U.S. Abroad: Gooch makes EPL debut

Only one American played on the opening day of the English Premier League, and it was the most unlikely player. Californian Lynden Gooch, 20, made his EPL debut with the start for Sunderland, which gave Manchester City a scare in Pep Guardiola's debut as City manager before falling, 2-1.

MEXICO. Michael Orozco started and Paul Arriola came off the bench for Tijuana, which beat Leon, 2-0, for its fourth win in five games. Xolos are tied with Omar Gonzalez's Pachuca with 12 points ahead five games. Luis Silva dressed for Tigres for the first time since joining the Monterrey club in January.

SPAIN. Mukwelle Akale, 19, made his first-team debut for Villarreal, playing the last 30 minutes of its preseason match, a 3-2 loss to Leganes. Akale joined Villarreal's Juvenil A two seasons ago and helped it win its regional league title twice. He debuted for third-level Villarreal B last month.

DENMARK, Superliga
Conor O'Brien (Horsens), 85 minutes, 3-3 vs. Silkeborg
A.J. Soares (Aarhus), 90 minutes, 1 yellow card, 0-0 at Lyngby
George Fochive (Viborg), DNP, 0-1 at Randers

ENGLAND, Premier League
Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), DNP, 1-1 vs. Middlesbrough
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham), DNP, 1-1 at Everton
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland), 66 minutes, 1-2 at Manchester City

ENGLAND, Premier League 2
Brooks Lennon
(Liverpool U-23s), sub-27 minutes, 1-1 vs. Southampton U-23s
Andrija Novakovich (Reading U-23s), 73 minutes, 2-0 vs. Arsenal U-23s
Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal U-23), 60 minutes, 0-2 vs. Reading U-23s

ENGLAND, League Championship
Eric Lichaj (Nott. Forest), DNP, 0-3 at Brighton & Hove Albion
Tim Ream (Fulham), sub-1 minute, 2-1 at Preston North End
Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City), 90 minutes, 2-1 at Leeds United
Danny Williams (Reading), 90 minutes, 0-2 at Wolves

GERMANY, Super Cup
Julian Green (Bayern Munich), DNP, 2-0 vs. Borussia Dortmund
Note: Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund) did not dress.

GERMANY, 2. Bundesliga
Russell Canouse
(Bochum), sub-6 minutes, 1-1 at Karlsruher
Jerome Kiesewetter (Fortuna Duesseldorf), 70 minutes, 1-0 vs. VfB Stuttgart
Fafa Picault (St. Pauli), 90 minutes, 0-2 vs. Eintracht Braunschweig
Andre Wooten (Sandhausen), 58 minutes, 0-2 at Erzgebirge Aue

Paul Arriola (Tijuana), sub-20 minutes, 2-0 vs. Leon
Jonathan Bornstein (Queretaro), 90 minutes, 0-0 vs. Cruz Azul
Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca), 90 minutes, 3-0 vs. UNAM
Michael Orozco (Tijuana), 90 minutes, 2-0 vs. Leon
Luis Silva (Tigres), DNP, 0-0 at Toluca
Jose Torres (Tigres), 45 minutes, at Toluca
Jorge Villafana (Santos), 59 minutes, 0-1 vs. Guadalajara
William Yarbrough (Leon), 90 minutes, 0-2 at Tijuana
Note: Edgar Castillo (Monterrey) is out for two months with a knee injury.

Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht), 72 minutes, 2-2 at Heerenveen

NORWAY, Eliteserien
Alex De John (Start), 1-1 at Stromsgodset
Alex Horwath (Brann), DNP, 2-3 at Valerenga
Cole Grossman (Stabaek), 90 minutes, 2-2 at Viking
Ethan Horvath (Molde), 90 minutes, 2-0 at Aalesund

SCOTLAND, Premier League
Perry Kitchen (Hearts), sub-45 minutes, 0-0 at Aberdeen

SWEDEN, Allsvenskan
Monday: Andrew Stadler (Ostersunds), at Jonkopings Sodra
Brendan Hines-Ike (Orebro), sub-10 minutes, 1-0 at Hacken

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