Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

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Landon Donovan Everton 1 (Getty Images)

By FRANCO PANIZO

Landon Donovan did not lead Everton to victory in his return match for the club, but he will not have to wait long to get another chance at that.

Donovan and Everton will take on lowly Tamworth of England's fifth division in a third round FA Cup match on Saturday. The Toffees are considered the heavy favorites in the match that could see Donovan score his first goal for the club in just under two years.

Adam Henley might also see the field this weekend, as Blackburn Rovers look to knock off Newcastle United in the FA Cup. The 17-year-old, who was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and is eligible to play for the United States, England or Wales, should continue to man the left back spot for Blackburn if he is given the start.

Saturday's headlines might be dominated by the FA Cup matches over in Europe, but just south of the U.S. border there will be a handful of watch-worthy matches as Mexico's Clausura kicks off. One of those matches could see a healthy Jose Torres and Pachuca take on Herculez Gomez and his new club, Santos Laguna.

Another match that you might want to tune into will be when Oguchi Onyewu and Sporting CP face FC Porto in a match of Portuguese heavyweights. Third-place Sporting CP needs a result to keep itself within striking distance of Porto, the Primeira Liga leaders.

Here is who the Americans Abroad play against this weekend:

FRIDAY

Joe Corona, Edgar Castillo, Greg Garza and Club Tijuana play Morelia.

SATURDAY

Jonathan Spector and Birmingham City play Wolverhampton Wanderers in the third round of the FA Cup.

Conor Doyle and Derby County play Crystal Palace in the third round of the FA Cup.

Tim Howard, Landon Donovan, Marcus Hahnemann and Everton play Tamworth in the third round of the FA Cup.

Clint Dempsey and Fulham play Charlton Athletic in the third round of the FA Cup.

Stuart Holden and Bolton Wanderers play Macclesfield Town in the third round of the FA Cup. (Holden is out injured.)

Adam Henley and Blackburn Rovers play Newcastle United in the third round of the FA Cup.

Zak Whitbread and Norwich City play Burnley in the third round of the FA Cup.

Robbie Findley and Nottingham Forest play Leicester City in the third round of the FA Cup.

Brad Friedel and Tottenham Hotspur play Cheltenham Town in the third round of the FA Cup.

Brad Guzan, Eric Lichaj and Aston Villa play Bristol Rovers in the third round of the FA Cup. (Lichaj is out injured.)

Frank Simek and Carlisle United play Leyton Orient.

Mike Grella and Brentford play Tranmere Rovers.

Anton Peterlin and Walsall play AFC Bournemouth.

Dominic Cervi and Greenock Morton play Raith Rovers in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.

Oguchi Onyewu and Sporting CP play FC Porto.

Jonathan Bornstein and Tigres UANL play Cruz Azul.

Adrian Ruelas and Jaguares de Chiapas play Monterrey.

Sonny Guadarrama and Atlante play Chivas de Guadalajara.

Herculez Gomez and Santos Laguna play Jose Torres and Pachuca.

Michael Orozco Fiscal and San Luis play Pumas UNAM.

SUNDAY

Daniel Potts and West Ham United play Sheffield Wednesday in the third round of the FA Cup.

Maurice Edu, Alejandro Bedoya, Carlos Bocanegra and Rangers play Arbroath in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.

Michael Bradley and Chievo Verona play AS Roma.

DaMarcus Beasley and Puebla play Atlas.

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Which matches are you most looking forward to? Do you see Donovan finding the back of the net? Think Henley will start against Newcastle? Who do you see winning, Gomez and Santos Laguna or Torres and Pachuca? Expecting Onyewu and Sporting CP to defeat Porto?

Share your thoughts below.

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