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Clint Dempsey is set to join the U.S. men's national team next week, but before he makes the trip West, he will be taking on West Ham today in a clash of London clubs.

In other Premier League action involving Americans, Tim Howard will look to help Everton climb out of the Premier League basement with a win against Birmingham, while Marcus Hahnemann and Wolves will take on Wigan.

MLS features some juicy match-ups, with Kansas City taking on New York and the Chicago Fire facing FC Dallas in a match-up of teams desperate to keep their playoff hopes alive.

If you will be watching today's soccer on TV, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (Today's TV Schedule is after the jump):


7:45am- ESPN Deportes- Wigan vs. Wolverhampton

9:30am- GolTV- Hamburg vs. Kaiserslautern

(*) 10am- Fox Soccer Channel/FSE- Tottenham vs. Aston Villa

10am- ESPN2- Sunderland vs. Manchester United

(*) 10am- Fox Soccer Plus- West Ham vs. Fulham

Noon- Fox Soccer Channel- Birmingham vs. Everton (Delayed)

Noon- Fox Soccer Plus- Udinese vs. AC Cesena

Noon- Real Zaragoza vs. Sporting Gijon

2pm- GolTV- Real Sociedad vs. Espanyol

2:45pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Parma vs. AC Milan

3:30pm- Direct Kick- Toronto FC vs. Seattle Sounders

4pm- Telefutura- Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo

4pm- GolTV- Valencia vs. Athletic Bilbao

5:30pm- GolTV- Botafogo vs. Flamengo

7:20pm- GolTV- America de Cali vs. Nacional de Medellin

(*) 7:30pm- MSG/Direct Kick- New York Red Bulls vs. Kansas City Wizards

7:30pm- Direct Kick- Columbus Crew vs. San Jose Earthquakes

8pm- Telefutura- Santos Laguna vs. Toluca

(*) 8:30pm- Fox Soccer Channel- FC Dallas vs. Chicago Fire

9:30pm- GolTV- Once Caldas vs. Cucuta

10pm- Telemundo- Atlante vs. Pachuca

10pm- Telefutura- San Luis vs. Tigres (Delayed)



  1. “You know the funny thing about the Fulham FC official site messageboard is that most posters are clearly deranged and they don’t even rate Dempsey as 1 of Fulham’s best”

    Of course, you would never see that sort of insanity from the clear thinking, lucid, sensible people who post on American sites such as SBI.

  2. “And no one was saying MLS is bad”

    You obviously don’t read SBI very much.

    Doyle gets some games for Derby in the Championship, basically because every other forward went down with injury and right away everyone wants BB to cap him. Yet I haven’t read one article anywhere that said this guy played so well he made everyone forget about McBride.

    I call it the Rossi-Subotic syndrome,”lets cap everyone who has even the slightest possibility of ever playing for the USMNT to avoid a repeat of Rossi-Subotic”

    After all Doyle is playing in Europe so he must be better than MLS players right?

    Everyone gets bent out of shape because Mix Diskerud isn’t called up but no one bitches about Stephens, Franklin or Bowen not getting a call. Yet I have a hard time thinking that if Stabaek and the Galaxy were to meet when both teams were in peak form ( schedules being what they are)that the Norwegians would wipe the floor with the Galaxy.

    I’m sure Doyle and Mix are fine players but I’m not so sure they would tear up MLS if they came here.

  3. Saint-Etienne are relentless. Remind me of Hoffenheim from a couple seasons ago, so much speed in attack opponents can’t cope.

  4. Was there never a McBride-Bocanegra-Dempsey Fulham line up?

    They may have even player Eddie Lewis and Feilhaber with Derby? Or a Man City with Beasley or Reyna.

    We’ve had a fair number or EPL players in the past decade.

    McBride, Johnson, Altidore, Joe Max-Moore
    Convey, Feilhaber, Reyna, Beasley, Dempsey, Holden, Lewis
    Onyewu, Bocanegra, Spector, DeMerit
    Freidel, Howard, Hahneman, Keller, Guzan

    4 forwards, 7 Mids, 4 defenders, 5 goalies

    Everton, Man City, Fulham, Watford, Reading, Aston Villa, Derby, Bolton, Hull City, Newcastle, West Ham


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