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2014/15 Premier League Fixtures: Team-by-Team guide

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The Premier League fixtures for the 2014/15 season have been released!

Just like last season, you will be able to watch every single match live either on your television on online via NBC Sports Live Extra. TV times are released at a later date.

Newly promoted Leicester City, Queens Park Rangers, and Burnley have joined the fray, replacing relegated Fulham, Norwich City, and Cardiff City.

So without further ado, here is every team’s full fixture list for the upcoming season. Many of these dates are just preliminary to designate the matchweek itself, so there is the first of each month for reference, but other dates were left off for now.

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Opening Day starts August 16, start your countdown!

ARSENAL:

August 16: vs. Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Leicester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
source:  September 13: vs. Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: @ Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Hull City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: vs. Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 2: vs. Southampton, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Newcastle United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Queens Park Rangers (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
@ West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: @ Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: @ Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 3: @ Queens Park Rangers, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Newcastle United, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: vs. Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: @ Hull City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern

ASTON VILLA:

August 16: @ Stoke City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Newcastle United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Hull City, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: @ Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern source:
vs. Arsenal, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: vs. Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 2: @ Crystal Palace, 3 p.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Swansea City (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: vs. Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: vs. Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Hull City, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Newcastle United, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 3: vs. West Bromwich Albion, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: @ Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: vs. Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern

BURNLEY:

August 16: vs. Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: @ Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
vs. Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: @ Leicester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: @ Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 2: vs. Newcastle United, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Liverpool (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: @ Newcastle United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: vs. West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester United, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 3: @ Liverpool, 3 p.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Arsenal, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: @ West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Hull City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Stoke City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern

CHELSEA:

August 16: @ Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: vs. Swansea City, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
@ Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: vs. Arsenal, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: vs. Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 3: vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Newcastle United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Ham United (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: @ Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Newcastle United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: @ Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Everton, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 3: @ West Ham United, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: vs. Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Arsenal, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: vs. Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern

CRYSTAL PALACE:

August 16: @ Arsenal, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Newcastle United, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: vs. Burnley, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
@ Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: @ Hull City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: vs. Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 2: vs. Aston Villa, 3 p.m. Eastern
@ Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Southampton (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
@
Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: @ Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: @ Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Newcastle United, 3 p.m. Eastern
vs. Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 3: @ Southampton, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: vs. Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Hull City, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: @ Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern

EVERTON:

August 16: @ Leicester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Arsenal, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: @ West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
@ Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: @ Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: vs. Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 3: vs. Hull City, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Stoke City (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Newcastle United, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: @ Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: vs. Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Chelsea, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 4: @ Stoke City, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Newcastle United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: vs. Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: @ Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Eastern

HULL CITY:

August 16: @ Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Stoke City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: vs. West Ham United, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
@ Newcastle United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: vs. Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Arsenal, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: vs. Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 3: @ Everton, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Sunderland (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: vs. Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Newcastle United, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: @ Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Aston Villa, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 3: vs. Sunderland, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: @ Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: vs. Arsenal, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern

LEICESTER CITY:

August 16: vs. Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Arsenal, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: @ Stoke City, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
vs. Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: vs. Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Newcastle United, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: vs. West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 2: vs. Liverpool, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Tottenham Hotspur (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: @ Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: vs. Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Arsenal, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 4: @ Manchester City, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: vs. West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: vs. Newcastle United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern

LIVERPOOL:

August 16: vs. Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: vs. Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
@ West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: vs. West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Hull City, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: @ Newcastle United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 2: @ Leicester City, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Burnley (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: vs. Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: @ Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 3 p.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 3: vs. Burnley, 3 p.m. Eastern
@ Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: @ Arsenal, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Newcastle United, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Hull City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: vs. Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Stoke City, 9 a.m. Eastern

MANCHESTER CITY:

August 16: @ Newcastle United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Stoke City, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: @ Arsenal, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
vs. Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Hull City, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: @ Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: vs. Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 3: @ Sunderland, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ West Bromwich Albion (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: vs. Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: vs. Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Stoke City, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Newcastle United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 4: vs. Leicester City, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: @ Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: @ Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern

MANCHESTER UNITED:

August 16: vs. Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: vs. Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
@ Leicester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: vs. Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: @ Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 2: vs. Stoke City, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Newcastle United (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: @ Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: @ West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Burnley, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 4: @ Newcastle United, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: vs. Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern

NEWCASTLE UNITED:

August 16: vs. Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: @ Southampton, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
vs. Hull City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Stoke City, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: @ Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: vs. Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 2: @ Burnley, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester United (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: vs. Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: vs. Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Crystal Palace, 3 p.m. Eastern
@ Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 4: vs. Manchester United, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: @ Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Tottenham, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: @ Leicester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern

QUEENS PARK RANGERS:

