Here’s what’s coming up on Sunday. All times are EST:
English Premier League:
Everton (WDDLW) pays a visit to Bolton Wanderers (DLLWL) in the only EPL match that I’m aware of this weekend featuring at least one American as a starter on each team: midfielder Stuart Holden for Bolton and goalkeeper Tim Howard for Everton. Kickoff is 11:00 a.m. on Fox Soccer Channel.
And although it’s taking place on Monday, the West London Derby featuring Fulham (DWLWD), with Clint Dempsey leading their scoring this season taking on Chelsea (LWWWL) on ESPN2 at 3 p.m. should be worth watching if you happen to be able to see it.
Italian Serie A:
While Fox is carrying three games on Sunday, the prime game to see is third place Inter Milan (WLWWW), whose form has been improving under Brazilian coach Leonardo, travels southwest to Turin to face eighth place Juventus (WDLLW). The game starts at 2:30 on Fox Soccer Channel.
If you’re up early our out really late, you can catch fifth place Palermo (LWLWW) hosting eleventh place Fiorentina (DDLWD) on Fox Soccer Plus at 6:30 a.m. Forza Viola!
Fourth place Lazio (WLWDD) leaves the eternal city for Lombardy to take on eighteenth place Brescia (WLLDW) on Fox Soccer Channel at 9:00 a.m.
Sixteenth place Cologne (LDWLW) hosts fourth place Mainz (WLLWD) on Gol TV at 10:30 a.m.
Spanish Primeira Liga:
The prime game on Sunday in my opinion is sixth place Espanyol (WWWLL), Barcelona’s other team, will host Barcelona’s dreaded rival, second place Real Madrid (WDWLW). Espanyol has lost at home only to FC Barcelona and Villarreal, number and number three, respectively, in the league. Go Periquitos! Kickoff is 12:30 p.m. on Gol TV.
ESPN Deportes is hosting a doubleheader starting at 10:55 with sixteenth place Hercules (WLLLL), the only club to put a “L” in Barcelona’s column this season, hosts thirteenth place Zaragoza (LWWWD), a club with only one win in its first sixteen games, but with four wins in its last six. The second match pits seventeenth place Deportivo La Coruña (LLLDL) , a once great team and league champion in 1999-2000 against third place Villarreal (LWWWL) at 12:55 p.m.
French Ligue 1:
French Ligue 1 fans, you haven’t been ignored. Fox Soccer Plus is carrying first place Lille (DWWWD) against eighth place Toulouse (WLWLW) at 2:55 p.m.