Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead


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The winter transfer window closed this past Tuesday, and a pair of Americans who secured moves during it will be looking to make their debuts in England this weekend.

George John and Robbie Rogers could make their first appearances abroad for West Ham United and Leeds United, respectively, as the Championship gets back into a full weekend swing. John, who scored for the club's reserves a week ago, could debut in West Ham's home game versus Millwall while Rogers aims to get on the field against Bristol City.

Mikkel Diskerud is another player who could see time with his new club. Having just joined Belgian club KAA Gent on loan, Diskerud could play for the club for the first time when it battles OH Leuven on Saturday.

Terrence Boyd stands at longer odds to make his first-team debut, but he might take to the field when Borussia Dortmund takes on Timmy Chandler and FC Nurnberg. Boyd was promoted to training with Dortmund's first team earlier this week after Mohamed Zidan was sold, and a late-game cameo is a possibility for the U.S. U-23 men's national team forward should he dress.

Here is who the Americans Abroad play this weekend:


Timmy Chandler and FC Nurnberg play Terrence Boyd and Borussia Dortmund.

Matt Taylor and SC Paderborn 07 play FC Union Berlin.


Adam Henley and Blackburn Rovers play Arsenal.

Zak Whitbread and Norwich City play Stuart Holden, Tim Ream and Bolton Wanderers. (Holden is out injured.)

Tim Howard, Landon Donovan, Marcus Hahnemann and Everton play Wigan Athletic.

Clint Dempsey and Fulham play Manchester City.

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

Robbie Rogers and Leeds United play Bristol City.

Jonathan Spector and Birmingham City play Southampton.

Frank Simek and Carlisle United play Chesterfield.

Mike Grella and Brentford play Preston North End.

Anton Peterlin and Walsall play Scunthorpe United.

Dominic Cervi and Celtic play Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Scottish Cup.

David Yelldell and Bayer Leverkusen play VfB Stuttgart.

Alfredo Morales and Hertha Berlin play Steve Cherundolo and Hannover 96.

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

Fabian Johnson, Danny Williams, Joe Gyau and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim play FC Augsburg.

Quentin Westberg and Evian Thonon Gaillard play Paris Saint-Germain.

Jozy Altidore and AZ Alkmaar play ADO Den Haag.

Oguchi Onyewu and Sporting CP play Gil Vicente in the Portuguese League Cup.

Mikkel Diskerud and KAA Gent play OH Leuven.

Adrian Ruelas and Jaguares de Chiapas play Cruz Azul.

Michael Orozco Fiscal and San Luis play Monterrey.

Sonny Guadarrama and Atlante play Queretaro.

Herculez Gomez and Santos Laguna play Pumas UNAM.


Brad Guzan, Eric Lichaj and Aston Villa play Newcastle United.

Conor Doyle and Derby County play Robbie Findley and Nottingham Forest.

Maurice Edu, Alejandro Bedoya, Carlos Bocanegra and Rangers play Dundee United in the Scottish Cup.

Michael Bradley and Chievo Verona play Parma.

Ricardo Clark and Eintracht Frankfurt play Eintracht Braunschweig.

Luis Robles and Karlsruhe play FC Erzgebirge Aue.

Charlie Davies and Sochaux play Lille.

Sacha Kljestan and RSC Anderlecht play Racing Genk.

DaMarcus Beasley and Puebla play Joe Corona, Edgar Castillo, Greg Garza and Club Tijuana.

Jose Torres and Pachuca play Toluca.

Jonathan Bornstein and Tigres UANL play America.


Brad Friedel and Tottenham Hotspur play Liverpool.

Bobby Wood and TSV 1860 Munich play Energie Cottbus. (Wood is out injured.)


Which matches are you most looking forward to? Who do you think has more of a chance to make his debut, Rogers or John? Do you see Diskerud playing or is it too early? Think Boyd will get some playing time?

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