The defending champions of each of the world's two best leagues open their seasons today, but other top contenders to the English and Spanish crowns will be in action as well as part of an action-packed Sunday of soccer.
In England, Manchester City begins their defense of the Premier League title with a home opener against newly promoted Southampton, a week after beating Chelsea in the FA Community Shield. But the Blues, who won last year's Champions League, will look to take the title away from City and their season begins as well as they take on Wigan Athletic.
Meanwhile, defending La Liga champions Real Madrid open their domestic campaign with an early test against Valencia, who many see as the third-best team in Spain. Madrid's top competition and fiercest rivals, Barcelona, also begin their 2012-13 season as they host Real Sociedad.
If you're craving some MLS action, DC United will look to solidify their place in the Eastern Conference standings when they take on desperate I-95 rivals Philadelphia Union at RFK Stadium. Other matches on Sunday include the New York Red Bulls against the Portland Timbers, and the Houston Dynamo against the Columbus Crew.
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Enjoy the action (Today's TV Schedule is after the jump):
7:30 a.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer2Go - Dundee United vs. Dundee FC
8 a.m. - beIN Sport - Marseille vs. Sochaux
8:30 a.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Wigan Athletic vs. Chelsea
10:30 a.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Manchester City vs. Southampton
1 p.m. - beIN Sport - Real Madrid vs. Valencia
1 p.m. - Univision Deportes - Toluca vs. Pachuca
1 p.m. - GOLTV - Neza vs. Pumas Morelos
3 p.m. - beIN Sport - Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad
3 p.m. - Univision Deportes - Ajaccio vs. Paris St.-Germain
3 p.m. - GOLTV - Santos vs. Corinthians
3 p.m. - ESPN3.com - AC Milan vs. Juventus (Trofeo Luigi Berlusconi)
5 p.m. - NBC Sports Network - D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union
5 p.m. - beIN Sport - Levante vs. Atletico Madrid
5:30 p.m. - ESPN3.com - Flamengo vs. Vasco de Gama
6:10 p.m. - GOLTV - Tigre vs. River Plate
7 p.m. - Galavision - New York Red Bulls vs. Portland Timbers
9 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Houston Dynamo vs. Columbus Crew