U.S. national team starters Jozy Altidore, Steve Cherundolo and Jermaine Jones all saw their teams draw tough Spanish opponents in the Europa League quarterfinals, which were drawn on Friday.
Altidore will be returning to action in Spain for the first time since leaving Villarreal as AZ Alkmaar takes on Valencia, while Jermaine Jones and Schalke will try to stop the impressive attack of Athletic Bilbao.
Here is the quarterfinal draw, and semifinal pairings:
Atletico Madrid/Hannover 96 winner vs. winner of AZ Alkmaar/Valencia
Sporting CP/Metalist Kharkiv winner vs. winner of Schalke/Athletic Bilbao
What do you think of this draw? Excited to see Altidore take on Valencia? See Jones being able to help slow down Athletic Bilbao?
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