[AMERICANS ABROAD]The three Americans in Europa League action on Thursday all won: Sasha Kljestan (Anderlecht),Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04) andOguchi Onyewu (Sporting Lisbon). For more on Americans abroad ...
Sporting clinched first place in Group D with its 2-0 win over FC Zurich in Lisbon.
Schalke also wrapped up the group title in Group J with its 2-1 win over Steaua Bucharest
Following its 2-1 at AEK Athens, Anderlecht maintained its three-point lead over Lokomotiv Moscow and will clinch first place with no worse than a one-goal defeat in Brussels when they meet Dec. 14.