Americans Abroad

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Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Weston McKennie, DeAndre Yedlin and more

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Following the U.S. Men's National Team's draw with Portugal, several players that took the field on Tuesday face massive matches on the club level.

In Germany, Weston McKennie returns to Schalke for a clash of Americans against Bobby Wood's Hamburg. Christian Pulisic, who was not a part of USMNT camp, leads Borussia Dortmund against Stuttgar while John Brooks looks to build on a strong USMNT performance as Wolfsburg takes on Caleb Stanko and Freiburg.

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Christian Pulisic, Cameron Carter-Vickers and more

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Christian Pulisic put in a spectacular performance over the weekend, but it wasn't enough to lead Borussia Dortmund to victory.

The U.S. Men's National Team star earned praise from his manager and a German legend for his efforts, but it wasn't enough as Dortmund fell, 3-1, to Bayern Munich.

Christian Pulisic's latest display leaves Lothar Matthaeus believing Bayern should buy him

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Saturday may not have been a good afternoon for Borussia Dortmund, but Christian Pulisic was a lone bright spot for Peter Bosz's side.

Dortmund, which has only won one match out of its last seven across all competitions, fell 3-1 on Saturday against Bayern Munich in Bundesliga play.

Pulisic helped set up the lone goal for the hosts, dancing past Arjen Robben on the left-wing before passing off to Gonzalo Castro.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Christian Pulisic, Bobby Wood and more

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Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund face a massive heavyweight clash this weekend, and the German title could be very much on the line.

Entering the weekend's clash with Bayern Munich, Dortmund sits three points behind their Bundesliga rivals despite a recent skid that has seen Pulisic and co.

Christian Pulisic: 'It can only get better' for struggling Dortmund ahead of Bayern clash

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Borussia Dortmund has hit a bit of a rough patch, but Christian Pulisic is trying to keep things in perspective.

It's been a rough month for the 19-year-old star. After scoring the lone goal in the U.S. Men's National Team's disaster of a 2-1 loss to Trinidad & Tobago, Pulisic has returned to a Dortmund team that has struggled in recent weeks.

Americans Abroad Wednesday Rewind: Christian Pulisic, Jonathan Gonzalez and more

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While one American and his team moved a step closer towards elimination from a major competition, another took a major leap with a resounding win in a domestic tournament.

Christian Pulisic's Borussia Dortmund is all but eliminated from Champions League play following a 1-1 draw with APOEL on Wednesday.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: John Brooks, Weston McKennie and more

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John Brooks could make his long-awaited Bundesliga debut for Wolfsburg following a layoff as his club takes on another young American Abroad.

Brooks returned to the bench for DFB-Pokal action midweek, making this weekend's matchup against Weston McKennie and Schalke a reasonable return date for the U.

Americans Abroad Tuesday Rewind: Alfredo Morales, Weston McKennie and more

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Tuesday was full of cup action, and it was Alfredo Morales that proved the standout with a big goal in the DFB-Pokal.

The Ingolstadt midfielder fired the third of three goals for his side, who picked up a 3-1 win over a Julian Green-less Greuther Furth in Tuesday's second round German Cup action.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Bobby Wood, DeAndre Yedlin and more

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Bobby Wood faces a massive test over the weekend, headlining the contingent of Americans Abroad.

The U.S. Men's National Team forward takes on Bayern Munich on Saturday as Hamburg looks to pull a major upset on the reigning Bundesliga champions. Any sort of Hamburg result would be a major boost for current leaders Borussia Dortmund, who could see Christian Pulisic feature in a match against Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt

In England, DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle have an opportunity to pick up some points against lowly Crystal Palace while Danny Williams and Huddersfield face an uphill battle against Manchester United.

Americans Abroad Midweek Preview: Christian Pulisic, Matt Miazga and more

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The UEFA Champions League and Europa League return midweek, and a pair of young American stars headline the action for this week's Americans Abroad.

