Jordan Pefok and Tim Ream find the back of the net
Tim ream will never win a Golden Shoe, but he remembered putting his left boot in front of a cross to score a rare goal for Fulham on Saturday.
The United States Men’s National Team center-back scored just his fourth goal in a 13-year professional career and the first in nearly four years as the Cottagers faced Preston North End in a 1-1 draw in the English Championship.
After a foul on Harry Wilson on the right side, Jean Michaël Seri gave Ream a free kick at the near post and the Fulham captain pushed him back at close range to give Fulham a 1-0 advantage in the 16th minute .
The 34-year-old defender found the net for Fulham for the last time in a 4-2 win at Cardiff City on December 26, 2017 (Boxing Day).
Named man of the match, Ream and other American defender Antonée Robinson each spent 90 minutes tied for the Cottagers, which left Fulham (13-3-4, 43 points) atop the championship standings.
MEMORABLE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TUESDAY
Tuesday 23 November proved to be another busy and historic evening for USMNT players in the UEFA Champions League. A record six player pool members started for their respective teams and seven players participated in the matches.
Jordan pefok scored in Young Boys’ 3-3 home draw with Atalanta, and four other USMNT players faced each other in two head-to-head matches.
Pefok led Michel Aebischer’s corner in the 39th minute to give his side a 1-0 lead over Italian Serie A rivals in Group F. He has scored for the 10th time in all competitions this season, the most high by an American international. – level teams in European leagues. The goal was Pefok’s first since September 25.
* In the first of two USMNT vs. USMNT matchups, Christian PulisicChelsea’s team won, with a 4-0 victory over Weston McKennie and Juventus in a Group H. Pulisic game, who started their first game since FIFA World Cup qualifiers in September, played 72 minutes before being replaced by Timo Werner, while McKennie played every 90 minutes.
The win propelled the Blues, who are at the top of the English Premier League, to the round of 16 as Juventus suffered their worst loss in UCL.
* During the second meeting between teammates, Tim weah‘s Lille, sharp Brenden Aaronson and Red Bull Salzburg, 1-0 to lead Group G. Weah, one of the biggest contributors in the last two USMNT qualifiers, played 84 minutes, while Aaronson played 85 minutes. Lille are 2-1-2 with eight points, one point ahead of Salzburg (2-2-1, 7).
* Center back John brooks played 88 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 2-0 loss to Sevilla in Group G.
* Defender Sergiño Dest came on for the last four minutes for Barcelona in their 0-0 home draw with Benfica in Group E. With the cameo, the full-back passed Sacha Kljestan and became fifth all-time in appearances among USMNT players in the Champions League.
Most Champions League appearances by USMNT players
McKennie continued in Juventus’ starting XI for their Serie A game on Saturday, having performed well before a knee injury forced the USMNT midfielder to withdraw from the game in 64e minute.
Medical tests carried out by Juventus on Sunday ruled out “ligamentous capsule injuries to the right knee”, but the club said McKennie’s condition would be monitored daily.
PURPOSE OF THE qualifiers
Daryl digue scored Orlando City SC’s lone goal in their 3-1 loss to Nashville SC in the Eastern Conference MLS Cup Playoff quarterfinals on Tuesday. In the 14e minute, Mauricio Pereyra sent a corner from the left side as Dike nodded for his fifth goal in as many matches.
The striker finished the season with 11 goals and three assists in 19 appearances in all competitions.
Defender Marc McKenzie was credited with assisting Ike Ugbo’s equalizer in the 45th minute in Genk’s 1-1 draw against Dinamo Zagreb in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday. The USMNT center-back won a first header from the corner, knocking it over for Ugbo to bring the equalizer back to the near post.
The result leaves Genk alive to move from Group H to second place ahead of the December 12 group final against Rapid Vienna.
TAKE ANOTHER STEP
Seattle Sounders winger Jordan morris made his first start since returning from a ripped left ACL, playing 104 minutes in the club’s Western Conference quarter-final game against Real Salt Lake on November 23. After a scoreless draw, Seattle lost on penalty 6-5. USMNT teammate Cristian Roldan went the distance for the Sounders in the shootout loss.
