Ethan Horvath makes a save for Molde in a Champions League qualifier
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Josh Gatt, Ethan Horvath and Molde learn fate in Europa League playoff round

AMSTERDAM – Josh Gatt, Ethan Horvath and Molde FK were given a tough Europa League playoff round go of it in Friday's draw, with Belgian power Standard Liege now standing between them and the group phase.

The young Americans and their teammates, who were edged out of Champions League qualification by Dinamo Zagreb on away goals, have never faced Les Rouches. Molde have gone winless in two European matches against Belgian opposition thus far, and are 1-1 in Europa League playoff ties.

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Meanwhile, recovering US winger Joseph Gyau and Borussia Dortmund will open their playoff tie at Norwegian side Odds BK. All of the playoff round winners will be joined in the group phase by Desevio Payne's Groningen and DeAndre Yedlin's Tottenham.