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Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

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Geoff Cameron and Stoke City are on a three-game losing streak, and they will need to come up with a strong performance if they intend to avoid stretching it to four.

Cameron and Stoke will host Arsenal on Saturday, and the Potters are in for a challenging duel given that the Gunners are on a bit of a roll and have won their last three matches across all competitions by way of shutout. Cameron started for Stoke last weekend in a loss to Manchester United, and will likely resume playing in a holding midfield role as he attempts to help his club pick up its first win since Nov. 9.

Tim Howard is also facing some heavy opposition on Saturday, as Everton pay a visit to second-placed Manchester City. The Toffees have won just once in their last five Premiership tilts this season, and will likely need a solid outing from their veteran goalkeeper in order to have a shot at upsetting Manchester City at Etihad Stadium. Howard is no stranger to performing in big moments, but he faces a daunting task with the likes of in-form Sergio Aguero and and Yaya Toure leading the Citizens.

RP Leipzig and FC Ingolstadt’s Sunday clash may not be one the premier bouts in Europe like the aforementioned two, but it should be interesting for American fans nonetheless given that it could pit Alfredo Morales and Terrence Boyd against one another. Morales should be back in his regular starting role after sitting out last weekend’s game due to yellow card accumulation, and will aim to get the 2. Bundesliga leaders back on track after seeing them suffer their first defeat of the season to Nurnberg.

Here is who the Americans Abroad take on this weekend:


Joe Gyau and Borussia Dortmund play TSG Hoffenheim.

Emerson Hyndman and Fulham play Watford.

Andrew Wooten and SV Sandhausen play Fortuna Dusseldorf.


Jozy Altidore and Sunderland play Liverpool.

Geoff Cameron and Stoke City play Arsenal.

Brad Friedel and Tottenham Hotspur play Crystal Palace.

Tim Howard and Everton play Manchester City.

Jonathan Spector, Brek Shea and Birmingham City play Blackpool. (Spector is out injured.)

Zak Whitbread and Derby County play Brighton & Hove Albion.

Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest play Oguchi Onyewu and Charlton Athletic.

Danny Williams and Reading play Tim Ream and Bolton Wanderers.

Fabian Johnson and Borussia Moenchengladbach play John Brooks and Hertha Berlin.

David Yelldell and Bayer Leverkusen play Bayern Munich.

Jann George and SpVgg Greuther Furth play SV Darmstadt 98.

Alejandro Bedoya and FC Nantes play Paris Saint-Germain.

Aron Johannsson and AZ Alkmaar play Go Ahead Eagles.

Sacha Kljestan and RSC Anderlecht play Mouscron-Peruwelz.

Conor O’Brien and FC Magna Wiener Neustadt play SC Rheindorf Altach.


Brad Guzan and Aston Villa play Leicester City.

Will Packwood and Colchester United play Peterborough United in the FA Cup.

Julian Green and Hamburg SV play Mainz 05.

Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt play Werder Bremen.

Terrence Boyd and RP Leipzig play Alfredo Morales and FC Ingolstadt 04 play.

Rubio Rubin and FC Utrecht play SC Heracles Almelo.

Freddy Adu and FK Jagodina play OFK Beograd.

Herculez Gomez, Jose Torres and Tigres UANL play Toluca in the second leg of their Liguilla semifinals series.

Ventura Alvarado and Club America play Alonso Hernandez and Monterrey in the second leg of their Liguilla semifinals series.


Cody Cropper and Southampton play Manchester United.

Bobby Wood and TSV 1860 Munich play FC Nurnberg.


Which of these matches are you most anticipating? How do you see Cameron and Stoke City performing vs. Arsenal? Think Howard and the Toffees get a result away to Manchester City?

Share your thoughts below.


    • No (in response to playing “well” being interpreted as having impact/being effective as a center fiorward). On the albeit few opportunities he had, his hold up play was poor in that he was often out played by defenders, and he also generally made the same far post runs when moving into the box. Also, when he did on a couple of occasions play a ball to a teammate in build up, that teammate did not attempt to pass back or turned the ball over.

      And, yes, Sunderland players IMO opinion, in particular AJ and CW, did not seek to involve Jozy like usual.

  1. good article in Germany on Gyau and him recovering faster than expected. even had a chance to make the team today but looks like he did not dress.

  2. Sad to say that Tim Howard is having a bad stretch of poor play at Everton, and the Press and the fans are not happy. The USA is not getting good info about some of the overseas players.


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