After suffering an ACL tear while on loan at Swansea City (English Championship) in February, Morris made two replacement games at the end of the MLS regular season against LA Galaxy and Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
– Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig; German Bundesliga) – 17 minutes as a substitute in the 3-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen (November 28); Not in 18, DNP in 5-0 victory at Club Brugge in UCL (November 24)
– Brenden Aaronson (Red Bull Salzburg; Austrian Bundesliga) – 61 minutes in a 2-1 loss to Austria Klagenfurst (November 27); 85 minutes in the 1-0 defeat to Lille in UCL (23 Nov)
– Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids; MLS) – 90 minutes in 1-0 loss to Portland Timbers in MLS Cup playoffs (Nov 25)
– Tyler Boyd (Rizespor; Turkish Super Lig) – 73 minutes in 1-0 win over Kayserispor (November 27)
– John Brooks (Wolfsburg; German Bundesliga) – 90 minutes in a 3-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund (November 27); 88 minutes in a 2-0 loss to Sevilla in UCL (23 November)
– Gianluca Busio (Venezia; Italy Serie A) – 90 minutes in the 2-0 defeat against Inter Milan (November 27)
– Reggie Cannon (Boavista; Portuguese Primeira) – Not in 18, DNP defeated 2-1 in Arouca (November 27)
– Christian Cappis (Brøndby; Danish Superliga) – 6 minutes as a substitute in the 1-0 win over Randers (November 28); 15 minutes as a substitute in the 3-1 loss to Lyon in the Europa League (25 Nov)
– Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic; Scottish Premiership) – 90 minutes in a 2-1 win over Aberdeen (November 28); 90 minutes in a 3-2 loss to Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League (25 November)
– Johnny Cardoso (Internacional; Brazilian Serie A) – 45 minutes in a 1-1 draw against Santos (November 28); In 18, DNP in 1-0 victory at Fluminense (24 Nov)
– Konrad de la Fuente (Marseille; French Ligue 1) – 69 minutes in a 1-0 victory against Troyes (Nov. 28); 27 minutes as a substitute in the 4-2 loss to Galatasaray in the Europa League (25 November)
– Luca de la Torre (Heracles; Dutch Eredivisie) – 90 minutes in the 1-0 defeat in Utrecht (November 28)
– Sergiño Dest (Barcelona; Spain La Liga) – In 18, DNP in a 3-1 victory at Villarreal (Nov. 27); 4 minutes as a substitute in the 0-0 draw at Benfica in UCL (23 Nov)
– Daryl Dike (Orlando City SC; MLS) – 90 minutes and one GOAL in 3-1 loss to Nashville SC in MLS Cup Playoffs (Nov 23)
– Nicholas Gioacchini (Montpellier; French Ligue 1) – 56 minutes in the 1-0 defeat against Lyon (Nov. 28)
– Julian Green (Greuther Fürth; German Bundesliga) – In 18, DNP defeated 6-3 against Hoffenheim (November 27)
– Ethan Horvath (Nottingham Forest; English Championship) – In 18, DNP in a 0-0 draw at West Bromwich Albion (November 26); In 18, DNP in a 0-0 draw against Luton Town (23 November)
– Weston McKennie (Juventus; Italian Serie A) – 64 minutes in a 1-0 loss to Atalanta (November 27); 90 minutes in a 4-0 loss to Chelsea in UCL (23 November)
– Mark McKenzie (Genk; Belgian Pro League) – In 18, DNP defeated 3-2 against Club Brugge (November 27); 90 minutes and one ASSIST in a 1-1 draw at Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League (25 November)
– Matt Miazga (Alaves; Spanish Primera) – In 18, DNP in the 2-1 loss against Celta Vigo (November 27)
– Shaq Moore (Tenerife; Segunda Spain Division) – In 18, DNP in 2-0 victory against Real Sociedad B (November 28)
– Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; MLS) – 104 minutes in a 0-0 draw, lost in PKs, 6-5, to Real Salt Lake in MLS Cup playoff (November 23)
– Yunus Musah (Valencia; Spain La Liga) – 8 minutes as a substitute in the 1-1 draw against Rayo Vallecano (November 27)
– Erik Palmer-Brown (Troyes; Ligue 1) – Not in 18, DNP defeated 1-0 in Marseille (Nov. 28); In 18, DNP defeated 1-0 against Saint-Etienne (Nov. 21)
– Jordan Pefok (Young Boys; Swiss Super League) – 90 minutes in a 1-0 loss in Zurich (November 28); 90 minutes and one GOAL in a 3-3 draw against Atalanta in UCL (23 November)
– Christian Pulisic (Chelsea; English Premier League) – 12 minutes as a substitute in the 1-1 draw against Manchester United (November 28); 72 minutes in 4-0 UCL win over Juventus (23 November)
– Tim Ream (Fulham; English Championship) – 90 minutes and a GOAL in a 1-1 draw at Preston North End (November 27); 90 minutes in 0-0 draw against Derby County (24 November)
– Bryan Reynolds (Roma; Italy Serie A) – In 18, DNP in 1-0 victory against Turin (November 28); In 18, DNP in a 4-0 victory against Zorya in the Europa Conference League (25 November)
– Chris Richards (Hoffenheim; German Bundesliga) – 27 minutes as a substitute in the 6-3 win at Greuther Fürth (November 27)
– Antonee Robinson (Fulham; English Championship) – 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw at Preston North End (November 27); 90 minutes in 0-0 draw against Derby County (24 November)
– Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; MLS) – 120 minutes 0-0 draw, lost in PKs, 6-5 to Real Salt Lake in MLS Cup playoff (November 23)
– Josh Sargent (Norwich City; English Premier League) – 68 minutes in a 0-0 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers (November 27)
– Joe Scally (Borussia Mönchengladbach; Bundesliga) – 81 minutes in a 4-1 loss in Cologne (November 27)
– Zack Steffen (Manchester City; English Premier League) – In 18, DNP in a 2-1 victory against West Ham United (November 28); In 18, DNP in a 2-1 victory against Paris St-Germain in UCL (Nov. 24)
– Tanner Tessmann (Venezia; Italy Serie A) – 17 minutes as a substitute in the 2-1 loss to Inter Milan (November 27)
– Sam Vines (Royal Antwerp; Belgian Pro League) – 90 minutes in a 3-0 win over Oosetende (November 28); 90 minutes in a 2-2 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League (25 November)
– Tim Weah (Lille; French Ligue 1) – 14 minutes as a substitute in the 1-1 draw against Nantes (November 27); 84 minutes in 1-0 win over Red Bull Salzburg at UCL (23 November)
– DeAndre Yedlin (Galatasaray; Turkish Super Lig) – 90 minutes in a 0-0 draw against Yeni Malatyaspor 90 minutes in a 4-2 victory against Marseille in the Europa League (November 25)
– Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; MLS) – 120 minutes in a 1-1 draw at Philadelphia Union, lost in PKs, 2-0, in the MLS Cup playoffs (November 28); 90 minutes in 3-1 MLS Cup playoff win over Orlando City (Nov 23)