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Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Cameron, Pulisic, Wood and more

With World Cup qualifiers approaching rapidly, several U.S. Men’s National Team call-ups face vital matches in league play.

In England, Geoff Cameron and Stoke City can play spoiler in a clash with league-leader Chelsea. Cameron continues to push towards full fitness after recently returning from a long-term knee injury to rejoin the Stoke XI.

The German Bundesliga once again features a slew of USMNT regulars, including Christian Pulisic, who takes on  Alfredo Morales and FC Ingolstadt to kickstart the weekend. Fellow expected starter John Brooks and Hertha Berlin are set for a date with FC Cologne while Bobby Wood looks to continue his recent hot streak against Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt.

In Mexico, a trio of USMNT defenders take the field as Jorge Villafana, Omar Gonzalez and Michael Orozco face Liga MX action. Elsewhere, Emerson Hyndman looks to lead Rangers against Hamilton Academical while Rubio Rubin searches for his second goal with new club Silkeborg.

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

GERMANY

BUNDESLIGA

Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund face Alfredo Morales and Ingolstadt on Friday.

John Brooks and Hertha Berlin face FC Cologne on Saturday.

Terrence Boyd and Darmstadt face Wolfsburg on Saturday.

Aron Johannsson and Werder Bremen face RB Leipzig.

Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt face Bobby Wood and Hamburg on Saturday.

Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach face Bayern Munich on Sunday.

2. BUNDESLIGA

Julian Green and Stuttgart face SpVgg Greuther Furth on Saturday.

Andrew Wooten and Sandhausen face Dynamo Dresden on Sunday.

Jerome Kiesewetter and Fortuna Dusseldorf face Karlsruher on Sunday.

Russell Canouse and VfL Bochum face Erzgebirge Aue on Sunday.

ENGLAND

PREMIER LEAGUE

Geoff Cameron and Stoke City face Chelsea on Saturday.

Lynden Gooch and Sunderland face Burnley on Saturday.

Brad Guzan and Middlesbrough face Manchester United on Sunday.

Cameron Carter-Vickers and Tottenham face Southampton on Sunday.

CHAMPIONSHIP

David Wagner and Huddersfield Town face Bristol City on Friday

Danny Williams and Reading face Sheffield Wednesday on Friday.

Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest face Derby County on Saturday. (Lichaj is injured)

DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle face Birmingham City on Saturday. (Yedlin is injured)

Tim Ream and Fulham face Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

ITALY

SERIE A

Josh Perez and Fiorentina face Crotone on Sunday.

MEXICO

LIGA MX

Jorge Villafana, Ventura Alvarado and Santos Laguna face Paul Arriola, Joe Corona, Michael Orozco, Amando Moreno, John Requejo, Alejandro Guido and Club Tijuana on Friday.

Jose Torres and Tigres face Cruz Azul on Saturday.

Jonathan Bornstein and Queretaro face Omar Gonzalez and Pachuca on Saturday.

Edgar Castillo and Monterrey face Atlas on Saturday.

William Yarbrough and Leon face Toluca on Saturday.

NETHERLANDS

EREDIVISIE

Desevio Payne and FC Groningen face Willem II Trilburg on Saturday.

Matt Miazga and Vitesse Arnheim face PSV Eindhoven on Saturday.

EERSTE DIVISIE

Gedion Zelalem and VVV Venlo face Dordrecht ’90 on Friday.

Shane O’Neill and NAC Breda face Jong Ajax on Friday.

SCOTLAND

SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Perry Kitchen, Bjorn Johnsen and Hearts face Aberdeen on Saturday.

Emerson Hyndman and Rangers face Hamilton Academical on Saturday.

DENMARK

SUPERLIGA

Rubio Rubin and Silkeborg IF face FC Copenhagen on Sunday.

SWITZERLAND

SWISS SUPER LEAGUE

Caleb Stanko and FC Vaduz face face Lausanne Sports on Sunday.

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