August 16: vs. Hull City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: @ Manchester United, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
vs. Stoke City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: @ West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: @ Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Newcastle, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 2: @ Swansea City, 2:45 pm. Eastern
vs. Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Arsenal (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: vs. Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: vs. Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Sunderland, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 3: vs. Arsenal, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: @ West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: @ Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Newcastle United, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Leicester City, 9 a.m. Eastern

SOUTHAMPTON:

August 16: @ Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: vs. Newcastle United, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
@ Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: @ Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Stoke City, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: @ Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 2: @ Arsenal, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Crystal Palace (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: vs. Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Newcastle United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: @ Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Ham United, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 3: vs. Crystal Palace, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: @ Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Hull City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Stoke City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: @ Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Leicester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR:

August 16: @ West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: @ Sunderland, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
vs. West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Arsenal, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: vs. Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Newcastle United, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: @ Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 3: @ Chelsea, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Swansea, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Leicester City (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: vs. Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: vs. Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Liverpool, 3 p.m. Eastern
vs. West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 4: vs. Swansea City, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: @ Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Newcastle, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: vs. Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Stoke City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Hull City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern

STOKE CITY:

August 16: vs. Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Hull City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: vs. Leicester City, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
@ Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Newcastle United, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: @ Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: vs. West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 2: @ Manchester United, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Everton (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: vs. Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: @ Newcastle United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester City, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 4: vs. Everton, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: @ Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ West Ham United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: @ Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern

SUNDERLAND:

August 16: @ West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
@ Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: vs. Stoke City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Arsenal, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: @ Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 3: vs. Manchester City, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Newcastle United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Hull City (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: @ Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: @ Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Queens Park Rangers, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 3: @ Hull City, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: vs. Newcastle United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Arsenal, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Stoke City, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: vs. Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern

SWANSEA CITY:

August 16: @ Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Bromwich Albion, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: @ Chelsea, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
vs. Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: vs. Newcastle United, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Stoke City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: @ Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 2: vs. Queens Park Rangers, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Aston Villa (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: @ Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: vs. Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ West Bromwich Albion, 3 p.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 4: @ Tottenham Hotspur, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: vs. Hull City, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Leicester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Newcastle United, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: vs. Stoke City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Arsenal, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Eastern

WEST BROMWICH ALBION:

August 16: vs. Sunderland, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Swansea City, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: vs. Everton, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
@ Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: @ Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: @ Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Newcastle United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Chelsea, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 2: vs. West Ham United, 3 p.m. Eastern
@ Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Queens Park Rangers, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester City (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: @ West Ham United, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 10 a.m. Eastern
February 7: @ Burnley, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Swansea City, 3 p.m. Eastern
@ Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Southampton, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 3: @ Aston Villa, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
vs. Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: vs. Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: @ Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Newcastle United, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Chelsea, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Arsenal, 9 a.m. Eastern

WEST HAM UNITED:

August 16: vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Southampton, 9 a.m. Eastern
September 13: @ Hull City, 9 a.m. Easternsource:
vs. Liverpool, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester United, 9 a.m. Eastern
October 4: vs. Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
November 1: @ Stoke City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Aston Villa, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Everton, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Newcastle, 10 a.m. Eastern
December 2: @ West Bromwich Albion, 3 p.m. Eastern
vs. Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Leicester City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Chelsea (Boxing Day), 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
January 1: vs. West Bromwich Albion, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Swansea City, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Hull City, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Liverpool, 10 a.m. Eastern
Feburary 7: vs. Manchester United, 10 a.m. Eastern
@ Southampton, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Tottenham, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. Eastern
March 3: vs. Chelsea, 2:45 p.m. Eastern
@ Arsenal, 10 a.m. Eastern
vs. Sunderland, 10 a.m. Eastern
April 4: @ Leicester City. 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Stoke City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Manchester City, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Queens Park Rangers, 9 a.m. Eastern
May 2: vs. Burnley, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Aston Villa, 9 a.m. Eastern
vs. Everton, 9 a.m. Eastern
@ Newcastle United, 9 a.m.Eastern

Inexperienced Southgate given first shot at vacant England job

BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05:  Gareth Southgate the manager of England U21's looks on during a training session at St Georges Park on September 5, 2016 in Burton-upon-Trent, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) After the acrimonious departure of Sam Allardyce, England’s national soccer team is temporarily in the hands of a man who said just three weeks ago that he wasn’t ready for such a high pressure job.

Yet interim coach Gareth Southgate may end up keeping it given the paucity of top-class English managers around.

The English Football Association’s preference is that an Englishman coaches the national team, but there’s hardly a queue of top-quality candidates.

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Alan Pardew, Eddie Howe and Steve Bruce are high on the list of bookmakers’ favorites to be the next England coach, yet none of them have managed a so-called big club in the Premier League or coached a team in the Champions League. Pardew and Howe are in charge of unfashionable Premier League clubs (Crystal Palace and Bournemouth, respectively) and Bruce recently quit as manager of Hull.

