Americans Abroad roundup: Brooks, Hyndman, Williams on the rise

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With 20-year-old Lynden Gooch going on loan from Sunderland to Doncaster Rovers, we thought it an apt time to check in with other Americans Abroad.

We’re not talking Geoff Cameron, Tim Howard, Brad Guzan and DeAndre Yedlin in the Premier League, statuses well-covered in this space, but those Yanks plying their trades elsewhere.

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Alejandro Bedoya has endured a lot this year, from a lengthy illness to a failed MLS move to a long scoring drought. While that’s still alive in Ligue 1, he belted in an extra time winner in the French Cup this week and the 28-year-old remains a fixture for Nantes and one of the more unheralded Yanks in Jurgen Klinsmann’s set-up. Nantes is in 11th.

Germany remains a fertile spot for American production. Ingolstadt’s Alfredo Morales continues to chew up minutes for the promoted side, though he recently served a yellow card suspension and the advanced stats don’t love his game. Ingolstadt is in 11th, six points clear of automatic relegation. Julian Green famously made his UEFA Champions League bow with Bayern Munich in December, but has played mostly with the B-team. Green has 8 goals and 4 assists this season.

Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach are in Bundesliga’s fourth place, and the winger is a big part of their success with six goals and three assists through all competitions. Aron Johannsson scored twice in his first six matches for Werder Bremen, but a hip ailment has cost him the better part of the season so far.

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John Brooks is back playing a regular 90 minutes for Hertha Berlin, and the 22-year-old is 5-1 in his last six matches. The only loss was a 2-0 setback against Bayern Munich. Eintracht Frankfurt’s Timmy Chandler has failed to reestablish himself as a regular with his club.

In 2.Bundesliga, Terrence Boyd is still out with injury while Bobby Wood has seven goals and two assists, including a pair in a December win over Fortuna Dusseldorf. FSV Frankfurt winger Shawn Barry has two assists in his last five matches. After a hot start, Sandhausen forward Andrew Wooten is going through a goal drought, while Freiburg defensive midfielder Caleb Stanko broke into the lineup before winter break as his teammate, goalkeeper Zach Steffen is with Freiburg 2 and has a pair of clean sheets.

Desevio Payne during the team presentation of FC Groningen on June 29, 2015 at the Euroborg in Groningen, The Netherlands.(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)
Desevio Payne Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

In England’s Championship, a new coach has breathed new life into Emerson Hyndman‘s time with Fulham. The Craven Cottage 19-year-old has appeared in every game but one dating back to Dec. 5. Eric Lichaj remains one of Nottingham Forest’s best, playing 90 minutes in all but two contests this year, while fellow back Jonathan Spector is going through an unusual stretch out of the starting lineup. Spector’s gone four matches without a minute for Birmingham City. Danny Williams hasn’t missed a minute in Reading’s central midfield since Nov. 7, and has three goals during that stretch.

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21-year-old winger Gboly Ariyibi is seeing his most regular playing time with Chesterfield, chipping in a pair of assists in a recent 7-1 win over Shrewsbury Town. And in Scotland’s second tier, Gedion Zelalem has been relegated to a substitute’s role at Rangers for over a month.

Rubio Rubin, now 19, remains with FC Utrecht in the high-flying Eredivisie, where he’s been out for three months after undergoing foot surgery. Desevio Payne (right), 20, took his season bow in the Eredivisie as a 90-minute left back in Groningen’s 4-1 win over Utrecht.

Ethan Horvath is still the starting keeper for Molde, which faces Sevilla next in the UEFA Europa League’s Round of 32.