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Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Adams faces Scally, and more

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Tyler Adams and Joe Scally square off this weekend in Bundesliga play with both players looking to propel their respective clubs into the top half of the league table.

Adams and RB Leipzig are coming into the match off of a 2-1 Champions League win over Group A winners Manchester City. The U.S. men’s national team midfielder helped the Bundesliga club close out the victory behind closed doors and will now aim to be in the starting lineup for Achim Beierlorzer’s side. Adams has started seven of his ten Bundesliga appearances this season and will be eager to impress the interim boss before Domenico Tedesco reportedly takes over for Jesse Marsch.

Scally and Borussia Moenchengladbach are in desperate need of a victory themselves, especially after being outscored 10-1 in their past two losses. A 6-0 hammering at the hands of Freiburg last weekend has the team sitting in 13th place, level on 18 points with RB Leipzig coming into Saturday’s clash. The 18-year-old Scally has been a major bright spot for Gladbach this season, featuring in 14 league matches and making the starting left back job his. Scally will now look to help Gladbach rebound this weekend before one final match ahead of the winter break.

Elsewhere, Christian Pulisic and Chelsea face off with Leeds United in Premier League play while Gianluca Busio and Venezia face a tough test against Juventus. Sergino Dest and Barcelona will look to rebound from their Champions League exit in La Liga action against Osasuna. Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson will likely anchor the Fulham backline against Luton Town. Josh Sargent and Norwich City face off with Manchester United at Carrow Road, looking to pull the shock against the Red Devils. Mark McKenzie and Genk take on Gent following Europa League action on Thursday.

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


England


PREMIER LEAGUE

Christian Pulisic and Chelsea host Leeds United on Saturday.

Zack Steffen and Manchester City host Wolves on Saturday.

Josh Sargent and Norwich City host Manchester United on Saturday.

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream and Fulham visit Luton Town on Saturday.

Matthew Olosunde and Preston North End host Barnsley on Saturday.

Ethan Horvath and Nottingham Forest visit Swansea City on Saturday.

Duane Holmes and Huddersfield host Coventry City on Saturday.

LEAGUE ONE

Lynden Gooch and Sunderland host Plymouth Argyle on Saturday.


Germany


BUNDESLIGA

John Brooks and Wolfsburg host Pellegrino Matarazzo and Stuttgart on Saturday.

Tyler Adams and RB Leipzig host Joe Scally and Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday.

Julian Green, Timothy Tillman and Greuther Furth host Union Berlin on Sunday.

Chris Richards and Hoffenheim visit Freiburg on Saturday.

Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt host Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday.

Gio Reyna is back in training for Borussia Dortmund.

3. LIGA

Bryang Kayo and Viktoria Berlin visit Meppen on Sunday.

Terrence Boyd and Hallescher visit Wehen Wiesbaden on Monday.

Johan Gomez and FC Zwickau visit Wurzburger Kickers on Sunday.


Spain


LA LIGA

Sergino Dest and Barcelona visit Osasuna on Sunday.

Yunus Musah and Valencia host Elche on Saturday.

Matt Miazga and Alaves host Getafe on Saturday.

Matthew Hoppe and Mallorca host Celta Vigo on Friday.

SEGUNDA DIVISION

Shaq Moore, Samuel Shashoua and Tenerife host Lugo on Saturday.


Italy


Serie A

Weston McKennie and Juventus visit Gianluca Busio, Tanner Tessmann and Venezia on Saturday.

Bryan Reynolds and AS Roma host Spezia on Monday.

Serie B

Andrija Novakovich and Frosinone visit Monza on Saturday.


France


LIGUE 1

Tim Weah and Lille host Lyon on Sunday.

Konrad De La Fuente and Marseille visit Strasbourg on Sunday.

Nicholas Gioacchini and Montpellier visit Brest on Saturday.

Erik Palmer-Brown and Troyes host Bordeaux on Sunday.


Portugal


PRIMEIRA LIGA

Reggie Cannon and Boavista visit Sporting Lisbon on Saturday.

Alex Mendez and Vizela visit Arouca on Monday.


Netherlands


Luca De La Torre and Heracles visit Vitesse Arnhem on Sunday.


Turkey


DeAndre Yedlin and Galatasaray visit Sivasspor on Monday.

Tyler Boyd and Rizespor host Goztepe on Saturday.

Haji Wright and Antalyaspor host Trabzonspor on Saturday.


Austria


ADMIRAL Bundesliga

Brenden Aaronson and Red Bull Salzburg host WSG Tirol on Saturday.

2. Liga

Ulysses Llanez and SKN St. Polten are off until February.


Belgium


Mark McKenzie and Genk visit Gent on Sunday.

Chris Durkin and Sint-Truiden host Cercle Brugge on Saturday.

Sam Vines and Royal Antwerp host Standard Liege on Sunday.

Owen Otasowie and Club Brugge host Zulte Waregem on Sunday.


Switzerland


SWISS SUPER LEAGUE

Jordan Pefok and Young Boys host Sion on Sunday.


Denmark


DANISH CUP

Christian Cappis and Brondby visit Midtjylland on Sunday. Brondby is down 2-0 on aggregate.

SUPERLIAGEN

The Superliagen is off until February for winter break.


Scotland


PREMIERSHIP

Christian Ramirez and Aberdeen visit St. Johnstone on Saturday.

Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic visit host Motherwell on Sunday.

Ian Harkes and Dundee United host Livingston on Saturday.


Sweden


Allsvenskan

The Allsvenskan season has ended.


Norway


OBOES-LIGAEN

The Oboes-Liagen season has ended.


Mexico


Liga MX

The Liga MX season has ended.


Argentina


Joel Sonora and Banfield host Arsenal Sarandi on Monday.

Alan Sonora and Independiente visit Talleres on Sunday.


Brazil


Serie A

Johnny Cardoso and Internacional are off this weekend.

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