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Americans Abroad Midweek Preview: Horvath, Dest, and more


Nottingham Forest enters EFL Cup play this week with Ethan Horvath seeking his first competitive start of the new domestic season.

Horvath and Forest welcome fellow EPL side Burnley to the City Ground on Wednesday in an all-Premier League second round affair. The U.S. men’s national team goalkeeper remained in Steve Cooper’s squad this summer despite being linked with a move away from Nottingham Forest. Horvath has been joined by fellow USMNT teammate Matt Turner in the Forest squad, but has watched Turner occupy the No. 1 role during the opening three weeks of the Premier League season. Now with Cooper likely set to rotate his squad for midweek cup play, Horvath could be in the mix to start for the first time since May 27.

In Europe, Sergino Dest and PSV aim to eliminate Rangers and advance to the UEFA Champions League group stage. Sam Vines and Royal Antwerp host AEK Athens in Conference League qualifying.

In South America, Johnny Cardoso and Internacional host Bolivar in Copa Libertadores action.

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


UEFA Champions League Qualifying

Ricardo Pepi, Malik Tillman, Sergino Dest and PSV host Rangers on Wednesday. Teams are tied 2-2 on aggregate.

Erik Palmer-Brown and Panathinaikos host Braga on Tuesday. Braga leads 2-1 on aggregate.

Sam Vines and Royal Antwerp visit AEK Athens on Wednesday. Royal Antwerp leads 1-0 on aggregate.

UEFA Europa League Qualifying

George Bello and LASK visit Zrinjski Mostar on Thursday. LASK leads 2-1 on aggregate.

UEFA Europa Conference League Qualifying

Mark McKenzie and Genk visit Adana Demirspor on Thursday. Genk leads 2-1 on aggregate.

Paxten Aaronson, Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt host Levski Sofia on Thursday. Teams are tied 1-1 on aggregate.

Djordje Mihailovic and AZ Alkmaar visit Brann on Thursday. Teams are tied 1-1 on aggregate.

Henry Wingo and Ferencvaros visit Zalgiris Vilnius on Thursday. Ferencvaros leads 4-0 on aggregate.



Ethan Horvath, Matt Turner and Nottingham Forest host Burnley on Wednesday.

Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream and Fulham host Tottenham on Tuesday.

Chris Richards and Crystal Palace visit Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday.

Tyler Adams is OUT (Injury) for AFC Bournemouth.

Josh Sargent is OUT (Injury) for Norwich City.


Serie B

Gianluca Busio, Tanner Tessmann, Andrija Novakovich and Venezia visit Sampdoria on Wednesday.

South America

Copa Libertadores

Johnny Cardoso and Internacional host Bolivar on Tuesday. Internacional leads 1-0 on aggregate.

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