USMNT abroad: Nicholas Gioacchini and Haji Wright continue to score

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Nicholas Gioacchini capped off a big week with a match deciding goal for Caen.

Just a few days after receiving his first call up to the United States Men’s National Team, Gioacchini produced a decisive goal for Caen en route to a 2-1 victory for the French club. The 20-year-old forward entered as a second-half substitute in the 80th minute and scored in stoppage time to defeat AS Nancy. It was the third goal for Gioacchini this season in Ligue 2.

Gioacchini will be one of the young players to watch during the upcoming November international matches. With Josh Sargent set to miss the fixtures against Wales and Panama, this will likely open the door for the other forwards on the roster to get opportunities to feature in a match. This goal certainly helps Gioacchini’s chances of featuring for the USMNT in the coming fixtures.

Wright and Johannsson score again

Two names that were left off the November USMNT roster were Haji Wright and Aron Johannsson. The two forwards both found the back of the net this weekend. Wright scored his sixth goal of the season for SønderjyskE as he continues his terrific goal-scoring record in Denmark. Wright was named the Danish Superliga Player of the Month for October this week as well which was certainly well deserved.

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Johannsson scored his 11th goal of the Allsvenskan season for Hammarby. Unfortunately, the match did not end in victory as Hammarby fell 5-2 to Varbergs Bois. Although Johannsson and Wright were not named to the USMNT team this time around, they are still two players who are deserving of future call-ups if they can continue their good form.

Other notable performances

Giovanni Reyna started for Borussia Dortmund in their 3-2 loss to Bayern Munich. Reyna finished with one shot on target and completed 16 of his 23 pass attempts. The 17-year-old forward is set to make his first appearance for the USMNT in the upcoming friendlies.

Yunus Musah started and played 86 minutes for Valencia in their massive 4-1 victory over Real Madrid on Sunday. Musah completed 85% of his passes and had two dribbles. The 17-year-old helped draw one of the three penalty kicks Valencia converted in the win. It was his eighth appearance and seventh start for Valencia this season.

Weston McKennie made a second-half appearance for Juventus as he replaced Dejan Kulusevski in the 76th minute. McKennie completed 80% of his passes and registered two tackles in the 1-1 draw against Lazio.

Tyler Adams returned to action for RB Leipzig and made a brief appearance entering in the 82nd minute of a 3-0 victory over Freiburg. Elsewhere in Germany, Sargent started and played the entire match for Werder Bremen in their 1-1 draw against. Sargent produced four shots, one of which was on target. John Brooks started and played all 90 minutes for Wolfsburg in a 2-1 victory over Hoffenheim. Brooks had five clearances and one interception.

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Reggie Cannon played all 90 minutes for Boavista’s 3-1 loss to SC Farense. The former FC Dallas player registered three tackles and one interception. Fellow USMNT defender Matt Miazga started for Anderlecht and recorded four interceptions in a 1-1 draw with Gent.

In England, Antonee Robinson started and played all 90 minutes in Fulham’s 1-0 loss to West Ham United. Robinson finished with three tackles and two clearances. Robinson was the lone USMNT player to feature in the Premier League this weekend.