After earning a substitute appearance over the weekend in a loss to RB Leipzig, Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund face off with Apoel in a must-win UEFA Champions League match on Tuesday.

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Jonathan Gonzalez, Alfredo Morales and more

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Facing short rest following two quickfire matches, several members of the U.S. Men's National Team were limited over the weekend, but several other players not included in recent World Cup qualifiers stepped up in a big way.

Alfredo Morales provided the lone goal scored by an American Abroad over the weekend by scoring in a 2-2 draw with Dynamo Dresden.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie and more

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The 2018 World Cup qualifying cycle on Tuesday, but now, past, present and future members of the U.S. Men's National Team return to their club level as the look ahead to 2022 begins.

This weekend's schedule is headlined by action in Germany, starting with Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund's clash with RB Leipzig.

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Geoff Cameron, DeAndre Yedlin and more

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With World Cup qualifiers looming, two Premier League stars recently coming off injury put in strong performances to help their teams earn big results.

Geoff Cameron and DeAndre Yedlin turned in solid efforts over the weekend to help their sides go into the international break on a high. Cameron and Stoke City picked up a 2-1 win over Southampton in their weekend matchup while Yedlin's Newcastle held Liverpool in a 1-1 draw against one of the league's most dangerous attacks.

Liga MX

Bayern Munich gets the better of Borussia Dortmund

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The USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts in Germany with Christian Pulisic's Borussia Dortmund losing 3-1 at home to Bayern Munich. Bayern opened the scoring in the 16th minute, doubling the lead in the 37th. They were up 3-0 in the 67th. Marc Bartra pulled a goal back for Dortmund in the 88th minute.

Gladbach wins, goal for Gyau in the 3.Liga

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Fabian Johnson subbed on for Gladbach in the 71st minute in their 3-1 comeback win at Hoffenheim. Trailing from the 25th minute, Thorgan Hazard equalized for Gladbach in the 61st. Matthias Ginter put Gladbach up in the 79th with Jannik Vestergaard scoring three minutes later.

Bobby Wood subbed out in the 56th minute for Hamburg in a 2-1 loss at Hertha BSC.

Huddersfield Town beats Manchester United, goal for Lichaj

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In the Premier League, Danny Williams and Huddersfield Town beat Manchester United 2-1 at The John Smith's Stadium. Aaron Mooy put Huddersfield up in the 28th with Laurent Depoitre scoring in the 33rd. Marcus Rashford pulled a goal back for United in the 78th. Williams saw yellow in the 79th.

Borussia Dortmund under no illusions in the Champions League

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Wednesday's soccer news starts with Christian Pulisic's Borussia Dortmund drawing 1-1 at APOEL in the Champions League. APOEL scored in the 62nd minute with Sokratis equalizing for Dortmund in the 67th. In the other Group H game, Real Madrid and Spurs drew 1-1 at the Bernabeu. Those two are tied at the top of the group with seven points, with Spurs ahead on a tiebreaker.

Back to the club schedule in Europe and Liga MX

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In the Bundesliga, Bobby Wood subbed out in the 79th minute for Hamburg's 3-2 loss at Mainz. Trailing from the 2nd minute, Walace equalized for Hannover in the 9th. Mainz went ahead in the 52nd and scored again in the 58th. Sejad Salihovic pulled a goal back for Hannover two minutes into stoppage time.

Cameron back in action for Stoke City

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The USMNT players in Europe and Mexico roundup starts with Geoff Cameron's return for Stoke City in the 2-1 win over Southampton at the Britannia Stadium. Mame Diouf put Stoke up in the 40th with Southampton equalizing in the 75th. Peter Crouch scored Stoke's winner in the 85th minute.

"We got a good reward for our efforts, in terms of our performance we've played better and you've got to give credit to Southampton because they like to keep the ball away from you," Stoke City manager Mark Hughes said.

