USMNT Rewind: Dest, Reyna Get First Taste of Club Derbies in Spain and Germany – U.S. Soccer

It turned out to be an historic, busy and successful week for players in the U.S. Men’s National Team pool.


Last Tuesday, Tyler Adams, Sergiño Dest, Ethan Horvath, Christian Pulisic and Gio Reyna all saw action in the UEFA Champions League, marking the first time that five U.S. players appeared in the competition on the same day.


Horvath grabbed the biggest headlines. Having learned he was going to start after Belgian international goalkeeper Simon Mignolet tested positive for COVID-19, the 25-year-old overcame a freakish own goal to backstop Club Brugge to a 2-1 win against Zenit St. Petersburg. It was the first goal Horvath had allowed in four career UCL matches. Horvath made two important saves down the stretch, denying Artur Dzyuba (79th minute) and Wendel (89th) before Charles De Ketelaere tallied the stoppage-time game-winner for Brugge.

 



Coming off the bench at the start of the second half, Reyna also made his mark by providing yet another assist to Erling Haaland on Borussia Dortmund’s only goal in a 3-1 defeat to Lazio. Since making his first-team debut last December, Reyna has registered six assists for Dortmund across all competitions, five of which have gone to Haaland.

Dest, who became the fifth American to appear in the competition for two different clubs, was also part of the build-up for Barcelona’s second goal of its 5-1 rout of Hungarian champions Ferencváros.

Dest and Reyna were also introduced to a couple of rivalries in their domestic leagues on Saturday. Dest, 19, became the first American to participate in the 118-year history of El Clásico. The former Ajax defender acquitted himself well, earning praise from several news outlets after he played the full 90 minutes in Barcelona’s 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid.

Reyna, 17, started and played 73 minutes in Dortmund’s 3-0 win against Schalke in the Revierderby.

In Major League Soccer:

Defender Mark McKenzie and midfielder Brenden Aaronson played major roles in the Philadelphia Union’s stunning 5-0 victory against Toronto FC on Saturday, which resulted in the teams sharing first place in MLS’ Eastern Conference.

McKenzie nodded home his second goal in three matches to give the hosts a 2-0 advantage in the 33rd minute. Aaronson, who will transfer to Red Bull Salzburg (Austria) after the MLS season, helped put the exclamation point on the win by assisting on Sergio Santos’ third goal in the 68th minute.

Defender Walker Zimmerman tallied his third goal of the season and second in three games off a set piece in Nashville SC’s 1-1 draw vs. the New England Revolution on Oct. 23. On the hosts’ third consecutive corner kick, Zimmerman headed home a Randall Leal take into the upper right corner of the net past goalkeeper Matt Turner in the 74th minute. Zimmerman also made four defensive clearances.

 

Other quick hits:


Weston McKennie
ended his COVID-19 isolation by making the bench for Juventus’ 1-1 draw with Hellas Verona in Italy’s Serie A on Sunday. He did not play. The USMNT midfielder was forced to miss Juve’s last two games, including last Tuesday’s Champions League match, due to isolation protocols.


Aron Johannsson
continued his hot streak, scoring the final goal in the 74th minute of Hammarby’s 3-1 victory at Ostersunds in Sweden on Sunday. The striker has scored eight goals in his last nine appearances and raised his season total to 10.

A member of the USA’s 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup team, Sebastian Soto came on as a halftime substitute and scored both goals in SC Telstar’s 2-0 win Helmond Sport in Dutch Eerste Divisie (Second Division) on Oct. 23. The striker found the back of the net in the 49th and 63rd minutes, the first goal off a powerful volley. On loan from Norwich City, Soto has five goals in his first six matches.


 


ABROAD

  • Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig; German Bundesliga) – Not in 18, DNP in 2-1 win vs. Hertha BSC (Oct. 24); 32 minutes as a substitute in 2-0 win vs. İstanbul

    Başakşehir in the UCL (Oct. 20)

  • Tyler Boyd (Besiktas; Turkish SuperLig) – Vs. Denizlispor, 1 p.m. ET (Oct. 26) NOT SURE WHAT TO DO ABOUT HIM SINCE HE’S NOT A ROSTERED PLAYER.

