Josh Sargent tallied his ninth league goal of the season for Norwich City. (USA TODAY Photo)
Here is a quick wrap-up of how some of the 26 players named to the U.S. men’s national team roster for the World Cup fared on Saturday:
Sargent gave Norwich City a 1-0 seventh-minute lead past USA teammate and goalkeeper Zack Steffen. The USA striker was set up by Kenny McLean. It was his ninth league goal in 19 appearances.
Middlesbrough and Steffen, however, had the last laugh, scoring twice in the second half en route to a 2-1 win in the English Championship.
Aaronson set up Leeds United’s first goal in its 4-3 English Premier League loss at Tottenham. The former Philadelphia Union fought off Pierre-Emile Kordt Hojbjerg to shuffle off a pass to Crysencio Summerville, who scored from the left side of the box to give the visitors a 1-0 edge in the 10th minute.
Tottenham rallied with a pair of goals from Rodrigo Bentancur in the final nine minutes to a turn a 3-2 deficit into a victory.
Adams was sent off for his second bookable offense in the 86th minute. The former Red Bull was given his marching orders after fouling Yves Bissouma.
That won’t affect Adams’ World Cup status, but he will be forced to sit out Leeds’ first game back after the World Cup break late next month.
Pulisic came on as a halftime substitute for Chelsea, but it could not save the Blues from going down to a 1-0 defeat at Newcastle United in the English Premiership. Chelsea, which has fallen to eighth place, is in the middle of two streak it would rather forget. The Blues have lost four consecutive matches in the league as their EPL winless skid has reached six games.
The Americans kick off their World Cup against Wales in Qatar on Nov. 21, followed by a Group B encounter with England on Nov. 25, before meeting Iran on Nov. 29.