Manchester United and Manchester City figure to contend for the Premier League crown this season, but they'll fight for the FA Community Shield on Sunday in a high-profile season tune-up.
A number of Americans are also slated to be in action Sunday as well. Although he's not guaranteed to start after coming off a hamstring injury, Jozy Altidore's AZ Alkmaar gets its season underway against PSV Eindhoven; Carlos Bocanegra and St. Etienne open their Ligue 1 campaign against Bordeaux; and U.S.internationals DaMarcus Beasley and Herculez Gomez look to shine in their matches in Mexico's top flight.
A wild weekend of MLS comes to a close north of the border later in the day, with the Vancouver Whitecaps hosting the Chicago Fire.
If you will be watching any of Sunday's matches, please feel free to share any thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below. Enjoy the action (TV schedule is after the jump):
SUNDAY'S SOCCER ON TV
6:30 a.m. – ESPN3.com – AZ Alkmaar vs. PSV Eindhoven
8 a.m. – Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv – West Ham vs. Cardiff City
10 a.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – Manchester United vs. Manchester City (Community Shield)
11 a.m. – FoxSoccer.tv – Dijon vs. Stade Rennes
11:30 a.m. – ESPN3.com – Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Monchengladbach
1 p.m. – Telemundo – Toluca vs. Atlas
1 p.m. – Azteca America/Fox Deportes – Puebla vs. Jaguares
3 p.m. – GOLTV – Atletico Paranaense vs. Corinthians
3 p.m. – Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv – Bordeaux vs. St. Etienne
6 p.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – Philadelphia Independence vs. Sky Blue FC
7 p.m. – Telefutura – Estudiantes Tecos vs. Tigres UANL
7 p.m. – Galavision – Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Chicago Fire