Weston McKennie has started in each of Juventus’ opening two Serie A matches of the new league season and the American will be pushing to retain his starting spot for this weekend’s showdown with AS Roma.
McKennie has helped the Old Lady to four points out of a possible six in the opening two matches, most recently logging 62 minutes in a scoreless draw with Sampdoria on Monday. The U.S. men’s national team midfielder was linked with a move away from Turin this summer, but has remained a key piece of Massimiliano Allegri’s side so far. McKennie overcame an offseason injury and will be fighting to stay healthy ahead of USMNT involvement this September for Gregg Berhalter’s side. AS Roma is 2-0-0 to start the Serie A schedule and will be the toughest test for McKennie and Juventus so far this summer.
In England, Christian Pulisic and Chelsea host Leicester City seeking a bounce-back performance. Tyler Adams, Brenden Aaronson and Leeds United visit Brighton & Hove Albion while Chris Richards will aim for involvement in Crystal Palace’s trip to Manchester City.
In Germany, Joe Scally and Borussia Moenchengladbach faces Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena while Ricardo Pepi and Augsburg take on Hoffenheim.
In France, Folarin Balogun will aim for a third-consecutive match with a goal as Stade Reims hosts Lyon.
Elsewhere, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic visit Dundee United in SPFL action. Sam Rogers and Rosenborg travel to Tromso in Norwegian Eliteserien play. Taylor Booth and Cole Bassett headline the American contingent in the Eredivisie schedule. Reggie Cannon and Boavista welcome Benfica to town in Portgual.
Here is a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad:
Christian Pulisic and Chelsea host Leicester City on Saturday.
Tyler Adams, Brenden Aaronson and Leeds United visit Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.
Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream and Fulham visit Matt Turner and Arsenal on Saturday.
Chris Richards and Crystal Palace visit Manchester City on Saturday.
Josh Sargent, Jonathan Tomkinson and Norwich City visit Lynden Gooch and Sunderland on Saturday.
Zack Steffen, Matthew Hoppe and Middlesbrough host Swansea City on Saturday.
Ethan Horvath and Luton Town host Sheffield United on Friday.
Matt Olosunde and Preston North End visit Cardiff City on Saturday.
Duane Holmes and Huddersfield Town host West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
Auston Trusty and Birmingham City visit Rotherham United on Saturday.
Daryl Dike is OUT (Injury) for West Bromwich Albion.
Gio Reyna and Borussia Dortmund visit Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
Joe Scally and Borussia Moenchengladbach visit Bayern Munich on Saturday.
Ricardo Pepi and Augsburg visit Hoffenheim on Saturday.
Kevin Paredes and Wolfsburg visit RB Leipzig on Saturday.
Jordan Pefok and Union Berlin visit Schalke on Saturday.
Pellegrino Matarazzo‘s Stuttgart visit Cologne on Sunday.
Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt visit Werder Bremen on Sunday.
Julian Green, Timothy Tillman and Greuther Furth visit Hannover on Sunday.
Terrence Boyd and Kaiserslautern host Magdeburg on Sunday.
George Bello and Arminia Bielefeld host Eintracht Braunschweig on Friday.
Nico Carrera and Holstein Kiel host Sandhausen on Sunday.
Bryang Kayo and Nuremberg host Hamburg on Saturday.
Johan Gomez and FSV Zwickau visit SC Verl on Saturday.
Yunus Musah and Valencia host Atletico Madrid on Monday.
Sergino Dest and Barcelona host Real Valladolid on Sunday.
Jonathan Gomez and Real Sociedad visit Elche on Saturday.
Luca De La Torre and Celta Vigo visit Girona on Friday.
Samuel Shashoua and Tenerife visit Levante on Saturday.
Weston McKennie and Juventus host AS Roma on Saturday.
Gianluca Busio, Tanner Tessmann, Andrija Novakovich, Jack DeVries and Venezia visit Cittadella on Sunday.
Anthony Fontana and Ascoli visit Palermo on Saturday.
Erik Palmer-Brown and Troyes host Angers on Sunday.
Folarin Balogun and Stade Reims host Lyon on Sunday.
Tim Weah is OUT (Injury) for Lille.
Cole Bassett and Fortuna Sittard visit Heerenveen on Saturday.
Taylor Booth and FC Utrecht host Ajax on Sunday.
Richie Ledezma is OUT (Injury) for PSV.
Reggie Cannon and Boavista host Benfica on Saturday.
Alex Mendez and Vizela host Gil Vicente on Monday.
Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic visit Ian Harkes and Dundee United on Sunday.
Christian Ramirez, Dante Polvara and Aberdeen host Livingston on Saturday.
Malik Tillman, James Sands and Rangers host Ross County on Saturday.
Joe Efford and Motherwell visit Kilmarnock on Saturday.
Sam Vines and Royal Antwerp visit Gent on Sunday.
Mark McKenzie and Genk visit RFC Seraing on Saturday.
Owen Otasowie and Club Brugge visit Sporting Charleroi on Friday.
Bryan Reynolds, Griffin Yow and Westerlo host Eupen on Sunday.
Konrad de la Fuente and Olympiakos visit Asteras Tripolis on Monday.
Haji Wright and Antalyaspor visit Gaziantep on Friday.
Tyler Boyd and Besiktas host Sivasspor on Monday.
Christian Cappis and Brondby host Midtjylland on Monday.
Emmanuel Sabbi and Odense visit Silkeborg on Sunday.
Ulysses Llanez and SKN St. Poelten visit Admira Modeling on Friday.
Henry Wingo and Ferencvaros host Budapest Honved on Sunday.
Sam Rogers and Rosenborg visit Tromso on Sunday.
Kobe Hernandez-Foster and HamKam host FC Haugesund on Sunday.
Forrest Lasso, Joe Corona and Sundsvall visit Jeffrey Gal, Joe Gyau and Degerfors on Saturday.
Romain Gall is OUT (Injury) for Malmo.
Josh Cohen and Maccabi Haifa host Maccabi Netanya on Saturday.
Alan Sonora and Independiente host Velez Sarsfield on Sunday.
Johnny Cardoso and Internacional host Juventude on Monday.