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Brooks looks to make Bundesliga debut
August 8th, 2013 10:07PM

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[AMERICANS ABROAD] The weekend before U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann announces his roster for Wednesday's Bosnia-USA friendly in Sarajevo marks the kickoff to the German Bundesliga and features several big games involving players whom Klinsmann might call up.

John Brooks, the 20-year-old Hertha Berlin defender who is expected to get his first U.S. callup, will hope to make his Bundesliga debut against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

Timmy Chandler (Nuremberg) and Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim) will face off on Saturday, while Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04) plays against Hamburg on Sunday.

Icelandic-American Aron Johannsson, whose callup is dependent upon getting the green light from FIFA, has a big game scheduled for Sunday as AZ hosts Dutch champion Ajax. Terrence Boyd's Rapid Vienna hosts Austria Vienna in a derby match.

In Mexico, Tijuana with its heavy American contingent is again in action on Friday night as it faces UNAM. Teenager Paul Arriola earned his first start in midweek Concacaf Champions League action after twice assisting on goals off the bench in league play.

MIDWEEK WRAP. Terrence Boyd played the whole game in Rapid Vienna's 3-1 win over Greece's Asteras Tripolis to advance in Europa League qualifying. Conor O'Brien came off the bench for FC Nordsjaelland in its 5-0 loss at Zenit St. Petersburg that knocked the Danish club out of UEFA Champions League qualifying.



WEEKEND SCHEDULE:
Austria (Bundesliga)
Terrence Boyd, Rapid Vienna, vs. Austria Vienna (Sunday)

Belgium (Jupiler League)
Sacha Kljestan, Anderlecht, vs. Gent (Sunday)

Brazil (Campeonato Brasileiro)
Freddy Adu, Bahia, vs. Gremio (Sunday)

Denmark (Superligaen)
Babajide Ogunbiyi, Viborg, vs. Brondby (Friday)
Conor O'Brien, FC Nordsjaelland, vs. FC Copenhagen (Sunday)

England (League Championship)
Stuart Holden, Bolton Wanderers, Reading (Saturday)
Eric Lichaj, Nottingham Forest, at Blackburn Rovers (Saturday)
Will Packwood, Birmingham City, at Yeovil Town (Saturday)
Tim Ream, Bolton Wanderers, Reading (Saturday)
Jonathan Spector, Birmingham City, at Yeovil Town (Saturday)
Zak Whitbread, Leicester City, vs. Leeds United (Sunday)
Danny Williams, Reading, at Bolton Wanderers (Saturday)

Finland (Veikkausliiga)
Mike Banner, FF Jaro, at JJK Jyvaskyla (Saturday)
Giuseppe Funicello, FF Jaro, at JJK Jyvaskyla (Saturday)
Jonathan Okafor, MYPA, at KPS (Sunday)
Jordan Seabrook, VPS, vs FC Lahti (Sunday)
Karsten Smith, VPS, vs FC Lahti (Sunday)
Etchu Tabe, KuPS, vs. MYPA (Sunday)

France (Ligue 1)
Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), vs. Bastia (Saturday)

Germany (Bundesliga 1)
John Brooks, Hertha Berlin, vs. Eintracht Frankfurt (Saturday)
Timmy Chandler, Nuremberg, at Hoffenheim (Saturday)
Steven Cherundolo, Hannover 96, vs. Wolfsburg (Saturday)
Fabian Johnson, Hoffenheim, vs. Nuremberg (Saturday)
Jermaine Jones, Schalke 04, vs. Hamburg (Sunday)
Michael Parkhurst, Augsburg, vs Bor. Dortmund (Saturday)
David Yelldell, Bayer Leverkusen, vs. Freiburg (Saturday)

Germany (Bundesliga 2)
Alfredo Morales, Ingolstadt FC, vs. Karlsruhe (Saturday)
Bobby Wood, 1860 Munich, at Fortuna Duesseldorf (Friday)
Andrew Wooten, Sandhausen, vs. Energie Cottbus (Sunday)

Mexico (Liga MX, Apertura)
Paul Arriola, Tijuana, vs. UNAM (Friday)
DaMarcus Beasley, Puebla, vs. Veracruz (Sunday)
Jonathan Bornstein, Tigres, vs. Monterrey (Saturday)
Edgar Castillo, Tijuana, vs. UNAM (Friday)
Joe Corona, Tijuana, vs. UNAM (Friday)
Greg Garza, Tijuana, vs. UNAM (Friday)
Herculez Gomez, Tijuana, vs. UNAM (Friday)
Alonso Hernandez, Monterrey, at Tigres (Saturday)
Michael Orozco Fiscal, Puebla, vs. Veracruz (Sunday)
Jose Torres, Tigres, vs. Monterrey (Saturday)

Netherlands (Eredivisie)
Aron Johannsson, AZ, vs. Ajax (Saturday)

Norway (Tippeligaen)
Steve Clark, Honefoss, at Haugesund (Sunday)
Mikkel Diskerud, Rosenborg-no game.
Josh Gatt, Molde, at Sogndal (Sunday)

Sweden (Allsvenskan)
Brian Span, Djurgarden, at Brommapojkarna (Saturday)


2 comments
  1. Robert Williams
    commented on: August 9, 2013 at 11:14 a.m.
    Forgot to mention the best young American player playing in bundesliga 2, Joseph Gyau. Plays for saint poli!
  1. Paul Estrada
    commented on: August 9, 2013 at 2:10 p.m.
    Wasn't Gyau on loan from Hoffenheim? He didn't see a lot of time with St. Pauli. Not sure what his situation is now.

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