Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

Conor Doyle 1 (Getty Images)

 

By FRANCO PANIZO

Like many of the Championship and League One teams, Derby County has two games in a span of three days this weekend, meaning Conor Doyle is likely to get a chance to score his first goal at the club level.

The U.S. U-20 national team striker has not played for Derby County since assisting in the March 12 win against Swansea City, but that should change as Derby faces Burnley on Saturday and Norwich City (and American centerback Zak Whitbread) on Monday. With Doyle likely to see minutes in at least one of the games, he could make a case for more playing time with a strong outing or a goal.

Another intriguing match on tap will be when red-hot Everton and Tim Howard battle with the American goalkeeper's former club, Manchester United. Howard and Everton have not lost in their last seven league games, but that streak will be put to the test as the Toffees visit Old Trafford on Saturday.

Here is a rundown of who the Americans Abroad play this weekend:

FRIDAY

Robbie Findley and Nottingham Forest play Leicester City.

Mike Grella, Eric Lichaj and Leeds United play Reading.

Anton Peterlin and Plymouth Argyle play Dagenham & Redbridge.

Quentin Westberg and Evian Thonon Gaillard play Le Havre AC.

Oguchi Onyewu and Twente Enschede play ADO Den Haag.

SATURDAY

Tim Howard and Everton play Manchester United.

Brad Friedel, Brad Guzan, Michael Bradley and Aston Villa play Stoke City.

Marcus Hahnemann and Wolverhampton Wanderers play Clint Dempsey and Fulham.

Jonathan Spector and West Ham United play Chelsea.

Conor Doyle and Derby County play Burnley.

Eddie Johnson and Preston North End play Millwall.

Frank Simek and Carlisle United play Rochdale.

Ricardo Clark and Eintracht Frankfurt play Bayern Munich.

Luis Robles and Karlsruhe play RW Oberhausen.

Bobby Wood and TSV 1860 Munich play SpVgg Greuther Furth.

Jozy Altidore and Bursaspor play Manisaspor.

Jose Torres, Herculez Gomez and Pachuca play Queretaro.

Edgar Castillo and Puebla play Monterrey.

Gustavo Adrian Ruelas and Santos Laguna play San Luis.

SUNDAY

Stuart Holden and Bolton Wanderers play Arsenal. (Holden is out injured).

Maurice Edu and Rangers play Dominic Cervi and Celtic.

Timmy Chandler and FC Nurnberg play Mainz.

Amaechi Igwe, Edson Buddle and FC Ingolstadt 04 play FC Union Berlin. (Igwe is out injured.)

Carlos Bocanegra and St Etienne play Bordeaux.

Sacha Kljestan and RSC Anderlecht play Lokeren in the playoffs.

Michael Parkhurst and FC Nordsjaelland play Marcus Tracy, Chris Rolfe and Aalborg BK. (Tracy is out injured.)

Gale Agbossoumonde and Djurgardens IF play Norrkoping.

Ryan Miller and Halmstads BK play Trelleborg FF. 

Jonathan Bornstein and Tigres UANL play Morelia.

Sammy Ochoa and Estudiantes Tecos U.A. de G. play Toluca.

Sonny Guadarrama and Atlante play America.

MONDAY

Jermaine Jones and Blackburn Rovers play Manchester City.

Robbie Findley and Nottingham Forest play Bristol City.

Mike Grella, Eric Lichaj and Leeds United play Crystal Palace.

Zak Whitbread and Norwich City play Conor Doyle and Derby County.

Eddie Johnson and Preston North End play Cardiff City.

Frank Simek and Carlisle United play Leyton Orient.

Anton Peterlin and Plymouth Argyle play Milton Keynes Dons.

David Yelldell and MSV Duisburg play Alfredo Morales and Hertha Berlin.

Clarence Goodson and Brondby IF play Randers FC.

Alejandro Bedoya and Orebro SK play Helsingborg.

Mikkel Diskerud and Stabaek IF play Fredrikstad. 

Josh Gatt and Molde FK play Brann.

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Which matches are you most looking forward to? Do you see Doyle scoring his first goal at the club level this weekend? Expect Howard and Everton to extend their unbeaten run to eight games?

Share your thoughts below.

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20 Responses to Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

  1. Dr.MonkeyArmy says:

    I read that Findley is back to training in full. Is he still not being considered for the game day roster?

  2. afc says:

    Wasn’t a league game but Doyle played and scored for the reserves in a local cup competition yesterday.

  3. AJ says:

    We’ve (that includes me) been crapping ourselves over Connor Doyle for a year now and he’s never scored at the club level?

    Wow.

  4. RK says:

    Adu is sick still, but I don’t know what his next match is.

  5. MicahK says:

    Wow, I am excited how big our pool is growing a lot.

  6. David says:

    Is Bradley allowed in the stadium?

  7. Brandinho says:

    I’d just go ahead and scratch Bradley right now.

  8. Dr.MonkeyArmy says:

    Just read an article and it does appear that Findley is available and should make his debut in one of the two weekend games.

  9. torporindy says:

    Goodson scored today.

  10. Indigo Montoya says:

    Bradley needs to change his name to “Michel” Bradley, and then Houllier will consider him…

  11. OC says:

    I feel like you shouldn’t buy a player who won’t even make the reserves for you :\

  12. ACS says:

    Daniel Williams started today and played 75′ in the midfield in their loss to Hannover

  13. Dr.MonkeyArmy says:

    Nah man…he came on in the 75th minute.

  14. ACS says:

    Yeah saw that my bad

  15. spencer says:

    they haven’t bought him yet, and they probably won’t

  16. This Guy says:

    Findley is in the 18. Via every site I checked including the start of the match graphics.

  17. Michael Stypulkoski says:

    Just watched the Nottingham Forest-Leicester game, and Findley looked bright in his fourteen-minute cameo. Very fast, as you would expect. His first touch was a shot (not on goal, but he did well just to get a shot off, and probably should have earned a corner). He had a nice cut back in the 90th minute, and only had grass between himself and the goal, but the defender cynically dragged him down, earning a yellow.

  18. Dr.MonkeyArmy says:

    I am glad to hear that he played decently. I know he takes a lot of grief on these boards, but he must be doing something right. Nottingham is in the midst of trying to get into the promotion playoffs and for the manager to bring him in with the match tied shows that he must be working hard and performing in training.

  19. brian says:

    man, now if only Findley can score some magical goals to get Forest into the Premier League. That would be fantastic!

  20. vik says:

    Yea, silly move. Why bring in a young player on loan if you’re not going to play him? Hope Bradley can find a good home next year.