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The European club season is fast approaching and today will offer up the first samplings of what should be a great year.

Reigning German Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund open play in the German Super Cup against Schalke 04. U.S. national team midfielder Jermaine Jones isn't likely to play a part for Schalke since he's on the way out, but the match should still be a fun one to watch.

MLS is in full swing, both in league action and exhibitions, as the Philadelphia Union looks to become the first MLS team this summer to earn a result against a European powerhouse. The Chicago Fire will try for the same as they take on Manchester United. In league play, red-hot FC Dallas takes on struggling New York in a must-see match.

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):


2:30 p.m. - GOLTV - Borussia Dortmund vs. Schalke 04 (German Super Cup)

3 p.m. - Telefutura/YouTube - Peru vs. Venezuela (Copa America third-place match)

5 p.m. - ESPN2/ Deportes - Chicago Fire vs. Manchester United

5:30 p.m. - GOLTV - Sao Paulo vs. Atletico Goianiense

6 p.m. – Galavision - New York Red Bulls vs. FC Dallas

7 p.m. - Deportes - Juventus vs. Sporting Clube de Portugal

7:30 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - D.C. United vs. Everton

8 p.m. - Telemundo - Tigres UANL vs. Cruz Azul

8 p.m. - Telefutura - Pachuca vs. Santos Laguna

8 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Columbus Crew vs. Portland Timbers

8:30 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Sporting Kansas City vs. Toronto FC

9 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Colorado Rapids vs. New England Revolution

9 p.m. - Deportes - Philadelphia Union vs. Real Madrid

9:45 p.m. - Galavision - Atlas vs. Puebla

10 p.m. - Univision - Atlante vs. Chivas de Guadalajara

10 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Real Salt Lake vs. San Jose Earthquakes

10:30 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Chivas USA vs. Houston Dynamo



  1. Gooch still seems to move a bit odd; he doesn’t have the fluidity from before the knee injury. I bet he just needs to give it some time. Rooting for him to be successful at Sporting

  2. he looked decent against Man U’s 1st String pressure…he is going to help posession a lot. He seems like a big guy that can handle teh physicality of the US

  3. MLS showed well against one of best sides in Europe, Manchester United. NE, Sounders, and Fire’s, first 11’s all did well or performed better than United.

  4. hahahhaha the only thing the magic man has given is bad passes and faking injuries. I guess we’ll have to wait half a season so he can get adjusted.

  5. only certain markets get national games. parity? you’re not going to grow the game if people in the rest of the country never get to see their “local” club

  6. Good catch on Sounders lack of defensive depth. Interesting that Sounders GM Hanauer passed on both Anababa and Soares. He traded their top picks away saying there wasn’t any quality in the last draft.

  7. Chicago like the Sounders first 11 are giving United all they can handle in first half, they deserve a better score line.

  8. Chicago should be saving a few for the 2nd Half but at least Magico, Chaves, and Barrouch are starting quality. The defensive depth is also far superior to Seattle’s.

  9. Ives! I know you’re an uber objective journalist and all, but you gotta be feeling some pride for your peruvian kin with their outstanding tourny. React mann!!! it’s your fricking blog!!

    (SBI-Copa America doesn’t fall under the things I have to be objective about. I’m happy to see Peru finish third, no question.)


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