Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Johnson, Chandler, Pulisic and more

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Johnson, Chandler, Pulisic and more

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Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Johnson, Chandler, Pulisic and more

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Midweek action proved wildly successful for plenty of Americans Abroad, but now league play returns as matches kick off this weekend.

While Friday’s slate is a small one, it does include a Bundesliga clash between Fabian Johnson and Timmy Chandler. Both are entering the weekend in solid form, with Johnson scoring midweek while Chandler continues to shine defensively against Germany’s elite. In other Bundesliga action, Christian Pulisic looks to return from an illness as Borussia Dortmund hosts Schalke, while Bobby Wood will try to build off a two-goal performance as Hamburg faces Cologne on Sunday. There’s also the case of Julian Green, who is riding high with Bayern Munich after scoring his first competitive goal midweek.

The bulk of Americans Abroad take the field on Saturday, including Matt Miazga, who seems to have secured a more regular spot in the Vitesse lineup. Recent U.S. Men’s National Team call-ups Lynden Gooch, DeAndre Yedlin and Danny Williams are also in action, with the latter facing Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest.

Finally, Sunday’s action is busier than usual with Wood and John Brooks leading the way. Norwegian action also presents an interesting clash of Americans as Ethan Horvath, Josh Gatt and Molde host Cole Grossman and Stabaek.

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

FRIDAY

Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach face Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt.

Andrew Wooten and Sandhausen take on Arminia Bielefeld.

SATURDAY

Lynden Gooch and Sunderland host Gedion Zelalem and Arsenal.

Brad Guzan and Middlesbrough face Emerson Hyndman and Bournemouth.

Cameron Carter-Vickers and Tottenham host Leicester City.

Julian Green and Bayern Munich visit Augsburg.

Alfredo Morales and Ingolstadt visit Mainz.

Terrence Boyd and RB Leipzig take on Darmstadt.

Aron Johannsson and Werder Bremen face Freiburg.

Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund host Schalke.

Jonathan Bornstein, Luis Gil and Queretaro face Chiapas.

Jose Torres, Luis Silva and Tigres face Edgar Castillo and Monterrey.

Omar Gonzalez and Pachuca host Atlas.

Jorge Villafana and Santos Laguna visit Ventura Alvarado and Club America.

Tim Ream and Fulham take on Huddersfield Town.

DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle face Preston North End.

Danny Williams and Reading face Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest.

Desevio Payne and FC Groningen take on Willem II.

Matt Miazga and Vitesse host PSV Eindhoven.

Perry Kitchen and Hearts visit Inverness.

Gboly Ariyibi and Chesterfield take on Charlton Athletic.

Duane Holmes and Scunthorpe United face Swindon Town.

Jerome Kiesewetter and Fortuna Dusseldorf visit Union Berlin.

SUNDAY

John Brooks and Hertha Berlin visit Hoffenheim.

Bobby Wood and Hamburg take on Cologne.

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

William Yarbrough, Miguel Ibarra and Leon visit Puebla.

Jonathan Spector and Birmingham City face Aston Villa.

Rubio Rubin and FC Utrecht face NEC Nijmegen

Caleb Stanko and FC Vaduz visit Young Boys.

Russel Canouse and VFL Bochum host Heidenheimer.

Ethan Horvath, Josh Gatt and Molde host Cole Grossman and Stabaek.

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