Tuesday, October 9, 2007


The News: Everton are drawn into Group A of the UEFA Cup along with AZ Alkmaar (NED), FC Zenit St. Petersburg (RUS), 1. FC Nürnberg (GER), and Larissa FC (GRE)

Of Note: After getting past Ukrainian club FC Metalist in the first round, Everton are entered into an intriguing group that includes Tony Sanneh's former club FC Nürnberg, an AZ Alkmaar team coached by former Barcelona, Ajax, and Dutch national team boss Louis van Gaal, and Larissa FC from Greece, the team that knocked out fellow U.S. international Brad Friedel and Blackburn Rovers.

Up Next: Group play kicks off Oct. 25 with Everton hosting Larissa FC at Goodison Park

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