Tim Weah made his return for Lille after a prolonged injury spell. Unfortunately, it ended in disappointment. Find out how he fared among many others in this week’s USMNT abroad.
The 2019/20 season started off with an injury for U.S. Men’s National Team center-forward Tim Weah and has kept the Lille man sidelined for a large part of the campaign. That was until this weekend when he made his return to the pitch.
Weah entered in the second half to make a brief 10-minute appearance in 2-1 loss to Marseille in Ligue 1 action. It was a celebratory return for a player of great promise but horrible injury luck, someone who the USMNT were looking to build around.
Heartbreakingly, then, his comeback will be short-lived as Lille announced Weah will be out for a decent period after he tore his right hamstring and will enter the process rehabilitation once more. With three months remaining in the French top division season, this is a huge blow for Weah, who will miss the majority of the fight for the Champions League places.
Another USMNT midfielder was met with an in-match injury. Duane Holmes left Derby County’s match in the first half. No official word yet on the timeline of his return from the ankle injury but he was just enjoying a strong run of form for the Rams so any absence comes at just the wrong time.
And the bad injury luck does not end there. USMNT starlet Tyler Adams will miss the next two matches for RB Leipzig. This news comes as a disappointment with Leipzig facing Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League this coming week. Adams was in line to start in what might well have been the biggest game of his career.
How the rest fared
Lynden Gooch scored a midweek brace in a 3-0 win over Rochdale. He would play 59 minutes in a 1-0 victory against Oxford United over the weekend as Sunderland made it two wins from two matches.
Romain Gall scored a goal for Malmo as they cruised to an 8-0 win over Syrianska FC.
Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu scored for Rennes during a midweek Coupe de France win over ASM Belfort. He went on to a make a weekend appearance against Stade Reims in Ligue 1.
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John Brooks played all 90 minutes of Wolfsburg’s 3-2 victory against Hoffenheim.
Gio Reyna made a second-half appearance for Borussia Dortmund as they won 4-0 over Timothy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt.
Sergino Dest played all 90 minutes in both of Ajax’s victories during the course of the week.
Sebastian Saucedo played 83 minutes for Pumas in a 3-2 win over Toluca.
Niko Hamalainen registered an assist for Kilmarnock in a 2-1 win against Rangers. He played all 90 minutes in 2-1 loss to Hibernian over the weekend.
Josh Sargent entered as a second-half substitute for Werder Bremen as they fell 3-0 to RB Leipzig.
Andrija Novakovich entered as a substitute for Frosinone as they won 1-0 against Perugia.
Chris Durkin played 82 minutes for Sint-Truiden as they lost 1-0 to Cercle Brugge.
Erik Palmer-Brown played all 90 minutes in Austria Wien’s 2-2 draw with Rheindorf Altach.
Cameron Carter-Vickers played all 90 minutes for Luton Town in a 1-0 victory against Middlesbrough.
Alfredo Morales played all 90 minutes of Fortuna Düsseldorf‘s 4-1 defeat to Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Tim Ream played all 90 minutes in both of Fulham’s fixtures this week which ended in a draw and loss.
Ulysses Llanez played all 90 minutes for Wolfsburg’s U-19 team as they won 3-1.
Ventura Alvarado played all 90 minutes for Necaxa as they lost 3-2 to Queretaro.
Emmanuel Sabbi and Christian Cappis both played all 90 minutes for Hobro as they lost 3-1 to Sonderjyske.
Check back next week for a conclusive round-up of all that happened with USMNT players throughout world football.