Americans abroad, Tuesday roundup

(Sunderland AFC photo) (Sunderland AFC photo)

American striker Jozy Altidore opened his Sunderland scoring account Tuesday, triggering the Black Cats’ late two-goal comeback and 4-2 home victory over third-tier MK Dons in the second round of the English League Cup.

Altidore scored in the 78th minute, and after the Premier League club drew even in the 87th, he assisted on Connor Wickham‘s deflected go-ahead goal in the 89th.

(Video highlights are available here.)

Other Americans in the League Cup …

MF Danny Williams 90 minutes in second-tier Reading’s 6-0 loss at third-tier Peterborough

D Zak Whitbread 90 in second-tier Leicester City’s 5-2 victory at third-tier Carlisle

MF Sebastian Lletget in the 18 but did not play in Premier League West Ham’s 2-1 victory over fourth-division Cheltenham Town

D-MF Jonathan Spector 120 in second-tier Birmingham City’s 3-3 draw at second-tier Yeovil Town (City wins on penalties, 3-2)

On Wednesday …

D Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest vs. Millwall

GK Brad Guzan and Aston Villa vs. Rotherham

GK Tim Howard and Everton vs. Stevenage (beIN Sport, 2:45 p.m. ET)

D Geoff Cameron, MF Brek Shea, MF Maurice Edu and Stoke City vs. Walsall

In the UEFA Champions League playoff round, Schalke MF Jermaine Jones was sent off in the 64th minute after receiving a second yellow card. The visiting German side, however, scored in the 90th to defeat Greece’s PAOK 3-2 (4-3 on aggregate) to advance to the group stage. UEFA will conduct the 32-team draw Thursday in Monaco. The first matchday is Sept. 17.

Two U.S. national team players will compete in the Champions League group stage: Jones and Anderlecht MF Sacha Kljestan.

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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