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Americans Abroad Midweek Preview: Adams, Busio, and more


Tyler Adams delivered a strong performance in RB Leipzig’s first leg victory at Scottish side Rangers last week in UEFA Europa League play, but now the American will aim for similar success in Glasgow to help the Bundesliga visitors clinch a spot in the final.

Adams logged 90 minutes as RB Leipzig defeated Rangers 1-0 on Thursday, delivering a strong shift in one of his rare starts in 2022. The U.S. men’s national team midfielder has been in and out of Domenico Tedesco’s lineup this season, but looks to have earned a role in the European competition. The 23-year-old did not feature in RB Leipzig’s 3-1 loss to Borussia Moenchengladbach on Monday, making him a good option to start at Ibrox Stadium. Should RB Leipzig advance to May 18th’s final, it will face either Eintracht Frankfurt or West Ham United in Seville, Spain.

Elsewhere, Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt host West Ham United with a spot in the Europa League Final at stake. Gianluca Busio and Venezia travel to Salernitana in Serie A play while Emmanuel Sabbi and Odense aim to clinch their spot in the Danish DBU Pokalen competition. Joel Sonora, Johnny Cardoso, and Alan Sonora all take part in Copa Sudamericana play.

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


Champions League

Zack Steffen and Manchester City visit Real Madrid on Wednesday. Man City leads 4-3 on aggregate.

Europa League

Tyler Adams and RB Leipzig visit James Sands and Rangers on Thursday. RB Leipzig leads 1-0 on aggregate.

Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt host West Ham United on Thursday. Eintracht Frankfurt leads 2-1 on aggregate.

Conference League

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



Ethan Horvath and Nottingham Forest visit Bournemouth on Tuesday.


Serie A

Gianluca Busio, Tanner Tessmann and Venezia visit Salernitana on Thursday.



Taylor Booth and Bayern Munich II host 1860 Rosenheim on Wednesday.


DBU Pokalen

Emmanuel Sabbi and Odense host Sonderjyske on Thursday. Odense leads 2-1 on aggregate.


NB 1

Henry Wingo and Ferencvaros host Zalaegerszeg on Wednesday.

South America

Copa Sudamericana

Johnny Cardoso and Internacional visit Guairena on Thursday.

Joel Sonora and Velez Sarsfield visit Bragantino on Thursday.

Alan Sonora and Independiente visit General Caballero JLM on Tuesday.

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