Yunus Musah puts on show at the Mestalla for Gregg Berhalter

Yunus Musah put on his best performance of the season for LaLiga's Valencia, assisting on two goals in a 5-1 win over winless Getafe at the Mestalla. The first assist in the 14th minute was special, a ball lofted over the Getafe backline into the path of streaking Samuel Lino. U.S. national team coach Gregg Berhalter   was the stands for the game.



• Saturday: Josh Sargent scores again, Antonee Robinson injured in 'big miss' for Fulham

Marca: Valencia-Getafe player ratings:


Injury Updates:

• Tim Weah did not dress in Lille's 3-1 win at Montpellier, but his coach, Paulo Fonseca, said he had returned to training. Weah has yet to play in the 2022-23 Ligue 1. French reports earlier suggested he would be sidelined until Ligue 1 play broke for the September international window.

• Jordan Pefok missed Union Berlin's match against Bayern Munich with what his coach, Urs Fischer, said was a "muscular thing," but the forward is expected to return, if not Thursday for the Europa League opener against Union St. Galloise, then the Bundesliga match at FC Cologne on Sunday.

Goalkeepers:
Saturday ...
Ethan Horvath
(Luton Town, England), 90 minutes (1-2 at Wigan Athletic)
Sunday ...
Matt Turner (Arsenal, England), on bench (1-3 at Manchester United)
Monday ...
Zack Steffen (Middlesbrough, England), did not dress (1-0 vs. Sunderland)
MLS: Sean Johnson (New York City FC).

Outside Backs:
Saturday ...
Sergino Dest (AC Milan, Italy), on bench (3-2 vs. Inter Milan)
Antonee Robinson (Fulham, England), 28 minutes (1-2 at Tottenham)
Sunday ...
George Bello (Arminia Bielefeld, Germany), sub-8 minutes (1-1 at Darmstadt)
Joe Scally (Borussia M'Gladbach, Germany), 81 minutes (0-1 vs. Mainz)
Sam Vines (Royal Antwerp, Belgium), 90 minutes (3-0 vs. Westerlo)
Monday ...
Reggie Cannon (Boavista, Portugal), 90 minutes (1-0 vs. Pacos de Ferreira)
MLS: Shaq Moore (Tenerife), DeAndre Yedlin (Inter Miami).

Center Backs:
Friday ...
John Brooks (Benfica, Portugal), did not dress (2-1 vs. Vizela)
Saturday ...
Cameron Carter-Vickers
(Celtic, Scotland), 90 minutes (4-0 vs. Rangers)
Mark McKenzie (Genk, Belgium), 90 minutes (0-0 vs. St. Truiden)
Tim Ream (Fulham, England), 90 minutes (1-2 at Tottenham)
Chris Richards (Crystal Palace, England), on bench (0-0 at Newcastle United)
James Sands (Rangers, Scotland), 90 minutes (0-4 at Celtic)
Sunday ...
Erik Palmer-Brown (Troyes, France), 90 minutes (1-1 vs. Rennes)
MLS: Aaron Long (NY Red Bulls), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC).

Midfielders:
Friday ...
Luca de la Torre (Celta, Spain), sub-8 minutes (3-0 vs. Cadiz)
Saturday ...
Tyler Adams
(Leeds United, England), 90 minutes (2-5 at Leeds United)
Gianluca Busio (Venezia, Italy), did not dress (0-2 vs. Benevento)
Weston McKennie (Juventus, Italy), 90 minutes (1-1 at Fiorentina)
Malik Tillman (Rangers, Scotland), 59 minutes (0-4 at Celtic)
Sunday ...
Yunus Musah, 90 minutes, 2 assists (Valencia, Spain), Sunday vs. Getafe
MLS: Kellyn Acosta (LAFC), Sebastian Lletget (New England Revolution), Djordje Mihailovic (CF Montreal), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes).

Wingers:

Friday ...
Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund, Germany), sub-8 minutes (1-0 vs. Hoffenheim)
Saturday ...
Brenden Aaronson
(Leeds United, England), 90 minutes (2-5 at Leeds United)
Konrad de la Fuente (Olympiakos, Greece), 74 minutes (3-1 vs. Ionikos)
Christian Pulisic (Chelsea, England), 59 minutes (2-1 vs. West Ham United)
Sunday ...
Tim Weah (Lille, France), did not dress (3-1 at Montpellier)
Monday ...
Matthew Hoppe (Middlesbrough, England), on bench (1-0 vs. Sunderland)
MLS: Paul Arriola (FC Dallas), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders)

Forwards:
Saturday ...
Jordan Pefok (Union Berlin, Germany), did not dress (1-1 vs. Bayern Munich)
Josh Sargent (Norwich City, England), 90 minutes, 1 goal, 1 assist (3-0 vs. Coventry City)
Sunday ...
Ricardo Pepi (Groningen, Netherlands), did not dress (0-1 vs. Vitesse)
Haji Wright (Antalyaspor, Turkey), 90 minutes (0-2 vs. Kasimpasa)
MLS: Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew).

Musah Photo: IMAGO / Pressinphoto

5 comments about "Yunus Musah puts on show at the Mestalla for Gregg Berhalter".
  1. frank schoon, September 5, 2022 at 9:39 a.m.

    The assist Musah gave to score the second goal for Valencia was a chip with a good back spin with the just right weight on it. This was the first time I've seen him give a nice quality pass in such a short distance.

    The problem I find is Getafe is a last place team, where the competition has outscored them in goals 2-11....Their defense is atrocious as you see Musah was wide open ,not an opponent within 8meters of him right outside the penalty box, thus allowing him to make the pass. I think GB would have been better served to watch him play against a team like Real Madrid ,Barcelona, Villareal to see how Musah operates ,for in World Cup level competition Musah is not going to face Getafe like players.

  2. David Crowther replied, September 6, 2022 at 2:48 p.m.

    I watched this game and Musah was impressive, dominating the midfield throughout.  The second assist was also very nice.  He recoved the ball in near the midfield line, turned, and hit a perfect long through pass to one of his onrushing forwards, very reminicsent of the kind of assists Puig has been hitting for the Galaxy lately.  While its true the opposition was poor, this performance is important that it consolidated Musah's role as Valencia's undisputed No. 8.  Particularly given that he also played very well in the loss to Atletico.  Remember that prior to this season he was often relegated to the wing.  Now he finally has the same role with Valencia as with the USMNT.

  3. Santiago 1314 replied, September 6, 2022 at 8:41 p.m.

    Frank.!?!?!?... You think Wales and Iran have BETTER Players than Getafe.???... I would say: IT'S DAMN CLOSE....
    IF you change the Shirts, I don't think you would notice the Difference.!?!?!?

  4. frank schoon replied, September 6, 2022 at 9:14 p.m.

    Santi, with Iran ,you might have a point,  but Wales, not so sure

  5. Santiago 1314, September 6, 2022 at 8:37 p.m.

    SA... I mean REALLY.!?!?!?
    HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO SAY;
    SHAQ MOORE PLAYS FOR: TENNESEE...NOT TENERIFE
    UPDATE YOUR GRID PLEASE.!!!

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