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Manchester City kick off what they hope will be a title-winning trifecta of league matches this Soccer Saturday at Everton’s Goodison Park, where they have struggled in recent seasons.

With a match in hand on first-place Liverpool and second-place Chelsea, Manchester City control their own destiny in the tight title race with two weekends remaining. Man City defeated Everton 3-1 at home earlier this season, but they have won just one time in their last 15 trips to Goodison Park to face the Toffees. Everton need a win to keep their fading Champions League hopes alive and will be hoping to bounce back from their devastating 2-0 loss last weekend.

Tottenham Hotspur will kick off the day’s EPL slate at Upton Park, where they will face struggling West Ham United. Spurs are holding onto the final Europa League qualifying spot in the league table and have gone four matches in a row without a defeat. In other league action, Ryan Giggs’ Manchester United squad host a Sunderland team that would love another point in their late push to avoid relegation.

Elsewhere on Saturday, second-place Barcelona will try to put more pressure on first-place Atletico Madrid in La Liga’s title race with a home victory against Getafe. Fiorentina will face Napoli in an important Coppa Italia final later in the day, and Santos Laguna vs. Club America highlights a night of action from Liga MX.

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):

7:45am – West Ham vs. Tottenham Hotspur – NBCSN

9:30am – Hamburger SV vs. Bayern Munich – GOLTV USA

10:00am – Aston Villa vs. Hull City – NBC Sports Live Extra

10:00am – Manchester United vs. Sunderland – NBCSN

10:00am – Newcastle vs. Cardiff City – NBC Sports Live Extra

10:00am – Stoke City vs. Fulham – NBC Sports Live Extra

10:00am – Swansea vs. Southampton – NBC Sports Live Extra

10:00am – Barcelona vs. Getafe – beIN Sports Play

12:00pm – Malaga vs. Elche – beIN Sports USA

12:30pm – Everton vs. Manchester City – CNBC

2:00pm – Osasuna vs. Celta de Vigo – beIN Sports Play

2:30pm – Toronto FC vs. New England Revolution – Univision Deportes

2:45pm – Fiorentina vs. Napoli – beIN Sports USA

4:00pm – Real Valladolid vs. Espanyol – beIN Sports Play

7:00pm – Vancouver Whitecaps vs. San Jose Earthquakes – MLS Direct Kick

8:00pm – Cruz Azul vs. Leon – UniMas

8:30pm – Chicago Fire vs. Real Salt Lake – MLS Direct Kick

9:00pm – Colorado Rapids vs. LA Galaxy – MLS Direct Kick

10:00pm – Seattle Sounders vs. Philadelphia Union – MLS Direct Kick

10:00pm – Santos Laguns vs. America – Univision Deportes

10:30pm – Chivas USA vs. Houston Dynamo – MLS Direct Kick

10:30pm – Portland Timbers vs. DC United – MLS Direct Kick


  1. On the other hand, it looks like Suarez will have to win WC in Brazil with Uruguay to lift a trophy in his pathetic career as the Queen of Divers.

  2. Americans will pay an alien to play for the MNT. What an embarrassment. All other countries, no exception, grooms their players from the early ages and develops them with pride. America is morally empty.

    • “All other countries, no exception . . .” There are so many exceptions you could fill a bunch of pages. Why do you even post such nonsense?

    • None of them are aliens. American is American.

      *IF* we are talking about some xenophobic set of rules that no national team follows anyways (Iran’s left back was born and raised in California- If that’s not a clash I don’t know what is), I’ll take the cast of players who spent significant amounts of time in the US and decided to play elsewhere over the cast of players with absentee American fathers.

  3. Thoughts from today’s results with a Yanks Abroad bias:

    1) Good job SAFC. Jozy did well and Vidic is a dirty SOB for that tackle. Should have been red.

    2) Hate to see FFC go down. It has been a great run and thanks for the great memories of Americans playing there. Wish Deuce could have done more to help this winter.

    3) Hard on Timmy Howard. Everton have done well this season, but hurts to come so close to CL football and miss it.

  4. Everton fans are probably slightly relieved they didn’t help Liverpool win the title. It’s not over but Everton fans would never would have heard the end of it if they had drawn or beaten Man City.

  5. You know what?

    Screw teams like Everton. Quit d!cking around with the ball when you’re in extra time.

  6. I have literally never seen anything like that. A player so clearly faking injury look right at the referee and refuse to even move or stand up after being told the referee isn’t buying it.

    Just didn’t even move for 3 actual minutes laying face down and then claimed his shoulder was injured.

  7. So Steven Goff is reporting that Gedion Zelalem is in the USA right now with his dad, getting their US citizenship and passports.

    Olympics gold in 2016.

  8. What the hell?

    Fernandinho just ran in and threw an arm into Naismith’s face directly in front of the ref and he didn’t call it.

  9. Jozy’s future depends on Brazil.

    If he scores a few goals in Brazil and has great performances he’ll get a move to another club. Maybe in Italy or France or Germany. Sunderland fans will be happy due to the $$$ he will bring them.

    If he has a horrible World Cup. He’ll either be dumped to a smaller league or kept on the bench for Sunderland

  10. If sunderland do unload Jozy I hope its to the merseyside. The more likely options are burnley or Leicester. Leicester would be a great fit I mean a chris wood/Jozy Altidore partnership would be A+

  11. If you have nothing to do and want a lesson in how not to play central defense, the Malaga – Elche match is interesting. Rodrigues scored on a boomer from 40 yards because the CB didn’t run up to the pass and just now the keeper had to grab the CB and point out that he should stop shaking his fist at the linesman on the far side as the ball was still in play.


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