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Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

Photo by Bill Streicher/USA Today Sports
Photo by Bill Streicher/USA Today Sports

Joe Corona will not only have a chance to impress his parent club this weekend. He will also have a chance to beat it as well.

Corona is set to face the Liga MX team that sent him on loan during the most recent Apertura and Clausura campaigns, as he and Dorados de Sinaloa welcome Club Tijuana on Saturday. Corona started in Dorados’ season opener last Sunday, and is surely eager to get the nod again to take on Xolos and former teammates and compatriots, like Greg Garza and Paul Arriola.

Danny Williams will not be going up against any senior U.S. Men’s National Team players, but he will be hoping to extend his run of good form when Reading visits Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday. Williams headed home the equalizer in the Royals’ 1-1 draw with Derby County on Tuesday, and will be aiming to make a similar kind of impact so as to help his club extend its unbeaten run to three games.

Wondering what other match might be worth watching? Look no further than Pachuca’s clash with Queretaro on Saturday, as it could pit two former Western Conference foes against one another. Omar Gonzalez and Pachuca will play host to Luis Gil and Queretaro, and Gil will be looking to make his debut after not dressing for the first game of the Liga MX campaign. Making the potential showdown even more interesting is that a fellow America in Jonathan Bornstein could take the field for Queretaro.

Here is who the Americans Abroad battle this weekend:


Miguel Ibarra, William Yarbrough and Club Leon play Veracruz.

Jorge Villafana and Santos Laguna play Gabriel Farfan and Jaguares de Chiapas.


DeAndre Yedlin, Lynden Gooch and Sunderland play Tottenham Hotspur.

Tim Howard and Everton play Chelsea.

Brad Guzan and Aston Villa play Leicester City.

Jonathan Spector and Birmingham City play Derby County.

Tim Ream, Emerson Hyndman and Fulham play Huddersfield Town.

Danny Williams and Reading play Cody Cropper and Milton Keynes Dons.

Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest play Bolton Wanderers.

Gedion Zelalem and Rangers play Livingston.

Alejandro Bedoya and FC Nantes play Guingamp.

Jose Torres, Luis Silva and Tigres UANL play Morelia.

Omar Gonzalez and Pachuca play Jonathan Bornstein, Luis Gil and Queretaro.

Ventura Alvarado and Club America play Atlas.

Joe Corona and Dorados de Sinaloa play Michael Orozco, Greg Garza, Paul Arriola, Alejandro Guido and Club Tijuana.


Geoff Cameron and Stoke City play Arsenal.

Edgar Castillo and Monterrey play Puebla.

Desevio Payne and FC Groningen play Rubio Rubin and FC Utrecht.


Which of these matches are you most looking forward to? How do you see Corona faring vs. Club Tijuana? Expect Williams to score again for Reading?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. You should add Duane Holmes for Huddesfield. He’s another young guy who actually scored in their last match (and David Wagner is there american coach there)

    • yeah, the Duane Holmes situation is and has been a head scratcher for some time now. He’s been playing in the 2nd and 3rd tier of english football for some time now, plays an attacking position that the US at all levels sorely needs and is under 23 which makes you wonder why he hasnt gotten a look yet. He’s also clearly a US supporter if you follow his tweets so what gives??

  2. Liga MX seems to be a huge place of interest currently. Some of the things to watch for:

    1. Can Omar and Alvarado hold down starting spots and spin this into a NT resurrection?
    2. Will Jorge Villafana succeed in Mexico and catch Jurgen’s eye?
    3. Can Luis Gil get his career jump-started, considering this a big year for the U-23s?
    4. Will Paul Arriola have a breakthrough campaign with Tijuana?


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