Tuesday Kickoff: Donovan to make Europa debut and Champions League resumes

Tuesday Kickoff: Donovan to make Europa debut and Champions League resumes

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Tuesday Kickoff: Donovan to make Europa debut and Champions League resumes

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Landon Donovan begins the second half of his loan spell with Everton today with his first foray into the Europa League when the Toffees face Sporting Lisbon.

Donovan is coming off his best performance since arriving in England, a masterful display in Everton's 2-1 victory against Chelsea. He outplayed Ashley Cole and will now look to continue his stellar play against Sporting and (likely) left back Leandro Grimi, an Argentine former AC Milan prospect.

Today's Everton-Sporting match is on American TV, DirecTV channel 462 at 12:30pm, so you won't have to endure the web feed goose chase (unless you aren't lucky enough to have DirecTV). If you don't have DirecTV, fear not. I will be providing a live commentary on today's match so be sure to follow along here.

While American fans will have their eye on how Donovan and Tim Howard do with Everton today, most fans around the world will be tuned into today's Champions League Round of 16 clashes between Manchester United and AC Milan (2:45pm, Setanta USA/Fox Sports Affiliates/CSNE/MSG+), and Real Madrid and Lyon (2:45pm, Fox Soccer Channel/Fox Sports Espanol). For a breakdown of today's match-ups, check out Jamie Trecker's take on both matches for Fox Soccer.

What do you think of today's Champions League matches? See Donovan posting another impressive performance?

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