Six out of the Nine Americans competing in the Carabao Cup First Round were knocked out, only two starting for their respective teams.

Bradford City 2 – 1 Hull City

Vaughn Covil got the start for Hull City in the Carabao Cup first round, a competition that they won’t go further in after a narrow defeat to League Two team Bradford City.

Goalkeeper Harry Lewis was credited for an own goal in the 24th minute after a cannoning shot from long range.

However, Bradford City battled back through an Andy Cook brace in the 39th and 44th minutes to secure the win. The first was a clinical header from six yards out but his second was a classy finish from 12 yards out, a one touch finish past the Hull keeper.

Covil will hope to keep his starting spot on Saturday when Josh Sargent and Norwich come to town.

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Forest Green 2 – 0 Leyton Orient

Charlie Kelman was a 58th minute substitute as League Two outfit Leyton Orient was knocked out of the Carabao Cup by League One side Forest Green Rovers.

Armani Little was a little too strong for Leyton Orient, bagging a goal in either half, the first in the 17th, and the second in the 50th minute. The #10 found himself alone in the center of the box for a first touch finish, while his second goal was from the edge of the area, a side footed shot past the keeper.

Kelman will be looking for more minutes when they visit Crawley this weekend.

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Huddersfield 1 – 4 Preston North End

Duane Holmes went 54 minutes in Huddersfield’s midfield, while Matthew Olosunde made a rare appearance on Preston North End’s bench.

Troy Parrott got the scoring started in the sixth minute with a rebounded finish before Alistair McCann scored a brace in the 20th and 30th minute, both goals assisted by Alvaro Fernandez. Both goals were scored in very similar fashions, Fernandez on the left wing slotting in McCann on the top of the six-yard box for a comfortable finish.

Brad Potts would seal the deal in the 51st minute with a monstrous strike, before Jordan Rhodes clawed one back for the home team with a cool slotted finish.

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Notes:

Daryl Dike is out with a thigh injury and is unlikely to feature in any upcoming West Brom games.

Ethan Horvath didn’t feature for Luton’s midweek Carabao Cup game against Newport County AFC, a game they lost 3-2.

Josh Sargent was a 76th minute substitute in Norwich City’s penalty shootout win over Birmingham City. The American converted the final and winning spot kick for City in the shoot-out.

Zack Steffen didn’t feature for Middlesbrough’s Carabao Cup game against Barnsley, a match they lost 1-0.

Lynden Gooch was an unused substitute for Sunderland, who lost 2-0 to Sheffield Wednesday.

By Andrew Vorce

I do it all! Youth club coach for 15+ years, very retired semi-pro indoor player, journalist for Yanks Abroad, and VP of Operations for the Warrior Soccer Tour. Soccer, soccer, soccer. Avid soccer enthusiast and travel to Europe every summer to take kids to go compete against European youth teams.

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