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En-Chandler-ed

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You may not have noticed, but Eintracht Frankfurt's Timothy Chandler has quietly been on a tear of late. Given the chance to work the left wingback position on Saturday, he bagged the stand-up winner at Wolfsburg. The US international now has a goal and three helpers in the four games since he returned from a meniscus injury.

Yes he Dan

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Sorry to piggyback posts, but it took awhile to find a good clip of the FA Cup 3rd round bank shot buried by Huddersfield Town's Daniel Williams on Saturday. It was his first Terriers strike, and lifted them past home side Bolton. The goal play starts at about 1:36 mark. - Greg Seltzer

Double-Barrel Eric

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Nottingham Forest defender Eric Lichaj picked a fine time to bag his first career brace, striking the first two goals in a 4-2 FA Cup third round upset of Arsenal on Sunday. The US right back nodded home a free kick to open the scoring, and after the Gunners leveled matters, put his side ahead to stay with a nasty volley.

European Soccer

Timmy Chandler scores in Frankfurt’s win over Wolfsburg

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It's been just under three years since Timmy Chandler has found the back of the net for Eintracht Frankfurt.

On Saturday, the U.S. International ended his goalless streak scoring the second goal in a 3-1 victory for Frankfurt against VfL Wolfsburg.

The 27-year-old showed composure and good skill, beating Koen Casteels to the top-left corner in the 22nd-minute.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: DeAndre Yedlin, Shaq Moore, and more

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Domestic action is back in full swing for many of Europe's leagues and that means numerous Americans will be on display. The Bundesliga returned last weekend with Timmy Chandler going the distance for Frankfurt, while Christian Pulisic and John Brooks both missed out due to injuries. DeAndre Yedlin continues to be a regular for Rafa Benitez's Newcastle but they have a daunting task this weekend, facing Manchester City away from home.

Cameron Carter-Vickers loaned to Ipswich Town for remainder of season

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It looks like Cameron Carter-Vickers will not be a part of Mauricio Pochettino's plans for the remainder of the 2017-18 EPL season.

The 20-year-old American defender has been loaned out to second-tier club Ipswich Town until the conclusion of the season.

Pochettino had hinted at a recall in December for Carter-Vickers but stated it was not because of a need for cover in the first-team squad.

Report: Gedion Zelalem to stay at Arsenal

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Gedion Zelalem is no stranger to going on loan, but he apparently will not be doing that this month despite making strides in his road to recovery.

Goal.com reported on Wednesday that Zelalem will stay at Arsenal this month rather than get loaned out in an effort to better rehabilitate the knee injury he suffered last year.

Americans Abroad Midweek Preview: Matt Miazga, Emerson Hyndman and more

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Following a busy weekend of league action, cup action takes centerstage midweek both in Europe and North America with several Americans looking to make an impact.

Emerson Hyndman will hope his side can advance in the FA Cup as they face a replay on the road at Wigan Athletic. Meanwhile, Copa MX action begins on Tuesday with several Liga MX sides involved.

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Tim Ream, Timmy Chandler, and more

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League action resumed this weekend in four of Europe's top five leagues with several U.S. internationals looking to help their respective clubs to wins.

After being eliminated in F.A. Cup play a week ago, Tim Ream started for Fulham as they traveled to Middlesbrough in the EFL Championship.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Christian Pulisic, John Brooks, and more

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The thick and fast domestic schedule continues for several of Europe's professional leagues, with some returning this weekend from winter break.

Bundesliga action returns this weekend with several Americans looking to get back to form for their respective clubs. A pair will duke it out at Signal Iduna Park on Sunday as Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund hosts John Brooks and Wolfsburg.

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Eric Lichaj, Danny Williams, and more

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F.A. Cup third round action took centerstage in England this weekend and a pair of Americans helped their teams to huge wins and spots in the fourth round.

Eric Lichaj propelled Nottingham Forest to a huge upset over defending cup holders Arsenal on Sunday, scoring a pair of goals in the first-half.

Eric Lichaj bags brace as Nottingham Forest ousts Arsenal

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Eric Lichaj has been an important part to the Nottingham Forest backline the last few seasons, hoping for a chance to shine with the United States Men's National Team.

On Sunday, the 29-year-old sparked his side to a huge 4-2 upset of Arsenal in the third round of the English F.A. Cup.

The wingback propelled Forest scoring a pair of first-half goals in the home triumph.

United States Men's National Team

Rubio Rubin talks USMNT camp and player development

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 19, 2018) US Soccer Players - Three years ago, Rubio Rubin seemed to have the world at his feet. A star of the USMNT U-17 squad, he won US Soccer's Young Male Athlete of the Year in 2012. Rubin made an ambitious move to Dutch Eredivisie side FC Utrecht when he turned 18, signing a four-year contract in March 2014.

