A trio of United States Youth National Team players are getting some serious looks in Germany.
Haji Wright, Weston McKennie, and Nick Taitague all trained with the Schalke 04 first team on Wednesday as they got some serious work and looks from the coaching staff. The three young Americans abroad all play for Schalke's U-19 team as they try and further their hopes of playing for their European club.
In his young career, Jonathan Klinsmann has followed a vastly different path than his superstar father. However, the goalkeeper is set to take a step towards his father's historic past by temporarily joining up with a familiar club.
VfB Stuttgart revealed on Tuesday that Klinsmann has joined the team for training as he looks to earn a spot on the U.
The USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with a goal for Emerson Hyndman in Rangers' 4-0 shutout of Hamilton Academical. Hyndman opened the scoring in the 26th minute at Ibrox. Clinton Hill doubled the lead in the 41st minute with Martin Waghorn converting a penalty in the 55th. Waghorn assisted on Lee Wallace's goal in the 74th.
World Cup qualifiers are just around the corner as several Americans take the field for midweek action.
In Germany, Christian Pulisic and Fabian Johnson take the field as they look to advance their side in non-league competitions. Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund face DFB-Pokal action on Tuesday against Sportfreunde Lotte while Thursday brings Johnson's Europa League clash with Schalke.
While a referee strike saw the postponement of Liga MX play, a pair of Americans Abroad made their mark by scoring goals in European action.
Bobby Wood scored the game-winning goal late in Sunday's clash with Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach, leading Hamburg to a 2-1 win that pushes them closer to safety.
The German Bundesliga and EnglishLeagueChampionship both feature multiple matches that will have Americans facing off abroad over the weekend, as do Liga MX and the 2. Bundesliga.
Germany provides the bulk of the action for Americans this weekend, with a trio of face-offs to keep an eye on.
USMNT players did well in the Copa MX on Wednesday, with Tijuana shutting out Club America 1-0 at home on a Paul Arriola goal. Michael Orozco and Joe Corona also started for Tijuana. Arriola's goal came in the 29th minute. Orozco saw yellow in the third minute of stoppage time.
We start the USMNT player results from Europe and Mexico in the Bundesliga. Fabian Johnson had a two-goal game for Gladbach in their 4-2 win against Schalke. Johnson opened the scoring at home in the 28th minute. Schalke equalized from the penalty spot in the 38th. Johnson scored again in the 64th.
Geoff Cameron made a substitute appearance for Stoke City, returning from injury as we roundup the USMNT players in Europe and Mexico.
Tijuana continued their hot start to the Liga MX campaign as several Americans guided the club to yet another win.
Michael Orozco and Joe Corona earned starts for Xolos on Friday as the club topped Edgar Castillo and Monterrey, 2-0. U.S. Men's National Team winger Paul Arriola also made an appearance, joining the fray in the 66th minute ad Tijuana moved back on top of the Liga MX table for the time being.
Hertha Berlin center back John Anthony Brooks certainly struggled defensively at FC Cologne today, but he also buried a wicked late header - as you can see below. It was his first club goal since December of 2015. - Greg Seltzer
Yup, he's just broken the ice to put Rangers up on Hamilton near the half hour. Clip to come... 26' GOAL: Tavernier on the ball on the right inside the box, low ball across and Hyndman there with the finish to make it 1:0. pic.twitter.com/Eeg9BCkEr8 — Rangers FC (@RangersFC) March 18, 2017 - Greg Seltzer
Hamburg forward Bobby Wood quickly followed being dumped on his butt with the "get back up" winner against Fabian Johnson's 'Gladbach. It was his first league goal since before Christmas and his ninth across all competitions this term. - Greg Seltzer
In all the Christian Pulisic excitement, it took me a while to notice that Paul Arriola fired Tijuana past Club América and into the Copa MX quarterfinals last night. - Greg Seltzer
To put it mildly, that is. After setting up the early tie leveler with a corner kick leveler, Christian Pulisic has just given Borussia Dortmund their first aggregate lead against Champions League round-of-16 foe Benfica with a terrific curled run-and-finish near the hour. - Greg Seltzer
Not to be outdone by his young US teammate, 'Gladbach's Fabian Johnson twice put his team ahead in a 4-2 victory against nearby rivals Schalke. On the first one, he apparently turns Invisible Man for a run to the near post. On the winner... well, I'm still hunting for a clip. Check back in a bit for that one.
On Saturday, Borussia Dortmund wunderkind Christian Pulisic banged home his side's fourth (and then later notched his Americans abroad-best eighth assist of the campaign) in a 6-2 triumph over Bayer Leverkusen. Christrian Pulisic Goal HD Borussia Dortmund 4... door jason-pitt1 - Greg Seltzer
He may only be on loan, but Emerson Hyndman is fast becoming a Rangers hero. This time, he fired the last-gasp 3-2 winner over St. Johnstone to pull the Light Blues to within six points of second place. - Greg Seltzer
It came as late consolation in a DfB-Pokal loss to 'Gladbach, but Hamburg's Bobby Wood has bagged another impressive goal. - Greg Seltzer
Bobby Wood is, understandably, a wanted man, and his current club is looking to lock up the forward's future despite the interest from outside parties.
Hamburg sporting director Jens Todt told Bild that there have been no formal or concrete offers for Wood quite yet, but the club is looking to get ahead of the game.
Bobby Wood admits that Saturday's win came down to a moment of luck, but there's nothing lucky about the form he's in heading into World Cup qualifiers.
The U.S. Men's National Team forward scored an 80th minute game-winning goal on Sunday, leading Hamburg to a vital 2-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach.
