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Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Bobby Wood, Christian Pulisic and more

Following the international break, the U.S. Men’s National Team’s Euro-based stars return to their clubs to continue domestic seasons.

Bobby Wood and Hamburg are off to a perfect start in Bundesliga play, and that start will be put to the test against RB Leipzig. Wood scored the game-tying goal in Tuesday’s USMNT draw with Honduras, and he’ll look to carry over the form that saw him score an additional goal in his team’s last match.

In other Bundesliga action, Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund face Caleb Stanko’s Freiburg while Fabian Johnson and Timmy Chandler go head-to-head in a clash between Borussia Monchengladbach and Eintracht Frankfurt.

Elsewhere, Julian Green could make his debut for his new club, Geoff Cameron faces a test against Manchester United and two young stars could face off when Lynden Gooch’s Sunderland takes on Cameron Carter-Vickers’ Sheffield United.

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



Bobby Wood and Hamburg face RB Leipzig on Friday.

Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach face Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund face Caleb Stanko and Freiburg on Saturday.

John Brooks and Wolfsburg face Hannover 96 on Saturday. (Brooks is injured.)

Aron Johannsson and Werder Bremen face Hertha Berlin on Sunday.

Weston McKennie and Schalke face VfB Stuttgart on Sunday.


Julian Green and Greuther Furth face Dynamo Dresden on Friday.

Alfredo Morales and Ingolstadt face FC Erzgebirge Aue on Saturday.

Jerome Kiesewetter and Fortuna Dusseldorf face Union Berlin on Sunday.

Terrence Boyd, McKinzie Gaines and Darmstadt face VfL Bochum on Sunday.

Haji Wright, Andrew Wooten and Sandhausen face Eintracht Branschweig on Sunday.



Emerson Hyndman and AFC Bournemouth face Arsenal on Saturday.

Geoff Cameron and Stoke City face Manchester United on Saturday.

DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle United face Swansea City on Sunday.

Danny Williams and Huddersfield Town face West Ham on Monday.


Tim Ream and Fulham face Cardiff City on Saturday.

Lynden Gooch and Sunderland face Cameron Carter-Vickers and Sheffield United on Saturday.

Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest face Sheffield Wendesday on Friday.



Jose Torres and Tigres face Atlas on Friday.

Jonathan Bornstein and Queretaro face William Yarbrough and Leon on Saturday.

Jonathan Gonzalez, Edgar Castillo and Monterrey face Necaxa on Saturday.

Omar Gonzalez and Pachuca face Chivas de Guadalajara on Saturday.

Joe Corona, Michael Orozco, Alejandro Guido and Tijuana face Pumas on Sunday.

Jorge Villafana, Ventura Alvarado and Santos Laguna face Rodrigo Lopez and Toluca on Sunday.



Matt Miazga and Vitesse face Shane O’Neill, Desevio Payne and Excelsior on Saturday.



Juan Pablo Torres and KSC Lokoren face Anderlecht on Friday.

Ethan Horvath and Club Brugge face Mouscron on Saturday.



Perry Kitchen and Randers face AGF Aarhus on Saturday.



Rubio Rubin and Stabaek face Aalesund on Sunday.



Romain Gall and Sundsvall face Sirius on Sunday.

Mix Diskerud and Goteborg face Djurgarden on Monday.


  1. I watched most of the game. He was pretty involved, but not a lot of end product. Lots of running from him; towards the end when they were trying to preserve the point, he was basically defending up and down the whole left side.

  2. Bremen continued to put him in the roster and use him in friendlies after AJ asked for a move so they must still have some interest. Interested to see if Green will get some time this week.

  3. The transfer window has closed and AJ is still stuck at Werder Bremen. Hope he can work his way into some playing time.You think the national team is deep in some spot, then an injury or two and/or red card and you need help. It’d be good if AJ could find his form.

    • I agree, we could definitely use a BL striker if he can finally get some minutes. After Wood and Jozy, the forward picture is thin on real options.


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