Welcome to another weekend of soccering. With less than two weeks remaining until the United States finish off World Cup qualifying with the two most important matches in recent memory, the guys attempt to get in peak form. This weekend offers a rather tasty Yank vs. Yank match-up in the Bundesliga as Christian Pulisic’s Borussia Dortmund host Fabian Johnson and BMG.
Pulisic, fresh off celebrating his 19th nameday with his second league goal of the season, will hopefully see another start in this one. Oh yeah, and apparently he’s been named the 11th best U-21 player in the world by L’Equipe. Not too shabby...
Fabian Johnson has yet to start a league match this season, making two substitute appearances in Gladbach’s first four matches. The self-proclaimed-winger-who-is-better-at-left-back will have an interesting road to Orlando. After an unimpressive match against Costa Rica and being left out of the lineup against Honduras, how will Bruce Arena deploy him in October? We won’t learn the answer to this question today, but it’s something to ponder as we watch this hopefully entertaining match.
How to Watch
Kickoff Time: 12:30 p.m. ET, 9:30 a.m. PT
Available TV: FOX Sports 2
Available Streams: Fox Sports Go, fuboTV (free trial)
- Hoffenheim vs. Schalke (McKennie) — Saturday, 9:30 a.m., FS2
- Brighton vs. Newcastle United (Yedlin) — Sunday, 11:00 a.m., NBCSN
- Portland Timbers vs. Orlando City — Sunday, 8:00 p.m., FS1