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Yanks excel in Europa League
September 29th, 2011 6:03PM

TAGS:  americans abroad, europa league


[AMERICANS ABROAD] It was quite a night for Americans in the Europa League. Jozy Altidore scored his seventh goal of the season for AZ, striking in the 26th minute of its 1-1 tie with FC Metalist Kharkiv of Ukraine, and six other Americans -- including Jermaine Jones -- played in winning efforts on Thursday.

Sacha Kljestan, Steve Cherundolo, Jonathan Spector and Clint Dempsey all won on the road.

Oguchi Onyewu
started for Sporting in its 2-1 win over Lazio in Lisbon, and Jones returned to action for Schalke 04 as a late sub its 3-1 win over Maccabi Haifa.

Europa League:
Jozy Altidore (81 minutes, 1 goal), AZ, 1-1 vs. FC Metalist Kharkiv
Sacha Kljestan (90 minutes), Anderlecht, 2-0 at Lokomotiv Moscow
Jonathan Spector (90 minutes), Birmingham City, 2-1 at NK Maribor
Jermaine Jones (sub: 14 minutes), Schalke 04, 3-1 vs. Maccabi Haifa
Clint Dempsey (90 minutes), Fulham, 2-0 at OB
Steve Cherundolo (90 minutes), Hannover 96, 2-1 at Vorskla
Oguchi Onyewu (90 minutes), Sporting, 2-1 vs. Lazio

Altidore goal:

  1. F. Kirk Malloy
    commented on: September 29, 2011 at 8:13 p.m.
    Composed. Quick feet. Far post. Clinical. Seventh of the season. Looking forward to next for USMNT!
  1. Gil Ramirez
    commented on: September 29, 2011 at 11:03 p.m.
    Well, the center back was caught up napping though. Still a very clinical finish. I hope the roll continues for a while in league, Euro and USMNT play.
  1. Roger Sokol
    commented on: September 30, 2011 at 2:34 a.m.
    Great to see Jozy getting the pitch time to gain experience and mature as a player. He's apparently done well enough with AZ to play a lot. The thing I noticed was his lurking in an onside position and not breaking too quickly toward goal. Also, great to see Gooch getting playing time with Sporting, too.
  1. Bill Lanagan
    commented on: September 30, 2011 at 9:52 a.m.
    Gil, isn't that the point of a good forward to catch the center back napping while getting behind the other D? I'm just glad his movement up front seems to have improved dramatically, he is actually running off the ball.

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