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UEFA Europa League matches with American soccer players on eight clubs

Eight of the 12 UEFA Europa League groups include an American player:

Group A: GK Brad Friedel and Spurs vs. Rubin Kazan (3 p.m. ET, DirecTV Channel 482)

Group B: D Steve Cherundolo and Hanover vs. Copenhagen (3 p.m., DirecTV 484)

Group D: D Oguchi Onyewu and Sporting Lisbon vs. Vaslui (3 p.m., GolTV) UPDATE: Onyewu won’t play because of a minor injury.

Group G: F Jozy Altidore and Alkmaar vs. Vienna (1 p.m., DirecTV 484)

Group H: MF Jonathan Spector and Birmingham vs. Brugge (1 p.m., GolTV)

Group J: MF Jermaine Jones and Schalke at Larnaca (1 p.m., DirecTV 482)

Group K: MF Clint Dempsey and Fulham at Wisla Krakow (1 p.m., DirectTV 483) UPDATE: Dempsey is being rested and didn’t travel.

Group L: MF Sacha Kljestan and Anderlecht at Sturm Graz (1 p.m., DirecTV 488)

*A ninth, GK Dom Cervi, isn’t usually included on the game-day roster for Celtic, which visits Rennes in Group I.

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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