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By JUSTIN FERGUSON
Everton’s quest for a Champions Leagues spot next season continues Saturday with a trip to face one of the most consistent sides in England.
USMNT goalkeeper Tim Howard and the fifth-place Toffees are one point behind fourth-place Arsenal with three matches remaining in the English Premier League season. Their opponents, eighth-place Southampton do not have much to play for in terms of European hopes or relegation fears. Everton have not lost in their last six league matches against Southampton, so they will be itching for all three points again as they continue their hunt for a place among Europe’s finest.
Elsewhere in the EPL on Saturday, Fulham look to escape the drop zone with a home win against Hull City, who have their eyes on next month’s FA Cup Final against Arsenal. Tottenham Hotspur try to keep their Europa League spot intact on the road at Stoke City, and Ryan Giggs will manage Manchester United against relegation-threatened Norwich City in the Red Devils’ first match since the firing of manager David Moyes.
Elsewhere, Champions League semifinalists Bayern Munich and Real Madrid each have league home games ahead of their massive second leg next week. Bayer Leverkusen seek to solidify their spot in next season’s Champions League with a Bundesliga match against Borussia Dortmund, and Inter Milan face Napoli in one of Serie A’s biggest matches of the weekend. Tonight in Mexico, several teams will fight for their playoff futures as the final weekend of the Liga MX regular season continues.
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Enjoy the action. (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
7:45am – Southampton vs. Everton – NBCSN
9:30am – Bayern Munich vs. Werder Bremen – GOLTV USA
10:00am – Granada vs. Rayo Vallecano – beIN Sports Play
10:00am – Fulham vs. Hull City – NBCSN
10:00am – Stoke City vs. Tottenham Hotspur – NBC Live Extra
10:00am – Swansea City vs. Aston Villa – NBC Live Extra
10:00am – West Bromwich Albion vs. West Ham – NBC Live Extra
11:00am – Ajaccio vs. Monaco – beIN Sports Play
12:00pm – Getafe vs. Malaga – beIN Sports Play
12:00pm – Bologna vs. Fiorentina – beIN Sports USA
12:30pm – Manchester United vs. Norwich City – NBC
12:30pm – Bayer Leverkusen vs. Borussia Dortmund – GOLTV USA
2:00pm – Real Madrid vs. Osasuna – beIn Sports USA
2:00pm – Rennes vs. Lorient – beIn Sports Play
2:45pm – Internazionale vs. Napoli – beIN Sports USA
4:00pm – Real Betis vs. Real Sociedad – beIn Sports Play
4:00pm – Montreal Impact vs. Philadelphia Union – MLS Direct Kick
4:00pm – Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids - MLS Direct Kick
6:00pm – Veracruz vs. Santos Laguna – Univision Deportes
6:00pm – Cruz Azul vs. Pumas UNAM – UniMas
7:00pm – DC United vs. FC Dallas - MLS Direct Kick
7:30pm – New England Revolution vs. Sporting KC - MLS Direct Kick
7:30pm – Columbus Crew vs. New York Red Bulls - MLS Direct Kick
8:00pm – Tigres vs. Atlas – Univision Deportes
9:30pm – Real Salt Lake vs. Vancouver Whitecaps - MLS Direct Kick
10:00pm – Chiapas vs. Atlante – Univision Deportes
10:30pm – San Jose Earthquakes vs. Chivas USA - MLS Direct Kick