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Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview


DeAndre Yedlin and Sunderland face a must-win six-pointer on Saturday, as they travel to Norwich City at the bottom of the table in an intense relegation dogfight.

After a predictable loss to league-leader Leicester City last weekend stifled a run of four straight draws for Yedlin and Sunderland, Sam Allardyce’s team now sits four points below 17th place Norwich with a game in hand. The home side has struggled to find consistency as of late, though, losing to Crystal Palace last weekend just after earning a vital three points against Newcastle United.

In German Bundesliga action, Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach will fight for a win over relegation-destined Hannover 96. Johnson and company will hope another American, Timmy Chandler with Eintracht Frankfurt, can earn a result against Bayer Leverkusen to slow down the team standing between Monchengladbach and next season’s UEFA Champions League.

After an impressive first start in the Bundesliga, Christian Pulisic could easily earn his second league start as Borussia Dortmund hosts Hamburg this weekend. The 17-year-old didn’t feature in Dortmund’s disappointing UEFA Europa League loss on Thursday, and will have fresh legs that Thomas Tuchel may be looking to utilize on Sunday.

Here’s what is in store for the Americans abroad this weekend:


Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach play Hannover 96.

Jonathan Bornstein, Luis Gil and Queretaro play Ventura Alvarado and Club America.

Michael Orozco, Greg Garza, Paul Arriola, Alejando Guido and Club Tijuana play Edgar Castillo and Monterrey.

Tim Ream, Emerson Hyndman and Fulham play Brighton and Hove Albion.

Andrew Wooten and SV Sandhausen play Terrence Boyd and RB Leipzig.

Shawn Barry and FSV Frankfurt play SC Paderborn 07.


DeAndre Yedlin and Sunderland play Norwich City.

Tim Howard and Everton play Southampton.

Brad Guzan and Aston Villa play Manchester United.

Matt Miazga and Chelsea play Manchester City.

John Brooks and Hertha Berlin play Russell Canouse and Hoffenheim.

Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt play Bayer Leverkusen.

Alfredo Morales and FC Ingolstadt 04 play SV Darmstadt 98.

Jorge Villafana and Santos Laguna play Cruz Azul.

Sebastian Saucedo and Veracruz play Toluca.

Omar Gonzalez and Pachuca play Morelia.

Jose Torres and Tigres UANL play Joe Corona, Sonny Guadarrama and Dorados de Sinaloa.

William Yarbrough, Miguel Ibarra and Club Leon play Puebla.

Danny Williams and Reading play Leeds United.

Jonathan Spector and Birmingham City play Burnley.

Duane Holmes and Huddersfield Town play Blackburn Rovers.

Cody Cropper and Milton Keynes Dons play Preston North End.

Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest play Rotherham.

Desevio Payne and FC Groningen play Feyenoord.


Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund play Hamburg.

Alejandro Bedoya and FC Nantes play Montpellier.

Rubio Rubin and FC Utrecht play Ajax.

Gedion Zelalem and Rangers play Celtic in the Scottish Cup.

Bobby Wood and FC Union Berlin play Heidenheimer SB.

Cole Grossman and Stabaek IF play Sarpsborg.

Ethan Horvath and Molde FK play Modo/Glimt.

AJ Soares and Viking play Aelesund.


Geoff Cameron and Stoke City play Tottenham.

Caleb Stanko and SC Freiburg play Eintracht Braunschweig.


Which of these matches are you most looking forward to? Can Yedlin and Sunderland produce a win in Norwich? Do you see Pulisic earning his second straight Bundesliga start? Will Bobby Wood continue to light up the 2. Bundesliga after last week’s brace?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Since SBI refuses to cover Bob Bradley’s promotion campaign, let me add that LeHAC faces a critical home match vs. second-place Nancy tomorrow morning. LeHAC is tied for 3rd with Red Star, along with 2 other clubs within striking distance.

  2. Easy to predict that Pulisic will play–they played him last weekend, and played most if not all of their other potential starters in the Europa League game.

    As for the ones I’m looking forward to, I would’ve really been looking forward to Stoke vs. Liverpool on Monday, except that it looks like Stoke are actually playing Tottenham:P


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