While the domestic-based players in the United States men's national team talent pool were either training for the Major League Soccer season or preparing for the Panama game, the Europe-based players delivered a mixed bag of results over the last week.
A few of the biggest American stars in Europe over the last seven days came from the Championship, where two players shone bright for their respective sides.
Big news concerning one of the top forwards on the first-team depth chart also came out of the Eredivisie.
Below is a look at how the foreign-based USMNT players fared over the last week.
Tim Ream and Danny Williams Turn in Strong Performances
That performance followed a standout showing in the initial tie of the fourth-round matchup with Brendan Rodgers' side.
In the Trotters' 4-1 defeat at the hands of Derby County on Saturday, Ream was rated as the top Bolton defender by WhoScored.com after he made seven interceptions, six clearances and won three aerial duels.
Williams was responsible for scoring the game-winning goal in the 70th minute, as he hit a shot from the top of the box off the left post. The goal was the first time the 25-year-old has scored in league play this season.
Elsewhere in the Championship, Oguchi Onyewu went 90 minutes in Charlton Athletic's 3-1 defeat to Middlesbrough, Eric Lichaj played every second of Nottingham Forest's 3-2 win over Brighton and Hove Albion and Jonathan Spector helped Birmingham City earn a point against Fulham, playing 90 minutes at center-back.
Up and Down Week for Aron Johannsson in the Netherlands
Aron Johannsson started the week off in thrilling fashion, as he scored the game-winning goal in AZ Alkmaar's upset win over Ajax. His tap-in in the 76th minute was his fourth strike of the season for the fifth-placed side in the Eredivisie.
After the match, it was revealed the forward suffered an ankle injury that may keep him out of Sunday's trip to Groningen, per Brian Sciaretta of the New York Times:
Results Differ for Germany-Based Players
Center-back John Brooks had the most successful week of any American player based in the Bundesliga, as he anchored the back four in Hertha Berlin's 2-0 win over Mainz.
The decent showing from one of the top defenders in the talent pool came three days after he was left on the bench for the 1-0 defeat to Bayer Leverkeusen.
Borussia Monchengladbach's Fabian Johnson also spent one game on the pitch and one on the bench this week. He started on the left wing in Tuesday's 1-0 victory over Freiburg, but he did not feature against Schalke.
Johnson did play two key passes in his start against Freiburg, but he also recorded a 54.6 percent pass accuracy in midfield.
Julian Green once again did not see any playing time with Hamburg, while Timothy Chandler was suspended for Eintracht Frankfurt's midweek match with Wolfsburg.
In the lower divisions in Germany, Bobby Wood finally earned some playing time, while Alfredo Morales played all 90 minutes for Ingolstadt.
Wood is on loan at Erzgebirge Aue in the second division after finally escaping his tumultuous time at 1860 Munich.
Another Rough Day at Aston Villa
Brad Guzan was again on the losing end of the scoreline Saturday, as Aston Villa dropped a match to Chelsea. Both goals in the 2-1 defeat were the result of questionable defending by the Villa back four.
If the poor defensive trend continues throughout the rest of the season and the Villans are relegated, the current first-choice USMNT goalkeeper might be looking for a new club.
One American Moves Abroad
At a time where many USMNT players are coming home, one American defender decided to leave Major League Soccer this week.
Heath Pearce, who was selected by Orlando City in the expansion draft, opted to head back to Europe and sign with IFK Goteborg in Sweden. He has already started training with the club ahead of the new Allsvenskan campaign.
Mexico-Based Players Keep on Rolling
Nothing earth-shattering happened this week in terms of playing time for the handful of USMNT players based south of the border.
Greg Garza picked up another start for Club Tijuana, as did Michael Orozco at Puebla. In those two matches, Joe Corona and Herculez Gomez came off the bench for their respective sides.
Garza and Corona are near the top of the table, while Orozco and Gomez are locked in a relegation battle.
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