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Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Balogun faces Sabbi, and more


A pair of American forwards will face off this weekend in Ligue 1 with European aspirations by season’s end.

Folarin Balogun and Emmanuel Sabbi will meet as Le Havre hosts AS Monaco on Saturday in Ligue 1 action. Balogun and third-place Monaco have won four of their last five league matches, most recently defeating Stade Brest 2-0. Balogun had one goal waived off due to offsides, which would’ve taken his season tally to four goals following his move from Arsenal. The U.S. men’s national team forward continues to be a key attacker for Monaco this fall.

Sabbi is still seeking his first goal or assist following his summer transfer from Danish club Odense. The 25-year-old has made eight appearances for the newly-promoted side, who are right outside of the top-six in the Ligue 1 standings. Sabbi has started in two of his last three appearances and ultimately would love to celebrate his first goal before the November international break.

In England, Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream and Fulham take on Aston Villa. Auston Trusty and Sheffield United face Brighton & Hove Albion.

In Spain, Luca De La Torre and Celta Vigo visit Athletic Bilbao in La Liga action.

In Italy, Yunus Musah and AC Milan visit Lecce. Weston McKennie and Juventus host Cagliari.

Elsewhere, Cameron Carter-Vickers goes head-to-head with Dante Polvara. Henry Wingo and Ferencvaros seek a bounce-back league result against Fehervar. Taylor Booth and FC Utrecht host Excelsior in Eredivisie action. Alex Mendez and FC Vizela host Famalicao. Alex Zendejas and Club America face Tigres in its Clausura finale.

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


Premier League

Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream and Fulham visit Aston Villa on Sunday.

Auston Trusty and Sheffield United visit Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday.

Chris Richards and Crystal Palace host Everton on Saturday.

Luca Koleosho and Burnley visit Arsenal on Saturday.

Matt Turner and Nottingham Forest visit West Ham United on Sunday.

Tyler Adams is OUT (Injury) for AFC Bournemouth.

EFL Championship

Haji Wright and Coventry City host Lynden Gooch and Stoke City on Saturday.

Duane Holmes and Preston North End visit Blackburn Rovers on Friday.

Reggie Cannon and QPR host Bristol City on Saturday.

Josh Sargent is OUT (Injury) for Norwich City.

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

League Two

Jonathan Tomkinson and Bradford City host Barrow on Saturday.



Gio Reyna and Borussia Dortmund visit Stuttgart on Saturday.

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

Brenden Aaronson and Union Berlin visit Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday.

John Brooks and Hoffenheim visit Augsburg on Saturday.

Joe Scally, Jordan Pefok and Borussia Moenchengladbach host Kevin Paredes and Wolfsburg on Friday.

Lennard Maloney and Heidenheim visit Bayern Munich on Saturday.

2. Bundesliga

Julian Green and Greuther Furth host Fortuna Dusseldorf on Sunday.

Terrence Boyd and Kaiserslautern visit Wehen Wiesbaden on Sunday.

Johan Gomez and Eintracht Braunschweig host VfL Osnabruck on Saturday.


La Liga

Luca De La Torre and Celta Vigo visit Athletic Bilbao on Friday.

Segunda Division

Jonathan Gomez and CD Mirandes host Racing Ferrol on Saturday.

Konrad De La Fuente and Eibar host Albacete on Sunday.


Serie A

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

Weston McKennie and Juventus host Cagliari on Saturday.

Timothy Weah is OUT (Injury).

Serie B

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

Andrija Novakovich and Lecco host Parma on Sunday.

Kristoffer Lund and Palermo host Cittadella on Sunday.


Ligue 1

Folarin Balogun and AS Monaco visit Emmanuel Sabbi and Le Havre on Saturday.



Ricardo Pepi, Malik Tillman, Sergino Dest and PSV host Anthony Fontana and PEC Zwolle on Sunday.

Zach Booth and FC Volendam host Sparta Rotterdam on Sunday.

Taylor Booth and FC Utrecht host Excelsior on Sunday.

Djordje Mihailovic and AZ Alkmaar visit Feyenoord on Sunday.

Eerste Divisie

Justin Che and ADO Den Haag host Cambuur on Sunday.



Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic host Dante Polvara and Aberdeen on Sunday.


Liga Portugal

Alex Mendez and Vizela host Famalicao on Saturday.



Jonathan Amon and Lyngby visit Vejle on Sunday.

1. Division

Caden Clark and Vendsyssel FF visit Kolding on Sunday.



George Bello and LASK visit Linz on Sunday.

Sebastian Soto is OUT (Injury) for Austria Klagenfurt.



Christian Cappis and Molde host Sam Rogers and Lillestrom on Sunday.

Kobe Hernandez-Foster and HamKam visit Stromsgodset on Sunday.


Pro League

Mark McKenzie and Genk host OH Leuven on Sunday.

Bryan Reynolds, Griffin Yow and Westerlo host Sint-Truiden on Friday.

Gabriel Slonina and Eupen host RWD Molenbeek on Saturday.

Marlon Fossey and Standard Liege visit Royal Antwerp on Saturday.

Sam Vines is OUT (Injury) for Royal Antwerp.


Super League

Erik Palmer-Brown is OUT (Injury) for Panathinaikos.



Rokas Pukstas and Hajduk Split host NK Varazdin on Sunday.



Joe Gyau and Degerfors host Mjallby on Sunday.



Henry Wingo and Ferencvaros host Fehervar on Sunday.


Serie A

Johnny Cardoso and Internacional visit Palmeiras on Sunday.


Copa de la Liga Profesional

Alan Sonora, Joel Sonora and Huracan host Arsenal de Sarandi on Saturday.


Liga MX

Alex Zendejas and Club America visit Tigres on Saturday.

Sebastian Saucedo and FC Juarez visit Club Leon on Sunday.

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