Bundesliga side Augsburg remains in a fight for league survival this season, but the addition of U.S. men’s national team forward Ricardo Pepi should help the club in its fight to score more goals.
Pepi made his club debut last weekend in a 3-1 loss to Hoffenheim, showing promising moments in the final third. The former FC Dallas striker played the final 30 minutes of the match and could be in position to start this Sunday as Augsburg hosts Eintracht Frankfurt. Augsburg has registered 18 goals during 18 league matches this season, which is the fifth-fewest in the German top flight so far. After notching 16 goals between MLS play and World Cup Qualifiying, Pepi will be eager to spark Augsburg into a surge up the league table and snap a current three-match winless run.
Elsewhere, Yunus Musah will look to continue his goalscoring run in the Copa Del Rey while Christian Pulisic and Chelsea visit Manchester City in Premier League play. Tyler Adams and RB Leipzig face a trip to Pellegrino Matarazzo’s Stuttgart in Bundesliga action. Konrad De La Fuente and Marseille take on Lille in Ligue 1 play on Sunday. The Belgian Pro League resumes its schedule with Mark McKenzie and Sam Vines headlining the American contingent. Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic also resume league play with a home clash against Chris Mueller and Hibernian.
Here is a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad action:
Christian Pulisic and Chelsea visit Zack Steffen and Manchester City on Saturday.
Josh Sargent and Norwich City host Everton on Saturday.
Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream and Fulham host Bristol City on Saturday.
Daryl Dike and West Bromwich Albion visit QPR on Saturday.
Duane Holmes and Huddersfield host Swansea City on Saturday.
Ethan Horvath and Nottingham Forest visit Millwall on Saturday.
Matthew Olosunde and Preston North End host Birmingham City on Sunday.
Lynden Gooch and Sunderland visit Accrington Stanley on Saturday.
Marlon Fossey and Bolton Wanderers host Ipswich Town on Saturday.
Tyler Adams and RB Leipzig visit Pellegrino Matarazzo‘s Stuttgart on Saturday.
Joe Scally and Borussia Moenchengladbach host Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.
Gio Reyna and Borussia Dortmund host Freiburg on Friday.
Chris Richards and Hoffenheim visit Union Berlin on Saturday.
Ricardo Pepi and Augsburg host Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday.
Julian Green, Tim Tillman and Greuther Furth visit Arminia Bielefeld on Sunday.
John Brooks and Wolfsburg host Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
Terrence Boyd and Hallescher FC host Turkgucu Munchen on Saturday.
Bryang Kayo and Viktoria Berlin host Eintracht Braunschwieg on Sunday.
Johan Gomez and FSV Zwickau host Viktoria Koeln on Saturday.
Weston McKennie and Juventus host Udinese on Saturday.
Bryan Reynolds and AS Roma host Cagliari on Saturday.
Gianluca Busio, Tanner Tessmann, Jack DeVries and Venezia host Empoli on Sunday.
Andrija Novakovich and Frosinone visit Pisa on Saturday.
COPA DEL REY
Yunus Musah and Valencia visit Atlético Baleares on Sunday.
Matthew Hoppe and Mallorca host Espanyol on Saturday.
Sergino Dest and Barcelona are off until January 19.
LA LIGA 2
Shaq Moore, Samuel Shashoua and Tenerife are off this weekend.
Konrad De La Fuente and Marseille host Lille on Sunday.
Nicholas Gioacchini and Montpellier visit Strasbourg on Sunday.
Erik Palmer-Brown and Troyes host Lyon on Sunday.
Tim Weah is OUT (Injury) for Lille.
Luca De La Torre and Heracles visit NEC Nijmegen on Saturday.
Richie Ledezma and PSV visit FC Groningen on Sunday.
Reggie Cannon and Boavista host Gil Vicente on Saturday.
Alex Mendez and Vizela host Sporting Lisbon on Sunday.
Mark McKenzie and Genk host Beerschot on Sunday.
Sam Vines and Royal Antwerp host Sporting Charleroi on Sunday.
Kyle Duncan and Oostende visit Zulte Waregem on Saturday.
Owen Otasowie and Club Brugge host Chris Durkin and Sint-Truiden on Saturday.
Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic host Chris Mueller and Hibernian on Monday.
DeAndre Yedlin and Galatasaray visit Hatayspor on Sunday.
Haji Wright and Antalyaspor host Fenerbahce on Sunday.
Tyler Boyd and Rizespor visit Fatih Karagümrük on Saturday.
Sebastian Saucedo and Pumas visit Queretaro on Friday.