Videos

An Example of a Dilemma

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When we see Christian Pulisic toy with Bayern Munich the way he did yesterday (despite not getting much help), it throws that question of whether he's best utilized on the wing or as the #10. The answer, of course, depends on 1) who we're playing & 2) who else is available to take the slot he doesn't.

The Eric Wander-y Show

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Nottingham Forest defender Eric Lichaj made the Championship Team of the Week after netting his first goal of the season. It was the capper in a 2-0 win, and came complete with a celebratory jog. I suppose one must find ways to stay fit when playing lowly Burton Albion... Don't milk it mate! @EricLichaj runs the length of the pitch after scoring for @NFFC ➡️ @EFL highlights from 9pm on @

Fab First

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We interrupt your regularly scheduled Clipboard for Fabian Johnson's campaign account opener. It gave 'Gladbach a quick lead that would eventually evaporate into a 5-1 loss at Bayer Leverkusen. - Greg Seltzer

When We Wish Upon A Star

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Borussia Dortmund star Chrstian Pulisic got the 60 Minutes treatment on Sunday night. I could not figure out how to disable the stinkin' autoplay on this video, so what you see below is actually a photo of the CBS video box - click it and it will take you to the show's video player. - Greg Seltzer

Easy Does It

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Last night, Mix Diskerud followed up a rebound for an easy finish to kick off IFK Göteborg's 4-0 cruise past Josh Wick and IK Sirius. The strike gave him five on the season, a new career best. - Greg Seltzer

United States Men's National Team

Mexican national team director: Jonathan Gonzalez chooses USMNT, but El Tri still pushing

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After breaking through as one of the brighter prospects in North American soccer, Jonathan Gonzalez is expected to join the U.S. Men's National Team over Mexico. However, El Tri isn't done pushing for the young midfielder

According toDennis Te Kloese, Director of National Teams for the Mexican Football Federation, the young Monterrey midfielder has made it clear that he wishes to join the U.

After missing out on qualifying squad, Weston McKennie sees World Cup call-up as 'realistic opportunity'

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Weston McKennie understands why he isn't a part of the current U.S. Men's National Team squad. He's too young and too inexperienced for vital matches against Panama and Trinidad & Tobago. It would be too big of a risk.

However, the 19-year-old Schalke star does have his sights on representing the U.

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Hamburg coach Markus Gisdol: Bobby Wood in 'negative spiral'

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Bobby Wood has hit a poor run of form, and his club coach has hinted that recent slump could result in some time on the bench.

Hamburg boss Markus Gisdol says the U.S. Men's National Team forward has hit a "negative spiral" in recent weeks. Wood has scored just two clubs in the 2017 calendar year and his potential replacement,17-year-old Jann-Fiete Arp, scored just 17 minutes after replacing the USMNT forward over the weekend.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: DeAndre Yedlin, Bobby Wood and more

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We've reached the final weekend of club soccer before World Cup qualifiers, and several U.S. Men's National Team regulars face big-time matchups before looking ahead to Panama and Trinidad & Tobago.

In England, DeAndre Yedlin's Newcastle has started the season well, but the recently-promoted club faces its biggest test of the young season on Sunday against Liverpool.

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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: John Brooks, Shaq Moore, Luca de la Torre and more

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After several months on the sideline, John Brooks finally made his Bundesliga debut for his new club.

The Wolfsburg appeared in his first league match of the season, going a full 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Weston McKennie's Schalke on Saturday. The match comes on the heels of an extended injury absence stemming from a thigh injury suffered in a season-opening DFB-Pokal match.

Report: John Brooks nearing return to full training

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While John Brooks' injury kept him out of the final four matches of World Cup qualifying, it appears the U.S. Men's National Team defender is getting a bit closer to his return.

According to ESPN, Brooks is nearing a return to full training with Wolfsburg and has completed his first individual training sessions.

