The new European season starts early for three Americans who will be competing in the Europa League. Dion Acoff
(Valur), Nermin Crnkic
(FK Sarajevo) and Aaron Schoenfeld
Tel Aviv) enter in the first qualifying round, which begins next Thursday.
They are among nine players -- four in the Champions League and five in the Europa League -- slated to take part
in UEFA's two competitions. 2017-18 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Second qualifying round (July 11-12, July 18-19):
(IFK Mariehamn, Finland)
Opponent: Legia Warsaw (Poland). Third qualifying round (July 25-26, Aug. 1-2):
(Club Brugge, Belgium)
Opponent: Legia Warsaw (Poland). Group stage (starts Sept. 12-13): Cameron
(Tottenham) Christian Pulisic
(Borussia Dortmund) 2017-18 EUROPA LEAGUE: First qualifying
round (June 29, July 6): Dion Acoff
Opponent: Ventspils (Latvia) Nermin Crnkic
(FK Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina)
Balti (Moldova) Aaron Schoenfeld
(Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel)
Opponent: Tirana (Albania).
Second qualifying round (July 13, July
Opponent: Vojvodina/Ruzomberok winner.Third qualifying round (July 27, Aug.