We’ll kick off this edition of the Weekend Preview with a high profile clash in England. You may want to set your alarms – or DVRs – for this one, as it’s a tad bit early here Stateside.
At 7:45 a.m. ET on Saturday, fans can tune in to ESPN2 to watch Landon Donovan and Tim Howard square off against Premier League giants Manchester United at Goodison Park.
Coming off their first win against Chelsea in more than 10 years, Everton look to continue their momentum on Saturday, with the club’s Player of Month Donovan leading the offensive charge.
Howard, who won Premier League Goalkeeper of the Year honors with the Red Devils in 2004, will be looking to anchor a defense against one of the league’s most dangerous attacks.
If you want to get a jumpstart on the weekend, however, you can catch Michael Bradley and ‘Gladbach away to Hoffenheim at 2:30 p.m. ET today. The Foals are coming off of a 2-1 win last week and will be keen to jump above Hoffenheim in the league standings, as both teams sit on 28 points.
Saturday’s English Premier League action will see Jonathan Spector and Jozy Altidore clash as Hull City visit Upton Park to take on West Ham.
Marcus Hahnemann and Wolverhampton are at home to Chelsea at 10 a.m. ET on FSC.
Watford and Jay DeMerit travel to Scunthorpe in English League Championship action on Saturday morning as well.
The high flying Pachuca and José Francisco Torres will look to continue their good start by battling back from a disappointing 1-0 loss to Chivas de Guadalajara at midweek when they take on Jaguares on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. on Fox Sports en Español.
Sunday will feature Rennes hosting third-place Lille as Carlos Bocanegra and company look to continue their push into the top half of the French table.
Back in England, Aston Villa and their American goalkeeping duo will receive Burnley at Villa Park at 9 a.m. ET on Sentanta.