U.S. Abroad Tracker (25 and younger): Parks could make league debut for Benfica

Only days after getting his contract extended through 2022, 20-year-old Keaton Parks could debut for Benfica's first team in the Portuguese Primeira Liga Saturday when it plays Estoril.

Parks was called into the first-team squad for Saturday's game. He started the 2017-18 season with Benfica "B" after moving from Varzim, another second division club.

“As it was a new team, " said the young Texan, "I didn't have many expectations, I didn't know what to expect, but it has been an amazing experience. Playing with the B team and having my opportunity in the first team. Training with them every day, playing in the weekend, has been good."

Lalo Fernandez (24, Tigres/MEX), at Augsburg
Jonathan Klinsmann (20, Hertha Berlin/GER), at Augsburg
Ethan Horvath (22, Club Brugge/BEL), vs. Lokeren
Brady Scott (18, FC Cologne/GER), vs. Freiburg

*Cameron Carter-Vickers
(19, Sheffield United/ENG 2), on bench, 1-2 vs. Bristol City
John Brooks (24, Wolfsburg/GER), at Hamburg
Shane O'Neill (24, Excelsior/NED), vs. PEC Zwolle
Desevio Payne (21, Excelsior/NED), vs. PEC Zwolle
*Antonee Robinson (20, Bolton Wanderers/ENG 2), vs. Nott. Forest
DeAndre Yedlin (24, Newcastle United/ENG), vs. Leicester City
*Matt Miazga (22, Vitesse/NED), at Sparta Rotterdam
Shaq Moore (20, Levante/ESP), vs. Athletic Bilbao
Caleb Stanko (24, Freiburg/GER), vs. FC Cologne

Luca de la Torre (19, Fulham/ENG2), vs. Birmingham City
Lyndon Gooch (21, Sunderland/ENG 2), vs. Wolves
Emerson Hyndman (21, Bournemouth/ENG), at Crystal Palace
Weston McKennie (19, Schalke 04/GER), at Bor. M'Gladbach
Christian Pulisic (19, Bor. Dortmund/GER), vs. Werder Bremen
Kenny Saief (23, Gent/BEL), vs. Kortrijk
Kyle Scott (19, Chelsea/ENG), at West Ham United
Jonathan Gonzalez (18, Monterrey/MEX), vs. Tigres (Liguilla final, second leg)
Juan Pablo Torres (18, Lokeren/BEL), at Club Brugge
Jerome Kiesewetter (24, Fortuna Duesseldorf/GER 2), vs. Nuremberg

*McKinze Gaines (19, Darmstadt/GER 2), did not dress, 0-1 at Erzgebirge Aue
*Andrija Novakovich (21, Telstar/NED 2), 64 minutes, 1 missed penalty kick, vs. Emmen
Jordan Siebatcheu (21, Reims/FRA 2), 88 minutes, 2-1 at Niort
Maki Tall (22, Tours/FRA 2), sub-3 minutes, 1-2 vs. Nancy
Julian Green (22, Greuther Fuerth/GER 2), vs. Heidenheim
Keaton Parks (20, Benfica/POR), vs. Estoril
Bobby Wood (25, Hamburg/GER), vs. Wolfsburg
Jonathan Amon (18, FC Nordsaelland, DEN), vs. Hobro
*Josh Perez (19, Livorno/ITA 3), at Carrarese
Emmanuel Sabbi (19, Hobro/DEN), at FC Nordsaelland
*Haji Wright (19, Sandhausen/GER 2), vs. Arminia Bielefeld
*On loan.

Next story loading loading..

Discover Our Publications