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Tim Howard and Everton will give it another go against Chelsea in the FA Cup after the two sides played two a 1-1 draw in their fourth-round matchup three weeks ago. 

With a spot in the fifth round against Reading on the line, Howard will need to be at his best to shut down Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, where Didier Drobga is expected to rejoin the starting lineup after being benched in favor of the cup-tied Fernando Torres against Fulham.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Manchester United will look to avoid an FA Cup upset for the ages when non-league Crawley Town visits Old Trafford, and Mainz and Bayern Munich do battle in an important Bundesliga match.

Jozy Altidore's Bursaspor is also in action, facing Gaziantepspor (9 a.m., untelevised). Altidore got his first start with the club last week and is looking to find the back of the net in his second match since going out on loan from Villarreal.

If you will be watching any of Saturday's matches, please feel free to share any thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below. Enjoy the action (TV schedule is after the jump):


7:30 a.m. – Fox Soccer Channel/Fox Deportes – Chelsea vs. Everton (FA Cup)

9:30 a.m. – GOLTV – Borussia Dortmund vs. St. Pauli

10 a.m. – Fox Soccer Channel/Fox Deportes – Birmingham City vs. Sheffield Wednesday (FA Cup)

10 a.m. – – Nottingham Forest vs. Cardiff City

10 a.m. – Fox Soccer Plus/ – Stoke City vs. Brighton (FA Cup)

12 p.m. – GOLTV – Valenca vs. Sporting Gijon

12 p.m. – Fox Soccer Plus/ – Bologna vs. Palermo

12:15 p.m. – Fox Soccer Channel/ – Manchester United vs. Crawley Town (FA Cup)

12:30 p.m. – – FSV Mainz 05 vs. Bayern Munich

1 p.m. – – Auxerre vs. Arles

1 p.m. – – Brest vs. Monaco

1 p.m. – – Caen vs. Valenciennes

1 p.m. – – Lens vs. Sochaux

1 p.m. – – Marseille vs. St. Etienne

2 p.m. – Deportes – Real Madrid vs. Levante

2:45 p.m. – Fox Soccer Channel/Fox Deportes/ – Inter Milan vs. Cagliari

3 p.m. – – Lorient vs. Bordeaux

3 p.m. – GOLTV – Millonarios Bogota vs. Once Caldas

4 p.m. – Deportes – Real Zaragoza vs. Atletico Madrid

6 p.m. – ESPN Deportes – Cruz Azul vs. Atlas

6 p.m. – Telemundo – Monterrey vs. Tigres UANL

6:15 p.m. – GOLTV – Atletico Nacional vs. America de Cali

8 p.m. – Fox Deportes – Veracruz vs. Leon

8 p.m. – Galavision – Santos Laguna vs. Queretaro


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  2. All I know is that he walked off under own power and was bitching at the guy that took him out. He tried to play through it but couldnt.

  3. just watched this on DVR. agreed that many officials would have called the penalty. so, howard was definitely lucky. however, having said that, i think it was a good non-call. and since ramires clearly dived, he deserved the yellow for simulation.

    i’m really tired of players in those 1-on-1 situations just touching the ball to the side and trying to draw the penalty on the goalkeeper. ramires had no intention of trying to score a goal there. all he wanted to do was simulate a foul and draw the penalty. and i’m glad that at least one referee saw through the charade.

    and no, i’m not being a timmy homer. i’ve said the same thing when rooney, eduardo, et al have pulled the same stunt. my two pesos


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