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Americans Abroad Midweek Rewind: Trusty, Wingo, and more

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English Football League Championship side Birmingham City has started to turn things in the right direction and Wednesday’s 3-2 road win over West Bromwich Albion featured another strong performance from Auston Trusty.

Trusty made his ninth appearance of the league season, logging 90 minutes as the left centerback in Eustace’s 3-4-1-2 setup. The former Philadelphia Union and Colorado Rapids defender led all players with 10 duels won while also making 12 clearances and one interception. Trusty helped silence West Brom attackers Karlan Grant, John Swift, and Grady Diangana as the Blues picked up their second-consecutive road victory this season. Birmingham City is up to 14th in the second-division standings and will host Coventry City on Saturday before heading into the two-week international break.

Elsewhere in Champions League action, Weston McKennie logged 90 minutes for Juventus in a 2-1 home loss to Benfica. Gio Reyna made his first start of the season for Borussis Dortmund at Manchester City while Josh Cohen made three saves in a 3-1 loss to Paris Saint-Germain.

In Europa League, Henry Wingo played 90 minutes as Ferencvaros picked up a 1-0 road win over AS Monaco. Jordan Pefok and Mix Diskerud also started in group stage matches for their respective clubs.

In England, Josh Sargent scored his sixth league goal of Norwich City’s season while Ethan Horvath made two saves in Luton Town’s 2-2 draw with Coventry City. Lynden Gooch helped Sunderland pick up a convincing 3-0 road win over Reading.

Here is a closer look at this week’s Americans Abroad:

Europe

Champions League

Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes in Celtic’s 1-1 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday.

Gio Reyna started and played 62 minutes in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 loss to Manchester City on Wednesday.

Weston McKennie started and played 90 minutes in Juventus 2-1 loss to Benfica on Wednesday.

John Brooks dressed but did not play for Benfica.

Josh Cohen started, made THREE SAVES, and played 90 minutes in Maccabi Haifa’s 3-1 loss to Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.

James Sands started and played 55 minutes in Rangers 3-0 loss to Napoli on Wednesday. Sands was sent off for two yellow cards in the second half.

Malik Tillman came off the bench and played eight minutes for Rangers.

Sergino Dest came off the bench and played 12 minutes in AC Milan’s 3-1 win over Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday.

Timmy Chandler came off the bench and played 11 minutes in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 1-0 win over Marseille on Tuesday.

Christian Pulisic came off the bench and played six minutes in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Red Bull Salzburg on Wednesday.

Owen Otasowie did not dress in Club Brugge’s 4-0 win over FC Porto on Tuesday.

Europa League

Henry Wingo started and played 90 minutes in Ferencvaros 1-0 win over Monaco on Thursday.

Jordan Pefok started and played 90 minutes in Union Berlin’s 1-0 loss to Braga on Thursday.

Mix Diskerud started and played 65 minutes in Omonia Nicosia’s 2-1 loss to Real Sociedad on Thursday.

Romain Gall dressed but did not play in Malmo’s 3-2 loss to Union St. Gilloise on Thursday.

Matt Turner and Arsenal’s scheduled match vs. Richie Ledezma and PSV on Thursday is postponed.

England

Championship

Josh Sargent started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Norwich City’s 3-2 win over Bristol City on Wednesday.

Lynden Gooch started and played 90 minutes in Sunderland’s 3-0 win over Reading on Wednesday.

Auston Trusty started and played 90 minutes in Birmingham City’s 3-2 win over West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday.

Ethan Horvath started and made TWO SAVES in Luton Town’s 2-2 draw with Coventry City on Wednesday.

Duane Holmes started and played 57 minutes in Huddersfield’s 2-1 loss to Wigan Athletic on Tuesday.

Zack Steffen, Matthew Hoppe did not dress in Middlesbrough’s 3-2 loss to Cardiff City on Tuesday.

Matthew Olosunde did not dress in Preston North End’s 1-1 draw with Burnley on Tuesday.

Daryl Dike is OUT (Injury) for West Brom.

Source : SBISoccer

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