James Sands has returned to New York City FC as it was announced on Wednesday that the player’s loan at Scottish Premiership side Rangers was terminated and the team will not exercise the option to sign him permanently.
Both Malik Tillman and James Sands came up big for Rangers as they both scored key goals to help the teams advance to the next round of the Scottish FA Cup.
Rangers FC head coach Michael Beale spoke about his pair of on-loan American players on Friday, laying heavy compliments on Malik Tillman and addressing an ongoing injury problem for James Sands.
Malik Tillman had an off day while Cameron Carter-Vickers showed why he is the best center-back in the Scottish Premiership as Celtic scored late to share the points with Rangers in another thrilling Glasgow derby.
Malik Tillman got off to a great start under Rangers’ new head coach as he assisted on two goals to help them to a come-from-behind win. Elsewhere, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic held to squeak past Aberdeen as the Scottish Premiership returned to action over the weekend.
Gio Reyna’s uneventful start for Borussia Dortmund was the highlight of yet another tough week for Americans in the Champions League, with the Rangers Yanks seeing a merciful end to their dire campaign, and Josh Cohen suffering another heavy loss.
A rare start for Christian Pulisic paid dividends for Chelsea in their win over Salzburg, while Weston McKennie and Juventus fell just short in their do-or-die comeback attempt against Benfica.
Cameron Carter-Vickers once again captained Celtic to victory as they stole all three points in their game against Hearts to put a four-point gap between them and Rangers.
Cameron Carter-Vickers, James Sands, and Malik Tillman helped their respective teams to victories as Celtic and Rangers booked their places in the semifinals of the Scottish League Cup.
Josh Cohen and Maccabi Haifa pulled off a surprising upset over Weston McKennie and Italian powerhouse Juventus, while Malik Tillman and James Sands likely improved their stock with Rangers by missing their embarrassing loss to Liverpool.