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.