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Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Pulisic, Johnson, Brooks and more


Following a tumultuous international break, to say the very least, the contingent of Americans Abroad return to action with their club teams this weekend, and some big matches are on the docket.

A clash between Christian Pulisic and Julian Green headlines the schedule, as Borussia Dortmund takes on Bayern Munich in Der Klassiker. Bayern Munich enters the weekend top of the Bundesliga, six points ahead of fifth-place Dortmund.

German action continues with several other intriguing matches, as Fabian Johnson, John Brooks, Timmy Chandler and Bobby Wood lead a group of U.S. Men’s National Team regulars looking to bounce back from a pair of international defeats.

Elsewhere, Lynden Gooch and Sunderland host Hull City, Bob Bradley’s Swansea City takes on Everton and Omar Gonzalez’s Pachuca faces Ventura Alvarado and Club America in Liga MX action.

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


Terrence Boyd and RB Leipzig face Bayer Leverkusen.

Greg Garza, Michael Orozco, John Requejo, Paul Arriola, Amando Moreno, Alejandro Guido and Tijuana take on Veracruz.

Russel Canouse and VFL Bochum host Eintracht Braunschweig.


Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund take on Julian Green and Bayern Munich.

Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach host Cologne.

John Brooks and Hertha Berlin take on Augsburg.

Alfredo Morales and Ingolstadt visit Darmstadt.

Gedion Zelalem and Arsenal face Manchester United.

Bob Bradley’s Swansea City takes on Everton.

Geoff Cameron and Stoke City face Emerson Hyndman and Bournemouth. (Cameron is out injured)

Lynden Gooch and Sunderland host Hull City.

Cameron Carter-Vickers and Tottenham host West Ham.

William Yarbrough, Miguel Ibarra and Leon face Cruz Azul.

Edgar Castillo and Monterrey visit Morelia.

Luis Silva, Jose Torres and Tigres face Jonathan Bornstein, Luis Gil and Queretaro.

Omar Gonzalez and Pachuca host Ventura Alvarado and Club America.

Jonathan Spector and Birmingham City host Bristol City.

Tim Ream and Fulham take on Sheffield Wednesday.

Danny Williams and Reading host Burton Albion.

Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest face Ipswich Town.

Matt Miazga and Vitesse visit Heerenveen.

Desevio Payne and FC Groningen take on Den Haag.

Caleb Stanko and FC Vaduz face Basel.

Duane Holmes and Scunthtope United face Oldham Athletic.

Gboly Ayribi and Chesterfield visit Fleetwood Town.

Andrew Wooten and Sandhausen visit Karlsruhler.


Brad Guzan and Middlesbrough take on Chelsea.

Bobby Wood and Hamburg visit Hoffenheim.

Aron Johannsson and Werder Bremen host Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt.

Jorge Villafana and Santos Laguna face Toluca.

DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle United take on Leeds United.

Rubio Rubin and FC Utrecht visit Twente.

Jerome Kiesewetter and Fortuna Dusseldorf face Fafa Picault and St. Pauli.


  1. Alfredo Morales is listed on as probably out due to “fitness”

    Brooks and Chandler projected starters, Johnson and Pulisic not expected to start. Dortmund’s twitter also did not have CP in their projected lineup.


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