Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

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Several Americans abroad will look to keep their momentum going from good showings in midweek games in a busy week across Europe.

Tim Howard helped Everton to a rare win over his former club at Old Trafford on Wednesday. The Old Toffees topped their former boss, David Moyes, and Manchester United 1-0. Next up: top-of-the-table Arsenal.

Jozy Altidore finally scored his first league goal for Sunderland in a 4-3 loss to Chelsea on Wednesday, but he’ll have his hands full once more in the Black Cats’ next match at home against Tottenham.

Alejandro Bedoya also scored on Tuesday as Nantes defeated Valenciennes on Tuesday. Bedoya will be back at it on Friday against Marseille. Reading midfielder Danny Williams had an assist on Wednesday and is starting to earn minutes for Reading since recovering from injury. Reading will face AFC Bournemouth on Saturday.

Jose Torres, Jonathan Bornstein and Tigres UANL were bounced from the Liga MX playoffs last weekend by Club America.

Here is who the Americans Abroad will be facing this weekend:


Timmy Chandler and FC Nurnberg play Mainz.

Alejandro Bedoya and FC Nantes play Marseille.

Conor O’Brien and Odense BK play AGF Aarhus.


Geoff Cameron, Maurice Edu, Brek Shea and Stoke City play Chelsea.

Jozy Altidore and Sunderland play Brad Friedel and Tottenham.

Zak Whitbread and Derby County play Blackpool. (Whitbread is out injured.)

Jonathan Spector and Birmingham City play Middlesborough. (Spector is out injured.)

Tim Ream, Stuart Holden and Bolton Wanderers play Doncaster Rovers. (Holden is out injured.)

Oguchi Onyewu and Queens Park Rangers play Blackburn Rovers.

Duane Holmes and Huddersfield Town play Ipswich Town.

Danny Williams and Reading play AFC Bournemouth.

Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest play Sheffield Wednesday.

Jermaine Jones and Schalke 04 play Borussia Monchengladbach.

Fabian Johnson and TSG Hoffenheim play Eintracht Frankfurt.

Bobby Wood and TSV 1860 Munich play FC Union Berlin.

Michael Parkhurst and FC Augsburg play Hamburg SV.

Steve Cherundolo and Hannover 96 play VfB Stuttgart.

Aron Johannsson and AZ Alkmaar play FC Twente.

Sacha Kljestan and RSC Anderlecht play Waasland-Beveren.


Brad Guzan and Aston Villa play Fulham.

Tim Howard and Everton play Arsenal.

Michael Bradley and AS Roma play Fiorentina.

John Brooks and Hertha Berlin play Eintracht Braunschweig.

Alfredo Morales and FC Ingolstadt 04 play Energie Cottbus.

Eugene Starikov and FK Tom’ Tomsk play Terek Grozny.

Terrence Boyd and Rapid Vienna play Wolfsberger AC.

Freddy Adu and Bahia play Fluminense.


Andrew Wooten and Kaiserslautern play Fortuna Düsseldorf.

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14 Responses to Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

  1. Bird says:

    Bedoya scored today again. Similar goal as Tuesday, good position took a shot which deflected off a defender and into the net. I think they still credited him with the goal. He also chased a long pass into the corner that a defender had given up on, jumped to get a touch and keep it in play, then ran the ball to the endline and won a corner. This guy has got to be a fan favorite at this point, especially with Nantes near the top of the table.

  2. Dave says:

    Bedoya wants a seat on that plane

    • USMNT Fan says:

      That’s guaranteed. He wants to be in the starting IX… definitely ahead of Zusi based on current form and weekly competition.

  3. John O'Brien says:

    When was the last time Jonathan Bornstein actually played a game?

  4. Chad says:

    Correction: Geoff Cameron & Stoke play Chelsea…though Shea got a few mins recently.

    • D says:

      Shea needs some burn. Get that guy in form before the cup, and we are in good shape.

      • Drewbles says:

        If we’re relying on Brek Shea to be the difference between being in good shape and bad shape, we are in bad shape.

  5. usaalltheway says:

    Come on Jozy!! Get that second goal. Shut up the haters and prove to everyone what so many of us already know; you are a quality player and deserve more respect.

    Oh yeah…did you guys hear about that World Cup draw? bummer….

  6. chuck says:

    Bedoya Goal: link to

    Not the most impressive, but he is in good form.

  7. USMNT Fan says:

    Which dual-nationals (German-American) make the plane to Brazil?