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Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Pulisic, Musah, and more


Chelsea has yet to secure a trophy this season after lifting the UEFA Champions League a year ago, but the Blues have one more chance for silverware this weekend and they have an in-form Christian Pulisic carrying momentum into the FA Cup Final against Liverpool on Saturday.

Pulisic has had a hand in goals in each of his last two starts, most recently scoring in a 3-0 road victory over Leeds United on Wednesday. The U.S. men’s national team star has made an impact in back-to-back matches against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United respectively, but will face a tougher test in London against Liverpool. Chelsea fell to the Reds, 11-10, in a penalty shootout of the Carabao Cup Final back in February, and overall has not defeated Liverpool since March 2021.

In England, Jesse Marsch and Leeds United face off with Brighton & Hove Albion in a must-win match at Elland Road. Duane Holmes and Huddersfield begin their two-legged playoff against Luton Town in the Championship.

In Germany, George Bello and Arminia Bielefeld will need a victory over RB Leipzig paired with other results to avoid relegation from the Bundesliga. Pellegrino Matarazzo’s Stuttgart enter the weekend in the relegation playoff spot and will need to avoid defeat to stay in that spot and not drop into the bottom two.

In Spain, Yunus Musah and Valencia face a trip to Espanyol in La Liga play while Jonathan Gomez and Real Sociedad B open the La Liga 2 schedule on Friday.

In Turkey, Haji Wright will aim to keep his strong goalscoring form going for Antalyaspor against Kasimpasa. Tyler Boyd faces his former club Sivasspor.

Elsewhere, Brenden Aaronson and Red Bull Salzburg take on Rapid Vienna. Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic host Joe Efford and Motherwell in Glasgow. Johnny Cardoso and Internacional host Corinthians in Brazilian Serie A action.

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


FA Cup Final

Christian Pulisic and Chelsea face Liverpool on Saturday.

Premier League

Jesse Marsch’s Leeds United host Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday.

Zack Steffen and Manchester City visit West Ham United on Sunday.

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


Duane Holmes and Huddersfield visit Luton Town on Friday and host Luton Town on Monday.

Ethan Horvath and Nottingham Forest visit Sheffield United on Saturday and host Sheffield United on Tuesday.

League One

Lynden Gooch and Sunderland are off until May 21.



Tyler Adams and RB Leipzig visit George Bello and Arminia Bielefeld on Saturday.

Ricardo Pepi and Augsburg host Tim Tillman, Julian Green and Greuther Furth on Saturday.

Joe Scally and Borussia Monchengladbach host Justin Che and Hoffenheim on Saturday.

Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt visit Mainz on Saturday.

John BrooksKevin Paredes and Wolfsburg visit Bayern Munich on Saturday.

Pellegrino Matarazzo‘s Stuttgart host Cologne on Saturday.

George Bello and Arminia Bielefeld visit Bochum on Friday.

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

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

2. Bundesliga

Nico Carrera and Holstein Kiel visit Sandhausen on Sunday.

Bryang Kayo and Nuremberg host Schalke on Sunday.

Ryan Malone and Hansa Rostock host Hamburg on Sunday.

3. Liga

Johan Gomez and FSV Zwickau host Wurzburger Kickers on Saturday.

Terrence Boyd and Kaiserslautern are off this weekend.


Taylor Booth and Bayern Munich II host Burghausen on Friday.


Serie A

Gianluca BusioTanner Tessmann, and Venezia visit Roma on Saturday.

Weston McKennie is OUT (Injury) for Juventus.

Serie B

Anthony Fontana and Ascoli host Benevento on Friday.


La Liga

Yunus Musah and Valencia visit Espanyol on Sunday.

Matthew Hoppe and Mallorca host Rayo Vallecano on Sunday.

Matt Miazga and Alaves visit visit Levante on Sunday.

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

Segunda Liga

Shaq MooreSamuel Shashoua, and Tenerife host Malaga on Sunday.

Jonathan Gomez and Real Sociedad B host Almeria on Friday.


Ligue 1

Tim Weah and Lille visit Nice on Saturday.

Erik Palmer-Brown and Troyes host Lens on Saturday.

Nicholas Gioacchini and Montpellier host PSG on Saturday.

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



Luca de la Torre and Heracles host Sparta Rotterdam on Sunday.

Richie Ledezma and PSV visit PEC Zwolle on Sunday.

Cole Bassett and Feyenoord host FC Twente on Sunday.

Eerste Divisie

The Eerste Divisie season has ended.


Liga Portugal

Reggie Cannon and Boavista visit Tondela on Saturday.

Alex Mendez and Vizela visit Moreirense on Saturday.


Pro League Championship Playoff

Mark McKenzie and Genk host Gent on Sunday.

Sam Vines and Royal Antwerp host Club Brugge on Sunday.


Premiership Second Phase

Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic host Joe Efford and Motherwell on Saturday.

James Sands and Rangers visit Hearts on Saturday.

Sebastian Soto and Livingston host Dundee FC on Sunday.

Dante Polvara and Aberdeen host St. Mirren on Sunday.

Christian Ramirez is OUT FOR SEASON (Selection) for Aberdeen.

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



Brenden Aaronson and Red Bull Salzburg visit Rapid Vienna on Sunday.

2. Liga

Ulysses Llanez and St. Poelten host FC Wacker Innsbruck on Friday.


Super League

Jordan Pefok and Young Boys visit Lugano on Saturday.



Sam Rogers and Rosenborg host Sandefjord on Monday.

Kobe Hernandez-Foster and HamKam visit Valerenga on Monday.



Christian Cappis and Brondby visit Aalborg on Sunday.

Emmanuel Sabbi and Odense host Jose Gallegos and Sonderjyske on Sunday.

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


Nb I

Henry Wingo and Ferencvaros visit Gyirmot on Saturday.


Super Lig

Haji Wright and Antalyaspor visit Kasimpasa on Sunday.

Tyler Boyd and Rizespor host Sivasspor on Monday.



Jeffrey GalJoe Gyau, and Degerfors host Helsingborg on Sunday.

Joe Corona, Forrest Lasso, and Sundsvall visit Norrkoping on Sunday.

Romain Gall and Malmo visit Djurgarden on Monday.


Copa De La Liga Profesional

Alan Sonora and Independiente are off until May 19.

Joel Sonora and Velez Sarsfield are off until May 18.


Serie A

Johnny Cardoso and Internacional host Corinthians on Saturday.

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