Of the seven Americans to play Thursday in UEFA Cup action, only three survived to reach the group stage. Ramiro Corrales and Danny Califf had reason to celebrate, as did Tim Howard after a dangerous trip to Ukraine. But Oguchi Onyewu saw red at Standard Liege, and Brad Friedel's Blackburn Rovers quickly exited from the UEFA Cup. Heavy losses end the European campaigns of Michael Bradley and Charlie Davies.
Michael Bradley (90 minutes)
Helsingborg 5 *Heerenveen 1
Helsingborg wins 8-6 on aggregate
Helsingborg came back after giving up five goals two weeks ago at Heerenveen.
Danny Califf (90 minutes)
*AaB 0 Sampdoria 0
Aggregate: 2-2; AaB wins on away goals
Califf captained the Danish club in the series upset.
Ramiro Corrales (90 minutes)
Club Bruges 1 *Brann 2
Aggregate: 2-2; Brann wins on away goals
Corrales earned a yellow card in the first half.
Charlie Davies (sub-11 minutes)
Braga 4 *Hammarby 0
Braga wins 5-2 on aggregate
Brad Friedel (90 minutes)
*Blackburn Rovers 2 Larissa 1
Larissa wins 3-2 on aggregate
Having won, 2-0, at home, the Greek club put the series away on Cleyton's first half goal.
Tim Howard (90 minutes)
Metalist Kharkiv 2 *Everton 3
Everton wins 4-3 on aggregate
Howard didn't play two weeks ago when the Ukrainian club earned a 1-1 tie at Goodison Park.
Oguchi Onyewu (40 minutes-red card)
*Standard Liege 1 Zenit St. Petersburg 1
Zenit St. Petersburg wins 4-1 on aggregate
Onyewu was sent off in the 40th minute after picking up his second yellow card of the game.