Many countries in Europe used midweek fixtures for Cup competitions, which carry tradition along with opportunity and once again the MNT players were called into action. Here's a snapshot:
§ Clint Dempsey started, played 90 minutes and missed a penalty kick in Tottenham’s 2-1 loss vs. Norwich City in the Capital One Cup
§ Oguchi Onyewu started, played 90 minutes and scored in Malaga’s 4-3 win vs. Cacereno in the Copa Del Rey
§ Steve Cherundolo started and played 120 minutes in Hannover’s 4-3 penalty kick win (after a 1-1 draw) vs. Dynamo Dresden in the DFB Pokal.
§ Jozy Altidore started, played 90 minutes and scored twice in Alkmaar's 4-1 win against SWZ Boso Sneek tin the KNVB Cup.
§ Terrence Boyd started, played 120 minutes and scored in Rapid Vienna’s 4-2 win against Rheindorf Altach in the OFB Samsung Cup