Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

Aron Johannsson Bremen

Following a busy slate of midweek games across Europe, the German Bundesliga headlines this weekend’s Americans Abroad with several head-to-head matches.

Headlining the potential clashes is a meeting between Fabian Johnson’s Borussia Monchengladbach and Aron Johannsson’s Werder Bremen, while Bobby Wood’s Hamburg faces Terrence Boyd’s RB Leipzig. Following Bayern Munich’s big midweek Champions League win, Julian Green will hope to join the fray on Saturday against Alfredo Morales and Ingolstadt.

In other Bundesliga action, Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund face SV Darmstadt following a Champions League thrashing of Legia Warsaw.

Dutch soccer also provides a head-to-head matchup,  Rubio Rubin and FC Utrecht face Desevio Payne’s FC Groningen. In England, Lynden Gooch will look to continue his hot start with Sunderland against a Tottenham side that has yet to introduce Cameron Carter-Vickers despite several bench appearances.

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


Rubio Rubin and FC Utrecht face Desevio Payne and FC Groningen.

Sebastian Saucedo and Veracruz face Morelia.

Russell Canouse and VFL Bochum face Nurnberg.


Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund face SV Darmstadt.

Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach face Aron Johannsson and Werder Bremen.

Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt face Bayer Leverkusen.

Julian Green and Bayern Munich face Alfredo Morales and Ingolstadt.

Bobby Wood and Hamburg face Terrence Boyd and RB Leipzig.

Gedion Zelalem and Arsenal face Hull City.

Emerson Hyndman and AFC Bournemouth take on Manchester City.

Brad Guzan and Middlesbrough face Everton.

Jonathan Bornstein, Luis Gil and Quereataro face Edgar Castillo and Monterrey.

Luis SilvaJose Torres and Tigres face Puebla.

Omar Gonzalez and Pachuca face Greg Garza, Michael Orozco, John Requejo, Paul Arriola, Amando Moreno, Alejandro Guido and Tijuana.

Ventura Alvarado and Club America take on William Yarbrough, Miguel Ibarra and Leon.

Danny Williams and Reading face Barnsley.

DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle face Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Tim Ream, Luca de la Torre and Fulham face Wigan Athletic.

Jonathan Spector and Birmingham City face Sheffield Wednesday.

Matt Miazga and Vitesse take on Go Ahead Eagles.

Perry Kitchen and Hearts face St. Johnstone.

A.J. Soares and AgF Aarhus face Silkeborg IF.

Gboly Ariyibi and Chesterfield take on Northampton Town.

Duane Holmes and Scunthorpe United visit Shrewsbury Town.

Jerome Kiesewetter and Fortuna Dusseldorf face Heidenheimer SB.

Andrew Wooten and Sandhausen take on Eintracht Braunschweig.

Ethan Horvath, Josh Gatt and Molde face Viking.


Lynden Gooch and Sunderland face Cameron Carter-Vickers and Tottenham.

Geoff Cameron and Stoke City visit Crystal Palace.

John Brooks and Hertha Berlin take on Schalke.

Jorge Villafana and Santos face Pumas.

Fafa Picault and St. Pauli face Karlsruhler.

Cole Grossman and Stabaek take on Odds BK.


  • RB

    Every weekend, Americans should be playing other Americans. That’s when we will see just how much progression we’ve made.


    • Lost in Space

      We can hope, but this RB Leipzig team is better than most would have expected being new to the Bundesliga. RB has been very impressive so far this season playing a technical & attacking style while keeping defensive Discipline. While Hamburg hasn’t been what I’d call very good at either creating or defending. Wood’s goal last week was Incredibly lucky.


  • johnnyrazor

    For those of you wondering apparently Desavio Payne has a heel injury that has kept him out of action so far this season.


  • Bill

    It would be nice if you also listed the times and networks these games are on on this page. For instance, on the above: Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund face SV Darmstadt- why do I have to switch to another page on your site to see the time and network?


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