UEFA held its draw for the Round of 16 in Champions League this morning and both Jermaine Jones and Oguchi Onyewu’s teams got some “easier” opponents compared to the teams left in the competition.
Galatasaray AŞ (TUR) v FC Schalke 04 (GER)
Celtic FC (SCO) v Juventus (ITA)
Arsenal FC (ENG) v FC Bayern München (GER)
FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) v Borussia Dortmund (GER)
AC Milan (ITA) v FC Barcelona (ESP)
Real Madrid CF (ESP) v Manchester United FC (ENG)
Valencia CF (ESP) v Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA)
FC Porto (POR) v Málaga CF (ESP)
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The Colorado Rapids have a few players currently training at Derby County with all four of them starting for Derby County in a scrimmage against Notts County on Tuesday. Midfielder Tony Cascio even scored the first goal of the game.
Oguchi Onyewu got the start, went the full 90 minutes, received a yellow card and scored a goal in Malaga’s 4-3 victory over Cacereño in the Copa del Rey. Here is his goal (the second goal in the video).
I missed this goal, but Alfredo Morales scored a goal in Hertha Berlin II’s 4-1 win over Torgelower SV Greif in German Regionalliga action.
A few things regarding the USMNT and the Hex. CONCACAF will have a draw for the Hex within the next 30 days. Steven Goff lists out all the fixture dates. Jurgen Klinsmann told Alexi Lalas that Camp Cupcake (RIP?) should be shorter, fewer players and mainly players who will be participating in February’s qualifiers. And here are some field-level highlights of the US’ win over Guatemala.
The last USMNT game of 2012 will be November 14 in Russia and Brian Sciaretta lists some “new” players he wouldn’t mind seeing getting a chance in that game.
Michael Adubato recently talked to Oguchi Onyewu about being patient at Malaga.
And this article is a few weeks old, but J.R. Eskilson introduces us to Maki Tall. Tall is a 16-year-old French-American forward who is scoring goals for Le Mans’ U-19 team.