USMNT abroad: Aron Johannsson leads Hammarby to victory

USMNT, Aron Jóhannsson (Photo by Nils Petter Nilsson/Getty Images)
USMNT, Aron Jóhannsson (Photo by Nils Petter Nilsson/Getty Images) /

Aron Jóhannsson continues to score on Hammarby

It has been a terrific season so far for Aron Johannsson in the Swedish top flight. The USMNT striker increased his season goal total to eight goals in 16 appearances against Faleknburg on Sunday. Johannsson scored what proved to be the match-winner in the 66th minute and then converted a second-half stoppage-time penalty kick to wrap up the victory.

The 29-year-old ranks fifth in the Allsvenskan for goals scored and only trails the leading player Christoffer Nyman by four goals. Johannsson will need a few more multi-goal matches if he is to catch Nyman and claim the top scorer crown. He has been a strong player for Hammarby and certainly has the ability to continue scoring goals for the Swedish club.

Josh Sargent picks up an assist, Haji Wright scores a brace

Another USMNT striker fared well in weekend action. Werder Bremen’s Josh Sargent registered his first assist of the Bundesliga season against Schalke. The 20-year-old headed a ball to Niclas Füllkrug off a corner kick and Füllkrug scored his first of three goals in the match. Sargent has one goal and one assist in three appearances in all competitions for Bremen so far this season.

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In Denmark, Haji Wright scored a pair of goals for SønderjyskE as they defeated Aalborg 3-1. Wright found the back of the net in quick succession as he scored the match-winner in the 88th minute and added another in the 97th minute. He is off to a great start with three goals in three appearances for SønderjyskE.

Other notable USMNT performances from the weekend

Tyler Adams played the entire match for RB Leipzig as it ended 1-1 against Bayer Leverkusen. He finished with three blocks, one interception, and one tackle.

Weston McKennie played 58 minutes for Juventus in their 2-2 draw with Roma. McKennie had a 92.1% passing accuracy during the match.

Gio Reyna played all 90 minutes for Borussia Dortmund as they were stunned by Augsburg losing 2-0. Reyna had five shot-creating actions and completed 77.8% of his passes. John Brooks went the full 90 minutes for Wolfsburg in their second consecutive draw in the Bundesliga. It finished 1-1 between Wolfsburg and Freiburg.

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Reggie Cannon played the entire match for Boavista as they were routed 5-0 by Porto. Cannon finished with four interceptions and drew two fouls. Erik Palmer-Brown played all 90 minutes in Austria Wien’s 2-1 win over Ried. Palmer-Brown had one interception and drew two fouls.