Americans Abroad

Tim Ream

Tim Ream named to Championship Team of the Week

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Fulham got one step closer to returning to the Premier League this weekend, as the Cottagers picked up a 3-0 win over Millwall, and U.S. Men's National Team defender Tim Ream once again shined for the third-place team in the Championship.

Ream made a goal-line clearance to keep the game scoreless and helped the defense pick up a clean sheet to defeat the sixth-place team in the English second flight.

Tim Ream eyes promotion with Fulham as Championship season winds down

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Fulham is one of many sides in the EFL Championship fighting for automatic promotion back to the Premier League. With Wolverhampton Wanderers sealing their promotion last weekend, Fulham is hoping to join them in a runners-up place.

U.S. defender Tim Ream has a had a strong season for Fulham, making 41 appearances which is the most of any centerback in the squad.

Americans Abroad Tuesday Rewind: Mix Diskerud goal, Tim Ream stands out and more

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Tuesday was a big day for Americans Abroad as several turned in standout performances in Europe.

Mix Diskerud registered the only goal of the bunch, scoring IFK Goteborg's first and only goal against Hammarby. However, after Diskerud was taken out in the 89th minute, his side was undone by a 90th minute winner, as IFK Goteborg fell, 2-1, in Allsvenskan play.

Americans Abroad Midweek Preview: Tim Ream, Joe Corona and more

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It's a busy midweek period for Americans Abroad, especially in the Championship.

English action features a number of Championship regulars, including Cameron Carter-Vickers as Ipswich Town takes on Barnsley. Tim Ream and Fulham face a clash with Reading while Eric Lichaj's Nottingham Forest faces Brentford.

Liga MX

Assist for Pulisic in 4-0 win for Borussia Dortmund

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The USMNT players in Europe and Mexico once again starts with Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund. This time, Pulisic assisted on Dortmund's opener in the 4-0 home shutout of Bayer Leverkusen. Pulisic assisted on Jadon Sancho's goal in the 1th minute. Marco Reus added goals in the 55th and 79th with Maxi Philipp scoring in the 63rd.

Toronto’s big night

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It's Toronto FC's opening 90 minutes as the favorites to win the 2018 Concacaf Champions League. They host the first-leg against Chivas at BMO Field on Tuesday (8pm ET - Univision Deportes and go90 app) with a newly established track record of beating Liga MX clubs.

Rubio Rubin scores for Tijuana, assist for Gonzalez

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The USMNT players in Europe and Mexico roundup starts with Liga MX. Rubio Rubin put on a super sub performance for Tijuana in their 3-0 home win over Chivas. Rubin subbed on in the 73rd minute and scored Tijuana's third goal in the 84th. Miller Bolanos opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 7th minute.

Is MLS on par with Liga MX?

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Apr 4, 2018) US Soccer Players - Twice, Liga MX clubs have gone to Toronto's BMO Field in search of a result in CONCACAF Champions League play this year. Twice, Liga MX clubs have left with a difficult result. Toronto FC seems destined for a spot in the Concacaf Champions League final, an accomplishment the club would obtain at Liga MX's expense.

Club America and Liga MX vs MLS

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Credit Club America coach Miguel Herrera for doing his part to add to the 2018 Concacaf Champions League story. Herrera took time out prior to the semifinal first-leg in Toronto to let anyone interested know his opinion on the Liga MX vs MLS comparison. Not at all surprising, he favors Liga MX across the board, with the belief that the correct Liga MX comparison is with the European leagues.

Three points for Newcastle United

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In the Premier League, DeAndre Yedlin's Newcastle United shutout Huddersfield Town 1-0 at St James' Park. Ayoze Perez scored in the 80th minute with Martin Dubravka keeping the clean sheet.

"We have to say that we played as a team again," Dubravka said. "The defenders made it much easier.

International Soccer

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Christian Pulisic, Romain Gall, and more

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Borussia Dortmund climbed back into the race for a runners-up spot in the German Bundesliga with a 4-0 demolition of Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. Following their disappointing defeat at Schalke a week ago, the hosts cruised to three points and Christian Pulisic was a part of the action. The American winger's lovely assist in the 13th minute set up Jadon Sancho for Dortmund's opener in the triumph.

Romain Gall scores equalizer in Sundsvall draw at Dalkurd

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A little over a week ago, Romain Gall registered his first assist of the season for Swedish outfit Sundsvall.

The 23-year-old's good run of form continued on Sunday as Gall netted the equalizer for his team in their comeback 2-2 draw at Dalkurd.

Sundsvall had to fight back from a 2-0 deficit after conceding twice in the opening 16 minutes of Sunday's Allsvenskan match.

John Brooks subbed off in first half of Wolfsburg return

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This season has not gone the way that Wolfsburg defender John Brooks had hoped for. After a big move from Hertha Berlin, the U.S. international has seen injuries dampen his chances at consistent playing time for his new club.

