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Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Pulisic, Chandler, Liga MX and more


The post-Thanksgiving soccer schedule is a busy one for the contingent of Americans Abroad.

Bundesliga matchups headline the weekend, beginning with a clash between Christian Pulisic’s Borussia Dortmund and Timmy Chandler’s Eintracht Frankfurt. Following a Champions League defeat, Julian Green and Bayern Munich are back in action for a tough match against Bayer Leverkusen while Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach take on Hoffenheim.

Liga MX also provides plenty of action with the second round of the league’s quarterfinal round. William Yarbrough’s Club Leon is in the best position, with a 3-0 advantage over Tijuana. Omar Gonzalez and Pachuca are behind a goal to Necaxa, while Luis Silva, Jose Torres and Tigres enter Saturday’s clash with Pumas following a 2-2 draw in the first leg. Finally, Ventura Alvarado’s Club America visits Chivas de Guadalajara following a 1-1 draw in the first leg.

In other action, Bob Bradley and Swansea City host Crystal Palace, Lynden Gooch and Sunderland face a tough challenge against Liverpool and Andrew Wooten looks to continue his hot streak against Union Berlin.

Here’s a closer look at this weekend’s action:


Terrence Boyd and RB Leipzig face Freiburg.

Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest take on Barnsley.

Jerome Kiesewetter and Fortuna Dusseldorf host Hannover.


Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund host Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt.

Bobby Wood and Hamburg take on Aron Johannsson and Werder Bremen. (Wood is suspended)

Julian Green and Bayern Munich face Bayer Leverkusen.

Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach host Hoffenheim.

Bob Bradley and Swansea City host Crystal Palace.

Brad Guzan and Middlesbrough face Leicester.

Lynden Gooch and Sunderland take on Liverpool.

Cameron Carter-Vickers and Tottenham visit Chelsea.

Luis Gil, Jose Silva and Tigres face Pumas.

Greg Garza, Michael Orozco, John Requejo, Paul Arriola, Amando Moreno, Alejandro Guido and Tijuana face William Yarbrough, Miguel Ibarra and Leon.

Jonathan Spector and Birmingham City take on Brentford.

Tim Ream and Fulham visit Brighton & Hove Albion.

DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle host Blackburn Rovers.

Danny Williams and Reading face Bristol City.

Matt Miazga and Vitesse host Excelsior.

Perry Kitchen and Hearts face Motherwell.

Gboly Ariyibi and Chesterfield host Bristol Rovers.

Duane Holmes and Scunthorpe United visit Oxford United.

Russel Canouse and VFL Bochum visit Dynamo Dresden.

Fafa Picault and St. Pauli face Heidenheimer SB.


Geoff Cameron and Stoke City visit Watford.

Emerson Hyndman and Bournemouth visit Gedion Zelalem and Arsenal.

John Brooks and Hertha Berlin host Mainz.

Ventura Alvarado and Club America face Chivas de Guadalajara.

Omar Gonzalez and Pachuca take on Necaxa.

Rubin Rubin and FC Utrecht face Feyenoord.

Caleb Stanko and FC Vaduz host AC Lugano.

Andrew Wooten and SV Sandhausen host Union Berlin.


    • Pretty discouraging. Out of all the yanks that could possibly be involved in this game, it’s only Yarbrough starting (and getting worked 3-0 currently) and Orozco on the bench.

      • I sure hope so! I just Wish #ATLUTD would have waited before signing Kenwyne Jones. Terrance would have been a better long term move. Kiesewetter would be a good investment opportunity as well.

        Orlando City/Houston Dynamo should go get another winger…Jerome would be a good fit for either of those teams!

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