Matt Turner’s return to the Arsenal bench on Sunday will have U.S. men’s national team fans pleased ahead of the FIFA World Cup, and now the American goalkeeper will fight to retake his place in Mikel Arteta’s starting lineup this week.
Turner and the Gunners host Brighton & Hove Albion in EFL Cup on Wednesday, aiming to earn a fourth-straight win all competitions. Turner has not featured since a 1-0 UEFA Europa League group stage victory over PSV on Oct. 20, missing the Gunners’ 2-0 loss to the Dutch giants the following week.
He has excelled in Arsenal’s European campaign this season, registering three clean sheets in four starts, and only conceding one goal in 360 minutes of action. The 28-year-old will be hoping to deliver in one final start before the USMNT’s group stage schedule kicks off on Nov. 21.
Elsewhere in England, Christian Pulisic and Chelsea visit Manchester City in EFL Cup action. Brenden Aaronson, Tyler Adams and Leeds visit Wolves.
In Spain, Yunus Musah and Valencia host Real Betis in La Liga play.
In Belgium, Mark McKenzie and Bryan Reynolds face off in cup competition. Marlon Fossey will be pushing to start for Standard Liege against lower-league opposition.
Elsewhere, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic visit Motherwell in SPFL play. James Sands, Malik Tillman and Rangers host Hearts.
Here is a closer look at this week’s Americans Abroad:
Christian Pulisic and Chelsea visit Manchester City on Wednesday.
Brenden Aaronson, Tyler Adams and Leeds United visit Wolves on Wednesday.
Matt Turner and Arsenal host Brighton & Hove Albion on Wednesday.
Chris Richards is OUT (Injury) for Crystal Palace.
Auston Trusty and Birmingham City host Swansea City on Tuesday.
Duane Holmes and Huddersfield visit QPR on Tuesday.
Zack Steffen and Middlesbrough visit Blackpool on Tuesday.
Ethan Horvath and Luton Town visit Stoke City on Tuesday.
Gio Reyna and Borussia Dortmund visit Wolfsburg on Tuesday.
Joe Scally and Borussia Moenchengladbach visit Bochum on Tuesday.
Jordan Pefok and Union Berlin host Augsburg on Wednesday.
Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt host Hoffenheim on Wednesday.
Julian Green, Tim Tillman and Greuther Furth host Hamburg on Wednesday.
George Bello and Arminia Bielefeld visit Paderborn on Tuesday.
Terrence Boyd and Kaiserslautern host Karlsruher on Tuesday.
Johan Gomez and FSV Zwickau visit Waldhof Mannheim on Wednesday.
Yunus Musah and Valencia host Real Betis on Thursday.
Luca De La Torre and Celta Vigo visit Rayo Vallecano on Thursday.
Sergino Dest and AC Milan visit Cremonese on Tuesday.
Weston McKennie is OUT (Injury) for Juventus.
Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic visit Motherwell on Wednesday.
James Sands, Malik Tillman and Rangers host Hearts on Wednesday.
Christian Ramirez and Aberdeen visit Livingston on Tuesday.
Ian Harkes and Dundee United host Kilmarnock on Wednesday.
Dante Polvara is OUT (Injury) for Aberdeen.
Mark McKenzie and Genk visit Bryan Reynolds and Westerlo on Wednesday.
Owen Otasowie and Club Brugge visit Patro Eisden on Wednesday.
Marlon Fossey and Standard Liege visit FCV Dender EH on Tuesday.
Sam Vines is OUT (Injury) for Royal Antwerp.
Henry Wingo and Ferencvaros host Paksi SE on Wednesday.
Johnny Cardoso and Internacional visit São Paulo on Tuesday.