Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

Tim Ream (Reuters)

By FRANCO PANIZO

It is do-or-die time for Bolton Wanderers.

Staring relegation in the face, Bolton will only avoid the drop to the Championship if they win their game at Stoke City and Manchester City tops Queens Park Rangers on Sunday. Tim Ream should resume his role in central defense for the Trotters, and he will need to help shutdown the likes of Peter Crouch and Kenwyne Jones to give Bolton a chance at staying in the EPL.

Brad Friedel also has a big game to play on Sunday as he and Tottenham look to catch Arsenal for third place in the Premier League. Spurs will have the benefit of not facing Clint Dempsey, who will miss the match due to an injury.

Another possible farewell match will take place in Scotland when Rangers battle St Johnstone to close out their tumultuous season. The game could mark the last time we see any and all of Maurice Edu, Carlos Bocanegra and Alejandro Bedoya in Rangers' colors, as they head into an offseason of uncertainty.

Here is who the Americans Abroad play this weekend:

SATURDAY

Terrence Boyd and Borussia Dortmund play Bayern Munich in DFB Pokal final.

Oguchi Onyewu and Sporting CP play Braga. (Onyewu is suspended due to being ejected last weekend.)

Samuel Petrone and Mjallby AIF play Kalmar.

Ricardo Clark, Sean Cunningham and Stabaek IF play Josh Gatt and Molde FK.

SUNDAY

Adam Henley and Blackburn Rovers play Chelsea.

Tim Howard, Marcus Hahnemann and Everton play Newcastle United.

Zak Whitbread and Norwich City play Brad Guzan, Eric Lichaj and Aston Villa.

Stuart Holden, Tim Ream and Bolton Wanderers play Stoke City. (Holden is out injured.)

Brad Friedel and Tottenham Hotspur play Clint Dempsey and Fulham (Dempsey is out injured).

Dominic Cervi and Celtic play Heart of Midlothian.

Maurice Edu, Alejandro Bedoya, Carlos Bocanegra and Rangers play St Johnstone.

Michael Bradley and Chievo Verona play Lecce.

Charlie Davies and Sochaux play Caen.

Quentin Westberg and Evian Thonon Gaillard play Nice.

Eugene Starikov and Zenit St. Petersburg Anzhi Makhachkala.

Sacha Kljestan and RSC Anderlecht play Standard Liege in the Pro League playoffs.

Mix Diskerud and KAA Gent play Racing Genk in the Pro League playoffs.

Brad Rusin and HB Koge play Silkeborg IF.

Conor O'Brien and SonderjyskE play FC Copenhagen.

Clarence Goodson and Brondby IF play AGF Aarhus.

Steve Clark and Honefoss BK play Odd Grenland.

Herculez Gomez and Santos Laguna play Jonathan Bornstein and Tigres UANL in the Liguilla.

MONDAY

Michael Parkhurst and FC Nordsjaelland play Odense BK.

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Which matches are you most looking forward to? Do you see Ream and Bolton avoiding the drop? Think Dempsey will be playing in his last game for Fulham? Which of Bedoya, Edu and Bocanegra do you expect back at Rangers next season?

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