The Europa League resumes on Thursday afternoon and several Americans could play a part in helping their team move on in European competition.
Action is headlined by a clash of Americans as Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach take on Josh Perez's Fiorentina. Johnson recently returned to the starting lineup for the German club while providing two assists in his last three appearances.
Following the conclusion of the 2. Bundesliga's winter break, Julian Green earned a starting nod in his debut for his new club.
Green started and played the first 45 minutes for Stuttgart on Sunday as the 2. Bundesliga powerhouse slipped past St. Pauli with a 1-0 win. The victory sees the club move into second place, behind leaders Eintracht Braunschweig on goal differential.
A trio of Americans brought a goalscoring touch to Tuesday's DFB-Pokal action.
Bobby Wood scored a pair of goals while Fabian Johnson and Andrew Wooten also found the back of the net in German cup action. Wood's two goals were his third and fourth of the season, making up nearly all of Hamburg's five goals across all competitions.
The UEFA Champions League returns on Tuesday, and Christian Pulisic's Borussia Dortmund faces its toughest test yet.
After thumping Legia Warsaw, 6-0, in their Champions League opener, Borussia Dortmund returns to action on Tuesday against the reigning champions, Real Madrid. Pulisic provided an assist in the team's lopsided opening-match win, and could be in line for another appearance after earning the nod as a substitute over the weekend.
Cameron Carter-Vickers' Tottenham debut was a long time coming. For the past several weeks, the 18-year-old defender has sat patiently on the Spurs bench, waiting for his chance. It finally came on Wednesday, and it went better than most could have imagined.
The U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team centerback made his competitive debut on Wednesday afternoon, starting in central defense in Tottenham's 5-0 League Cup win over Gillingham.
Cameron Carter-Vickers has yet to see the field yet this year, but his inclusion on Tottenham's matchday squad week after week is a sign of Mauricio Pochettino's faith in the young defender. Now, the Tottenham manager hasconfirmed that faith while reiterating his high hopes for the young American.
One American is conspicuously absent from Tottenham's latest traveling roster, while another is set to join the team on its next preseason trip.
DeAndre Yedlin was not named to Tottenham's 24-man roster for an upcoming friendly match against Inter Milan in Oslo, Norway. However, Cameron Carter-Vickers was included in the squad, joining Spurs regulars like Dele Alli, Moussa Dembele, Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris.
Cameron Carter-Vickers' rise through the ranks at Tottenham is set to continue.
The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team defender has been named to Tottenham's squad for the Europa League knockout. Carter-Vickers has been named as a member of Tottenham's B-List, which isfor locally-trained players born after January 1994.
Tottenham will not be going into the open market to look for a replacement for injured centerback Jan Vertognhen. The club is confident in the options it has available, including youngster Cameron Carter-Vickers.
Tottenham lost Vertonghen for approximately eight weeks this past Saturday in a 3-1 win over Crystal Palace after the veteran suffered knee ligament damage.
With an October friendly in Brazil, the U-23 men's roster was named Friday, with a strong batch of players. The roster includes Stanford's Jordan Morris, Southhamptom'sCody Cropper and Utrecht's Rubio Rubin, all who U.S. Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann had called up to the senior team last month.
It seems as though Klinsi best get on the horse for this one. I, for one, do not want to lose Cameron Carter-Vickers to England. No, thank you. It's early yet, but he just seems like too good a foil for Mr. Brooks. I would expect to see him in red, white & blue soon enough.- Greg Seltzer
You could also say this list includes several who we now know will not be with the USMNT this month.G - Charlie Horton (Cardiff City), Cody Cropper (Southampton)D - Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham), Christian Dean (Vancouver Whitecaps), Matthew Miazga (New York Red Bulls), Eric Miller (Montreal Impact), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Oaxaca), Will Packwood (Birmingham City), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids
From the sublime of the markedly, almost scarily professional dismantling of Chelsea, to the pointedly less sublime of an FA Cup 3rd round win against lower league gubbins. This looked every inch the performance of reserves that was advertised in the trailer.
1. First Half Snoozing
The first half was marvellously soporific stuff, as players, fans and the viewing public alike settled in for a gentle Sunday afternoon nap.