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Americans Abroad Midweek Preview: Musah, McKennie, and more


Valencia’s dream run in the Spanish Copa Del Rey competition has featured Yunus Musah taking a leading role for the club and the American will need to deliver another strong performance for the club to advance into the semifinals.

Musah and his Valencia teammates will visit Athletic Bilbao on Thursday, knowing a first semifinal trip since 2019 is on the table. Musah has scored two goals in the competition and has recently returned to action since rejoining the club from international duty. The U.S. men’s national team midfielder played 80 minutes on Sunday in Valencia’s goal-less draw with Real Sociedad, continuing to earn opportunities in his second full season with the club. Musah did not feature in the quarterfinal win over Cadiz due to his involvement with the USMNT, but will look to make his seventh start in the past eight matches across all competitions on Thursday.

In Italy, Weston McKennie and Juventus aim to book a spot in the Coppa Italia semifinals with a win over Sassuolo.

In England, Josh Sargent and Norwich City host Crystal Palace with the American forward poised to jump back into the squad.

Elsewhere, Christian Pulisic and Chelsea face Al Hilal at the FIFA Club World Cup while Mark McKenzie and Kyle Duncan have league matches in Belgium. Cameron Carter-Vickers and Christian Ramirez will go head-to-head in the Scottish Premiership with the Americans expecting to see a lot of each other.

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


Club World Cup

Christian Pulisic and Chelsea face Al Hilal on Wednesday.


Premier League

Josh Sargent and Norwich City host Crystal Palace on Wednesday.

Zack Steffen and Manchester City host Brentford on Wednesday.

League Championship

Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream and Fulham host Millwall on Tuesday.

Duane Holmes and Huddersfield visit Matthew Olosunde and Preston North End on Wednesday.

Ethan Horvath and Nottingham Forest visit Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday.

Daryl Dike is OUT (Injury) for West Brom.

League One

Lynden Gooch and Sunderland visit Cheltenham Town on Tuesday.

Marlon Fossey and Bolton Wanderers host Charlton Athletic on Tuesday.


Copa Del Rey

Yunus Musah and Valencia host Athletic Bilbao on Thursday.


Coppa Italia

Weston McKennie and Juventus host Sassuolo on Thursday.


3. Liga

Johan Gomez and FSV Zwickau host Viktoria Koeln on Tuesday.


Coupe de France

Konrad De La Fuente and Marseille visit Nice on Wednesday.



Richie Ledezma and PSV host NAC Breda on Tuesday.



Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic host Christian Ramirez and Aberdeen on Wednesday.

James Sands and Rangers host Chris Mueller and Hibernian on Wednesday.

Ian Harkes and Dundee United host Joe Efford and Motherwell on Wednesday.

Sebastian Soto and Livingston visit Ross County on Wednesday.


Pro League

Mark McKenzie and Genk visit OH Leuven on Wednesday.

Kyle Duncan and Oostende visit Zulte Waregem on Wednesday.


Turkish Cup

Haji Wright and Antalyaspor visit Hatayspor on Wednesday.


FA Cup

Henry Wingo and Ferencvaros visit Vasas Budapest on Wednesday.



Johnny Cardoso and Internacional host Novo Hamburgo on Wednesday.


  1. Should keep a close eye on Timothy Tillman. Been watching him for the past few weeks.

    Very good touch, excellent passer and crosser of the ball. Knows how to pass his way out of trouble.

    Not fast or beat people on the dribble type of midfielder, but could help as a depth addition to the team.


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