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Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Wood, Guzan, Horvath and more

The Bundesliga season comes to an end over the weekend as Bobby Wood and Hamburg battle for the right to stay in the top flight.

Wood and Hamburg enter Sunday’s season finale against Wolfsburg knowing that a win will keep them in the Bundesliga for another year while a loss would send the club towards a relegation playoff. If relegated, Wood’s Hamburg would join Terrence Boyd’s Darmstadt and Alfredo Morales’ Ingolstadt in the 2. Bundesliga.

Elsewhere in Bundesliga play, a duo of young Americans could see the field for Schalke. Haji Wright and Weston McKennie are set to join the first team ahead of a clash with Morales’ Ingolstadt.

Brad Guzan and Middlesbrough look to play spoiler in Premier League action as they’ll try to end Liverpool’s Champions League hopes, while the group of Americans at Club Tijuana will look to overturn a 2-0 deficit in pursuit of a Liga MX crown in Mexico.

In other action, Shane O’Neill and NAC Breda face a promotion playoff while Ethan Horvath and Club Brugge look to lock up a Champions League berth with a win.

Here’s a closer look at this weekend’s action:

 

ENGLAND

PREMIER LEAGUE

Lynden Gooch and Sunderland face Chelsea on Sunday.

Brad Guzan and Middlesbrough face Liverpool on Sunday.

Geoff Cameron and Stoke City face Southampton on Sunday.

GERMANY

BUNDESLIGA

Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund face Aron Johannsson and Werder Bremen on Saturday.

Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach face Terrence Boyd and Darmstadt on Saturday.

Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt face RP Leipzig on Saturday.

Weston McKennie, Haji Wright and Schalke face Alfredo Morales and Ingolstadt on Saturday.

Bobby Wood and Hamburg face Wolfsburg on Saturday.

John Brooks and Hertha Berlin face Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

2. BUNDESLIGA

Jerome Kieswetter and Fortuna Dusseldorf face FC Erzgebirge Aue on Sunday.

Julian Green and Stuttgart face Wurzburger Kickers on Sunday.

Andrew Wooten and Sandhausen face Hannover on Sunday.

Russell Canouse and VfL Bochum face St. Pauli on Sunday.

MEXICO

LIGA MX

Joe Corona, Paul Arriola, Michael Orozco, John Requejo, Amando Moreno, Alejandro Guido and Club Tijuana face Jose Torres and Tigres on Sunday.

ITALY

SERIE A

Josh Perez and Fiorentina face Napoli on Saturday.

DENMARK

SAS-LIGAEN

Steve Clark and AC Horsens face Esbjerg FB on Saturday.

SWITZERLAND

SWISS SUPER LEAGUE

Caleb Stanko and FC Vaduz face FC Lugano on Saturday.

SCOTLAND

SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE

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

BELGIUM

BELGIAN JULIPER LEAGUE

Ethan Horvath and Club Brugge face Gent on Sunday.

NETHERLANDS

EERSTE DIVISIE

Shane O’Neill and NAC Breda face FC Volendam on Sunday.

6 comments
  • whammmm

    I’m worried about Guzan and our whole pipeline of keepers for that matter. Guzan is getting booed off the field at brough (I know, they stink) and he has never really been able to compete with Howard. I have always liked and appreciated him but I don’t think I can see him being our heir to the throne anymore. I hope his move to Atlanta proves me wrong, but I am not holding my breath.

    What once seemed to be a position of relative strength for the Nats is now a real concern. You look at De Gea, Donnarumma, Oblak, Courtois… etc. We have nothing even close to that level… not even someone who shows a hint of THAT potential. I’m not saying we have to have a 17 year old superstar but mediocrity won’t cut it.

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  • Jenny Branch

    It is not true that we don’t have anyone at that level. Horvath has already played at a very high level and it looks as though he has taken over as the no.1 at Club Brugge. He is progressing nicely and is on a really good path.

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    • whammmm

      Wouldn’t disagree that he is progressing and on a nice path but he is NOT on that level. He probably is our future so lets hope he keeps trending up, he plays in Belgium after all.

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      • John L

        Yeah, it’s why I seldom come here anymore. It take a full 10 min at least to view one article. Often I just give up. Posting this has been a nightmare

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      • PhilipN

        Did you see him when he played for Molde? He backstopped their victory in the Group of Death over Ajax, Fenerbahce, and Celtic.

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  • Brian S.

    An off topic note but am I the only one that is getting real irritated with the mobile ads on this site? There are times where I can’t even close the ad to see the article.

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