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Americans Abroad Wednesday Preview: Green, Gonzalez and more

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Wednesday isn’t the busiest day for Americans Abroad, but several U.S. Men’s National Team contributors could see the field in continental action.

Fabian Johnson will be out of action for Borussia Monchengladbach’s clash with Celtic, but another American in the Bundesliga could receive his chance on Tuesday. Carlo Ancelotti recently said Julian Green was in line for more first-team minutes, and the Bayern Munich forward could receive that look against PSV Eindhoven. Entering Wednesday’s match, Bayern sits second in the group with three points through two games after falling to Atletico Madrid last time out.

Omar Gonzalez and Pachuca are also in action on Wednesday as their spot in the next stage of the CONCACAF Champions League is all but sealed. With an eight-goal and three-point lead over Wednesday’s opponents, Olimpia, Gonzalez and co. still do have something to play for as Pachuca looks to lock up the top seed in next year’s knockout round.

Elsewhere, Jonathan Bornstein, Luis Gil and Queretaro take the field in Copa MX action, while Gedion Zelalem looks to play a part of Arsenal’s clash with Ludogorets Razgrad.

Here’s a closer look at Wednesday’s Americans Abroad:

Gedion Zelalem and Arsenal face Ludogorets Razgrad.

Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach take on Celtic. (Johnson is out due to illness.)

Julian Green and Bayern Munich face PSV Eindhoven.

Omar Gonzalez and Pachuca visit Olimpia.

Jonathan Bornstein, Luis Gil and Queretaro visit Cruz Azul.

 

7 comments
  • Alex

    So when will he play? I thought Carlo Ancelotti mentioned about him playing sometime…what a bunch of B.S.

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    • Bryan

      He’s feeling the pressure. I wouldn’t expect him to give minutes to Green when he needs to pile up some wins to get the media off his back at this point.

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    • Lost in Space

      Ancelotti said that Green would play “soon”. Most of us interpreted that to mean that with Bayern’s congestive schedule that Green would see the field within a couple of weeks. There are still a couple chances in the upcoming week….but the window seems to be closing quickly.

      I really believe that if he’s going to have a chance with the US he needs to consider a loan when the window opens. His contract is coming up and he needs games to gain showcase his talents.

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      • johnnyrazor

        The odds of a loan with a few months on the contract are pretty poor. He may find a transfer for cheap if Bayern wants to get something for him but most quality clubs will just wait unless they have an injury hole they need to fill.

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  • Old School

    I don’t think we should hold our breath or carry too much optimism when it comes to Green seeing time with the first-team. I imagine the only way Green finds his way into a first-team is via another club.

    At this moment, it doesn’t appear Green wants to make that leap, so I don’t see him advancing that side of his career any time soon.

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  • Onlyagame

    No need to worry. Green is just fine. He already
    Proved he can perform on the biggest stage. Hes right there with Bayern and justo has to really make that step and express himself and say Im here and goiung to take this spot.
    No need to go on loan when youre already with one of the greatest managers ever on one of the greatest teams

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