LIVE – Aston Villa vs. Birmingham City, USMNT battles headline League Cup action


Eight encounters are coming your way as the third round of the Capital One Cup is here and a place in the last 16 awaits the winner.

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Headlining Tuesday is a second-city derby between Aston Villa and Birmingham City, with the latter having a bright start to the season in English soccer’s second tier and aiming for a shock win over their bitter rivals. U.S. international Brad Guzan will likely play in goal for Villa as they are without a win in the Premier League since the opening day of the season and could badly do with a confidence boost. Another USMNT man will line up for Birmingham as defender Jonathan Spector has been ever-present for the Blues this season.

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If it’s more Americans Abroad battles you want, then keep an eye on Danny Williams’ Reading versus Tim Howard‘s Everton and Geoff Cameron‘s Stoke City head to Craven Cottage to face Tim Ream’s Fulham for a place in the last 16.

Below is the schedule for Tuesday, as you can follow all the scores live on our scoreboard by either clicking here, or on the link above.

League Cup third round

Tuesday, Sept. 22
Aston Villa vs. Birmingham City
Fulham vs. Stoke City
Hull City vs. Swansea City
Leicester City vs. West Ham United
Middlesbrough vs. Wolves
Preston North End vs. Bournemouth
Reading vs. Everton
Sunderland vs. Manchester City