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Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Musah, Holmes, and more


Sergino Dest became the first American player to win the Spanish Copa Del Rey competition last year and Yunus Musah is aiming to follow in the footsteps of his international teammate this weekend.

Musah and Valencia will face off with Real Betis in Saturday’s Copa Del Rey Final at Estadio de La Cartuja in Seville. The U.S. men’s national team midfielder has yet to win a trophy in his European career, but has a major chance to achieve that goal this weekend. Musah played 55 mintues on Tuesday in a 2-0 La Liga loss to Villarreal, returning to the starting lineup after missing April 16th’s defeat to Osasuna. The 19-year-old has made 30 combined appearances this season for Valencia, scoring two of his three goals in this season’s Copa Del Rey. Valencia has lifted the Copa Del Rey on eight occasions and would increase its record to 9-9 all-time in the tournament final with a victory.

In Germany, Tyler Adams will aim to start for RB Leipzig against Union Berlin while Pellegrino Matarazzo’s Stuttgart faces Hertha Berlin in a major six-pointer at the bottom of the league table. John Brooks and Wolfsburg will hope to ease any relegation worries with three points against Mainz on Friday.

In France, Tim Weah and Erik Palmer-Brown headline the American contingent in action this weekend. Weah earned his first league start since mid-March as Lille fell to Stade Reims in midweek play while Palmer-Brown logged another 90 minutes for Troyes.

In England, Christian Pulisic and Chelsea will aim to rebound against West Ham United while Jesse Marsch’s Leeds United visits Crystal Palace on Monday. Duane Holmes and Huddersfield continue their quest of locking up a playoff spot in the EFL Championship.

In Belgium, Championship playoffs have started with only two Americans remaining in action. On Sunday, Mark McKenzie and Genk take on Gent, while Sam Vines and Royal Antwerp face Club Brugge.

In Mexico, Sebastian Saucedo and Pumas go to Estadio Akron for a highlighted showdown against Chivas on Saturday.

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


Premier League

Christian Pulisic and Chelsea host West Ham United on Sunday.

Zack Steffen and Manchester City host Watford on Saturday.

Jesse Marsch’s Leeds United visit Crystal Palace on Monday.

Josh Sargent is OUT (injury) for Norwich City.


Antonee RobinsonTim Ream, and Fulham visit Bournemouth on Saturday.

Duane Holmes and Huddersfield host Barnsley on Friday.

Ethan Horvath and Nottingham Forest visit Peterborough on Saturday.

Matthew Olosunde and Preston North End host Blackburn on Monday.

Daryl Dike is OUT FOR THE SEASON (injury) for West Brom.

League One

Lynden Gooch and Sunderland host Cambridge on Saturday.

Marlon Fossey is OUT FOR SEASON (Injury) for Bolton.



Tyler Adams and RB Leipzig host Union Berlin on Saturday.

John BrooksKevin Paredes, and Wolfsburg host Mainz on Friday.

Ricardo Pepi and Augsburg visit Bochum on Sunday.

Joe Scally and Borussia Monchengladbach visit Freiburg on Saturday.

Justin Che and Hoffenheim visit Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

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

Pellegrino Matarazzo‘s Stuttgart visit Hertha BSC on Sunday.

George Bello and Arminia Bielefeld visit Koln on Saturday.

Gio Reyna is OUT FOR THE SEASON (injury) for Dortmund.

Chris Richards is OUT FOR THE SEASON (injury) for Hoffenheim.

2. Bundesliga

Nico Carrera and Holstein Kiel host FC Heidenheim on Saturday.

Ryan Malone and Hansa Rostock visit Erzgebirge Aue on Sunday.

Bryang Kayo and Nuremberg host Sandhausen on Sunday.

3. Liga

Terrence Boyd and Kaiserslautern visit When Wiesbaden on Friday.

Johan Gomez and FSV Zwickau visit Magdeburg on Sunday.


Serie A

Gianluca BusioTanner Tessmann, and Venezia host Atalanta on Saturday.

Weston McKennie is OUT (Injury) for Juventus.

Serie B

Andrija Novakovich and Frosinone host Monz on Monday.

Anthony Fontana and Ascoli host Cittadella on Monday.


La Liga

Sergiño Dest and Barcelona host Rayo Vallecano on Sunday.

Yunus Musah and Valencia visit Real Betis on Saturday.

Matt Miazga and Alaves host Villareal on Saturday.

Segunda Liga

Shaq MooreSamuel Shashoua, and Tenerife host SD Huesca on Friday.

Jonathan Gomez and Real Sociedad B host SD Amorebieta on Saturday.


Ligue 1

Tim Weah and Lille host Strasbourg on Sunday.

Nicholas Gioacchini and Montpellier visit Lyon on Saturday.

Erik Palmer-Brown and Troyes visit Nice on Sunday.

Konrad De La Fuente is OUT FOR SEASON (injury) for Marseille.



Luca de la Torre and Heracles visit FC Groningen on Sunday.

Richie Ledezma and PSV visit Cambuur on Saturday.

Cole Basset and Feyenoord host FC Utrecht on Sunday.

Eerste Divisie

Dante Sealy and Jong PSV host MVV Maastricht on Monday.


Liga Portugal

Reggie Cannon and Boavista host Sporting Lisbon on Monday.

Alex Mendez and Vizela host Arouca on Friday.


Por League Championship Playoff

Mark McKenzie and Genk visit Gent on Sunday.

Sam Vines and Royal Antwerp visit Club Brugge on Sunday.

Owen Otasowie is OUT (selection) for Club Brugge.


Premiership Second Phase

Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic visit Ross County on Sunday.

James Sands and Rangers visit Joe Efford and Motherwell on Saturday.

Christian Ramirez and Aberdeen host Sebastian Soto and Livingston on Saturday.

Chris Mueller and Hibernian visit St. Mirren on Saturday.

Ian Harkes is OUT FOR THE SEASON (injury) for Dundee United.



Thomas Roberts and SK Austria Klagenfurt host Wolfsberger on Sunday.

Brenden Aaronson is OUT (Injury) for Red Bull Salzburg.

2. Liga

Ulysses Llanez and St. Poelten visit Grazer AK on Sunday.


Super league

Jordan Pefok and Young Boys host Servette on Saturday.



Christian Cappis and Brondby host Midtjylland on Monday.

Emmanuel Sabbi and Odense visit AGF Aarhus on Sunday.

Jonathan Amon is OUT FOR SEASON (Injury) for Nordsjaelland.


Nb I

Henry Wingo and Ferencvaros host Ujpest on Sunday.


Super Lig

Haji Wright and Antalyaspor host Kayserispor on Sunday.

Tyler Boyd and Rizespor host Fenerbahce on Friday.



Kobe Hernandez-Foster and HamKam visit Kristiansund on Sunday.

Sam Rogers is OUT (injury) for Rosenborg.



Jeffrey GalJoe Gyau, and Degerfors visit IFK Varnamo on Monday.

Romain Gall and Malmo host IFK Goteborg on Monday.

Forest Lasso and Sundsvall visit Elfsborg on Monday.

Joe Corona is OUT (suspension) for Sundsvall.


Copa De La Liga Profesional

Alan Sonora and Independiente visit Rosario Central on Saturday.

Joel Sonora and Velez Sarsfield visit Barracas Central on Saturday.



Johnny Cardoso and Internacional visit Fluminense on Saturday.


Liga MX

Sebastian Saucedo and Pumas visit Chivas on Saturday.

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