fifa15books – MNT Weekend Rewind: Milestone Goals Galore

With the competition for roster spots for Copa America Centenario in full swing, several MNT players put their best foot forward this weekend with no fewer than eight players finding the back of the net.

In Germany, Christian Pulisic got another start for Borussia Dortmund and repaid coach Thomas Tuchel’s faith by tallying his first Bundesliga goal in the 38th minute of Dortmund’s 3-0 win against Hamburg. At 17 years, 212 days, Pulisic became the fourth youngest player in history to record a Bundesliga goal and the youngest non-German to achieve that feat.

Elsewhere in Germany, Bobby Wood provided the game-winner when he scored in his eighth-straight game to deliver Union Berlin a 1-0 win against Heidenheim on Saturday (WATCH). The strike adds to his record-setting tally of 17 goals and keeps him just two out of first place in the Golden Boot race.

Stateside, a host of MNT players put in strong performances as well.

On Friday night, Gyasi Zardes got on the end of a cross from Sebastian Lletget to bag his third goal of the season in the LA Galaxy’s 4-1 demolition of the Houston Dynamo.

WATCH: Zardes caps night of goals for Galaxy

Saturday night marked the Colorado Rapids debut of Jermaine Jones, and the veteran midfielder did not disappoint in the home side’s 2-1 win against the New York Red Bulls. Playing in blizzard-like conditions similar to the MNT’s SnowClasico win against Costa Rica at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in 2013, it took Jones just 21 minutes to find his first goal for Colorado, driving home a one-time finish on Mekeil Williams’ cut back from the right. Jones capped his Rapids debut by slipping Dominique Badji through for an 81st minute winner as the Rapids climbed to third place in the Western Conference.

WATCH: Jermaine Jones opens his Colorado Rapids account

In Columbus, midfielder Ethan Finlay matched Jones’ offensive efforts, bagging a goal and assist of his own as Crew SC downed New York City FC 3-2 to earn their first win of the season. Finlay bookended things for the Columbus outfit, getting the scoring started by burying a loose ball in the seventh minute before providing the final pass for Justin Meram’s game-winning goal in the 80th.

WATCH: Finlay gives Columbus 1-0 lead vs. New York City FC

Out west, Jordan Morris scored his first MLS goal which also stood as the winner in Seattle Sounders FC’s 2-1 home win against Philadelphia Union on Saturday night. The 71st minute strike came one year and one day after Morris tallied his first goal for the MNT in a 2-0 victory against Mexico in San Antonio.

WATCH: Jordan Morris bags first MLS goal

In Sunday’s MLS matinee, Lee Nguyen tallied his first goal of the season with a late penalty kick as the New England Revolution salvaged a point in a 2-2 draw with Orlando City SC.

And finally, Chris Wondolowski continued his impressive goal scoring pace in 2016, tallying his league-leading sixth goal from the penalty spot as San Jose fell 3-1 at Portland Saturday night. With the penalty conversion, Wondolowski moved into sole possession of fourth place on the all-time MLS goals list with 115, sitting behind only Landon Donovan (144), Jeff Cunningham (134) and Jaime Moreno (133).

The San Jose Earthquakes celebrated Wondo’s milestone but putting together a video of all 115 of his MLS goals:

A full rundown of how MNT players did with their clubs this weekend:

Jozy Altidore – 90 minutes, ASSIST (1-0 win at D.C. United)
Kyle Beckerman – 90 minutes, yellow card (1-0 win vs. Vancouver Whitecaps)
Alejandro Bedoya – 90 minutes (2-0 loss vs. Montpelier)
Matt Besler – 90 minutes (2-1 loss at FC Dallas)
David Bingham – 90 minutes (3-1 loss at Portland Timbers)
Steve Birnbaum – 90 minutes (1-0 loss vs. Toronto FC)
Michael Bradley – 90 minutes (1-0 win vs. D.C. United)
John Brooks – 90 minutes (2-1 loss at Hoffenheim)
Geoff Cameron – Stoke City vs. Tottenham Hotspur – Monday at 3 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
Timmy Chandler – 90 minutes, (3-0 loss at Bayer Leverkusen)
Clint Dempsey – 90 minutes (2-1 win vs. Philadelphia Union)
Mix Diskerud – 90 minutes (3-2 loss at Columbus Crew SC)
Brad Evans – 90 minutes (2-1 win vs. Philadelphia Union)
Ethan Finlay – 90 minutes, GOAL and ASSIST (3-2 win vs. New York City FC)
Omar Gonzalez – 65 minutes (1-0 loss vs. Monarcas Morelia)
Brad Guzan – 90 minutes (1-0 loss at Manchester United)
Fabian Johnson – 90 minutes (2-0 loss at Hannover 96)
Jermaine Jones – 90 minutes, GOAL and ASSIST (2-1 win vs. New York Red Bulls)
Jordan Morris – 90 minutes, GOAL (2-1 win vs. Philadelphia Union)
Lee Nguyen – 90 minutes, GOAL (2-2 draw at Orlando City SC)
Christian Pulisic – 90 minutes, GOAL (3-0 win vs. Hamburg)
Brek Shea – 90 minutes (2-2 draw vs. New England Revolution)
Chris Wondolowski – 90 minutes, GOAL (3-1 loss at Portland Timbers)
Bobby Wood – 90 minutes, GOAL (1-0 win vs. Heidenheim)
William Yarbrough – 90 minutes (4-1 win vs. Puebla)
DeAndre Yedlin – 90 minutes (3-0 win at Norwich City)
Gyasi Zardes – 90 minutes, GOAL (4-1 win at Houston Dynamo)

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