Americans Abroad Midweek Rewind: Polvara, McKenzie, and more

Americans Abroad Midweek Rewind: Polvara, McKenzie, and more

Dante Polvara has continued to earn a growing role with Scottish Premiership club Aberdeen and the American midfielder was finally able to savor his first goal on Thursday.

Polvara scored once in Aberdeen’s 2-1 UEFA Europa Conference League loss to Eintracht Frankfurt, logging 71 minutes in group stage play. The 23-year-old helped tie the match in Germany before Frankfurt used a 61st minute winning goal to snatch all three points. Polvara’s cool finish in the 22nd minute tied the match for Aberdeen and gave him his first goal since April 15 while on loan with the Charleston Battery in the USL Championship.

Although Aberdeen suffered an opening night loss in the competition, Polvara will be brimming with confidence heading back to SPFL play this weekend. Aberdeen hosts Ross County on Sunday, still seeking its first league win of the new season.

“I didn’t get on the ball as much as I would have liked to, but it was a great moment to score my first goal for the club,” Polvara said postmatch in Frankfurt. “Getting goals was one of my aims for this season because that’s an important part of my job if I’m going to help the team.”

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Elsewhere in Europe, Mark McKenzie scored to help Genk tie Fiorentina in Conference League play. Christian Pulisic featured off the bench vs. Newcastle United in Champions League action.

In England, Duane Holmes and Preston North End stayed top of the EFL Championship. Haji Wright and Coventry City lost on the road at Cardiff City.

Here is a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad:


Europe


UEFA Champions League

Sergino Dest started and played 90 minutes in PSV’s 4-0 loss to Arsenal on Wednesday.

Malik Tillman came off the bench and played 24 minutes for PSV.

Ricardo Pepi came off the bench and played one minute for PSV.

Christian Pulisic came off the bench and played 29 minutes in AC Milan’s 0-0 draw with Newcastle United on Tuesday.

Yunus Musah came off the bench and played 18 minutes for AC Milan.

Brenden Aaronson came off the bench and played 24 minutes in Union Berlin’s 1-0 loss to Real Madrid on Wednesday.

Gio Reyna dressed but did not play in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.

Sam Vines did not dress (Injury) in Royal Antwerp’s 5-0 loss to Barcelona on Tuesday.

Cameron Carter-Vickers is OUT (Injury) for Celtic.

UEFA Europa League

George Bello came off the bench and played one minute in LASK’s 3-1 loss to Liverpool on Thursday.

Erik Palmer-Brown dressed but did not play in Panathinaikos 2-0 win over Villarreal on Thursday.

Christian Cappis dressed but did not play in Molde’s 1-0 loss to Qarabag on Thursday.

UEFA Europa Conference League

Mark McKenzie started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 90 minutes in Genk’s 2-2 draw with Fiorentina on Thursday.

Dante Polvara started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 71 minutes in Aberdeen’s 2-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday.

Paxten Aaronson started and played 45 minutes for Eintracht Frankfurt.

Timmy Chandler dressed but did not play for Eintracht Frankfurt.

Djordje Mihailovic dressed but did not play in AZ Alkmaar’s 4-3 loss to Zrinjski Mostar on Thursday.

Henry Wingo did not dress in Ferencvaros 3-1 win over Cukaricki on Thursday.


England


EFL Championship

Haji Wright started and played 90 minutes in Coventry City’s 3-2 loss to Cardiff City on Tuesday.

Duane Holmes started and played 90 minutes in Preston North End’s 2-1 win over Birmingham City on Tuesday.

Lynden Gooch started and played 90 minutes in Stoke City’s 2-2 draw with Huddersfield Town on Wednesday.

Josh Sargent is OUT (Injury) for Norwich City.


Brazil


Serie A

Johnny Cardoso and Internacional visit Athletico Paranaense on Thursday.


Mexico


Liga MX

Alex Zendejas started and played 67 minutes in Club America’s 2-1 win over Queretaro on Wednesday.

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