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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13: Ross Barkley of Everton celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on August 13, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – AUGUST 13: Ross Barkley of Everton celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on August 13, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

The English Premier League season kicks off today, with Everton and Tottenham squaring off in the match of the day, while eight countries look to move a step closer to Olympic gold.

The Ronald Koeman era begins at Goodison Park with a visit from Spurs. Romelu Lukaku is injured for the Toffees, but Ross Barkley will look to lead Everton to a winning start to the new campaign.

In Brazil, Portugal and Germany square off in a clash of Olympic gold medal favorites. Honduras is the lone remaining CONCACAF team, and faces the same South Korea side that eliminated Mexico from the competition.

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 (Here is today’s Soccer TV schedule):

SOCCER SATURDAY

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

10 a.m. — NBC Sports Live Extra — Burnley vs. Swansea City

10 a.m. — NBC Sports Live Extra — Crystal Palace vs. West Bromwich Albion

10 a.m. — CNBC/NBC Sports Live Extra — Everton vs. Tottenham

10 a.m. — NBC Sports Live Extra — Middlesbrough vs. Stoke City

10 a.m. — NBC Sports Live Extra — Southampton vs. Watford

12:30 p.m. — CNBC/NBC Sports Live Extra — Manchester City vs. Sunderland

ENGLISH LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

10 a.m. — beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports en Español/beIN Sports Connect — Wigan Athletic vs. Blackburn Rovers

12:30 p.m. — beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports en Español/beIN Sports Connect — Norwich City vs. Sheffield Wednesday

MEN’S OLYMPICS

Noon — NBCSN/NBC Sports Live Extra/NBCOlympics.com — Portugal vs. Germany

3 p.m. — NBCSN/NBC Sports Live Extra/NBCOlympics.com — Nigeria vs. Denmark

6 p.m. — NBC Sports Live Extra/NBCOlympics.com — Korea Republic vs. Honduras

9 p.m. — NBCSN/NBC Sports Live Extra/NBCOlympics.com — Brazil vs. Colombia

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

7 p.m. — MLS Live/MLS Direct Kick — D.C. United vs. Portland Timbers

7 p.m. — MSG/One World Sports/MLS Live/MLS Direct Kick — New York Red Bulls vs. Montreal Impact

7:30 p.m. — YES Network/CW Columbus/MLS Live/MLS Direct Kick — Columbus Crew vs. New York City FC

7:30 p.m. — CSN New England/TCN Philadelphia/MLS Live/MLS Direct Kick — New England Revolution vs. Philadelphia Union

9 p.m. — MLS Live/MLS Direct Kick — Houston Dynamo vs. Toronto FC

9 p.m. — KTXA Dallas/KMCI-38 Kansas/MLS Live/MLS Direct Kick — FC Dallas vs. Sporting Kansas City

10:30 p.m. — TWCSN/Altitude Sports/MLS Live/MLS Direct Kick — LA Galaxy vs. Colorado Rapids

FRENCH LIGUE 1

11 a.m. — beIN Sports Connect — Bordeaux vs. Saint-Étienne

2 p.m. — beIN Sports Connect — Montpellier vs. Angers

2 p.m. — beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports en Español/beIN Sports Connect — Dijon vs. Nantes

MEXICAN LIGA MX

6 p.m. — Univision Deportes — Querétaro vs. Cruz Azul

8 p.m. — Univision/Univision Deportes — Monterrey vs. Necaxa

10 p.m. — Univision/Univision Deportes — Club América vs. Morelia

NASL

5 p.m. — ESPN3/NASL Live — Ottawa Fury vs. Jacksonville Armada

7 p.m. — One World Sports/NASL Live — New York Cosmos vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies

7:30 p.m. — beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports Connect/TWCSN/NASL Live — Carolina RailHawks vs. Puerto Rico

7:30 p.m. — ESPN3/NASL Live — Indy Eleven vs. Rayo OKC

8 p.m. — ESPN3/NASL Live — Miami FC vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers

DUTCH EREDIVISIE

1:45 p.m. — Univision Deportes — Ajax vs. Roda JC

SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE

7:15 a.m. — Fox Soccer Plus/Fox Soccer 2Go — Dundee vs. Rangers

INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS CUP

2 p.m. — ESPN2/WatchESPN/ESPN Deportes — Inter vs. Celtic

22 comments
  • Helium-3

    Fabian Johnson getting ready to come on as a sub for Gladbach against Lazio. CBS SPORTS NETWORK.

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      • Nate Dollars

        nah, he’s completely comfortable there, as well as most of the outfield positions. centerback and striker (maybe d-mid) would probably be the only time he’d be considered out of position.

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      • slowleftarm

        I don’t recall people saying JK shouldn’t play Fabian at fullback. Obviously many players can play multiple positions. That doesn’t JK shouldn’t be called out when he plays people where they’ve rarely (or never) played before. Sounds like a straw man you’ve created because defending JK based on his record isn’t possible.

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      • johnnyrazor

        Not as harshly as some because the options at LB are so slim, but it certainly happens. I think DLOA is just pointing out these guys are professionals and are able to move around without completely losing their minds.

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      • Davis, Lennon, Observer & Associates

        “I don’t recall people saying JK shouldn’t play Fabian at fullback.”

        Surely it never happened if you don’t remember it……….. Not only did many say (and still claim) that, they said he should be fired for playing FJ at fullback…..fired…… For playin Fullback at fullback?

        With that said, as someone reported he was again at fullback I just wanted to mockingly point it out for people who seem to forget facts when they claim things. None of this is directed at anyone rather just towards that ideology

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  • Davis, Lennon, Observer & Associates

    Gooch looks like he belongs. Some nerves here and there as expected. Yellow card before half; weak call. Player barely knicked.

    With kone seemingly leaving this window, I wonder if moyes is using this first match to showcase him and also to see some bench players get a start

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  • Jag

    Sunderland need to take Yedlin and Miazga on loan. Love was awful today and Kone could be on the move.

    Was pleased with Gooch today. Didn’t look out of place, great work rate, attacked his man 1v1 and put in some good crosses. Nice debut. Should continue to get time.

    Concerned about Guzan. He can’t stay at Boro as the #3. Could be a disaster move for him if that remains the case

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    • Nelson Ortiz

      I second this sentiment.

      Let’s get all the young Americans on one team. At least with Sunderland we know they’ll get time.

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