Full Premier League schedule – Week 33

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Easter weekend will be a big one in the Premier League.

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Kicking things off on Saturday Tottenham Hotspur hope to keep the pressure on Chelsea as they host Bournemouth (Watch live, 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBC Sports.com) at White Hart Lane. With the return of Harry Kane, can Mauricio Pochettino‘s side cut the gap to four points?

Crystal Palace then host Leicester City (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET on CNBC and online via NBC Sports.com) at Selhurst Park with both teams in good form after dragging themselves away from the drop zone. At the same time Watford host Swansea (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBC Sports.com) with the Welsh outfit eager to win and get out of the drop zone.

Saturday ends with a big game on the South Coast as in-form Southampton host Manchester City (Watch live, 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and online via NBC Sports.com). Can Pep Guardiola‘s men stay on course for a to four finish?

Sunday is another busy day as West Brom host Liverpool (Watch live, 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBC Sports.com) at the Hawthorns with Jurgen Klopp‘s men eager to keep their own top four dreams on track. Then comes the big one at Old Trafford, Manchester United hosting Chelsea (Watch live, 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBC Sports.com) in what should be an epic battle as Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte collide on the sidelines.

Then the PL week ends on Monday as top-four chasing Arsenal head to struggling Middlesbrough (Watch live, 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBC Sports.com) with Arsene Wenger‘s looking to rebound from their big defeat at Palace last Monday as they train to improve their chances of qualifying for the Champions League.

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The full TV schedule for this weekend is below, plus you can watch every single second of every single game live online via NBC Sports.com and the NBC Sports App,

You can also watch Premier League “Goal Rush” at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday for all the goals as they go in. Goal Rush is available via NBC Sports.com and the NBC Sports App,

If you’re looking for full-event replays of Premier League games, you can find them here. They are available soon after the final whistle, but rights limit us to a certain number each week. Looking for game highlights? Try this. Here’s your full TV schedule for the coming days. Enjoy.


FULL TV SCHEDULE

Saturday
7:30 a.m. ET: Tottenham vs. Bournemouth – NBCSN [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Watford vs. Swansea – CNBC [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Crystal Palace vs. Leicester City – NBCSN [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Stoke City vs. Hull City – Premier League Extratime [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Sunderland vs. West Ham – Premier League Extratime [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Everton vs. Burnley – Premier League Extratime [STREAM]
12:30 p.m. ET: Southampton vs. Manchester City — NBC [STREAM]

Sunday
8:30 a.m. ET: West Brom vs. Liverpool – NBCSN [STREAM]
11 a.m. ET: Manchester United vs. Chelsea – NBCSN [STREAM]

Monday
3 p.m. ET: Middlesbrough vs. Arsenal – NBCSN [STREAM]

Photo: Flamengo supporter tattoos club jersey on body

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A supporter in Brazil has taken fandom to a whole new level with a piece of body art that shows his devotion to the club.

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Maurício dos Anjos, a passionate Flamengo fan, has been a life-long supporter of the Rio de Janeiro-based club, and has the tattoo to prove it.

While it may look like body paint, Dos Anjos has a tattoo on the upper-half of his body depicting the Flamengo jersey, and it’s pretty awesome.

“People ask me if I don’t find it strange that I’m always wearing a Flamengo shirt. And I just don’t,” dos Anjos told VICE. “To me, it’s normal. But it doesn’t seem like anyone I talk to about it actually dislikes my tattoo.”

In total, Dos Anjos says the body work took over 90 hours and 30 sessions to complete the tattoo.

Has the perception of MLS really changed?

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When David Beckham arrived in Los Angeles back in 2007 his presence changed the complexion of Major League Soccer for all the right reasons, and the perception of the growing league changed.

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Over the years, MLS has strived to move into the upper-echelon of the global game, in an attempt to compete with the likes of the Premier League, Bundesliga and La Liga, but naysayers still indicate to this day that the United States’ top flight lacks the quality of the aforementioned.

Phrases like “retirement league” and “uninspired” have been used to describe MLS in the past, particularly when it comes to the league’s willingness to spend boatloads of cash on notable players well past their prime.

Examples such as Andrea Pirlo, Steven Gerrard and Rafael Marquez have at times dampened the perception of MLS due to the lack of quality on the pitch from those players, along with several others that had previously boasted extensive resumes.

Now, we’re at a time where MLS has picked up its scouting, with clubs focused more on younger, more skilled talents from South America and Europe.

That has led to major signings over the past several years, such as Ezequiel Barco, Miguel Almiron, Diego Rossi and Jesus Medina, to name a few.

Has that changed the overall complexion of MLS though?

On Thursday, Kevin De Bruyne‘s agent, Patrick de Koster, suggested in an interview that the Belgium international would likely “finish” his career in MLS.

“For now, he’s very happy at this club,” De Koster said. “We always look what the best solution for the player, both financially and football wise. Kevin’s future? I can see him finish at Los Angeles.”

This comes on the heels of a 36-year-old Zlatan Ibrahimovic joining the LA Galaxy in a move that has sent shockwaves across the league and the world because of the Swede’s great presence on a global scale.

It’s not to say that players like Ibrahimovic, or previous signings like David Villa and Didier Drogba cannot help the overall growth of MLS, because they certainly bring an awareness to the matches and draw attention to their respective clubs.

However, the long-term viability of MLS has been and will continue to be sustained on youth players succeeding in the league, as well as being able to draw promising young talents into the top flight of the U.S.

Report: USMNT likely to face Brazil, Mexico in September friendlies

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The U.S. Men’s National Team won’t have a busy schedule throughout the summer, but Dave Sarachan and his side will get a tiny taste of the World Cup in September.

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ESPN FC is reporting that the USMNT will likely face Brazil and Mexico — both of whom will travel to Russia in June — later this year, as the U.S. Soccer Federation is in the process of finalizing both friendlies.

The matches are set to be played during the September international window, which runs from Sept. 3 through Sept. 11.

Both fixtures will reportedly be played in the United States, although venues haven’t been determined yet.

The U.S. has already begun booking a slate of difficult matches to round out 2018, with England and Italy already confirmed opponents for the Yanks in November.

The Yanks are 1-17-0 all-time against Brazil in all competitions, while the U.S. hasn’t faced Mexico since its 1-1 draw at the Estadio Azteca in June 2017 during CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.

Men in Blazers: Jurgen Klopp talks loss of Coutinho and more

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Roger Bennett talks with manager Jurgen Klopp about revolutionizing Liverpool, his Greatest Show on Turf-esque offense, the loss of Philippe Coutinho and how he keeps football in perspective.

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