It was a difficult weekend for our boys abroad in the lower tiers of the English football leagues, as no American contributed to a win for their respective clubs.
Duane Holmes came off the bench for Preston and immediately became the difference-maker by drawing a penalty and setting up the winner, in a game which also saw Lynden Gooch make his Stoke City debut in a losing effort.
Life below the Premier League started off with a mixed bag, with a number of Yanks in England’s second tier such as Haji Wright and Duane Holmes getting their first minutes with new clubs.
Christian Pulisic pulled the strings in Chelsea’s thumping of Burnley while Ream and Robinson increase their lead atop the Championship.
Christian Pulisic and Antonee Robinson were rested after international duty, but Zack Steffen and Man City cruised past Tim Ream and Fulham in the FA Cup Fourth Round.
Daryl Dike and Folarin Balogun came on as subs for their new teams, and Josh Sargent grabbed headlines, finally for the right reasons, in Norwich’s surprise win.
We take a look back on the American’s who have chosen to ply their trade in England, from the Premier League down to League One. There are 12 Yanks are vying for minutes in England, some more successfully than others.
No VAR on Christian Pulisic’s should-be penalty saw Chelsea settle for a draw in the Premier League while man-of-the-match Duane Holmes scored the winner for Huddersfield.
Several games in England were postponed but four games saw Yanks in action in England on Boxing Day, from the Premier down to League One.
Christian Pulisic nearly won it for Chelsea, who were forced to settle for a draw in a weekend that saw most Premier League games called off due to COVID.