Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead


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DaMarcus Beasley signed with Puebla earlier this summer in the hopes of reviving his club career, and that challenge begins for him this weekend.

Puebla opens its Apertura campaign on Saturday against Atlas, and Beasley will hope to make his first start for the club. Beasley, who only made four league appearances for Hannover 96 last season, is likely to at least make the bench after seeing a substantial amount of minutes in preseason.

The Scottish Premier League also kicks off this weekend, and so does Maurice Edu and Rangers' quest for a fourth consecutive league title. Edu and Rangers face off versus Heart of Midlothian in a home match on Saturday.

Wondering what other intriguing matches are on tap this weekend? Look no further than Estudiantes Tecos' season opener against Toluca, a game which could mark Herculez Gomez's Estudiantes debut.

Here is who the Americans Abroad play this weekend:


Edson Buddle and FC Ingolstadt 04 play FC Erzgebirge Aue.

Herculez Gomez and Estudiantes Tecos play Toluca.

Josh Gatt, Sean Cunningham and Molde FK play Start.


Maurice Edu and Rangers play Heart of Midlothian.

Jermaine Jones and Schalke 04 play Borussia Dortmund in the German Super Cup.

Bobby Wood and TSV 1860 Munich play Luis Robles and Karlsruher SC.

Eugene Starikov and FC Tom Tomsk play Kuban Krasnodar.

Clarence Goodson and Brondby IF play Silkeborg IF.

Jose Torres and Pachuca play Santos.

Jonathan Bornstein and Tigres UANL play Cruz Azul.

DaMarcus Beasley and Puebla play Atlas.

Sonny Guadarrama and Atlante play Chivas de Guadalajara.


Dominic Cervi and Celtic play Hibernian.

Michael Parkhurst and FC Nordsjaelland play AC Horsens.

Chris Rolfe, Marcus Tracy and Aalborg BK play AGF Aarhus.

Alejandro Bedoya and Orebro SK play IFK Norrkoping.

Michael Orozco and San Luis play Pumas UNAM.

Edgar Castillo and America play Queretaro.

Mix Diskerud and Stabaek IF play Aalesund.


Ricardo Clark and Eintracht Frankfurt play St Pauli.

Gale Agbossoumonde and Djurgadens IF play Elfsborg.

Ryan Miller and Halmstads BK play IFK.


Which matches are you most looking forward to? Do you see Beasley starting this weekend? What type of season are Rangers and Edu in store for?

Share your thoughts below.    

  • Helium-3

    Why hasn’t Aris gone back for him now that he’s a free agent? I remember they wanted him on a permanent basis but didn’t want to pay a transfer fee.


  • Don Pelayo

    The Serie A is by far the most boring of the major European leagues. I would much rather see him getting minutes in the PL.


  • Machista Gay

    Check out this site that just started, its a guy trying to start a US player ranking by position… google us soccer player pool

    I am digging the fact someone is atleast attempting to put up a list.


  • Mr. Roboto.

    Shea has shown flashes but I don’t think he has the mentality or tactical awareness to go abroad.

    Plus, if he’s flourishing now…why rush that process? Let’s see him do it consistently before rushing to judgement imo.


  • DC Josh

    Man, these guys don’t really get a break do they? That said, they do play soccer for a living.


  • zeke

    im stilled pissed we never capped santiago munez! dudes at madrid, and now we lose this guy! lol


  • Ryan

    A DP? If DaMarcus Beasley couldn’t get a DP contract in MLS, EJ sure as hell can’t.


  • OT

    Franco once again forgot about:

    21-year-old Southern California native Joe Benny Corona, who may see action for Xolos Tijuana when the Xolos take on Monarcas in the Xolos’ debut in the Mexican First Division on Saturday at 4:55pm Pacific/7:55pm Eastern on both Azteca America and FOX Deportes.


  • GW

    I don’t disagree with you but I have to say that is easy for you to say, you aren’t in his shoes. That is a very personal decision.

    What does he make playing for Dallas? 60-100K?

    What if he gets an offer in Europe where he can double,triple or even quadruple that?

    Most fans think in a linear fashion; they think that once you get good it will always be that way and you will only get better.

    But he is a pro athlete and is always one bad Mullan tackle away from being out of the game. Or maybe next month his form deserts him and never comes back.

    Maybe you can but I would have a hard time telling him that he should not take what he can get when he can because it can all go away in a second ( see Davies, Charlie).


  • Lorenzo

    Why would he be surprisingly fast for his size? Longer legs help, look at the NFL. He isn’t built like Kenny Cooper.


  • Joe

    You do realize that Corona has stated that his primary goal is to catch the attention of the Mexican Federation right?


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