With M.L.S. into its offseason, the MNT’s Liga MX representation preparing for the kickoff of next month’s Clausura campaign and a number of injuries, a limited number of MNT players were in action for their clubs this week.
That said, there were still some highlight performances.
In Germany, forward Bobby Wood earned his first start since returning from a three-match suspension and recorded his fifth goal across all competitions in the 21st minute of Hamburg’s 3-1 defeat at Mainz.
Elsewhere in Germany, Christian Pulisic started and went 83 minutes in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-2 draw at Hoffenheim, while Aron Johannsson earned his first minutes since October 22, playing the final 15 of the Werder Bremen’s 1-1 draw against Koln.
In other parts of the continent, center back Matt Miazga tallied his first goal in Europe, tallying in the 14th minute of VItesse’s 4-0 win in the Round of 16 of the Dutch Cup last Wednesday. Meanwhile, DeAndre Yedlin put in a 90-minute shift in Newcastle United’s 2-1 win at Burton Albion, while Perry Kitchen captained Hearts to a 1-1 draw against Partick Thistle.
Check out the full rundown of how MNT players performed for their clubs this weekend:
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen) – 15 substitute minutes in 1-1 draw vs. Koln (Dec. 17)
Perry Kitchen (Hearts) – 90 minutes in 1-1 draw vs. Partick Thistle (Dec. 17)
Matt Miazga (Vitesse) – 90 minutes, GOAL in 4-0 KNVB Cup win vs. Jodan Boys (Dec. 14), In 18 DNP in 3-1 loss at Feyenoord (Dec. 17)
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund) – 83 minutes in 2-2 draw at Hoffenheim (Dec. 16)
Bobby Wood (Hamburg) – 84 minutes, GOAL in 3-1 loss at Mainz (Dec. 17)
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United) – 90 minutes in 2-1 win at Burton Albion (Dec. 17)
Injured/Did Not Play
John Brooks (Hertha Berlin) – Injured, Achilles tendon, back problems; Not in 18 for 2-0 loss at RB Leipzig (Dec. 17)
Geoff Cameron (Stoke City) – Injured, Hyperextended knee; Not in 18 for 0-0 draw vs. Southampton (Dec. 14) and 2-2 draw vs. Leicester City (Dec. 17)
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt) – Suspended; Not in 18 for 1-0 loss at Wolfsburg (Dec. 17)
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland) – Injured, Ankle; Not in 18 for 1-0 loss vs. Chelsea (Dec. 14) and 1-0 win vs. Watford (Dec. 17)
Julian Green (Bayern Munich) – Injured, Muscle Injury; Not in 18 for 1-0 win at Darmstadt (Dec. 18)
Brad Guzan (Middlesbrough) – In 18, DNP in 3-0 loss vs. Liverpool (Dec. 14) and 3-0 win vs. Swansea (Dec. 17)
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Moenchengladbach) – Injured, Ankle; Not in 18 for 1-0 loss at Augsburg (Dec. 17)
Danny Williams (Reading) – Not in 18; Suspended for 3-2 loss at Blackburn Rovers (Dec. 17)