By JUSTIN FERGUSON
A matchup between two of the most high-flying clubs in England headlines this busy Soccer Sunday of action from all over the world.
First-place Arsenal have shutout five of their last six opponents in English Premier League play, and they will look to keep that run going when USMNT goalkeeper Tim Howard and fifth-place Everton visit Emirates Stadium. Everton are fresh off a monumental 1-0 victory at Manchester United and enter Sunday’s match on a seven-match unbeaten run in league competition.
The day will kick off in Italy, where Michael Bradley and AS Roma look to end their streak of frustrating draws against Giuseppe Rossi and Fiorentina. Roma’s lockdown defense has stayed intact throughout their tough stretch of results, but Rudi Garcia will want his offense to pick up the pace against a Fiorentina squad that has played in a few high-scoring matches against other top Serie A clubs this season.
Sunday’s action will come to an end in Mexico, where the second leg of the Liguilla Apertura semifinals will take place. The top two seeds are behind after Thursday’s opening legs as Club America look to keep their dreams of a title defense intact with a home win against Toluca. In the second match of the evening, Santos Laguna must overcome a 3-1 deficit to Club Leon in order to keep their hopes alive.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
6:30am – AS Roma vs. Fiorentina – beIN Sport USA
7am – Cambridge United vs. Sheffield United – Fox Soccer Plus
8:30am – Fulham vs. Aston Villa – NBC Sports Network
9am – Torino vs. Lazio – beIN Sport USA
9am – Tamworth vs. Bristol City – Fox Soccer Plus
11am – Arsenal vs. Everton – NBC Sports Network
11am – Bastia vs. Olympique Lyon – beIN Sport USA
11am – Gimnastic Tarragona vs. Valencia – beIN Sport en Español
11:30 – Eintracht Braunschweig vs. Hertha Berlin – GolTV USA
1pm – Real Jaen vs. Espanyol – beIN Sport en Español
2:45pm – Inter Milan vs. Parma – beIN Sport USA
3pm – AS Monaco vs. Ajaccio – Univision Deportes
3pm – Malaga vs. Osasuna – beIN Sport en Español
6pm – Club America vs. Toluca – Univision
9pm – Santos Laguna vs. Club Leon – Univision