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Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Pulisic, Brooks, and more


Christian Pulisic has already lifted the FIFA Club World Cup this winter and now could add the Carabao Cup to his growing trophy cabinet on Sunday.

Pulisic and Chelsea will face off with Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on Sunday with both English Premier League clubs aiming to bring home the league cup trophy. The U.S. men’s national team forward is coming off a strong outing in UEFA Champions League play midweek, where he scored the second goal in a 2-0 Round of 16 first leg victory over French visitors Lille. The 23-year-old Pulisic has raised his performances in recent weeks and after scoring on Tuesday, will be full of confidence against Jurgen Klopp and his in-form Liverpool squad.

Should Chelsea knock off the Reds in London, it will be its third different trophy won in the past nine months. Liverpool comes into the match in great form, winning nine-consecutive matches and recently trouncing Leeds United 6-0 in league play. It will be the final meeting between Chelsea and Liverpool this season, unless the two English clubs meet in the latter stages of the Champions League tournament.

In Germany, John Brooks and Wolfsburg visit Borussia Moenchengladbach. Ricardo Pepi and Augburg face a stern test against Borussia Dortmund. Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt welcome Bayern Munich to town.

In England, Josh Sargent and Norwich City visit Southampton in Premier League play. Ethan Horvath is expected to start once again for Nottingham Forest against Bristol City.

In Spain, Sergino Dest and Barcelona face off with Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. Yunus Musah and Valencia visit Mallorca.

In Italy, Gianluca Busio, Tanner Tessmann and Venezia visit Hellas Verona. Weston McKennie continues his injury spell on the sidelines.

In France, Konrad De La Fuente and Erik Palmer-Brown could go head-to-head in Ligue 1 play.

Elsewhere, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Chris Mueller will meet in Scottish Premiership action on Sunday. Brenden Aaronson and Red Bull Salzburg visit LASK in Austrian league play. Christian Cappis and Emmanuel Sabbi continue the resumption of their league schedule in Denmark. Alan Sonora and Independiente square off with Boca Juniors in Argentina while Sebastian Saucedo and Pumas host Club America.

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


Carabao Cup Final

Christian Pulisic and Chelsea face Liverpool on Sunday.

Premier League

Josh Sargent and Norwich City visit Southampton on Friday.

Zack Steffen is OUT (Injury) for Manchester City.


Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream and Fulham visit Cardiff City on Saturday.

Duane Holmes and Huddersfield visit Birmingham City on Saturday.

Ethan Horvath and Nottingham Forest host Bristol City on Saturday.

Matthew Olosunde and Preston North End visit Coventry City on Saturday.

League One

Lynden Gooch and Sunderland visit Wigan Athletic on Saturday.

Marlon Fossey and Bolton Wanderers visit MK Dons on Saturday.



Tyler Adams and RB Leipzig visit Bochum on Sunday.

John Brooks and Wolfsburg visit Joe Scally and Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday.

Tim Tillman, Julian Green and Greuther Furth host Cologne on Saturday.

Ricardo Pepi and Augsburg host Borussia Dortmund on Sunday.

George Bello and Arminia Bielefeld visit Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

Chris Richards and Hoffenheim host Pellegrino Matarazzo’s Stuttgart on Friday.

Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt host Bayern Munich on Saturday.

Gio Reyna is OUT (Injury) for Borussia Dortmund.

2. Bundesliga

Bryang Kayo and Nuremberg visit Hansa Rostock on Saturday.

3. Liga

Terrence Boyd and Kaiserslautern host SC Verl on Saturday.

Johan Gomez and FSV Zwickau host 1860 Munich on Saturday.


Serie A

Gianluca Busio, Tanner Tessmann and Venezia visit Hellas Verona on Sunday.

Weston McKennie is OUT (Injury) for Juventus.

Serie B

Andrija Novakovich and Frosinone visit Cittadella on Sunday.

Anthony Fontana and Ascoli host Crotone on Sunday.


La Liga

Sergino Dest and Barcelona host Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.

Yunus Musah and Valencia visit Matthew Hoppe and Mallorca on Saturday.

Matt Miazga and Alaves visit Getafe on Saturday.

Segunda Liga

Shaq Moore, Samuel Shashoua and Tenerife visit CF Mirandes on Saturday.


Ligue 1

Tim Weah and Lille visit Lyon on Sunday.

Nicholas Gioacchini and Montpellier host Rennes on Friday.

Konrad De La Fuente and Marseille visit Erik Palmer-Brown and Troyes on Sunday.



Luca De La Torre and Heracles host PEC Zwolle on Saturday.

Cole Bassett and Feyenoord visit AZ Alkmaar on Sunday.

Richie Ledezma is OUT (Injury) for PSV.


Liga Portugal

Reggie Cannon and Boavista visit Estoril on Sunday.

Alex Mendez and Vizela host Portimonense on Sunday.


Pro League

Mark McKenzie and Genk host Bryan Reynolds and Kortrijk on Sunday.

Sam Vines and Royal Antwerp visit Club Brugge on Sunday.

Kyle Duncan and Oostende host Chris Durkin and Sint-Truiden on Saturday.

Owen Otasowie is OUT for Club Brugge.


Scottish Cup

James Sands and Rangers host Joe Efford and Motherwell on Sunday.

Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic visit Chris Mueller and Hibernian on Sunday.

Christian Ramirez and Aberdeen host Ian Harkes and Dundee United on Saturday.

Sebastian Soto and Livingston visit Dundee FC on Saturday.



Brenden Aaronson and Red Bull Salzburg visit LASK on Sunday.

First Division

Ulysses Llanez and St. Poelten host Blue-White Linz on Friday.


Super League

Jordan Pefok, David Wagner and Young Boys host Sion on Saturday.



Christian Cappis and Brondby host Sonderjyske on Monday.

Emmanuel Sabbi and Odense host Midtjylland on Sunday.

Jonathan Amon and Nordsjaelland host Randers FC on Sunday.


Nb I

Henry Wingo and Ferencvaros host Gyirmot on Saturday.


Super Lig

Haji Wright and Antalyaspor visit Adana Demirspor on Friday.

Tyler Boyd and Rizespor visit Galatasaray on Sunday.



Jeremy Gal and Degerfors host Sundsvall on Sunday.

Romain Gall and Malmo visit Angelholms on Saturday.


Copa De La Liga Profesional

Alan Sonora and Independiente host Boca Juniors on Saturday.

Joel Sonora and Velez Sarsfield are off this weekend.



Johnny Cardoso and Internacional host Gremio on Saturday.



Sebastian Saucedo and Pumas host Club America on Saturday.


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