U.S. Abroad (25 and younger tracker): Rubin makes Liga MX debut

Rubio Rubio made his Liga MX debut, starting for Tijuana in its 0-0 tie at Club America on Saturday.

The 21-year-old forward was a free agent when he signed with Xolos, turning down a move to MLS after bouncing around three clubs in Europe in the prior year.

Romain Gall, another player from the 2015 U.S. U-20 national team, scored in his second straight Swedish Cup game to give GIF Sundsvall a 2-1 win over Varnamo.

Shaq Moore
, the captain of the 2015 U-20 World Cup team, scored for Levante II in its 2-1 win at Roda.

GOALKEEPERS:
Saturday:
Lalo Fernandez (24, Tigres/MEX), did not dress, 2-1 vs. Morelia
Jonathan Klinsmann (20, Hertha Berlin/GER), did not dress, 0-0 at Bayern Munich
Sunday:
Bill Hamid (27, FC Midtjylland/DEN), at Hobro
Ethan Horvath (22, Club Brugge/BEL), at Standard Liege
Brady Scott (18, FC Cologne/GER), at RB Leipzig

DEFENDERS:
Friday:
Ventura Alvarado (25, Necaxa/MEX), did not dress, 1-1 at Puebla
John Brooks (25, Wolfsburg/GER), did not dress, 1-1 at Mainz
Saturday:
*Cameron Carter-Vickers (20, Ipswich Town/ENG 2), 90 minutes, 1-0 at Preston North End
Brendan Hines Ike (23, Orebro/SWE), 90 minutes, 1-1 vs. Helsingborg
*Matt Miazga (22, Vitesse/NED), 90 minutes, 2-2 at VVV
Shaq Moore (21, Levante II/ESP 4), 90 minutes, 1 goal, 2-1 at Roda
Shane O'Neill (24, Excelsior/NED), sub-2 minutes, 1-0 at Heerenveen
Desevio Payne (22, Excelsior/NED), did not dress, 1-0 at Heerenveen
*Antonee Robinson (20, Bolton Wanderers/ENG 2), 0-0 at Norwich City
Caleb Stanko (24, Freiburg/GER), did not dress, 1-1 at Hoffenheim
DeAndre Yedlin (24, Newcastle United/ENG), 90 minutes, 2-2 at Bournemouth
Sunday:
Eric Palmer-Brown (20, Kortrijk/BEL), vs. Zulte-Waregem

MIDFIELDERS:
Friday:
Jonathan Gonzalez (18, Monterrey/MEX), 55 minuted, 1-0 vs. Atlas
Saturday:
Luca de la Torre (19, Fulham/ENG 2), did not dress, 2-0 vs. Wolves
Lyndon Gooch
(22, Sunderland/ENG 2), did not dress, 3-3 vs. Middlesbrough
Alejandro Guido (23, Tijuana/MEX), did not dress, 0-0 at Club America
Emerson Hyndman (21, Bournemouth/ENG), did not dress, 2-2 vs. Newcastle United
Jake Rozhansky (21, Maccabi Netanya/ISR), did not dress, 2-1 at Maccabi Haifa
Juan Pablo Torres (18, Lokeren/BEL), did not dress, 2-3 at Eupen
Sunday:
Kenny Saief (24, Gent/BEL), vs. Royal Excelsior Mouscron
Kyle Scott (20, Chelsea/ENG), at Manchester United
Weston McKennie (19, Schalke 04/GER), at Bayer Leverkusen
Monday:
Christian Pulisic (19, Bor. Dortmund/GER), vs. Augsburg

FORWARDS:
Friday:
*Andrija Novakovich (21, Telstar/NED 2), 90 minutes, 1 goal, 1 assist, 5-2 vs. Volendam
Jordan Siebatcheu (21, Reims/FRA 2), 49 minutes, 2-1 vs. Quevilly Rouen
Maki Tall (22, Tours/FRA 2), did not dress, 1-1 vs. Orleans
Saturday:
Romain Gall (23, GIF Sundsvall/SWE), 88 minutes, 1 goal, 2-1 vs. Varnamo
Julian Green
(22, Greuther Fuerth/GER 2), 90 minutes, 1 assist, 1 yellow card, 2-1 vs. Ein. Braunschweig
Kekuta Manneh (23, Pachuca/MEX), did not dress, 2-1 vs. Leon
Keaton Parks (20, Benfica/POR), did not dress, 3-1 at Pacos de Ferreira
Rubio Rubin (21, Tijuana/MEX), 90 minutes, 0-0 at Club America
Bobby Wood (25, Hamburg/GER), sub-14 minutes, 0-0 at Werder Bremen
*Haji Wright (19, Sandhausen/GER 2), sub-30 minutes, 1-2 at Union Berlin
Sunday:
Jonathan Amon (18, FC Nordsaelland, DEN), at AaB
Emmanuel Sabbi (20, Hobro/DEN), vs. FC Midtjylland
*McKinze Gaines (19, Darmstadt/GER 2), vs. Heidenheim
*On loan
4 comments about "U.S. Abroad (25 and younger tracker): Rubin makes Liga MX debut".
  1. Roy Gordon, February 25, 2018 at 8:12 a.m.

    Why do you continue to track Jonathan Gonzalez?  It is my assumption that you track those under 25 players to show progress of potential contributors to the U. S. National team program.  

  2. Mario Cesarone replied, February 25, 2018 at 3:57 p.m.

    I keep asking the same thing. We're trying to move on.

  3. peter grill, February 25, 2018 at 9:37 a.m.

    I thought the reporting was about "Americans" abroad. J.G gave up his opportunity to play for the U.S. NT. he didn't give up his passport. Some would suggest that we failed him (and most hispanic soccer players), not that he failed us and shpuld be exiled. He is probably a valuable role model for some soccer demographics...can we have too many soccer role models even if they play for Mexico. As I recall, some U,S. players actually play abroad on their parents or grand parents passport origens. Horrors!!!

  4. beautiful game, February 25, 2018 at 12:38 p.m.

    "And the Beat Goes On", the incompetence of USSF in designing a workable matrix for USMNT success remains in a coma.

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