Glenn Hoddle, England coach from 1996-99, is also on the bookies’ list and a popular call with ex-professionals even though he hasn’t coached in a decade.

So Southgate, who has been given the reins for England’s next four matches – against Malta, Slovenia, Scotland and Spain – can stake a claim for the role on a full-time basis should he impress as a caretaker coach.

Except this was the same man who said as recently as Sept. 5 that he needed more experience to be England manager, having coached only one club (Middlesbrough, from 2006-09) and been in charge of the England under-21 side since 2013. Southgate pulled out of the race to succeed Roy Hodgson after the European Championship for this very reason, with the job going to Allardyce.

“I’m pretty clear on what I’m comfortable with,” Southgate said then, “but also I know to take that role wasn’t something I think I’ve got the experience for.

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“I think it’s one of the ultimate jobs and you want every skill set possible when you go into it. I think with England, there are one or two other things that I would want to have had experience of before I took that role, to be going into it from a real position of strength. Maybe that happens in the future, maybe it doesn’t?”

Less than a month later, he’s been thrust into what some term “The Impossible Job.”

Clean-cut, well-spoken and with no baggage, the 46-year-old Southgate fits the bill for the FA in terms of image. He would be the last person likely to get caught up in the kind of newspaper sting that led to Allardyce losing his job on Tuesday. He also knows the FA and what the national body wants and expects, having been an employee for three years.

“Gareth Southgate will do a good job,” FA chairman Greg Clarke said. “He knows the people, he knows the team, he knows the setup at St. George’s Park. He’ll take over pretty seamlessly.”

Best known for missing a crucial penalty in England’s shootout loss to Germany in the Euro 1996 semifinals, Southgate was fired after three years at Middlesbrough following its relegation from the Premier League. He has repaired his coaching reputation with England’s under-21s and led the team to a first title in 22 years at the Toulon tournament this year.

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Bruce is the second-favorite with bookmakers, behind Southgate, and has to be a big contender considering he was interviewed by the FA for the job eventually given to Allardyce. The 38-year-old Howe, who guided unfancied Bournemouth into the Premier League and kept it there, is widely regarded as a future England coach but now may be too soon for him.

The problem for English coaches is they are rarely given the chance to prove themselves at the leading Premier League clubs, who prefer foreign managers. The FA has tried to address the lack of top English coaches by building the sprawling National Football Centre in central England in 2012 and using that as a base from where talented young coaches can be brought through. That will take time, though.

For now, the FA has given itself some breathing space and will look to have a new man in place by England’s World Cup qualifier against Lithuania in March.

“It wasn’t the plan we had,” Clarke said, “but we’ve now got to make the new plan work.”

MLS Snapshots: Montreal, DC strengthen playoff bids; TFC draws Orlando (video)

Montreal Impact midfielder Ignacio Piatti, center, is congratulated by teammate Matteo Mancosu (21) following a goal against the San Jose Earthquakes during the first half of a soccer game, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
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For most of Wednesday’s trio of Major League Soccer matches we had a paucity of goals, Montreal’s potent attack the only thing assuring it wasn’t zero.

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But the final half hours in two of our three matches proved fruitful for the box scores.

Montreal Impact 3-1 San Jose Earthquakes

With Didier Drogba resting, the Impact still managed to strengthen their playoff plans while crushing San Jose’s hopes for the second season. Dominic Odoro buried a rebound early before MVP hopeful Ignacio Piatti made it 2-0 before halftime. Piatti later helped Johan Venegas put the game away late.

Chris Wondolowski scored his 11th goal of the season to pull San Jose within a goal with just under a half-hour to play, his 120th in MLS has him 25 behind Landon Donovan of the LA Galaxy for the all-time record.

The loss leaves San Jose seven points shy of a playoff spot with four matches to play.

Toronto FC 0-0 Orlando City

There were chances, sure: Michael Bradley looped a gorgeous pass that Jonathan Osorio somehow hit over the net from inside the six, and Cyle Larin was denied by a diving Alex Bono at the other end.

Two yellow cards to Tosaint Rickets in a 14-minute span left TFC down a man for the final 20 minutes, but the Reds held on for a point at home. Orlando is now five points shy of the East’s final playoff spot, while Toronto used its game-in-hand to pull ahead of New York Red Bulls and New York City FC for the top spot in the East.

