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Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Johnson, Gonzalez, Ream, Lichaj and more

One U.S. Men’s National Team regular could return to action over the weekend while several others look to lead late-season pushes.

Following an extended absence, Fabian Johnson returned to training this week and could return to the Borussia Monchengladbach lineup for a match with Augsburg. The club still has an outside shot at a Europa League berth, and the return of the USMNT winger adds another piece for a club pushing up the table.

In Mexico, Omar Gonzalez and Pachuca face a must-win match Saturday against Club America. A victory would push the CONCACAF Champions League winners into to the Liguilla while anything less will see them out of the playoff.

Tim Ream can help Fulham reach a playoff of their own, as the club will seal a spot in the promotion playoff with anything but a catastrophic loss. Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest, meanwhile, could see relegation as they currently sit just outside the drop zone on goal difference ahead of a match against Ipswich Town.

Elsewhere, Bobby Wood and Hamburg look to battle against their own potential relegation while Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund face Hoffenheim.

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

ENGLAND

PREMIER LEAGUE

Cameron Carter-Vickers and Tottenham face West Ham United on Friday.

Geoff Cameron and Stoke City face Bournemouth on Saturday.

Lynden Gooch and Sunderland face Hull City on Saturday.

Brad Guzan and Middlesbrough face Chelsea on Monday.

CHAMPIONSHIP

David Wagner and Huddersfield Town face Cardiff City on Sunday.

Danny Williams and Reading face Burton Albion on Sunday.

DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle face Burnley on Sunday.

Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest face Ipswich Town on Sunday.

Tim Ream and Fulham face Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday.

GERMANY

BUNDESLIGA

Aron Johannsson and Werder Bremen face Cologne on Friday.

Terrence Boyd and Darmstadt face Bayern Munich on Saturday.

Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund face Hoffenheim on Saturday.

Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach face Augsburg on Saturday.

Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt face Wolfsburg on Saturday.

Alfredo Morales and Ingolstadt face Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. (Morales is suspended)

John Brooks and Hertha Berlin face RB Leipzig on Saturday. (Brooks is injured)

Bobby Wood and Hamburg face Mainz on Sunday.

2. BUDESLIGA

Jerome Kiesewetter and Fortuna Dusseldorf face Wurzburger Kickers on Saturday.

Andrew Wooten and Sandhausen face Nurnberg on Saturday.

Julian Green and Stuttgart face FC Erzgebirge Aue on Sunday.

Russell Canouse and VfL Bochum face Arminia Bielefeld on Sunday.

MEXICO

LIGA MX

Jonathan Bornstein and Queretaro face Jose Torres and Tigres UANL on Saturday.

William Yarbrough and Lyon face Cruz Azul on Saturday.

Omar Gonzalez and Pachuca face Club America on Saturday.

Edgar Castillo and Monterrey face Morelia on Saturday.

Paul Arriola, Joe Corona, Michael Orozco, John Requejo, Amando Moreno, Alejandro Guido and Tijuana face Veracruz on Saturday.

Jorge Villafana, Ventura Alvarado and Santos Laguna face Toluca on Sunday.

ITALY

SERIE A

Josh Perez and Fiorentina face Sassuolo on Sunday.

BELGIUM

JUPILER LEAGUE

Ethan Horvath and Club Brugge face Royal Carleroi on Friday.

SWITZERLAND

SWISS SUPER LEAGUE

Caleb Stanko and FC Vaduz face Grasshoppers on Saturday.

NETHERLANDS

EREDIVISIE

Desevio Payne and FC Groningen face PSV Eindhoven on Sunday.

EERSTE DIVISIE

Gedion Zelalem and VVV Venlo face Stormvogels Telstar on Friday. (Zelalem is with the U.S. U-20s)

Shane O’Neill and NAC Breda face Almere City on Friday.

SCOTLAND

SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Emerson Hyndman and Rangers face Partick Thistle on Sunday.

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

DENMARK

DANISH SUPER LEAGUE

Rubio Rubin and Silkeborg face AaB on Sunday.

Steve Clark and AC Horsens face Randers FC on Monday.

SWEDEN

ALLSVENSKANLIGA

Mix Diskerud and IFK Goteberg face Kalmar FF on Sunday.

 

 

3 comments
  • Ronniet

    seeing as though Hamburg is facing relegation next season, you’d have to think Wood has serious pause regarding resigning with them. He is a legit Bundesliga starting ST, there is no way you stick it out with that club but the good thing is there are several suitors in for him so managing that next move appropriately is key for his continued development.

    Lichaj needs to get out of Forest as well, they are getting relegated it seems and playing in the third division next season is a non starter if he plans to stay on the radar of the national team.

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    • wychijeff

      My understanding is that Wood’s current release clause is $8M and if they get relegated it drops to $4M. So, even if they get relegated there is a good chance that another Bund team picks him up for relatively cheap.

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      • Ronniet

        didn’t know that, thatnks for the clarity bro!

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