In one of the last remaining full weekends of fixtures ahead of Copa America Centenario, a number of goalscorers continued to make their cases for inclusion on Jurgen Klinsmann’s roster, with six players either scoring or contributing to goals.
Here’s a rundown of how players performed this weekend:
In France, Alejandro Bedoya got back on the score sheet for the first time since February 13, netting in the 78th minute of Nante’s 2-1 loss to Caen. After a failed Caen clearance, Bedoya remained in the penalty area and received a well-played ball from Johan Audel before burying from close range for his fifth goal across all competitions this season.
WATCH: Alejandro Bedoya gets back on the score sheet for Nantes
Meanwhile in England, DeAndre Yedlin was an active part of Sunderland’s 3-2 victory against Chelsea on Saturday. The MNT winger dodged a tackle and continued towards the endline before sending in a cross that made its way to Jermain Defoe for what would stand as the game-winning goal in the 70th minute. With the win, Sunderland stayed above the relegation zone and can stay in the Premier League with a win in either of their remaining matches.
In MLS play, Clint Dempsey and Jordan Morris both found the back of the net in Seattle Sounders FC’s 2-0 win against the San Jose Earthquakes. The first goal came in the 26th minute as Morris fed Eric Friberg on the right before the Swede teed up Dempsey at the top of the 18, the MNT striker finishing past David Bingham. Morris buried the insurance goal after a square pass from Osvaldo Alonso allowed the Sounders’ rookie space enough to hit an attempt from outside the area that trailed inside the right post.
The strike was his fourth in as many games, tying an MLS rookie record previously set by Damani Ralph with the Chicago Fire in 2003 and matched by Patrick Mullins with the New England Revolution in 2014. Morris will look to break the record when Seattle visits FC Dallas next Saturday.
WATCH: Dempsey, Morris lead Seattle to 2-0 win vs. San Jose
Not to be outdone, Jermaine Jones scored his third goal in just his fourth appearance for the Colorado Rapids in their 1-0 Rocky Mountain Cup victory against Real Salt Lake. Jones struck gold after Kevin Doyle played a great back heel to the top of the area, allowing for a one-timed right-footed blast that beat MNT teammate Nick Rimando. Kyle Beckerman also went 90 minutes for Real Salt Lake in the losing effort as the Colorado Rapids moved into sole possession of first place in the Western Conference.
new #9 now?? https://t.co/2q5A2nKeJB— Jürgen Klinsmann (@J_Klinsmann) May 9, 2016
WATCH: Jones makes it three goals in four matches for Colorado
On Sunday, Gyasi Zardes continued his hot form, tallying two assists in the LA Galaxy’s 4-2 win against the New England Revolution. Zardes helped get the scoring starting in the 13th minute, beating his man to the end line on the right before sending a low cross to the back post for Robbie Keane. Zardes and Keane would link once again in the 45th minute, with the MNT attacker driving down the left before another pass across the goal mouth which Keane tapped in from a yard out. Lee Nguyen also played 60 minutes for the Revolution in the match.
WATCH: Zardes paces Galaxy to 4-2 win vs. Revolution
A full breakdown of how MNT players did with their clubs this weekend:
Jozy Altidore – 90 minutes in Toronto FC’s 1-0 win vs. FC Dallas
Kyle Beckerman – 90 minutes in Real Salt Lakes 1-0 loss to Colorado Rapids
Alejandro Bedoya – 90 minutes, GOAL in Nantes 2-1 loss vs. Caen
Matt Besler – 90 minutes in Sporting KC’s 2-0 loss at Houston Dynamo
David Bingham – 90 minutes in San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 loss at Seattle Sounders FC
Steve Birnbaum – 90 minutes in D.C. United’s 2-0 loss vs. New York City FC.
Michael Bradley – 90 minutes in Toronto FC’s 1-0 win vs. FC Dallas
John Brooks – 90 minutes in Hertha Berlin’s 2-1 loss vs. Darmstadt
Geoff Cameron – 90 minutes in Stoke City’s 2-1 loss at Crystal Palace
Timmy Chandler – 31 minutes as a substitute in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 1-0 win vs. Borussia Dortmund
Clint Dempsey – 90 minutes, GOAL in Seattle Sounders FC’s 2-0 win vs. San Jose Earthquakes
Brad Evans – 90 minutes in Seattle Sounders FC’s 2-0 win vs. San Jose Earthquakes
Ethan Finlay – 90 minutes in Columbus Crew SC’s 4-4 draw vs. Montreal Impact
Jermaine Jones – 90 minutes, GOAL in Colorado Rapids 1-0 win vs. Real Salt Lake
Perry Kitchen – 90 minutes in Hearts’ 1-1 draw vs. Ross County
Alfredo Morales – 27 minutes in Ingolstadt’s 2-1 loss to Bayern Munich
Jordan Morris – 90 minutes, GOAL in Seattle Sounders FC’s 2-0 win vs. San Jose Earthquakes
Darlington Nagbe – 90 minutes, ASSIST in Portland Timbers 2-1 loss at Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Lee Nguyen – 60 minutes in New England Revolution’s 4-2 loss at LA Galaxy
Michael Orozco – 90 minutes in Club Tijuana’s 0-0 draw at Atlas
Christian Pulisic – 90 minutes in Borussia Dortmund’s 1-0 loss at Eintracht Frankfurt
Nick Rimando – 90 minutes in Real Salt Lake’s 1-0 loss at Colorado Rapids
Danny Williams – 90 minutes in Reading’s 2-1 loss vs. Blackburn Rovers
Chris Wondolowski – 90 minutes in San Jose Earthquakes’ 2-0 loss at Seattle Sounders FC
Bobby Wood – 63 minutes in Union Berlin’s 2-0 loss at Arminia Bielefeld
DeAndre Yedlin – 90 minutes in Sunderland’s 3-2 win vs. Chelsea
Gyasi Zardes – 90 minutes, 2 ASSISTS in LA Galaxy’s 4-2 win vs. New England Revolution
Graham Zusi – 77 minutes in Sporting KC’s 2-0 loss at Houston Dynamo