Two of the top options for the U.S. Men’s National Team left back position for October’s Nations League square off in England on Friday in a match Gregg Berhalter will want to watch closely.
Tim Ream and Fulham face Antonee Robinson and Wigan in one of the top Americans Abroad matches of the weekend. Ream is coming off having been captain for the USMNT draw with Uruguay earlier in September, while Robinson is still fighting for a return to Berhalter’s setup and he has been playing well enough to merit consideration. Friday will offer him a chance to show how he stacks up next to Ream, who could start at left back for the USMNT in October, unless he winds up being deployed in central defense.
Elsewhere, Josh Sargent and Werder Bremen face a tough test at Borussia Dortmund. Christian Pulisic and Chelsea are favorites heading into this weekend’s meeting with Brighton & Hove Albion. Emmanuel Sabbi, Christian Cappis, and others will try to help Hobro to a league win at home. Sergino Dest and Ajax face FC Groningen at home in Eredivisie action.
Here’s a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad action:
Christian Pulisic and Chelsea face Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.
DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle United face Leicester City on Sunday.
Eric Lichaj and Hull City face Cardiff City on Saturday.
Tim Ream and Fulham face Antonee Robinson and Wigan Athletic on Friday.
Cameron Carter-Vickers and Stoke City face Nottingham Forest on Friday.
Duane Holmes and Derby County face Birmingham City on Saturday.
Geoff Cameron and QPR face West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
Matt Miazga and Reading face Swansea City on Saturday.
Matthew Olosunde and Rotherham United face Bristol Rovers on Saturday.
Lynden Gooch and Sunderland face MK Dons on Saturday.
Giles Phillips and Wycombe Wanderers face Rochdale on Saturday.
Charlie Kelman and Southend United face Accrington Stanley on Saturday.
Jordan Adebayo-Smith and Boston United face
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Luca De La Torre and Fulham face Middlesbrough on Friday.
Kyle Scott and Newcastle United face Swansea City on Monday.
Josh Sargent and Werder Bremen face Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.
Zack Steffen and Fortuna Dusseldorf face Freiburg on Sunday.
John Brooks and Wolfsburg face Mainz on Saturday.
Weston McKennie and Schalke face Tyler Adams and RB Leipzig on Saturday.
Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt face Union Berlin on Friday.
Khiry Shelton and Paderborn face Bayern Munich on Saturday.
Fabian Johnson is OUT for Borussia Monchengladbach.
Alfredo Morales is OUT for Fortuna Dusseldorf.
Julian Green and Greuther Furth face Holstein Kiel on Sunday.
Bobby Wood and Hamburg face Regensburg on Saturday.
Sebastian Soto and Hannover face Nuremberg on Monday.
Terrence Boyd and Hallescher FC face Eintracht Braunschwig on Saturday.
McKinze Gaines and Sonnenhof Grobaspach face Chemnitzer FC on Saturday.
Chris Richards, Timothy Tillman, and Taylor Booth face Preussen Munster on Saturday.
Brady Scott and Koln II face Rodinghausen on Saturday.
Blaine Ferri and Greuther Furth II face Turkgucu-Ataspor on Saturday.
Michael Edwards and Wolfsburg II face LSK Hansa on Saturday.
Nick Taitague is OUT for Schalke II with injury.
Giovanni Reyna and Borussia Dortmund face Rot Weib Oberhausen on Saturday.
Matthew Hoppe and Schalke face Preuben Munster on Saturday.
Ulysses Llanez and Wolfsburg face Neindorfer on Saturday.
Thomas Vincent Robinson and FC Energie Cottbus face Werder Bremen on Sunday.
Sergino Dest and Ajax face FC Groningen on Saturday.
Haji Wright and VVV Venlo face SC Heerenveen on Saturday.
Desevio Payne and FC Emmen face ADO Den Haag on Friday.
Richard Ledesma, Chris Gloster and Jong PSV face Excelsior on Friday. Alex Mendez and Jong Ajax face MSV Maastricht on Friday.
Brendan Hines-Ike and Kortrijk face Gent on Saturday.
Ethan Horvath and Club Brugge face KV Mechelen on Saturday.
Kenny Saief and Anderlecht face Waasland-Beveren on Sunday.
Tyler Boyd and Besiktas face Trabzonspor on Sunday.
Michael Lansing and Horsens face Esbjerg on Monday.
Emmanuel Sabbi, Christian Cappis, Yosef Samuel, Louicius Don Deedson and Hobro face Lyngby on Friday.
Jonathan Amon and Nordsjaelland face AGF Aarhus on Sunday.
Shaq Moore and Tenerife face Lugo on Sunday.
Theoson Jordan-Siebatcheu and Rennes face Marseille on Sunday. Timothy Weah is OUT for Lille. (Injury)
Maki Tall and AC Ajaccio face Valenciennes on Friday.
Erik Palmer-Brown and Austria Wien face Jesse Marsch and RB Salzburg on Saturday.
Gboly Ariyibi and Panetolikos face Atromitos on Saturday.
Romain Gall and Malmo face AFC Eskilstuna on Sunday.
Aron Johannsson and Hammarby face Orebro on Monday.
Andrew Stadler and Syrianska face Degerfors on Monday.
Niko Hamalainen and Kilmarnock face Ross County on Saturday.
Matt Polster and Rangers face Aberdeen on Saturday.
Kevin Silva and Hearts face St. Mirren on Saturday.
Ian Harkes and Dundee United face Greenock Morton on Saturday.
James Murphy and Arbroath face Ayr United on Saturday.
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Johan Gomez and Porto U-19’s face Vizela on Friday.
Danny Williams and Pafos FC are off this weekend.
Andrija Novakovich and Frosinone face Cosenza on Saturday.
Jonathan Klinsmann and St. Gallen face Thun on Saturday.
Joel Sonora and Arsenal de Sarandi face Estudiantes on Saturday.
Alan Sonora and Independiente face Talleres de Cordoba on Sunday.
Mix Diskerud and Ulsan Hyundai face Seongnam FC on Saturday.
Ventura Alvarado and Necaxa face FC Juarez on Saturday.
William Yarborough and Club Leon face Puebla on Friday.
Fernando Arce and Club Tijuana face Atletico de San Luis on Sunday.
Jonathan Suarez and Queretaro face Atlas on Friday.
Tony Alfaro and Zacatepec face Rubio Rubin and Dorados de Sinaloa on Saturday.