Texans Abroad Weekend Update May 20 to 21 2017

Alex Dixon plays for OKC Energy against Orange County (Photo; OKC Energy(

Saturday May 20 2017

North America (CONCACAF)

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders 1 Real Salt Lake 0

Clint Dempsey was substituted out in the 81st minute after an unsuccessful penalty in the 51st minute which would have made it 2-0.

Seattle Sounders 8th – 3-4-5-13pts

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Texans Abroad: April 26 and 27 2017

Omar Gonzalez celebrates his Champions League win

Wednesday 26 April 2017

North America (CONCACAF)

CONCACAF Champions League – Final

Pachuca 1 Tigres 0 (Pachuca win 2-1 on aggregate)

Omar Gonzalez played a full 90 minutes as Pachuca won the CONCACAF Champions League title following a 1-0 win at home over Tigres. The win is Gonzalez’s eighth club trophy and his first Champions League title. Jose Torres was an unused substitute for Tigres.

Thursday 27 April 2017

South America (CONMEBOL)

Copa Colombia – Group Stage

Deportes Quindio 1 Deportes Tolima 3

Francisco Navas played for Deportes Quindio as they fell to a heavy loss against first division side Deportes Tolima.

3rd Deports Quindio 1W 1D 2L 4 pts

 

Texans Abroad April 3 to 4 2017

Lee Nguyen (Photo: New England Revolution)

Sunday April 4, 2017

North America

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers 1 New England Revolution 1

Lee Nguyen played the full 90 for New England Revolution and scored their only goal (84’ 1-1) in a draw, his third goal of the season. London Woodberry was not in the match day 18.

New England Revolution 8th (East) 1W 1D 2L 4pts

Monday April 3, 2017

South America

Colombian Primera B

Deportes Qunidio 1 Deportivo Pereira 2

Francisco Navas continued his run of starts as he played a full 90 as Deportes Qunidio lost.

Deportes Qunidio 6th 4W 1D 3L 13pts – Playoff place

Asia

Thai Premier League

Bangkok United 4 Sukothai 2

Anthony Ampai Pitakwong continued his return from injury as he played a full 90 as Bangkok United managed a win.

Bangkok United 9th 3W 1D 3L 10pts

Two Texans Abroad Find new Clubs

Photo: Boston Breakers

Two Texans abroad have found new clubs in the January transfer window this past week as Emerson Hyndman and Amanda Frisbee found new homes. On Sunday Hyndman was announced as signing on loan with Rangers FC in Scotland while Frisbie joined Boston Breakers on Tuesday.

Hyndman has been playing with AFC Borunemouth, who are playing in the English Premier League but as a result he has received few minutes for the first team. Most of Hyndman’s minutes have come in the youth teams, he has been playing for the Under 21s team.

The loan was announced by Bournemouth and Hyndman over the weekend, following a rare first-team appearance in the FA Cup third round. The loan will take place for the remainder of the season, with Hyndman still under contract at Bournemouth for the 2017-18 season he will return to the English club.

“I had an unfortunate injury in pre-season which didn’t help my chances of impressing immediately,” said Hyndman in an interview with The Guardian. “But the manager told me that I might need a bit of time, which is OK. He doesn’t want any transition process when I do go into the side.”

While the English Premier League is certainly a step above the Scottish Premier League, this move doesn’t guarantee regular starting time. Rangers are one of the biggest clubs in the world and have a competitive squad which Hyndman will have to fight to get in to.

Frisbie joins Boston from Iceland, after struggling to find time in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). That led to her heading over to play for Stjarnan where she won the league championship.

Injury in 2014 which really set back Frisbie’s professional career, making her miss an entire season, and saw her out at Seattle. That then sent Frisbie head to Western New York and FC Kansas City but neither side gave her enough solid minutes.

That saw Frisbie leave to Iceland where she managed nine matches for Stjarnan contributing significantly in the middle of defense on the way to a league title. That was enough to impress Boston, with head coach Matt Beard evidently watching and picking up Frisbee as a discovery player.

