Tyler Adams, Josh Sargent and Weston McKennie (l-r.) and are among those flying the stars and stripes for German clubs in 2019/20. - © 2019 DFL
Tyler Adams, Josh Sargent and Weston McKennie (l-r.) and are among those flying the stars and stripes for German clubs in 2019/20. - © 2019 DFL

American Soccer Players in Germany: weekly overview

Upwards of 30 American nationals are currently on the books of soccer teams in Germany. bundesliga.com brings you weekly progress reports on the likes of Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams, Josh Sargent and Gio Reyna...


Weston McKennie

Club: Schalke
Position: Midfielder
Age: 21

McKennie returned to the Schalke bench for their trip to Bayern Munich on Matchday 19 after recovering from a dislocated shoulder he suffered prior to the winter break

Weston McKennie is once again playing a leading role for Schalke this season. - imago images / eu-images

Zack Steffen

Club: Fortuna Düsseldorf (on loan from Manchester City)
Position: Goalkeeper
Age: 24

Steffen missed the Matchday 18 relegation six-pointer against Werder Bremen with a knee injury. He made the second-most saves (67) of the entire league during the first half of the season.

Zack Steffen missed his first Bundesliga match as a Fortuna Düsseldorf player on Matchday 18. - 2019 Getty Images

Tyler Adams

Club: RB Leipzig
Position: Midfielder
Age: 20

Adams started Leipzig's first game of 2020 as they beat Union Berlin 3-1 on Matchday 18, having exactly 100 touches of the ball in his 86 minutes of action, and played 71 minutes in Leipzig's 2-1 defeat in Frankfurt on Matchday 19. It comes after the midfielder missed almost the entire first half of the campaign with a groin problem.

Josh Sargent

Club: Werder Bremen
Position: Striker
Age: 19

Sargent made his return from injury against Fortuna Düsseldorf on Matchday 18, playing 86 minutes of the 1-0 win. The 19-year-old has two goals and two assists in 12 games this season.

Watch: Josh Sargent's MD3 Move of the Matchday

John Brooks

Club: Wolfsburg
Position: Centre-back
Age: 26

John Brooks made his 12th Bundesliga appearance of the season as Wolfsburg slipped to a 3-1 defeat to Cologne on Matchday 18. He won a huge 16 tackles, had more touches of the ball (65) than any Wolfsburg player and covered 6.23 miles. Nevertheless, he was back on the bench a week later as Wolfsburg fell 2-1 at home to Hertha Berlin.

Wolfsburg bedrock John Brooks (l.) has domestic and European football to contend with in 2019/20. - imago images/Contrast

Fabian Johnson

Club: Borussia Mönchengladbach
Position: Winger
Age: 32

After missing several weeks out of action through injury before the winter break, Johnson made his first appearance of 2020, starting his side's 2-1 win over Mainz on Matchday 19.  He had been an unused substitute in Gladbach's 2-0 defeat to Schalke on Matchday 18.

Fabian Johnson (l.) is back fit for Borussia Mönchengladbach after missing a large chunk of the season through injury. - imago images / Team 2

Timothy Chandler

Club: Eintracht Frankfurt
Position: Full-back
Age: 29

Chandler started a fifth consecutive Bundesliga match, lasting 89 minutes of Frankfurt's 2-1 win over league leaders RB Leipzig on Matchday 19. A week earlier, he played the full 90 minutes of Frankfurt's welcome 2-1 at Hoffenheim, scoring the winning goal - his first since February 2018.

Timothy Chandler (r.) is enjoying being injury-free once again after spending the majority of last season on the sidelines. - imago images/osnapix

Alfredo Morales

Club: Fortuna Düsseldorf
Position: Midfielder
Age: 29

Alfredo Morales made his 11th league start of the season in Fortuna's defeat to Werder on Matchday 18. He tested Jiri Pavlenka with the score at 0-0, and won more tackles (18) than any player on the pitch.

Alfredo Morales' performances in the Fortuna Düsseldorf midfield have earned him a USMNT recall. - imago images / Laci Perenyi

Gio Reyna

Club: Borussia Dortmund
Position: Midfielder
Age: 17

After being promoted to the Dortmund first team on a permanent basis during the winter break, Reyna made his second Bundesliga appearance on Matchday 19, coming on for Jadon Sancho in the 88th minute of Dortmund's 5-1 win at home to Cologne.

After impressing for the Dortmund U19s, Gio Reyna has been promoted to the senior team. - imago images / Icon SMI

Brady Scott

Club: Cologne
Position: Goalkeeper
Age: 20

Brady Scott has conceded 14 goals and kept two clean sheets in his nine appearances for the Cologne reserves in the Regionalliga West so far this term.

Young American goalkeeper Brady Scott is still waiting in the wings at Cologne. - imago images / Eduard Bopp

Chris Richards

Club: Bayern Munich
Position: Right-back
Age: 19

Chris Richards made his 15th appearance of the season in the Bayern Munich reserve team's 1-1 draw at home to Würzburger Kickers prior to the winter break in Germany's third tier.

Chris Richards featured for Bayern's senior team on the club's 2018 Audi Summer Tour. - 2018 Getty Images

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Bobby Wood

Club: Hamburg
Position: Striker
Age: 26

Bobby Wood was an unused substitute in HSV's Matchday 18 draw away to Darmstadt in December.

Bobby Wood is looking to get back to his best and help Hamburg in their quest for Bundesliga promotion. - imago images / Philipp Szyza

Julian Green

Club: Greuther Fürth
Position: Winger
Age: 24

Former Bayern Munich, Hamburg and VfB Stuttgart forward Julian Green missed Greuther Fürth's last five league matches through injury prior to the winter break. The Floridian is on four goals for the season.

Julian Green (c.) is among Greuther Fürth's top three scorers in 2019/20. - imago images / Zink

Sebastian Soto

Club: Hannover
Position: Striker
Age: 19

Sebastian Soto was an unused sub as Hannover drew 2-2 at home to to VfB Stuttgart on Matchday 18.

Prolific at youth level for club and country, Sebastian Soto made his competitive Hannover debut in April 2019. - imago images / Christian Schroedter

Look out for

Lennard Maloney - Union Berlin
Ulysses Llanez - Wolfsburg
Maurice Malone - Augsburg
Timothy Tillman - Bayern
Malik Tillman - Bayern
Giona Leibold - Wehen Wiesbaden
Matthew Hoppe - Schalke
Justin Butler - Bayern
Nick Taitague - Schalke
Isaiah Young – Bremen
Max Rugova - Nuremberg
Taylor Booth - Bayern
Michael Edwards – Wolfsburg
Mason Judge – Frankfurt
Maximilian Göggel – Stuttgart
Michael Wentzel – Gladbach
Joon-mo Kang – Dresden
Noah Jones – Leipzig