With time ticking down, Bobby Wood stepped up, earning his side three points that could be vital in a relegation battle.
Wood scored an 80th minute winner on Sunday, leading Hamburg to a 2-1 win over Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach. With the win, Hamburg moves into a tie on points with 15th- place Werder Bremen although Aron Johannson and co.
It's only natural given Bobby Wood's form and the nature of the European transfer market that the U.S. Men's National Team forward is gaining interest from around the continent. Despite the growing attraction to Wood in Europe, his current club is insistent on keeping him past this season.
No specific clubs have been linked with the 24-year-old forward as of now, but another impressive season in front of net has put Wood further into the spotlight, and the light on him could grow if he shines for the USMNT in the coming weeks against Honduras and Panama.
Bobby Wood's Hamburg was knocked out of theDFB-Pokal by a fellow American Abroad on Wednesday, but the U.S. Men's National Team forward did fire one final parting gift before departing the German cup competition.
Wood score a late goal on Wednesday as Hamburg fell, 2-1, to Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengbladbach.
Christian Pulisic stole the show on Tuesday, but several other potential U.S. Men's National Team call-ups also took the field for their respective clubs.
The Borussia Dortmund star led the way with yet another goal, his third in four games, as Borussia Dortmund toppled Sportfruende Lotte, 3-0, in DFB-Pokal play.
There were games outside of the Champions League on Tuesday, with Christian Pulisic in action. Pulisic's Borussia Dortmund shutout Sportfreunde Lotte in the DFB Pokal. Pulisic opened the scoring in the 57th minute at osnatel ARENA. Andre Schurrle doubled Dortmund's lead in the 66th. Marcel Schmelzer finished off the goals in the 83rd minute.
While Christian Pulisic tore Benfica apart in Portugal, another young American netted a game-winning goal back in Mexico.
Paul Arriola scored Tijuana's lone goal in Wednesday's Copa MX action, leading his side to a 1-0 win over Club America. Arriola was joined in the Tijuana lineup by Joe Corona and Michael Orozco, who both logged 90 minute shifts in the win.
Christian Pulisic didn't start Saturday's match for Borussia Dortmund, but he sure did finish it.
After entering as a 44th minute substitute for Marco Reus, the U.S. Men's National Team winger scored a second half goal, pushing the Borussia Dortmund lead to 4-2 in Saturday's clash with Bayer Leverkusen.
Wednesday is a busy day for Americans throughout both Europe and Mexico.
Two U.S. Men's National Team regulars combine in the headlining match of the day, which comes in German DFB-Pokal action. A spot in the competition's semifinal is on the line on Wednesday as Bobby Wood and Hamburg face off with Fabian Johnson and Borussia Dortmund for the right to join Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt in the next stage.
The next stage of Mix Diskerud's career has officially begun.
IFK Goteborg announced on Friday that the club has signed Diskerud on loan from NYCFC through Aug. 27. The U.S. Men's National Team midfielder has already joined the club for two training sessions under Jorgen Lennartson, who previously managed Diskerud at Norwegian side Stabaek.
Mix Diskerud's contract with New York City FC was bought out last week, and it appears the midfielder could beset to resume his career back in Europe, at least temporarily.
According to ESPN, the U.S. Men's National Team midfielder is close to securing a loan to Swedish side IFK Goteborg.
Borussia Dortmund advanced in the Champions League on Wednesday with a 4-0 shutout of Benfica, taking the series 4-1 on aggregate. Subbing for the injured Marco Reus, USMNT player Christian Pulisic got the start and made a difference at the Signal Iduna Park. Pulisic assisted on Pierre Aubameyang's opening goal in the 4th minute.
DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle United picked up another three points to retake the top of the Championship table in the soccer news.
Gladbach needed an unlikely comeback to advance in the Europa League and FC Dallas won big at home in the CONCACAF Champions League.
Crucial World Cup qualifiers loom, and the U.S. Men's National Team has reason to be concerned with an injury to a star defender.
Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez says DeAndre Yedlin could be out one or two weeks after suffering a slight tear in his thigh. Yedlin was kept out of Tuesday's draw with Leeds United as a result of the injury, which was picked up in Newcastle's win against Brighton and Hove Albion last week.
Tuesday is a busy day for American players as several could see the field in a variety of competitions.
German soccer's premier cup competition continues on Tuesday with the quarterfinalround of the DFB-Pokal. Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund will look to push towards the semifinals in Tuesday's match against Sportfreunde Lotte while Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt face off with Arminia Bielefeld.
John Brooks and Hertha Berlin were far from their best on the defensive end on Saturday, but the U.S. Men's National Team defender found a way to make an impact on the attacking end in the final match before the international break.
Brooks scored his team'ssecond goal of the match on Saturday as Hertha Berlin slumped to a 4-2 defeat to Cologne.
Emerson Hyndman's success at Rangers continued on Saturday with another goal.
The midfielder opened the scoring for Pedro Caixinha's side in the Scottish club's4-0 league victory over Hamilton Academic in leagueaction. The finishwas Hyndman's fourthleague goal of the season Rangers, and his second in his last three matches for the club.
Every player simply wants to play, including U.S. Men's National Team forward Aron Johannsson. However, Johannsson has found playing time hard to come by, causing him to rethink his future in the wake of "the most difficult period" of his career.
Johannsson says he could leave Werder Bremen in an effort to "be happy again" as he battles to rise up the club's depth chart.
Borussia Dortmund whiz kid Christian Pulisic was at it again on Tuesday, bagging the opener/winner in a 3-0 DfB Pokal win over 3.Liga underdogs Sportfreunde Lotte. He now has three goals and two assists in the last 11 days. - Greg Seltzer