by FRANCO PANIZO
From tweets to fines to rumored firings, Hull City's Phil Brown and Jozy Altidore have had quite an interesting week, and it gets even more intriguing this weekend.
The next chapter in the Hull City saga takes place as the Tigers try to climb out of the relegation zone when they play Burnley. With speculation swirling over Brown's future, and with Altidore's role with the club uncertain, this match is surely going to be one to keep an eye on.
Looking for other appealing matches to watch involving Americans Abroad this weekend? Clint Dempsey looks to build off his first goal of the season when Fulham takes on Liverpool. There is also a battle of American goalkeepers as Tim Howard and Everton look to bounce back from their three game skid against Brad Friedel's Aston Villa.
Here is a rundown of who the Americans Abroad will be playing this weekend:
Ian Joyce and Southend United play Gillingham.
Matt Taylor and FSV Frankfurt play FC Union Berlin.
Freddy Adu and Belenenses play FC Porto.
Marcus Hahnemann and Wolverhampton Wanderers play Stoke City.
Jozy Altidore and Hull City play Burnley.
Jonathan Spector and West Ham United play Sunderland.
Tim Howard and Everton play Brad Friedel, Brad Guzan and Aston Villa.
Clint Dempsey, Eddie Johnson and Fulham play Liverpool.
Frank Simek and Sheffield Wednesday play Bristol City.
Jay DeMerit and Watford play West Bromwich Albion. (DeMerit is out injured.)
Zak Whitbread and Millwall play Colchester United.
Mike Grella and Leeds United play Yeovil Town.
Jemal Johnson and Milton Keynes Dons play Bristol Rovers.
Jon-Paul Pittman and Wycombe Wanderers play Walsall.
Dominic Cervi and Celtic play Kilmarnock.
Oguchi Onyewu and AC Milan play Parma. (Onyewu is out injured.)
Steve Cherundolo, Sal Zizzo and Hannover 96 play FC Cologne. (Zizzo is out injured.)
Michael Bradley and Borussia Moenchengladbach play Hamburg SV.
Jermaine Jones and Schalke 04 play Bayer Leverkusen. (Jones is out injured.)
Benny Feilhaber, Jeremiah White and AGF Aarhus play Danny Califf and FC Midtjylland.
Edgar Castillo and Tigres UANL play U.A. de G.
Michael Orozco and San Luis play Monterrey.
Jose Francisco Torres and Pachuca play Atlas.
Marco Vidal and Indios de Ciudad Juarez play Puebla.
Mikkel Diskerud and Stabaek play Sandefjord.
Clarence Goodson, Hunter Freeman and IK Start play Troy Perkins and Valerenga.
Kamani Hill and Vitoria de Guimaraes play Academica de Coimbra.
Marcus Tracy and Aalborg play Odense BK.
Which Americans Abroad match are you most looking forward to? Which player(s) do you see having a big impact? Think Altidore will get the start this weekend? Who will win between Howard and Friedel?
Share your thoughts below.
I believe that Freddy Adu might be in the doghouse at the moment.
After he got injured he hasn’t played since and I think he did something to get punished.
He lost his place on the 18 for a Portuguese Cup game at the last minute and he mentioned that he had to work his way back into it. He has but hasn’t gotten playing time these last two games.
Urgh WHY do I keep watching these damn Belenenses games?
Definitely, and Spector looked good against Arsenal. His throw in led to the tieing penalty in that match and I can’t remember anything bad going happening down his flank, which is nice considering he plays on the same side as Clichy( at least when they’re facing each other).
I think the West Ham – Sunderland match will be pretty good… hopefully the hammers can take advantage of that little bit of momentum from the Arsenal match last week!
“__________ is out injured.”
Is Whitbread recovered from his hip surgery? You don’t list him as injured. It would be awesome if he’s finally ready to play and does get in. Maybe he would get a call-up to the USMNT for the upcoming qualifiers….We need the depth.
All of our starting XI for the MNT should be starting for the clubs. This Bud goes out to them eventually earning a starting spot…
Actually, I think he meant to write brouhaha.
Why on earth would you say his role with the club is uncertain? Nothing has changed. He’s a backup striker trying to make a mark. He did himself a disservice by being late, an unprofessional move, but that’s about it. He has done decently when he’s seen the field.
I don’t think he was injured for their cup game — SBI said he was on the bench but DNP.
Pittman says he is fit. Hopefully he can play tomorrow.
From what I heard, Adu was out injured last weekend. Is there any word on whether he’s okay to play today?
Kerfuffle? haven’t heard that one in a while….
Sorry, here’s the link: http://www.rangers.premiumtv.co.uk/article/injured-pair-on-mend-20091029_2254024_1840474
Ask and you shall receive. Sounds like he had a minor set back but is scheduled to be back in “full training” next week, playing by mid-Nov.
Sky reported he’d return to full training this week. But it’s Sky, so…
is there a time table on edu’s return? he must be getting close
“Think Altidore will get the start this weekend?” Well, he wasn’t starting before he showed up late on game day, so I doubt he’ll start in the first match after the whole kerfuffle. A 15 minute runaround? Maybe.