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USMNT midweek viewing guide: Unstoppable force, immovable object

Can Matthew Hoppe continue his blazing form against John Brooks and Wolfsburg?

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Midweek is here, and it is chock full of soccer action!


  • Werder Bremen v Greuther Fürth - 2:45p: Josh Sargent faces Julian Green in the DFB Pokal; Green has scored in 3 straight matches.
  • Borussia Dortmund v SC Paderborn - 2:45p on ESPN Deportes, ESPN3: Gio Reyna and Dortmund face second-tier side Paderborn in the third round of the DFB Pokal.
  • Inter Milan v Juventus - 2:45p on ESPN+, fuboTV: Weston McKennie and Juve face Inter in the first leg of the Coppa semi-final.

Also in action:

  • Pisa v Frosinone - 8a: Andrija Novakovich went 90’ in the scoreless draw this morning.
  • Galatasaray v Basaksehir - 11a on beIN SPORTS: DeAndre Yedlin is not in the squad for Galatasaray this morning, after just arriving on a transfer from Newcastle.
  • Wolverhampton v Arsenal - 1p on NBCSN, fuboTV: Folarin Balogun and Owen Otasowie’s clubs go head to head.
  • Millwall v Norwich City - 1p: Sebastian Soto is with Norwich City for the first time, after they recalled him from his loan to Telstar SC. Don’t expect him to play in this one, as he went 90’ with Norwich’s U23’s yesterday.
  • MK Dons v Sunderland - 1:30p: Lynden Gooch has subbed in to the last two Sunderland matches after missing time due to covid. They face MK Dons in the EFL Trophy.
  • Bournemouth v Sheffield Wednesday - 2p: Cameron Carter-Vickers has stayed on the bench for Bournemouth’s last 2 matches, after they shifted from a back 3 to a back 4.
  • Coventry City v Nottingham Forest - 2p: Alex Mighten has subbed on for Forest the last 2 times out, after starting the previous 2.
  • Rotherham United v Derby County - 2p: Matt Olosunde has started all 5 games at RWB for Rotherham so far in the new year.
  • SM Caen v Valenciennes - 2p: Gioacchini picked up a red card for a coming together with the ‘keeper last time out, I expect he will be suspended for today’s action.
  • Lommel United v KV Kortrijk - 2p: Brendan Hines-Ike could get Belgian Cup action.
  • Kilmarnock v Celtic FC - 2:45p on ESPN+: Cameron Harper could see time for Celtic.


  • RB Leipzig v VfL Bochum - 12:30p: Tyler Adams and Leipzig face second-tier Bochum in the DFB Pokal third round.
  • VfL Wolfsburg v Schalke 04 - 12:30p on ESPN3: It’s Yank-on-Yank violence as John Brooks and Wolfsburg attempt to stop Matthew Hoppe and Schalke in the DFB Pokal.
  • Granada v FC Barcelona - 3p on ESPN+: Sergiño Dest is back in training after missing time due to injury, and could play in this Copa del Rey match. Konrad has been in the squad, but not gotten much run recently.

Also in action:

  • Sivasspor v Erzurum BB - 5:30a: There’s a chance Tyler Boyd could debut with his new club at this ungodly hour of the morning.
  • Odense BK v Lyngby - 12p: Emmanuel Sabbi and Odense face the bottom side in Denmark’s top tier.
  • FC Zurich v BSC Young Boys - 12:15p: Jordan Siebatcheu and first-place Young Boys take on third-place FC Zurich.
  • Burnley v Manchester City - 1p on fuboTV, UNIVERSO: Zack Steffen and Man City are top of the Premier League table; they face Burnley, who are 16th and lost their last two.
  • Fulham v Leicester City - 1p: Fulham hasn’t won an EPL match since November; Antonee Robinson and Tim Ream face a Leicester side that has won 3 straight.
  • Bordeaux v LOSC Lille - 1p on beIN SPORTS: Tim Weah and Lille have pulled ahead of PSG and Lyon to the top of Ligue 1; they need all 3 points against 10th-place Bordeaux.
  • Motherwell v Dundee United - 1p: Ian Harkes and Dillon Powers face Motherwell in a mid-table clash; Harkes scored a lovely goal last week.
  • Club Brugge v Olsa Brakel - 1:30p: #HorvathWatch continues. Could his misery be over in the summer?
  • Lokeren-temse v Sint-Truiden - 2p: Chris Durkin could see Belgian cup action.
  • Waasland-Beveren v KV Oostende - 2p: Joe Efford’s club also has a Belgian cup match, against fellow first-tier KV Oostende.
  • Jahn Regensburg v FC Koln - 2:45p: Jann George and Regensburg face a big task with their DFB Pokal match against Koln.
  • VfB Stuttgart v Borussia Monchengladbach on ESPN3 - 2:45p: Joe Scally’s side faces Stuttgart in the DFB Pokal.


  • Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea FC - 3p: Spurs and Christian Pulisic’s Chelsea are even on points, sitting in 6th and 7th, as the Thomas Tuchel era continues in London.

Also in action:

  • FC Liefering v Grazer AK - 9a: 17-year-old Swiss dual-national CB Bryan Okoh could be in action, as his club Liefering play a friendly match.
  • Trabzonspor v Denizlispor - 11a on fuboTV, Fanatiz USA: Mix Diskerud could make his first ever Denizlispor appearance, bringing his hair to yet another fanbase across Europe.
  • FC Midtjylland v SonderjyskE - 12p on ESPN+: Haji Wright and SonderjyskE face a big task in league leaders Midtjylland.
  • Athletico Paranaense v Internacional - 7p: Johnny Cardoso subbed on for Internacional last time out, and made sub appearances in 2 of their 3 previous matches, as well.
  • Atletico San Luis v Club Tijuana - 8p on fuboTV, TUDN USA: Ventura Alvarado started for San Luis last week as they faced León.
  • Querétaro v Pachuca - 10p on fuboTV, TUDN USA: US U23-eligible winger Joe Gallardo has only missed one match since signing with Querétaro, subbing on in their last 3 games.

That’s it! Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments below. Let’s see who impresses this week!