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Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Sargent, Dest, and more

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Norwich City remains in a dogfight at the bottom of the English Premier League table, but the positive performances over recent weeks from Josh Sargent could spark the Canaries out of the bottom three.

Sargent and his teammates face off with Brentford on Saturday at Carrow Road, knowing a victory against the Bees would propel them out of the bottom spot in the table. The U.S. men’s national team forward has registered two assists in his past three appearances across all competitions, delivering both of those at Anfield against Liverpool. Sargent has continued to start under Dean Smith during the second half of the season and will be relied on to add to his two league goals in the coming weeks. A positive run of form for Sargent might not only help Norwich City get out of trouble in the Premier League, but also warrant a call-up for the 22-year-old in March’s World Cup Qualifiying window for the USMNT.

In England, Josh Sargent and Norwich City face off with Brentford in league play while Christian Pulisic and Chelsea visit Burnley. Fulham hosts Blackburn Rovers in a top-four showdown in the EFL Championship with Tim Ream set to anchor the London club’s backline. Ethan Horvath will aim to earn his third-straight clean sheet for Nottingham Forest against Sheffield United on Friday.

In Spain, Sergino Dest and Barcelona visit Elche in La Liga action. Yunus Musah will push to start for Valencia against Granada at home.

In Germany, John Brooks and Wolfsburg host Union Berlin on Saturday while Tyler Adams and RB Leipzig are also in action against Freiburg. Chris Richards is pushing to return to action for Hoffenheim following his injury on international duty back in January.

Elsewhere, Brenden Aaronson and Red Bull Salzburg host Rheindorf Altach in Austrian league play. Christian Ramirez and Aberdeen face a stern test at Rangers in Scotland while Cameron Carter-Vickers anchors Celtic’s backline against Livingston.

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


England


Premier League

Christian Pulisic and Chelsea visit Burnley on Saturday.

Josh Sargent and Norwich City host Brentford on Saturday.

Zack Steffen is OUT (Injury) for Manchester City.

Championship

Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream and Fulham host Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

Duane Holmes and Huddersfield host Peterborough United on Friday.

Ethan Horvath and Nottingham Forest visit Sheffield United on Friday.

Matthew Olosunde and Preston North End host Bournemouth on Saturday.

League One

Lynden Gooch and Sunderland visit Charlton Athletic on Saturday.

Marlon Fossey and Bolton Wanderers visit Gillingham on Saturday.


Germany


Bundesliga

Tyler Adams and RB Leipzig host Freiburg on Saturday.

John Brooks and Wolfsburg host Union Berlin on Saturday.

Joe Scally and Borussia Moenchengladbach visit Pellegrino Matarazzo‘s Stuttgart on Saturday.

Tim Tillman, Julian Green and Greuther Furth visit Bochum on Saturday.

Ricardo Pepi and Augsburg visit George Bello and Arminia Bielefeld on Friday.

Chris Richards and Hoffenheim visit Cologne on Sunday.

Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt visit Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

Gio Reyna is OUT (Injury) for Borussia Dortmund.

2. Bundesliga

Bryang Kayo and Nuremberg host Hamburg on Saturday.

3. Liga

Terrence Boyd and Kaiserslautern visit Osnabruck on Saturday.

Johan Gomez and FSV Zwickau visit Freiburg II on Saturday.


Italy


Serie A

Gianluca Busio, Tanner Tessmann and Venezia host Sassuolo on Sunday.

Weston McKennie is OUT (Injury) for Juventus.

Serie B

Andrija Novakovich and Frosinone visit Anthony Fontana and Ascoli on Sunday.


Spain


La Liga

Sergino Dest and Barcelona visit Elche on Sunday.

Yunus Musah and Valencia host Granada on Saturday.

Matthew Hoppe and Mallorca visit Celta Vigo on Sunday.

Matt Miazga and Alaves host Sevilla on Friday.

Segunda Liga

Shaq Moore, Samuel Shashoua and Tenerife host Real Valladolid on Saturday.


France


Ligue 1

Tim Weah and Lille host Clermont Foot on Sunday.

Nicholas Gioacchini and Montpellier visit Nantes on Sunday.

Konrad De La Fuente and Marseille host Monaco on Sunday.

Erik Palmer-Brown and Troyes visit Bordeaux on Sunday.


Netherlands


Eredivisie

Luca De La Torre and Heracles visit PSV on Sunday.

Cole Bassett and Feyenoord host FC Groningen on Saturday.

Richie Ledezma is OUT (Injury) for PSV.


Portugal


Liga Portugal

Reggie Cannon and Boavista host Braga on Saturday.

Alex Mendez and Vizela visit Santa Clara on Sunday.


Belgium


Pro League

Mark McKenzie and Genk visit Cercle Brugge on Saturday.

Bryan Reynolds and Kortrijk host Union St. Gilloise on Saturday.

Sam Vines and Royal Antwerp host Beerschot on Sunday.

Kyle Duncan and Oostende visit Anderlecht on Sunday.

Chris Durkin and Sint-Truiden host Mechelen on Friday.

Owen Otasowie is OUT for Club Brugge.


Scotland


Premiership

Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic visit Sebastian Soto and Livingston on Sunday.

James Sands and Rangers host Christian Ramirez and Aberdeen on Saturday.

Joe Efford and Motherwell host Dundee FC on Saturday.

Chris Mueller and Hibernian host St. Johnstone on Saturday.

Ian Harkes and Dundee United host Hearts on Saturday.


Austria


Bundesliga

Brenden Aaronson and Red Bull Salzburg host Rheindorf Altach on Saturday.

2. Liga

Ulysses Llanez and St. Poelten visit SV Horn on Friday.


Switzerland


Super League

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


Denmark


Superliagen

Christian Cappis and Brondby visit Silkeborg on Sunday.

Emmanuel Sabbi and Odense visit Sonderjyske on Sunday.

Jonathan Amon and Nordsjaelland visit Aarhus on Monday.


Hungary


Nb I

Henry Wingo and Ferencvaros host Kisvarda on Sunday.


Turkey


Super Lig

Haji Wright and Antalyaspor host Sivasspor on Sunday.

Tyler Boyd and Rizespor host Giresunspor on Saturday.


Sweden


Cup

Jeremy Gal and Degerfors visit Elfsborg on Sunday.

Romain Gall and Malmo host IFK Varnamo on Saturday.


Argentina


Copa De La Liga Profesional

Alan Sonora and Independiente visit Godoy Cruz on Monday.

Joel Sonora and Velez Sarsfield host Estudiantes on Sunday.


Brazil


Gaucho

Johnny Cardoso and Internacional host CE Aimore on Sunday.


Mexico


LIGA MX

Sebastian Saucedo and Pumas host Mazatlan FC on Sunday.


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