In Brief: Americans Abroad 08/07/2022
• Auston Trusty continues to impress at Birmingham. The 23-year-old defender has quickly settled into the lineup at Birmingham City, which he joined on loan from Arsenal after playing the first half of 2022 with the Colorado Rapids. He had a solid outing in the Blues' 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town in their League Championship home opener after earning chants of "USA" from away Birmingham fans during the 0-0 tie at Luton Town in the season opener.
• Owen Otasowie struggles in Jupiler League debut. A year after Otasowie moved to Club Brugge from Wolves in a $4 million transfer, he made his first Belgian league appearance, starting on a three-player backline in a 1-1 tie with Zuite Waregem. He struggled in the first half and exited in the 68th minute after being injured.