In a battle of U.S. national team stars between Tim Howard and Oguchi Onyewu, only one of them was going to advance in UEFA Cup play when Howard’s Everton faced Onyewu’s Liege.
It was Onyewu, who helped the Belgian champions knock off the slumping squad from Liverpool as Standard Liege posted a 2-1 victory in Belgium to advance in the UEFA Cup and send Everton crashing out.
Carlos Bocanegra’s Rennes also fell, losing to Twente Enschede to also be eliminated. Brad Friedel’s Aston Villa advanced past Liteks Lovetch while AC Milan cruised past FC Zurich.
What did you think of the action? Impressed by Standard Liege, which knocked off one Liverpool team after almost knocking off the other in Champions League play? Disappointed to see Tim Howard’s tournament end? Think Friedel and Villa can go far?
Share your thoughts on the UEFA Cup results below.