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Aston Villa is searching for its first win with Tim Sherwood in charge against local rivals.

West Brom visits Villa Park for the first of two times this week in English Premier League action on Tuesday. The Baggies are unbeaten in their last five outings and will try to hand their Midlands rivals a third consecutive defeat.

After falling to Newcastle on Saturday, Villa sits 19th in the Premier League standings and can climb out of the relegation zone with a win. Fellow strugglers Sunderland visit Hull in search of a vital win, while Southampton tries to regain ground in the race for a UEFA Champions League spot against 12th-place Crystal palace.

Midweek domestic cup action is taking place in both Germany and France. The DFB Pokal round of 16 kicks off with Bayer Leverkusen playing 2. Bundesliga side Kaiserslautern. Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund will try to take Bundesliga form into its road trip to face Dynamo Dresden. Dortmund beat rivals Schalke 3-0 on Saturday for a fourth consecutive league win.

Later in the day, Santos Laguna will try to exact revenge on Queretaro, who trounced them 5-0 the last time the teams met in Copa MX action. Brazil’s Cruzeiro hosts Argentine club Huracan in Copa Libertadores group play, while Montreal Impact take a 2-2 aggregate score into the second leg against Pachuca in the CONCACAF Champions League.

If you will be watching today’s action, feel free to leave your thoughts, opinions, and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (today’s soccer on TV schedule after the jump):

11 a.m. – ESPN3 – Bayer Leverkusen vs. Kaiserslautern

2:30 p.m. – ESPN3 – Dynamo Dresden vs. Borussia Dortmund

2:45 p.m. – NBCSN – Aston Villa vs. West Brom

2:45 p.m. – Premier League Extra Time – Hull vs. Sunderland

2:45 p.m. – Premier League Extra Time – Southampton vs. Crystal Palace

3 p.m. – beIN Sports USA – Boulogne vs. Saint-Etienne

5:45 p.m. – Fox Deportes – Barcelona SC vs. Libertad

6 p.m. – Fox Sports 2 – Mexico U-17 vs. St. Lucia U-17

7:50 p.m. – ESPN3 – Atletico San Luis vs. Mineros de Zacatecas

8 p.m. – Fox Deportes – Cruzeiro vs. Huracan

8 p.m. – Fox Sports 2 – Montreal Impact vs. Pachuca

8 p.m. – Univision Deportes – Guadalajara vs. Irapuato

9:55 p.m. – ESPN Deportes – Santos Laguna vs. Queretaro

10 p.m. – Univision Deportes – Monterrey vs. Tiburones De Veracruz


  1. Cameron Porter had a breakout season last year at Princeton with 15 goals in 17 games and many of those game winners. It looks like his progress continues. Great goal.

  2. Crazy finish. Good for MTL. The honestly looked fairly decent over the two legs…. much better than I had expected.

  3. Boy, I wish Gyau was healthy, the game against Dresden would have been perfect for him. Dresden pushed BvB put never had a meaningful chance on goal. BvB toughed out the win against a scrappy 3rd division squad. While it wasn’t pretty, it seems they’ve righted the ship a bit and are getting results finally.

  4. why Van A. wasn’t starting i don’t know but a good cross (almost in the goal itself) headed in by Rodwell. 1-1. Van A. has been a bright spot this season. big upgrade over M. Alonso from last year.

  5. Defoe with a counter, shot from 20 yards out… had an open man to his left… Sunderland not looking very good today

  6. Poyet sent to the stands after arguing a penalty no-call (Rodwell had minimal contact and dropped to ground a step later…..aka a good no-call) Hull 1-0 Sunderland half time.

  7. The MLS owners have agreed to free agency……………………ONLY if a player is 32 years or older and has 10 or more years with the same club. Wow. Just wow.

    • well I can tell you now, the players will not be going for that malarkey smdh…….it’s ridiculous that MLS tries to handcuff the players with these moronic attempts at controlling player movement!


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