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By FRANCO PANIZO
If battles between American players are appealing to you, then you won't want to miss some of this weekend's matches.
From Michael Bradley and Stuart Holden possibly squaring off in Aston Villa's match with Bolton, to Eddie Johnson continuing his search for the back of the net against Zak Whitbread in Preston North End's tilt versus Norwich City, there are several quality American duels to see. Among the most intriguing will be when Clint Dempsey and Fulham square off against Jermaine Jones and Blackburn.
This weekend isn't all about American matchups. The Danish Superliga will return from its long winter break, and so too could Clarence Goodson. The U.S. national team defender might make his Brondby IF debut when the club takes on Lyngby.
Here is a rundown of who the Americans Abroad play this weekend:
Alfredo Morales and Hertha Berlin play FSV Frankfurt.
Bobby Wood and TSV 1860 Munich play RW Oberhausen.
Sacha Kljestan and RSC Anderlecht play Racing Genk.
Sammy Ochoa and Estudiantes Tecos U.A. de G. play Jose Torres, Herculez Gomez and Pachuca.
Stuart Holden and Bolton Wanderers play Brad Friedel, Brad Guzan, Michael Bradley and Aston Villa.
Clint Dempsey and Fulham play Jermaine Jones and Blackburn Rovers.
Tim Howard and Everton play Newcastle United.
Jonathan Spector and West Ham United play Stoke City.
Conor Doyle and Derby County play Barnsley.
Eric Lichaj and Leeds United play Doncaster Rovers.
Zak Whitbread and Norwich City play Eddie Johnson and Preston North End.
Robbie Findley and Nottingham Forest play Hull City. (Findley is out injured.)
Frank Simek and Carlisle United play Brighton.
Anton Peterlin and Plymouth Argyle play Sheffield Wednesday.
Mike Grella and Swindon Town play Walsall.
Dominic Cervi and Celtic play Hamilton Academical.
Ricardo Clark and Eintracht Frankfurt play Kaiserslautern. (Clark is out injured.)
Steve Cherundolo, DaMarcus Beasley and Hannover 96 play Bayern Munich.
Timothy Chandler and FC Nurnberg play St Pauli.
Luis Robles and Karlsruhe play VfL Bochum.
Carlos Bocanegra and St Etienne play Caen.
Oguchi Onyewu and Twente Enschede play NAC Breda.
Marcus Tracy, Chris Rolfe and Aalborg BK play Silkeborg IF. (Tracy is out injured.)
Jonathan Bornstein and Tigres UANL play Chivas de Guadalalajara.
Sonny Guadarrama and Atlante play Pumas UNAM.
Marcus Hahnemann and Wolverhampton Wanderers play Tottenham Hotspur.
Maurice Edu and Rangers and play St Mirren.
Daniel Williams and SC Freiburg play Werder Bremen. (Williams is out injured.)
Amaechi Igwe, Edson Buddle and FC Ingolstadt 04 play Alemania Aachen. (Igwe is out injured.)
David Yelldell and MSV Duisburg play Arminia Bielefeld.
Jozy Altidore and Bursaspor play Istanbul Buyuksehir BSK.
Freddy Adu and Caykur Rizespor play Gaziantep BBK.
Clarence Goodson and Brondby IF play Lyngby.
Michael Parkhurst and FC Nordsjaelland play Randers FC.
Edgar Castillo and Puebla play Atlas.
Quentin Westberg and Evian Thonon Gaillard play Boulogne.
Which of the American matchups are you most intrigued by? Do you see Bradley starting again? How do you see Goodson faring should he start for Brondby?
Share your thoughts below.