By FRANCO PANIZO
Maurice Edu is coming off a strong midweek performance in the Champions League, and he'll be looking to build on that as Rangers aims to stay atop the Scottish Premier League.
Having played 90 minutes in Rangers' 1-0 win against Bursaspor on Wednesday, Edu will hope to help Rangers win its seventh consecutive league match when the club faces Heart of Midlothian. Celtic is also perfet through six games, so a win for Rangers will likely be needed to avoid falling behind.
Herculez Gomez will attempt to build off his latest outing, a 13-minute performance in which he scored his first goal for Pachuca. Gomez, Jose Torres and Marco Vidal will square off against Atlante, which boasts Sonny Guadarrama on its roster.
No stranger to putting together a string of strong showings this season, Benny Feilhaber could continue his scoring streak when he and AGF Aarhus do battle with Naestved. Feilhaber has scored in his last three club matches.
Here is a rundown of who the Americans Abroad will be playing this weekend:
Steve Cherundolo, DaMarcus Beasley and Hannover 96 play St Pauli.
Amaechi Igwe and FC Ingolstadt 04 play Luis Robles and Karlsruhe. (Igwe is out injured.)
David Yeldell and MSV Duisburg play RW Oberhausen.
Sammy Ochoa and Estudiantes Tecos U.A. de G. play Chiapas.
Marcus Hahnemann and Wolverhampton Wanderers play Wigan Athletic.
Brad Friedel, Brad Guzan, Eric Lichaj and Aston Villa play Tottenham Hotspur.
Tim Howard and Everton play Birmingham.
Stuart Holden and Bolton Wanderers play West Bromwich Albion.
Jonathan Spector and West Ham United play Clint Dempsey, Eddie Johnson and Fulham.
Zak Whitbread and Norwich City play Bristol City. (Whitbread is out injured.)
Mike Grella and Leeds United play Ipswich Town.
Conor Doyle and Derby County play Swansea City.
Frank Simek and Carlisle United play Peterborough United.
Anton Peterlin and Plymouth Argyle play Hartlepool United.
Maurice Edu and Rangers play Heart of Midlothian.
Dominic Cervi and Celtic play Hamilton Academical.
Oguchi Onyewu and AC Milan play Parma.
Michael Bradley and Borussia Moenchengladbac play VfL Wolfsburg.
Jermaine Jones and Schalke 04 play Nurnberg.
Daniel Williams and SC Freiburg play FC Cologne.
Charlie Davies and Sochaux play Lens.
Carlos Bocanegra and St Etienne play Marseille.
Benny Feilhaber and AGF Aarhus play Naestved.
Steve Clark and Honefoss BK play Brann.
Edgar Castillo and San Luis play Tigres UANL.
Sonny Guadarrama and Atlante play Jose Torres, Herculez Gomez, Marco Vidal and Pachuca.
Jozy Altidore and Villarreal play Racing Santander.
Ricardo Clark and Eintracht Frankfurt play VfB Stuttgart.
Kenny Cooper and TSV 1860 Munich play FC Union Berlin. (Cooper is out injured.)
Freddy Adu and Aris Salonika play PAOK Salonika.
Sacha Kljestan and RSC Anderlecht play Standard Liege.
Michael Parkhurst and FC Nordsjaelland play Esbjerg.
Alejandro Bedoya and Orebro SK play BK Hacken.
Ryan Miller and Halmstads BK play Brommapojkarna.
Mikkel Diskerud and Stabaek IF play Aalesunds.
Clarence Goodson, Hunter Freeman and IK Start play Tromso.
Marcus Tracy, Chris Rolfe and Aalborg BK play Odense BK. (Tracy and Rolfe are out injured.)
What matches are you most looking forward to? Think Gomez will get the start this weekend? See Feilhaber extending his scoring streak to four games?
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