Either way, the Olympic men's final will end with one of two teams claiming gold for the first time.
High-powered sides Brazil and Mexico do battle for the Olympic crown at Wembley Stadium Saturday to cap an end to what has been an entertaining tournament featuring a number of breakout stars.
Elsewhere, some of Europe's top clubs are in action in meaningful matches, as the Community Shield between Manchester City and Chelsea, German SuperCup between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund and SuperCoppa Italiana between Juventus and Napoli all provide appetizers for the upcoming seasons in England, Germany and Italy.
The Ligue 1 season gets underway as well, meaning the start of Paris Saint-Germain's highly anticipated campaign after a busy, free-spending summer in the transfer market. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his new teammates begin their season against Lorient.
In MLS, the New York Red Bulls get a chance to make up for their lackluster showing in Houston last week, hosting the Dynamo at Red Bull Arena. U.S. Open Cup finalists Sporting Kansas City and Seattle are back in action as well, facing difficult conference foes in D.C. United and San Jose, respectively, and the latest rivalry match between Chivas USA and the Los Angeles Galaxy caps the league's Week 23.
Here is this weekend's soccer on TV:
8 p.m. – NBC Sports Network – New York Red Bulls vs. Houston Dynamo
9:45 p.m. – GOLTV – Universidad Guadalajara vs. Necaxa
8 a.m. – beINSport free web stream – Juventus vs. Napoli
10 a.m. – NBC Sports Network/MSNBC/Telemundo – Brazil vs. Mexico
1:15 p.m. – ESPN3.com – Dinamo Bucarest vs. Barcelona
2 p.m. – ESPN2/ESPN3.com – Real Madrid vs. Celtic
3 p.m. – Univision Deportes, beINSport free web stream - Paris St-Germain vs. Lorient
5:30 p.m. – Univision – America vs. Atlas
5:30 p.m. – GOLTV – Bahia vs. Cruzeiro
7 p.m. – MLS Live/Direct Kick – Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Real Salt Lake
8 p.m. – Telefutura – Pachuca vs. Tijuana
8 p.m. – Univision Deportes – Tigres vs. Queretaro
8:30 p.m. – MLS Live/Direct Kick – Sporting Kansas City vs. D.C. United
9 p.m. – MLS Live/Direct Kick – FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids
10 p.m. – Univision Deportes – Monterrey vs. San Luis
10:30 p.m. – MLS Live/Direct Kick – San Jose Earthquakes vs. Seattle Sounders
7:20 a.m. – Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer2Go – Hibernian vs. Heart of Midlothian
8:30 a.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – Chelsea vs. Manchester City
10 a.m. – ESPN3.com – Liverpool vs. Bayer Levekusen
10:25 a.m. – ESPN3.com – Ajax vs. AZ Alkmaar
11 a.m. – beINSport free web stream - Cologne vs. Arsenal
1 p.m. – Univision Deportes – Pumas UNAM vs. Toluca
2 p.m. – GOLTV – Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund
3 p.m. – ESPN3.com – Atletico Mg vs. Vasco de Gama
3 p.m. – Univision Deportes, beINSport free web stream - Reims vs. Marseille
5:30 p.m. – GOLTV – Fluminense vs. Palmeiras
6 p.m. – Telemundo – Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Morelia
7 p.m. – MLS Live/Direct Kick – New England Revolution vs. Montreal Impact
7 p.m. – Galavision – Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire
7:30 p.m. – GOLTV – Boca Juniors vs. Tigre
11 p.m. – ESPN2/ESPN3.com – Chivas USA vs. Los Angeles Galaxy