Texans Abroad: January 7 2017

UEFA (Europe)

England

FA Cup – Third Round

Millwall 3 Bournemouth 0

Emerson Hyndman was given a rare start for the senior team as he played 55 minutes, getting one shot away. Bournemouth was humbled by the lower league side, falling 3-0, the score was 2-0 when Hyndman was substituted.

Texans Abroad: Boxing Day 2016

Sunday December 25th 2016

CONCACAF (North & Central America)

Mexico: Liga MX

Liga MX Final 2nd Leg: Tigres UANL 1 Club America 1 (2-2 on Aggregate, after extra time, Tigres win 3-0 on Penalties)

Jose Francisco Torres was not in the match day squad as Tigres claimed the Liga MX title in a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory.

Monday December 26th 2016

UEFA (Europe)

England: Premier League

Chelsea 3 Bournemouth 0

Emerson Hyndman was not in the match day squad as Bournemouth were defeated by Chelsea.

  1. Bournemouth 18GP 6W 3D 9L -8GD 21Pts

 

Texans Abroad: December 19th 2016

Emerson Hyndman training (Photo: AFC Bournemouth)

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Monday December 19th 2016

Europe (UEFA)

England

Friendly

AFC Bournemouth Under 21 v Bristol City Under 21 7-0

Emerson Hyndman played for AFC Bournemouth’s Under 21s in this friendly match and scored as part of a big 7-0 win.

Texans Abroad August 2 to August 5 2015

River Plate fans celebrate
River Plate fans celebrate
Photo by Juliana Flister/Getty Images

Wednesday August 5th

Copa Libertadores – Final Second Leg

River Plate 3 Tigres UANL 0 (3-0 Aggregate)

Jose Francisco Torres was an unused substitute as Tigres lost the Copa Libertadores final to Argentina’s River Plate.

United States of America

North American Soccer League

New York Cosmos 2 Minnesota United 1

Hunter Freeman played the full 90 minutes and scored the match winning goal (2-1 76′) as New York Cosmos defeated Minnesota United. New York Cosmos move up to fifth in the fall standings and first in the combined standings, New York Cosmos have already qualified for the NASL Playoffs.

Mexico

Copa MX

Leon 3 Atletico San Luis 3

Marco Vidal played the full 90 minutes, receiving a yellow card in the 46th minute for Atletico San Luis. Atletico San Luis move up to third in Group Two.

Tuesday August 4th

United States of America

United Soccer Leagues

Oklahoma City Energy 2 LA Galaxy II 0

Jacob Van Compernolle played the full 90 minutes for Oklahoma City Energy, getting two shots away as Oklahoma City defeated LA Galaxy’s reserves. Oklahoma City Energy move up to fourth place in the Western Conference.

Sunday August 2nd

United States of America

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes 0 Portland Timbers 0

Shea Salinas played until the 77th minute for San Jose while Andrew Webber was an unused substitute goal keeper for Portland as the teams fought to a scoreless draw. Portland Timbers move up to fifth while San Jose Earthquakes remain in ninth in the Western Conference

North American Soccer League

New York Cosmos 2 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 0

Hunter Freeman played a whole 90 minutes, and scored (27’ 1-0), also receiving a yellow card in the 39th minute as New York Cosmos won the match. New York Cosmos move up to seventh in the Fall Season standings and move up to second in the combined standings, New York Cosmos have already qualified for the NASL playoffs by virtue of winning the Spring season.

United Soccer Leagues

Tulsa Roughnecks 6 Arizona United 3

Jonathan Top played 86 minutes before being substituted and Danny Garcia came on in the 68th minute for Arizona United as they lost to Tulsa in a high scoring thriller. Arizona United remain in 11th place in the Western Conference.Wednesday August 5th

Texans Abroad July 31 and August 1 2015

Lee Nguyen celebrates a goal
Lee Nguyen celebrates a goal
Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images