In Germany Steve Cherundolo and Hannover were beaten 3-0 by Hertha Berlin. In France, Rennes tied 0-0 with Valenciennes, with Carlos Bocanegra playing the full game at left back for the his club.
Jozy Altidore and Villarreal lost 5-0 Club Polideportivo Ejido in the Copa del Rey. That one didn't go down too well. Villarreal will look to set things right on Saturday when they take on Athletic Bilbao in La Liga.
In Sweden, Charlie Davies came on as a second half sub in Hammarby's 2-1 victory over Halmstads.
In the Championship earlier this week, Jay DeMerit and Frankie Simek are making their way back from injuries. DeMerit went 90 minutes in Watford's 2-0 loss to Preston on Tuesday. Simek completed his long road to recovery by coming on as a second half sub in a 1-0 loss to Plymouth.