After a summer of Premier League transfers, the USMNT now have a string of young players in the top flight of English football.
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With that in mind – and the small matter of the 2022 World Cup on the horizon – we thought it would be a good idea to keep an eye on what these USMNT players are doing week after week in the Premier League.
With Brenden Aaronson and Tyler Adams starring for Leeds, goalkeeper Matt Turner has yet to make his Premier League debut after joining Arsenal, Christian Pulisic battling for minutes at Chelsea, Chris Richards coming off the bench for Crystal Palace and Fulham duo Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson guaranteed starters as the Cottagers are back in the PL, there are seven USMNT players in the PL this season.
Add in American manager Jesse Marsch guiding his team to a good start to the season, and there’s a lot of positivity surrounding American players and coaches in the Premier League.
Below, we focus on how the USMNT stars fared in the Premier League during week 3 of the season.
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Played 83 minutes and scored the first goal in Leeds’ 3-0 victory over Chelsea
Pressed Edouard Mendy on a horrible mistake and then hit an empty net
His energy and pressure helped Leeds set the pace of the game
It received a standing ovation and chants of ‘USA, USA!’ when he was replaced late
I spoke to Rebecca Lowe live after the game: “It’s going to show people around the world that Americans can play football too.”
Played 90 minutes of Leeds’ 3-0 win over Chelsea and was Leeds’ man of the match
Masterfully separated the game by retaining the midfield role and thwarted Mount and Havertz
His reading of the game was exceptional and he was able to push higher to get the ball back.
Aaronson received praise for his goal and soaring runs, but Adams blocked midfield
Played 26 minutes for Chelsea in Leeds
Tried to catch the ball but only had a few hits in dangerous areas around the area
Spent most time on the field tracking after Koulibaly was sent off
Stayed on the field and chatted with Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson after the game
Reports persist about his future at Chelsea as it looks like a move to Man United won’t happen.
Played 90 minutes and captained Fulham in a 3-2 win over Brentford
Fulham remains undefeated after three games and Ream is holding things up nicely
Cottagers often leave their defense exposed in home games as they seek victory
Ream was against it as Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbeumo were a constant threat
Came on as a 91st-minute substitute for Crystal Palace’s 3-1 home win over Aston Villa
Helped Palace win with minimal fuss
Played 90 minutes for Fulham in a 3-2 win over Brentford
Solid and steady start to season continues
Offered an offensive left-back presence but bounced back when Brentford got back to 2-0 after losing 2-0
His improvement means how much safer Fulham looks now that they’re back in PL. Jedi belong to the first division
Unused substitute in Arsenal’s 3-0 win at Bournemouth
Seen celebrating with his teammates at the final whistle after a dominant victory
He should soon make his competitive debut for Arsenal in the League Cup and Europa League
USMNT Premier League players: How did the young stars fare? – Week 3 originally appeared on NBCSports.com