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Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Musah, Pulisic, and more


Valencia’s hopes for European qualification may have come to an end, but Yunus Musah and his teammates will be pushing to end the La Liga season in the top 10 with a victory on Saturday.

Musah and Valencia host Celta Vigo in their domestic finale this weekend, knowing a win on home soil paired with an Osasuna defeat would help them finish in the top half of the league table. Valencia is winless in nine consecutive matches coming into Matchday 38 and will look to give the home fans something to cheer about before a busy summer.

Musah, 19, has made 28 league appearances this season, scoring one goal and also contributing two goals in Valencia’s Copa Del Rey run to the final. The U.S. men’s national team midfielder will be focused on ending his second La Liga season in style before resuming international duty with the USMNT this June.

In England, Christian Pulisic and Chelsea face off with Watford in their Premier League finale. Jesse Marsch and Leeds United face a trip to Brentford on the final day needing at least three points to truly avoid relegation. Lynden Gooch and Sunderland take on Wycombe Wanderers at Wembley on Saturday for a chance at promotion to the EFL Championship.

In Italy, Gianluca Busio and Tanner Tessmann will push for appearances in their final Serie A match of the season.

In France, Tim Weah and Erik Palmer-Brown headline the American contingent in Ligue 1 action. Weah is coming off his first league goal for Lille this season while Palmer-Brown earned Troyes’ Player of the Month award for April.

In the Netherlands, Luca De La Torre and Heracles need a major turnaround against Excelsior to avoid relegation to the Dutch Eerste Divisie.

Elsewhere, Brenden Aaronson and Red Bull Salzburg aim for three points in their Austrian Bundesliga finale while Christian Cappis and Emmanuel Sabbi both take part in Danish Superliagen play. Mark McKenzie and Sam Vines have final league matches in the Belgian playoffs.

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


Premier League

Christian Pulisic and Chelsea host Watford on Sunday.

Jesse Marsch’s Leeds United visit Brentford on Sunday.

Zack Steffen and Manchester City host Aston Villa on Sunday.

Josh Sargent is OUT FOR SEASON (Injury) for Norwich City.

League One Final

Lynden Gooch and Sunderland host Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.


Serie A

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

Weston McKennie is OUT (Injury) for Juventus.


La Liga

Yunus Musah and Valencia host Celta Vigo on Saturday.

Matt Miazga and Alaves host Cadiz on Sunday.

Matthew Hoppe and Mallorca visit Osasuna on Sunday.

Sergiño Dest is OUT FOR SEASON (injury) for Barcelona.

Segunda Liga

Shaq Moore, Samuel Shashoua and Tenerifa visit Eibar on Saturday.

Jonathan Gomez and Real Sociedad B visit Huesca on Saturday.


Ligue 1

Tim Weah and Lille host Rennes on Saturday.

Erik Palmer-Brown and Troyes visit Lorient on Saturday.

Nicholas Gioacchini and Montpellier visit Angers on Saturday.

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


Eredivisie Relegation Playoff

Luca de la Torre and Heracles host Excelsior on Saturday. Excelsior leads 3-0 on aggregate.


Pro League Championship Playoff

Mark McKenzie and Genk visit Mechelen on Saturday.

Sam Vines and Royal Antwerp visit Union St. Gilloise on Sunday.



Brenden Aaronson and Red Bull Salzburg host SK Austria Klagenfurt on Saturday.

2. Liga

Ulysses Llanez and SKN St. Poelten visit Vorwaerts Steyr on Sunday.


Super League

Jordan Pefok and Young Boys host Grasshopper on Sunday.



Sam Rogers and Rosenborg visit Kobe Hernandez-Foster and HamKam on Sunday.



Christian Cappis and Brondby host Silkeborg on Sunday.

Emmanuel Sabbi and Odense visit Vejle Boldklub on Saturday.

Jose Gallegos and Sonderjyske host Viborg on Saturday.

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


Super Lig

Haji Wright and Antalyaspor host Galatasaray on Friday.

Tyler Boyd and Rizespor visit Gaziantep on Friday.



Jeffrey GalJoe Gyau, and Degerfors visit Varbergs Bols on Sunday.

Joe Corona, Forrest Lasso, and Sundsvall host Mjallby on Monday.

Romain Gall and Malmo host Hacken on Sunday.


Serie A

Johnny Cardoso and Internacional visit Cuiaba on Saturday.

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