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MAY 15 FA Cup Final Features True David Vs. Goliath Battle


Live, Exclusive HD Coverage of Besieged Portsmouth Against Reigning Champion Chelsea Begins at 9 a.m. ET on Fox Soccer Channel

Los Angeles, CA - Fox Soccer Channel, America’s premier soccer television destination, brings viewers live and exclusive HD coverage of The FA Cup Final on Saturday, May 15 as Chelsea squares off against Portsmouth.

Coverage of the world’s oldest knockout club soccer competition – which dates to 1871 – begins at 9 a.m. ET with the one-hour FA Cup Final Pregame on Fox Soccer Channel. Viewers will get an in-depth breakdown of the action to follow from London’s Wembley Stadium.

Following the pregame at 10 a.m. ET, the showdown at Wembley begins between the two most recent FA Cup champions. Chelsea is the reigning title-holder – defeating Everton 2-1 in 2009 – and currently finds itself atop the Barclays Premier League table thanks to a lineup of world-class talent including Frank Lampard, Michael Ballack, and Didier Drogba.

Portsmouth, which made a surprise run to the 2008 FA Cup crown, is at the opposite end of the 2009/10 Premier League table and destined for relegation. A second championship in three years would help salvage what has otherwise been a disappointing season for Pompey, which is coached by former Chelsea boss Avram Grant.

Chelsea and Portsmouth have been playing in The FA Cup for more than a hundred years, but before this season they had only been drawn together twice. Chelsea has appeared in nine previous Finals, Portsmouth in four.

WHAT: Live, exclusive coverage of the FA Cup Final in high-definition

WHEN: Saturday, May 15
FA Cup Final Pregame at 9 a.m. ET
FA Cup Final: Chelsea vs. Portsmouth at 10 a.m. ET

WHERE: Fox Soccer Channel

HOW: Fox Soccer Channel is available through affiliated cable systems including Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter and Cox, as well as through DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-Verse and Verizon FiOS. For more information, visit Fox Soccer Channel online at


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