The roundup of USMNT players in Europe and Mexico obviously starts in South Korea. A yellow card accumulation suspension kept Mix Diskerud out of the final game of the season with the K League title on the line at home to Pohang Steelers. With Joenbuk chasing Ulsan, a draw or a win would see the title go to Diskerud’s club. Suprising no one that follows him on Twitter, Diskerud responded to his situation with poetry.
14 years of ULSAN TROPHY starvation,
is why Manchester sent me to this Korean nation.
What a joy – cultured respect and effort – in correlation,
but in the final hour I’m disappointingly dressed for a vacation.
I worked so hard for this – but I got my third citation
— Mix Diskerud (@MixDiskerud) December 1, 2019
Ulsan lost 4-1 to Pohang Steelers with Jeonbuk passing them on goal difference +40 to +32 to win the K League title with both teams finishing with 79 points. Pohang went ahead in the 28th minute with Junior Negrao equalizing for Ulsan in the 37th. Pohang scored in the 56th and 88th minute, converting a penalty seven minutes into stoppage time.
Couldn’t have been any closer.
I enjoyed every bit of it, until today.
— Mix Diskerud (@MixDiskerud) December 1, 2019
In the Bundesliga, Weston McKennie’s Schalke 04 beat Union Berlin 2-1 at home. Benito Raman scored for Schalke in the 23rd minute with Union Berlin converting a penalty in the 36th. Suat Serdar made it 2-1 Schalke in the 86th with McKennie seeing yellow in the 90th minute. Josh Sargent subbed on in the 76th minute for Werder Bremen’s 3-2 win at John Brooks’s Wolfsburg. Milot Rashica converted a Werder penalty in the 13th minute with Wout Weghorst equalizing in the 36th. Leonardo Bittencourt returned the Werder lead in the 39th with William equalizing in the 73rd minute. Rashica scored Werder’s winner in the 83rd.
Zack Steffen and Alfredo Morales’s Fortuna Dusseldorf drew 1-1 at Hoffenheim. Trailing from the 6th minute, Rouwen Hennings equalized in the 87th. A league down, Bobby Wood subbed out at halftime in Hamburg’s 2-1 loss at Osnabruck. Trailing from two first-half goals, Hambrug’s Sonny Kittel scored in the 64th minute. In the 3.Liga, Terrence Boyd subbed on in the 63rd minute and scored in the 89th in Hallescher’s 1-0 home win over Duisburg.
Christian Pulisic’s Chelsea lost 1-0 at home to West Ham in the Premier League. The game’s only goal came in the 48th minute. In the Championship, Tim Ream’s Fulham won 2-1 at Swansea City. Aleksandar Mitrovic put Fulham up in the 22nd and doubled the lead in the 43rd minute. Swansea scored in the 65th. Geoff Cameron’s QPR drew 1-1 at Duane Holmes’s Derby County. Falling behind in the 23rd minute, QPR’s Eberechi Eze converted a penalty in first-half stoppage time. Cameron saw yellow in the 75th minute.
Eric Lichaj’s Hull City lost 3-1 at Barnsley. Trailing 2-0 from the 23rd, Keane Lewis-Potter scored for Hull in the 81st. Barnsley added a goal five minutes into stoppage time. Matt Miazga’s Reading beat Antonee Robinson’s Wigan 3-1 away. Joe Garner put Wigan up in the 34th. George Puscas equalized from the penalty spot in the 79th and finished off a hat-trick with goals in the 80th and 84th minutes. Cameron Carter-Vickers’s Stoke City lost 2-1 at home to Blackburn Rovers. Stoke fell behind in the 13th minute, equalizing from a own-goal in the 80th. Blackburn scored in the 84th. On Monday, Matthew Olosunde’s Rotherham United came back from three goals down to knock Solihull Moors out of the FA Cup in the Second Round. Michael Smith equalized in the 88th and scored a minute into stoppage time.
Andrija Novakovich scored Frosinone’s third goal in their 4-0 home win over Empoli in Serie B. Andrea Beghetto scored in the 2nd minute with Federico Dionisi doubling the lead in the 33rd. Novakovich made it 3-0 in the 48th with Francesco Zampano scoring in the 77th. Sergino Dest subbed on in the 67th minute for Ajax’s 5-2 comeback at Twente. Falling behind to goals in the 15th and 19th, Noa Lang scored in the 32nd and 51st minutes. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar made it 3-0 in the 61st with Lang finishing off his hat-trick in the 70th. Huntelaar scored again six minutes into stoppage time. Erik Palmer-Brown’s Austria Wien beat Hartberg 5-0 at home with Christoph Monschein scoring three goals. Shaq Moore’s Tenerife lost 3-1 at home to Almeria. Down 2-0 from the 32nd, Borja Lasso scored for Tenerife in the 38th minute. Almeria scored their third goal in stoppage time.
Did Not Play: Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig 3 – Paderborn 2), Fabian Johnson (Gladbach 4 – Freiburg 2), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht 1 – Mainz 2), Julian Green (Furth 0 – Heidenheim 1), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United 2 – Manchester City 2), Luca De La Torre (Fulham 2 – Swansea 1), Matt Polster (Rangers 5 – Hearts 0), Tim Weah (Lille 1 – Dijon 0), Jonathan Amon (Nordsjaelland 1 – Lyngby 1), Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge 1 – Royal Excel Mouscron 0), Kenny Saief (Anderlecht 2 – Oostende 3), Tyler Boyd (Besiktas 4 – Kayserispor 2), Ventura Alvarado (Necaxa 3 – Queretaro 2, Necaxa advances 6-2 on aggregate), William Yarbrough (Leon 1 – Monarcas 2), Monarcas advances 5-4 on aggregate)
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