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Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

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After falling in his first match in charge of Swansea City, Bob Bradley is in search of his first win this weekend against a much more manageable foe.

The Swans fell to Arsenal in Bradley’s debut, as the 10-man Gunners held on to seal a win at the Emirates Stadium. This weekend, Bradley and co. should have a better chance at emerging with points, as Swansea host Watford on Saturday.

German action provides several interesting matchups, including several that pit American against American. It all starts on Friday when Bobby Wood and Hamburg face off with an in-form Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt, while Christian Pulisic could go head-to-head with Alfredo Morales as Borussia Dortmund takes on Ingolstadt. Fabian Johnson is also set to return from his illness as Borussia Monchengladbach faces off with Julian Green and Bayern Munich before Bundesliga action wraps up Sunday with a meeting between Aron Johannsson’s Werder Breman and Terrence Boyd’s RB Leipzig.

Elsewhere, Perry Kitchen and Hearts face off with Scottish powerhouse Rangers, Lynden Gooch’s Sunderland takes on West Ham and Matt Miazga looks to continue to feature for Vitesse when the Dutch club takes on  NEC Nijmegen.

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

FRIDAY

Bobby Wood and Hamburg face Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt.

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

Jonathan Spector and Birmingham City visit Burton Albion.

Perry Kitchen and Hearts face Rangers.

Jerome Kiesewetter and Fortuna Dusseldorf host Arminia Bielefeld.

SATURDAY

Brad Guzan and Middlesbrough host Gedion Zelalem and Arsenal.

Geoff Cameron and Stoke City visit Hull City.

Bob Bradley and Swansea City host Watford.

Lynden Gooch and Sunderland take on West Ham.

Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund face Alfredo Morales and Ingolstadt.

John Brooks and Hertha Berlin host Cologne.

Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach visit Julian Green and Bayern Munich.

Edgar Castillo and Monterrey host Toluca.

Jonathan Bornstein, Luis Gil and Queretaro host Ventura Alvarado and Club America.

William Yarbrough, Miguel Ibarra and Leon face Morelia.

Tim Ream and Fulham face Aston Villa.

DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle face Ipswich Town.

Danny Williams and Reading face Rotherham United.

Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest host Cardiff City.

Rubio Rubin and FC Utrecht face Willem II Tilburg.

Caleb Stanko and FC Vaduz take on FC Thun.

Duane Holmes and Scunthorpe United face Gboly Ariyibi and Chesterfield.

Andrew Wooten and SV Sandhausen take on Fafa Picault and St. Pauli.

Cole Grossman and Stabaek take on Sarpsborg FK.

Ethan Horvath, Josh Gatt and Molde visit SK Brann.

SUNDAY

Aron Johannsson and Werder Bremen face Terrence Boyd and RB Leipzig.

Jose Torres, Luis Silva and Tigres visit Pumas.

Jorge Villafana and Santos Laguna take on Atlas.

Omar Gonzalez and Pachuca visit Chivas de Guadalajara.

Matt Miazga and Vitesse face NEC Nijmegen.

Desevio Payne and FC Groningen host AZ Alkmaar.

A.J. Soares and AGF Aarhus visit Brondby.

2 comments
  • johnnyrazor

    Despite scoring their only two goals of the season, Wood on the bench again today. Is it time for Hamburg LOL to begin.

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    • Lost in Space

      There is always a concern when a bad team (Hamburg) change coaches. Unless the coach comes from within the team there are always a bit of time required for the players and coaching staff to get to know each other…and determine how they fit into how the team wants to play.

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