USMNT abroad: Haji Wright continues to score in Denmark

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Haji Wright is off to a great start in Denmark with five goals in six appearances.

A move to Denmark is proving to be a good change of location for Haji Wright. The 22-year-old has scored five goals in six appearances for SønderjyskE in the Danish Superliga. His latest appearance for the club over the weekend resulted in his fifth goal of the campaign as he scored the match-winner against Randers. Wright is in his first year at SønderjyskE after leaving VVV Venlo in the Eredivisie after just one season.

Wright is currently tied with Patrick Mortensen of Aarhus Gymnastikforening for the top scorer spot in the Superliga. The American forward does lead the league in goals per 90 minutes. With Wright showing good form in Denmark he should be one of the selections for the upcoming November United States Men’s National Team camp.

More goals from the strikers

There was yet another goal scored by Aron Johannsson for Hammarby. Johannsson registered a goal against Ostersunds in a 3-1 victory for Hammarby. It was the American striker’s 10th goal of the campaign. At the end of the match week, Johannsson is in sixth place in the race for the top scorer in the Allsvenskan. He only trails the leader Christoffer Nyman by three goals.

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In Italy, Andrija Novakovich scored for Frosinone in Serie B action. The USMNT striker was involved in both of Frosinone’s goals in the 2-0 win over Pescara. He assisted on the sixth-minute goal by Camillo Ciano and then would score a goal of his own in the 50th minute. Novakovich now has two goals in five appearances this season in the Italian second division.

Sebastian Soto found the back of the net twice for Telstar in the Dutch second division. The striker is on loan at the Dutch club via Norwich City. Soto now has five goals in six appearances for Telstar. However, it remains to be seen if he will continue to represent the USMNT as he is also considering making a switch to representing Chile.

Other notable performances

Sergino Dest made history on Saturday as he became the first USMNT player to start in the El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid. Dest and Barcelona were defeated 3-1 by their rivals. During the match, Dest completed four of his five dribble attempts and had three shot-creating actions.

Christian Pulisic played 80 minutes during Chelsea’s scoreless draw with Manchester United. He registered three shots, one of which was on target. Elsewhere in the Premier League, Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson started and played all 90 minutes for Fulham as they fell to 2-1 to Crystal Palace.

In the Bundesliga, Giovanni Reyna started for Borussia Dortmund in their 3-0 victory over Schalke in the Revierderby and produced three shots. Josh Sargent played all 90 minutes for Werder Bremen in their 1-1 draw with Hoffenheim. Wolfsburg’s John Brooks played all 90 minutes in a 2-1 victory over Arminia Bielefeld. Timothy Chandler played the second half of Eintracht Frankfurt’s 5-0 loss to Bayern Munich.

Julian Green picked up an assist for Greuther Furth in 2.Bundesliga action as the German club defeated Holstein Kiel 3-1. Emmanuel Sabbi registered an assist for Odense in their 3-0 victory against Lyngby in the Danish Superliga.

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Goalkeeper Ethan Horvath made another appearance for Club Brugge. He started against Leuven in the Belgian top flight and recorded four saves in a 2-1 loss. Elsewhere in Belgium, Matt Miazga started for Anderlecht in their 3-1 victory over Kortrijk. Miazga finished with two tackles won and one interception.