By FRANCO PANIZO
Jozy Altidore’s quest for his first Sunderland goal in league play will take him to where his English journey initially began.
Altidore will not be short on motivation on Saturday, as he and Sunderland take to the road to face his former club, Hull City, at Kingston Communications Stadium. The Black Cats are no longer at the bottom of the Premiership table after having won their first game of the campaign last week, and they will be looking to use the confidence gained from there when they attempt to knock off the Tigers that Altidore represented on loan back in 2010.
Another match in England worth keeping track of is Queens Park Rangers’ clash with Derby County. The Saturday tilt could mark the Hoops debut of Oguchi Onyewu, who has made the bench in his first two games since signing with the club last week. A win for QPR could further improve their chances of being promoted by potentially moving them into second place in the Championship.
John Brooks is another centerback that will be hoping to return to action. Recovered from the arm injury he suffered in late September, Brooks is a candidate to start on Saturday when Hertha Berlin take on Jermaine Jones and Schalke 04. The match will not just be a possible battle of German-Americans, but it also a clash of two teams in the top half of the Bundesliga table that are currently only separated by one point.
Here is who the Americans Abroad play this weekend:
Alfredo Morales and FC Ingolstadt 04 play SC Paderborn 07.
Herculez Gomez, Joe Corona, Edgar Castillo, Greg Garza, Paul Arriola and Club Tijuana play Atlante.
Jozy Altidore and Sunderland play Hull City.
Geoff Cameron, Maurice Edu, Brek Shea and Stoke City play Southampton.
Brad Guzan and Aston Villa play West Ham United.
Tim Ream, Stuart Holden and Bolton Wanderers play AFC Bournemouth. (Holden is out injured.)
Jonathan Spector and Birmingham City play Charlton Athletic. (Spector is out injured.)
Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest play Blackpool.
Oguchi Onyewu and Queens Park Rangers play Zak Whitbread and Derby County.
Danny Williams and Reading play Sheffield Wednesday.
Duane Holmes and Huddersfield Town play Wigan Athletic.
John Brooks and Hertha Berlin play Jermaine Jones and Schalke 04.
Timmy Chandler and FC Nurnberg play SC Freiburg.
Fabian Johnson, Joe Gyau and TSG Hoffenheim play Bayern Munich.
Andrew Wooten and Kaiserslautern play St Pauli.
Aron Johannsson and AZ Alkmaar play ADO Den Haag.
Eugene Starikov and FK Tom’ Tomsk play Dinamo Moscow.
Sacha Kljestan and RSC Anderlecht play OH Leuven.
Terrence Boyd and Rapid Vienna play FC Trenkwalder Admira.
Alonso Hernandez and Monterrey play Veracruz.
Jose Torres, Jonathan Bornstein and Tigres UANL play Club Leon.
Tim Howard and Everton play Brad Friedel and Tottenham Hotspur.
Michael Bradley and AS Roma play Torino.
Michael Parkhurst and FC Augsburg play Mainz.
Steve Cherundolo and Hannover 96 play Werder Bremen.
Bobby Wood and TSV 1860 Munich play Dynamo Dresden.
Alejandro Bedoya and FC Nantes play Montpellier.
Conor O’Brien and Odense BK play Aalborg BK.
Babajide Ogunbiyi, Mike Grella and Viborg FF play AGF Aarhus.
Brian Span and Djurgarden IF play Oster.
Mix Diskerud and Rosenborg BK play Viking.
Steve Clark and Honefoss BK play Sogndal.
Josh Gatt, Ben Spencer, Ethan Horvath and Molde FK play Sarpsborg 08. (Gatt is out injured.)
DaMarcus Beasley, Michael Orozco and Puebla play Pachuca.
Freddy Adu and Bahia play Gremio.
Which of these matches are you most looking forward to? Expecting Altidore to fittingly find the back of the net against Hull? Do you see Onyewu making his QPR debut?
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