DC United 3-0 Columbus Crew

This one saw the chances evenly distributed but the ball mostly with the visitors. Fortunately for DC’s playoff hopes, Lloyd Sam’s third goal of the season opened up a 1-0 lead in the 71st minute off a slick feed from Luciano Acosta. Lamar Neagle had a classy finish to make it 2-0, then assisted Alvaro Saborio to end this game and Columbus’ playoff hopes.

Tata Martino on choosing Atlanta: Project “worth more than money”

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JUNE 26: Gerardo Martino of Argentina clls out against Chile during the Copa America Centenario Championship match at MetLife Stadium on June 26, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Chile defeated Argentina 4-2 in penalty kicks. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Paraguay.

Newell’s Old Boys.

Barcelona.

Argentina.

Atlanta United.

That’s the career path for new Atlanta boss Tata Martino, announced Wednesday as the first manager in United history.

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It’s a fascinating hire for the club and its league, Major League Soccer, as United prepares to debut in 2017.

And it’s also interesting on account of the coach. The 53-year-old Argentine remains in his prime, a three-time Copa America runner-up who was organizing Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Xavi and company just three years ago.

Timothy Pratt filed a report on the hiring for the New York Times on Wednesday, one that speaks to Martino’s excitement at helping start a club from the ground up. The coach is excited to aid technical director and USMNT legend Carlos Bocanegra in guiding players from youth on up, similar to what Oscar Pareja has done at FC Dallas.

From NYTimes.com:

Martino underlined the importance of youth player development at his new club “based on how I became a player at Newell’s.” The club is known for grooming players, including a young Lionel Messi, who played for Martino with Barcelona and Argentina. “Working with the youth teams is fundamental for me, no matter where in the world I’m coaching,” he said.

“But the proposal they’re offering me — to install my style of play and build from the ground up — is worth more than money,” he said.

That’s the kinda hire that should be high-fived. Let’s see how it plays out.

Europa League: Mourinho says targeted Man Utd must win; Saints shorthanded

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24:  Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United makes his way to the tunnel after the final whistle  during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford on September 24, 2016 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Europa League goes into its second day of group play with the onus on the biggest club in the tournament to pick up a win.

Don’t believe us? Ask Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.

“To be honest, I think we have to win,” Mourinho said at his pre-match press conference. “If we don’t win, I would say we’d have to win all the last four matches, which is difficult, so I think it is very important that we win this game.”

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United fell 1-0 at Feyenoord to open the group stage, and now hosts Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk at 3:05 p.m. ET Thursday. He knows its the equivalent of a massive Cup match for the visitors.

“The Europa League is a competition Man United isn’t normally in, so when these teams have a giant like Man United in front of them, it’s a huge moment for them and they come to the game with incredible motivation.”

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will start for United, as there’s a chance that Anthony Martial will rejoin the side. Henrikh Mkhitaryan is out, and Wayne Rooney (back) and Luke Shaw (illness) may not play.

The other Premier League side in play is Southampton, as the Saints take a long flight to Israel for a 3:05 p.m. ET kickoff against Hapoel Be’er Sheva.

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Saints handled Sparta Prague at home, and now face the Camels, who went to Inter Milan and won. Southampton is without Charlie Austin, Jose Fonte, Ryan Bertrand, and Steven Davis.

Should be a very decent match from Turner Stadium in Be’er Sheva.

Elsewhere

all times ET

Mainz at Gabala — 11 a.m.
Young Boys at Astana — 11 a.m.
Osmanlispor at Zurich — 1 p.m.
Red Bull Salzburg at Schalke — 1 p.m.
PAOK at Liberec — 1 p.m.
Qarabag at Fiorentina — 1 p.m.
Villarreal at Steaua Bucuresti — 1 p.m.
Nice at Krasnodar — 1 p.m.
Standard Liege at Ajax — 1 p.m.
Braga at Shakhtar Donetsk — 1 p.m.
Panathinaikos at Celta Vigo — 1 p.m.
Inter Milan at Sparta Prague — 1 p.m.
Konyaspor at Gent — 1 p.m.
Sassuolo at Genk — 3:05 p.m.
Zorya at Manchester United — 3:05 p.m.
Anderlecht at Saint-Etienne — 3:05 p.m.
Apoel Nicosia at Olympiacos — 3:05 p.m.
Maccabi Tel-Aviv at Dundalk — 3:05 p.m.
Feyenoord at Fenerbahce — 3:05 p.m.
Rapid Wien at Athletic Bilbao — 3:05 p.m.
Viktoria Plzen at Austria Wien — 3:05 p.m.
AZ Alkmaar at Zenit Saint-Petersburg — 3:05 p.m.
Astra Giurgiu at AS Roma — 3:05 p.m.