Joe Scally and Gio Reyna will soon be off on U.S. men’s national team duty at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, but first the former New York City FC academy teammates will square off in Bundesliga action on Friday.
Scally and Borussia Moenchengladbach host Reyna and Borussia Dortmund on Friday, with the hosts aiming to cut the deficit behind their rivals to three points. The USMNT fullback has made 14 Bundesliga appearances this season, most recently playing 80 minutes in a 2-1 road loss to Bochum. The 19-year-old remains a consistent starter in Daniel Farke’s squad, but will be tasked to help his teammates silence a dynamic Dortmund attack.
Borussia Dortmund suffered a 2-0 midweek loss to Wolfsburg, a match in which Reyna played 29 minutes off the bench. The fellow 19-year-old has scored two goals in nine league appearances, starting in three of his last five appearances across all competitions. Reyna has also added two assists in UEFA Champions League action, getting back to full fitness for the Black and Yellow. With both teams sitting outside of the top four, pressure will be on to end their first half schedules in style.
In England, Christian Pulisic and Chelsea face Newcastle United in Premier League play. Tim Ream, Antonee Robinson and Fulham take on Manchester United.
In France, Tim Weah and Lille entertain Angers.
In Italy, Sergino Dest will aim to return to AC Milan against Fiorentina.
Elsewhere, Ricardo Pepi and Cole Bassett go head-to-head in Eredivisie action. Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic host Ross County in Scotland. Mark McKenzie and Genk face off with Anderlecht in Belgian First Division play.
Here is a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad:
Christian Pulisic and Chelsea visit Newcastle United on Saturday.
Matt Turner and Arsenal visit Wolves on Saturday.
Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream and Fulham host Manchester United on Sunday.
Brenden Aaronson, Tyler Adams and Leeds United visit Tottenham on Saturday.
Chris Richards is OUT (Injury) for Crystal Palace.
Zack Steffen, Matthew Hoppe and Middlesbrough visit Josh Sargent, Jonathan Tomkinson and Norwich City on Saturday.
Auston Trusty and Birmingham City host Lynden Gooch and Sunderland on Friday.
Ethan Horvath and Luton Town host Rotherham United on Saturday.
Duane Holmes and Huddersfield host Swansea City on Saturday.
Vaughn Covil is OUT (Injury) for Hull City.
Daryl Dike and West Brom are off until Nov. 18
Jordan Pefok and Union Berlin visit Freiburg on Sunday.
Joe Scally and Borussia Moenchengladbach host Gio Reyna and Borussia Dortmund on Friday.
Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt visit Mainz on Sunday.
Kevin Paredes is OUT (Injury) for Wolfsburg.
Julian Green, Timothy Tillman and Greuther Furth visit Darmstadt on Sunday.
George Bello and Arminia Bielefeld host Magdeburg on Sunday.
Terrence Boyd and Kaiserslautern visit Fortuna Dusseldorf on Friday.
Nico Carrera and Holstein Kiel host Hannover on Friday.
Johan Gomez and FSV Zwickau visit Dynamo Dresden on Saturday.
Samuel Shashoua and Tenerife host SD Huesca on Saturday.
Sergino Dest and AC Milan host Fiorentina on Sunday.
Weston McKennie is OUT (Injury) for Juventus.
Gianluca Busio, Tanner Tessmann, Andrija Novakovich, Jack DeVries and Venezia host Reggina on Saturday.
Anthony Fontana and Ascoli host Frosinone on Friday.
Tim Weah and Lille host Angers on Sunday.
Erik Palmer-Brown and Troyes visit Brest on Sunday.
Folarin Balogun and Stade Reims visit Montpellier on Sunday.
Ricardo Pepi and FC Groningen host Cole Bassett and Fortuna Sittard on Sunday.
Taylor Booth and FC Utrecht visit FC Volendam on Saturday.
Richie Ledezma and PSV host AZ Alkmaar on Saturday.
John Brooks and Benfica host Gil Vicente on Sunday.
Reggie Cannon and Boavista host FC Porto on Saturday.
Alex Mendez and Vizela visit Pacos de Ferreira on Sunday.
Joel Sonora and Maritimo visit Vitoria de Guimaraes on Sunday.
Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic host Ross County on Saturday.
Ian Harkes and Dundee United visit Christian Ramirez, Dante Polvara and Aberdeen on Saturday.
Malik Tillman, James Sands and Rangers visit St. Mirren on Saturday.
Joe Efford is OUT (Injury) for Motherwell.
Mark McKenzie and Genk visit Anderlecht on Sunday.
Marlon Fossey and Standard Liege host Union St. Gilloise on Sunday.
Bryan Reynolds and Westerlo host Oostende on Saturday.
Owen Otasowie and Club Brugge host Royal Antwerp on Sunday.
Sam Vines is OUT (Injury) for Royal Antwerp.
Konrad de la Fuente and Olympiakos host AEK Athens on Sunday.
Haji Wright and Antalyaspor visit Besiktas on Sunday.
Christian Cappis and Brondby host Viborg on Sunday.
Emmanuel Sabbi and Odense visit Horsens on Sunday.
Sebastian Soto and Austria Klagenfurt host Red Bull Salzburg on Sunday.
Ulysses Llanez and SKN St. Poelten visit Amstetten on Friday.
Henry Wingo and Ferencvaros visit Budapest Honved on Sunday.
Sam Rogers and Rosenborg host Sarpsborg on Sunday.
Kobe Hernandez-Foster and HamKam visit Lillestrom on Sunday.
Josh Cohen and Maccabi Haifa host Hapoel Tel Aviv on Sunday.
Johnny Cardoso and Internacional host Palmeiras on Sunday.