With the U.S. Men’s National Team coaching staff making their final evaluations ahead of announcing the June World Cup Qualifying roster, two MNT players found the back of the net and another handful provided assists for their clubs this week.
Here’s a look at how they performed:
Clint Dempsey was back on target for Seattle Sounders FC, scoring a highlight-reel equalizer from distance in the club’s 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Chicago Fire.
WATCH: Clint Dempsey Tallies Fourth Goal of the Season
On Sunday, Kellyn Acosta continued his clinical finishing, racking up his sixth goal across all competitions for FC Dallas with a strike in the 20th minute of their 1-1 draw with New York City FC.
WATCH: Acosta Stays on Target for FC Dallas
Jozy Altidore also stayed on form for Toronto FC, delivering a deft cross for Toissant Ricketts for the game-winning goal in the Reds’ 3-2 victory against Minnesota United FC. Altidore now has a goal or assist in eight of his 12 appearances this season, with he and MNT captain Michael Bradley helping TFC to their sixth-straight victory.
A few other notes from the weekend:
- Having signed a new deal that will keep him at Borussia Mönchengladbach through 2020, Fabian Johnson saw his first action since suffering a hamstring injury March 16, playing the final 24 minutes of the Foals’ 1-1 draw at Wolfsburg.
- Joe Corona and Paul Arriola both contributed to Club Tijuana advancing to the Liga MX Semifinals after Xolos earned a 2-1 aggregate victory against Morelia. They’ll face Tigres UANL in the Semifinal first leg on Wednesday.
- Jorge Villafaña tallied an assist in Santos Laguna’s 4-1 first leg defeat to Toluca in the Liga MX playoffs on Wednesday. Despite a 3-1 win in leg two, Los Guerreros were eliminated on Saturday.
- Goalkeeper Ethan Horvath earned his second-straight start for Club Brugge in their 1-1 draw against league leaders Anderlecht on Sunday.
- Chris Pontius and Alejandro Bedoya each collected an assist in Philadelphia Union’s 4-0 victory at D.C. United, helping Jim Curtin’s side to its second win on the trot.
- After missing the last three matches with a concussion, Steve Birnbaum returned to play the full 90 minutes for D.C.
- With Bruce Arena in attendance, Matt Besler collected his first assist of the season in Sporting KC’s 2-2 draw at Orlando City SC.
- Sacha Kljestan also popped up with a consolation assist late in New York Red Bulls’ 3-1 defeat to LA Galaxy on Sunday.
- A foot injury suffered by Emerson Hyndman will keep him from completing the season with Rangers. The young midfielder collected four goals and two assists in 17 competitive matches since going on loan in January.
Check out the full rundown of how MNT players performed for their clubs this past week:
Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas) – 90 minutes, GOAL in 1-1 draw vs. New York City FC (May 14)
Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC) – 90 minutes in 2-1 win at Columbus Crew SC (May 10); 46 substitute minutes, ASSIST in 3-2 win vs. Minnesota United FC (May 13)
Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana) – 90 minutes in 1-0 loss at Morelia (May 11); In 18, DNP in 2-0 win vs. Morelia (May 14)
DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo) – 90 minutes in 2-1 win vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (May 12)
Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union) – 90 minutes, ASSIST in 4-0 win at D.C. United (May 13)
Matt Besler (Sporting KC) – 90 minutes, ASSIST in 2-2 draw at Orlando City SC (May 13)
David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes) – 90 minutes in 3-0 loss at Colorado Rapids (May 13)
Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United) – 90 minutes in 4-0 loss vs. Philadelphia Union (May 13)
Michael Bradley (Toronto FC) – 90 minutes in 2-1 win at Columbus Crew SC (May 10); 90 minutes in 3-2 win vs. Minnesota United FC (May 13)
