Altidore, Bocanegra score in Europa League play

Altidore, Bocanegra score in Europa League play

Published Aug. 26, 2011 3:38 a.m. ET

Jozy Altidore and Carlos Bocanegra are wasting no time contributing to their new teams.

Bocanegra, who signed a three-year deal with Glasgow Rangers on Aug. 17, scored the Scottish team's lone goal in its 1-1 draw with Maribor on Thursday in Europa League play. Rangers failed to advance to the group phase of Europe's second-tier competition, however, with Maribor going forward 3-2 on aggregate. It was only the second game with Rangers for the U.S. captain, who spent the past four seasons in France.

Altidore's two goals in AZ Alkmaar's 6-0 rout of Aalesunds on Thursday give him five since joining the Dutch team last month from Spain's Villarreal. AZ advanced to Europa League's group stage 7-2 on aggregate.