Sunday, May 13, 2012

UEFA Honor Roll Fall Preview

This list is not final, one American still must wait on a result to see if he makes the dance and the numbers here could rise or fall over the summer transfer window. Effectively, this is an as-things-stand pre-list just to give you an idea of who will be kickin' it in Europe this coming fall.

Champions League

Group phase
Terrence Boyd - Borussia Dortmund
Jermaine Jones - Schalke

Qualified, group phase or playoff round
Sacha Kljestan - Anderlecht (group phase if Bayern win 2012 final)

Qualified, group phase or third qualifying round
Michael Parkhurst - FC Nordsjælland (group phase if they win league title)

Playoff round
Brad Friedel - Tottenham

Second qualifying round
Josh Gatt - Molde FK
Bryan Gerzicich - Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona

Europa League

Group phase
David Yelldell - Bayer Leverkusen

Playoff round
Jozy Altidore - AZ
Oguchi Onyewu - Sporting CP

Third qualifying round
Steve Cherundolo - Hannover 96

Second qualifying round
Leo Krupnik - Maccabi Netanya (if Hapoel Tel Aviv win State Cup)

First qualifying round
Ricardo Clark, Mikkel Diskerud, Sean Cunningham - Stabæk

- Greg Seltzer


Mike said...

There are couple of YAs in Finland that have Europa League spots:

Daniel Antúnez and Inter Turku have a place in the 2nd qualifying round

Etchu Tabe and KuPS will enter in the first qualifying round.

Mike said...

Also, to be pedantic

Spurs will only qualify for next year's Champions League if Bayern win this year's edition. If Chelsea win, then Spurs will be in the Europa League (group stage).

Also, Sporting CP can claim a Europa League group stage spot by winning the cup this weekend.

Greg Seltzer said...

Thanks, Mike. I forgot about Etchu making it. Antunez slipped by me.