Mamma Mia! What a Mother's Day lineup we have for Survival Sunday!
For the first time ever, all 10 English Premier League final-day matches will be shown live, simultaneously, on American T.V. We've got Man City and Man U down to the wire for the league title (Man City needs a win over Queens Park Rangers to clinch). QPR (37 pts) has lots to play for, too, as it is one of three teams trying to avoid relegation, along with Aston Villa (38) and Bolton (35). Newcastle is fighting for a Champions League spot.
Mother's Day 10 a.m. Lineup:
Sunderland vs. Manchester United —
FX /FOX Deportes
Chelsea vs. Blackburn Rovers — Speed
Swansea vs. Liverpool — Fuel TV
West Bromwich Albion vs. Arsenal — FSN
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Fulham — Fox Soccer
Stoke City vs. Bolton Wanderers — Fox Soccer Plus (premium channel)
Everton vs. Newcastle United — Foxsoccer.com (digital)
Norwich City vs. Aston Villa — Fox Soccer 2Go (digital)
Wigan Athletic vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers — Fox Soccer 2Go
Manchester City vs. Queens Park Rangers — ESPN2
In other news, U.S. forward Clint Dempsey, who leads Fulham with 23 goals, will not play in the season finale vs. Tottenham because of a groin injury. His 17 league goals rank fourth behind
Robin Van Persie (30), Wayne Rooney (26), and Sergio Aguero (22).
Dempsey is being wooed by Arsenal and Liverpool, which would be MASSIVE for American soccer.
Said Fox commentator Rob Stone: "Rarely have we seen an American field player on a high-profile team. To see `Dempsey' on the back of an Arsenal jersey or a Liverpool jersey is big news. Goals are sexy, goals are what sell, and he's scoring goals.''