By JUSTIN FERGUSON
Season openers in the Bundesliga and Ligue 1 and massive preseason finales highlight a busy day of soccer action from all over the world.
After seeing rivals Bayern Munich start their domestic campaign with a win on Friday, Borussia Dortmund will look to get started on the right foot in their opener at Augsburg. The German Super Cup winners had great success last season against Augsburg, a side that just narrowly avoided relegation.
In France, big-spending AS Monaco will kick off their return to Ligue 1 on the road against Bordeaux, an established top-half side in France’s first division. With defending champions Paris Saint-Germain drawing in their opening match of the campaign, Monaco can grab an early lead against their big money rivals in the race for the league title with a win on Saturday.
With just one weekend from the return of the English Premier League and La Liga, several of the leagues’ top sides will close out their preseason campaigns on Saturday. Before Real Madrid-Inter Milan and Chelsea-AS Roma play in the United States, Manchester City-Arsenal and Liverpool-Celtic will start a packed Saturday of friendlies over in Europe.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
8:30am – beIN Sport en Español – Malaysia All Stars vs Barcelona
9:30am – GolTV – Augsburg vs Borussia Dortmund
10am – beIN Sport – Manchester City vs Arsenal
12pm – beIN Sport – Liverpool vs Celtic
12:30pm – GolTV – Eintracht Braunschweig vs Werder Bremen
12:30pm – beIN Sport en Español – Tottenham Hotspur vs Espanyol
1:55pm – ESPN Deportes – Real Madrid vs Internazionale
3pm – beIN Sport – Bordeaux vs Monaco
5:30pm – ESPN3 – Botafogo vs Goiás
6pm – Univision – Cruz Azul vs Guadalajara
7pm – MLS Direct Kick – Toronto FC vs Seattle Sounders
7:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Vancouver Whitecaps vs San Jose Earthquakes
7:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Columbus Crew vs New York Red Bulls
8pm – NBC Sports Network – Philadelphia Union vs DC United
8pm – ESPN3 – Chelsea vs Roma
8pm – UniMás – Tigres UANL vs Monterrey
8pm – Univision Deportes – Atlante vs América
8:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Chicago Fire vs Montreal Impact
8:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Sporting Kansas City vs New England
9:05pm – Telemundo – León vs Morelia
9:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Real Salt Lake vs Houston Dynamo
10pm – Univision Deportes – Atlas vs Pachuca