John Brooks and Chris Richards could very well wind up forming the U.S. Men’s National Team sooner than later, and USMNT fans will have the chance to see them square off against each other when Brooks’ red-hot Wolfsburg takes on Richards’ struggling Hoffenheim on Saturday in the weekend’s marquee Americans Abroad match-up.
Wolfsburg is riding high, sporting a nine-match unbeaten run in Bundesliga play to climb into third place in the table, and Brooks has played a major part in Wolfsburg boasting the stingiest defense in the league.
As for Richards, he has settled into a regular starting role since joining Hoffenheim on loan from Bayern Munich, and while the young defender hasn’t been able to turn things around completely for his new club, Hoffenheim has put together a three-match unbeaten run in Bundesliga play with Richards as as starter.
Elsewhere in the Bundesliga, Josh Sargent and Werder Bremen face off with Cologne. Gio Reyna has been ruled out of Borussia Dortmund’s showdown with Bayern Munich.
In England, Christian Pulisic and Chelsea welcome Everton to Stamford Bridge on Monday afternoon in Premier League play. while DeAndre Yedlin and Tyler Boyd square off in Turkey’s Super Lig.
Here is a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad action:
Christian Pulisic and Chelsea face Everton on Monday.
Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream and Fulham face Liverpool on Sunday.
Zack Steffen and Manchester City face Manchester United on Sunday.
Owen Otasowie and Wolves face Aston Villa on Saturday.
Paul Arriola and Swansea City face Middlesbrough on Saturday.
Duane Holmes and Huddersfield Town face Cardiff City on Friday.
Cameron Carter-Vickers and Bournemouth face Preston North End on Saturday.
Geoff Cameron, Charlie Kelman and QPR face Bristol City on Saturday.
Matt Olosunde and Rotherham United face Brentford on Saturday.
Daryl Dike and Barnsley face Birmingham City on Saturday.
Jordan Morris is OUT FOR SEASON.
Lynden Gooch and Sunderland face Rochdale on Saturday.
Indiana Vassilev and Cheltenham Town face Port Vale on Saturday.
Sam Mewis, Abby Dahlkemper, Rose Lavelle and Manchester City face Everton on Sunday.
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Catarina Macario and Lyon are off this weekend.
Sebastian Soto and Norwich City U-23’s face Reading on Friday.
Folarin Balogun and Arsenal U-23’s face Southampton on Friday.
Chituru Odunze and Leicester City U-23’s are off this weekend.
Marlon Fossey and Fulham U-23’s are off this weekend.
John Brooks and Wolfsburg face Chris Richards and Hoffenheim on Saturday.
Josh Sargent and Werder Bremen face Cologne on Sunday.
Gio Reyna and Borussia Dortmund face Bayern Munich on Saturday.
Matthew Hoppe and Schalke face Mainz on Friday.
Pellegrino Matarazzo’s Stuttgart face Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.
Tyler Adams and RB Leipzig face Freiburg on Saturday.
Joe Scally and Borussia Monchengladbach face Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.
Julian Green, Timothy Tillman and Greuther Furth face Bochum on Saturday.
McKinze Gaines and Hannover face Erzgebirge Aue on Saturday.
Alfredo Morales and Fortuna Dusseldorf face Nuremberg on Sunday.
Bobby Wood and Hamburg face Holstein Kiel on Monday.
Terrence Boyd and Hallescher FC face Wehen Wiesbaden on Sunday.
Sergino Dest, Konrad De La Fuente and Barcelona face Osasuna on Saturday.
Yunus Musah and Valencia face Villarreal on Friday.
Shaq Moore and Tenerife face Real Zaragoza on Saturday.
Weston McKennie and Juventus face Lazio on Saturday.
Andrija Novakovich and Frosinone face Cosenza on Saturday.
Tim Weah and Lille face Monaco on Sunday.
Nicholas Gioacchini and Caen face Le Havre on Monday.
Reggie Cannon and Boavista face Famalicao on Saturday.
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Matt Miazga and Anderlecht face Mechelen on Sunday.
Brendan Hines-Ike and Kortrijk face Royal Antwerp on Saturday.
Mark McKenzie and Genk face Cercle Brugge on Sunday.
Chris Durkin and Sint-Truiden face Sporting Charleroi on Friday.
Joe Efford and Waasland-Beveren face Beerschot on Saturday.
Ethan Horvath and Club Brugge face Zulte Waregem on Sunday.
Luca De La Torre and Heracles face PEC Zwolle on Sunday.
Uly Llanez and Heerenveen face ADO Den Haag on Saturday.
Desevio Payne and FC Emmen face Sparta Rotterdam on Friday.
Richie Ledezma is OUT (Injury) for PSV.
Alex Mendez and Jong Ajax face FC Den Bosch on Monday.
Chris Gloster and Jong PSV are off this weekend.
Brenden Aaronson and Red Bull Salzburg face Taylor Booth, Brandon Servania and SKN St. Poelten on Sunday.
Andrew Wooten and Admira Moedling face Hartberg on Saturday.
Erik Palmer-Brown is OUT (Injury) for Austria Vienna.
DeAndre Yedlin and Galatasaray face Tyler Boyd and Sivasspor on Sunday.
Mix Diskerud and Denizlispor face Yeni Malatyaspor on Saturday.
Romain Gall and Malmo face Halmstads BK on Saturday.
Nebiyou Perry and Ostersunds face Mjallby on Sunday.
Emmanuel Sabbi and Odense face Vejle Boldklub on Sunday.
Haji Wright and Sonderjyske face Aalborg on Monday.
Jonathan Amon is OUT (Injury) for Nordsjaelland.
Christian Cappis, Loucious Don Deedson and Hobro face Fredericia on Friday.
Gboly Ariyibi and Panetolikos face NFC Volos on Sunday.
Ian Harkes, Dillon Powers and Dundee United face Cameron Harper and Celtic on Sunday.
Mukwelle Akale and Pafos FC face Apoel Nicosia on Saturday.
Theoson Siebatcheu and Young Boys face FC Vaduz on Saturday.
Aron Johannsson and Lech Ponzan face Pogon Szczecin on Sunday.
Kenny Saief and Lechia Gdansk face Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biala on Saturday.
Ben Lederman and Rakow face Cracovia on Saturday.
Henry Wingo and Ferencvaros face Zalaegerszeg on Sunday.
Fernando Arce and Necaxa face Club Santos on Sunday.
Sebastian Saucedo and Pumas face Cruz Azul on Sunday.
Ventura Alvarado and Atletico San Luis face Toluca on Friday.