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Americans Abroad Weekend

78112036BL003_U_S_MNT_V_MEXNow that our Americans have returned to their clubs its time for some real seasons to start! Ives Galarcep has a list of the players in action this weekend outside of the MLS:

FRIDAY

Matt Taylor and FSV Frankfurt face SpVgg Greuther Feurth.

SATURDAY

Jozy Altidore and Hull City faces Chelsea.

Clint Dempsey, Eddie Johnson and Fulham face Portsmouth.

Brad Friedel, Brad Guzan, Eric Lichaj and Aston Villa face Wigan Athletic.

Jonathan Spector and West Ham United face Marcus Hahnemannand Wolves.

Tim Howard and Everton face Arsenal.

Charlie Davies and Sochaux face Bordeaux.

Steve Cherundolo and Hannover face Borussia Dortmund.

Kenny Cooper and 1860 Munich face Hansa Rostock

Jay DeMerit and Watford face Sheffield United.

Frank Simek and Sheffield Wednesday face Peterborough United.

Jemal Johnson and MK Dons face Swindon Town.

Mike Grella and Leeds face Jon-Paul Pittman Wycombe Wanderers

Zak Whitbread and Millwall face Carlisle United.

Ian Joyce and Southend face Walsall.

Maurice Edu, DaMarcus Beasley and Rangers face Falkirk.

Benny Feilhaber and Jeremiah White and AGF Aarhus face FC Copenhagen.

Michael Parkhurst and FC Nordsjaelland face Koge.

Marcus Tracy and AaB face Sonderjyske.

Mikkel Diskerud and Stabaek face Tromso.

Jose Francisco Torres and Pachuca face Michael Orozco and San Luis.

Jesus Padilla and Chivas de Guadalajara face Queretaro.

SUNDAY

Michael Bradley and Borussia Moenchengladbach face Hertha Berlin.

Carlos Bocanegra and Rennes face Nice.

Luis Robles and Kaiserslautern face Ahlen.

David Yelldell and TUS Koblenz face Arminia Bielefeld.

Troy Perkins and Valarenga face Lillestrom.

Marco Vidal and Indios face Morelia.

Edgar Castillo and Tigres face UNAM Pumas.

MONDAY

Kamani Hill and Guimaraes face Vitoria Setubal.

Dan Califf and FC Midtjylland face Odense BK.

Alejandro Bedoya and Orebro SK face Djurgarden.

Who are you most excited to see this weekend? Personally I can’t wait for Chelsea to play Hull City (hopefully on ESPN) tomorrow at 10am eastern.  His first game, hopefully lots of playing time, vs a favorite of many to win the EPL and possibly the Champions League as well.

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ESPN to show Jozy/EPL?

epl_logo_2EPL Talk is reporting that ESPN may have reached a deal with the EPL to show two games a week on ESPN here in the US.

“ESPN has acquired the TV rights to two of the weekly Premier League slots on US television for the 2009-2010 season. Beginning on August 15, 2009, each week ESPN will feature the 7:45am ET Saturday game and the 3pm ET Monday game.”

The first game to be shown by ESPN? Presumably Chelsea v Hull City on August 15th, Jozy Altidore’s first game in the EPL for Hull.  There will also be games featuring teams with American players including: Fulham (Clint Dempsey and Eddie Johnson), Aston Villa (Fridel, Guzan), Everton (Tim Howard) on the prospective schedule.

However ESPN’s Ives Galarcep says not to get too excited yet as the deal is in the works and not yet official.

“UPDATE-Sources tell me no deal is finalized yet, but that talks are underway. In other words, you might want to hold off on the celebration until something official is announced.”

Hopefully this works out becuase it would be great to see Americans suceeding with their European Club teams, especially as it seems that more and more players are entering the top European Leagues.

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