The quarterfinal pairings for the Copa del Rey were set, giving Yunus Musah and Valencia a tough, but manageable path to reach the semifinal.
Yunus Musah and Valencia couldn’t hang onto an early lead against Villarreal, while Luca de la Torre narrowly missed being the hero for Celta Vigo in their draw against Sevilla.
The intrigue surrounding the situation of USMNT defender Sergiño Dest was finally sorted in the final hours of the transfer window, with the American heading to Italian giants AC Milan for the season.
Yunus Musah saw a spectacular goal for Valencia reversed thanks to an unfortunate VAR decision, while the Shashoua brothers both started for their teams in La Liga 2 action.
A remarkable draw for the UEFA Champions League saw the unlikely scenario of the ten participating Americans, nearly all of whom stand a strong chance to play, distributed across all eight groups in the competition.
Yunus Musah and ten-man Valencia heroically held on to an early lead to start the season on a high note, while Sergiño Dest is seemingly on the outs for Barcelona as their financial trickery didn’t prevent on-field mediocrity.
USMNT starting midfielder Yunus Musah ended his season at Valencia as a late sub, while American youth prospect Luca Koleosho made a surprise debut for Espanyol’s first team in their season-closing draw.
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.
Matthew Hoppe had his first appearance in two months, albeit a short one, in Mallorca’s loss to Barcelona, while Shaq Moore also had time to disturb a couple blades of grass for Tenerife in an otherwise dead weekend for Americans in Spain.