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Americans Abroad

Matt Miazga fined for 'unprofessional behavior' following crotch-grab incident

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Matt Miazga escaped suspension for his gamesmanship in the box in a recent Eredivise match. He did not escape a fine, however.

Vitesse announced on Wednesday that the club has fined Miazga for grabbing Heeerenveen'sDenzel Dumfries by the "noble parts" during a corner kick. Miazga was not suspended for the incident following a league review.

Americans Abroad Midweek Preview: Weston McKennie, Matt Miazga and more

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It's a week for cup action as Americans across three countries participate in domestic tournaments.

German soccer is headlined by the DFB-Pokal, which features several Americans as the quarterfinal round kicks off. Weston McKennie's Schalke and John Brooks' Wolfsburg collide while Aron Johannsson's Werder Bremen takes on Bayer Leverkusen.

Matt Miazga scores in Vitesse Arnhem win

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Matt Miazga has been a solid addition to Vitesse Arnhem's backline since joining on loan last season.

However, the 22-year-old was able to help his team offensively on Friday scoring the first goal in a 2-0 home win against FC Groningen.

Miazga rose the highest, heading home Lassana Faye's cross to the bottom-left corner in the sixth minute.

Miazga avoids suspension for crotch-grabbing incident

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Corner kicks have long been a time for gamesmanship. With so many players clumped together, players can get away with plenty.

Matt Miazga got away with an incident of his own over the weekend, and the Vitesse defender has avoided retroactive punishment as well.

While preparing to defend a corner kick in this past weekend's 1-1 draw with Heerenveen, Miazga was caught grabbing an opponents crotch in the lead up to a corner kick.

Americans Abroad Wednesday Rewind: Weston McKennie, DeAndre Yedlin and more

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Wednesday saw many Americans Abroad settle for defeat, but Weston McKennie and Schalke did just enough to earn three points in a Bundesliga shootout.

McKennie started and went all 90 minutes in the midfield for Schalke, who took down Augsburg, 3-2, on Wednesday afternoon. After conceding a two-goal lead on second half scores from Augsburg's Caiuby andMichael Gregoritsch, Schalke finished the job on an 83rd-minute penalty kick fromDaniel Caligiuri.

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Matt Miazga, Terrence Boyd, Julian Green and more

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It was a very busy weekend for Americans playing abroad, with goals and disappointments coming in equal measure throughout Europe and Mexico.

Terrence Boyd, Matt Miazga and Julian Green led the way in terms of goals, with Boyd proving the headliner with a pair of finishes in a thrilling 3-3 draw against Union Berlin.

Miazga's winner gives Vitesse shutout home win

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Matt Miazga's main goal for Vitesse Arnhem is to help his side keep clean sheets and limit their opponents chances offensively.

On Sunday the 22-year-old American played the hero, scoring the winning goal in Vitesse's 2-0 triumph over ADO Den Haag.

'87 GOAL #Vitesse: 1-0!

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 Midweek Preview: Christian Pulisic, Matt Miazga and more

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Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund take on the world's best team on Tuesday in Champions League play.

After falling to Tottenham in the team's Champions League opener, Borussia Dortmund's road doesn't become any easier as the German club hosts Real Madrid on Tuesday afternoon. A match with the reigning European champions is never a welcome sight, but Pulisic did step up in a big way when his side took on Cristiano Ronaldo and co.

Americans Abroad Wednesday Rewind: Christian Pulisic, Matt Miazga and more

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While Wednesday was a big day for Christian Pulisic, several young Americans had to settle for disappointment with their own clubs.

After winning the Dutch Cup last year, Matt Miazga and Viesse suffered an early exit in penalty kicks following a 0-0 draw in regular time. Excelsior also fell as Shane O'Neill and Desevio Payne couldn't quite lift the club to a win over Heerenveen.

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

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The UEFA Champions League returns this week, and Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund kick off the group stages with a major test.

Pulisic and co. will face off with Tottenham on Wednesday in one of the day's marquee Champions League clashes. The matchup will be vital due to the makeup of the group, which also features reigning champion Real Madrid.

Matt Miazga to spend second season on loan with Vitesse

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Matt Miazga will spend another season away from Chelsea FC, but he will return to a familiar club.

Chelsea announced on Friday that the U.S. National Team defender will go away to Vitesse Arnhem for a second loan spell in the Netherlands. Miazgawas with Vitesse last year when he helped them win the Dutch Cup, their first ever major trophy.

Report: PSV Eindhoven, Feyenoord possible loan landing spots for Miazga

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Matt Miazga shined during his loan spell at Vitesse, and it appears his performances will produce a temporary move to a bigger club.

According to Goal, Miazga will spend the 2017-18 season on loan away from Chelsea, although he is reportedly set to depart Vitesse. According to the report, fellow Dutch clubs PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord are both among the options.

