New LASK arrival George Bello will have a pair of Europa League games against Liverpool to look forward to, while Paxten Aaronson and Tim Chandler will be favorites to advance from their Europa Conference League group with Frankfurt.
Either Gio Reyna or Christian Pulisic will see their Champions League campaign come to an end in February, as Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea are set to face off in the final 16 of the competition.
A rare start for Christian Pulisic paid dividends for Chelsea in their win over Salzburg, while Weston McKennie and Juventus fell just short in their do-or-die comeback attempt against Benfica.
Josh Cohen and Maccabi Haifa pulled off a surprising upset over Weston McKennie and Italian powerhouse Juventus, while Malik Tillman and James Sands likely improved their stock with Rangers by missing their embarrassing loss to Liverpool.
Weston McKennie was the only American with reason to celebrate after the latest round of Champions League games, as a dismal week saw Christian Pulisic ignored, Gio Reyna and Cameron Carter-Vickers miss out, and several more on the losing end.
A remarkable draw for the UEFA Champions League saw the unlikely scenario of the ten participating Americans, nearly all of whom stand a strong chance to play, distributed across all eight groups in the competition.
The final phase of the Europa League has been set, with Friday’s quarterfinal draw pitting Tyler Adams and Leipzig against new American acquisition Atalanta, and giving James Sands and Rangers a strong chance of reaching the semifinal.
Sergiño Dest is set for another spell on the sidelines after he was injured in Barcelona’s win in Turkey, while James Sands earned substitute minutes for Rangers as they also reached the quarterfinal.
The draw for the final 16 of the Europa League was set on Friday, sending Sergiño Dest and Barcelona to Turkey, while giving some logistic uncertainty to Tyler Adams and RB Leipzig.
It was a low scoring night for Yanks involved in Europa League action, however both Tim Chandler and Deandre Yedlin saw their team end up group winners.