Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

Jonathan Spector 2 (Reuters)

By FRANCO PANIZO

If the Christmas weekend left you starved for soccer, Monday might just be enough to satisfy your hunger.

Nearly a dozen games involving Americans Abroad are scheduled to take place on Boxing Day, including Jonathan Spector's match against his former club, West Ham United.

Spector should get his 17th start of the season for Birminham City when it attempts to topple the second-best team in the Championship. Depending upon where Spector is deployed, he could face off against young American fullback Daniel Potts.

Brad Guzan will also be involved in a match worth watching when Aston Villa visits Stoke City. Guzan is aiming to record his first clean sheet of the season in the game.

Here is who the Americans Abroad play on Monday:

Clint Dempsey and Fulham play Chelsea.

Stuart Holden and Bolton Wanderers play Newcastle United. (Holden is out injured.)

Tim Howard, Marcus Hahnemann and Everton play Sunderland.

Brad Guzan, Eric Lichaj and Aston Villa play Stoke City. (Lichaj is out injured.)

Conor Doyle and Derby County play Leeds United.

Robbie Findley and Nottingham Forest play Peterborough United.

Jonathan Spector and Birmingham City play Daniel Potts and West Ham United.

Frank Simek and Carlisle United play Preston North End.

Mike Grella and Brentford play AFC Bournemouth.

Anton Peterlin and Walsall play Sheffield Wednesday.

Dominic Cervi and Greenock Morton play Dundee.

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Which of these matches are you most looking forward to? Think Spector will do well against his former club? Do you see Guzan grabbing a cleansheet on Boxing Day?

Share your thoughts below.

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