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USMNT weekend viewing guide: Defending the world’s best

Chris Richards and Auston Trusty have their work cut out for them as they meet Man City and Chelsea in the Premier League this weekend.

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The weekend is here, and with it comes a flurry of USMNT action. Let’s get into it!


  • Augsburg vs Borussia Dortmund, 9:30a on ESPN+ (free trial): Gio Reyna and BVB play on the road in the Bundesliga.
  • Manchester City vs Crystal Palace, 10a on USA, UNIVERSO, Telemundo, Fubo (free trial), Sling TV: Chris Richards and Palace visit Man City in the Premier League. Richards has been starting at defensive midfield for Palace; he’ll have a serious job to do if he gets the nod against City.
  • Chelsea vs Sheffield United, 10a on Peacock: Auston Trusty and Sheffield visit Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in EPL play.
  • Newcastle United vs Fulham, 10a on Peacock: Antonee Robinson and Fulham visit Newcastle in the Premier League. Tim Ream missed Fulham’s last outing due to a calf issue.

Also in action:

  • Celta Vigo vs Granada, 8a on ESPN Deportes, ESPN+, Fubo: Luca de la Torre and Celta Vigo attempt to climb up from La Liga’s relegation zone.
  • Venezia vs Sudtirol, 8a on Fox Soccer Plus, Fubo: Tanner Tessmann, Gianluca Busio, and Venezia continue their push for promotion from Serie B.
  • Bochum vs Union Berlin, 9:30a on ESPN+: Brenden Aaronson and Union visit Bochum in the Bundesliga.
  • Darmstadt vs Wolfsburg, 9:30a on ESPN+: Kevin Paredes hasn’t started for Wolfsburg since November’s international break. They’re on the road in this Bundesliga match.
  • Mainz vs Heidenheim, 9:30a on ESPN+: Lennard Maloney and Heidenheim visit Mainz in the Bundesliga.
  • Leeds United vs Coventry, 10a: Haji Wright and Coventry visit Brenden Aaronson’s parent club Leeds in Championship action.
  • Celtic vs Hearts, 10a: Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic are at home in Scottish Premiership play.
  • Palermo vs Pisa, 10:15a on FOX Deportes, Fox Soccer Plus, Fubo: Kristoffer Lund and Palermo host Pisa in Serie B.
  • Utrecht vs Waalwijk, 10:30a: Taylor Booth and Utrecht welcome Waalwijk for this Eredivisie match.
  • Le Havre vs Nice, 11a on beIN Sports USA, beIN Sports en Español, Fubo, Sling, Fanatiz: Emmanuel Sabbi and Le Havre host Nice in Ligue 1.
  • RB Leipzig vs Hoffenheim, 12:30p on ESPN+: John Brooks and Hoffenheim meet a Leipzig, who are in the running for the Bundesliga title.
  • Standard Liège vs Charleroi, 2:45p on ESPN+: Marlon Fossey and Standard are at home in Belgium’s top tier.
  • Heerenveen vs Volendam, 3p: Zach Booth, Deron Payne, and Volendam visit Heerenveen in the Eredivisie.
  • Mirándes vs Albacete, 3p: Jonathan Gómez looks to continue his encouraging run with Mirándes in La Liga 2 this season.


  • AC Milan vs Monza, 6:30a on Paramount+: The early morning viewing pits Christian Pulisic, Yunus Musah, and Milan against Monza at home in Serie A.
  • AZ Alkmaar vs PSV, 2p on ESPN+: Sergiño Dest, Ricardo Pepi, Malik Tillman, and PSV visit Djordje Mihailovic and AZ in the Eredivisie.
  • América vs Tigres, 8:30p on TUDN, Univision USA, Fubo, ViX: Alejandro Zendejas and América look to lift the Liga MX trophy. América tied Tigres 1-1 on the road in the first leg. Now they return home, where a win will see them crowned Apertura champions.

Also in action:

  • Dinamo Zagreb vs Hajduk Split, 11:15a: Rokas Pukštas and Split visit heavyweights Zagreb in Croatia’s first division.
  • Leverkusen vs Eintracht Frankfurt, 11:30a on ESPN+: Paxten Aaronson and Frankfurt meet Xabi Alonso’s Leverkusen (who lead the Bundesliga) on the road.
  • Genk vs Kortrijk, 1:15p: Mark McKenzie and Genk are at home in this Belgian top-tier match.


No USMNT players in action.

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