Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead



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The next chapter in DaMarcus Beasley's career is set to begin.

Fresh off of playing in three friendlies last week, one of which he scored in, Beasley will be aiming to make his official Hannover 96 debut when the club does battle with Bayer Leverkusen. Beasley could potentially be in Hannover's starting eleven, as he was signed to replace injured winger Carlitos.

For Stuart Holden, this weekend provides him with his first opportunity to take on one of England's big four. Holden and his club, Bolton Wanderers, will travel to Emirates Stadium hoping to pull off an upset as they look to remain in the top part of Premiership standings. Bolton currently sits in fifth place with five points from three games. Second-place Arsenal has seven.  

Looking for a battle between Americans? Look no further then Clint Dempsey and Fulham's match against Marcus Hahnemann and Wolves. Dempsey has yet to score in Premier League play this season, and Hahnemann is in search of his first shutout so it should be interesting to see if either player can change that.

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


Jermaine Jones and Schalke 04 play TSG Hoffenheim.

Amaechi Igwe and FC Ingolstadt 04 play RW Oberhausen. (Igwe is out injured.)

Sacha Kljestan and RSC Anderlecht play St. Truiden.

Ryan Miller and Halmstads BK play BK Hacken.


Tim Howard and Everton play Manchester United.

Stuart Holden and Bolton Wanderers play Arsenal.

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

Jonathan Spector and West Ham United play Chelsea.

Conor Doyle and Derby County play Sheffield United.

Mike Grella and Leeds United play Swansea City.

Zak Whitbread and Norwich City play Barnsley. (Whitbread is out injured.)

Jemal Johnson and Milton Keynes Dons play Brighton.

Frank Simek and Carlisle United play Sheffield Wednesday.

Anton Peterlin and Plymouth Argyle play Colchester United.

Maurice Edu and Rangers play Hamilton Academical.

Dominic Cervi and Celtic play Heart of Midlothian.

Oguchi Onyewu and AC Milan play Cesena.

Steve Cherundolo, DaMarcus Beasley and Hannover 96 play Bayer Leverkusen.

Michael Bradley and Borussia Moenchengladbach play Ricardo Clark and Eintracht Frankfurt.

Daniel Williams and SC Freiburg play VfB Stuttgart.

Matt Taylor and FSV Frankfurt play Fortuna Dusseldorf.

David Yeldell and MSV Duisburg play Kenny Cooper and TSV 1860 Munich. (Cooper is out injured.)

Charlie Davies and Sochaux play Stade Rennes.

Carlos Bocanegra and St Etienne play Toulouse.

Freddy Adu and Aris Salonika play Panathinaikos.

Michael Parkhurst and FC Nordsjaelland play Odense BK.

Jose Torres, Herculez Gomez, Marco Vidal and Pachuca play Chivas de Guadalajara.

Sonny Guadarrama and Atlante play Sammy Ochoa and Estudiantes Tecos U.A. de G. 


Jozy Altidore and Villarreal play Espanyol.

Marcus Tracy, Chris Rolfe and Aalborg BK play AC Horsens.

Benny Feilhaber and AGF Aarhus play Hvidovre.

Alejandro Bedoya and Orebro SK play Djurgarden.

Steve Clark and Honefoss BK play Haugesund.

Clarence Goodson, Hunter Freeman and IK Start play Lillestrom.

Mikkel Diskerud and Stabaek IF play Valerenga.

Edgar Castillo and San Luis play UNAM.


Brad Friedel, Brad Guzan, Eric Lichaj and Aston Villa play Stoke City.

Luis Robles and Karlsruhe play Energie Cottbus.


Do you see Beasley making his debut this weekend? How do you see Holden faring against Arsenal? Which is more likely: Dempsey scoring or Hahnemann recording a cleansheet?

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