Premier League TV, streaming schedule – Week 36

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We have 10 games coming up across four days in the Premier League with plenty on the line.

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Kicking things off on Friday, West Ham host Tottenham (Watch live, 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBC Sports.com) in a massive London derby as Spurs hope to close the gap on PL leaders Chelsea to just one point.

On Saturday Manchester City host Crystal Palace (Watch live, 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBC Sports.com) with Pep Guardiola‘s men aiming to move one step closer to sealing a spot in the top four.

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Hull City host Sunderland (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBC Sports.com) with the Tigers aiming for another big home win against the already-relegated Black Cats. At the same time Leicester City host Watford (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET on CNBC and online via NBC Sports.com) at the King Power Stadium with both teams hoping to push into the top 10 with a win.

Saturday ends with Swansea City welcoming Everton to South Wales (Watch live, 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and online via NBC Sports.com) and Paul Clement‘s are two points off safety with three games to go. They simply have to win to give themselves a fighting chance of staying up.

Sunday is another busy day as Liverpool host Southampton (Watch live, 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBC Sports.com) with Jurgen Klopp‘s men sitting in third place but they need another win to pull further clear of Manchester United and Arsenal.

Speaking of those two teams, Arsenal host Man United (Watch live, 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com) at the Emirates Stadium with both teams on the outside looking in for the top four. A win for either would be a huge boost in their hopes to finish in the top four.

The week ends with Chelsea hosting Middlesbrough (Watch live, 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBC Sports.com) as Antonio Conte‘s men will have to wait all weekend to continue their title charge. Will the pressure get to them? As for Boro, they may have to win to stay in the league.

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On Monday the week finishes with Watford welcoming Liverpool (Watch live, 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBC Sports.com) to Vicarage Road. Jurgen Klopp‘s men are feeling the pressure in third place in the table as Manchester United and Manchester City hunt them down.

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

Friday
3 p.m. ET: West Ham vs. Tottenham – NBCSN [STREAM]

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

Sunday
8:30 a.m. ET: Middlesbrough vs. Manchester City – NBCSN [STREAM]
11 a.m. ET: Tottenham vs. Arsenal – NBCSN [STREAM]

Monday
3 p.m. ET: Chelsea vs. Middlesbrough – 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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