USMNT Stars Shine Bright in Return to Premier League, Eredivisie, and Serie A

USMNT stars Ricardo Pepi, Christian Pulisic, and Weston McKennie returned to top-flight European action this weekend with two assists and one hard-fought goal.

Texas-born teenager Ricardo Pepi continued his comeback tour with Eredivisie’s FC Groningen, fighting for the Dutch club’s only goal in a 4-1 loss.

Pepi has been at the center of the USMNT striker debate for months. After a Bundesliga move earlier this year didn’t pan out, Pepi is playing himself back into contention with two goals and one assist in his last three club outings.

In Italy, Weston McKennie helped Juve get back on track after four Serie A games without a win, knocking a perfect assist to Serbian striker Dušan Vlahović for the header.

McKennie’s assist helped Juve snag their first victory since August 31.

Christian Pulisic got back in on the action this weekend, and he only needed 10 minutes to do it.

Pulisic surely impressed his new Chelsea head coach Graham Potter by providing the game-winning assist after being subbed on in the 84th minute.

Sure, it wasn’t the cleanest assist – but look at the creativity and drive to get there. 

(Worth nothing – Pulisic is playing left-winger here, his preferred position, where Thomas Tuchel rarely played him. Funny what a difference that makes.) 

It’s classic CP10, creating something out of nothing. Credit to Gallagher, as well – that’s one hell of a game-winning rip, brought to you by Captain America. If Puli keeps this up, he’ll be mounting a comeback into the starting eleven.

What was your favorite USMNT moment from this past weekend? Sound off below!

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