By FRANCO PANIZO
The quest for European glory continues for several Americans Abroad on Thursday, as the second round of Group Stage games in the Europa League gets underway.
After drawing last week, Clint Dempsey will look to help Fulham get its first win in Group K when the Cottagers take on Odense BK. Dempsey should start and a strong performance by him would go a long way in helping Fulham defeat the group leaders.
Oguchi Onyewu is also likely to earn a start when Sporting Lisbon faces Lazio in Group D action. Onyewu, who has been in fine form as of late, will have the tough task of trying to shutdown the likes of Djibril Cisse and Miroslav Klose as Sporting Lisbon looks to remain atop the group.
Here's who the Americans Abroad play in the Europa League on Thursday:
- Brad Friedel and Tottenham Hotspur play Shamrock.
- Steve Cherundolo and Hannover 96 play Vorskla.
- Oguchi Onyewu and Sporting Lisbon play Lazio.
- Jozy Altidore and AZ Alkmaar play FC Metalist Kharkiv.
- Jonathan Spector and Birmingham play NK Maribor.
- Dominic Cervi and Celtic play Udinese.
- Jermaine Jones and Schalke 04 play Maccabi Haifa.
- Clint Dempsey and Fulham play Odense BK.
- Sacha Kljestan and RSC Anderlecht play Lokomotiv Moscow.
Which match are you most looking forward to? Think Dempsey and Fulham will topple Odense? Expecting Onyewu to help Sporting Lisbon to another win?
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