Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

Sacha Kljestan 2 (Getty Images)

By FRANCO PANIZO

Sacha Kljestan scored his first goal in Europe during the midweek in a UEFA Champions League qualifier, and he will look to follow that up in Anderlecht's season opener this weekend.

Anderlecht hosts recently-promoted Eupen on Saturday, a club that will be playing its first ever match in Belgium's top division. Kljestan would start his second game in five days if he were to be announced in Anderlecht's starting eleven.

While their season may have already started, Pachuca's trio of Jose Torres, Herculez Gomez and Marco Vidal will be aiming for a win against Toluca to keep their early lead atop Group 2 intact. Pachuca is coming off a 3-0 win over America in its season opener.

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

SATURDAY

Sacha Kljestan and RSC Anderlecht play Eupen.

Marcus Tracy, Chris Rolfe and Aalborg BK play FC Copenhagen. (Rolfe is out injured.)

SUNDAY

Michael Parkhurst and FC Nordsjaelland play Randers FC.

Steve Clark and Honefoss BK play Odd Grenland.

Mikkel Diskerud and Stabaek IF play Tromso.

Edgar Castillo and San Luis play Puebla.

Jose Torres, Herculez Gomez, Marco Vidal and Pachuca play Toluca.

MONDAY

Alejandro Bedoya and Orebro SK play Atvidabergs FF.

Ryan Miller and Halmstads BK play Trelleborgs FF.

Clarence Goodson, Hunter Freeman and IK Start play Valerenga. (Goodson and Freeman are suspended due to yellow card accumulation.)

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How do you see Kljestan faring in his debut? Expect the trio of Torres, Gomez and Vidal to play against Toluca? 

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