A few long-awaited milestones were achieved by United States men's national team starters this weekend.
Elsewhere across Europe, a pair of players on the USMNT forward depth chart scored in Germany and two Americans earned surprising honors in Scotland and Norway.
Continue reading for details on those stories and more in our latest USMNT Watch.
DeAndre Yedlin Leaves with Injury After Setting Up Goal
Yedlin had an eventful 73 minutes on Saturday for Newcastle United, as he created an Aston Villa own goal and left the pitch with an injury.
The fullback's cross in the 29th minute deflected off Tommy Elphick to put the Magpies up by a goal at Villa Park. However, he was forced to exit the contest in the middle of the second half with an injury.
The start was welcome for Yedlin, who had been fighting for playing time in previous weeks at his new club. No news was given on the significance of the injury.
Jonathan Spector and Eric Lichaj made the starting XIs for Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest respectively on Saturday.
Brad Guzan did not start for Middlesbrough in their 2-1 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur. Cameron Carter-Vickers, who made his Spurs debut on Wednesday in the 5-0 EFL Cup win over Gillingham, was an unused sub for Mauricio Pochettino's side.
Alejandro Bedoya Opens MLS Account with Audacious Chip
Bedoya scored for the first time in a Union shirt on Saturday in the 25th minute of his side's 1-1 draw with Toronto FC. The midfielder lined up his shot from outside the box and chipped it over a leaping Clint Irwin.
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Oh my goodness. @AleBedoya17 with the beautiful chip for @PhilaUnion. #TORvPHI https://t.co/zMsmey8tJE2016-9-24 21:35:43
The strike was important for the Union, as they grabbed a rare road result to remain in fourth place in the Eastern Conference.
Jozy Altidore was shut out, which is a rarity these days, during his 90-minute shift at BMO Field. Altidore's numbers are expected to increase once Sebastian Giovinco returns to full fitness.
Patrick Mullins helped D.C. United past Orlando City on Saturday with a pair of strikes at RFK Stadium. The former New York City FC man struck the back of the net in the 34th and 53rd minutes for Ben Olsen's side.
Sacha Kljestan, Tim Howard, Kyle Beckerman, Matt Hedges and Michael Bradley all started for their respective sides during Saturday's seven-game slate.
Andrew Wooten, Jerome Kiesewetter Score in Bundesliga 2
It was a busy Friday for American forwards in the German second division, as Andrew Wooten and Jerome Kiesewetter both struck the back of the net.
Wooten netted an equalizer off a rebound to earn Sandhausen a point on the road at Greuther Furth. Despite earning a draw on their travels, Sandhausen are stuck in the bottom half of the table in 14th place.
Kiesewetter, who is one many young players looking to break into the USMNT first team, used some nifty footwork on the right side of the box to elude a few defenders on his way to finding the back of the net.
Fabian Johnson, Alfredo Morales, Timothy Chandler and Bobby Wood all earned starts during Saturday's action in the Bundesliga.
Johnson played 90 minutes on the left wing for Borussia Monchengladbach, while Morales played the first 77 minutes for Ingolstadt in the clash at Borussia-Park.
Chandler played a full 90 at right-back for Eintracht Frankfurt, and Wood was on the pitch for the first 84 minutes of Hamburg's 1-0 loss to Bayern Munich.
RB Leipzig forward Terrence Boyd continued his road to recovery with a brace in an U23 match on Saturday. If he finds form when he returns to full fitness, Boyd has the potential to once again challenge for a spot on the crowded USMNT forward depth chart.
News and Notes: Perry Kitchen Named Hearts Captain; Josh Gatt Starts for Molde
Plenty of exciting news involving USMNT-eligible players came out of the second-tier leagues in Europe this week.
Former D.C. United midfielder Perry Kitchen was named captain of Hearts in the Scottish Premiership. The announcement came as a surprise since the 24-year-old has only been at the club since March.
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Perry Kitchen named as Hearts club captain | https://t.co/qZOTFJh1Y2 https://t.co/WdKFep9W472016-9-21 14:59:54
Winger Josh Gatt made his first start for Molde since 2013 on Saturday against Rosenborg in the Tippeligaen. The 25-year-old Michigan native contributed an assist on the lone Molde goal of the 3-1 defeat. Ethan Horvath made three saves to go along with his three goals against.
Down in Mexico, Omar Gonzalez and Jonathan Bornstein went the distance for Club Pachuca and Queretaro respectively on Saturday.
Joe Tansey covers U.S. Soccer for Bleacher Report. You can follow him on Twitter, @JTansey90.