USA v Mexico Highlights – Chelsea v Manchester United, Saturday On NBC – Yanks In Both FA Cup Semi-Final Matches, Saturday On Fox Sports 1 & Sunday On Fox

 VDifferent players, same result.  A couple of youngsters found the back of the net to seal the most recent chapter of the all-too-familiar Dos A Cero.  Jordan Morris, 20, and Juan Agudelo, 22 both bulged the old onion bag in a choppy but entertaining match between the rival nations.  It was good to see the boys able to buck their recent trend of conceding late goals and finally see out their early advantage.
The road doesn’t get any easier for the Yanks as they come back together in early June for friendlies/Gold Cup tune-ups v the Netherlands and Germany.
I haven’t been able to find full highlights that I’m able to embed, so check them out here.  You can see the goals below however.

Fun Fact:  Jordan Morris, being only 20, was ineligible to receive the “Budweiser Man Of The Match” award due to his age.  Here’s his goal…

…and here is Juan Agudelo’s strike…

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Chelsea FC.svgVThe words "Manchester" and "United" surround a pennant featuring a ship in full sail and a devil holding a trident.It’s first v third this weekend in the glamour match of the English Premier League fixture list.  Manchester United will hope to close the distance between the near-insurmountable lead that Chelsea has amassed.  The Blues hold a 9 point lead over the Red Devils along with having a game in hand advantage as well.  I don’t know if The Special One can be caught with such a lead, but we’ll know more after this one.  Hopefully they won’t park the bus as they try to hold off United who have won 5 on the spin.

Here’s your preview for the clash.

Coverage starts Saturday at 12:30 PM on

 

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Blackburn Rovers.svgVThe words "Liverpool Football Club" are in the centre of a pennant, with flames either side. The words "You'll Never Walk Alone" adorn the top of the emblem in a green design, "EST 1892" is at the bottom.Although he was called into Wales’ squad for their last Euro 16 qualifier, Blackburn full back Adam Henley did not get into match, so the Knoxville native is still a “free-agent” and I’ll continue to follow him.
Unfortunately, he and his mates lost their quarter-final replay v Liverpool 0-1 last week and were eliminated from the FA Cup.  Henley played very well and frustrated Raheem Sterling all match long.  I’m hoping Herr Klinsmann was watching and tries to bring into the USMNT fold before it’s too late.

 

Even tough Henley is out, there will still be some American flair in both FA Cup semi-final matches this weekend.

 

Reading FC.svgVArsenal FC.svgIn the first semi-final, Danny Williams and 2nd tier Reading FC take on Arsenal.  The Royals have had a relatively easy road to this match as The Gunners are the first Premier League side that they’ve drawn during their Cup run.  I think this will be the end of the road for the Championship League side but hey, you never no what is going to happen in this competition!

Here’s the preview.

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A badge with a claret border, light blue background and yellow lion rampant facing to the left with a small star slightly above an outstretched leg. AVFC is atop the lion in claret writing with "Prepared" written underneath.VThe words "Liverpool Football Club" are in the centre of a pennant, with flames either side. The words "You'll Never Walk Alone" adorn the top of the emblem in a green design, "EST 1892" is at the bottom.Aston Villa have been in a pretty good run of from since the beginning of March putting together a 4W-2L-1T record across all competitions seeing the advance to this match at Wembley, as well as putting 7 points between them and the relegation zone.
Yank keeper Brad Guzan will unfortunately be on the Villan’s bench as new manager Tim Sherwood has named 84 year old Shay Given the starter as they take on 5th place Liverpool.  Daniel Sturridge’s fitness is still up in the air, so the Reds may look to Mario Balotelli as a starting option up top.

Here’s your match preview.

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