[AMERICANS ABROAD]Aron Johannsson, whose 21 goals put him in contention to challenge Jozy Altidore's American record for the most goals scored by an American in one season in a top flight European league, is doubtful for AZ's Eredivisie match Sunday after leaving Tuesday's game against Vitesse with a groin injury.
Johannsson had scored his 21st goal -- and 13th in the Eredivisie -- and fed the pass that was put in the Vitesse goal for an own goal in AZ's 2-0 win before leaving the game at the half.
Matches to watch:
Tijuana-Monterrey (Edgar Castillo, Joe Corona and Herculez Gomez back on Friday night), ESPN Deportes, Azteca America, 10:30 p.m. ET.
Nuremberg-Bayern Munich (Timmy Chandler in the Fränkisch-Bairisches derby), Gol TV, 9:30 am ET.
Sunderland-Hull City (Jozy Altidore against his old EPL team), NBC Sports Live Extra, 10 am ET.
JOHNSON ON MOVE.Fabian Johnson will be leaving Hoffenheim on a free transfer after the season.
“We’ve fought for Fabian’s signature since the summer, but he has decided to leave us,” Coach Markus Gisdol said on Thursday.
The 26-year-old Johnson is expected to fins suitors in the Bundesliga, where he has played 89 games in five seasons, three at Hoffenheim and two at Wolfsburg. He is recovering from a broken hand that kept him out of last weekend's match.
Soccer on TV:Weekend Schedule
U.S. World Cup Contenders:
Brad Guzan, Aston Villa (England), vs. West Ham United
Tim Howard, Everton (England), at Tottenham
Edgar Castillo, Tijuana (Mexico), vs. Monterrey
John Brooks, Hertha Berlin (Germany), at Hamburg
Geoff Cameron, Stoke City (England), at Southampton
Timmy Chandler, Nuremberg (Germany), vs. Bayern Munich
Eric Lichaj, Nottingham Forest (England), at Blackpool
Oguchi Onyewu, Sheffield Wed. (England D2), at Reading
Tim Ream, Bolton Wanderers (England D2), vs. Bournemouth
DaMarcus Beasley, Puebla (Mexico), vs. Guadalajara
Steven Cherundolo, Hannover 96 (Germany), at Schalke 04
Michael Orozco, Puebla (Mexico), vs. Guadalajara
Jermaine Jones, Besiktas (Turkey), at Gaziantepspor
Joe Corona, Tijuana (Mexico), vs. Monterrey
Stuart Holden, Bolton Wanderers (England D2), vs. Bournemouth
Fabian Johnson, Hoffenheim (Germany), at Freiburg
Sacha Kljestan, Anderlecht (Belgium), at Courtrai
Brek Shea, Barnsley (England D2), vs. Ipswich Town
Jose Torres, Tigres (Mexico), vs. Santos
Danny Williams, Reading (England D2), vs. Sheffield Wed.
Alejandro Bedoya, Nantes (France), vs. Lyon
Mikkel Diskerud, Rosenborg (Norway)
Josh Gatt, Molde (Norway)
Herculez Gomez, Tijuana (Mexico), vs. Monterrey
Jozy Altidore, Sunderland (England), vs. Hull City
Terrence Boyd, Rapid Vienna (Austria), vs. Austria Vienna
Aron Johannsson, AZ (Netherlands), at Go Ahead Eagles
Juan Agudelo, FC Utrecht (Netherlands), vs. RKC
Clint Dempsey, Fulham (England), at Man. United
Bobby Wood, 1860 Munich (Germany D2), vs. Fortuna Duesseldorf