Crystal Palace was promoted to the English Premier League via the playoffs last season. They’re hosting their second home game in England’s top league but still looking for their first win. Sunderland literally just missed relegation last year with a 17th place finish. This game might not have two premier teams but it should be a fairly even contest and fun game to watch.
Date: August 31
Start Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
Location: London, England
Stadium: Selhurst Park
TV Info: NBC
Radio Info: SiriusXM FC
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
There is only one American to watch for in this game and it might be the only American you want to watch right now. Jozy Altidore plays for Sunderland. It is his first season in the English Premier League and only his third game. It could be the game where he gets his first goal.
Sunderland is off to a mediocre start currently sitting in 16th place with one draw and one loss. Crystal Palace is still trying to adjust to the EPL and is currently in 19th place with two losses. A better goal differential has them ahead of Swansea City in the race for last place.
It is still very early on in the season and too much attention shouldn’t be paid to the table.