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Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Pulisic, Weah, and more


AC Milan returns to Serie A play this weekend with a first Milan Derby of the new campaign taking centerstage.

Christian Pulisic, Yunus Musah and AC Milan faces off with rivals Inter Milan at the San Siro on Friday. Both Pulisic and Musah featured this past week in U.S. men’s national team duty, leading the Americans to home victories over Uzbekistan and Oman. Pulisic scored a penalty kick goal against Uzbekistan last Saturday in St. Louis while Musah delivered a pair of strong performances in midfield.

Pulisic has scored twice for AC Milan this season while Musah is still seeking a starting role for the club. Both players will now turn their focus towards a crucial rivalry showdown with both AC Milan and Inter Milan sitting first and second in the league table.

In England, Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream and Fulham will face Luton Town on Saturday. Matt Turner and Nottingham Forest take on Burnley.

In Germany, Brenden Aaronson and Kevin Paredes go head-to-head in Bundesliga action. Gio Reyna will aim to make his season debut as Borussia Dortmund takes on Freiburg.

In Italy, Weston McKennie, Tim Weah and Juventus face Lazio in Serie A action.

Elsewhere, Bryan Reynolds and Sam Vines go head-to-head in Pro League play. Sergino Dest and PSV take on NEC Nijmegen. Dante Polvara and Aberdeen face Hearts in SPFL action. Alex Zendejas and Club America host Chivas de Guadalajara.

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


Premier League

Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream and Fulham host Luton Town on Saturday.

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

Chris Richards and Crystal Palace visit Aston Villa on Saturday.

Auston Trusty and Sheffield United visit Tottenham on Saturday.

Tyler Adams is OUT (Injury) for AFC Bournemouth.

EFL Championship

Haji Wright and Coventry City visit Vaughn Covil and Hull City on Friday.

Duane Holmes and Preston North End host Plymouth Argyle on Saturday.

Lynden Gooch and Stoke City visit Norwich City on Saturday.

Josh Sargent is OUT (Injury) for Norwich City.

Daryl Dike is OUT (Injury) for West Bromwich Albion.



John Brooks and Hoffenheim visit Cologne on Saturday.

Kevin Paredes and Wolfsburg host Brenden Aaronson and Union Berlin on Saturday.

Joe Scally, Jordan Pefok and Borussia Moenchengladbach visit Darmstadt on Sunday.

Gio Reyna and Borussia Dortmund visit Freiburg on Saturday.

Paxten Aaronson, Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt visit Bochum on Sunday.

2. Bundesliga

Julian Green and Greuther Furth visit Nuremberg on Friday.

Nico Carrera and Holstein Kiel visit St. Pauli on Sunday.

Johan Gomez and Eintracht Braunschweig visit Hertha Berlin on Sunday.

Terrence Boyd and Kaiserslautern visit Karlsruher on Saturday.


La Liga

Luca De La Torre and Celta Vigo host Mallorca on Saturday.

Segunda Division

Jonathan Gomez and CD Mirandes visit Amorebieta on Sunday.

Konrad De La Fuente and Eibar host Racing de Ferrol on Sunday.


Serie A

Christian Pulisic, Yunus Musah and AC Milan visit Inter Milan on Saturday.

Timothy Weah, Weston McKennie and Juventus host Lazio on Saturday.

Serie B

Tanner Tessmann, Gianluca Busio and Venezia host Spezia on Friday.

Andrija Novakovich and Lecco host Brescia on Saturday.


Ligue 1

Emmanuel Sabbi and Le Havre visit Lyon on Sunday.



Ricardo Pepi, Malik Tillman, Sergino Dest and PSV host NEC Nijmegen on Saturday.

Taylor Booth and FC Utrecht visit Heracles on Saturday.

Anthony Fontana and PEC Zwolle host Go Ahead Eagles on Sunday.

Djordje Mihailovic and AZ Alkmaar host Sparta Rotterdam on Sunday.

Eerste Divisie

Justin Che and ADO Den Haag visit FC Groningen on Friday.



Dante Polvara and Aberdeen visit Hearts on Saturday.

Cameron Carter-Vickers is OUT for Celtic (Injury).


Primeira Liga

Alex Mendez and Vizela host Benfica on Saturday.



Jonathan Amon and Lyngby visit Hvidovre on Sunday.

1. Division

Caden Clark and Vendsyssel FF host Naestved on Sunday.



George Bello and LASK host visit Austria Klagenfurt on Saturday.

Sebastian Soto is OUT (Injury) for Austria Klagenfurt.



Christian Cappis and Molde host Odd on Saturday.

Sam Rogers and Lillestrom visit Sarpsborg on Sunday.

Kobe Hernandez-Foster and HamKam visit Tromso on Sunday.


Pro League

Mark McKenzie and Genk visit Union St. Gilloise on Saturday.