  • John Brooks (Wolfsburg; German Bundesliga) – 90 minutes in 2-1 win vs. Arminia Bielefeld (Oct. 25)

  • Reggie Cannon (Boavista; Portuguese Primeira) – 90 minutes in 2-2 draw at Famalicao (Oct. 25)

  • Johnny Cardoso (Internacional; Brazilian Serie A) – Not in 18, DNP in 2-1 win vs. Flamengo (Oct. 25): Not in 18, DNP in 2-1 loss at Universidad Catolica in CONMEBOL Libertadores Cup (Oct. 23)

  • Cameron Carter-Vickers (Watford; English Championship) – Not in 18, DNP in 1-1 draw vs. AFC Bournemouth (Oct. 24)

  • Konrad de la Fuente (Barcelona; Spain La Liga/Segunda B) – Not in 18, DNP in 3-1 loss vs. Real Madrid (Oct. 24); Not in 18, DNP in 5-1 win vs. Ferencvaros in UCL (Oct. 20)

  • Sergiño Dest (Barcelona; Spain La Liga) – 90 minutes in 3-1 loss vs. Real Madrid (Oct. 24); 90 minutes in 5-1 win vs. Ferencvaros in UCL (Oct. 20)

  • Nicholas Gioacchini (Caen; French Ligue 2) – Not in 18, DNP in 1-0 win vs. Guingamp (Oct. 24)

  • Julian Green (Greuther Fürth; German Second Bundesliga) – 90 minutes and ASSIST in 3-1 at Holstein Kiel (Oct. 24)

  • Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge; Belgian Pro League) – 90 minutes in 2-1 loss at OH Leuven (Oct. 24); 90 minutes in 2-1 win at Zenit St. Petersburg in UCL (Oct. 20)

  • Duane Holmes (Derby County; English Championship) – 14 minutes as a substitute in 1-0 draw at Nottingham Forest (Oct. 23)

  • Aron Johannsson (Hammarby; Sweden Allsvenskan) – 90 minutes and GOAL in 3-1 win at Ostersunds FK (Oct. 25)

  • Ulysses Llanez (Heerenveen; Dutch Eredivisie) – 2 minutes as a substitute in 4-0 win vs. Emmen (Oct. 24)

  • Weston McKennie (Juventus; Italian Serie A) – In 18, DNP in 1-1 draw vs. Hellas Verona (Oct. 25); Illness; Not in 18 for 2-0 win at Dynamo Kyiv (Oct. 20)

  • Matt Miazga (RSC Anderlecht; Belgian First Division A) – 90 minutes in a 3-1 win vs. K.V. Kortrijk (Oct. 23)

  • Alfredo Morales (Fortuna Düsseldorf; German Second Bundesliga) – Injured, Not in 18 for 3-0 loss at Hannover 96 (Oct. 24)

  • Owen Otasowie (Wolverhampton Wanderers; English Premier League) – Not in 18, DNP in 1-1 draw vs. Newcastle United (Oct. 25)

  • Christian Pulisic (Chelsea; English Premier League) – 81 minutes in 0-0 draw at Manchester United (Oct. 24); 93 minutes in 0-0 draw vs. Sevilla in UCL (Oct. 20)

  • Tim Ream (Fulham; English Premier League) – 90 minutes in 2-1 loss vs. Crystal Palace (Oct. 24)

  • Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund; German Bundesliga) – 77 minutes in 3-0 win vs. Schalke 04 (Oct. 24); 45 minutes and ASSIST as a substitute in 3-1 loss at Lazio in UCL (Oct. 20)

  • Chris Richards (Bayern Munich; German Bundesliga/German 3.Liga) – 90 minutes for Bayern Munich II in 2-0 win at Waldhof Mannheim (Oct. 25)

  • Antonee Robinson (Fulham; English Premier League) – 90 minutes in 2-1 loss vs. Crystal Palace (Oct. 24)

  • Emmanuel Sabbi (OB; Danish SuperLiga) – 68 minutes in 3-0 win vs. Hobro IK (Oct. 23)

  • Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen; German Bundesliga) – 90 minutes in 1-1 draw at Hoffenheim (Oct. 25)

