FOX Soccer has made special arrangements to televise a live broadcast of Friday’s FA Cup match between Everton and Fulham, which will possibly feature Clint Dempsey playing against Landon Donovan for the first time since 2006.
The FA Cup match between both sides wasn’t originally scheduled for television, but EPL Talk understands that Everton gave FOX Soccer special permission to use its live feed of this important fourth round FA Cup match.
Friday’s match will kick off at 3pm ET on FOX Soccer. Meanwhile, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go will be broadcasting Watford against Tottenham Hotspur beginning at 2:45pm ET.
In addition to Dempsey and Donovan, American goalkeeper Tim Howard may make an appearance. All three Americans played for their respective teams when they played in the FA Cup third round. However, Everton plays home against Manchester City on Tuesday, while Fulham plays on Wednesday against West Bromwich Albion, so there remains the possibility that managers David Moyes and Martin Jol may want to rest some of his key players.
Landon Donovan has been one of the best players for the Toffees since rejoining Everton on loan, while Clint Dempsey has scored 15 goals in all competitions so far this season, and is currently on fire after scoring a hat trick at Craven Cottage against Newcastle United.
UPDATE: FOX Soccer personalities JP Dellacamera and Eric Wynalda will serve as play-by-play and analyst, marking the first time Americans have called an FA Cup match on FOX Soccer.
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