Gabriel Slonina and Eupen host Marlon Fossey and Standard Liege on Sunday.

Bryan Reynolds, Griffin Yow and Westerlo host Sam Vines and Royal Antwerp on Friday.



Rokas Pukstas is OUT (Injury) for Hajduk Split.



Joe Gyau and Degerfors visit AIK on Monday.



Henry Wingo and Ferencvaros are off this weekend.


Serie A

Johnny Cardoso and Internacional are off until Sept. 21.


Liga MX

Alex Zendejas and Club America host Chivas de Guadalajara on Saturday.

Sebastian Saucedo and FC Juarez visit Necaxa on Saturday.


  1. “anti-american bias still exists at least to some degree in EPL. this is my definitive response to the people who always blame the player and say we just got out-competed for a job.”

    You’re basing this on Howard’s statements, a guy who is no way objective on the topic?

    Forgive me, I must have missed your announcement. I was not aware that you were coming out with a “definitive response”. What was the topic again?

    ” if you look at the actual player movement, 5 americans left EPL sides this year, plus CCV and others in recent years. whether certain fanboys want to admit it, the pool is voting with its feet.”

    “Voting with its feet”?? Those 5 American (plus CCV and others) left voluntarily?
    You’re implying they left in protest to the anti -Americanism?

    Funny, I had the impression that their clubs no longer required their services and kindly arranged for them to leave town.

    It’s sort of like that joke ” You can’t fire me, because I quit!”.

      • JR,

        Chucky left a few years ago. He had a knee injury at Napoli and did not do that much last season. They wanted him to take a pay cut which Chucky refused to do. They wound up shopping him around and he wound up back at PSV. He went to Napoli for about 45 million and came back for 15 million. It’s a career reset attempt, like Dest and Pulisic but I don’t know that Chucky plans on staying much past this season. Maybe Saudi Arabia is in his future.

        Striker does not accept quotes as truthful; so here is the link:

        “The play occurred in the final stretch of the match, in the 87th minute, when both players began to argue over who was to take the penalty to make it 4-0. As both players did not reach an amicable agreement, the indication came from the bench and the ball went to Pepi, who effectively converted. At the end, Lozano himself also came over to congratulate him, although the TV shot also showed the Mexican with a gesture of disagreement. However, the discussion caused a division of opinions in the stands of the Philips Stadion, as Pepi was booed and Chucky’s name was also chanted. It is worth remembering that it was precisely in Eindhoven where the stands invented the “El Chucky Lozano” chant, with a popular electronic music tune”

        The good thing here is that Pepi is not backing down to some has-been El Tri star.
        Pepi was brought in to be developed for the future so telling Chucky to do something physically impossible for most humans will probably be seen as a positive thing.

  2. Richards a rough final ten minutes. Took a boot to the face and then was whistled for a penalty that gave Villa the lead. Somewhat questionable penalty call.

  3. tim howard says pulisic did a brilliant job in recent years but it doesn’t matter because americans can’t just have good games, they have to be good every game, and that if he had been dutch or italian he’d still be there and not turned into a sub or shipped out. howard implies anti-american bias still exists at least to some degree in EPL. this is my definitive response to the people who always blame the player and say we just got out-competed for a job. if you look at the actual player movement, 5 americans left EPL sides this year, plus CCV and others in recent years. whether certain fanboys want to admit it, the pool is voting with its feet. people disagree with me and argue that having a strong opinion means you are biased. but here the facts are actually behind me, if you bother to look. (as they often are, including on GB, a mediocre coach with a plodding system that will not take us to the pinnacle.)

    • Tim Howard stating his opinion doesn’t make it a fact. Christian obviously faced a lot of bias from Chelsea fans being American but explain to me how both Tuchel and Lampard developed this bias after previously featuring Pulisic as one of their favored attackers? So maybe at least a portion of his struggles at Chelsea were performance related.

      • There was no doubt that Christian , at his best, was good enough to be a regular for Chelsea.

        However, because of injury or a lack of form most likely caused by him needing to recover from injury, Christian was not able to show up and perform at his best often enough.

        Such a lame attendance record might be okay at a sloppy seconds club like Howard’s Everton but at major club like Chelsea you are expected to win now.

        This idea that if he were another nationality would have given him more of a margin of error with Chelsea is lazy bullshit.

        What gave him a reduced margin of error was his price tag.

        If you are in the 50-60 million range, people expect more.
        Aaronson cost Leeds 30 million + and gave them very little for their money.

        If Chelsea had paid 25 million or so ( roughly what Milan paid ) for Pulisic, he might still be at Chelsea.

        The ability to show up on the field when you are most needed is non negotiable, something Tyler and Gio need to really think about.

        One of Clint’s most prized qualities was that , in his time in Europe he did not miss a lot of games through injury.

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