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Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Harkes, Pulisic, and more

The Scottish Premiership gets underway this weekend with Championship winners Dundee United looking to make a major splash back in the top flight.

Former D.C. United midfielder Ian Harkes has quickly made a name for himself with the Tangerines, grabbing a starting role at the club. Harkes made 26 league appearances last season for Dundee United, helping them finish top of the league before the COVID-19 pandemic ended the season abruptly. Not only did Harkes cap off a strong year with a new contract this summer, but he was also named to the Scottish Championship Team of the Year.

The 25-year-old will have a new manager this season as Micky Mellon takes over for the departed Robbie Neilson. Harkes and his teammates seek a win in their season opener on Saturday with St. Johnstone coming to Tannadice Park.

Elsewhere, Christian Pulisic and Chelsea look to capture the FA Cup Final as they face Arsenal at Wembley Stadium. Josh Gatt begins a new chapter of his career at Irish side Dundalk while Aron Johannsson and Mix Diskerud face off in Sweden. Ethan Horvath may get the nod for Club Brugge in this weekend’s Belgium Cup Final against Royal Antwerp.

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


fa cup final

Christian Pulisic and Chelsea face Arsenal on Saturday.


Serie B

Andrija Novakovich and Frosinone face Pisa on Friday.



Mix Diskerud and Helsingborg face Aron Johannsson and Hammarby on Sunday.



Romain Gall and Stabaek face FK Haugesund on Sunday.


Super League

Jonathan Klinsmann and St. Gallen face Xamax on Friday.



Ian Harkes, Dillon Powers and Dundee United face St. Johnstone on Saturday.


Cup Final

Ethan Horvath and Club Brugge face Royal Antwerp on Saturday.

Republic of Ireland

Premier Division

Josh Gatt and Dundalk face St. Patrick’s Athletic on Friday.


Liga MX

Sebastian Saucedo and Pumas face Atlas on Monday.

Fernando Arce and Necaxa face FC Juarez on Friday.

Jonathan Suarez and Queretaro face Mazatlan on Sunday.


  1. Did hear today Barcelona only had 14 first teamers practicing today ahead of next weekend’s CL match with Napoli. Konrad could get a bench appearance. Griezman and Dembele both participated in team activities today so unlikely to get on the pitch even if he does make the roster.

  2. “Ethan Horvath may get the nod for Club Brugge in this weekend’s Belgium Cup Final against Royal Antwerp”
    lol. good one

    • It’s possible, they have given him approval to look for a new club and it’s hard to find a taker when there isn’t any recent footage on him. Its basically a meaningless match so why not give him some game time in order to help shop him

      • i doubt Brugge thinks of it as a meaningless match. they’ve got a chance to win the double (League & Belgian Cup). Besides that, wage bonuses are on the line for players and management.
        i’d love to see Ethan get the nod, but i suspect Clement will field his best XI

    • This is the season cup, postponed from March. Perhaps the people thinking Horvath would play thought it was one of those preseason League Winners vs Cup winners that would usually take place in August. It’s kind of confusing with teams finishing 2020 at the same time some clubs have started friendlies. East have you heard has Weah played in any of Lille’s friendlies.

      • nope he’s not playing again, yet.
        i’m expecting a long wait based on all the statements from Lille saying he was almost ready to return last time around

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