Eric Lichaj signs new Nottingham Forest contract

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Just when you thought Eric Lichaj's week couldn't get any better, it did on Friday as he signed a new contract with Nottingham Forest until the end of the 2019 campaign.

Lichaj scored a pair of goals in Forest's FA Cup third-round win over Arsenal and then added a dog to his family after he made a bet with his wife public that if he scored a hat-trick, she'd get him a dog.

Landon Donovan comes out of retirement, signs for Club Leon in Liga MX

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Landon Donovan is ending his retirement for a second time and is on his way to Mexico.

The 35-year-old legendary U.S. Men's National Team midfielder has signed a one-year deal with Club Leon in Liga MX.

¡Bienvenido Mr.@landondonovan!#SerFieraEsUnOrgullo pic.

Report: Manchester United, Liverpool eyeing Pulisic for summer transfer

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Rumors are spreading that Premier League clubs Manchester United and Liverpool are preparing to chase after U.S. Men's National Team standout Christian Pulisic this summer, according to the Independent.

The links to Merseyside are nothing new. Liverpool were reportedly interested in the teenager last summer, but a deal never materialized and he remained in Germany.

Pulisic: Hurt from missing World Cup 'will never go away'

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U.S. Men's National Team midfielder Christian Pulisic isn't ready to move on from the World Cup qualifying failure.

Pulisic sat down with ESPN to discuss, among other topics, the country's failure to qualify for next summer's World Cup in Russia. He says the pain from that 2-1 loss in Trinidad & Tobago will be with him for a long, long time.

Josh Sargent excited for new challenge at Werder Bremen

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After a year filled with success at various levels of the U.S. Youth setup, 17-year-old forward Josh Sargent is taking his talents to Germany, like many young Americans before him. The move won't be official until he turns 18 but, in the meantime, Sargent is feeling at home with his new club.

Most recently, Sargent has been with Wolfsburg's U-23 team for training camp as he prepared to officially join the team when he turns 18 in February.

Report: Jonathan Gonzalez to make permanent switch to Mexico

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Jonathan Gonzalez has yet to make any official move with regards to his international future, but one report says the Mexican-American star could be nearing some sort of decision well ahead of schedule.

According to Univision Deportes, the Monterrey midfielder has made up his mind to represent Mexico on the international level.

Aron Johannsson working his was back into Werder Bremen squad

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A knee injury derailed Aron Johannsson's 2017-18 season, as the Alabama-born forward has been limited to just three substitute appearances for Werder Bremen on the campaign. However, he's back in full training and starting to impress coaches during the club's winter camp, meaning he could be back in the team's plans when the Bundesliga starts up again next weekend.

Danny Williams scores as Huddersfield downs Bolton in FA Cup

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American international midfielder Danny Williams played a major role in his side's FA Cup triumph in Saturday. He was in the Huddersfield Town starting eleven for only the third time this year, and he made the most of the opportunity.

Williams scored Huddersfield's second goal of the match in the 52nd minute, just one minute after Rajiv Van La Parra opened the scoring.

Kenny Saief completes move to Anderlecht

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One of the first Americans in Europe to make a move in the January transfer window is midfielder Kenny Saief.

The 24-year-old, who received a call-up for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, signed with Anderlecht from Gent on Friday.

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Competition continues for Ethan Horvath as Club Brugge signs another goalkeeper

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Ethan Horvath can't seem to catch a break.

The 22-year-old American goalkeeper moved to Club Brugge over the summer, where he became their regular starter, making 12 starts for the club, who find themselves 11 points clear at the top of the BelgianJupiler League.

Despite the club success, he has only started one match since October as compeititon opened up withLudovic Butelle andGuillaume Hubert.

Nottingham Forest

Gboly Ariyibi recalled by Nottingham Forest, has a shot at first team action

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American defender Eric Lichaj recently made headlines for Nottingham Forest, now another seems set to join him there.

Forest is recalling Arlington, Virginia native Gboly Ariyibi from his season long loan at MK Dons. He scored seven times in 28 matches with the League One club this season.

Another season of FA Cup magic

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By J Hutcherson (Jan 9, 2018) US Soccer Players - Credit USMNT player Eric Lichaj for adding something extra to the Third Round of the FA Cup. Lichaj's two-goal performance in Nottingham Forest's win over Arsenal wasn't enough. As he told the broadcast team following the game, he needed a hat-trick to convince his wife that their house needs a dog.

Liga MX

Landon Donovan’s Liga MX choice

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jan 17, 2018) US Soccer Players - All of us have heard at one point or another that good things come to those who wait. This may be true, or it may be a nice way of telling someone to sit down and wait their turn. Either way, the saying rings true for Landon Donovan and his supporters.

