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Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: McKennie faces Dest, and more


AC Milan and Juventus have fallen behind in the early stages of the Serie A title race this season, but Weston McKennie and Sergino Dest will be fighting to lead their respective clubs to a a statement win this weekend.

Dest and AC Milan welcomes McKennie and Juventus to the San Siro with both clubs aiming to get themselves back in the top-four picture. Dest comes into the weekend showdown off the back of his first start for the Bianconeri after arriving on loan from Barcelona. The 21-year-old logged 90 minutes in a 3-0 UEFA Champions League loss at Chelsea, filling in for the injured Davide Calabria. Stefano Pioli has several defenders out injured in his squad, opening the door for Dest to retain his spot in Milan this weekend.

McKennie also played 90 minutes midweek as Juventus claimed a 3-1 UCL victory over Maccabi Haifa. The U.S. men’s national team midfielder has started in each of his last five appearances for Juventus, logging one assist and remaining a physical presence in Massimiliano Allegri’s starting lineup. McKennie will also have fond memories of playing against AC Milan after scoring the final goal in a 3-1 Serie A victory back in January 2021.

In England, Brenden Aaronson, Tyler Adams and Leeds United visit Crystal Palace in Premier League action. Tim Ream, Antonee Robinson and Fulham visit London rivals West Ham United.

In Spain, Yunus Musah and Valencia visit Osasuna. Luca De La Torre and Celta Vigo face a trip to league leaders Barcelona.

In France, Folarin Balogun and Stade Reims welcome PSG to town.

Elsewhere, Cameron Carter-Vickers will aim to return for Celtic against St Johnstone. Ricardo Pepi and FC Groningen host RKC Waalwijk in the Netherlands. Sam Vines and Mark McKenzie headline the American contingent in Belgium Pro League play. Alan Sonora and Independiente visit Tigre in Argentina league action.

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


Premier League

Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream and Fulham visit West Ham United on Sunday.

Brenden Aaronson, Tyler Adams and Leeds United visit Chris Richards and Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Christian Pulisic and Chelsea host Wolves on Saturday.

Matt Turner and Arsenal host Liverpool on Saturday.


Josh Sargent and Norwich City host Matthew Olosunde and Preston North End on Saturday.

Auston Trusty and Birmingham City host Bristol City on Saturday.

Ethan Horvath and Luton Town visit West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Duane Holmes and Huddersfield host Hull City on Sunday.

Zack Steffen and Middlesbrough visit Millwall on Saturday.

Lynden Gooch and Sunderland visit Swansea City on Saturday.

Daryl Dike is OUT (Injury) for West Brom.

Vaughn Covil is OUT (Injury) for Hull City.


Jonathan Tomkinson and Norwich City visit Stoke City on Sunday.

Matthew Hoppe and Middlesbrough visit West Brom on Monday.



Jordan Pefok and Union Berlin visit Pellegrino Matarazzo‘s Stuttgart on Sunday.

Joe Scally and Borussia Moenchengladbach host Cologne on Sunday.

Gio Reyna and Borussia Dortmund host Bayern Munich on Saturday.

Kevin Paredes and Wolfsburg visit Augsburg on Saturday.

Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt visit Bochum on Saturday.

2. Bundesliga

Julian Green, Timothy Tillman and Greuther Furth visit Jahn Regensburg on Friday.

Terrence Boyd and Kaiserslautern visit Hamburg on Saturday.

George Bello and Arminia Bielefeld host Karlsruhe on Friday.

Nico Carrera and Holstein Kiel visit Nuremberg on Sunday.

3. Liga

Johan Gomez and FSV Zwickau host Wehen Wiesbaden on Saturday.


La Liga

Yunus Musah and Valencia visit Osasuna on Friday.

Luca De La Torre and Celta Vigo visit Barcelona on Sunday.

Segunda Liga

Samuel Shashoua and Tenerife visit Albacete on Sunday.


Serie A

Weston McKennie and Juventus visit Sergino Dest and AC Milan on Saturday.

Serie B

Gianluca Busio, Tanner Tessmann, Andrija Novakovich, Jack DeVries and Venezia host Bari on Saturday.

Anthony Fontana and Ascoli host Modena on Saturday.


Ligue 1

Tim Weah and Lille host Lens on Sunday.

Erik Palmer-Brown and Troyes visit Nice on Sunday.

Folarin Balogun and Stade Reims host Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday.



Ricardo Pepi and FC Groningen host RKC Waalwijk on Friday.

Richie Ledezma and PSV visit FC Heerenveen on Sunday.

Cole Bassett and Fortuna Sittard host visit Vitesse Arnhem on Sunday.

Taylor Booth and FC Utrecht host AZ Alkmaar on Sunday.


Liga Portugal

John Brooks and Benfica host Rio Ave on Saturday.

Reggie Cannon and Boavista host Joel Sonora and Maritimo on Sunday.

Alex Mendez and Vizela visit Casa Pia on Sunday.



Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic visit St. Johnstone on Saturday.

Joe Efford and Motherwell visit Hibernian on Saturday.

Malik Tillman, James Sands and Rangers host St Mirren on Saturday.

Christian Ramirez, Dante Polvara and Aberdeen visit Ian Harkes and Dundee United on Saturday.


Pro League

Sam Vines and Royal Antwerp host St. Truiden on Friday.

Mark McKenzie and Genk host Kortrijk on Saturday.

Owen Otasowie and Club Brugge host Bryan Reynolds, Griffin Yow and Westerlo on Saturday.

Marlon Fossey and Standard Liege visit Sporting Charleroi on Sunday.


Super League

Konrad de la Fuente and Olympiakos visit OFI Crete on Sunday.


Super Lig

Haji Wright and Antalyaspor host Konyaspor on Saturday.

Tyler Boyd and Besiktas visit Giresunspor on Saturday.



Christian Cappis and Brondby visit Randers on Sunday.

Emmanuel Sabbi and Odense host Silkeborg on Sunday.



Sebastian Soto and Austria Klagenfurt host Austria Lustenau on Saturday.

2. Liga

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


NB 1

Henry Wingo and Ferencvaros host Debrecen on Sunday.



Sam Rogers and Rosenborg host Valerenga on Sunday.

Kobe Hernandez-Foster and HamKam visit Molde on Sunday.



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

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

Romain Gall and Malmo host Varnamo on Sunday.


Ligat HaAL

Josh Cohen and Maccabi Haifa visit Maccabi Bnei Raina on Saturday.


Primeira Liga

Alan Sonora and Independiente visit Tigre on Sunday.


Serie A

Johnny Cardoso and Internacional host Goias on Sunday.

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