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Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Reyna, Pulisic, and more


The German domestic season gets underway this weekend and Giovanni Reyna will begin his next step with Borussia Dortmund.

Dortmund travels to Duisberg on Monday with Reyna aiming to start for Lucien Favre’s side against lower league opposition. Reyna excelled in preseason for the Bundesliga side, scoring in several friendlies and continuing his individual development ahead of his second senior season. The 17-year-old scored one goal and added one assist last season for Dortmund, debuting in three different competitions. With Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland likely to lead the Dortmund line, Reyna will look to make the most of his opportunity on the field.

Elsewhere, Christian Pulisic and Chelsea open its Premier League campaign at Brighton & Hove Albion on Monday. John Brooks and Ulysses Llanez are also in German Cup play while Timothy Weah and Lille face Metz at home in France. Eredivisie play kicks off this weekend with Sergino Dest and Ajax facing a winnable opponent in Sparta Rotterdam. Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson will look to lead Fulham to an opening day with over London rivals Arsenal at Craven Cottage.

Eric Lichaj, Luca De La Torre, and Haji Wright all begin their respective seasons with new clubs.

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


premier league

Christian Pulisic, Matt Miazga and Chelsea face Brighton & Hove Albion on Monday.

DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle United face West Ham United on Saturday.

Tim Ream, Antonee Robinson and Fulham face Arsenal on Saturday.


Duane Holmes and Derby County face Reading on Saturday.

Geoff Cameron and QPR face Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

Giles Phillips and Wycombe Wanderers face Matthew Olosunde and Rotherham United on Saturday.

League One

Lynden Gooch and Sunderland face Bristol Rovers on Saturday.

Marlon Fossey and Shrewsbury Town face Portsmouth on Saturday.

League Two

Charlie Kelman and Southend United face Harrogate Town on Saturday.


DFB Pokal

Gio Reyna and Borussia Dortmund face Duisburg on Monday.

John Brooks, Ulysses Llanez and Wolfsburg face FSV Union Furstenwalde on Saturday.

Tyler Adams and RB Leipzig face Nuremberg on Saturday.

Josh Sargent and Werder Bremen face Carl Zeiss Jena on Saturday.

Timothy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt face 1860 Munich on Saturday.

Julian Green, Timothy Tillman and Greuther Furth face RSV Meinerzhagen on Saturday.

Nick Taitague and Schalke face FC Schweinfurt on Sunday.

Alfredo Morales and Fortuna Dusseldorf face Ingolstadt on Saturday.

Pellegrino Matarazzo and Stuttgart face Hansa Rostock on Sunday.

Bobby Wood and Hamburg face Dynamo Dresden on Monday.

McKinze Gaines and Hannover face Wurzburger Kickers on Monday.


Ligue 1

Timothy Weah and Lille face Metz on Sunday.

Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu and Rennes face Nimes on Sunday.


Liga 2

Shaq Moore and Tenerife face Malaga on Sunday.



Sergino Dest and Ajax face Sparta Rotterdam on Sunday.

Luca De La Torre and Heracles Almelo face ADO Den Haag on Sunday.

Desevio Payne and FC Emmen face VVV-Venlo on Sunday.

Eerste Divisie

Richard Ledezma, Chris Gloster and Jong PSV face Jong AZ Alkmaar on Friday.

Alex Mendez and Jong Ajax face NEC Nijmegen on Friday.

Sebastian Soto and Telstar face MVV Maastricht on Sunday.



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

Romain Gall and Orebro face Ostersunds on Monday.


Super Lig

Tyler Boyd and Besiktas face Trabzonspor on Sunday.

Eric Lichaj and Fatih Karagumruk face Yeni Malatyaspor on Saturday.



Kenny Saief and Lechia Gdansk face Gornik Zabrze on Sunday.

Ben Lederman and Rakow Częstochowa face Zaglebie Lubin on Monday.



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

Cameron Harper and Celtic face Ross County on Saturday.


first division

Chris Durkin and Sint-Truiden face Royal Antwerp on Sunday..

Brendan Hines-Ike and Kortrijk face Royal Excel Mouscron on Sunday.

Ethan Horvath and Club Brugge face Waasland-Beveren on Saturday.


Super League

Gboly Ariyibi and Panetolikos face OFI Crete on Saturday.



Erik Palmer-Brown and Austria Wien face LASK on Friday.

Jesse Marsch and Red Bull Salzburg face Wolfsberger on Sunday.



Emmanuel Sabbi and Odense face FC Kobenhaven on Sunday.

Haji Wright and Sonderjyske face Midtjylland on Friday.

Jonathan Amon and Nordsjaelland face Brondby on Sunday.

Michael Lansing and Horsens face Randers on Sunday.

1 Division

Christian Cappis, Yosef Samuel, Loucious Don Deedson and Hobro face Viborg on Thursday.

Republic of Ireland

Premier division

Josh Gatt and Dundalk face Shelbourne on Friday.


Liga MX

Sebastian Saucedo and Pumas face Ventura Alvarado and Atletico San Luis on Sunday.

Fernando Arce and Necaxa face Guadalajara on Friday.

Jonathan Suarez and Queretaro face Club Leon on Sunday.


  1. The hits just keep coming AJ with a goal for Hammarby, De la Torre with an assist. Weah played and Ajax LB got red carded so Dest played 50+ mins and will likely start the next match.

  2. Sargent scores, Konrad has one called back in preseason for Barca for offsides that couldn’t have been by more than a shoelace, Reggie scores for Boavista after just 21 minutes (just a friendly). I feel a season ending injury cloud looming over the remaining yanks this weekend is going to well!

  3. No Cappis this weekend because he got deported by the Danish government yesterday thanks to his club’s failure to file for his work permit extension.
    Hobro is also refusing to sell or release him so he’s basically going to lose at least half a season

  4. note: Siebatcheu will not feature for Rennes this weekend because he’s been demoted to their reserves as management continues their efforts to strong-arm him into abandoning his contract


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