The UEFA Cup was in full swing on Thursday and several key U.S. national team players took part in the action. Headlining the group were goalkeeper Tim Howard and defenders Oguchi Onyewu and Carlos Bocanegra.
Bocanegra was Thursday’s star among Americans in the UEFA Cup, scoring the game-winning goal in Rennes’ 2-1 win vs. Twente Enschede.
Howard and Everton faced off against Onyewu and Standard Liege, with Liege coming away with a vital pair of away goals in their 2-2 tie at Goodison Park. Howard made three saves for Everton while Onyewu played the full 90 minutes for Standard Liege.
Those weren’t the only Americans to dress for UEFA Cup action. Aston Villa and retired U.S. national team goalkeeper Brad Friedel made just one save for Villa in its 3-1 win against Liteks Lovetch. Brad Guzan, Friedel’s back-up, sat on the bench.
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