Americans in Champions League, Europa League

Jermaine Jones, right, and Schalke will host Montpellier in the Champions League on Wednesday. (Getty Images)

13 Americans are involved with clubs in the group stages of European competition, the UEFA Champions League and Europa League. This week’s second matchday schedule:

TUESDAY: Champions League

Defender Michael Parkhurst and Nordsjaelland (0 points) vs. Chelsea (1): 2:45 p.m. ET on Fox Soccer Plus,; tape at 5 on Fox Soccer. Update: Parkhurst started at right back and played 90 minutes in a 4-0 loss. (Mata 32′, Luiz 79′, Mata 82′, Ramires 89′)

WEDNESDAY: Champions League

Midfielder Jermaine Jones and Schalke (3 points) vs. Montpellier (0): 2:45 p.m., DirecTV 484,

Midfielder Sacha Kljestan and Anderlecht (1 point) vs. defender Oguchi Onyewu and Malaga (3): 2:45 p.m., DirecTV 485,

THURSDAY: Europa League

Midfielder Clint Dempsey, goalkeeper Brad Friedel and Spurs (1 point) vs. Panathinaikos (0): 1 p.m., Fox Soccer,

Defender Steve Cherundolo and Hanover (1) vs. Levante (3): 1 p.m., DirecTV 485,

Forward Terrence Boyd and Rapid Vienna (0) at Metalist (1): 1 p.m. ET, DirecTV 487

Midfielder Alejandro Bedoya and Helsingborg (0) vs. Twente (1)

Forward Josh Gatt and Molde (0) vs. Stuttgart (1): 3 p.m., DirecTV 486

Midfielder Mikkel Diskerud and Rosenborg (3) vs. goalkeeper David Yelldell and Bayer Leverkusen (1): 1 p.m. ET, DirecTV 488,

Midfielder Bryan Gerzicich and Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona (1) vs. Lyon (3): 1 p.m., DirecTV 484

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.



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Matt Bonesteel · October 2, 2012