No fewer than seven Americans have found the net in the Bundesliga in 2018/19, with Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie, John Brooks, Fabian Johnson, Bobby Wood, Alfredo Morales and Josh Sargent all on target after 14 games.
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Club: Borussia Dortmund
Position: Winger/Attacking midfielder
Pulisic has made four starts and five substitute appearances in 2018/19. He found the equaliser in the Matchday 4 draw at Hoffenheim, as well as laying on assists against Nuremberg and Stuttgart. Muscular problems kept him out of four games, but he returned as a late sub for Jadon Sancho in the Revierderby win over Schalke on Matchday 14.
Watch: Pulisic secures a draw for BVB against Hoffenheim on MD4
Position: Central midfielder
McKennie followed up on his maiden UEFA Champions League goal against Lokomotiv Moscow with his second strike in as many games, opening the scoring in Schalke’s 2-0 win at Fortuna Düsseldorf on Matchday 7. He's had a couple of minor niggles, but has still made 11 appearances, even moonlighting as a second striker on a couple of occasions.
After an injury-curtailed first season at Wolfsburg, Brooks has looked like a player reborn in 2018/19. The 6’4”-tall centre-back had played all 1170 minutes of the Wolves’ Bundesliga campaign, recording three clean sheets, before missing the Matchday 14 draw with Hoffenheim through suspension. He has also registered one goal and one assist.
After joining Hannover on loan from relegated Hamburg in the summer, Wood made his mark by following up an assist in the 4-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt on Matchday 6 with brace in the the 3-1 win over VfB Stuttgart a week later. He broke the record for the fastest goal of the current season with his 22-second strike in the 4-1 defeat to Borussia Mönchengladbach on Matchday 12.
Watch: Bobby Wood at the double as Hannover down Stuttgart
Club: Werder Bremen
After scoring seven goals in 12 games for Bremen’s U23s, Sargent made his long-awaited Bundesliga debut on Matchday 14. The USA international needed just 86 seconds to open his account, nodding home with his first touch as Werder claimed a 3-1 win over Fortuna Düsseldorf. In doing so, the 18-year-old became the fastest debutant goalscorer for Werder; beating Hugo Almeida’s previous record of netting three minutes into his maiden start for Bremen in 2006.
Club: Borussia Mönchengladbach
Position: Wide midfielder/Full-back
Johnson scored in the opening-day 2-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen, and chimed in with an assist in the Matchday 4 loss at Hertha Berlin. He's made only four starts, though, and only four substitute appearances after 14 matches.
Club: Fortuna Düsseldorf
Position: Defensive midfielder
Morales hasn’t featured for the USA since a run out in defensive midfield under Jürgen Klinsmann in May 2016, but he’s been repurposed in a more advanced role for Fortuna in 2018/19. The move has reaped its rewards too – Morales was on target in the 2-1 win over Hoffenheim on Matchday 3, and could be forgiven for expecting a return to the international set-up having started 10 of Fortuna's 14 Bundesliga matches so far this term.
Club: Eintracht Frankfurt
Surgery to Chandler’s right knee in August means that Chandler is yet to play for Frankfurt in 2018/19. His impending return will be a welcome one: last season he scored twice and provided four assists despite playing on his less-favoured left-hand side.
Two years after joining Schalke - with a loan at Sandhausen in between - Wright made his Bundesliga debut on Matchday 12 against Nuremberg, replacing Steven Skrzybski in the 88th minute. The 20-year-old made his first start the following week in Schalke's 1-1 draw with Hoffenheim, playing 70 minutes before being placed by compatriot McKennie. He is the second American player to represent Schalke this season.
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Club: Hertha Berlin
Position: Attacking midfielder