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Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Dest, Adams, and more

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Sergino Dest made his return for Barcelona in Champions League action midweek and now the U.S. men’s national team defender will hope to start in a road trip to Villarreal this weekend.

Dest played the final four minutes of Barcelona’s scoreless draw with Benfica, earning his first playing time since October 30th following an ankle injury. The 21-year-old missed the November international window with the USMNT, but now has a good opportunity to rack up minutes in Xavi’s starting lineup before World Cup qualifying in late January. Barcelona sits in seventh place in La Liga through 13 matches played, four points ahead of Sunday’s opponents Villarreal, who have lost each of its last four head-to-head meetings with the Catalan club.

Elsewhere, Tyler Adams returns for RB Leipzig this weekend after being suspended for Wednesday’s Champions League win while Christian Pulisic and Chelsea host Manchester United in Premier League action. Gianluca Busio and Venezia aim for a third straight Serie A win, but will have to outdo Inter Milan to do so. Tim Weah and Lille face off with Nantes in France looking to carry their form from this week’s UCL victory over Red Bull Salzburg.

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


England


PREMIER LEAGUE

Christian Pulisic and Chelsea host Manchester United on Sunday.

Zack Steffen and Manchester City host West Ham United on Sunday.

Josh Sargent and Norwich City host Wolves on Saturday.

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream and Fulham visit Matthew Olosunde and Preston North End on Saturday.

Ethan Horvath and Nottingham Forest visit West Bromwich Albion on Friday.

Duane Holmes and Huddersfield host Middlesbrough on Saturday.

LEAGUE ONE

Lynden Gooch and Sunderland visit Cambridge United on Saturday.


Germany


BUNDESLIGA

John Brooks and Wolfsburg host Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.

Tyler Adams, Jesse Marsch and RB Leipzig host Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday.

Julian Green, Timothy Tillman and Greuther Furth host Chris Richards and Hoffenheim on Saturday.

Joe Scally and Borussia Monchengladbach visit Cologne on Saturday.

Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt host Union Berlin on Sunday.

Pellegrino Matarazzo and Stuttgart host Mainz on Friday.

Gio Reyna is OUT (hamstring injury) for Borussia Dortmund.

3. LIGA

Bryang Kayo and Viktoria Berlin visit Saarbrucken on Saturday.

Terrence Boyd and Hallescher visit Viktoria Koln on Sunday.

Johan Gomez and FC Zwickau visit Turkgucu Munchen on Monday.


Spain


LA LIGA

Sergino Dest and Barcelona visit Villarreal on Saturday.

Matt Miazga and Alaves host Celta Vigo on Saturday.

Yunus Musah and Valencia host Rayo Vallecano on Saturday.

Matthew Hoppe and Mallorca host Getafe on Saturday.

SEGUNDA DIVISION

Shaq Moore, Samuel Shashoua and Tenerife host Real Sociedad B on Sunday.


Italy


Serie A

Weston McKennie and Juventus host Atalanta on Saturday.

Gianluca Busio, Tanner Tessmann and Venezia host Inter Milan on Saturday.

Bryan Reynolds and AS Roma host Torino on Sunday.

Serie B

Andrija Novakovich and Frosinone host Pordenone on Saturday.


France


LIGUE 1

Tim Weah and Lille host Nantes on Saturday.

Konrad De La Fuente and Marseille host Erik Palmer-Brown and Troyes on Sunday.

Nicholas Gioacchini and Montpellier host Lyon on Sunday.


Portugal


PRIMEIRA LIGA

Reggie Cannon and Boavista visit Arouca on Saturday.

Alex Mendez and Vizela are off until Tuesday.


Netherlands


Luca De La Torre and Heracles visit FC Utrecht on Sunday.


Turkey


DeAndre Yedlin and Galatasaray visit Yeni Malatyaspor on Sunday.

Tyler Boyd and Rizespor host Kayserispor on Saturday.

Haji Wright and Antalyaspor host Alanyaspor on Saturday.


Austria


ADMIRAL Bundesliga

Brenden Aaronson and Red Bull Salzburg visit SK Austria Klagenfurt on Saturday.

2. Liga

Ulysses Llanez and SKN St. Polten visit Rapid Vienna II on Saturday.


Belgium


Mark McKenzie and Genk host Owen Otasowie and Club Brugge on Sunday.

Chris Durkin and Sint-Truiden visit RFC Seraing on Saturday.

Sam Vines and Royal Antwerp host Oostende on Sunday.


Switzerland


SWISS SUPER LEAGUE

Jordan Pefok and Young Boys visit FC Zurich on Sunday.


Denmark


Superliagen

Christian Cappis and Brondby host Randers on Sunday.

Emmanuel Sabbi and Odense host Jonathan Amon and Nordsjaelland on Sunday.


Scotland


PREMIERSHIP

Christian Ramirez and Aberdeen visit Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic on Sunday.

Ian Harkes and Dundee United visit Ross County on Saturday.


Sweden


Allsvenskan

Jeffrey Gal and Degerfors host IFK Norrkoping on Sunday.

Romain Gall and Malmo visit Kalmar on Sunday.

Nebiyou Perry and Ostersunds visit Goteborg on Sunday.


Norway


OBOES-LIGAEN

Sam Rogers and Ham Kam visit Grorud on Saturday.

Mike Lansing and Aalesund visit Stjordals Blink on Saturday.


Mexico


Liga MX

Sebastian Saucedo and Pumas visit Club America on Saturday.


Argentina


Joel Sonora and Banfield are off until Tuesday.

Alan Sonora and Independiente are off until Tuesday.


Brazil


Serie A

Johnny Cardoso and Internacional host Santos FC on Sunday.

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