Yunus Musah and Shaq Moore were the only Yanks in action in Spain this weekend, with both putting in solid substitute performances for their teams, however with mixed outcomes.
Yunus Musah’s experimental transition to Valencia’s front line yielded tepid results, while Matthew Hoppe and Mallorca joined Matt Miazga’s Alaves in La Liga’s bottom three.
Sergiño Dest did his part to help Barcelona keep their grip on the race for La Liga’s best-of-the-rest award, while Yunus Musah and Valencia put in a lackluster performance ahead of their upcoming Cup final.
Recent American convert Samuel Shashoua started building his longshot USMNT case with a goal for Tenerife while Jonathan Gomez and Real Sociedad had a weekend to forget, as once again all the Spanish action for Americans was in La Liga 2.
Sergiño Dest and Barcelona easily won their lopsided battle at Valencia, while Matt Miazga and Alaves put up a valiant fight against Real Madrid before predictably falling well short thanks to a late surge from the likely champions.
Barcelona were saved by a last-attack equalizer in their city derby against Espanyol while Yunus Musah conceded the critical penalty in Valencia’s loss to Alaves.
Sergiño Dest filled in for Barcelona legend Dani Alvez for the final minutes of their huge win while Yunus Musah earned the start for Valencia in their tough home draw against Real Sociedad
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Matt Miazga likely played his last game for Alaves for quite awhile after gifting two goals to opponents Betis, while Yunus Musah impressed in a starting role for Valencia in their draw against Sevilla.
Yunus Musah’s start against giants Real Madrid was a rough one, while Matthew Hoppe made his long-awaited return from injury for Mallorca, in a rough weekend for Americans in Spain that saw none on the winning side of things.