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Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: McKennie, Pulisic, and more


Not many players have been able to make a big impact in their European debut. Weston McKennie shrugged off those remarks midweek, registering an assist in his Champions League debut in a 1-1 draw against Porto.

Now with the sights turned back to Bundesliga action, Schalke face another tough test with the arrival of Bayern Munich this weekend to Gelsenkirchen. McKennie was all over the field on Wednesday, and will need a similar performance if Schalke wants to snatch their first win in league play this season.

Elsewhere, Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund face a trip to Hoffenheim in Bundesliga play while Alfredo Morales and Fortuna Dusseldorf face Stuttgart on Friday. Andrija Novakovich and Fortuna Sittard battle Willem II in the Dutch Eredivisie. Lynden Gooch and Sunderland will look to stay near the top of the EFL League One as they battle Rochdale.

DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle face a winnable matchup against Crystal Palace. Tim Ream seeks to make his season debut for Fulham as they battle Watford. Antonee Robinson and Wigan kick off play this weekend in the EFL Championship against Bristol City.

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


Ligue 1

Timothy Weah and PSG face Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu and Rennes on Sunday.

Matt Miazga and Nantes face Lille on Saturday.

Ligue 2

Quentin Westberg and Auxerre face Ajaccio on Friday.


Premier League

DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle United face Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Danny Williams and Huddersfield Town face Leicester City on Saturday.

Tim Ream, Luca De La Torre and Fulham face Watford on Saturday.

EFL Championship

Antonee Robinson and Wigan Athletic face Bristol City on Friday.

Eric Lichaj and Hull City face Reading on Saturday.

Cameron Carter-Vickers and Swansea City face Middlesbrough on Saturday.

Gboly Ariyibi and Nottingham Forest face Rotherham United on Saturday.

Geoff Cameron and Queens Park Rangers face Norwich City on Saturday.

Duane Holmes and Derby County face Brentford on Saturday.

EFL League One

Lynden Gooch and Sunderland face Rochdale on Saturday.



Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund face Hoffenheim on Saturday.

Weston McKennie and Schalke face Bayern Munich on Saturday.

Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach face Jonathan Klinsmann and Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

John Brooks and Wolfsburg face Caleb Stanko and Freiburg on Saturday.

Alfredo Morales and Fortuna Dusseldorf face Stuttgart on Friday.

Timothy Tillman and Nuremberg face Bobby Wood and Hannover on Saturday.

Aron Johannsson and Werder Bremen face Augsburg on Saturday.

Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt face RB Leipzig on Sunday.


Julian Green and Greuther Furth face Heidenheim on Sunday. 

Joe Gyau and Duisburg face Erzgebirge on Sunday.

Terrence Boyd, McKinze Gaines and Darmstadt face Dynamo Dresden on Saturday.

Andrew Wooten and Sandhausen face Brady Scott and FC Koln on Friday.

U-19 Bundesliga

Sebastian Soto and Hannover face Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

Chris Richards and Bayern Munich face Nuremberg on Sunday.


Liga MX

Joe Corona and Club America face Jose Torres and Puebla face on Friday. 

Alejandro Guido, Rubio Rubin and Club Tijuana face Pachuca on Saturday.

Omar Gonzalez and Atlas face Cruz Azul on Saturday.

Ventura Alvarado and Necaxa face Toluca on Saturday.

Michael Orozco and Lobos face William Yarborough and Club Leon on Saturday.

Eduardo Fernandez and Tigres face Monterrey on Sunday. 


Primeira Liga

Keaton Parks and Benfica face Aves on Sunday.


Segunda Division

Shaq Moore and Reus Deportiu face Gimnastic on Sunday.



Romain Gall and Malmo face Kalmar on Sunday.

Kofi Sarkodie and Trelleborg face Djurgarden on Saturday.

Alex DeJohn, Andrew Stadler and Dalkurd face Norrkoping on Saturday.



Jonathan Amon and Nordsjaelland face FC Kobenhaven on Sunday.

Emmanuel Sabbi and Hobro face Michael Lansing and Aalborg on Sunday.



Andrija Novakovich and Fortuna Sittard face Willem II on Saturday.

Erik Palmer-Brown and NAC Breda face VVV Venlo on Saturday.

Desevio Payne and Excelsior face Heerenveen on Saturday.


Pro League

Kenny Saief and Anderlecht face Standard Liege on Sunday. 

Ethan Horvath and Club Brugge face Gent on Sunday.

Brendan Hines-Ike and Kortrijk face Zulte Waregem on Friday. 

Juan Torres and Lokeren face R. Excel Mouscron on Saturday.


Premier League

Emerson Hyndman and Hibernian face Dundee on Saturday.

Kevin Silva and Hearts face Livingston on Saturday.



Josh Gatt and Rheindorf Altach face Wolfsberg on Saturday.

South Korea


Mix Diskerud and Ulsan Hyundai face Jeonnam Dragons on Sunday.


Swiss Pro League

Kekuta Manneh and FC St Gallen face Lugano on Saturday.


    • I watched most of the game. Impressions: alfredo is not afraid “get stuck in” on a tackle. He is quick and has added some offensive aggression to his game. Dusseldorf are not good, but he was heavily involved throughout the game in all aspects. His defensive work is very solid.

      • We agree on most things I think, I favor emo more than most but got a feeling this is a big weekend

      • And Hyndman doesn’t get off the bench. I get that he’s 22 but he hasn’t shown improvement in 3 years so I don’t know we can expect him to improve in the next three either. Part of that is due to injury but he’s supposedly healthy now.

      • Ok Nova got the brace and CP scored at least they scored and I would like to think he was held out for tues match because they were playing a bottom team today and squad rotation is to be expected.

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