Geoff Cameron (Stoke City) – 90 minutes in 4-1 loss vs. Arsenal (May 13)
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt) – 90 minutes in 4-2 loss at Mainz (May 13)
Joe Corona (Club Tijuana) – 72 minutes in 1-0 loss vs. Morelia (May 11); 90 minutes in 2-0 win vs. Morelia (May 14)
Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC) – 81 minutes, GOAL in 4-1 loss at Chicago Fire (May 13)
Benny Feilhaber (Sporting KC) – 90 minutes in 2-2 draw at Orlando City SC (May 13)
Julian Green (Stuttgart) – 13 substitute minutes in 1-0 loss at Hannover 96 (May 14)
Brad Guzan (Middlesbrough) – 90 minutes in 2-1 loss vs. Southampton (May 13)
Matt Hedges (FC Dallas) – 85 minutes in 1-1 draw vs. New York City FC (May 14)
Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge) – 90 minutes in 1-1 draw vs. Anderlecht (May 14)
Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids) – 90 minutes in 3-0 win vs. San Jose Earthquakes (May 13)
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach) – 24 substitute minutes in 1-1 draw at Wolfsburg (May 13)
Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls) – 90 minutes, ASSIST in 3-1 loss vs. LA Galaxy (May 14)
Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire) – 90 minutes in 4-1 win vs. Seattle Sounders FC (May 13)
Matt Miazga (Vitesse) – 90 minutes in 3-0 win vs. Roda JC (May 14)
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt) – 28 substitute minutes in 1-1 draw at Freiburg (May 13)
Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC) – 90 minutes in 4-1 loss at Chicago Fire (May 13)
Chris Pontius (Philadelphia Union) – 90 minutes, ASSIST in 4-0 win at D.C. United (May 13)
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund) – 10 substitute minutes in 1-1 draw at Augsburg (May 13)
Tim Ream (Fulham) – 90 minutes in 1-1 draw vs. Reading (May 13)
Luis Robles (New York Red Bulls) – 90 minutes in 3-1 loss vs. LA Galaxy (May 14)
Jorge Villafaña (Santos Laguna) – 90 minutes, ASSIST in 4-1 loss vs. Toluca (May 10)
Danny Williams (Reading) – 90 minutes in 1-1 draw at Fulham (May 13)
Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes) – 90 minutes in 3-0 loss at Colorado Rapids (May 13)
Bobby Wood (Hamburg) – 90 minutes in 1-1 draw at Schalke (May 13)
Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy) – 90 minutes in 3-1 win at New York Red Bulls (May 14)
Walker Zimmerman (FC Dallas) – 90 minutes in 1-1 draw vs. New York City FC (May 14)
Graham Zusi (Sporting KC) – 90 minutes in 2-2 draw at Orlando City SC (May 13)
Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution) – Upper Extremity Injury; Not in 18 for 4-0 win vs. Real Salt Lake (May 13)
John Brooks (Hertha Berlin) – Suspended; Not in 18 for 2-0 loss at Darmstadt (May 13)
Greg Garza (Atlanta United FC) – Not in 18 for 1-1 draw at Portland Timbers (May 14)
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland) – In 18, DNP in 2-0 loss vs. Swansea (May 13)
Emerson Hyndman (Rangers) – Foot Injury; Not in 18 for 2-1 win vs. Hearts (May 13)
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen) – Not in 18 for 5-3 loss vs. Hoffenheim (May 13)
Jermaine Jones (LA Galaxy) – MCL Sprain; Not in 18 for 3-1 win at New York Red Bulls (May 14)
Perry Kitchen (Hearts) – In 18; DNP in 2-1 loss at Rangers (May 13)
Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy) – Foot Surgery; Not in 18 for 3-1 win at New York Red Bulls (May 14)
Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers) – Hamstring Injury; Not in 18 for 1-1 draw vs. Atlanta United FC (May 14)
Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana) – Injured; Not in 18 for 1-0 loss vs. Morelia (May 11) and 2-0 win vs. Morelia (May 14)
Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake) – Hamstring Injury; Not in 18 for 3-0 loss vs. FC Dallas (May 6)