Last season, both Tottenham and Newcastle had UEFA Champions League aspirations, and battled each other to the end of the season only to have Chelsea snatch away the spot they were chasing after by winning the Champions League Final.
Spurs and the Magpies kick off the new English Premier League season doing battle yet again, only with plenty of new faces in the mix. New Tottenham manager Andres Villas Boas will look to get his new job off to a winning start against a Newcastle side that will be hoping Pappis Demba Cisse can duplicate his goal-scoring heroics of last season.
The Newcastle-Tottenham match headlines the opening day of the English Premier League season, which will also feature Arsenal taking on Sunderland and West Brom facing Liverpool.
In Mexico, Herculez Gomez and Santos Laguna take on UNAM Pumas while fellow Mexican powerhouse Monterrey faces Atlante.
If you will be watching today's action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.
Enjoy the action (Today's TV Schedule is after the jump):
TODAY'S SOCCER ON TV
9:30 a.m. - ESPN3.com – FC Oberneuland vs. Borussia Dortmund
9:50 a.m. - ESPN/ESPN3.com – Arsenal vs. Sunderland
9:50 a.m. – FoxSoccer2Go - West Ham vs. Aston Villa
9:50 a.m. - FoxSoccer2Go - Reading vs. Stoke City
9:50 a.m. - FoxSoccer2Go - Queens Park Rangers vs. Swansea City
10 a.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - West Brom vs. Liverpool
10 a.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer2Go – Fulham vs. Norwich City
11 a.m. - Univision Deportes – Lyon vs. Troyes
12:30 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Newcastle vs. Tottenham
12:45 p.m. - ESPN3.com - PSV Eindhoven vs. Roda JC
1 p.m. - beIN Sport - Celta Vigo vs. Malaga
2 p.m. - Univision Deportes - Loreint vs. Montpellier
3 p.m. - beIN Sport - Sevilla vs. Getafe
4 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps
4:30 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Toronto FC vs. Sporting Kansas City
5 p.m. - beIN Sport - Mallorca vs. Espanyol
5:30 p.m. - ESPN3.com – Fluminense vs. Sport Recife
6 p.m. - Univision Deportes – Queretaro vs. America
7 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Indiana University vs. Chivas de Guadalajara U-23s
7:30 p.m. – MLS Live/Direct Kick - Montreal Impact vs. San Jose Earthquakes
8 p.m. - Univision Deportes - Monterrey vs. Atlante
8 p.m. - Telefutura – Santos Laguna vs. Pumas UNAM
8:30 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick – Chicago Fire vs. New England Revolution
9 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Colorado Rapids vs. Chivas USA
9 p.m. – MLS Live/Direct Kick – Real Salt Lake vs. FC Dallas
10 p.m. - Univision Deportes - San Luis vs. Chivas de Guadalajara