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Daylight Savings Time Favors Soccer Fans in U.S.

For you soccer die-hards who have been waking up at all hours of a Saturday or Sunday morning to get your Premiership fix, relief is on its way. Beginning March 11, the U.S. will move to Daylight Savings Time several weeks before usual, while the European Union won’t move their clocks one ahead until March 25.That means that football matches between March 11 and March 25 will be shown live one hour later than they usually are. Instead of people on the west coast of the U.S. getting up at 4:45am to watch the Saturday match, they’ll be able to get up at 5:45am PT instead.Some of the matches effected by the time change include:Man United v Bolton, March 17, now 8:30am instead of 7:30am ETChelsea v Sheffield United, March 17, now 11am instead of 10am ETAnd many others.For the most up-to-date schedule of matches involving Premiership sides on U.S. television for now through April, visit the Premiership Community and look for the “US TV Schedule for Premiership Clubs” thread in the message boards.PS – Thanks to reader David Griffiths for the tip about the Daylight Savings Time!

About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013. View all posts by Christopher Harris →
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