Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead


Landon Donovan 3 (Getty Images)


Landon Donovan's time with Everton is nearing its end and while he may want to make an impact in all of his remaning games with the club, this weekend's match might be at the top of his list.

Everton are set to face Chelsea in a match that will pit Donovan against the likes of John Terry, Juan Mata and Florent Malouda. Donovan is still looking for his first goal during this loan stint, and one against Chelsea could go a big way in helping Everton pull out a result at home.

Tim Ream is not certain to start, but he could make his debut for Bolton Wanderers on Saturday. Bolton Manager Owen Coyle has stated Ream will be on the gameday roster, and a start could be in the cards as the relegation-threatened club looks to get three points from cellar dwellers Wigan Athletic.

Wondering what other match to keep an eye on? Look no further than Hertha Berlin's game versus VfB Stuttgart, as it could provide an opportunity to watch Alfredo Morales. The U.S. youth national team prospect has started and gone the distance in back-to-back games (including in an extra-time match on Wednesday), and his solid performances in both may have earned him more playing time.

Here is who the Americans Abroad face this weekend:


Bobby Wood and TSV 1860 Munich play FC Erzgebirge Aue. (Wood is out injured.)

Herculez Gomez and Santos Laguna play Morelia.


Adam Henley and Blackburn Rovers play Queen Park Rangers.

Stuart Holden, Tim Ream and Bolton Wanderers play Wigan Athletic. (Holden is out injured.)

Tim Howard, Landon Donovan, Marcus Hahnemann and Everton play Chelsea.

Clint Dempsey and Fulham play Stoke City.

Zak Whitbread and Norwich City play Swansea City.

Brad Friedel and Tottenham Hotspur play Newcastle United.

Jonathan Spector and Birmingham City play Barnsley.

Robbie Rogers and Leeds United play Brighton.

Conor Doyle and Derby County play Millwall.

Robbie Findley and Nottingham Forest play Watford.

Daniel Potts, George John and West Ham United play Peterborough United.

Mike Grella and Brentford play Oldham Athletic.

Frank Simek and Carlisle United play Stevenage.

Anton Peterlin and Walsall play Colchester United.

Maurice Edu, Alejandro Bedoya, Carlos Bocanegra and Rangers play Dunfermline Athletic.

Dominic Cervi and Celtic play Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Terrence Boyd and Borussia Dortmund play David Yelldell and Bayer Leverkusen.

Steve Cherundolo and Hannover 96 play Mainz 05.

Alfredo Morales and Hertha Berlin play VfB Stuttgart.

Fabian Johnson, Danny Williams, Joe Gyau and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim play Werder Bremen.

Jermaine Jones and Schalke 04 play Borussia Moenchengladbach. (Jones is serving an eight-week suspension.)

Luis Robles and Karlsruhe play Eintracht Braunschweig.

Quentin Westberg and Evian Thonon Gaillard play Marseille.

Charlie Davies and Sochaux play Stade Rennes.

Jozy Altidore and AZ Alkmaar play Excelsior.

Oguchi Onyewu and Sporting CP play Maritimo.

Adrian Ruelas and Jaguares de Chiapas play Queretaro.

Jose Torres and Pachuca play Estudiantes Tecos U.A. de G.

Michael Orozco Fiscal and San Luis play Jonathan Bornstein and Tigres UANL.

Sonny Guadarrama and Atlante play Toluca.


Brad Guzan, Eric Lichaj and Aston Villa play Manchester City.

Timmy Chandler and FC Nurnberg play FC Augsburg.

Matt Taylor and SC Paderborn 07 play SpVgg Greuther Furth.

Mikkel Diskerud and KAA Gent play Club Brugge.

Sacha Kljestan and RSC Anderlecht play Standard Liege.

DaMarcus Beasley and Puebla play Pumas UNAM.

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


Michael Bradley and Chievo Verona play Napoli.

Ricardo Clark and Eintracht Frankfurt play Fortuna Dusseldorf.


Which matches are you most looking forward to? How do you see Donovan faring against Chelsea? Should Coyle give Ream a start against last-place Wigan? Think Morales will play against VfB Stuttgart?

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