Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview


Following the end of both the transfer window and the most recent international break, the contingent of Americans Abroad are finally settled in with their clubs. Now, a swift return to club action is on the schedule as several U.S. Men’s National Team regulars face big games over the weekend.

Headlining the weekend’s slate is Bundesliga action, which could see several Americans take the field. Following a stellar two-game stay with the U.S., Christian Pulisic could see time for Borussia Dortmund in a clash with Terrence Boyd’s RB Leipzig. A match between FC Ingolstadt and Hertha Berlin could also see Americans collide as John Brooks faces off with Alfredo Morales. Elsewhere, Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach take on Freiburg, while Bobby Wood’s Hamburg faces a stiff test against Bayer Leverkusen.

In England, Geoff Cameron’s Stoke City faces the toughest match of the weekend in a clash with Cameron Carter-Vickers’ Tottenham, while former Spurs fullback, DeAndre Yedlin, could make his first Newcastle United start against Derby County.

Elsewhere, Edgar Castillo’s Monterrey takes on the growing American group at Tijuana, while Matt Miazga could see action in his Eredivisie first game as his new club, Vitesse, faces off with traditional powerhouses Ajax.

Here’s a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad:


Julian Green and Bayern Munich take on Schalke.

Omar Gonzalez and Pachuca face Veracruz.

Danny Williams, Andrija Novakovic and Reading take on Ipswich Town.

Russel Canouse and VFL Bochum face Wurzburger Kickers

Theoson Siebatcheu and Reims face Ajaccio


Emerson Hyndman and Bournemouth face West Brom

Gedion Zelalem and Arsenal take on Southampton

Brad Guzan and Middlesbrough host Crystal Palace

Geoff Cameron and Stoke City face off with Cameron Carter-Vickers and Tottenham

Bobby Wood and Hamburg take on Bayer Leverkusen

Alfredo Morales and Ingolstadt face John Brooks‘ Hertha Berlin

Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach visit Freiburg

Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt face Darmstadt

Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund face Terrence Boyd and RB Leipzig

Ventura Alvarado and Club America face Cruz Azul

Edgar Castillo and Monterrey take on Paul Arriola, Greg Garza, Michael Orozco, John Requejo, Alejandro Guido, Amando Moreno and Tijuana

Luis Silva, Jose Torres and Tigres face Morelia.

William Yarbrough, Miguel Ibarra and Leon take on Atlas

Jorge Villafana and Santos Laguna visit Necaxa

Tim Ream, Luca de la Torre and Fulham face Jonathan Spector and Birmingham City

DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle face off with Derby County

Rubio Rubin and FC Utrecht face PEC Zwolle

Perry Kitchen and Hearts take on Hamilton Academial

Duane Holmes and Scunthorpe United face Southend United

Gboly Ariyibi and Chesterfield take on Oldham Athletic

Fafa Picault and St. Pauli face Arminia Bielefeld


Aron Johannsson and Werder Bremen face Augsburg

Jonathan Bornstein, Luis Gil and Queretaro face Pumas

Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest take on Aston Villa

Desevio Payne and FC Groningen face Sparta Rotterdam

Matt Miazga and Vitesse face Ajax

Caleb Stanko and FC Vaduz take on Lausanne Sports

Jerome Kiesewetter and Fortuna Dusseldorf face SpVgg Greuther Furth

Andrew Wooten and Sandhausen face Kaiserslautern

Cole Grossman and Stabaek face Rosenborg

Ethan Horvath, Josh Gatt and Molde take on Haugesund

  • Dainja

    Pretty crazy Yanks in Germany lineup tomorrow if you have all three Fox channels: five hours of Bobby, Brooks, Fabian, and the finale of CP vs Boyd.

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  • johnnyrazor

    Don’t think that he needs weekly mention yet, but Romain Gall in the Swedish 1st Division (which is the third level) plays on Saturday, he had scored in four straight matches before last week and has 9 goals in 19 matches across all competitions.

    Gall was the leading goal scorer for the U20s at the 2015 Concacaf Championships ahead of names like Paul Arriola, Emerson Hyndman, and Lynden Gooch. But since was left of the U20 World Cup team, was waived by the Crew, and trialed with NYCFC.

    He has lead his team into the group stage in the Swedish Cup so he should have a chance to show the upper clubs in Sweden his skills and have a chance to find a higher level. At only 21, he still has a a few years to improve his quality.

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    • johnnyrazor

      Yes they host Everton on Monday 3:00 EST on NBCSN. I’ve argued that Monday games should be included with the weekend because they are considered the same Matchday by the leagues, but perhaps the list is just getting too long.

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  • Nate Dollars

    julian on the bench again for bayern. to me, that’s a win, considering sanches and costa are both back in the squad today.


  • johnnyrazor

    Vidal and Costa on in the 60th for Bayern tied 0-0. Bernat, Kimmich, and Green the only attacking players left on the bench if Bayern still searching a goal late.


  • Ronniet

    Oh when will we start to see DW consistently with the Yanks over the likes of Beckerman?? I love Kyle but it is really time to move on from him, and Wondo while we’re at it!


    • Jack

      He and Morales both deserve a run of matches I think,. I know Williams has had some poor performances for the US here and there. However CM is really a position that has to be given a chance to build a rhythm in a team.


      • johnnyrazor

        Neither Williams or Morales really play that position for their teams. Williams has a similar game to JJ in that he likes to get forward and involved in the attack. Morales is more an energy guy like Bedoya that covers box to box.

        Beckerman is effective against weaker Concacaf teams because he operates almost like a 3rd or 5th defender with the outside backs being able to pressure forward and get into attack. Where Beckerman is not good is against better opponents that pressure us in the back forcing Bradley to come back and get the ball, leaving no passing options in the middle of the field for thirty yards and our wide midfielders easily covered.

        In the current 4-4-2 formation Williams and Morales don’t really work well together as neither is a great distributor, if we were to switch back to a 4-3-3 or 4-5-1 it could work, but then it hampers the Wood/Altidore pairing and is still not great with distribution through the middle. The next chance really to give them any sort of run together is probably the GC next Summer. They are both older than Jozy Altidore who many people are claiming should be weaned out for younger options.


      • Nate Dollars

        yeah, the closest player to replacing beckerman is probably perry kitchen, considering his usual role (haven’t seen him at hearts tho) and the fact that he’s had previous games with the usmnt.

        re: 4-4-2 vs 4-3-3: i know it’s dumb to (a) count out dempsey and (b) read too much into games against st. v and t&t, but i wouldn’t be shocked if klinsmann started seriously considering a switch to a forward line of pulisic-altidore-wood.

        lastly, i haven’t seen many people wanting jozy out because other people are younger (although i’m sure there’s always a few); it’s mostly because they think other options are better, for whatever reason.


      • johnnyrazor

        Nate perhaps “many” is a stretch, but since his return to scoring form the we must use younger options has been thrown out quite a bit.


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