Americans Abroad: Johnson, Clark make bids for more playing time
Amid plenty of discouraging "Did not play" or "Not in the 18" casualties, there were a few positive firsts last weekend for some U.S. national-team veterans playing overseas.
In addition to these developments, two players in less-heralded leagues got on the scoresheet in an otherwise dormant week for the Americans Abroad. This week will feature UEFA Champions League and Europa League fixtures, but before looking ahead here's a check of the week in review (season statistics encompass all competitions):
Agbossoumonde, Badr and Garza were away on international duty with the U.S. Under-20 team at the Cuadrangular Internacional tournament in Peru. The United States lost games against Paraguay, Colombia and host Peru, finishing the tournament in fourth place.
Marcus Tracy, F, Aalborg BK -- Not in the 18 for Aalborg's 3-2 loss to AC Horsens on Sunday. Rolfe and Tracy are still on the mend with their respective hamstring and knee ailments.