Americans Abroad preview: USMNT No. 1 and No. 2 goalkeepers meet

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Now that they have the long flights out of their legs from international duty, United States national teamers abroad should be ready to return to full action this weekend.

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Here is a list of just a handful of American players who will be on television this weekend:

ENGLAND

• Stoke City’s American contingent of Geoff Cameron and Brek Shea (who reportedly wants to go on loan to get more playing time) take on Manchester United (Saturday, 9:45 a.m. ET, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra).

• The two best goalkeepers for the U.S., according to their current rank on the team, go head to head for the first time this season on Saturday. Brad Guzan and Aston Villa host Tim Howard and Everton (10 a.m., NBC Sports Live Extra). The next day, Howard makes his broadcasting debut as color commentator for NBCSN’s broadcast of Chelsea vs. Manchester City (11:30 a.m.).

• Earlier on Sunday, Jozy Altidore looks to return to Sunderland’s starting lineup in the Tyne-Wear derby against Newcastle United (9 a.m., NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra).

GERMANY

• FC Nürnberg travels to VfB Stuttgart on Friday (2:30 p.m., GolTV) with Timmy Chandler in tow. With a win, Nürnberg could climb out of the relegation playoff place near the bottom of the Bundesliga table.

• Despite recent struggles with a knee injury, Jermaine Jones played 71 minutes for Schalke in the Champions League on Tuesday. His team resumes league play with a tough match against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday (9:30 a.m., GolTV).

FRANCE

Alejandro Bedoya received high praise from U.S. head coach Jürgen Klinsmann in a Q&A on the U.S. Soccer site today. His club team, FC Nantes, hosts Lille on Friday (2:25 p.m., beIN Sport).

ITALY

• Finally, Michael Bradley was back in the game-day roster for AS Roma last weekend, in its win over Napoli. On Sunday, American fans can watch and hope he will make his full return from an ankle injury (9:55 a.m., beIN Sport), as he still has not played since the pre-game warmup at Costa Rica.

MEXICO

• Club Tijuana — or Tijuanamerica, with the number of U.S. internationals on the squad — meets Tigres UANL on Friday (10:25 p.m., ESPN Deportes or WatchESPN). Édgar CastilloGreg GarzaJoe CoronaHérculez Gómez and Paul Arriola should all be available for the Xolos, while Jonathan Bornstein has found playing time scarce for Tigres this season.

• DaMarcus Beasley and Michael Orozco of Puebla return to Estadio Azteca when they travel to play Club América on Saturday (5:55 p.m., Univision).

Minnesota’s Molino lifts Trinidad and Tobago to big win (video)

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Minnesota United attacker Kevin Molino has given Trinidad and Tobago life in the race to win a spot at the 2018 World Cup.

Molino’s 37th minute goal gave hosts T&T a 1-0 lead against visiting Panama at Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain on Friday, and the Soca Warriors held on to win its first points of qualifying.

Panama had a Luis Tejada goal controversially ruled offside as Los Canaleros nearly pulled their fifth point of the Hex. Panama faces the USMNT on Tuesday in Panama City.

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Molino fooled long time LA Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo with a low shot across the body. The Panama backstop couldn’t get low enough or far enough with his dive to stop the shot.

The win has T&T in fifth place on the Hex table, behind Honduras on goal differential and three points ahead of the last place USMNT.

The U.S. needs a two-goal win to pass T&T, and a three-goal win to climb above Honduras.

WATCH: Zaha drives Russia nuts with mazy dribble goal

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Wilfried Zaha combined balance, deft touch, and breakneck speed to score his first international goal for the Ivory Coast.

With his side leading Russia 1-0 on Friday, the Crystal Palace winger worked his way through four defenders before burying his shot.

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Zaha especially fooled with Ilya Kutepov, a harsh cut nearly tipping both to the field.

He’s just 24, and it seems much longer ago that he made his failed move to Manchester United in 2013.

Failed may be a rough verb considering it all contributed to making him the player he is for Crystal Palace and Ivory Coast today.

Everton loses Coleman to leg break on Ireland duty

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A horror tackle from Wales’ Neil Taylor snapped Seamus Coleman‘s leg in gruesome fashion on Friday.

Taylor was given a red card, and Coleman was stretched off the pitch in the 0-0 draw.

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Ireland manager Martin O’Neill confirmed what was apparent from the match replay: the Everton man has a broken ankle.

“It’s a bad break. He’s a fantastic player and character. It’s a major blow for the lad, his club and us.

“Apparently it wasn’t the best challenge in the world – I haven’t seen it. He’s gone to hospital. I saw his reaction immediately and it didn’t look good. He was holding is leg up and it didn’t look good.

This is not only awful for the player, but causes stress as Everton mounts its assault on the Top Six. The right back has also manned right mid for Ronald Koeman this season, and has four goals and four assists in 26 Premier League matches.

Mason Holgate, Muhamed Besic, and Phil Jagielka have played some right back for Everton, while Ramiro Funes Mori has deputized at left back.

Emotional McClean speaks after honoring deceased teammate (video)

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After wearing the No. 5 to honor of his recently deceased teammate, James McClean met with the media following Ireland’s 0-0 draw with Wales in World Cup qualifying on Friday.

McClean played with Ryan McBride at Derry City, and left Ireland camp to attend funeral services after McBride died following a match last weekend. McClean was also mourning the death of friend and Sinn Féin politician Martin McGuinness.

Throw in a gruesome injury to teammate Seamus Coleman and, in McClean’s words, “I’ve had better weeks”.

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McClean, 27, spoke with evident emotion following a Man of the Match turn in Ireland’s draw (video below).

“It was a really tough week. The lads here have been great. They rallied around me. The manager was first class as well. He let me go up to Derry there on Tuesday and say my goodbyes. It’s been a tough week with Seamus injury as well. It’d been nice if we had have got a win and ended on a positive note, but it wasn’t to be.

“(McBride and McGuinness) were going through my thoughts today. I wanted to put in a performance that would make them proud. In the national anthem and the moment’s applause, holding my wee girl, it was emotional but I tried to put that in the right way into my performance. Hopefully tonight I’ve done the lads proud.”