Christian Pulisic could make his fourth straight start for Borussia Dortmund on Friday to kickstart what should be a busy weekend for Americans Abroad.
The 18-year-old Borussia Dortmund attacker was removed early in Dortmund’s 5-2 rout of Wolfsburg on Tuesday, opening the door for a potential return to the starting lineup. While Pulisic headlines Friday’s action, the 2. Bundesliga could also feature some young American talent as Jerome Kiesewetter, Russel Canouse and Andrew Wooten look to take the field.
Saturday features the bulk of this weekend’s action, with the Bundesliga providing two matches that could pit American against American. After scoring midweek, Fabian Johnson will look to lead Borussia Monchengladbach against Alfredo Morales’ Ingolstadt, while Julian Green could see time for Bayern Munich against Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt. Elsewhere, Perry Kitchen captains Hearts for the first time on Saturday, while Lynden Gooch looks to return to the Sunderland lineup against Crystal Palace.
Headlining Sunday’s action is Liga MX play, as the Tijuana contingent takes on Jorge Villafana’s Santos Laguna. Elsewhere, Matt Miazga and Rubio Rubin could see action in the Eredivisie.
Here’s a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad:
Chrstian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund face Freiburg.
Sebastian Saucedo and Veracruz take on Chivas de Guadalajara
Andrew Wooten and SV Sandhausen face SpVgg Greuther Furth.
Jerome Kiesewetter and Fortuna Dusseldorf take on Eintracht Braunschweig.
Russel Canouse and VFL Bochum face Stuttgart
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE
Emerson Hyndman and Bournemouth face Everton.
Cameron Carter-Vickers and Tottenham visit Brad Guzan and Middlesbrough.
Geoff Cameron and Stoke City host West Brom.
Lynden Gooch and Sunderland face Crystal Palace.
Gedion Zelalem and Arsenal take on Chelsea.
Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach face Alfredo Morales and Ingolstadt.
John Brooks and Hertha Berlin face Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt. (Brooks is expected to miss out due to injury)
Bobby Wood and Hamburg take on Julian Green and Bayern Munich.
Aron Johannsson and Werder Bremen face Wolfsburg. (Johannsson is suspended)
Tim Ream, Luca de la Torre and Fulham take on Bristol City.
Jonathan Spector and Birmingham City visit Queens Park Rangers.
Danny Williams and Reading host Huddersfield Town.
Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest face Sheffield Wednesday.
DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle take on Aston Villa.
Edgar Castillo and Monterrey face Atlas.
Ventura Alvarado and Club America face Pumas.
Omar Gonzalez and Pachuca take on Jonathan Bornstein, Luis Gil and Queretaro.
Jose Torres, Luis Silva and Tigres face Cruz Azul.
Desevio Payne and FC Groningen face Heracles Almelo.
SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE
Perry Kitchen and Hearts face Ross County.
A.J. Soares and AGF Aarhus face Copenhagen.
ENGLISH LEAGUE ONE
Duane Holmes and Scunthorpe take on Sheffield United.
Gboly Ariyibi and Chesterfield face Bury.
Ethan Horvath, Josh Gatt and Molde face Rosenborg.
Terrence Boyd and RB Leipzig face Cologne.
William Yarbrough, Miguel Ibarra and Leon face Toluca.
Jorge Villafana and Santos Laguna take on Greg Garza, Michael Orozco, John Requejo, Paul Arriola, Amando Moreno, Alejandro Guido and Tijuana.
Matt Miazga and Vitesse face FC Twente
Rubio Rubin and FC Utrecht host Sparta Rottherham
SWISS SUPER LEAGUE
Caleb Stanko and FC Vaduz face Grasshoppers.