American Exports: Weekend preview

AMSTERDAM – With another busy weekend for Americans in Europe ahead, it's time to help plan those pub visits by showcasing the tastiest relevant matches on tap.

Bundesliga

[inline_node:316502]Hannover 96 vs. Borussia Dortmund

Saturday, 9:30 a.m. ET on Dish German Sports

Americans: DaMarcus Beasley, Steve Cherundolo (H96)

If Cherundolo and the '96ers hope to continue in the upper reaches of the table, they need a win against the league leaders. Making matters trickier, Dortmund have scored 29 goals on their last 12 visits to Hannover, losing just twice in that span. With several players ruled out of the Reds’ left side and midfield, Beasley could see increased action this weekend.

English Premier League

Fulham vs. Aston Villa

Saturday 11 a.m. ET on Fox Soccer Plus

Americans: Clint Dempsey, Eddie Johnson (FUL); Brad Friedel, Brad Guzan, Eric Lichaj (AV)

Friedel has blanked the Cottagers in three of the last four meetings and has never been scored upon in the league by sure starter Dempsey. Johnson seems removed from the Fulham forward rotation for the moment, while Guzan and Lichaj are likely spectators. Villa, who haven't scored in 344 EPL minutes, are missing the strike trio of Gabriel Agbonlahor, John Carew and Emile Heskey, plus playmaker Stiliyan Petrov.

[inline_node:321107]Blackpool vs. Everton

Saturday 11 a.m. ET on Fox Soccer Plus

American: Tim Howard (EVE)

With view of the European places, Everton head to nearby Blackpool with a five-game unbeaten run, during which Howard has leaked just a single goal. The teams have not met in league play since 1971, but once upon a time it was a fairly even rivalry. The hosts are largely fit, while Everton remain without engines Marouane Fellaini, Leon Osman and Jack Rodwell.

Jupiler League

Anderlecht vs. Club Brugge

Sunday, noon ET

American: Sacha Kljestan (AND)

Kljestan gets his first taste of perhaps the biggest traditional grudge match in Belgium this week. Les Mauves have suddenly won four straight at home by a combined 13-0 count, while Club have not won at the Constant Vanden Stock in the last seven tries. Anderlecht are now missing star man Mbark Boussoufa, while the visitors will be without starting netminder Stijn Stijnen and perhaps also handyman Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe.

Best of the rest

Bundesliga: Borussia Mönchengladbach (Michael Bradley) vs. Bayern Munich - Sat. 10:30 a.m. ET on ESPN3.com/Dish German Sports

Bundesliga: Eintracht Frankfurt (Ricardo Clark) vs. Wolfsburg - Sat. 10:30 a.m. ET on Dish German Sports

EPL: Bolton (Stuart Holden) vs. Tottenham - Sat. 8:45 a.m. ET on ESPN2

EPL: Manchester United vs. Wolverhampton (Marcus Hahnemann) - Sat. 11 a.m. ET on Fox Soccer Channel

La Liga: Villarreal (Jozy Altidore) vs. Athletic Bilbao - Sun. 11 a.m. ET on GolTV


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