Germany. A fall campaign of extreme frustration for Christian Pulisic ended on a positive note as he scored the late winner to give Borussia Dortmund a 2-1 win over Hoffenheim in its last Bundesliga game before the winter break.
The win was the second of the week for Borussia Dortmund under new coach, Peter Stoeger, after it had gone eight straight games without a win. More important, Dortmund climbed into a three-way tie for third place.
"[We've been working on] our defensive stability, and staying compact as a group," Pulisic said. "Defense first."
Borussia Dortmund leads the Bundesliga with 39 goals in 17 games but gave up 21 of its 24 goals during its eight-game slide that cost it the lead.
Pulisic had been winless since the USA's loss to Trinidad & Tobago that knocked it out of the World Cup until Tuesday's 2-0 win over Mainz.
-- Schalke 04 is second after its come-from-behind 2-2 tie at Eintracht Frankfurt. Weston McKennie came on for the last 10 minutes when Schalke rallied from 2-0 down.
France. Washington-born Jordan Siebatcheu scored three goals and added an assist in French Ligue 2 leader Reims' 5-1 win over Valenciennes. The 21-year-old Siebatcheu whose only international experience is two friendly games for France's U-21s has nine goals this season, putting him tied for third in Ligue 2.
Brady Scott (18, FC Cologne/GER), did not dress, 1-0 vs. Wolfsburg
Jonathan Klinsmann (20, Hertha Berlin/GER), did not dress, 3-2 at RB Leipzig
Ethan Horvath (22, Club Brugge/BEL), did not dress, 5-0 at Anderlecht
Shaq Moore (20, Levante/ESP), did not dress, 0-0 at Sevilla
John Brooks (24, Wolfsburg/GER), did not dress, 0-1 at FC Cologne
*Cameron Carter-Vickers (19, Sheffield United/ENG 2), 68 minutes, 0-1 at Preston North End
*Matt Miazga (22, Vitesse/NED), 90 minutes, 1-1 at FC Twente
*Antonee Robinson (20, Bolton Wanderers/ENG 2), 90 minutes, 0-1 vs. Burton Albion
Caleb Stanko (24, Freiburg/GER), sub-1 minute, 3-3 at Augsburg
DeAndre Yedlin (24, Newcastle United/ENG), 90 minutes, 0-1 at Arsenal
Shane O'Neill (24, Excelsior/NED), did not dress, 2-0 vs. Groningen
Desevio Payne (21, Excelsior/NED), did not dress, 2-0 vs. Groningen
Jerome Kiesewetter (24, Fortuna Duesseldorf/GER 2), sub-14 minutes, 1-0 at Ein. Braunschweig
Luca de la Torre (19, Fulham/ENG2), sub-2 minutes, 0-1 at Sunderland
Lyndon Gooch (21, Sunderland/ENG 2), 66 minutes, 1 yellow card, 1-0 vs. Fulham
Weston McKennie (19, Schalke 04/GER), sub-10 minutes, 2-2 at Ein. Frankfurt
Christian Pulisic (19, Bor. Dortmund/GER), 89 minutes, 2-1 vs. Hoffenheim
Kenny Saief (23, Gent/BEL), on bench, 0-0 at Standard Liege
Kyle Scott (19, Chelsea/ENG), did not dress, 1-0 vs. Southampton
Juan Pablo Torres (18, Lokeren/BEL), did not dress, vs. Beveren
Emerson Hyndman (21, Bournemouth/ENG), did not dress, 0-4 vs. Liverpool
*Andrija Novakovich (21, Telstar/NED 2), 90 minutes, 1-0 at Utrecht II
Bobby Wood (25, Hamburg/GER), did not dress, 0-0 at Bor. M'Gladbach
Jordan Siebatcheu (21, Reims/FRA 2), 3 goals, 1 assist, 5-1 vs. Valenciennes
*McKinze Gaines (19, Darmstadt/GER 2), did not dress, 1-1 at Greuther Fuerth
Julian Green (22, Greuther Fuerth/GER 2), 90 minutes, 1-1 vs. Darmstadt
Keaton Parks (20, Benfica B/POR 2), sub-7 minutes, 5-1 at Tondela
*Haji Wright (19, Sandhausen/GER 2), did not dress, 3-1 vs. Holstein Kiel
Maki Tall (22, Tours/FRA 2), at Lens
*Josh Perez (19, Livorno/ITA 3), vs. Piacenza