In his first time with Monterrey’s first group, 18-year-old Jonathan Gonzalez won the Torneo Apertura’s first stage on Saturday if the Rayados conquer city rival Tigres, 2-0, to clinch the title by a five-point margin.
Monterrey, that just needed a draw scored on an own goal at the beginning of the second half of the Clasico Regio four minutes by Tigres ‘Juninho and a goal from Aviles Hurtado.
Gonzalez, who hails from Santa Rosa, California, arrived as a sub twice in midfield from the 17-round Torneo Apertura and started 14 games. Mexico’s La Liga retains playoffs and plays divide seasons.
Jonathan González at #ClásicoRegio113: 31 bits, 17/25 passes, 3 tackles, 1 clearance, 4/8 duels won, 4 recoveries, yellow card. Not his very best match and should’ve felt, but definitely did not look strange in his own 1st #ClásicoRegio. Good experience. #Rayados #ligamxeng #USMNT pic.twitter.com/S8hvQipq4G
Gonzalez along with Leon keeper William Yarbrough is going to be the sole American starters at the Liguilla, since the playoffs are famous. Some of Americans, Jose Torres and Lalo Fernandez, were on the bench for Tigres on Saturday. Rodrigo Lopez started the first nine matches to get seventh-place Toluca.
A year ago, Tijuana with six Americans on its own group won the Torneo Apertura but lost in the first round of the match, that are series.
Keaton Parks created his debut for Benfica powerhouse, coming on as sub and helping set up the second goal by Croatian Filip Krovinovic in its 2-0 win over Vitoria Setubal from the Taca de Portugal.
Parks’ debut comes a decade after Freddy Adu‘s short stint in Benfica. Even the Texan was called up from division Benfica B that was second following a strong showing in clinic.
With tonight’s win, Benfica qualifies into the Round of the Portuguese Cup! Well done! pic.twitter.com/eUJEvQo1Lb
— SL Benfica EN (@slbenfica_en) November 18, 2017
FRIDAY. Cameron Carter-Vickers, that made his debut for the USA at its 1-1 tie with Portugal on Tuesday, had an assist in Sheffield United’s 3-1 win at Burton Albion.
— Christian Pulisic sat out struggling Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 loss at VfB Stuttgart with what had been referred to as a muscle problem.
Lalo Fernandez (24, Tigres/MEX), on bench, 0-2 in Monterrey
Jonathan Klinsmann (20, Hertha Berlin/GER), didn’t groom, 2-4 vs. Bor. M’Gladbach
Brady Scott (18, ” FC Cologne/GER), didn’t dress, 0-1 in Mainz
Ethan Horvath (22, Club Brugge/BEL), vs. Waasland-Beveren
DecisionCameron Carter-Vickers (19, Sheffield United/ENG two), 90 minutes, 1 assist, 3-1 in Burton Albion
*Antonee Robinson (20, Bolton Wanderers/ENG two), 90 minutes, 0-0 in Preston North End
John Brooks (24, Wolfsburg/GER), 90 minutes, 3-1 vs. Freiburg
Caleb Stanko (24, Freiburg/GER), on bench, 1-3 in Wolfsburg
DeAndre Yedlin (24, Newcastle United/ENG), 90 minutes, 1-4 in Man. United
Ventura Alvarado (25, Santos Laguna/MEX), vs. Club America
*Matt Miazga (22, Vitesse/NED), in Groningen
Shaq Moore (20, Levante/ESP), in Las Palmas
Shane O’Neill (24, Excelsior/NED), vs. FC Utrecht
Desevio Payne (21, Excelsior/NED), vs. FC Utrecht
Religious Pulisic (19, Bor. Dortmund/GER), didn’t dress, 1-2 in VfB Stuttgart
Luca de la Torre (19, Fulham/ENG2), sub-27 minutes, 1-1 vs. Derby County
Jonathan Gonzalez (18, Monterrey/MEX), 90 seconds, 1 yellow card, 2-0 vs. Tigres
Lyndon Gooch (21, Sunderland/ENG two), didn’t groom, 2-2 vs. Millwall
Emerson Hyndman (21, Bournemouth/ENG), didn’t groom, 4-0 vs. Huddersfield Town
Kyle Scott (19, Chelsea/ENG), didn’t dress, 4-0 in West Bromwich
Alejandro Guido (23, Tijuana/MEX), in Toluca
Weston McKennie (19, Schalke 04/GER), vs. Hamburg
Jerome Kiesewetter (24, Fortuna Duesseldorf/GER two), in Ingolstadt
Kenny Saief (23, Gent/BEL), in Lokeren
Juan Pablo Torres (18, Lokeren/BEL), vs. Gent
*Alejandro Zendejas (19, Zacatepec/MEX two) vs. Alebrijes p Oaxaca
DecisionMcKinze Gaines (19, Darmstadt/GER two), didn’t dress, 1-2 vs. Sandhausen
*Haji Wright (19, Sandhausen/GER two), on bench, 2-1 in Darmstadt
*Andrija Novakovich (21, Telstar/NED two), 57 minutes, 1-4 in RKC
Jordan Siebatcheu (21, Reims/FRA two), 67 minutes, 1-1 vs. Paris FC
Maki Tall (22, Tours/FRA two), didn’t dress, 0-1 in Chateauroux
Julian Green (22, Greuther Fuerth/GER two), on bench, 1-1 in Bochum
Keaton Parks (20, Benfica/POR), sub-20 minutes, 2-0 vs. Vitoria Setubal (Taca de Portugal)
*Josh Perez (19, Livorno/ITA 3), vs. Olbia
Rubio Rubin (21, Stabaek/NOR), vs. Sogndal
Bobby Wood (25, ” Hamburg/GER), in Schalke 04