Multiple Americans across the European footballing world will surface at some point this weekend, full of appreciable soccer games.
After braving three consecutive league defeats, U.S. international Brad Guzan will stand tall between the pipes in hopes of busting recent misfortune for Premier League side Aston Villa.
Tim Howard, the main goalkeeper for the Stars and Stripes, did what was necessary to help Everton advance to the last 16 in Europa League competition vs. BSC Young Boys on Thursday. Can he and the Toffees endure a quick turnaround to challenge Arsene Wenger’s boys this weekend?
In England’s second-tier, Bolton’s “utility man” Tim Ream will aim to assist the Wanderers in their quest to regain winning form. The Championship outfit has lost three straight league contests.
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Over to France, midfielder Alejandro Bedoya, fresh off an extension at the month’s beginning, may miss out on gameday again with sickness.
Defender Timothy Chandler can start Eintracht Frankfurt’s Bundesliga fixture at home against Hamburger SV, following his substantial appearance in the squad’s last match—a 2-1 loss to Mainz 05.
Another notable American in the German league, youngster Julian Green, will probably not see any moments on the pitch for Hamburger, as he has not broke the roster since December 2014. He met with management this month, and his return to Bayern Munich, due to a lack of playing time, may be in order.
USMNT regular Geoff Cameron, having served his one-game suspension, is set to crack Stoke City’s starting XI for the third time in February. The former Houston Dynamo standout will face bottom-half dweller Hull City in a winnable test.