This weekend, a pair of U.S. goalkeepers is in the heart of FA Cup semifinal play this weekend and is one step away from meeting in the finals. Tim Howard and his Everton side face Liverpool, while Brad Friedel and Tottenham take on Chelsea in the semifinal stage.
The Everton-Liverpool tilt kicks off at 7:30 a.m. ET Saturday and Tottenham-Chelsea is at 1 p.m. ET Sunday. Both games are televised on FOX Soccer.
Also this weekend, Eric Lichaj, Brad Guzan and Aston Villa hope to play the role of spoiler against Manchester United on Sunday (10 a.m. ET, FOX Soccer). The Red Devils enter the weekend five points ahead of Manchester City. Aston Villa is in 15th place, six points ahead of the current Relegation line.
U.S. forward Jozy Altidore and his AZ Alkmaar side face PSV Eindhoven this weekend in the Dutch Eredivisie. Altidore is coming off a solid two-goal effort against FC Twente on Wednesday, but Twente responded with a late game-tying goal to salvage a 2-2 draw.
In the German Bundesliga, Steve Cherundolo and Hannover 96 face Hamburg SV on Sunday. In Italian Serie A, Michael Bradley and Chievo look to rebound from Tuesday’s loss to AC Milan. Bradley’s side plays Atalanta this Sunday.