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Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Reyna, Musah, and more


Gio Reyna delivered a Man of the Match performance in his first UEFA Champions League appearance of the season, and now the U.S. men’s national team attacker will be pushing for his first start on Saturday as Borussia Dortmund resumes Bundesliga action.

Reyna assisted twice in Dortmund’s 3-0 home victory over FC Copenhagen on Tuesday, logging 67 minutes off the bench following Thorgan Hazard’s injury. The 19-year-old made the most of his performance on Tuesday, setting up Raphael Guerreiro and Jude Bellingham for goals in the lopsided victory. Saturday’s Bundesliga trip to RB Leipzig will be another tough test for Borussia Dortmund as the current second-place side aims to jump into the top spot by weekend’s end. Reyna’s last start came back on March 20 at Cologne due to injury, but after his stellar night at Signal Iduna Park, he will be expected to play a role at Red Bull Arena.

In England, all matches have been postponed.

In Spain, Yunus Musah and Valencia face off with Rayo Vallecano while Luca De La Torre and Celta Vigo visit Atletico Madrid.

In Germany, Joe Scally and Borussia Moenchengladbach visit Freiburg.

Elsewhere, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic take on Aberdeen in SPFL action. Sam Vines and Royal Antwerp continue their busy stretch against Cercle Brugge in Belgium. Johnny Cardoso and Internacional host Cuiaba in Brazilian Serie A play.

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


All matches have been postponed following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.



Jordan Pefok and Union Berlin visit Cologne on Sunday.

Joe Scally and Borussia Moenchengladbach visit Freiburg on Sunday.

Gio Reyna and Borussia Dortmund visit RB Leipzig on Saturday.

Kevin Paredes and Wolfsburg visit Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

Pellegrino Matarazzo‘s Stuttgart visit Bayern Munich on Saturday.

2. Bundesliga

Julian Green, Timothy Tillman and Greuther Furth visit Magdeburg on Sunday.

Terrence Boyd and Kaiserslautern host Darmstadt on Sunday.

George Bello and Arminia Bielefeld visit Nuremberg on Friday.

Nico Carrera and Holstein Kiel host Hamburg on Friday.

3. Liga

Johan Gomez and FSV Zwickau visit Erzgebirge Are on Sunday.


La Liga

Yunus Musah and Valencia visit Rayo Vallecano on Saturday.

Jonathan Gomez and Real Sociedad visit Girona on Friday.

Luca De La Torre and Celta Vigo visit Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

Segunda Liga

Samuel Shashoua and Tenerife visit UD Ibiza on Sunday.


Serie A

Weston McKennie and Juventus host Salernitana on Sunday.

Sergino Dest and AC Milan visit Sampdoria on Saturday.

Serie B

Gianluca Busio, Tanner Tessmann, Andrija Novakovich, Jack DeVries and Venezia visit Spal on Sunday.

Anthony Fontana and Ascoli visit Perugia on Saturday.


Ligue 1

Erik Palmer-Brown and Troyes visit Lens on Friday.

Folarin Balogun and Stade Reims visit Toulouse on Sunday.

Tim Weah is OUT (Injury) for Lille.



Ricardo Pepi and FC Groningen visit Cambuur on Sunday.

Richie Ledezma and PSV host RKC Waalwijk on Sunday.

Cole Bassett and Fortuna Sittard visit NEC Nijmegen on Saturday.

Taylor Booth and FC Utrecht host Vitesse Arnhem on Sunday.


Liga Portugal

Reggie Cannon and Boavista visit Arouca on Sunday.

Joel Sonora and Maritimo host Gil Vicente on Sunday.

Alex Mendez and Vizela host Estoril on Monday.



Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic host Livingston on Saturday.

Malik Tillman, James Sands and Rangers visit Christian Ramirez, Dante Polvara and Aberdeen on Saturday.

Ian Harkes and Dundee United host Hibernian on Saturday.

Joe Efford and Motherwell visit Ross County on Saturday.


Pro League

Sam Vines and Royal Antwerp visit Cercle Brugge on Sunday.

Mark McKenzie and Genk visit Union St. Gilloise on Sunday.

Owen Otasowie and Club Brugge visit RFC Seraing on Saturday.

Bryan Reynolds, Griffin Yow and Westerlo host Anderlecht on Sunday.


Super League

Konrad de la Fuente and Olympiakos host NFC Volos on Sunday.


Super Lig

Haji Wright and Antalyaspor visit Kayserispor on Sunday.

Tyler Boyd and Besiktas host Istanbul Basaksehir on Monday.



Christian Cappis and Brondby host Randers on Sunday.

Emmanuel Sabbi and Odense host FC Kobenhaven on Saturday.



Sebastian Soto and Austria Klagenfurt host Sturm Graz on Sunday.

2. Liga

Ulysses Llanez and SKN St. Poelten visit FC Liefering on Saturday.


NB 1

Henry Wingo and Ferencvaros host Kisvarda on Sunday.



Sam Rogers and Rosenborg visit FK Haugesund on Sunday.

Kobe Hernandez-Foster and HamKam host Viking on Sunday.



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

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

Romain Gall is OUT (Injury) for Malmo.


Ligat HaAL

Josh Cohen and Maccabi Haifa host Sektzia Nes Tziona on Saturday.


Primeira Liga

Alan Sonora and Independiente visit Sarmiento on Monday.


Serie A

Johnny Cardoso and Internacional host Cuiaba on Saturday.


    • Not a ton. He usually gets at least a few minutes off the bench for Celta Vigo, so they obviously rate him, but they’ve got four established mids (they usually play a 4-1-3-2 off what I’ve seen of them) and he hasn’t yet cracked the starting lineup.

      He’s not rotting on the bench, but he’s not getting as many minutes as you’d like either. Still probably too early to tell how that move is going to go for him.

      • personally i think if you are sick of hustle mids or guys whose production is more akin to crashing the 6 like a forward, you can do much much much better at AM than the fairly unproductive LDLT, eg, pulisic, reyna, green, holmes, aaronson. it’s fans so parched for a US AM who can break out of the water torture long build and just dribble the ball upfield, ignoring we have better, more productive technicians and athletes who could do the same task better.

      • IV…I like him as a double-pivot 6, personally. I love his passing, I love his hustle, I love how he advances the ball, and I think he gives you that killer through ball that’s completely absent from, say, Tyler Adams’ game.

        I agree with you I don’t like him nearly as much as an 8 and he’s certainly no 10. Those guys should be goal-dangerous and LDLT isn’t.

        Part of exactly why I think our personnel far better suits a double pivot than a straight 4-3-3. Musah is a 6/8 tweener who isn’t nearly as good around goal as he is playing from deeper positions. Acosta too seems well-suited to life in a double pivot, and Adams certainly is. Ditto for Busio. Then you consider Aaronson and Gio are natural (if completely different) 10’s…well, to me, our most natural formation gets really easy.

    • “not a ton” is somehow still an understatement. precisely 11′ on 2 subs in 5 matches going into today’s atleti game. IMO he is overrated and repeated hoppe’s mistake.


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