German Bundesliga action continues this weekend with a pair of U.S. men’s national team players aiming to further increase their chances of making the upcoming FIFA World Cup roster.
Joe Scally and Borussia Moenchengladbach visit first place Jordan Pefok and Union Berlin on Sunday afternoon. Scally has remained a consistent starter at right back for Gladbach, making 11 appearances to date in Daniel Farke’s backline. The 19-year-old has continued to play every week for the current ninth-place side, as he hopes to crack Gregg Berhalter’s 26-player roster this November.
Pefok has scored three goals and added three assists in 10 league appearances for Union Berlin, remaining a focal point of the team’s attack. The 26-year-old forward is also pushing to lock down his place in Qatar despite not featuring for the USMNT since March. Pefok’s partnership with Sheraldo Becker has helped Urs Fischer’s side remain top of the league table, but with Bayern Munich and Freiburg right on its tail, Union Berlin cannot afford a second-straight league defeat.
In England, Christian Pulisic and Chelsea visit Brighton & Hove Albion. Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream and Fulham host Everton.
In Italy, Weston McKennie and Juventus visit Lecce. Five American players will do battle in Serie B action.
In Spain, Yunus Musah is suspended for Valencia due to yellow card accumulation.
Elsewhere, Erik Palmer-Brown and Troyes host PSG in Ligue 1 action. James Sands, Malik Tillman and Rangers will face Aberdeen in SPFL play. Sam Rogers and Rosenborg take on Bodo/Glimt. Reggie Cannon and Alex Mendez will face off in the Portuguese Primeira Liga.
Here is a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad:
Christian Pulisic and Chelsea visit Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.
Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream and Fulham host Everton on Saturday.
Brenden Aaronson, Tyler Adams and Leeds United visit Liverpool on Saturday.
Chris Richards and Crystal Palace host Southampton on Saturday.
Josh Sargent and Norwich City host Stoke City on Saturday.
Auston Trusty and Birmingham City host QPR on Friday.
Ethan Horvath and Luton Town host Lynden Gooch and Sunderland on Saturday.
Duane Holmes and Huddersfield host Millwall on Saturday.
Zack Steffen and Middlesbrough visit Preston North End on Saturday.
Daryl Dike is OUT (Injury) for West Brom.
Vaughn Covil is OUT (Injury) for Hull City.
Jonathan Tomkinson and Norwich City
Matthew Hoppe and Middlesbrough
Jordan Pefok and Union Berlin host Joe Scally and Borussia Moenchengladbach on Sunday.
Gio Reyna and Borussia Dortmund visit Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.
Kevin Paredes and Wolfsburg host Bochum on Saturday.
Julian Green, Timothy Tillman and Greuther Furth host George Bello and Arminia Bielefeld on Friday.
Terrence Boyd and Kaiserslautern host Nuremberg on Saturday.
Nico Carrera and Holstein Kiel host Fortuna Dusseldorf on Saturday.
Johan Gomez and FSV Zwickau visit Essen on Saturday.
Yunus Musah and Valencia host Barcelona on Saturday.
Luca De La Torre and Celta Vigo visit Almeria on Saturday.
Samuel Shashoua and Tenerife host Real Zaragoza on Friday.
Weston McKennie and Juventus visit Lecce on Saturday.
Sergino Dest and AC Milan visit Torino on Sunday.
Gianluca Busio, Tanner Tessmann, Andrija Novakovich, Jack DeVries and Venezia host Anthony Fontana and Ascoli on Saturday.
Tim Weah and Lille visit Lyon on Sunday.
Erik Palmer-Brown and Troyes visit PSG on Saturday.
Folarin Balogun and Stade Reims visit Brest on Sunday.
Ricardo Pepi and FC Groningen visit FC Emmen on Sunday.
Richie Ledezma and PSV host NEC Nijmegen on Sunday.
Taylor Booth and FC Utrecht visit Heerenveen on Saturday.
Cole Bassett and Fortuna Sittard visit Sparta Rotterdam on Saturday.
John Brooks and Benfica host Chaves on Saturday.
Reggie Cannon and Boavista host Alex Mendez and Vizela on Sunday.
Joel Sonora and Maritimo visit Pacos de Ferreira on Friday.
Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic visit Livingston on Sunday.
Malik Tillman, James Sands and Rangers host Christian Ramirez, Dante Polvara and Aberdeen on Saturday.
Joe Efford and Motherwell visit Ian Harkes and Dundee United on Saturday.
Sam Vines and Royal Antwerp visit Sporting Charleroi on Sunday.
Mark McKenzie and Genk host Mechelen on Friday.
Marlon Fossey and Standard Liege visit Zulte Waregem on Saturday.
Bryan Reynolds and Westerlo host St. Truiden on Saturday.
Owen Otasowie and Club Brugge host Oostende on Saturday.
Konrad de la Fuente and Olympiakos host Lamia on Sunday.
Haji Wright and Antalyaspor visit Sivasspor on Monday.
Tyler Boyd and Besiktas host Umraniyespor on Sunday.
Christian Cappis and Brondby host Aalborg on Sunday.
Emmanuel Sabbi and Odense visit Midtjylland on Monday.
Sebastian Soto and Austria Klagenfurt host WSG Tirol on Saturday.
Ulysses Llanez and SKN St. Poelten host Austria Vienna II on Friday.
Henry Wingo and Ferencvaros host Zalaegerszeg on Sunday.
Sam Rogers and Rosenborg host Bodo/Glimt on Sunday.
Kobe Hernandez-Foster and HamKam visit Sandefjord on Sunday.
Forrest Lasso, Joe Corona and Sundsvall host Sirius on Sunday.
Jeffrey Gal, Joe Gyau and Degerfors host IFK Varnamo on Saturday.
Romain Gall and Malmo visit Varbergs Bols FC on Sunday.
Josh Cohen and Maccabi Haifa host FC Ashdod on Saturday.
** The Premeira Liga season has concluded.
Johnny Cardoso and Internacional are off until Wednesday, Nov. 2.