By TRAVIS CLARK
It’s Davies vs. Bocanegra this afternoon as FC Sochaux-Montbeliard takes on Rennes in the Third Round of the Coupe de la Ligue. No word if both will start, but it’s likely as the competition carries some weight, with the winner getting a spot in the Europa League.
Rennes is the heavy favorite, as they host this afternoon’s match and have enjoyed a decent start to their Ligue 1 campaign. The club is undefeated with three wins and three ties and sits in fifth place.
Sochaux has struggled early on in the campaign and sit in 14th place after winning just two of their first six. It’ll be a tough time for Davies’ new club today if they hope to advance past Bocanegra’s Rennes club. The Bocanegra-Davies match isn’t the only Americans in action today. Here’s a look at other Americans in action today:
- Kenny Cooper and 1860 Munich face Hertha Berlin
- Luis Robles and Kaiserslautern face Bayer Leverkusen
England (Carling Cup)
- Brad Guzan, Brad Friedel and Aston Villa face Cardiff City
- Jozy Altidore and Hull City take on Tim Howard and Everton
- Clint Dempsey, Eddie Johnson and Fulham take on Manchester City
- Marcus Hahnemann and Wolverhampton take on Manchester United
- Oguchi Onyewu and AC Milan face Udinese
Scotland (Scottish Cup)
- DaMarcus Beasley, Maurice Edu and Rangers face Queen of the South
Portugal (League Cup)
- Freddy Adu and Belenenses visit Rio Ave FC
- Alejandro Bedoya and Orebro SK face IFK Goteborg
What do you think of today’s matches? Excited to see Bocanegra and Davies go up against each other? Will Adu, Beasley or Onyewu see any playing time today? Share your thoughts below.