[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.
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