Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

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photo courtesy of FC Schalke 04/Karsten Rabas

By FRANCO PANIZO

Bayern Munich have enjoyed a perfect start to the Bundesliga campaign, scoring 12 goals and allowing two while winning all three of their games in the process.

Jermaine Jones and Schalke 04 will look to change all that this weekend.

Jones and Schalke host Bayen Munich in a match-up of two of the top teams in the Bundesliga. Schalke have enjoyed a 2-0-1 start to the season and a win over Bayern, combined with some other results, could put them in first place in the league table.

Jones and Schalke will not be the only ones fighting for first place in their respective league. Edgar Castillo, Joe Corona, Greg Garza will look to try and keep Club Tijuana atop Liga MX when they take on Atlas on Saturday. Tijuana currently lead the league on 19 points through the first eight games of the season.

If you're wondering what other interesting match-ups there are this weekend, look no further than Stoke City's battle with Chelsea. Stoke City tied Premier League champions Manchester City last weekend, and Geoff Cameron and Maurice Edu will aim to build on that against the reigning Champions League winners on Saturday.

There's also an intriguing duel between Americans, as Danny Williams, Fabian Johnson and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim take on Steve Cherundolo and Hannover 96. Hoffenheim are in desperate need of three points after a winless start to the season, but Hannover are currently one of the top teams in the league and will attempt to stay undefeated.

Here is who the Americans Abroad play this weekend:

FRIDAY

Timmy Chandler and FC Nurnberg play Eintracht Frankfurt.

Joe Gyau and St Pauli play FSV Frankfurt.

Conor O'Brien and SonderjyskE play AGF Aarhus.

Brian Span and Djurgardens IF play BK Hacken.

DaMarcus Beasley and Puebla play Leon.

Jonathan Bornstein and Tigres UANL play Morelia.

SATURDAY

Tim Howard and Everton play Swansea City.

Geoff Cameron, Maurice Edu and Stoke City play Chelsea.

Brad Guzan, Eric Lichaj and Aston Villa play Southampton.

Conor Doyle and Derby County play Burnley.

Robbie Findley and Nottingham Forest play Leeds United.

Tim Ream, Stuart Holden and Bolton Wanderers play Sheffield Wednesday. (Holden is out injured.)

Jonathan Spector, Will Packwood and Birmingham City play Barnsley.

Frank Simek and Carlisle United play Coventry City.

Robbie Rogers and Stevenage play Doncaster Rovers. (Rogers is out injured.)

Mike Grella and Scunthorpe United play Colchester United.

Carlos Bocanegra and Racing Santander play Mirandes.

Jermaine Jones and Schalke 04 play Bayern Munich.

Alfredo Morales, John Anthony Brooks and Hertha Berlin play Kaiserslautern.

Andrew Wooten and SV Sandhausen play SC Paderborn 07.

Sacha Kljestan and RSC Anderlecht play Zulte-Waregem.

Michael Parkhurst and FC Nordsjaelland play Charlie Davies and Randers FC.

Ventura Alvarado and Club America play Cruz Azul.

Michael Orozco Fiscal and San Luis play Jose Torres and Pachuca.

Herculez Gomez and Santos Laguna play Jaguares de Chiapas.

Joe CoronaEdgar CastilloGreg Garza and Club Tijuana play Atlas.

SUNDAY

Clint Dempsey, Brad Friedel and Tottenham Hotspur play Queens Park Rangers.

Zak Whitbread and Leicester City play Hull City.

Oguchi Onyewu and Malaga play Athletic Bilbao.

Michael Bradley and AS Roma play Cagliari. (Bradley is out injured.)

David Yelldell and Bayer Leverkusen play Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Fabian Johnson, Danny Williams and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim play Steve Cherundolo and Hannover 96.

Jozy Altidore and AZ Alkmaar play NAC Breda.

Caleb Patterson-Sewell and Vitoria Setubal play Olhanense.

Eugene Starikov and FK Rostov play Spartak Moscow.

Terrence Boyd and Rapid Vienna play SV Josko Ried.

Clarence Goodson and Brondby IF play FC Midtjylland.

Sean Cunningham and Stabaek IF play Fredrikstad.

Josh Gatt and Molde FK play Odd Grenland. (Gatt is out injured.)

Mix Diskerud and Rosenborg BK play Brann.

MONDAY

Tony Taylor and Estoril Praia play Maritimo.

Alejandro Bedoya and Helsingborgs IF play Malmo FF.

Chad Barrett and Valerenga play Steve Clark and Honefoss BK.

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Which of these games are you most looking forward to? Think Schalke and Jones can knock off Bayern Munich? Do you see Tijuana staying in first place this weekend?

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