  • Sebastian Soto (Telstar, Dutch Eerste Divisie) – 45 minutes as a substitute and TWO GOALS in 2-0 win vs. Helmond Sport (Oct. 23)

  • Zack Steffen (Manchester City; English Premier League) – In 18, DNP in 1-1 draw at West Ham United (Oct. 24): In 18, DNP vs. Porto in UCL (Oct. 21)

  • Tim Weah (Lille; French Ligue 1) – Not in 18, DNP in 1-1 draw at Nice (Oct. 25); 10 minutes as a substitute in 4-1 win at Sparta Prague in UEFA Europa League (Oct. 22)

  • DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United; English Premier League) – Not in 18, DNP in 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers (Oct. 25)

MLS

  • Brenden Aaronson (Philadelphia Union) – 82 minutes and ASSIST in 5-0 win vs. Toronto FC (Oct. 24)

  • Ayo Akinola (Toronto FC) – Injured, not in 18 for 5-0 loss at Philadelphia Union (Oct. 24)

  • Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC) – Injured, not in 18 for 5-0 loss at Philadelphia Union (Oct. 24)

  • Julian Araujo (LA Galaxy) – 85 minutes in 2-0 loss at Los Angeles Football Club (Oct. 25)

  • Corey Baird (Real Salt Lake) – 90 minutes in 0-0 draw vs. FC Dallas (Oct. 24)

  • Michael Bradley (Toronto FC) – 90 minutes in 5-0 loss at Philadelphia Union (Oct. 24)

  • Jesús Ferreira (FC Dallas) – 45 minutes in 0-0 draw at Real Salt Lake (Oct. 24); 83 minutes in 3-0 loss at Nashville United (Oct. 20)

  • Chase Gasper (Minnesota United FC) – 90 minutes in 1-0 win at FC Cincinnati (Oct. 24)

  • Brad Guzan (Atlanta United FC) – 90 minutes in 2-1 loss vs. D.C. United (Oct. 24)

  • Bill Hamid (D.C. United) – 90 minutes in 2-1 win at Atlanta United (Oct. 24)

  • Sean Johnson (New York City FC) – 90 minutes in 3-1 win vs. Montreal Impact (Oct. 24)

  • Jonathan Lewis (Colorado Rapids) – 15 minutes as a substitute in 4-0 loss at Sporting Kansas City (Oct. 24)

  • Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes) – 72 minutes in 2-1 loss at Vancouver Whitecaps (Oct. 24)

  • Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy) – 85 minutes in 2-0 loss at LAFC (Oct. 25)

  • Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls) – 90 minutes in 2-2 draw at Chicago Fire (Oct. 24)

  • Daniel Lovitz (Nashville SC) – 90 minutes in 1-1 draw vs. New England Revolution (Oct. 23); 90 minutes and ASSIST in 3-0 win vs. FC Dallas (Oct. 20)

  • Mark McKenzie (Philadelphia Union) – 90 minutes and GOAL in 5-0 win vs. Toronto FC (Oct. 24)

  • Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire) – 90 minutes in 2-2 draw vs. New York Red Bulls (Oct. 24)

  • Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC) – 90 minutes in 1-1 draw vs. Portland Timbers (Oct. 22)

  • Miles Robinson (Atlanta United FC) – 90 minutes in 2-1 loss vs. D.C. United (Oct. 24)

  • Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC) – 90 minutes in 1-1 draw vs. Portland Timbers (Oct. 22)

  • Wil Trapp (Inter Miami CF) – 81 minutes in 2-1 win vs. Orlando City SC (Oct. 24)

  • Matt Turner (New England Revolution) – 90 minutes in 1-1 draw at Nashville SC (Oct. 23); 90 minutes in 2-1 win vs. Philadelphia Union (Oct. 19)

  • Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids) – 90 minutes in 4-0 loss at Sporting Kansas City (Oct. 24)

  • Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes) – 90 minutes in 2-1 loss at Vancouver Whitecaps (Oct. 24)

  • Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC) – Not in 18, DNP in 1-1 draw at Houston Dynamo (Oct. 24)

  • Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC) – 90 minutes and GOAL in 1-1 draw vs. New England Revolution (Oct. 23); 90 minutes in 3-0 win vs. FC Dallas (Oct. 20)