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Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Pulisic, Musah, and more

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Christian Pulisic has emerged from the international break healthy after shaking off a minor injury, and he will look to boost his standing under new Chelsea manager Graham Potter when the Blues take on an opponent Pulisic enjoys playing against.

Pulisic and Chelsea visit London rivals Crystal Palace, aiming to rebound from back-to-back winless results in UEFA Champions League action. The Blues have not played in league action since Sept. 3 due to a pair of matches being postponed, making Saturday’s trip to Selhurst Park crucial to get back into the top-four picture.

The 24-year-old logged 76 minutes in the USMNT’s goal-less draw with Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, the lengthiest appearance for club or country since mid-June.

In England, Antonee Robinson will aim to make his return for Fulham while Josh Sargent and Norwich City face Blackpool.

In Spain, Yunus Musah and Valencia visit Espanyol.

In Germany, Gio Reyna and Borussia Dortmund face Cologne while Joe Scally and Borussia Moenchengladbach take on Werder Bremen.

In France, Tim Weah is fighting to make his return to Lille’s starting lineup while Erik Palmer-Brown faces Folarin Balogun.

Elsewhere, John Brooks and Benfica visit Vitoria de Guamaires in Portuguese action while Ricardo Pepi and FC Groningen take on AZ Alkmaar in the Netherlands. Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic take on Motherwell while James Sands, Malik Tillman and Rangers visit Hearts in SPFL action.

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


England


Premier League

Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream and Fulham host Newcastle United on Saturday.

Brenden Aaronson, Tyler Adams and Leeds United host Aston Villa on Sunday.

Christian Pulisic and Chelsea visit Chris Richards and Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Matt Turner and Arsenal host Tottenham on Saturday.

Championship

Josh Sargent and Norwich City visit Blackpool on Saturday.

Auston Trusty and Birmingham City visit Sheffield United on Saturday.

Ethan Horvath and Luton Town visit Hull City on Saturday.

Duane Holmes and Huddersfield visit Reading on Saturday.

Zack Steffen, Matthew Hoppe and Middlesbrough visit Coventry City on Saturday.

Lynden Gooch and Sunderland host Matthew Olosunde and Preston North End on Saturday.

PL2

Jonathan Tomkinson and Norwich City host Derby County on Friday.


Germany


Bundesliga

Jordan Pefok and Union Berlin visit Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

Joe Scally and Borussia Moenchengladbach visit Werder Bremen on Saturday.

Gio Reyna and Borussia Dortmund visit Cologne on Saturday.

Kevin Paredes and Wolfsburg host Pellegrino Matarazzo‘s Stuttgart on Saturday.

2. Bundesliga

Julian Green, Timothy Tillman and Greuther Furth host Sandhausen on Saturday.

Terrence Boyd and Kaiserslautern host Eintracht Braunschweig on Sunday.

George Bello and Arminia Bielefeld visit Fortuna Dusseldorf on Saturday.

Nico Carrera and Holstein Kiel host Hansa Rostock on Saturday.

3. Liga

Johan Gomez and FSV Zwickau visit FC Ingolstadt on Monday.


Spain


La Liga

Yunus Musah and Valencia visit Espanyol on Sunday.

Jonathan Gomez and Real Sociedad visit Girona on Sunday.

Luca De La Torre and Celta Vigo host Real Betis on Sunday.

Segunda Liga

Samuel Shashoua and Tenerife host Sporting Dijon on Saturday.


Italy


Serie A

Weston McKennie and Juventus host Bologna on Sunday.

Sergino Dest and AC Milan visit Empoli on Saturday.

Serie B

Gianluca Busio, Tanner Tessmann, Andrija Novakovich, Jack DeVries and Venezia visit Cagliari on Saturday.

Anthony Fontana and Ascoli visit Benevento on Sunday.


France


Ligue 1

Tim Weah and Lille visit Lorient on Sunday.

Erik Palmer-Brown and Troyes host Folarin Balogun and Stade Reims on Sunday.


Netherlands


Eredivisie

Ricardo Pepi and FC Groningen host AZ Alkmaar on Saturday.

Richie Ledezma and PSV visit Cambuur on Saturday.

Cole Bassett and Fortuna Sittard host FC Volendam on Sunday.

Taylor Booth and FC Utrecht visit Excelsior on Sunday.


Portugal


Liga Portugal

John Brooks and Benfica visit Vitoria de Guimaraes on Saturday.

Reggie Cannon and Boavista visit Famalicao on Sunday.

Joel Sonora and Maritimo host Casa Pia on Monday.

Alex Mendez and Vizela host Portimonense on Saturday.


Scotland


Premiership

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

Malik Tillman, James Sands and Rangers visit Hearts on Saturday.

Christian Ramirez, Dante Polvara and Aberdeen host Kilmarnock on Saturday.

Ian Harkes and Dundee United host St. Johnstone on Saturday.


Belgium


Pro League

Sam Vines and Royal Antwerp visit Kortrijk on Sunday.

Mark McKenzie and Genk visit Oostende on Saturday.

Owen Otasowie and Club Brugge host Mechelen on Saturday.

Bryan Reynolds, Griffin Yow and Westerlo host Zulte Waregem on Saturday.

Marlon Fossey and Standard Liege host RFC Seraing on Friday.


Greece


Super League

Konrad de la Fuente and Olympiakos host Atromitos on Sunday.


Turkey


Super Lig

Haji Wright and Antalyaspor are off this weekend.

Tyler Boyd and Besiktas host Fenerbahce on Sunday.


Denmark


Superliagen

Christian Cappis and Brondby host Lyngby on Sunday.

Emmanuel Sabbi and Odense visit Aalborg on Friday.


Austria


Bundesliga

Sebastian Soto and Austria Klagenfurt visit Hartberg on Sunday.

2. Liga

Ulysses Llanez and SKN St. Poelten host Amstetten on Friday.


Hungary


NB 1

Henry Wingo and Ferencvaros visit Kecskemeti on Sunday.


Norway


Eliteserien

Sam Rogers and Rosenborg visit Kristiansund on Sunday.

Kobe Hernandez-Foster and HamKam host Jerv on Sunday.


Sweden


Allsvenskan

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

Jeffrey Gal, Joe Gyau and Degerfors host Djurgarden on Saturday.

Romain Gall and Malmo host Hammarby on Saturday.


Israel


Ligat HaAL

Josh Cohen and Maccabi Haifa host Maccabi Tel Aviv on Saturday.


Argentina


Primeira Liga

Alan Sonora and Independiente visit Arsenal de Sarandi on Saturday.


Brazil


Serie A

Johnny Cardoso and Internacional host Santos on Saturday.


Comments

  1. Erik Palmer Brown continuing to start and look good for Troyes. I know he is a better distributor than Long. And just as Athletic. I would take Austin Trusty over Long. Who is a natural left footer.

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    • He beat the keeper on a shot but a defender cleared it off the line. Just saw highlights but his stats looked pretty good.

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  2. Pulisic with the game winning assist. Did well with his 9 minutes on the pitch.

    Kevin Paredes continues to see good minutes for Wolfsburg off of the bench at LW. Kid will be an important piece for the 2026 cycle. USMNT needs more left footed attackers.

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  3. Walked over to a bar (or “pub” as some might call it to sound sophisticated) to watch Bayern. By popular demand, everyone has Hull v Luton Town on instead.

    Not bad from Horvath, but he isn’t doing much to “get into the conversation” either. Got saved by the underside of the bar on a redirected shot from distance.

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