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Americans Abroad: Josh Sargent scores, Antonee Robinson injured

Lizzy Becherano
Josh Sargent is flying
Josh Sargent is flying / Marc Atkins/GettyImages
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Americans abroad are in full force.

Josh Sargent maintained his rhythm with Norwich, registering yet another goal and assist for the team to inspire their fifth consecutive victory in the Championship. With the Champions League returning this week, several USMNT figures will see action against Europe's biggest and brightest.

But it wasn't all good news, as Antonee Robinson picked up an ankle injury while featuring for Fulham against Tottenham.

Here's everything on American figures abroad..


1. Josh Sargent

Josh Sargent
Sargent scored again. / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

The Norwich striker cannot stop scoring.

Sargent recorded another goal and assist to inspire the team’s fifth consecutive league victory, and earn himself the Player of the Month award. 

The USMNT forward now has five goals and two assists in his last four appearances, as Nowich sits in second on the Championship table with 16 points in eight games. 

“Getting as many goals and assists you can as a forward only helps your confidence, so hopefully I can take that into the next game,” Sargent said.

“It felt really good to win [the club’s Player of the Month award for August], big thanks obviously to the team for helping out with that and thanks to the fans. It’s a great achievement and hopefully I can carry that confidence into the next month.”

2. Americans in the Champions League

Liverpool FC v Real Madrid - UEFA Champions League Final 2021/22
American players competing in the Champions League. / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Here are the USMNT players competing in the Champions League:

James Sands (Rangers)
Malik Tillman (Rangers)
Owen Otasowie (Brugge)
Tim Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Christian Pulisic (Chelsea)
Sergio Dest (AC Milan)
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic)
Giovanni Reyna (Borussia Dortmund)
Weston McKennie (Juventus)
John Brooks (Benfica)
Joshua Cohen (Maccabi Haifa)

3. Brenden Aaronson earns recognition

Brenden Aaronson
Brenden Aaronson earns praise from Brentford manager Thomas Frank. / Visionhaus/GettyImages

 
Despite Leeds’ 5-2 loss to Brentford, USMNT figure Brenden Aaronson earned praise from Bees head coach Thomas Frank for his performance. 

The player logged 90 minutes for Leeds, playing a key component in the two goals the team was able to score.

“I think they’re really good,” said Frank postmatch. “With a narrow front four combining and tricky players, good players. Aaronson – what a player, what a player, that’s a top buy for Leeds. So I think we defended that a little bit bad, but also credit to Leeds.”

4. Antonee Robinson injured

Antonee Robinson
Antonee Robinson is injured. / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

Antonee Robinson is in doubt for Fulham after picking up an ankle injury during the match against Tottenham. The player exited the pitch in the 29th minute, failing to continue after a non-contact ankle lesion. 

“We’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see, and then day by day to see how he is,” Silva said postmatch. “Let’s hope that it’s nothing serious and let’s hope he can be ready for next week, but now is too soon to talk about it.”

Robinson has logged 450 minutes during Fulham’s first five matches of the season, inspiring victories over Brighton & Hove Albion and Brentford in recent weeks. He stands as a crucial part of the USMNT’s backline, covering for Miles Robinson as he remains out with an achilles tear.

5. Honorable mentions

Christian Pulisic
Christian Pulisic featured for Chelsea. / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages

Christian Pulisic started in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over West Ham United.

Gio Reyna came off the bench to play in Borussia Dortmund’s 1-0 loss to Hoffenheim.

Yunus Musah registered two assists in Valencia’s 5-1 win over Getafe. 

Weston McKennie featured in Juventus 1-1 draw with Fiorentina.


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