Joe Scally made his return to action for Bundesliga club Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday and now the American full back will push to start in German Cup play this week.
Scally played the final 29 minutes of Gladbach’s 2-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen over the weekend, making his first appearance of 2022. The U.S. men’s national team defender was unavailable for Gladbach’s first match of the league restart after contracting COVID-19, but is back and ready to go for the second half of the season.
The 19-year-old has been one of Gladbach’s top performers this season, scoring one goal and registering two assists in 20 combined appearances. A German Cup date with Hannover would be a promising situation for Scally to get back into the starting lineup ahead of World Cup Qualifying later this January.
In Spain, Yunus Musah and Valencia face off with Sevilla in La Liga play while Sergino Dest will hope to get some game time for Barcelona in a Copa Del Rey trip to Athletic Bilbao.
In England, Christian Pulisic and Chelsea visit Brighton & Hove Albion in English Premier League action. Antonee Robinson and Tim Ream will continue their push towards promotion with Fulham.
Elsewhere, Chris Mueller and Hibernian host Cove Rangers in Scottish Cup play, with the American winger looking to make his club debut.
Here’s a closer look at this week’s Americans Abroad:
Christian Pulisic and Chelsea visit Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday.
Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream and Fulham host Birmingham City on Tuesday.
Matthew Olosunde and Preston North End host Sheffield United on Tuesday.
Joe Scally and Borussia Moenchengladbach visit Hannover on Wednesday.
Tyler Adams and RB Leipzig host Hansa Rostock on Wednesday.
Chris Richards and Hoffenheim host Freiburg on Wednesday.
Gio Reyna is OUT (Fitness) for Borussia Dortmund.
Weston McKennie and Juventus host Sampdoria on Tuesday.
Bryan Reynolds and AS Roma host Lecce on Thursday.
COPA DEL REY
Sergino Dest and Barcelona visit Athletic Bilbao on Thursday.
Matt Miazga and Alaves visit Real Betis on Tuesday.
Yunus Musah and Valencia host Sevilla on Wednesday.
Nicholas Gioacchini and Montpellier host Erik Palmer-Brown and Troyes on Wednesday.
Tim Weah is OUT (Injured) for Lille.
Richie Ledezma, Dante Sealy and PSV host Telstar on Thursday.
Christian Ramirez and Aberdeen visit James Sands and Rangers on Tuesday.
Ian Harkes and Dundee United host St. Mirren on Tuesday.
Chris Mueller and Hibernian host Cove Rangers on Thursday.
Mark McKenzie and Genk host Mechelen on Wednesday.
DeAndre Yedlin and Galatasaray host Kasimpasa on Thursday.
Tyler Boyd and Rizespor host Haji Wright and Antalyaspor on Wednesday.