Brad Guzan tests his mettle against Chelsea this weekendActivity has tapered off in Europe as many leagues head into a brief winter respite, but there's still action to be seen from several U.S. players abroad, including some head-to-head matchups and a couple games against the big boys of Europe.
This afternoon, Jozy Altidore looks to continue his scoring pace when AZ hosts second-place Twente Enschede (2 2 p.m., ESPN3)
Saturday sees the Premier League remain in full swing, and Clint Dempsey and Spurs host Geoff Cameron, Maurice Edu and Stoke City at White Hart Lane (foxsoccerplus, foxsoccer2go, 10 a.m.). Tim Howard travels with Everton south to London to take on West Ham United (foxsoccer2go, 10 a.m. – FOX Soccer, 4:30 p.m.).
In Spain, Oguchi Onyewu gets a Christmas sendoff against Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid (beIN SPORT, 1:55 p.m.). Over in Italy, Michael Bradley and Roma welcome perennial powerhouse AC Milan to Stadio Olimpico, the teams separated by one spot in the Serie A table (beIN SPORT, 4 p.m.).
[FONT=Helvetica Neue, serif]On Sunday, Brad Guzan's fine form will be tested when Aston Villa hosts Chelsea [/FONT](FOX Soccer, 10:30 a.m.).