Thursday kickaround: Algarve Cup, Oguchi Onyewu, Americans abroad, ESPN, TV listings
*In Portugal, the U.S. women's national team won the Algarve Cup for the eighth time with a 4-2 victory over Iceland. The Americans' next match is April 2 at England.
*U.S. defender Oguchi Onyewu, a center back throughout his career, on playing left back for Twente: "Obviously it's not my strongest position and I obviously play in the center of the field most of the time, but I wanted to use this as an opportunity to gain experience at a different position and I think ultimately it can only help me in terms of my versatility on the field." Read the full interview here.
*Onyewu is expected to start today at home in the first leg of a Europa League round-of-16 encounter with Zenit St. Petersburg. American midfielder Maurice Edu and Rangers are at PSV Eindhoven.
*American goalkeeper Diego Restrepo (University of Virginia) started for America de Cali in a 2-1 loss to Pacifico in Colombia's Copa Postobon. ... Tim Howard went 90 in Everton's 1-1 draw with Birmingham.
*Adrian Healey is ESPN's lead announcer for MLS matches this season, joining color commentator John Harkes.
For today's Europa League and Copa Libertadores TV listings.....
*Soccer on TV:
Braga-Liverpool 1 p.m. GolTV
Bayer Leverkusen-Villarreal 1 p.m. DirecTV (481)
PSV Eindhoven-Rangers 1 p.m. DirecTV (482)
CSKA Moscow-Porto 1 p.m. DirecTV (483)
Ajax-Spartak Moscow 3 p.m. GolTV
Dynamo Kiev-Manchester City 3 p.m. DirecTV (481)
Benfica-PSG 3 p.m. DirecTV (482)
Twente-Zenit St. Petersburg 4 p.m. DirecTV (483)
Espandola-Velez Sarsfield 5 p.m. Fox Deportes
Independiente-Godoy Cruz 7:30 p.m. Fox Deportes
| March 10, 2011; 9:41 AM ET
Categories: Americans Abroad, TV, U.S. men's national team, Women | Tags: Americans abroad, U.S. women's national team
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