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Americans Abroad Midweek Preview: Steffen faces Morris in FA Cup quarterfinals, and more


Manchester City’s quest to extend its unbeaten run in to 22 matches in all competitions continues this week with a trip to EFL Championship promotion favorites Swansea City.

Pep Guardiola’s side visits Liberty Stadium looking to advance in FA Cup action on Wednesday with Zack Steffen and Jordan Morris set to do battle in the tie. Steffen remains unbeaten for the Citizens this season, posting an 8-0 record in goal and conceding only four goals so far. The U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper should face a tough test against Steve Cooper’s Swans, who will be eager to pull the upset at home.

Morris is coming off a 15-minute cameo in an important 2-0 league win over Norwich City, bringing his total to 22 minutes across his first two appearances. The Seattle Sounders loanee could make his first start for the EFL Championship side on Wednesday, with Swansea City’s main aim this season to get back to the Premier League.

Elsewhere, Weston McKennie and Juventus look to clinch a berth in the Coppa Italia Final while Christian Pulisic and Chelsea faces Barnsley in FA Cup play. Ethan Horvath could get the nod again for Club Brugge in the Belgian Cup Round of 16 tie against Royal Antwerp. Matthew Olosunde and Rotherham United face a tough test at home against Cardiff City.

Here is a closer look at this week’s Americans Abroad:


FA Cup

Zack Steffen and Manchester City face Jordan Morris, Paul Arriola and Swansea City on Wednesday.

Christian Pulisic and Chelsea face Daryl Dike and Barnsley on Thursday.

Cameron Carter-Vickers and Bournemouth face Burnley on Tuesday.

Owen Otasowie and Wolves face Southampton on Thursday.


Matt Olosunde and Rotherham United face Cardiff City on Tuesday.

League One

Lynden Gooch and Sunderland face Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday.

League Two

Indiana Vassilev and Cheltenham Town face Harrogate on Tuesday.


Copa Del Rey

Konrad De La Fuente and Barcelona face Sevilla on Wednesday (Sergino Dest is out injured).


Coupe De France

Tim Weah and Lille face Dijon on Wednesday.

Nicholas Gioacchini and Caen face PSG on Wednesday.


coppa italia

Weston McKennie and Juventus face Inter Milan on Tuesday.

Serie B

Andrija Novakovich and Frosinone face Ascoli on Tuesday.


Primera Liga

Reggie Cannon and Boavista face Nacional on Tuesday.



Brenden Aaronson and Red Bull Salzburg face Erik Palmer-Brown and Austria Wien on Wednesday.



Matt Miazga and Anderlecht face Union St. Gilloise on Thursday.

Ethan Horvath and Club Brugge face Royal Antwerp on Wednesday.

Mark McKenzie and Genk face Chris Durkin and Sint-Truiden on Wednesday.

Brendan Hines-Ike and Kortrijk face Standard Liege on Tuesday.



Ulysses Llanez and Heerenveen face Feyenoord on Thursday.


Super League

Theoson Siebatcheu and Young Boys face Lausanne on Wednesday.


DBU Pokalen

Haji Wright and Sonderjyske face Fremad Amager on Wednesday.

Emmanuel Sabbi and Odense face Midtjylland on Thursday.



DeAndre Yedlin and Galatasaray face Alanyaspor on Wednesday.

Tyler Boyd and Sivasspor face Antalyaspor on Thursday.


First Division

Mukwelle Akale and Pafos FC face Enosis Paralimni on Thursday.


Serie A

Johnny Cardoso and Internacional face Sport Recife on Wednesday.


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