Yanks Abroad Weekend: Weah's Lille stays on top, goals for Pulisic and McKennie

Five U.S. men's national team players are in first place in their respective European leagues, and four are still alive in UEFA competitions. Seven more U.S. men's national team players are in second or third place.

Tim Weah, Lille (France)
This weekend: sub-15 minutes, 2-0 at Metz.
League:
Ligue 1 (1st place, 3 points ahead of Paris St. Germain with 6 games to play).

Weah gave the struggling Lille attack a boost in his short shift.



Brenden Aaronson, Red Bull Salzburg (Austria)
This weekend: 75 minutes, 3-0 at Rapid Vienna.
League: Bundesliga (1st place in championship round, 7 points ahead of Rapid Vienna with 8 games to play).
Cup: May 1, final vs. LASK Linz in Klagenfurt.

Salzburg, which is seeking its eighth straight league title and seventh cup title in the last eight years, has won 11 of 12 league games since Aaronson arrived in January.

Jordan Siebatcheu, Young Boys (Switzerland)
This weekend: 81 minutes, 2-0 vs. St. Gallen.
League:
Super League (1st place, 22 points ahead of St. Gallen with 8 games to play).

The win came five days after St. Gallen knocked Young Boys out of the Swiss Cup.

DNP: Zack Steffen (Manchester City, 1st in England) and Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge, 1st in Belgium).

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Tyler Adams, RB Leipzig (Germany)
This weekend: 45 minutes, 4-1 at Werder Bremen.
League:
Bundesliga (2nd place, 5 points behind Bayern Munich with 6 games to play).
Cup: April 30, semifinals at Werder Bremen.

Adams, who started at right back, was taken off as a precaution with a back injury.

Sergino Dest, Barcelona (Spain)
This weekend: 45 minutes, 1-2 at Werder Bremen.
League:
LaLiga (3rd place, 2 points behind leader Atletico Madrid with 8 games to play).
Cup: April 16, final vs. Athletic Bilbao in Seville.

Dest made way for Antoine Griezmann with Barca trailing 2-0 at the half. Real Madrid swept the 2020-21 Clasico series, having also won, 3-1, in October.

DeAndre Yedlin, Galatasaray (Turkey)
This weekend: 28 minutes, 1-1 vs. Fatih Karagumruk.
League:
Super Lig (3rd place, 8 points behind leader Besiktas with 8 games to play).

Yedlin left the game after his ankle was stepped on.

Weston McKennie, Juventus (Italy)
This weekend: sub-22 minutes, 1 goal, 3-1 vs. Genoa.
League:
Serie A (3rd place, 12 points behind leader Inter Milan with 8 games to play).
Cup: May 18, final vs. Atalanta in Milan.

McKennie has scored five goals in 26 games in his first Serie A game.



John Brooks, Wolfsburg (Germany)
This weekend: 90 minutes, (3-4 at Ein. Frankfurt)
League: Bundesliga (3rd place, 11 points behind leader Bayern Munich with 6 games to play)

Mark McKenzie, Genk (Belgium)
This weekend: sub-45 minutes,  4-0 vs. St. Truiden.
League:
Jupiler League (2nd place, 17 points behind leader Club Brugge and 1 game to play in regular season -- championship round to follow).
Cup: April 25, final vs. Standard Liege in Brussels.

Matt Miazga, Anderlecht (Belgium)
This weekend: 90 minutes, 2-1 vs. Club Brugge.
League:
Jupiler League (3rd place, 18 points behind leader Club Brugge and 1 game to play in regular season -- championship round to follow).

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Also alive in Europe:

Christian Pulisic, Chelsea (England)
This weekend: 90 minutes, 2 goals, 4-1 at Crystal Palace.
League:
Premier League (4th place, 19 points behind leader Manchester City with 7 games to play).
FA Cup: April 17, semifinals vs. Manchester City.
UEFA Champions League: April 13, quarterfinals, second leg vs. Porto.

Pulisic doubled his Premier League output of the season with his two goals.

Gio Reyna, Borussia Dortmund (Germany)
This weekend: 79 minutes, 1 assist, 3-2 at VfB Stuttgart.
League:
Bundesliga (5th place, 19 points behind leader Bayern Munich with 6 games to play).
Cup: May 1, semifinals vs. Holstein Kiel.
UEFA Champions League: April 14, quarterfinals, second leg vs. Chelsea.

Reyna had three goals and four assists in Dortmund's first 11 Bundesliga games; his assist on Saturday was his first in the Bundesliga since then.

Bryan Reynolds, Roma (Italy)
This weekend: 76 minutes, 1-0 vs. Bologna.
League:
Serie A (7th place, 20 points behind leader Inter Milan with 8 games to play).
Europa League: April 15, quarterfinals, second leg vs. Ajax.

Reynolds made his first Serie A start.

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