Folarin Balogun (Monaco) and Malik Tillman (PSV) both scored goals and added assists for first-place teams, while Christian Pulisic scored in another win for AC Milan, which shares the top spot with Inter Milan on points in Serie A.
Yunus Musah was also very good off the bench for AC Milan in its win over Lazio.
These positive outings overshadowed what has been a rough few weeks in terms of playing time for such players as Tim Weah, Brandon Aaronson and Chris Richards, who had been big contributors for the USMNT when it beat Uzbekistan and Oman in the first friendlies of the 2023-24 season.
That doesn't include Gio Reyna, who was not called in for the September window and has still yet to get off the bench at Borussia Dortmund.
Of the 24 players called into the USMNT for the September window, just 10 started this past weekend.
With the next squad expected to be announced this week ahead of games against Germany and Ghana, here is a look at their situations ...
√-Started Sept. 29-Oct. 2.
√ Drake Callender (Inter Miami). Beaten at near post by Houston's Griffin Dorsey in Open Cup final and NYCFC's Santiago Rodriguez on Saturday.
Ethan Horvath (Nott. Forest). Not registered for Premier League.
√ Matt Turner (Nott. Forest). Continues to hold down starting job despite arrival of late summer signing Odysseas Vlachodimos from Benfica.
Sergiño Dest (PSV). Missed last two Eredivisie games, first due to illness, the second as an unused sub.
√ Kristoffer Lund (Palermo). Started in two wins last week -- 3-1 win at Venezia and 2-1 over Sudtirol -- for Palermo, second in Italy's Serie B.
Mark McKenzie (Genk). Has not played since scoring in Europa Conference League match against Fiorentina on Sept. 21 because of a toe injury.
Kevin Paredes (Wolfsburg). Played 11 minutes on Saturday in first appearance since September window after recovering from thigh injury.
√ Tim Ream (Fulham), Punished for a bad turnover that led to Chelsea's second goal in 2-0 win on Monday.
Chris Richards (Crystal Palace). Late sub in Saturday's 1-0 win at Manchester United.
√ Antonee Robinson (Fulham), Did not have a good first half against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Miles Robinson (Atlanta United). Five Stripes were idle on Saturday.
*Joe Scally (Borussia M'Gladbach). Did not start in 3-1 win at Bochum after Gladbach opened without a win in five Bundesliga games.
*Replaced by DeJuan Jones (New England Revolution) for second game in September camp after he left for family reasons.
*Johnny Cardoso (Internacional), Returned for first leg of Libertadores Cup semifinals, playing first 45 minutes, but did not dress on Saturday.
√ Ben Cremaschi (Inter Miami). Started last three games, including Open Cup final.
Luca de la Torre (Celta Vigo). Sent off in 1-1 draw with Deportivo Alaves on Thursday after receiving two yellow cards.
√ Weston McKennie (Juventus). Has for now won starting job at right wing back ahead of Tim Weah.
Yunus Musah (AC Milan), Impressed in midfield when brought on in first half of 2-0 win over Lazio after Ruben Loftus-Cheek was injured.
√ Malik Tillman (PSV), Scored once and assisted on another goal in his first start, a 3-1 victory over Volendam that kept PSV perfect in Eredivisie.
*Replaced by Tanner Tessmann (Venezia) for September camp due to an ankle injury.
Brenden Aaronson (Union Berlin). Has played just 87 minutes in four games, all losses, since September break.
√ Folarin Balogun (Monaco). Rebounded from nightmare against Nice (two missed penalty kicks) with goal and assist against Marseille for first-place Monaco.
Cade Cowell (San Jose Earthquakes), No goals or assists in last four MLS games (one goal and three assists for season).
Ricardo Pepi (PSV), Scored in first two games back after scoring in both USMNT friendlies in September but still getting limited action behind Luuk de Jong (61 minutes in last four games).
√ Christian Pulisic (AC Milan), Expected to start at Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday in Champions League after solid outings in a pair of Serie A wins.
Tim Weah (Juventus). Played four minutes and seven minutes in Juve's two games last week.