By JUSTIN FERGUSON
A matchup between two English Premier League powers on the outside looking in at the early-season title race highlights this Soccer Sunday.
Eighth-place Manchester City host seventh-place Tottenham Hotspur at Ethiad Stadium in a matchup between City’s high-powered offense and Spurs’ stingy defense. Both sides fell to Tyneside clubs in their last match, and a win today could catapult one of these teams back into the top four.
Manchester United will look to keep their momentum going in the other EPL match of the day, a visit to Cardiff City. Rivals Man City lost at Cardiff City Stadium earlier this year, and the Red Devils will look to avoid a letdown following their win against league-leading Arsenal before the international break.
Other notable European matches include Juventus’ trip to Livorno and AS Monaco’s match at Nantes. The day of action outside the U.S. will end in Mexico with two high-profile quarterfinal matches in the Liga MX Apertura playoffs.
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):
6am – Levante vs. Villarreal – beIN Sport Play
8am – Lille vs. Toulouse – beIN Sport Play/Univision Deportes
8:30am – Manchester City vs. Tottenham – NBC Sports Network/Mun2/NBC Sports Live Extra
9am – Livorno vs. Juventus – beIN Sport USA/beIN Sport Play
9am – Udinese vs. Fiorentina – beIN Sport en Espanol/beIN Sport Play
10:30am – Twente vs. NAC Breda – ESPN3
11am – Cardiff City vs. Manchester United – NBC Sports Network/Directv, MUN2/NBC Sports Live Extra
11am – Rayo Vallecano vs. Espanyol – beIN Sport en Espanol/beIN Sport Play
11am – Nice vs. Saint-Etienne – beIN Sport USA/beIN Sport Play/Univision
11:30am – Werder Bremen vs. Mainz 05 – GolTV USA
1pm – Georgetown vs. Old Dominion – Guhoyas.com
1pm – Virginia vs. St. Johns – Virginia.sports.com
1pm – Elche vs. Valencia – beIN Sport en Espanol/beIN Sport Play
2:45pm – Bologna vs. Inter Milan – beIN Sport USA/beIN Sport Play
3pm – Sevilla vs. Real Betis – beIN Sport en Espanol/beIN Sport Play
3pm – Nantes vs. Monaco – beIN Sport Play/Univision Deportes
6pm – Tigres UANL vs. Club America Univision Deportes
7:15pm- Racing Club vs. River Plate – GolTV USA
9pm – Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake – ESPN/ESPN Deportes/MLS Live
9pm – Queretaro vs. Santos Laguna – ESPN Deportes/Azteca America