Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

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Jonathan Spector 2 (Getty Images)

by FRANCO PANIZO

It is the first weekend of 2010 and despite there being only two different countries with Americans Abroad in action, there is still a plethora of quality matches on tap.

The third round of the FA Cup kicks off this weekend, and for a pair of U.S. national team defenders that means a respective date with a Premier League heavyweight. Jonathan Spector and West Ham United host high-flying Arsenal, while Jay DeMerit and Watford will look to stun the EPL's top team, Chelsea.

Looking for another intriguing match this weekend? Then look no further than the Old Firm showdown between Celtic and Rangers, where Maurice Edu and DaMarcus Beasley could see the field together for the first time this season.

Wondering what other matches might be of interest? Here is a rundown of who the Americans Abroad will be playing this weekend:

SATURDAY

Brad Friedel, Brad Guzan and Aston Villa play Blackburn Rovers in the third round of the FA Cup.

Frank Simek and Sheffield Wednesday play Crystal Palace in the third round of the FA Cup.

Tim Howard and Everton play Carlisle United in the third round of the FA Cup.

Clint Dempsey and Fulham play Swindon Town in the third round of the FA Cup.

Zak Whitbread and Millwall play Derby County in the third round of the FA Cup.

Jozy Altidore and Hull City play Wigan Athletic in the third round of the FA Cup.

Jemal Johnson and Milton Keynes Dons play Burnley in the third round of the FA Cup.

Jon-Paul Pittman and Wycombe Wanderers play Norwich City.

SUNDAY

Mike Grella and Leeds United play Manchester United in the third round of the FA Cup.

Jay DeMerit and Watford play Chelsea in the third round of the FA Cup.

Jonathan Spector and West Ham United play Arsenal in the third round of the FA Cup.

Marcus Hahnemann and Wolverhampton Wanderers play Tranmere Rovers in the third round of the FA Cup.

Dominic Cervi and Celtic play DaMarcus Beasley, Maurice Edu and Rangers.

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Which Americans Abroad match are you most looking forward to? Which player(s) do you see having a big impact? Do you see Spector starting this weekend? Think DeMerit can help lead Watford to a shock win? Who will win the Old Firm?

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