Borussia Dortmund will need a spark this weekend to avoid a further slip down in the Bundesliga title race and Gio Reyna’s return to fitness should provide a major boost for Marco Rose’s side going forward.
Reyna made his return last weekend after five months on the sidelines for Dortmund, playing the final 30 minutes of a disappointing 5-2 loss to Bayer Leverkusen. The U.S. men’s national team winger has made a welcomed return for the Black and Yellow, which sit nine points back of leaders Bayern Munich. Reyna scored two goals in league play to kick off his second season with Dortmund before a hamstring injury suffered on international duty forced him to the sidelines. Reyna could make his first start this weekend as Dortmund visits Union Berlin, aiming to extend its head-to-head winning run over Union Berlin to three matches.
Christian Pulisic will be aiming to add a Club World Cup title to his list of accolades over the past year when he and Chelsea face South American club champion Palmeiras in the Club World Cup final on Saturday. Pulisic didn’t play in the semifinal win over Al Hilal on Thursday
In Spain, Sergino Dest and Barcelona face rivals Espanyol while Yunus Musah and Valencia take on Alaves.
In Germany, John Brooks and Timmy Chandler will go head-to-head while George Bello aims to make his first start for Arminia Bielefeld.
In England, Josh Sargent and Norwich City host Manchester City in Carrow Road. Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream and Fulham visit Hull City in the EFL Championship.
In France, Tim Weah and Lille squares off with Nicholas Gioacchini and Montpellier in Ligue 1 play.
Elsewhere, Brenden Aaronson and Red Bull Salzburg take on Rapid Vienna in Bundesliga play while Jordan Pefok and Young Boys host FC Basel in a top-three showdown in Switzerland. Reggie Cannon returns to Boavista after his involvement on international duty with the USMNT.
Here is a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad action:
Club World Cup
Christian Pulisic and Chelsea face Palmeiras in the Club World Cup Final on Saturday.
Josh Sargent and Norwich City host Zack Steffen and Manchester City on Saturday.
Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream and Fulham visit Hull City on Saturday.
Duane Holmes and Huddersfield host Sheffield United on Saturday.
Ethan Horvath and Nottingham Forest host Stoke City on Saturday.
Matthew Olosunde and Preston North End visit Peterborough United on Saturday.
Lynden Gooch and Sunderland visit AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.
Marlon Fossey and Bolton Wanderers visit Oxford United on Saturday.
Tyler Adams and RB Leipzig host Cologne on Friday.
Gio Reyna and Borussia Dortmund visit Union Berlin on Sunday.
Tim Tillman, Julian Green and Greuther Furth host Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
Joe Scally and Borussia Moenchengladbach host Ricardo Pepi and Augsburg on Saturday.
George Bello and Arminia Bielefeld visit Hoffenheim on Sunday.
John Brooks and Wolfsburg visit Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.
Pellegrino Matarazzo’s Stuttgart visit Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.
Chris Richards is OUT (Injury) for Hoffenheim.
Bryang Kayo and Nuremberg visit Karlsruher on Saturday.
Terrence Boyd and Kaiserslautern host Magdeburg on Saturday.
Johan Gomez and FSV Zwickau visit Hallescher FC on Friday.
Weston McKennie and Juventus visit Atalanta on Sunday.
Gianluca Busio, Tanner Tessmann and Venezia visit Torino on Saturday.
Andrija Novakovich and Frosinone visit Perugia on Saturday.
Sergino Dest and Barcelona visit Espanyol on Sunday.
Matt Miazga and Alaves host Yunus Musah and Valencia on Sunday.
Matthew Hoppe and Mallorca host Athletic Bilbao on Monday.
Shaq Moore, Samuel Shashoua and Tenerife visit Alcorcon on Sunday.
Tim Weah and Lille visit Nicholas Gioacchini and Montpellier on Sunday.
Konrad De La Fuente and Marseille visit Metz on Sunday.
Erik Palmer-Brown and Troyes visit Brest on Sunday.
Luca De La Torre and Heracles host FC Utrecht on Friday.
Cole Bassett and Feyenoord visit RKC Waalwijk on Sunday.
Richie Ledezma and PSV visit Vitesse Arnhem on Saturday.
Reggie Cannon and Boavista visit Portimonense on Saturday.
Alex Mendez and Vizela host Gil Vicente on Sunday.
Mark McKenzie and Genk host Standard Liege on Sunday.
Sam Vines and Royal Antwerp visit RFC Seraing on Friday.
Kyle Duncan and Oostende visit Mechelen on Saturday.
Bryan Reynolds and Kortrijk visit Beerschot on Sunday.
Chris Durkin and Sint-Truiden visit Union St. Gilloise on Sunday.
Owen Otasowie and Club Brugge host Sporting Charleroi on Sunday.
James Sands and Rangers visit Annan Athletic on Saturday.
Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic host Raith Rovers on Sunday.
Ian Harkes and Dundee United visit Partick Thistle on Saturday.
Chris Mueller and Hibernian visit Arbroath on Sunday.
Christian Ramirez and Aberdeen visit Joe Efford and Motherwell on Saturday.
Sebastian Soto and Livingston visit Hearts on Saturday.
Brenden Aaronson and Red Bull Salzburg visit Rapid Vienna on Friday.
Jordan Pefok, David Wagner and Young Boys host Basel on Sunday.
Henry Wingo and Ferencvaros visit Zalaegerszeg on Sunday.
Haji Wright and Antalyaspor host Fatih Karagumruk on Sunday.
Tyler Boyd and Rizespor visit Altay on Friday.
Copa De La Liga Profesional
Alan Sonora and Independiente visit Estudiantes on Saturday.
Joel Sonora and Velez Sarsfield host Aldosivi on Friday.
Johnny Cardoso and Internacional visit Caxias on Saturday.
Sebastian Saucedo and Pumas host Club Leon on Sunday.