Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

European Soccer

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

Jozy Altidore 3 (ISIphotos) 
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by FRANCO PANIZO

From tweets to fines to rumored firings, Hull City's Phil Brown and Jozy Altidore have had quite an interesting week, and it gets even more intriguing this weekend.

The next chapter in the Hull City saga takes place as the Tigers try to climb out of the relegation zone when they play Burnley. With speculation swirling over Brown's future, and with Altidore's role with the club uncertain, this match is surely going to be one to keep an eye on.

Looking for other appealing matches to watch involving Americans Abroad this weekend? Clint Dempsey looks to build off his first goal of the season when Fulham takes on Liverpool. There is also a battle of American goalkeepers as Tim Howard and Everton look to bounce back from their three game skid against Brad Friedel's Aston Villa.

Here is a rundown of who the Americans Abroad will be playing this weekend:

FRIDAY

Ian Joyce and Southend United play Gillingham.

Matt Taylor and FSV Frankfurt play FC Union Berlin.

Freddy Adu and Belenenses play FC Porto.

SATURDAY

Marcus Hahnemann and Wolverhampton Wanderers play Stoke City.

Jozy Altidore and Hull City play Burnley.

Jonathan Spector and West Ham United play Sunderland.

Tim Howard and Everton play Brad Friedel, Brad Guzan and Aston Villa.

Clint Dempsey, Eddie Johnson and Fulham play Liverpool.

Frank Simek and Sheffield Wednesday play Bristol City.

Jay DeMerit and Watford play West Bromwich Albion. (DeMerit is out injured.)

Zak Whitbread and Millwall play Colchester United.

Mike Grella and Leeds United play Yeovil Town.

Jemal Johnson and Milton Keynes Dons play Bristol Rovers.

Jon-Paul Pittman and Wycombe Wanderers play Walsall.

Dominic Cervi and Celtic play Kilmarnock.

Oguchi Onyewu and AC Milan play Parma. (Onyewu is out injured.)

Steve Cherundolo, Sal Zizzo and Hannover 96 play FC Cologne. (Zizzo is out injured.)

Michael Bradley and Borussia Moenchengladbach play Hamburg SV.

Jermaine Jones and Schalke 04 play Bayer Leverkusen. (Jones is out injured.)

Benny Feilhaber, Jeremiah White and AGF Aarhus play Danny Califf and FC Midtjylland.

Edgar Castillo and Tigres UANL play U.A. de G.

Michael Orozco and San Luis play Monterrey.

Jose Francisco Torres and Pachuca play Atlas.

Marco Vidal and Indios de Ciudad Juarez play Puebla.

SUNDAY
 
DaMarcus Beasley, Maurice Edu and Rangers play Dundee United. (Edu is out injured.)
 
David Yeldell and TUS Koblenz play MSV Duisburg.
 
Kenny Cooper and TSV 1860 Munich play Luis Robles and Kaiserslautern.
 
Carlos Bocanegra and Stade Rennes play Valenciennes.
 
Michael Parkhurst and FC Nordsjaelland play Brondby.
 
Alejandro Bedoya and Orebro SK play Trelleborgs FF.

Mikkel Diskerud and Stabaek play Sandefjord.

Clarence Goodson, Hunter Freeman and IK Start play Troy Perkins and Valerenga.

MONDAY

Kamani Hill and Vitoria de Guimaraes play Academica de Coimbra.

Marcus Tracy and Aalborg play Odense BK.

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Which Americans Abroad match are you most looking forward to? Which player(s) do you see having a big impact? Think Altidore will get the start this weekend? Who will win between Howard and Friedel?

Share your thoughts below.

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