It’s been close to 30 years since Luton Town featured in the top-flight of English Football, but that drought could end on Saturday in the English Football League Championship Promotion Final.
Ethan Horvath and the Hatters will face off with Coventry City at Wembley Stadium with Luton Town seeking a first-ever Premier League appearance. The Nottingham Forest loanee has been stellar for Rob Edwards’ squad this season, registering 20 combined clean sheets in league play. Horvath’s loan is set to expire this June, but promotion to the Premier League could play a key role if the 27-year-old potentially earns a permanent move to Luton.
Luton and Coventry tied their two meetings during the regular season, with the Hatters riding a nine-match unbeaten run in the head-to-head matchup.
In Germany, Gio Reyna and Borussia Dortmund face Mainz knowing a victory would clinch them the Bundesliga title. Joe Scally and Borussia Moenchengladbach take on Augsburg.
In England, Weston McKennie, Brenden Aaronson and Leeds United host Tottenham needing a victory to avoid Premier League relegation. Antonee Robinson and Fulham visit Manchester United in their season finale.
In Spain, Yunus Musah and Valencia host Espanyol. Luca De La Torre and Celta Vigo visit Cadiz.
Elsewhere, the Serie B promotion playoffs begin with a trio of Americans fighting to start for Venezia. Matthew Hoppe and Hibernian take on rivals Hearts in their SPFL finale. Johnny Cardoso and Internacional continue Brazilian Serie A play. Ricardo Pepi and FC Groningen host Sparta Rotterdam in their final Eredivisie match.
Here is a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad:
Weston McKennie, Brenden Aaronson and Leeds United host Tottenham on Sunday.
Antonee Robinson and Fulham visit Manchester United on Sunday.
Chris Richards and Crystal Palace host Nottingham Forest on Sunday.
Christian Pulisic and Chelsea host Newcastle United on Sunday.
Matt Turner and Arsenal host Wolves on Sunday.
Tyler Adams is OUT (Injury) for Leeds United.
Tim Ream is OUT FOR SEASON (Arm injury) for Fulham.
EFL Championship Promotion Final
Ethan Horvath and Luton Town face Coventry City on Saturday.
Joe Scally and Borussia Moenchengladbach host Augsburg on Saturday.
Gio Reyna and Borussia Dortmund host Mainz on Saturday.
Timmy Chandler, Paxten Aaronson and Eintracht Frankfurt host Freiburg on Saturday.
John Brooks and Hoffenheim visit Stuttgart on Saturday.
Jordan Pefok and Union Berlin host Werder Bremen on Saturday.
Kevin Paredes and Wolfsburg host Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
Caden Clark and RB Leipzig host Schalke on Saturday.
Julian Green and Greuther Furth host Darmstadt on Sunday.
Terrence Boyd and Kaiserslautern host Fortuna Dusseldorf on Sunday.
George Bello and Arminia Bielefeld visit Magdeburg on Sunday.
Johan Gomez, Nico Carrera and FSV Zwickau host 1860 Munich on Saturday.
Yunus Musah and Valencia host Espanyol on Sunday.
Luca De La Torre and Celta Vigo visit Cadiz on Sunday.
Sergino Dest and AC Milan visit Juventus on Sunday.
Serie B Promotion Playoffs
Gianluca Busio, Tanner Tessmann, Andrija Novakovich and Venezia visit Cagliari on Saturday.
Tim Weah and Lille host Nantes on Saturday.
Folarin Balogun and Stade Reims visit Lyon on Saturday.
Erik Palmer-Brown and Troyes visit Angers on Saturday.
Taylor Booth and FC Utrecht host FC Emmen on Sunday.
Ricardo Pepi and FC Groningen host Sparta Rotterdam on Sunday.
Djordje Mihailovic and AZ Alkmaar host PSV on Sunday.
Reggie Cannon and Boavista visit Chaves on Saturday.
Alex Mendez and Vizela host Sporting Lisbon on Friday.
Matthew Hoppe and Hibernian visit Hearts on Saturday.
Ian Harkes and Dundee United visit Motherwell on Sunday.
Cameron Carter-Vickers is OUT FOR SEASON (Knee Injury) for Celtic.
Malik Tillman is OUT FOR SEASON (Hamstring Injury) for Rangers.
Joe Efford is OUT (Injury) for Motherwell.
Mark McKenzie and Genk visit Club Brugge on Sunday.
Sam Vines and Royal Antwerp host Union St. Gilloise on Sunday.
Bryan Reynolds and Westerlo host Gent on Saturday.
Marlon Fossey and Standard Liege host Cercle Brugge on Saturday.
Henry Wingo and Ferencvaros visit Mezokovesd on Sunday.
Emmanuel Sabbi and Odense host Horsens on Friday.
Christian Cappis and Brondby host Nordsjaelland on Monday.
Sebastian Soto and Austria Klagenfurt visit Red Bull Salzburg on Sunday.
Ulysses Llanez and SKN St. Poelten visit Floridsdorfer AC on Friday.
Sam Rogers and Rosenborg visit Brann on Monday.
Kobe Hernandez-Foster and HamKam host Lillestrom on Monday.
Rokas Pukstas and Hajduk Split host Sibenik on Sunday.
Joe Gyau and Degerfors host Varbergs BoLS FC on Monday.
Haji Wright and Antalyaspor are off until May 30.
Johnny Cardoso and Internacional host Bahia on Sunday.
some players worth considering this summer:
sam rogers (CB from january camp)
Reyna threw a big baby fit when Weah was going to start in front of him? How do you think he’ll feel if someone who couldn’t hack it in English League One takes his place. Or how Pepi will react when a guy who’s average in Hungary plays ahead of him. How’s Horvath feel when after leading his team to the EPL gets benched for a guy who gave 3.5g per in the CL? How does DeJuan Jones feel after earning his caps that someone who failed in the Dutch 2nd and had to go to the 3rd division gets his spot not because of his play but because of a passport?