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By FRANCO PANIZO
If seeing the U.S. Men’s National Team players lock up a berth into the next round of World Cup qualifying was not enough to satisfy your soccer cravings, you’re in luck, because there are plenty of appetizing matches involving Americans to watch this weekend.
Two of the biggest games will take place over in England, with Clint Dempsey and fifth-place Tottenham hosting league leaders Chelsea while Geoff Cameron, Maurice Edu and Stoke City pay a visit to Old Trafford to battle Manchester United. Just how many minutes each of the three Americans will receive after having played in the U.S. win over Guatemala on Tuesday remains to be seen, but they all should be able to at least partake in some capacity.
Terrence Boyd is also set for one of the weekend’s most intriguing fixtures, as he and Rapid Vienna travel to take on Austria Vienna in their second tilt of the season. Boyd and the rest of the Green-Whites dropped the first Vienna derby at home, so they will be aiming for some payback on Sunday.
Wondering what other match is worth following? Look no further than Helsingborgs IF’s home game against Orebro SK on Sunday. The match will mark Alejandro Bedoya’s first clash against his former club, and he will want to deliver a good outing for them to remember him by.
Here is who the Americans Abroad will battle this weekend:
Fabian Johnson, Danny Williams and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim play SpVgg Greuther Furth.
Andrew Wooten and SV Sandhausen play Kaiserslautern.
Alfredo Morales, John Anthony Brooks and Hertha Berlin play VfL Bochum.
Sacha Kljestan and RSC Anderlecht play Waasland-Beveren.
Michael Parkhurst and FC Nordsjaelland play Silkeborg IF.
Mix Diskerud and Rosenborg BK play Sandnes Ulf.
DaMarcus Beasley and Puebla play Jaguares de Chiapas.
Joe Corona, Edgar Castillo, Greg Garza and Club Tijuana play Cruz Azul.
Clint Dempsey, Brad Friedel and Tottenham Hotspur play Chelsea.
Brad Guzan, Eric Lichaj and Aston Villa play Fulham.
Geoff Cameron, Maurice Edu and Stoke City play Manchester United.
Jonathan Spector, Will Packwood and Birmingham City play Zak Whitbread and Leicester City.
Tim Ream, Stuart Holden and Bolton Wanderers play Bristol City. (Holden is out injured.)
Conor Doyle and Derby County play Blackburn Rovers.
Frank Simek and Carlisle United play Colchester United.
Robbie Rogers and Stevenage play Milton Keynes Dons. (Rogers is out injured.)
Mike Grella and Scunthorpe United play Swindon Town.
Oguchi Onyewu and Malaga play Valladolid.
David Yelldell and Bayer Leverkusen play Mainz.
Jermaine Jones and Schalke 04 play Borussia Dortmund.
Steve Cherundolo and Hannover 96 play Eintracht Frankfurt.
Jozy Altidore and AZ Alkmaar play NEC Nijmegen.
Caleb Patterson-Sewell and Vitoria Setubal play Tondela in the third round of Taca de Portugal.
Conor O’Brien and SonderjyskE play Aalborg BK.
Ventura Alvarado and Club America play Leon.
Jose Torres and Pachuca play Monterrey.
Jonathan Bornstein and Tigres UANL play Pumas UNAM.
Michael Orozco Fiscal and San Luis play Atlas.
Tim Howard and Everton play Queens Park Rangers.
Carlos Bocanegra and Racing Santander play Lugo.
Michael Bradley and AS Roma play Genoa.
Timmy Chandler and FC Nurnberg play FC Augsburg.
Joe Gyau and St Pauli play SC Paderborn 07.
Tony Taylor and Estoril Praia play Pacos de Ferreira in the third round of Taca de Portugal.
Eugene Starikov and FK Rostov play Lokomotiv Moscow.
Terrence Boyd and Rapid Vienna play Austria Vienna.
Clarence Goodson and Brondby IF play FC Copenhagen.
Alejandro Bedoya and Helsingborgs IF play Orebro SK.
Chad Barrett and Valerenga play Aalesund.
Steve Clark and Honefoss BK play Sean Cunningham and Stabaek IF. (Cunningham is out injured.)
Josh Gatt and Molde FK play Stromsgodset.
Herculez Gomez, Benji Joya and Santos Laguna play Toluca.
Charlie Davies and Randers FC play AGF Aarhus.
Brian Span and Djurgardens IF play GAIS.
Which of these games are you most looking forward to? How much time do you expect Dempsey, Cameron and Edu to get this weekend? Do you see Boyd and Rapid Vienna winning in the Vienna derby?
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