By JUSTIN FERGUSON
USMNT forward Jozy Altidore and Sunderland will be on network television in the United States on Saturday as the Black Cats visit newly promoted English Premier League club Crystal Palace.
After scoring his first Sunderland goal to start a 4-2 comeback victory in the Capital One Cup earlier this week, Altidore will push for his first league goal in Saturday’s final match in England. Both Sunderland and Crystal Palace will be looking for their first wins of the 2013-14 EPL season.
The day’s EPL action will kick off at the Ethiad Stadium, where Manchester City will face another one of the league’s newcomers, Hull City. Man City are coming off a stunning 3-2 loss to the third newly promoted side in the league, Cardiff City. The Citizens rarely lose back-to-back matches, and Manuel Pellegrini’s squad will be itching to set the record straight back in front of their home fans.
In Germany, Jermaine Jones and Schalke 04 will search for their first win in the young Bundesliga campaign when they host undefeated Bayer Leverkusen. Meanwhile, defending Italian champions Juventus host Lazio in a rematch of this year’s Supercoppa match.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
7:45am – NBC Sports Network - Manchester City vs Hull City
9:30am – GolTV - Borussia M’gladbach vs Werder Bremen
10am – NBC Sports Network - Cardiff City vs Everton
10am – NBS Sports Live Extra - Newcastle United vs Fulham
10am – NBC Sports Live Extra - Norwich City vs Southampton
10am – NBS Sports Live Extra - West Ham United vs Stoke City
12pm – beIN Sport en Español - Chievo vs Napoli
12:30pm – NBC - Crystal Palace vs Sunderland
12:30pm – GolTV - Schalke 04 vs Bayer Leverkusen
2:45pm – beIN Sport en Español - Juventus vs Lazio
5pm – beIN Sport en Español - Osasuna vs Villarreal
7:30pm – MLS Direct Kick - Columbus Crew vs Seattle Sounders
7:30pm – MLS Direct Kick - Philadelphia Union vs Montreal Impact
8pm – NBC Sports Network - New York Red Bulls vs DC United
8:30pm – MLS Direct Kick - Sporting Kansas City vs Colorado Rapids
10:30pm – MLS Direct Kick - Los Angeles Galaxy vs San Jose Earthquakes