The return of Landon Donovan

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The soccer news starts with a regular quandary. Any time we refer to a USMNT player as a "legend", someone writes us to take issue. It doesn't matter how many caps or how much the player did in a USMNT shirt. Someone wants to make a point. It's enough to make us shy away from writing something like "USMNT legend Landon Donovan is back.

Ream plays his 100th for Fulham, assist for Chandler

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We start the roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico in the Championship. Tim Ream made his 100th appearance for Fulham in their 1-0 win at Middlesbrough. Oliver Norwood converted a penalty five minutes into stoppage time for the game's only goal.

Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest knockout Arsenal

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The USMNT players in England and Mexico roundup starts with a massive result for Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest. Lichaj scored twice in Forest's 4-2 win over Arsenal to advance from the Third Round of the 2017-18 FA Cup. Lichaj opened the scoring in the 20th minute at The City Ground.

Preview: USMNT Players in the 2018 Liga MX Clausura

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jan 3, 2018) US Soccer Players - Not too long ago, Monterrey and Tigres captivated Liga MX with a rousing Apertura 2017 final. In the blink of an eye, the league has gone through an offseason and a preseason. Now, teams are ready to try and make a run at the final once more.

Christian Pulisic

Christian Pulisic set to return from injury against Hertha Berlin

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Christian Pulisic's injury issue was a short one.

Dortmund bossPeter Stoger says Pulisic will be a candidate to play this weekend when the club takes on Hertha Berlin. Pulisic returned to training this week after missing last weekend's scoreless draw with Wolfsburg.

"It looks good.

Christian Pulisic dealing with muscle issue

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Christian Pulisic was left out of Borussia Dortmund's first match following the Bundesliga's winter break. However, it appears the reason that the U.S. Men's National Team star missed out is not a serious one.

According to Dortmund boss Peter Stoger says that Pulisic is dealing with a muscle issue, prompting him to sit out Dortmund's 0-0 draw with Wolfsburg.

Landon Donovan

Landon Donovan: 'I won't fail' at Club Leon

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There are plenty of reasons to have doubts about Landon Donovan's move to Club Leon. The U.S. Men's National Team legend has been out of the game for the better part of three years and is now set to join a rugged, physical league that still remains a step ahead of MLS.

But if there were any lingering doubts about Donovan's commitment, the 35-year-old forward addressed them in a few simple statements.

Long defined by the unexpected, Landon Donovan provides biggest stun yet with Club Leon move

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Landon Donovan has always done things his way. When many expected him to fight for a European career, he built his name in MLS, becoming arguably American soccer's best ever player. At a time where many players are still pushing for more, Donovan called it a career at the age of 32 before throwing what appeared to be one final curveball with a brief return to the game two years later.

The Rest

Report: Chris Gloster, Zyen Jones on trial at Schalke

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A pair of young Americans are looking to follow in the footsteps of Weston McKennie.

According to ESPN FC, Atlanta United Academy forward Zyen Jones and left back Chris Gloster, aNew York Red Bulls prospect, are headed to Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga for trials. Both players are 17-years-old.

Cameron Carter-Vickers recalled to Tottenham following loan spell with Sheffield United

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Cameron Carter-Vickers is heading back to Tottenham.

Tottenham announced that the American centerback will return to the club from his loan spell with Sheffield United. Carter-Vickers spend the first half of the season with the Championship club, making17 appearances and scoring a goal in his debut.

Josh Sargent scores first Werder Bremen youth goal

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Josh Sargent appears to be enjoying his move to Germany as he continued his hot start with the Werder Bremen youth side.

He kept the banner weekend for young American prospects in Europe going by netting his first goal since making the move overseas.

First game: Assist
Second game: Goal @joshsargent has made an impressive start at #Werder pic.

Timothy Weah scores for PSG U-19s

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Timothy Weah had himself a good weekend playing for Paris Saint-Germain's youth team against Alençon.

He hammered a shot into an empty goal after collecting a through pass and rounding the keeper.This was his first goal since scoring against Celtic in the UEFA Youth League back in September.

Schalke experimenting with Weston McKennie at centerback

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Weston McKennie has made waves in the center of the field since breaking through with Schalke, but manager Dominic Tedesco sees the American prospect as a potential answer in a different position.

Schalke has been experimenting with McKennie at centerback throughout the winter break and recently deployed the young star at the position in a 2-1 friendly win over Belgian side Genk on Sunday.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Jonathan Gonzalez, DeAndre Yedlin and more

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While England gets caught up in FA Cup madness, the Liga MX Clausura kicks off over the weekend.

Following a slew of reports regarding his international future, Jonathan Gonzalez takes the field with Monterrey to open the season against Morelia. Gonzalez is fresh off a Copa MX crown as well as a Best XI selection as he looks to follow up a breakout campaign that saw Monterrey dominate most of the Apertura season.