Brooks made his first start on Friday for Wolfsburg since Dec. 12th after returning from a knee injury.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Christian Pulisic, Rubio Rubin, and more

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Derby defeats are always the ones that can linger for a team, especially if it's a derby where both teams are fighting for the same goal. Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund suffered their second defeat out of their past three Bundesliga fixtures, and now need to dig in if they want to have a chance at a second place finish.

Americans Abroad Midweek Rewind: Erik Palmer-Brown, Kenny Saief, and more

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Erik Palmer-Brown's consistent playing time has been a nice sight to see for Belgian outfit KV Kortrijk. For a team that may not get as much notoriety as some of the others in the division, Palmer-Brown has taken advantage of his place in the backline. The 20-year-old made yet another start for his team in their 2-1 league win over Oud-Heverlee Hueven on Wednesday, playing the full 90 minutes.

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu, Rubio Rubin, and more

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Stade Reims have been pushing hard for promotion back into the French top flight, sitting atop the Ligue 2 table for some time now. Reims rolled their way to another three points this weekend, defeating Paris FC 3-0 away from home thanks to two goals from French-American forwardTheoson-Jordan Siebatcheu.

Omar Gonzalez provides assist in Pachuca's win over Santos Laguna

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Omar Gonzalez's had only made two appearances in league play coming into Saturday's clash with Santos Laguna. Gonzalez made the most of his time on the pitch, though, playing the full 90 minutes and grabbing an assist in Pachuca's 3-1 home victory.

An opening strike from Keisuke Honda put Pachuca ahead 1-0 in the 25th minute as Gonzalez was credited with the assist.

Rubio Rubio scores first goal for Club Tijuana in win over Chivas

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Rubio Rubin has seen his his playing time go and up and down since joining Liga MX outfit Club Tijuana, but the22-year-old made the most of his time on Friday, scoring the third goal in Tijuana's 3-0 home victory over Guadalajara.

Rubin came off the bench in the 73rd minute and made an impact in the final minutes.

Romain Gall registers equalizing assist as Sundsvall tie Malmo

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Romain Gall got his first taste of Swedish Soccer in 2016-17, making 26 appearances in all competitions for GIF Sundsvall.

The 23-year-old American wasted no time earning his first point of the season, registering the game tying assist in Sundsvall's 2-2 draw with Malmo on Friday.

After seeing their 1-0 second-half lead disappear, the hosts had to fight back for any chance at a point.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Lynden Gooch, Christian Pulisic, and more

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In the Championship, the tough and grueling schedule each and every week will see frequent changes in the table. Sunderland are one of those teams struggling to find momentum and avoid being relegated for the second consecutive year.

The Black Cats are six points from safety and need to turn things around quickly with four matches to go.

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Christian Pulisic, Lynden Gooch, and more

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Borussia Dortmund fans have been wondering where Christian Pulisic's production has gone after a fine 2017 campaign. The U.S. international answered those critics with a goal in Dortmund's 3-0 win over VfB Stuttgart on Sunday. Pulisic was bombing down the right flank and looked to cross into the box towards Michy Batshuayi but instead found the top-left corner.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Tim Ream, Christian Pulisic, and more

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Fulham like many other second tier sides, is looking to make it back to the big show in England, fighting for an automatic promotion spot into the Barclays Premier League. The London club is currently sitting in third place in the EFL Championship on 75 points, five points back from the second automatic promotion spot in the league.

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: DeAndre Yedlin, Emmanuel Sabbi, and more

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Newcastle United breezed past Southampton 3-0 ahead of the March international break, and hoped they could carry momentum over into the remaining matches of the season. DeAndre Yedlin continued his strong campaign for Rafa Benitez's men helping them to a 1-0 win against Huddersfield on Saturday. Yedlin made his 27th appearance of the season in the win, and continued to impress down the right wing.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Christian Pulisic, DeAndre Yedlin, and more

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Bayern Munich has had the last laugh against Borussia Dortmund in their last two meetings, downing them in both league and cup action. Now, Christian Pulisic and his side will look to pull a major upset on Saturday, traveling to the league leaders in Bundesliga play.

Dortmund is sitting in third place in the table, fighting with Schalke and a few others for a second-place finish.

Borussia Dortmund

Christian Pulisic provides assist in lopsided Dortmund win

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Christian Pulisic had a big day on Saturday as Borussia Dortmund cruised to a win.

The U.S. Men's National Team star assisted on Saturday's opening goal before drawing a penalty kick later in the match, helping Dortmund to a 4-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen. Pulisic's assist came early, as he found Jadon Sancho for the game's opener in the 13th minute.

Dortmund, Man United, Tottenham headline first five clubs announced for International Champions Cup

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Christian Pulisic is coming stateside this summer for the International Champions Cup.

Pulisic and Dortmund will be joined by Manchester United, Tottenham, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid this summer as the tournament organizers announced the first five teams set to come to the U.S. this summer.

Christian Pulisic credits 'a little bit of luck' for stunning goal in vital Dortmund win

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Christian Pulisic's speed and technical ability are generally enough to get him involved in plenty of attacking sequences but, on Sunday, he provided a stunning goal thanks to some assistance from Lady Luck.

