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USMNT midweek viewing guide: Everything to play for

This week will determine whether Pulisic and Musah advance in Champions League, Europa League, or drop out of European competition altogether.

AC Milan Training Session And Press Conference - UEFA Champions League 2023/24 Photo by Claudio Villa/AC Milan via Getty Images

Midweek USMNT action is here. Let’s get into it!

Monday

  • Rayo Vallecano vs Celta Vigo, 3p on ESPN Deportes, ESPN+ (free trial), Fubo: Luca de la Torre and Celta’s last La Liga win came on September 1.

Tuesday

  • PSV vs Arsenal, 12:45p on Paramount+, TUDN USA, UniMás, Fubo (free trial), Univision NOW, ViX: Ricardo Pepi, Sergiño Dest, Malik Tillman, and PSV have already clinched a spot in the Champions League knockout round, thanks in large part to Pepi’s game-winner against Sevilla. Arsenal have clinched the top spot in the group. PSV boss Peter Bosz has already confirmed Tillman will start.
  • Union Berlin vs Real Madrid, 3p on Paramount+, Galavision, Fubo, Univision NOW, ViX: Brenden Aaronson and Union Berlin are last in Champions League Group C, but if they somehow beat Real Madrid, they could potentially make it into Europa League. Madrid have already clinched top of the group.

Also in action:

  • Huddersfield vs Preston, 2:45p: Duane Holmes and Preston play Holmes’ old club Huddersfield away in the Championship.

Wednesday

  • Borussia Dortmund vs PSG, 3p on Paramount+, TUDN USA, Fubo, Univision USA, ViX: Gio Reyna and BVB are 3 points clear atop Champions League Group F, and a win or draw over PSG would secure first place in the group.
  • Newcastle United vs AC Milan, 3p on Paramount+, ViX: Christian Pulisic, Yunus Musah, and Milan are last in a very tight Group F. A win will get them into Europa League. A win and a PSG loss would see them through to the Champions League knockout rounds.

Also in action:

  • Coventry vs Southampton, 2:45p: Haji Wright and Coventry are at home in Championship action.
  • QPR vs Plymouth Argyle, 2:45p: Reggie Cannon and QPR host Plymouth Argyle in the Championship.
  • Celtic vs Feyenoord, 3p on Paramount+, ViX: Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic have already been eliminated, even from Europa League contention. This will be the best club opponent CCV faces for 9 months unless he leaves Celtic.
  • Antwerp vs Barcelona, 3p: Sam Vines is not eligible for Champions League due to a clerical error (he also hasn’t played for the club since September 3 due to injury).

Thursday

  • Legia Warsaw vs AZ, 12:45p on Paramount+, ViX: Djordje Mihailovic and AZ need to beat Legia on the road to advance out of Conference League Group E.
  • Aberdeen vs Eintracht Frankfurt, 12:45p on Paramount+, ViX: Paxten Aaronson and Frankfurt have already clinched second in the Conference League group (knockout round playoffs) and cannot improve their position. Dante Polvara and Aberdeen are already eliminated.
  • Tigres vs América, 4p: Alex Zendejas and Club América play in the first leg (away) in the Liga MX Apertura final. TV details not available at time of publishing.

Also in action:

  • LASK Linz vs Toulouse, 12:45p on Paramount+, ViX: George Bello and LASK Linz are last in Europa League Group E. A win and a Union St-Gilloise loss would get them into Conference League.
  • Genk vs Čukarički, 12:45p on Paramount+, ViX: Mark McKenzie and Genk need a win and a Ferencváros loss to emerge from Conference League Group F.

Friday

  • Mönchengladbach vs Werder Bremen, 2:30p on ESPN+: Jordan Pefok, Joe Scally, and Gladbach host Bremen in the Bundesliga.
  • Genoa vs Juventus, 2:45p on Paramount+: Weston McKennie and Juve travel to Genoa in Serie A.
  • Nottingham Forest vs Tottenham, 3p on USA, Universo, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, Fubo, Sling: Matt Turner has regained his starting spot with Forest, and will face Spurs in Premier League action.
  • Monaco vs Lyon, 3p on beIN Sports USA, beIN Sports en Español, Fubo, Sling, Fanatiz: Folarin Balogun and Monaco host Lyon in Ligue 1.

Also in action:

  • Schalke vs Greuther Fürth, 12:30p on ESPN+: Julian Green, Maxi Dietz, and Fürth go on the road vs Schalke in the 2. Bundesliga.
  • Westerlo vs Eupen, 2:45p: Bryan Reynolds, Griffin Yow, and Westerlo welcome Gaga Slonina and Eupen for this Belgium first division match.

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