By JUSTIN FERGUSON
Two of the biggest names in modern English soccer take to the field once again Sunday as Manchester City visit Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is unbeaten in his last 64 home matches in the English Premier League, but his second-place Blues have a considerable challenge ahead of them when Manuel Pellgrini’s Citizens visit West London. After struggling away from home to start the season, Man City and their high-powered offense recorded back-to-back away wins against West Ham United and CSKA Moscow.
Elsewhere in the EPL, Jozy Altidore and last-place Sunderland look for their first victory of the season when rivals Newcastle United visit the Stadium of Light. The Black Cats have only recorded one point ahead of Sunday’s Tyne-Wear Derby, but new manager Gus Poyet and his club know a victory against their hated rivals could be the spark needed to turn their season around.
In France, Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco continue their battle for the top spot in Ligue 1 on Sunday. New league leaders PSG, fresh off a 5-0 rout of Anderlecht earlier this week, visit seventh-place Saint Etienne. But before the Parisians take the field, Monaco have a chance to put pressure on their rivals with a home win over a surprisingly down Lyon club at Stade Louis II.
If you will be watching today’s action, 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):
7:30am – beIN Sport USA – Napoli vs Torino
9:30am – NBC Sports Network – Sunderland vs Newcastle
10am – beIN Sport en Español – Juventus vs. Genoa
10am – beIN Sport USA – Udinese vs Roma
10am – beIN Sport Play – Parma vs. AC Milan
12pm – NBC Sports Network – Chelsea v. Manchester City
12pm – NBC Sports Live Extra – Swansea City vs West Ham United
12pm – NBC Sports Live Extra – Tottenham vs Hull City
12pm – beIN Sport USA – Monaco vs Lyon
12pm – beIN Sport en Español – Villarreal vs Valencia
12:30pm – GolTV – Borussia Monchengladbach vs Eintracht Frankfurt
1pm – ESPN Deportes – Corinthians vs Santos
1:30pm – NBC – D.C. United vs Houston Dynamo
1:30pm – Univision – Pumas vs Veracruz
2pm – beIN Sport en Español – Real Sociedad vs Almeria
3pm – GolTV Cerro Porteño vs. Peñarol (Uruguay)
4pm – beIN Sport USA – Saint-Etienne vs Paris Saint-Germain
4pm – beIN Sport en Español- Atletico Madrid vs Real Betis
4pm – MLS Direct Kick- Columbus Crew vs. New England Revolution
5pm – UniMas – New York Red Bulls vs Chicago Fire
8pm – MLS Direct Kick – Vancouver Whitecaps vs Colorado Rapids
9pm – ESPN/ESPN Deportes- Seattle Sounders vs LA Galaxy
keane is one whiny dude. great player but he spends probably 10 minutes a game berating his own teammates and the officials. LA deserved that draw
How did they deserve a draw when they scored more goals than the other team?
on the balance of play it was even. they were clearly robbed of a goal but that was a very even game overall.
Embarrassing for MLS. And the Galaxy almost pushed into the playoff game by that nonsense.
And on ESPN in Sunday primetime. Well done!
It was of coarse an awful call but it’s funny how people act like those things only happen in MLS
That one really only happens in MLS–especially since the major leagues in Europe have goal-line tech.
Even without it–that was CLEARLY a goal.
it happened in the last WC….
Your ignorance completely weakens your argument. Goal line technology is only used in the Premier League. Not is France, Spain, Germany, Italy etc. FIFA just started using in their international competitions. Obvious goals, although unfortunate, are routinely missed (human error)
If you are going to rude, snarky and condescending, at least be factually correct.
BTW, a list of questionable goals/non-goals.
well done HOU, LA, NE, and especially NY—
YES!! KEANO!!! come on LA hold the result… those are some ugly kits though
Does the Galaxy rocking the rasta jerseys mean they are giving new meaning to the Herbal Life sponsorship?
That should shut up all of the “The League cheats for the Galaxy” idiots and have them change to “The League cheats for the Sounders” idiots.
Omar scored! I mean he literally scored but no one saw it. Errrrr just everyone but three refs.
Absolute goal. The Don hates 3-peats. I’m not happy.
lol, yes, the ball bounce inside the line completely, traveled a few inches more before it was kicked out….hillarious
Camilo golden boot. Sorry Magee (I loved your effort man).
And Gonzalez scores. But…
F MLS and their joke of a game.
