Tuesday, August 2, 2011

UEFA honor roll - UPDATED

We may need one more update in a month, but let's just go ahead and do one now. Again, those marked with asterisks seem (for various reasons) much less likely to actually suit up for the club listed at this time.

Champions League

Third qualifying round (in progress)
Maurice Edu, (Alejandro Bedoya joins in January) - Rangers
Villyan Bijev - Genk
*Freddy Adu - Benfica

Group phase
David Yelldell - Bayer Leverkusen

Europa League

Third qualifying round (in progress)
Jozy Altidore - AZ
Clint Dempsey - Fulham
Clarence Goodson - Brøndby
*Jared Jeffrey - Mainz 05

Playoff round
Dominic Cervi - Celtic
Steve Cherundolo - Hannover 96
*Charlie Davies - Sochaux
Jermaine Jones - Schalke
Sacha Kljestan - Anderlecht
Oguchi Onyewu - Sporting CP
Michael Parkhurst - FC Nordsjælland
Jonathan Spector - Birmingham City
Alex Zahavi - Vitória SC

Do note that there is a fairly legit USMNT 4-3-3 line-up plus a bit of bench support listed above. Yelldell; 'Dolo, Gooch, Goodson, Spector; Edu, Jones, Bedoya/Kljestan; Dempsey, Altidore, Adu.

- Greg Seltzer


Matt said...

Remind us what the deal with Jeffrey is again? Injured?

Greg Seltzer said...

No, he's fit now, just has to make that climb into the first team delayed by those injuries. We may well see him later on, but he's not there yet.

Sanjit said...

Yeah, pretty legit starting lineup. Seven of those guys started at least one Gold Cup game.

Has Bijev-to-Genk been finalized?