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Americans Abroad Midweek Preview: Pulisic, Adams, and more


Christian Pulisic has fond memories against Real Madrid in UEFA Champions League action and the U.S. men’s national team star will get his latest opportunity against Los Blancos on Wednesday night.

Pulisic and Chelsea face off with Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge, hoping to earn a first leg win in the quarterfinal round. The 23-year-old scored against Los Blancos in last season’s semfinals, helping Chelsea eliminate the La Liga side before defeating Manchester City in the tournament final. Pulisic did not dress in Chelsea’s 4-1 league loss to Brentford on Saturday, but should be back and ready to go after notching a hat trick against Panama in World Cup Qualifying. Pulisic has scored four goals in 2022 and will be aiming to add to that total this week.

In Europa League play, Tyler Adams and RB Leipzig will play at home against Atalanta with the USMNT midfielder set to return after suffering a minor knee injury on international duty.

In Germany, Ricardo Pepi will aim to gain more minutes when Augsburg goes on the road to face Mainz. Pepi is still seeking his first Bundesliga goal while Augsburg aims to move further away from the relegation zone.

Elsewhere, Ethan Horvath and Nottingham Forest continue their run for promotion when they host Coventry City in EFL Championship play. Joel Sonora and Velez Sarsfield face against Estudiantes in Copa Libertadores action.

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


Champions League

Christian Pulisic and Chelsea host Real Madrid on Wednesday.

Zack Steffen and Manchester City host Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

Europa League

Tyler Adams and RB Leipzig host Atalanta on Thursday.

James Sands and Rangers visit Braga on Thursday.

Sergino Dest and Barcelona visit Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday.

Conference League

Konrad De La Fuente and Marseille host PAOK on Thursday.

Cole Bassett and Feyenoord host Slavia Prague on Thursday.

Richie Ledezma and PSV visit Leicester City on Thursday.

Concacaf Champions League

Sebastian Saucedo and Pumas host Cruz Azul on Tuesday.



Ethan Horvath and Nottingham Forest host Coventry City on Wednesday.

Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream, and Fulham visit Middlesbrough on Wednesday.

Matthew Olosunde and Preston North End host Blackpool on Tuesday.

Daryl Dike is OUT (Injury) for West Brom.



Ricardo Pepi and Augsburg host Mainz on Wednesday.


Serie B

Andrija Novakovich and Frosinone visit Pordenone on Tuesday.

Anthony Fontana and Ascoli visit Monza on Wednesday.

South America

Copa Libertadores

Joel Sonora and Velez Sarsfield visit Estudiantes on Thursday.

Copa Sudamericana

Johnny Cardoso and Internacional visit Nueve de Octubre on Wednesday.

Alan Sonora and Independiente visit Ceara on Tuesday.

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