KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, September 12, 2017
A rather quiet weekend for most Americans in Germany, but Weston McKennie would come off the bench as Schalke cruised to a win over Stuttgart.
Schalke 3-1 Vfb Stuttgart
Schalke continued their good start to the Bundesliga season as goals in both halves helped them to a win over Stuttgart at the Veltins Arena.
The host did not waste any time as they grabbed their first four minutes into the contest. Orel Mangala was judged to have brought down Schalke's Amin Harit in the area and Nabil Bentaleb would step up to convert the penalty.
The newly-promoted team would level the score five minutes before the halftime whistle when Chadrac Akolo volleyed home a cross from teammate Josip Brekalo.
However, Schalke would show their dominance in the second half and retook the lead mere minutes into the restart as Naldo would head home a Bastian Oczipka free kick to delight of the home supporters.
They did not have to wait long for the second goal as it seconds later. Guido Burgstaller set up a one-two pass play with Harit and the Austrian international finished it off with a chipped shot over Stuttgart goalkeeper Ron Zieler.
McKennie would enter the game in the 76th minute and get a yellow card several minutes later as Schalke cruised to the win.
Schalke sits in fifth place in the standings with six points.
Elsewhere in the Bundesliga, Christian Pulisic was in the starting line up for Borussia Dortmund but they could only get a point in their 0-0 tie with Freiburg.
Bobby Wood started for Hamburg but could not find the goal as they went down 2-0 to RB Leipzig.
Timmy Chandler was in the starting lineup for Eintracht Frankfurt while Fabian Johnson sat on the bench for Borussia Monchengladbach as the Eagles came away with a 1-0 win over the Foals.
In the 2. Bundesliga, Julian Green made his first start for Greuther Furth since his loan from Vfb Stuttgart as they earned their first point of the season following a 1-1 tie with Dynamo Dresden.
Jann George was in the starting line up for Jahn Regensburg and assisted on a goal in their 3-1 win over Heidenheim.
Haji Wright started for Sandhausen as a late second half goal saw them come away with a point following a 1-1 tie with Eintracht Braunschweig.
Terrence Boyd came off the bench for Darmstadt in their 2-1 loss to Bochum.
Down in the 3. Liga, Joe Gyau was in the starting linup for Sonnenhof Großaspach, but Osnabruck head coach Joe Enochs would get the best of them in his team's 1-0 win.
Isiah Young watched from the bench as Werder Bremen II suffered a 2-1 loss to Fortuna Koln.