Zack Steffen will face a fight for playing time with Manchester City this season, but he won’t have to wait long to play for some silverware.
The U.S. men’s national team goalkeeper is in line to start for City in the curtain-raising Community Shield against Leicester City on Saturday, in what will be the headlining match of this weekend’s Americans Abroad action.
Brazilian star Ederson is still on vacation after competing in Copa America, so Steffen is expected to get the starting nod in the clash between reigning Premier League and FA Cup champions.
This weekend will also feature Konrad De La Fuente’s chance to make his Ligue 1 debut with Marseille, while Tim Weah and reigning French champions Lille begin their title defense.
The German Bundesliga season doesn’t begin for another week, but German clubs are in action as the DFB Pokal gets underway, with several Americans potentially featuring in the weekend’s action.
Sergiño Dest and Weston McKennie last shared a field in the Concacaf Nations League final win against Mexico with the U.S. men’s national team, but they’ll be on opposite sides on Saturday when Barcelona and Juventus face off in the Joan Gamper Trophy in Barcelona.
Here is a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad action:
Zack Steffen and Manchester City face Leicester City on Saturday.
Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream and Fulham face Middlesbrough on Sunday.
Ethan Horvath and Nottingham Forest face Coventry on Sunday.
Duane Holmes and Huddersfield Town face Derby County on Saturday.
Matthew Olosunde is OUT (Achilles injury) for Preston North End’s match vs. Hull City on Saturday.
Lynden Gooch and Sunderland face Wigan on Saturday.
Josh Sargent and Werder Bremen face Andrew Wooten and VFL Osnabruck on Saturday. (Sargent will miss the match as a reporter transfer to Norwich City is finalized.)
Gio Reyna and Borussia Dortmund face Wehen on Saturday.
Tyler Adams, Jesse Marsch and RB Leipzig face Sandhausen on Saturday.
John Brooks and Wolfsburg face Preussen Munster on Sunday.
Julian Green and Greuther Furth face Babelsberg on Saturday.
Pellegrino Matarazzo and Stuttgart face BFC Dynamo on Saturday.
Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt face Mannheim on Sunday.
Matthew Hoppe and Schalke face Villingen on Sunday.
Sergino Dest and Barcelona face Weston McKennie and Juventus on Saturday in the Joan Gamper Trophy.
Tim Weah and Lille face Metz on Saturday.
Konrad De La Fuente and Marseille face Montpellier on Saturday.
Alex Mendez and Vizela face Sporting Lisbon on Friday.
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Sebastian Soto and FC Porto B face Trofense on Saturday.
Brenden Aaronson and Red Bull Salzburg face Austria Vienna on Sunday.
Thomas Roberts and SK Austria Klagenfurt face Hartberg on Saturday.
Ulysses Llanez and SKN St. Polten face BW Linz on Friday.
Mark McKenzie and Genk face Kortrijk on Saturday.
Chris Durkin and Sint-Truiden face Waregem on Saturday.
Jordan Pefok and Young Boys face Sion on Saturday.
Christian Cappis and Brondby face FC Copenhagen on Sunday.
Emmanuel Sabbi and Odense face Nordsjaelland on Monday.
Aron Johannsson and Lech Poznan face Cracovia on Friday.
Ben Lederman is OUT (Injury) for Rakow.
Christian Ramirez and Aberdeen face Livingston on Sunday.
Ian Harkes and Dundee United face Rangers on Saturday.
Romain Gall and Orebro face Mjallby on Saturday.
Nebiyou Perry and Ostersunds face Hacken on Sunday.
Sebastian Saucedo and Pumas face San Luis on Sunday.
Fernando Arce and Necaxa face Cruz Azul on Friday
Joel Sonora and Banfield face Talleres Cordoba on Saturday.
Alan Sonora and Independiente face Racing Club on Sunday.
Johnny Cardoso and Internacional face Flamengo on Sunday.