Another action-packed weekend of Bundesliga action is here, with plenty of storylines for MLS and US men’s national team fans to follow. Of course, there’s also the continued progress of Canada star Alphonso Davies.
Here’s a rundown of how each player fared in Germany’s top flight on Matchday 30.
FC Union Berlin 1, FC Schalke 04 1
Midfielder Weston McKennie was not in the matchday 18-man roster for Schalke, which drew Union Berlin, 1-1, Sunday tying a club record winless streak of 12 matches.
Jonjoe Kenny leveled for Schalke in the 28th minute after Robert Andrich put Union Berlin in front 17 minutes earlier.
Before kickoff, both teams and the match officials knelt around the center circle in a statement of solidarity against racism.
Union Berlin and Schalke take a knee. pic.twitter.com/Ckhe4ac0BA— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 7, 2020
Werder Bremen 0, VfL Wofsburg 1
Center back John Anthony Brooks got the better of forward Josh Sargent, helping visiting Wolfsburg claim the clean sheet as Werder Bremen inched closer to relegation with the 1-0 defeat Sunday.
Dutch international Wout Weghorst scored the lone goal eight minutes from full time for Wolfsburg, which moved to sixth place and back into contention to clinch a Europa League spot.
Brooks was solid in his 90-minute shift, his ninth consecutive start since regaining his spot Feb. 15.
John Brooks for Wolfsburg in 1-0 win over Werder Bremen. Raw numbers— Brian Sciaretta (@BrianSciaretta) June 7, 2020
71.7% passing (33/46)
4 aerials won
1 blocked shot
6/13 accurate long balls#USMNT
Meanwhile, Sargent struggled, managing just one shot in 76 minutes before being replaced by Leonardo Bittencourt as Werder Bremen’s league home winless streak stretched to 13 games.
Josh Sargent in 0-1 loss to Wolfsburg. Raw numbers— Brian Sciaretta (@BrianSciaretta) June 7, 2020
0 key passes
66% passing (16/24)
1 aerial won
0 tackles, interceptions, clearances
4x fouled (most by any player)
RB Leipzig 1, Paderborn 1
USMNT midfielder Tyler Adams logged 90 minutes for the second time in Leipzig’s last three games, though a late Paderborn equalizer denied them three points at home. After a second yellow card saw Dayot Upamecano sent off in the 43rd minute, Christian Strohdiek equalized for the visitors deep into second-half stoppage time. Since the Bundesliga returned in mid-May, the New York Red Bulls export has featured in every match for Leipzig.
Tyler Adams in the starting lineup for RB Leipzig today, playing his 20th Bundesliga game.— Paul Carr (@PaulCarr) June 6, 2020
He equals fellow Americans Clint Mathis and Jovan Kirovski. 🇺🇸
Bayer Leverkusen 2, Bayern Munich 4
Alphonso Davies was ever-dangerous during Bayern’s dispatch of Leverkusen, even if he didn’t get on the scoresheet or contribute an assist. The former Vancouver Whitecaps star logged 85 minutes at left back before being removed for Lucas Hernandez. Bayern has won all five matches since Germany’s top flight returned, with the Canada starlet contributing two goals and one assist along the way.
Eintracht Frankfurt 0, FSV Mainz 2
Timothy Chandler appeared as a halftime substitute for Frankfurt, though was unable to inspire a comeback. It did mark his return to game action, after Chandler was kept on the bench during a 3-0 midweek win against Werder Bremen. Chandler has earned 29 USMNT caps, but hasn’t featured on the international scene in over three years.
Fortuna Dusseldorf 2, Hoffenheim 2
USMNT goalkeeper Zack Steffen continues to recover from a knee injury, while midfielder Alfredo Morales again featured for Dusseldorf. He appeared as a substitute in the 66th minute as the home earned a draw, which could boost their hopes of avoiding relegation. Dusseldorf sit in 16th place through Saturday, a spot that involves a promotion/relegation series against a 2. Bundesliga side.
Borussia Dortmund 1, Hertha Berlin 0
It took them nearly an hour to find their breakthrough, but a 58th-minute tally from Emre Can would prove to be the difference in a 1-0 victory for Dortmund over Hertha. The result moves Dortmund four points clear of RB Leipzig for second on the table and seven behind league-leading Bayern Munich. US midfielder Gio Reyna appeared for Dortmund in the second half, subbing on for Julian Brandt in the 68th minute and finishing out the contest.
Watch Can's winner below.