Pulisic provided the opening goal of Sunday's clash with Stuttgart via a perfectly-hit shot/cross that worked its way off the post and into the back of the net.

Christian Pulisic opens the scoring for Dortmund against Stuttgart

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It's hard to tell if he meant to score. but Christian Pulisic did put one in the net in rather impressive fashion.

In the 28th minute of Borussia Dortmund's clash against VfB Stuttgart, Pulisic was barrelling down the right flank, as he is wont to do, and he appeared to be playing in a cross for Michy Batshuayi, but the ball found the upper corner of the net instead.

Christian Pulisic set to testify in Dortmund bus attack trial

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U.S. Men's National Team and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic will testify in the trial against Sergei W., the man who bombed the team bus on its way to a Champions League match last April.

Pulisic will be joined by teammates Nuri Sahin, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Raphael Guerreiro, Shinji Kagawa, Lukasz Piszczek and Julian Weigl in a Dortmund court on May 14.


Friday night lamp-lights

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We had a trio of goals from our ex-pats last night, including Rubio Rubin's debut strike for Tijuana. It capped an 3-0 important win for the playoff-hunting hosts (and perhaps tenderized Chivas for Toronto FC a little). Elsewhere, Jann George hopped off the bench at halftime to strike a decisive double in Jahn Regensburg's win at Greuther Fürth.

In the Mix again?

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Given the fact that we have no ironclad No. 10 back-up for Christian Pulisic, it may be worth noting that Mikkel Diskerud is in fine form to start IFK Göteborg's campaign. He bagged his third goal in seven games to open a 2-1 home loss to Hammarby on Tuesday night. - Greg Seltzer

Pulisic says, "Oops."

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Young Borussia Dortmund ace Christian Pulisic snapped a 10-game goal drought with a bit of luck. He opened the scoring in Sunday's win over Stuttgart thanks to a cross that floated into the far corner. - Greg Seltzer

The Rest

Keaton Parks: I want to win titles with Benfica before moving on

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Someday, Keaton Parks expects to move on from Benfica. He'd like to someday play for one of the world's elite clubs and he'd also like to one day ply his trade back home.

But, for now, the young American is setting lofty goals for his time with the Portuguese giant.

"I would like to play in Barcelona or Liverpool, but for now I only think about Benfica," Parks said, according to the Record in Portugal.

Bill Hamid has strong Midtjylland debut in thrilling cup victory

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Bill Hamid's FC Midtjylland debut was filled with plenty of excitement and, when the final whistle eventually blew after 120 minutes, Hamid and co. sealed a back-and-forth cup victory.

Hamid andMidtjylland booked a spot in the semifinals of the Danish Cup on Thursday via a 2-1 win over Hobro IK in the quarterfinal round.

Ventura Alvarado, Necaxa win Copa MX thanks to stunning Toluca own goal

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Wednesday night's Copa MX was a wild one and, when all was said and done, Ventura Alvarado and Necaxa had claimed a trophy.

In a match featuring three red card and a decisive own goal, Alvarado and Necaxa outlasted Toluca in a 1-0 win to claim the Copa MX title. The trophy is the club's first top-division title since 1998, a span that has included a pair of relegations.

Miazga set for new manager as Vitesse fires Fraser

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Matt Miazga will be playing under the watch of a new manager for the rest of the Eredivisie season.

Vitesse announced on Wednesday that the club has fired manager Henk Fraser with just four games remaining in the campaign. Fraser, who had announced earlier this season that he would leave the club this summer, was leading the club through a rough patch that saw just one win in seven matches.

Roma pulls off a Champions League upset

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Wednesday's soccer news with what we'll now refer to as the Roma turnaround. Trailing 4-1 after a Champions League trip to Camp Nou, Roma beat Barcelona 3-0 at home to advance to the semifinals. To put this kind of upset into context... let's be honest here. Roma pulled off a shocker, the kind of thing normally reserved for the video game system of your choice.

Novakovich scored 19th of the season in vital Telstar win

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Andrija Novakovich can't stop scoring, and Telstar is in a good position because of it.

The U.S. Men's National Team forward scored his 19th league goal of the season on Monday, leading the club to a3-2 win at Emmen. The win pushed the club into a three-way tie for fourth place in the Eerste Divisie, four points ahead of Emmen.

A cross turns into a goal for Christian Pulisic

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The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico starts with Christian Pulisic in the Bundesliga. Pulisic scored in Borussia Dortmund's 3-0 home shutout of Stuttgart. Pulisic opened the scoring in the 38th minute from a crossing position outside of the box.

Josh Sargent earns post-tournament recognition for efforts with Werder Bremen U-19s

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Josh Sargent put in a heck of a performance during the CRB U-19 Champions Trophy tournament, and now the forward has earned a little recognition for his effort.

The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team forward scored three goals for Werder Bremen throughout the club's run, leading the way in a third-place finish in the U-19 tournament.