham’s 1-1 draw against Derby County. He checked into the game in the 63rd and displayed an adequate and professional performance.

Jonathan Gonzalez (Monterrey)

In a huge match against Tigres, Gonzalez played the entire match and received a yellow card as he and Monterrey defeated their rival, 2-0. The win sees first-place Monterrey go five points clear of Tigres in the Liga MX table.