Extending a fine run of success for U.S. national team players, MF Alejandro Bedoya scored the first goal in Nantes’ 2-0 victory over Lorient in the third round of the French League Cup. Skip to the 2:00 mark of this video to watch his goal.
MF Brek Shea played the last 44 minutes as Stoke City outlasted Birmingham City on penalty kicks after a 4-4 draw through 120 minutes in the English League Cup’s round of 16.
In Mexico, MF Jose Torres played 67 minutes in Tigres’ 1-0 victory over Club America. D Jonathan Bornstein was in the 18 but did not play.
F Aron Johannsson and AZ Alkmaar host second-tier Achilles 29 in the Dutch Cup.
MF Sacha Kljestan and Anderlecht at Oostende.
GK Brad Friedel and Spurs vs. Hull City in English League Cup.
D Oguchi Onyewu and Queens Park Rangers visit Wigan in the English Championship.
F Conor O’Brien and Odense visit Copenhagen in the Danish Cup.