Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead


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Freddy Adu has not played club soccer in quite some time, but that could all change this weekend.

Adu and his new club Belenenses take on Academica de Coimbra on Sunday, and a debut for Adu could potentially signal the beginning of the end to the club drought that has plagued him throughout the majority of 2009.

Adu is not the only player hoping to make his debut. AC Milan defender Oguchi Onyewu will be looking to get his first taste of Serie A action when the Rossoneri face Bologna.

Looking for a battle of Americans? Then look no further than the Danish league, where Benny Feilhaber and Jeremiah White lead AGF Aarhus against Dan Califf and FC Midtjylland. Also, in Mexico, U.S. national team prospect Edgar Castillo and Tigres will meet Marcio Vidal and Indios.

Here is a rundown of who the Americans Abroad will be facing this weekend:


Frank Simek and Sheffield Wednesday play Sheffield United.

Jermaine Jones and Schalke 04 play VfL Wolfsburg (Jones is out injured).

Kamani Hill and Guimaraes play Leixos.

Matt Taylor and FSV Frankfurt play Karlsruhe. (Taylor is out injured)

David Yeldell and TUS Koblenz play FC Union Berlin.


Jozy Altidore and Hull City play Birmingham.

Brad Friedel, Brad Guzan and Aston Villa play Portsmouth.

Jonathan Spector and West Ham play Liverpool.

Jay DeMerit and Watford play Leicester City.

Ian Joyce and Southend United play Brighton.

Mike Grella and Leeds United play Gillingham.

Zak Whitbread and Millwall play Huddersfield Town.

Jon-Paul Pittman and Wycombe Wanderers play Jemal Johnson and Milton Keynes Dons.

DaMarcus Beasley, Maurice Edu and Rangers play Kilmarnock.

Michael Bradley and Borussia Moenchengladbach play TSG Hoffenheim.

Steve Cherundolo, Sal Zizzo and Hannover 96 play Borussia Dortmund.

Charlie Davies and Sochaux play Valenciennes.

Carlos Bocanegra and Stade Rennes play Grenoble.

Marcus Tracy and Aalborg play Silkeborg IF.

Michael Orozco and San Luis play Cruz Azul.

Edgar Castillo and UANL play Marco Vidal and Indios de Ciudad Juarez.

Jose Francisco Torres and Pachuca play Monterrey.

Mikkel Diskerud and Stabaek play Odd Greenland. (Diskerud is with the U.S. under-20 team)


Tim Howard and Everton play Blackburn Rovers.

Marcus Hahnemann and Wolverhampton Wanderers play Clint Dempsey, Eddie Johnson and Fulham.

Oguchi Onyewu and AC Milan play Bologna.

Kenny Cooper and TSV 1860 Munich play Alemania Aachen.

Luis Robles and Kaiserslautern play St. Pauli.

Freddy Adu and Belenenses play Academica de Coimbra.

Michael Parkhurst and FC Nordsjaelland play Esbjerg.

Alejandro Bedoya and Orebro SK play Kalmar FF.

Troy Perkins and Valerenga play Lyn.


Benny Feilhaber, Jeremiah White and AGF Aarhus play Danny Califf and FC Midtjylland.

Clarence Goodson, Hunter Freeman and IK Start play Viking.


Which Americans Abroad match are you most looking forward to? Which player(s) do you see having a big impact this weekend? Think Adu and Onyewu make their debuts? Still wondering why Dempsey plays better for Fulham than the U.S.?

Share your thoughts below.

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