Americans Abroad preview: Howard and Guzan face Manchester opposition


It’s a big day in the Premier League for our Americans overseas, with both Tim Howard and Brad Guzan facing off against clubs from Manchester.

Tim Howard and Everton host Manchester United at Goodison Park, as Howard takes on the club that gave him his start in the Premier League.

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Fellow goalkeeper Brad Guzan travels to Manchester for a clash with City, as his Aston Villa side look to continue their strong run of form.

Geoff Cameron and Stoke City host Sunderland, and DeAndre Yedlin could get some minutes for Tottenham against Saints, as Kyle Walker has been ruled out with injury.

Over in Germany, Fabian Johnson’s Borussia Monchengladbach hosts Wolfsburg in a top-four matchup. Wolfsburg sits second on the table, and Monchengladbach could slide into third place with a win. Timmy Chandler and Frankfurt also have a tough matchup, hosting Jurgen Klopp and Borussia Dortmund.

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Hertha Berlin is unbeaten in seven matches with John Brooks holding down the back line, helping keep five clean sheets over the run. Unfortunately for Brooks, his side travels to Allianz Arena for a matchup with the mighty Bayern Munich.

Alejandro Bedoya and Nantes will look to build on their big win over Marseille when they travel to Toulouse in Ligue 1 play.

In the Eredivisie, Aron Johansson should get his third straight start when AZ Alkmaar travels to FC Twente, and FC Utrecht’s Rubio Rubin will be keen to get a win against struggling Go Ahead Eagles.