Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

Clint Dempsey of Tottenham Hotspur

By FRANCO PANIZO

If you are in the mood to watch some mouth-watering matches, this weekend’s Americans Abroad action is perfect for you.

Several Americans will be involved in intriguing, high-profile matches this weekend, including Clint Dempsey. Dempsey and Tottenham will take on Manchester City on Sunday and a win for Spurs at White Hart Lane would be huge, as it could potentially move Tottenham into fourth place and give them the Premiership’s UEFA Champions League qualifiers spot ahead of Arsenal.

Another interesting game that will take place in England will go down on Monday. Brad Guzan is aiming to lead Aston Villa as they try and grab a result on the road against Manchester United, but the Red Devils will be keen on taking all three points so as to try and secure that the Premiership crown is theirs.

If that is not enough to satisfy your cravings, Saturday has a fixture worth watching. Jozy Altidore and AZ Alkmaar host third-placed PSV Eindhoven and the U.S. Men’s National Team striker will try to add to his impressive scoring total while trying to help lead AZ to victory.

Here is who the Americans Abroad play this weekend:

FRIDAY

Michael Parkhurst and FC Augsburg play Borussia Moenchengladbach. (Parkhurst is out injured.)

Joe Gyau and St Pauli play VfL Bochum.

Herculez Gomez, Benji Joya and Santos Laguna play Monterrey.

SATURDAY

Geoff Cameron, Brek Shea and Stoke City play Queens Park Rangers.

Tim Howard and Everton play Sunderland.

Sebastian Lletget and West Ham United play Wigan Athletic.

Jonathan Spector, Will Packwood and Birmingham City play Leeds United. (Spector and Packwood are out injured.)

Tim Ream and Bolton Wanderers play Middlesbrough.

Zak Whitbread and Leicester City play Crystal Palace.

Conor Doyle and Derby County play Peterborough United.

Stuart Holden and Sheffield Wednesday play Ipswich Town.

Frank Simek and Carlisle United play AFC Bournemouth.

Mike Grella and Scunthorpe United play Milton Keynes Dons.

Oguchi Onyewu and Malaga play Valencia.

David Yelldell and Bayer Leverkusen play Fabian Johnson, Danny Williams and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

Jermaine Jones and Schalke 04 play Eintracht Frankfurt. (Jones is out injured.)

Steve Cherundolo and Hannover 96 play Bayern Munich.

Bobby Wood and TSV 1860 Munich play FSV Frankfurt.

Jozy Altidore and AZ Alkmaar play PSV Eindhoven.

Terrence Boyd and Rapid Vienna play Austria Vienna.

Josh Gatt and Molde FK play Odd.

Joe Corona, Edgar Castillo, Greg Garza and Club Tijuana play Morelia.

Jose Torres, Jonathan Bornstein and Tigres UANL play Pachuca.

Ventura Alvarado and Club America play Pumas UNAM.

SUNDAY

Clint Dempsey, Brad Friedel and Tottenham Hotspur play Manchester City.

Carlos Bocanegra and Racing Santander play Villarreal.

Michael Bradley and AS Roma play US Pescara.

Timmy Chandler and FC Nurnberg play SpVgg Greuther Furth.

Alfredo Morales, John Anthony Brooks and Hertha Berlin play Andrew Wooten and SV Sandhausen.

Caleb Patterson-Sewell and Vitoria Setubal play Tony Taylor and Estoril Praia.

Maurice Edu and Bursaspor play Antalyaspor.

Sacha Kljestan and RSC Anderlecht play Zulte-Waregem in the Belgian playoffs.

Charlie Davies and Randers FC play Conor O’Brien and FC Nordsjaelland.

Clarence Goodson and Brondby IF play Silkeborg IF.

Alejandro Bedoya and Helsingborg IF play Brommapojkarna.

Steve Clark and Honefoss BK play Sandnes Ulf.

Mix Diskerud and Rosenborg BK play Haugesund.

DaMarcus Beasley, Michael Orozco Fiscal and Puebla play Atlante.

MONDAY

Brad Guzan, Eric Lichaj and Aston Villa play Manchester United.

Eugene Starikov and FK Rostov play Terek Grozny.

Brian Span and Djurgarden IF play Elfsborg.

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Which of these games are you most looking forward to? How will Tottenham and Dempsey fare vs. Manchester City? Think Guzan and the Villans have any chance against Manchester United?

Share your thoughts below.

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11 Responses to Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

  1. JS says:

    And Adu?

    • Ryan in NYC by way of NC says:

      Season doesn’t start until May.

      • JS says:

        The team is playing and Adu is on the roster for this Sunday.

        Confira a lista completa:

        GOLEIROS: Omar e Douglas Pires

        LATERAIS: Pablo, Madson e Magal

        ZAGUEIROS: Danny Morais, Demerson e Titi

        VOLANTES: Toró, Fahel e Diones

        MEIAS: Rosales, Jéferson, Marquinhos, Freddy Adu e Zé Roberto

        ATACANTES: Obina e Ryder

  2. animaniacs says:

    Dempsey to score a brace on Sunday with Altidore scoring a brace Saturday

  3. biff says:

    Not sure whether this has been noted elsewhere, but it would seem that a half dozen or so Germany National Team members will be missing the June 2 friendly against the USMNT, as FC Bayern plays Stuttgart June 1 in the DFB Pokal Final.

    • Chris says:

      Also if dortmund make the champions league final their players won’t be there for the game as well, it’s going to be a very different starting 11 for germany with no neuer, badstuber, lahm, schweinsteiger and gomez, as well as possibly no hummels, gotze and reus.Bradley will not be in at least the belgium game due to the copa italia final, might also miss the germany game.

      • biff says:

        hmmm. I had not thought of that. And if not Dortmund, then Real Madrid in the CL final with with Ozil and Khedira. But the Champions League final is May 25, a full eight days before the June 2 USMTN friendly so that leaves the door open for Dortmund or Madrid players to be able to show up. But come to think of it, Jogi Low might opt to let them stay in Europe because Germany is playing Ecuador May 29 in Florida and he will need to have a roster already in place for that game.

        As for Bayern, it is not just the players you mentioned above, but also Toni Kroos, Jerome Boateng, and Thomas Muller, and Dortmund you would need to add Marcel Schmelzer and Ilkay Gundogan.

  4. biff says:

    An Augsburg win and Hoffenheim loss this weekend would be just about the final nail in the coffin for Hoffenheim’s hopes of staying afloat in the 1. Bundesliga. Key game is Augsburg’s today, as Hoffenheim faces a very difficult task Saturday against a very good Bayer Leverkusen team fighting for the Bundesliga’s third automatic Champions League slot.

    And that reminds me, a story in the UK press that AVB and Tottenham are looking for a left back to sign this summer. Wonder if Fabian Johnson would be on their short-list.