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Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview


The recent U.S. Men’s National Team call-ups have all returned to their respective clubs, and several are now set to face one another as the international break comes to an end. Still, the weekend’s main headliner won’t be on the field, but rather leading the way from the sidelines.

English soccer takes centerstage this weekend as former USMNT head coach Bob Bradley makes his Premier League coaching debut with Swansea City. Bradley, the first American manager to take charge in the Premier League, faces a tough test, as the Swans visit Arsenal in Bradley’s first match in charge. In other English action, Geoff Cameron and Lynden Gooch may collide when Stoke City takes on Sunderland, while DeAndre Yedlin looks to get back on track when Newcastle United faces Brentford in Championship action.

German action is headlined by several head-to-head clashes, starting Friday when Christian Pulisic’s Borussia Dortmund faces John Brooks and Hertha Berlin. Fabian Johnson’s Borussia Monchengladbach also faces off with Bobby Wood and Hamburg, while Julian Green hopes to carry his recent USMNT surge into Bayern Munich’s meeting with Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt.

Elsewhere, Matt Miazga and Vitesse face a club that has been friendly to Americans over the years, AZ Alkmaar, while Omar Gonzalez’s Pachuca takes on Jorge Villafana and Santos Laguna in Liga MX action.

Here’s a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad:


Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund face John Brooks and Hertha Berlin.

William Yarbrough, Miguel Ibarra and Club Leon visit Veracruz.

Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest take on Jonathan Spector and Birmingham City.

A.J. Soares and AGF Aarhus host AC Horsens.

Fafa Picault and St. Pauli host Erzgebirge Aue.

Russel Canouse and VFL Bochum face off with Andrew Wooten and Sanhausen.


Emerson Hyndman and Bournemouth take on Hull City.

Bob Bradley’s Swansea faces Gedion Zelalem and Arsenal.

Geoff Cameron and Stoke City host Lynden Gooch and Sunderland.

Cameron Carter-Vickers and Tottenham visit West Brom.

Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach host Bobby Wood and Hamburg.

Julian Green and Bayern Munich visit Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt.

Alfredo Morales and Ingolstadt take on Cologne.

Aron Johannsson and Werder Bremen face Bayer Leverkusen.

Edgar Castillo and Monterrey visit Chiapas.

Jonathan Bornsten, Luis Gil and Queretaro face Atlas.

Jose Torres, Luis Silva and Tigres face Necaxa.

Omar Gonzalez and Pachuca take on Jorge Villafana and Santos Laguna.

Ventura Alvarado and Club American host Greg Garza, Michael Orozco, John Requejo, Paul Arriola, Amando Moreno, Alejandro Guido and Tijuana.

Tim Ream, Luca de la Torre and Fulham face Barnsley.

DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle host Brentford.

Danny Williams and Reading take on Queens Park Rangers.

Rubio Rubin and FC Utrecht host Go Ahead Eagles.

Matt Miazga and Vitesse visit AZ Alkmaar.

Desevio Payne and Groningen take on Heerenveen.

Perry Kitchen and Hearts host Dundee.

Duane Holmes and Scunthorpe United face MK Dons.

Gboly Ariyibi and Chesterfield visit Southend United.


Brad Guzan and Middlesbrough host Watford.

Terrence Boyd and RB Leipzig face Wolfsburg.

Caleb Stanko and FC Vaduz take on St Gallen

Jerome Kiesewetter and Fortuna Dusseldorf face 1860 Munich.

Ethan Horvath, Josh Gatt and Molde host Sogndal.

Cole Grossman and Stabaek visit Valerenga.


  1. BvB’s official twitter account does a roster prediction the day before each game. They have CP starting on the right and Brooks starting at CB for Hertha. They are usually right about the Dortmund guys at least, although sometimes the miss one.

  2. Heard Vitesse has a CB hurt so Miazga might get to play. Why no Bjorn Maars Johnson, born and raised in North Carolina and actually plays for Hearts, whereas 5 or 10 of these guys haven’t dressed once this season.

  3. Quite a few games where there is a likelihood of Americans playing on both sides. I hope most of those are televised on channels most of us can get.

  4. hopefully since most of our European players were released back to their teams early they’ll be able to feature for their clubs this weekend.


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