It’s Friday, you’re heading home from the office and the moment you’ve been looking forward to all week has arrived.
The Premier League action on NBC Sports is upon us my friends.
Kicking off the action is a belter between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge, live on NBCSN at 7:45am ET, then we switch over to USA with Arsenal vs. Sunderland live at 10am ET. Following that is a cracker down at Selhurst Park as Crystal palace take on Manchester United at 12:30pm ET live on NBC.
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On Sunday the action continues as Liverpool host Swansea city at 8:30am ET on NBCSN, which is followed by Norwich City vs. Tottenham Hotspur at 11am ET.
You can watch NBC and USA for our feature games and watch every single second of every single game live this season online via NBC Sports Live Extra and the NBC Sports Live Extra App.
Via your TV you can watch the games live on Premier League Extra Time. Here’s your full TV schedule for the coming days. Enjoy.
FULL TV SCHEDULE
7:45am ET: Chelsea vs. Everton – NBCSN
10am ET: Arsenal vs. Sunderland – USA
10am ET: Cardiff City vs. Hull City – Premier League Extratime
10am ET: Manchester City vs. Stoke City – Premier League Extratime
10am ET: West Brom vs. Fulham – Premier League Extratime
10am ET: West Ham vs. Southampton – Premier League Extratime
12:30pm ET: Crystal Palace vs. Manchester United – NBC
8:30am ET: Newcastle United vs. Aston Villa – Premier League Extratime
8:30am ET: Liverpool vs. Swansea City – NBCSN
11am ET: Norwich City vs. Tottenham – NBCSN
It isn’t Dortmund, but that’s a good thing for Liverpool.
Our own Joe Prince-Wright was on the scene for Jurgen Klopp’s unveiling as the latest Reds manager, and the 48-year-old German had a lot to say.
Perhaps most poignant for Liverpool fans are Klopp’s words on the talent he inherits from Brendan Rodgers. Sure there are quips that will hit the headlines, but how about Klopp’s assertion that success shouldn’t take nearly as long as his dramatic work at BVB.
From JPW on Merseyside:
“We did in Dortmund what we had to do, to improve the players, to work for a common idea of play. That is what we did and its the same thing we want to do here. They are not the same players of course,” Klopp told NBC Sports ProSoccerTalk. “These players from Liverpool are better, more experienced in some ways and younger in other cases. Everything is okay, I am here. I am not here only because LFC was calling. I believe in the potential of this team. Four or five strikers you can work with when they are not injured, midfielders is really good, defenders experienced and very young, goalkeeper is really good. Everything is there.”
Everything. A powerful word and one that doesn’t get lost in translation. Liverpool has a batch of world class talent, and Klopp’s is anxious to organize it in world class fashion. Strap in, Anfield.
So here we go: the biggest rivalry in U.S. Soccer, the one that sends fans racing for the stadia for a glimpse of history.
It’s the U.S. and Mexico for the right to go to the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia, and it will play out at the Rose Bowl on Saturday night.
National pride is on the line, and national jobs may rightly be in jeopardy. Let’s swing through our coverage, and what’s at stake in just over 24 hours time.
Who is the key to Saturday’s match? Is it Michael Bradley? Fabian Johnson? Andres Guardado? Will Klinsmann opt for players with Liga MX experience, stay Euro Heavy, or appease the domestic set? Read more here.
So how will Klinsmann line ’em up? JPW has his preference, some options, and a prediction of what the manager will do.
What are the chances this one finds its way into the upper echelon of matches in the Mexico/U.S. rivalry? This is the company it could join.
The folks in the anti-Klinsmann brigade seethe with pure detestation of the USMNT boss. Any quote from him is self-serving and dishonest, any success accidental. Beat Germany or the Netherlands in friendlies on the road? Coincidental and Unimportant. Lose a friendly to Brazil? The worst thing ever.
[ MORE: The case for firing Klinsmann after a loss ]
So this match, being meaningful and testing his unbeaten mark vs Mexico, is going to be a clarion call for U.S. Soccer fans. Barring a cataclysmic loss in horrific blowout fashion, he won’t be canned. But a win will be validation for his supporters while a loss would cue a genuine hot seat. And for his detractors, already foaming at the mouth from the words of icon Landon Donovan? Kablammo.