Galaxy score a clear, clear goal. That was inside the goal by several feet.
Deuce scores. No more when-will-the-highest-ever-paid-MLS-player-score jokes now. Dang. I don’t know how to feel.
Celebrates with the CLASSIC “It’s about time” wrist tap though.
It’s going to be fun watching Yedlin and Zardes tonight.
I really want the Galaxy to win this game, but I’m concerned with rogers on the field. It’s his fault the highlander is gone!
Freaking rogers needs to get on his unicorn and ride the rainbow to retirement. Baring another 2 camilo goals in the second half, we officially traded the 2013 golden boot winner for an injury plagued marketing has been.
“Freaking rogers needs to get on his unicorn and ride the rainbow”
Just poking a little fun at a stupid marketing decision. We should be beyond those gimmicks to bring in the fans.
Just pointing out how it came off
Wow. A little too violent you are.
Errrr it’s like an ultra-famous meme:
Magee wouldn’t be the golden boot winner if he stayed because once Donovan was back he was going to be pushed out wide where he isn’t as good.
Let’s go Deuce!
Rosales starts on the bench. I could care less who wins tonight, but I do have a question.
Does Sigi dislike Rosales or has he been watching a completely different midfield the last month?
Penultimate game of the season starts and the Rapids may be toast already, as apart from missing both Powers and Sanchez, they’re wearing those lousy blue kits…
I’d rather have the U.S. CUP than the Shield.
That’s like saying you’d rather have the FA Cup than win the Premiership. -Nobody ever.
No, I’d rather have the MLS Cup than the U.S. Cup, but I’d rather have the U.S. Cup than the Shield. Totally different. If Red Bulls win the MLS Cup, well, props to them. That’s a big deal.
Shield is a bigger deal for me than the Cup. Year long worth of effort versus whose hot or not at the end of the year.
Yes, totally agree. US Open Cup is not a big deal at this point as demonstrated by the teams playing their subs for all maches except for the final. Shield is the hard work and sweat of your best players playing the entire season.
Ok but would you rather win Concacaf champions league or MLS Cup?
That’s a great question. Ask me once we’ve won a champions league title :p
Seriously, I think champions league.
US Cup over the Shield? You’re insane haha.
Not a NY fan, but at least the Shield is on par with what the rest of the soccer world calls the league title.
Got to feel a bit for Magee who did alot to turn Chicago’s season around but comes up short. I think if he could have lead them on a bit of a run perhaps Klinsmann would have given him a look in the January camp.
Unless Camilo goes crazy tonight with 2 goals, Magee will at least win the Golden Boot.
Yeah and that happened
Welp, there we go. Red Bulls the top team in MLS this season.
Henry sprinting from endline to endline. What’s going on!?
Fans singing for Petke who visibly has tears in his eyes as Steele scores and Cahill leaps into Petke’s arms.
BULLS ON PARADE!! Alexander makes it 4-1!!!
I am kind of glad SKC did not win it either. Hold the result NYRB. Hold the result.
OH MY GOD!! THE RED BULLS ARE GOING TO WIN THE SUPPORTER’S SHIELD!! THE RED BULLS ARE GOING TO WIN THE SUPPORTER’S SHIELD!!
I’m just glad KC didn’t win it haha
Tim Cahill!! YOU GLORIOUS SHRIMP EATING BA$TARD!!! RED BULL ARENA IS ON FIRE!!
Chicago won the first 20 minutes. NY won the rest.
Peguy can’t finish worth a dang but hes a recent revelation as a pa$$er. He can really pick out the through balls.
Magee loves scoring big goals
Henry looks motivated. Man what a goal! Even his diving looks crisper than usual. An in form Henry could spell trouble for the rest of the league.
Let’s go Chicago!
The Curse lives… The Curse of Magee.
Dynamo make it by the skin of their teeth. Phew.
Something Houston’s rivals were hoping against.
Per usual. They should probably rename the team to the Houston By-the skin-of-our-teeths.
At least we’ll host the frickin’ play-in match this time!
Where is Perry Ktichen?
Check the pantry.
Silly Sandrrout. The pantry could be in the Kitchen but not the other way around.
Someone hasn’t seen Inception
Ha! Actually I did, but I was too busy trying to figure out what the heck epwas going on to actually absorb anything I think.
And given his name, I was looking for a Dune reference if anything 🙂