Yanks Abroad: McKennie wins first Italian trophy, Hoppe scores again

Belgium (Pro League)
Chris Durkin, St. Truiden, 90 minutes (2-0 at Kortrijk)
Brendan Ike-Hines, Kortrijk, 90 minutes (0-2 vs. St. Truiden)

England (Championship)
Geoff Cameron, QPR, 90 minutes (1-0 at Cardiff City)

France (Cup)
Nicholas Gioacchini, Caen, 79 minutes, 1 goal (3-1 at Guingamp)
-- Caen will face Paris SG in the round of 32.

Germany (Bundesliga)
Tyler Adams, RB Leipzig, sub-13 minutes (1-0 vs. Union Berlin)
Tim Chandler, Eintracht Frankfurt, sub-10 minutes (2-2 at Freiburg)
Matthew Hoppe, Schalke 04, 90 minutes, 1 goal (1-2 vs. FC Cologne)
-- Fifth goal in three games.

Italy (Super Cup)
Weston McKennie, Juventus, 90 minutes (2-0 vs. Napoli)
-- Won first Italian trophy with Juve.

Juventus-Napoli highlights:

Netherlands (Cup)
Luca de la Torre, Heracles, 90 minutes, 1 assist (2-3 at Feyenoord)

5 comments about "Yanks Abroad: McKennie wins first Italian trophy, Hoppe scores again".
  1. R2 Dad, January 21, 2021 at 6:45 a.m.

    I've got to say, Hoppe is producing more than Josh Sargent these days, under worse circumstances and more pressure.

  2. Ben Myers replied, January 21, 2021 at 1:42 p.m.

    It's all about team tactics, evidently different between Schalke and Werder Bremen. 

    As an example, I watched Chelsea v Man City yesterday, and I find it incredulous that an experienced player like Lampard can't fix Chelsea's very poor tactical play with everyone clogging the center channel.  Again.  Match after match.  It does not matter whether Abraham, Giroud or Werner is the center forward.  If strikers do not get service, they cannot finish.  Chelsea played very few balls into the box from the flanks. 

    So now we all have to watch previous Werder Bremen matches to figure why Sargent does not finish.  It seems to be chronic with Werder, averaging barely more than a goal per match.

  3. Kevin Leahy, January 21, 2021 at 1:38 p.m.

    Unfortunately for Sargent Bremen never get, any numbers forward. From what I have seen they, are two different kind of players. I love the instincts that, Sargent shows. It is hard to succeed  in the wrong system or place.

  4. Seth Vieux, January 21, 2021 at 3:02 p.m.

    Bremen's offense is so stagnant and seems like strikers aren't even planned to be finishers in their system. Tough to evaluate Sargent every time I watch one of their games. Hoping Hoppe keeps this up, but outside of his hat trick, you don't often see Schalke putting together impressive attacks either, but I'll definitely give him credit for some clever movements in his Garrick and being brave and opportunistic to finish his last two goals.

  5. Alfred Randall replied, January 21, 2021 at 9:27 p.m.

    Sargent is being used as first defender. That team barely stayed in the bundesliga last season by virtue of winning a playoff. Sargent needs to change clubs but no one knows how he plays because of being used as a front line defender.

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