Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead


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Benny Feilhaber has made a smooth transition back into AGF Aarhus' lineup since recovering from an ankle injury that threatened his World Cup hopes, but while Feilhaber has enjoyed individual success, his club has not.

Since returning from the winter break in March, Aarhus has won just once in ten games, and now sits just two points out of the relegation zone. Feilhaber will likely start a third consecutive game as Aarhus looks to bounce back from a three-game losing streak against Koge.

Freddy Adu and Eddie Johnson's regular season with Aris Salonika is over, but the two American attackers will be aiming for domestic glory in the Greek Cup final. If Aris manages to trump Panathinaikos, Johnson and Adu will become the second set of Americans to get winner's medals this season, joining Rangers duo Maurice Edu and DaMarcus Beasley.

While Adu and Johnson will be looking to lift hardware together, U.S. national team stars Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey will do battle as Everton faces Fulham in the top match-up of Americans.

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


Luis Robles and Kaiserslautern play Hansa Rostock

David Yeldell and TUS Koblenz play St Pauli. (Yeldell is out injured.)


Jonathan Spector and West Ham United play Wigan Athletic.

Stuart Holden and Bolton Wanderers play Portsmouth. (Holden is out injured.)

Marcus Hahnemann and Wolverhampton Wanderers play Blackburn Rovers.

Jozy Altidore and Hull City play Sunderland.

Kenny Cooper and Plymouth Argyle play Nottingham Forest.

Frank Simek and Sheffield Wednesday play Cardiff City.

Jay DeMerit and Watford play Reading. (DeMerit is out injured.)

Zak Whitbread and Norwich City play Gillingham.

Jemal Johnson and Stockport County play Huddersfield Town.

Mike Grella and Leeds United play Milton Keynes Dons.

Eric Lichaj and Leyton Orient play Millwall.

Jon-Paul Pittman and Wycombe Wanderers play Swindon Town.

Oguchi Onyewu and AC Milan play Palermo.

Steve Cherundolo, Sal Zizzo and Hannover 96 play Bayer Leverukusen. (Zizzo is out injured.)

Jared Jeffrey and Mainz 05 play Ricardo Clark and Eintracht Frankfurt.

Michael Bradley and Borussia Moenchengladbach play Bayern Munich.

Jermaine Jones and Schalke 04 play Hertha Berlin. (Jones is out injured.) 

Charlie Davies and Sochaux play Boulogne.

Carlos Bocanegra and Stade Rennes play Paris Saint-Germain.

Eddie Johnson, Freddy Adu and Aris Salonika play Panathinaikos in the Greek Cup final.

Mikkel Diskerud and Stabaek play Viking.

Edgar Castillo and Tigres UANL play Jose Francisco Torres and Pachuca. (Castillo is out injured.)

Michael Hoyos and Estudiantes La Plata play River Plate.


Brad Friedel, Brad Guzan and Aston Villa play Birmingham.

Tim Howard and Everton play Clint Dempsey and Fulham.

Dominic Cervi and Celtic play Dundee United.

DaMarcus Beasley, Maurice Edu and Rangers play Hibernian.

Daniel Williams and SC Freiburg play VfL Wolfsburg.

Matt Taylor and FSV Frankfurt play FC Augsburg.

Gale Agbossoumonde and Sporting Braga play Naval 1 Maio.

Benny Feilhaber and AGF Aarhus play Koge.

Michael Parkhurst and FC Nordsjaelland play Sonderjyske.

Marcus Tracy, Chris Rolfe and Aalborg BK FC Copenhagen. (Tracy is out injured.)

Alejandro Bedoya and Orebro SK play Halmstad.

Clarence Goodson, Hunter Freeman and IK Start play Honefoss.

Herculez Gomez and Puebla play Toluca. Gomez is suspended due to his ejection from last week's match.

Marco Vidal and Indios de Ciudad Juarez play Pumas UNAM.


Which Americans Abroad match are you most looking forward to? Which players do you see having a big impact? Do you see Feilhaber and Aarhus avoiding relegation this season? Think Adu and Johnson will get playing time en route to winning the Greek Cup? How will Dempsey and Howard fare against one another?

Share your thoughts below.

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