By FRANCO PANIZO
Fresh off of winning the Belgian Super Cup, Sacha Kljestan and RSC Anderlecht have set their sights towards their next mission: defending their Pro League title.
Kljestan and Anderlecht will kick off their quest for a 32nd league title this Saturday when they visit Kortrijk. Along with helping his club try and start the campaign with three points, Kljestan will also be aiming to put forth a solid performance with the hope that a string of successive strong outings will earn him a call to the U.S. men's national team friendly against Mexico next month.
Mexico will be the site of another interesting match this weekend, as Club Tijuana takes on Leon. Joe Corona, Edgar Castillo and Greg Garza all saw time on the field last week, and they will be looking to do the same as they pay a visit to Leon in their second match of the year.
Wondering what other intriguing matches are on tap? Look no further than Charlie Davies and Randers FC's battle with AGF Aarhus on Sunday. Davies made his debut for Randers in their win last week, and he could earn his first start with them in their first home game of the season.
Here is who the Americans Abroad face off against this weekend:
Joe Corona, Edgar Castillo, Greg Garza and Tijuana play Leon.
Eugene Starikov and Zenit St. Petersburg play Dinamo Moscow.
Sacha Kljestan and RSC Anderlecht play Kortrijk.
Terrence Boyd and Rapid Vienna play FC Magna Wr. Neustadt.
Conor O'Brien and Sonderjyske play Esbjerg.
Josh Gatt and Molde play Lillestrom.
Ventura Alvarado and Club America play Jaguares de Chiapas.
Jose Francisco Torres and Pachuca play Atlas.
Jonathan Bornstein and Tigres UANL play Sonny Guadarrama and Atlante.
Michael Orozco Fiscal and San Luis play Cruz Azul.
Charlie Davies and Randers FC play AGF Aarhus.
Michael Parkhurst and Nordsjaelland play Odense BK.
Samuel Petrone and Mjallby AIF play AIK.
Brian Span and Djurgardens IF play Elfsborg.
Ricardo Clark, Sean Cunningham and Stabaek play Aalesund.
Steve Clark and Honefoss play Haugesund.
DaMarcus Beasley and Puebla play Toluca.
Herculez Gomez and Santos Laguna play Chivas de Guadalajara.
Clarence Goodson and Brondby IF play Silkeborg IF.
Which of these games are you looking most forward to? Do you see Kljestan putting forth a strong outing in an Anderlecht win? Do you see all three of Tijuana's Americans seeing the field?
Share your thoughts below.