Werder Bremen has been one of the surprises of the young Bundesliga season, but Josh Sargent and his squad face their toughest test to date on Saturday against mighty Bayern Munich.
Sargent was not released for U.S. Men’s National Team duty by Bremen and should be in Florian Kohfeldt’s starting lineup this weekend. Sargent has helped Bremen to a 2-1-4 record so far in league play, scoring one goal and adding one assist in seven appearances. The 20-year-old should be fresh and ready to go after not being allowed to join Gregg Berhalter’s squad for matches against Wales and Panama. Sargent could also be opposed by fellow American Chris Richards, who made his USMNT debut in the team’s 6-2 win against Panama.
Elsewhere, Sergino Dest and Barcelona take on Atletico Madrid while Weston McKennie and Juventus face Cagliari. Duane Holmes and Derby County begin life without Phillip Cocu at the helm of the EFL Championship club. Haji Wright and Emmanuel Sabbi square off in Danish Superliagen action after both players missed out on USMNT call-ups.
Here is a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad:
Christian Pulisic and Chelsea face DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle United on Saturday. Pulisic is OUT with a hamstring injury.
Tim Ream, Antonee Robinson and Fulham face Everton on Sunday.
Zack Steffen and Manchester City face Tottenham on Saturday.
Duane Holmes and Derby County face Bristol City on Saturday.
Cameron Carter-Vickers and Bournemouth face Reading on Saturday.
Geoff Cameron, Charlie Kelman and QPR face Watford on Saturday.
Matthew Olosunde and Rotherham United face Swansea City on Saturday.
Giles Phillips and Wycombe Wanderers face Brentford on Saturday.
Owen Otasowie and Wolverhampton Wanderers face Middlesbrough on Friday.
Kyle Scott and Newcastle United face Norwich City on Monday.
Gio Reyna and Borussia Dortmund face Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
Chris Richards and Bayern Munich face Josh Sargent and Werder Bremen on Saturday.
John Brooks and Wolfsburg face Schalke on Saturday.
Tyler Adams and RB Leipzig face Timothy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.
Pellegrino Matarazzo and Stuttgart face Hoffenheim on Saturday.
Julian Green, Timothy Tillman and Greuther Furth face Jahn Regensburg on Sunday.
Bobby Wood and Hamburg face Bochum on Sunday.
Alfredo Morales and Fortuna Dusseldorf face Sandhausen on Saturday.
Taylor Booth, Malik Tillman and Bayern Munich II face Lubeck on Sunday.
Terrence Boyd and Hallescher FC face Kaiserslautern on Saturday.
Nick Taitague, Matthew Hoppe and Schalke II face Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.
McKinze Gaines and Hannover II face VfV Hildesheim on Sunday.
Michael Edwards, Bryang Kayo and Wolfsburg II face HSC Hannover on Sunday.
Kobe Hernandez-Foster and Wolfsburg U-19 are postponed until further notice.
Sergino Dest and Barcelona face Atletico Madrid on Saturday.
Yunus Musah and Valencia face Alaves on Sunday.
Shaq Moore and Tenerife face Logrones on Sunday.
Segunda Liga B
Konrad De La Fuente and Barcelona B face L’Hospitalet on Sunday.
Weston McKennie and Juventus face Cagliari on Saturday.
Andrija Novakovich and Frosinone face Cosenza on Friday.
Timothy Weah and Lille face Lorient on Sunday.
Nicholas Gioacchini and Caen face Le Havre on Saturday.
Reggie Cannon and Boavista face Belenenses SAD on Sunday.
Richie Ledezma and PSV face FC Twente on Sunday.
Ulysses Llanez and Heerenveen face RKC Waalwijk on Sunday.
Luca De La Torre and Heracles Almelo face Ajax on Sunday.
Desevio Payne and FC Emmen face AZ Alkmaar on Sunday.
Chris Gloster and Jong PSV face MVV Maastricht on Friday.
Sebastian Soto and Telstar face FC Dordrecht on Thursday.
Alex Mendez and Jong Ajax face FC Den Bosch on Friday.
Aron Johannsson and Hammarby face Malmo on Sunday.
Mix Diskerud and Helsingborg face Elfsborg on Sunday.
Romain Gall and Orebro face AIK on Sunday.
Nebiyou Perry and Ostersunds face Varbergs Bols FC on Sunday.
Eric Lichaj and Fatih Karagumruk face Sivasspor on Saturday.
Tyler Boyd is OUT for Besiktas.
Ben Lederman and Rakow Częstochowa face Lech Poznan on Sunday.
Kenny Saief and Lechia Gdansk face Slask Wroclaw on Friday.
Ian Harkes, Dillon Powers and Dundee United face Hamilton on Saturday.
Cameron Harper and Celtic face Hibernian on Saturday.
Matt Miazga and Anderlecht face Beerschot on Sunday.
Brendan Hines-Ike and Kortrijk face Ethan Horvath and Club Brugge on Saturday.
Joe Efford and Waasland-Beveren face Cercle Brugge on Saturday.
Chris Durkin and Sint-Truiden faceOH Leuven on Monday.
Gboly Ariyibi and Panetolikos face Aris Thessaloniki FC on Sunday.
Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu and Young Boys face Basel on Saturday.
Erik Palmer-Brown and Austria Wien face SKN St. Poelten on Sunday.
Jesse Marsch and Red Bull Salzburg face Sturm Graz on Saturday.
Emmanuel Sabbi and Odense face Haji Wright and Sonderjyske on Sunday.
Michael Lansing and Horsens face Lyngby on Friday.
Jonathan Amon is OUT (Injury) for Nordsjaelland.
Christian Cappis, Yosef Samuel, Loucious Don Deedson and Hobro face Viborg on Friday.
Henry Wingo and Molde face Stabaek on Saturday.
Johnny Cardoso and Internacional face Fluminense on Sunday.
Copa de la Superliga
Joel Sonora and Talleres de Cordoba face Newell’s Old Boys on Monday.
Alan Sonora and Independiente face Central Cordoba de Santiago on Saturday.
Liga MX playoffs
Fernando Arce and Necaxa face Guadalajara on Saturday.