U.S. Abroad 25 and younger Tracker: Saief back in action, Tall's Tours stuns Nantes

Kenny Saief, who debuted for the USA in July but has been out since then hernia surgery, returned to action for the first time for Belgian club Gent in its 3-0 loss to Club Brugge in a reserve league game.

Former U.S. U-20 Maki Tall came off the bench in the first half for Tours, which upset Nantes, 3-1, in the French League Cup. Tours is winless in Ligue 2 while Nantes is third in Ligue 1.

Jonathan Klinsmann (20, Hertha Berlin/GER), did not dress, 1-3 vs. FC Cologne
Ethan Horvath (22, Club Brugge/BEL), 90 minutes, 0-2 at Genk
Brady Scott (18, FC Cologne/GER), did not dress, 3-1 at Hertha Berlin

Ventura Alvarado (25, Santos Laguna/MEX), 90 minutes, 2-0 vs. Necaxa
John Brooks (24, Wolfsburg/GER), on bench, 1-0 vs. Hannover 96
*Cameron Carter-Vickers (19, Sheffield United/ENG 2)
*Matt Miazga (22, Vitesse/NED), did not dress, 3-1 vs. FC Utrecht
Shaq Moore (20, Levante/ESP), 90 minutes, 2-0 at Girona
Caleb Stanko (24, Freiburg/GER), did not dress, 3-1 vs. Dynamo Dresdem

Jonathan Gonzalez (18, Monterrey/MEX), did not dress, 2-2 (4-3 on penalties) vs. Universidad Guadalajara
Alejandro Guido (23, Tijuana/MEX), 86 minutes, 2-2 at Morelia (4-2 on penalties)
Emerson Hyndman (21, Bournemouth/ENG), on bench, 3-1 vs. Middlesbrough
Jerome Kiesewetter (24, Fortuna Duesseldorf), did not dress, 0-1 at Borussia M'Gladbach
Weston McKennie (19, Schalke 04/GER), sub-34 minutes, 3-1 at  Wehen Weisbaden
Christian Pulisic (19, Bor. Dortmund/GER), did not dress, 5-0 at Magdeburg
Kenny Saief (23, Gent reserves/BEL), 45 minutes, 0-3 vs. Club Brugge
Kyle Scott (19, Chelsea/ENG), on bench, 2-1 vs. Everton
Juan Pablo Torres (18, Lokeren/BEL), did not dress, 2-0 at Mechelen

Julian Green (22, Greuther Fuerth/GER 2), did not dress, 1-3 vs. FC Ingolstadt
Maki Tall (22, Tours/FRA 2), sub-68 minutes, 3-1 vs. Nantes
*On loan
4 comments about "U.S. Abroad 25 and younger Tracker: Saief back in action, Tall's Tours stuns Nantes".
  1. Wooden Ships, October 26, 2017 at 5:53 p.m.

    I like Saief out wide right and K Rowe left. Both technical, smart and can assist and finish. Should see both against Portugal. 

  2. Paul Estrada, October 26, 2017 at 7:03 p.m.

    This pretty much appears to sum up the sad state of Americans in Europe. DND or on the bench, and even on lower division sides. Brooks aside, which I can't fathom why he isn't a starter, I think Jermaine Jones' commentary about Americans need to learn to fight for their positions week in and week out resonates.

  3. Paul Estrada replied, October 26, 2017 at 7:06 p.m.

    *I should clarify "American youth", Pulisic notwithstanding of course.

  4. Wooden Ships replied, October 26, 2017 at 7:09 p.m.

    Agreed Paul, but JJ expressed what many have been saying for awhile now, including Jurgen.

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