The Rest

Geoff Cameron still out for Stoke City with concussion problems

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Stoke City will once again be without the services of American defender Geoff Cameron, who remains unavailable for the Potters.

Cameron, 32, suffered a concussion in a Stoke training session over two weeks ago, and has not featured since Oct. 21 in a 2-1 loss vs. AFC Bournemouth.

Stoke boss Mark Hughes announced on Thursday that the U.

American midfielder Keaton Parks training with Benfica first team

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While several young American stars take the field in Portugal with the U.S. Men's National Team, another young midfielder is making moves with one of the country's biggest teams.

20-year-old American midfielder Keaton Parks has been working with Benfica's senior team throughout the international break.

Ethan Horvath benched as Club Brugge opens goalkeeper competition

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Ethan Horvath has been Club Brugge's No. 1 for quite some time, but the American goalkeeper now faces an open competition for the starting gig.

The 22-year-old goalkeeper was relegated to the bench this past weekend for Brugge's 0-0 draw with Andelecht. According to manager Ivan Leko, Horvath is now a part of a three-way competition for the starting role.

Following firing of manager Simon Grayson, Lynden Gooch faces uncertainty at Sunderland

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The English soccer system is notoriously cruel for up-and-comers, especially when it comes to the lower leagues. The threat of relegation, the constant turnover and the consistent pressure on short-leashed managers often leads to very short-term thoughts at the expense of nurturing some of the system's brighter talents.

Americans Abroad Tuesday Rewind: Cameron Carter-Vickers, Tim Ream and more

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Tuesday was a day for Americans in the English Championship, but it certainly wasn't a positive one.

Cameron Carter-Vickers headlined the contingent on Americans Abroad as he played a part on the lone goal conceded in Sheffield United's 1-0 loss to Queens Park Rangers. The finish was far from Carter-Vickers fault, as Chelsea loanee goalkeeper Jamal Blackman came out for a punch and ran over the American central defender.

Bill Hamid officially signs with FC Midtjylland

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Bill Hamid is now officially set for Denmark.

FCMidtjylland announced on Wednesday that the club has signed the former D.C. United goalkeeper on a free transfer. Hamid is set to replace the outgoingMichael Falkesgaard as he joins the club in January on a four-and-a-half year deal.

"We are pleased that we can add Bill Hamid with our squad in FC Midtjylland," said coach Jess Thorup.

Goal for Alfredo Morales, Tijuana and Queretaro advance

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In DFB Pokal action from Germany, Alfredo Morales scored in Ingolstadt's 3-1 win at Greuther Furth. David Raum put Greuther Furth up in the 46th minute. Almog Cohen equalized from the penalty spot in the 48th. Ingolstadt took the lead in the 83rd with Morales scoring in the 87th.

Fabian Johnson subbed on in the 76th minute for Gladbach in their 1-0 win at Fortuna Dusseldorf.

Jonathan Klinsmann named to Hertha Berlin bench for Europa League match

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A young American goalkeeper is getting his first taste of Europe this evening.

Jonathan Klinsmann, son of former U.S. Men's National Team manager Jurgen Klinsmann, was named to the bench for the first time as Hertha Berlin takes on Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk in Europa League action.

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Tuesday Kickoff: Pochettino hopes Kane remains at Tottenham, Mourinho after pay raise and more

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While one Premier League star's future consistently remains up for debate, one Premier League manager is looking for a pay raise from his current club, according to reports.

Mauricio Pochettino says he believes Harry Kane can emulate Francesco Totti as a one-club player despite consistent rumors linking the forward to a move away from the club.

Weston McKennie sidelined with thigh injury

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Weston McKennie has rapidly become a key part of the Schalke midfield, but the young American midfielder is set to miss some time due to injury.

Schalke announced on Wednesday that McKennie has picked up a thigh strain in the club's 1-1 draw with Bayer Leverkusen. According to the club, McKennie's return will depend on the healing process, but he is expected to miss roughly two weeks, keeping him out of the Oct.