One spot left in the Premier League – Will it go to Watford or Crystal Palace?

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Before dozing off into your summer slumber without English football, there is still one match remaining that deserves your recognition, today’s Championship play-off final between Crystal Palace and Watford.

The two sides meet at Wembley on Monday to decide which club will fill the Premier League’s 20th and final spot. Cardiff City and Hull City have already won promotion with the former clinching the top spot in the Championship after an 0-0 draw against Charlton Athletic on April 17th and the later securing on a dramatic final day of the season.

It was that final day that caused such agony for Gianfranco Zola’s Watford side, who, in their feverish search for a winner against Leeds, ended up losing after replacement keeper Jack Bonham was lobbed by Ross McCormack on a counter-attack. Forced to settle for third place, Watford lost the first leg of the Championship semi-final 1-0 at Leicester City before storming back for a 3-1 second leg victory against The Foxes to win 3-2 on aggregate.

Palace finished fifth in the Championship meaning the Eagles needed to get by a semi-final matchup with rivals Brighton & Hove Albion to reach the final. After a 0-0 draw at Palace’s Selhurst Park, things looked bleak for Ian Holloway’s men. But a fantastic brace by Wilfried Zaha in the return leg secured Palace a match-up with Watford in the final.

Today’s tie will be the final one for Zaha in a Palace shirt as he is set to complete a £15 million ($22.7m) switch to Manchester United after the match. The talented 20 year old winger come striker has been carrying an ankle knock but should be fit for his final match for the South London club.

Holloway’s squad will need a big match from the United bound player as 30 goal striker Glenn Murray is out for six months with a knee injury while fellow striker Stephen Dobbie has been forced to return to Brighton after his loan deal expired. Captain Paddy McCarthy also remains out with a groin injury, joining full-back Jonathan Parr who is recovering from ankle ligament damage.

The injuries put the Eagles behind the eight-ball as Watford enter the match with a relatively clean bill of health and feeling fresh after a four day trip to Marbella last week.

The match can be seen in the U.S. at 9:55 a.m. on beIN Sport.

Crystal Palace Projected XI: Speroni; Ward, Delaney, Gabbidon, Moxey; Dikgacoi, Jedinak; Zaha, Garvan, Williams; Wilbraham.

Watford Projected XI: Almunia; Doyley, Ekstrand, Cassetti; Anya, Abdi, Hogg, Chalobah, Briggs; Deeney, Vydra.

Europa League Preview: Everton, Milan look to make group stage

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Everton look to make it back into the Europa League group stage for the first time since the 2014-2015 season and it has a two-goal advantage heading into the second leg of its tie.

Ronald Koeman and co. travel to Croatia to face Hadjuk Split Thursday having won the first leg at Goodison Park, 2-0. Everton is coming off a hard-fought draw on Monday with Manchester City and will be on short rest heading into the match.

Elsewhere in Europa League action, AC Milan take its 6-0 aggregate lead to Skopje, Macedonia as the legendary club looks to return to the group stage of a European competition for the first time since 2013-2014.

Here’s a look at all of Thursday’s Europa League matches, with the current aggregate scores:

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League Cup wrap: Southampton, Newcastle knocked out by Championship sides

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Last season, Southampton made it to the EFL Cup final. This year, it’s a different story.

The Saints were bounced by Wolverhampton Wanderers, 2-0 at home on Wednesday in the second round of the cup. Joining Southampton of Premier League sides going home early was Newcastle, which lost 3-2 after extra time at home against Nottingham Forest.

Four other Premier League sides did advance to the third round, as Stoke City, Huddersfield Town, West Ham United and Burnley all won their fixtures.

Here’s a look at the rest of Wednesday’s EFL Cup action:

Blackburn 0-2 Burnley

Cheltenham 0-2 West Ham

Huddersfield 2-1 Rotherham

Newcastle 2-3 Nottingham Forest

Southampton 0-2 Wolverhampton

Stoke City 4-0 Rochdale

Breaking down who each Premier League team could face in the UCL Group Stage

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The UEFA Champions League group stage lineup is complete, with five Premier League clubs making the list.

On Wednesday, Liverpool joined Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City and Manchester United in the group stage after beating Hoffenheim, 6-3 on aggregate in the playoff qualification round.

Thursday’s Champions League draw (2 p.m. ET) will place clubs into groups of four, where they’ll play three matches at home and away.

Here’s a look at the four coefficient pots and who each Premier League club could face:

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Follow Live – Texas Derby, Cascadia Cup headline busy night of MLS action

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Welcome to MLS Rivalry Week.

The surging Houston Dynamo could move to first place in the Western Conference with a win over rivals FC Dallas while the current first-place side, the Seattle Sounders travel north and across the border to face Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

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The Dynamo have made an impressive turnaround under coach Wilmer Cabrera and he’ll have the trio of Ricardo Clark, Alberth Elis and star forward Erick Torres available to face Dallas after missing the Dynamo’s match at Vancouver last weekend, which ended 2-1 in favor of the Whitecaps.

FC Dallas are in its worst form of the season, winless in its last four games, but the team will be extra motivated to beat its rivals.

El Capitan is on the line after draws between FC Dallas and the Dynamo in two matches earlier this season.

Meanwhile up in Vancouver, the Whitecaps host a Sounders squad that pulled out a last-gasp victory last weekend over Minnesota United. While the team is in great form on the road recently (two wins and two draws), the top story heading into the game is the unexpected absence of Joevin Jones, who left the Sounders for his home in Trinidad and Tobago ahead of the upcoming international break.

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On the other side, Fredy Montero faces his former club and carries an interesting record into Wednesday’s match. Of his 35 MLS goals, 11 have been scored against Cascadia Cup competition.

Here’s a look at Wednesday’s action:

Full schedule

Columbus Crew vs. LA Galaxy – 7:30 p.m. ET

D.C. United vs. Atlanta United – 7:30 p.m.ET

FC Dallas vs. Houston Dynamo – 8 p.m. ET

Toronto FC vs. Philadelphia Union – 8 p.m. ET

Real Salt Lake vs. San Jose Earthquakes – 10 p.m. ET

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Seattle Sounders – 10 p.m. ET

Portland Timbers vs. Colorado Rapids – 10:30 p.m. ET