Americans Abroad: Johannsson’s audacious pass leads Werder Bremen win

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The world’s foremost Icelandic-Alabaman channeled his inner Hamilton and took his shot.

Given Bundesliga runs of 3, 1, 6, and 2 minutes this season, Aron Johannsson was given the lofty luxury of 34 minutes for relegation-threatened Werder Bremen on Saturday.

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The USMNT’s 27-year-old did not disappoint.

Given the rare opportunity with Werder trailing 10-man Schalke 1-0 on Saturday, Johannsson played a part in the first goal when his shot was spilled into the path of clinical Max Kruse.

But his real moment came in stoppage time, with this audacious pass leading to the match-winner.

Johannsson has four goals in 19 caps for the USMNT, but has not been capped since a 2015 hip injury deprived him of time for club and country.