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Guzan, Miazga, Morales and more

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With his time at Middlesbrough moving towards its end, Brad Guzan has found some time in goal for the Premier League club.

Guzan started his fourth Premier League match in a row and seventh of the season in a 2-2 draw with Manchester City. The U.S. Men's National Team goalkeeper made three saves on the day, but couldn't do enough to prevent Manchester City from earning a late point on a finish from Gabriel Jesus in the 85th minute.

Miazga helps Vitesse win Dutch Cup final

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Matt Miazga went to the Netherlands in search of experience, with the hopes of developing well enough to break through at Chelsea. On Sunday, Miazga picked up the type of experience that should help him in that quest.

The American defender started in Vitesse Arnhem's Dutch Cup final victory over AZ Alkmaar on Sunday, a win that gave the club the first major trophy in its 125-year history.

Americans Abroad Wednesday Rewind: Miazga, Green, Hyndman and more

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A trio of U.S. Men's National Team regulars missed matches due to injuries, but some younger stars stepped up for their club sides to headline Wednesday's Americans Abroad action.

In the Netherlands, Matt Miazgahad a big game for Vitesse, which topped Heracles Almelo, 1-0, in league play.

Americans Abroad Friday Rewind: Zelalem, Wood, Miazga

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Gedion Zelalem's loan move to the Netherlands began with a win.

The U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team midfielder entered as a 75th minute substitute as VVV Venlo cruised to a 4-1 win over De Graafschap. By the time Zelalem entered the field, the damage had been done, as the second-division club punished the opposition to remain atop the Eerste Division table.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Johnson, Chandler, Pulisic and more

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Midweek action proved wildly successful for plenty of Americans Abroad, but now league play returns as matches kick off this weekend.

While Friday's slate is a small one, it does include a Bundesliga clash between Fabian Johnson and Timmy Chandler. Both are entering the weekend in solid form, with Johnson scoring midweek while Chandler continues to shine defensively against Germany's elite.

Americans Abroad Wednesday Rewind: Green, Miazga and more

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Julian Green stole the show on Wednesday.

The Bayern Munich forward was held quiet for most of Wednesday's DFB-Pokal clash with Augsburg before popping up just before halftime for his side's second goal. A flicked on header on a cross from Thomas Muller, Green's finish, his first competitive goal, helped propel Bayern to a 3-1 win that keeps them in the domestic cup competition.

Americans Abroad: Sunday Rewind

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Sunday wasn't the busiest day, but it was a fairly productive one for several members of the group of Americans Abroad.

Liga MX action headlined the day, as William Yarbrough played all 90 minutes yet again in Leon's 1-1 tie with Toluca. Michael Orozco and Jorge Villafana joined the goalkeeper in the 90 minute club, while Paul Arriola entered off the bench in Tijuana's 2-1 victory over Santos Laguna.

Americans Abroad: Thursday Preview

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Thursday is a light day for Americans Abroad, but several U.S. Men's National Team youngsters could see the field for their clubs.

After previously remaining on the bench in league play, Matt Miazga could make his Vitesse debut on Wednesday in a Dutch Cup clash withASV de Dijk. The former New York Red Bulls defender isn't the only American that could make an impact in the competition, as Rubio Rubin could see the field for FC Utrecht in a clash with FC Twente.

Matt Miazga 'excited' to further development at Vitesse

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It's only been a week since Matt Miazga joined Dutch club Vitesse on loan from Chelsea, but he's already feeling comfortable in his new environment.

The U.S. international participated in his second training session on Wednesday, when he was interviewed by VitesseTV about his new team, his move from the New York Red Bulls and his development.

Matt Miazga sent on season-long loan to Vitesse Arnhem

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Not England. Not Spain. Not Germany. Not Belgium.

Matt Miazga's immediate future lies in the Netherlands.

After weeks of rumors linking him to numerous clubs throughout Europe, Miazga was loaned from Chelsea to Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem on Wednesday. The deal runs through the end of the 2016-17 campaign, meaning the 21-year-old centerback will spend his first full season abroad in the Eredivisie.

Matt Miazga moves to the Eredivisie

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Matt Miazga is the latest USMNT player to make a move to the Eredivisie, but it's a different scenario for a defender.

Matt Miazga sent on season-long loan to Vitesse Arnhem

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Not England. Not Spain. Not Germany. Not Belgium.

Matt Miazga's immediate future lies in the Netherlands.

After weeks of rumors linking him to numerous clubs throughout Europe, Miazga was loaned from Chelsea to Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem on Wednesday. The deal runs through the end of the 2016-17 campaign, meaning the 21-year-old centerback will spend his first full season abroad in the Eredivisie.

Report: Matt Miazga nearing deal to join Espanyol on loan

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After weeks of speculation, Matt Miazga is reportedly close to landing at a temporary home.

