We start the weekend roundup for USMNT players in Europe and Mexico with Bobby Wood scoring again in the 2.Bundesliga. At this point, it’s safe to assume that if Union Berlin is playing, Wood is probably scoring. He bagged two goals in the 4-0 win at Paderborn on Friday night, opening the scoring in the 7th minute and finding the back of the net again in the 13th. Damir Kreilach made it 3-0 in the 21st with Toni Leistner finishing off the scoring in the 36th. Union Berlin is 7th in the 2.Bundesliga table, tied on points with 8th-place Greuther Furth.
A league, up, Christian Pulisic started for Borussia Dortmund in their 2-2 draw with Schalke in the Revierderby on Sunday. For Americans not up on their German geography, which in fairness is most of us, Schalke’s home town of Gelsenkirchen and Dortmund are about half an hour from each other. Thus the local rivalry for a game where Dortmund took the lead through Shinji Kagawa in the 49th minute. Schalke equalized two minutes later. Matthias Ginter had Dortmund up in the 56th minute with Schalke equalizing from the penalty spot in the 66th. Pulisic subbed out in the 73rd minute. Here he is talking about the game courtesy of Bundesliga.com.
Also in the Bundesliga, Timmy Chandler and Eintracht lost 2-0 to Hoffenheim. Fabian Johnson subbed out in the 78th minute for Gladbach‘s 1-0 loss at Ingolstadt.
Moving to the Premier League, it was another loss for Aston Villa as relegation seems a foregone conclusion. Brad Guzan was in goal for the 2-1 loss to Bournemouth at Villa Park. Trailing 2-0 from the 74th minute, Jordan Ayew pulled a goal back for Villa in the 85th. Matt Miazga played the first-half for Chelsea in their 1-0 loss at Swansea City. DeAndre Yedlin and Sunderland lost 2-0 at home to Leicester City. After making it 1-1 with an equalizer form Bojan in the 22nd minute, Geoff Cameron and Stoke City lost 4-1 to Liverpool at Anfield.
In the Championship, Emerson Hyndman scored in Fulham’s 2-1 win over Cardiff City at Craven Cottage. Trailing from the 41st minute, Scott Parker equalized in the 46th. Hyndman won the game three minutes into stoppage time. Danny Williams and Reading lost 2-0 to Birmingham City. Cody Cropper was in goal for MK Dons’ 4-0 loss to Rotherham. On Monday, Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest lost 2-1 to Brighton. Dexter Blackstock equalized for Forest in the 50th minute but Brighton scored in stoppage time.
Perry Kitchen and Hearts beat Aberdeen 2-1 in the Scottish Premier League. Falling behind at home in the 4th minute, Juanma equalized for Hearts in the 33rd and won the game in the 61st. Hearts are 3rd in the table, nine points behind Aberdeen.
Liga MX, and Omar Gonzalez and Pachuca beat Tigres 2-1 at home after trailing from the 7th minute. Franco Jara equalized in the 74th and Gustavo Ramirez scored in the 86th minute. William Yarbrough was in goal for Leon’s 2-1 win at UNAM Pumas. Hernan Burbano put Leon up in the 10th minute and Maxi Morales scored in the 34th. Pumas pulled a goal back in the 44th minute.
Did Not Play: Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt 1- Gladbach 0), Jerome Kiesewetter (Stuttgart II 1- Aalen 1), Tim Howard (Everton 1 – Watford 1), Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City 2 – Reading 0), Tim Ream (Fulham 2 – Cardiff City 1), Rubio Rubin (Utrecht 3 – NEC 1), Jose Torres (Tigres 1 – Pachuca 2), Michael Orozco and Greg Garza (Tijuana 1 – Club America 6), Miguel Ibarra (Leon 2 – Pumas 1), Edgar Castillo (Monterrey 6 – Chiapas 0), Jonathan Bornstein (Queretaro 0 – Toluca 0)
Injured: John Brooks (Hertha BSC 2 – Hannover 2), Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen 1 – Augsburg 2), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes 1 – Reims 2), Josh Gatt (Molde 1 – Start 1)