The FA Cup headlines play in England this weekend and Zack Steffen will likely get the nod for Manchester City on Friday at League Two side Swindon Town.
Steffen has regularly featured in cup competitions for the Citizens, making 13 appearances to date exclusively in the FA Cup, Carabao Cup, and Community Shield in Manchester. The U.S. men’s national team goalkeeper has only made five appearances this season across all competitions, but has a golden opportunity to lead the Citizens into the fourth round of the FA Cup against lower-league opposition. Man City will be heavy favorites to advance this weekend and Steffen should see some playing time at the County Ground ahead of World Cup Qualifying later this month.
Elsewhere, Tyler Adams and RB Leizpig resume Bundesliga play this weekend against Mainz while Chris Richards and Hoffenheim face Augsburg. Antonee Robinson and Tim Ream will both look to start for Fulham in an FA Cup trip to Bristol City. Yunus Musah and Valencia face a tough test at Real Madrid in La Liga action. Daryl Dike could make his West Brom debut in FA Cup play at the Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon. Reggie Cannon will look to continue his good run of form in Boavista’s league showdown with Tondela.
Here is a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad action:
Christian Pulisic and Chelsea host Chesterfield on Saturday.
Daryl Dike and West Bromwich Albion host Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.
Zack Steffen and Manchester City visit Swindon Town on Friday.
Josh Sargent and Norwich City visit Charlton Athletic on Sunday.
Duane Holmes and Huddersfield visit Burnley on Saturday.
Ethan Horvath and Nottingham Forest host Arsenal on Saturday.
Matthew Olosunde and Preston North End visit Cardiff City on Sunday.
Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream and Fulham visit Bristol City on Saturday.
Lynden Gooch and Sunderland visit Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.
Tyler Adams and RB Leipzig host Mainz on Saturday.
Chris Richards and Hoffenheim host Ricardo Pepi and Augsburg on Saturday.
Julian Green, Tim Tillman and Greuther Furth host Pellegrino Matarazzo‘s Stuttgart on Saturday.
John Brooks and Wolfsburg visit Bochum on Sunday.
Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt host Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.
Gio Reyna is back in training for Dortmund.
Joe Scally is OUT (COVID-19) for Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Weston McKennie and Juventus visit Bryan Reynolds and AS Roma on Sunday.
Gianluca Busio, Tanner Tessmann, Jack DeVries and Venezia host AC Milan on Sunday.
Yunus Musah and Valencia visit Real Madrid on Saturday.
Matt Miazga and Deportivo Alaves host Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.
Matthew Hoppe and Mallorca visit Levante on Saturday.
Sergino Dest is OUT for Barcelona with COVID-19.
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Shaq Moore, Samuel Shashoua and Tenerife visit SD Amorebieta on Friday.
Nicholas Gioacchini and Montpellier host Erik Palmer-Brown and Troyes on Sunday.
Konrad De La Fuente is OUT (COVID-19) for Marseille.
Tim Weah is OUT (Injury) for Lille.
Reggie Cannon and Boavista host Tondela on Saturday.
Alex Mendez and Vizela host Moreirense on Saturday.
DeAndre Yedlin and Galatasaray host Giresunspor on Saturday.
Haji Wright and Antalyaspor visit Goztepe on Sunday.
Tyler Boyd and Rizespor host Besiktas on Sunday.
Sebastian Saucedo and Pumas host Toluca on Sunday.