Sports Illustrated reported on Wednesday that the Chelsea defender is close to signing with Spain's Espanyol. Miazga would join the La Liga club on a season-long loan after reportedly turning down Premier League options in favor of more game-time at Espanyol.

Report: Miazga loan delayed as Chelsea look to add new defenders

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Chelsea still expects Matt Miazga to go on loan, but the club has a bit of housekeeping to do before allowing the U.S. Men's National Team defender to leave.

According to Goal, Miazga is still expected to leave Chelsea on loan on the near future, but the club is waiting on several signings before making any moves.

Report: 1860 Munich latest team linke with Matt Miazga

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Just over a week remains in the summer transfer window, and another club has reportedly joined the race to sign Chelsea centerback Matt Miazga before the window shuts.

German outlet Bild says that 1860 Munich is interested in making a move for the U.S. Men's National Team defender. The 2. Bundesliga club hopes to bring in a central defender before the end of the window, with a loan deal for Miazga being seen as a "conceivable" option.

Report: Chelsea's Matt Miazga offered to Sunderland for season-long loan

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It looks like Matt Miazga couldplay Premier League football this season after all.

The Guardian reportedon Thursday afternoon that Chelsea has offered to loan the 21-year-old centerback to Sunderland for the duration of the 2016-2017 season.

Miazga moved to Chelsea last season,but, since making the move to the London-based side, the defender has made only two appearances as he sits low in the depth chart for the Blues.

Several Americans face new beginnings as Premier League kicks off

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The 2016-17 Premier League season is just days away with several Americans set to face interesting club situations as play begins in England's top flight.

Following the departure of Tim Howard, Brad Guzan is now the longest-tenured American in the Premier League. However, the U.S. Men's National Team goalkeeper faces a new club situation following the relegation of Aston Villa.

United States Men's National Team

Arena 'would have bet on' Miazga, Brooks pairing at World Cup

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Former U.S. Men's National Team boss Bruce Arena made an appearance on Fox Sports 1's broadcast for Tuesday's friendly against Portugal, and he didn't shy away from projections from what could have been.

Arena stated that the center back pairing of John Brooks and Matt Miazga would've been his choice had the USMNT qualified for the World Cup in Russia next summer.

A look at what's next for the USMNT player pool following World Cup elimination

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Following the U.S. Men's National Team's stunning loss to Trinidad & Tobago and subsequent World Cup elimination, U.S. Soccer president says the road to 2022 starts right now. The hope of 2018 is over, and the U.S. now faces a massive rebuild.

That rebuild will occur from top to bottom.

Miazga shakes off preseason rust by scoring first USMNT goal

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U.S. Men's National Team defender Matt Miazga was happy to get back on the pitch.

"The goal was a little added bonus," he chuckled after Saturday's 3-0 win over Nicaragua.

It was Miazga's first game action in over two months and he was eager to shake off the rust. He was admittedly in "preseason mode," but he certainly helped out by scoring the goal that put the USMNT on top of Group B and into the Gold Cup quarterfinals with a favorable matchup against El Salvador.

Matt Miazga's late goal seals first place in Gold Cup group stage

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CLEVELAND — The U.S. Men's National team needed a big win to secure first place in its Gold Cup group, and avoid a brutal quarterfinal draw, and the Americans delivered in dramatic fashion.

Goals from Joe Corona, Kelyn Rowe, and Matt Miazga gave the USMNT a 3-0 victory it needed to overtake Panama for the top spot in Group B.

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USA vs. El Salvador preview, TV times and team news

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As was the case with their first two games of the Gold Cup, the US was somewhat underwhelming in their 3-0 win over Nicaragua on Saturday, if only because it could have and should have been more than three. Dom Dwyer and Joe Corona both missed penalties but thanks to a late Matt Miazga goal, the US was able to secure top spot in the group and avoid a more difficult quarter-final matchup.

USA vs. El Salvador preview, TV times and team news

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As was the case with their first two games of the Gold Cup, the US was somewhat underwhelming in their 3-0 win over Nicaragua on Saturday, if only because it could have and should have been more than three. Dom Dwyer and Joe Corona both missed penalties but thanks to a late Matt Miazga goal, the US was able to secure top spot in the group and avoid a more difficult quarter-final matchup.

The Rest

Following tip from Matt Miazga, Kelvin Leerdam becoming rock in Sounders defense

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TORONTO When the Seattle Sounders declared serious interest in signing Kelvin Leerdam, a familiar face to American soccer fans helped put in a good word about the defending MLS Cup champions.

The 27-year-old joined the Sounders from Dutch side Vitesse in July and has settled into a role in the starting lineup.

Defender: Chelsea are watching me; we will hold talks in the summer

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Chelsea defender, Matt Miazga, has revealed that he keeps regular contact with his parent club.

The centre-back joined last summer from New York Red Bulls and has made two Premier League appearances for the club.

He was then sent on loan to Vitesse to get regular games under his belt.