A new season in England unofficially kicks off today as defending Premier League champions Manchester City face off against FA Cup winners Chelsea in the FA Community Shield.
After building a reptuation as big spenders in recent years, Manchester City have yet to sign a new player in this year's transfer window and enter the Community Shield with essentially the same roster that captured the Premier League title back in May. Chelsea, meanwhile, have signed the likes of Eden Hazard, Marko Marin, and Oscar while seeing big names like Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou leave the club.
In Germany, two heavyweights and contenders for this year's Bundesliga crown will meet in the German Super Cup, as Bayern Munich host rivals Borussia Dortmund.
The Superclasico between the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chivas USA headlines Sunday's MLS action, but a pair of Eastern Conference matchups will also see the New England Revolution face the Montreal Impact, and the Philadelphia Union take on the Chicago Fire.
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):
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
Maybe Klinsman saw Landon’s commercial for the Mexican lotto and is deciding to sneak the whole team across the border because “ganar en Mexico es facil”
It’s almost like US Soccer doesn’t even want us to think about this. No mention on their website of even when it will be announced. A game in Azteca is usually a pretty big deal.
Maybe Klinsi is testing out a new secrecy policy to see how it works for when we get to qualifying.
I’m trying to figure out the up-side for the team of waiting this long with the announcement.
Uh, don’t we have a game on Wednesday or something?….
Let’s see who the players are already!
yeah, that was…ummm…not pretty.
Bad news for John Anthony Brooks today. He failed to clear a long pass and instead headed it directly to an opposing striker who had a clear shot at goal but was brought down in the penalty box by the goalkeeper for a red card and penalty kick. Hertha Berlin lost 3-1. The scene begins at 1:15.
Quality start to the Dutch season. Obviously great for Altidore.
What an equalizer for Ajax. Have to say it was deserved.
Sana has got some nasty hair
Born in the USA
A star is Born…
Thanks for posting. Really nice goal; took some bull-strength to hold off the defenders and then gently curl it into the far corner. Power and finesse all at once.
Lebron with the three
Jozy’s first goal.
GTFO Van Der Wiel.
And comes out in the second half with 2 slick goals (and almost a great assist right after) ! Nicely done! That’s a bit more like last year’s Josmer!
Jozy* stupid auto correct.
Josh easily looks like the best player on the field, that give and go was a beaut.
Jozeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! And wow! Those were two frickin’ good goals. Jozy was a bull on the first one and was not going to be denied and the second was a lovely piece of work and well placed shot in the roof of the net, sort of like Donovan’s in WC2010 against Slovenia. USMNT is getting stronger by the minute in the striker position.
Of course Jozy would go score two goals in a row after what I said about his touch.
Man if only he could play even average the rest of the time he’d be at a major club.
yeah, sorry about that. 🙂
Took 2 minutes for Jozy to shut everybody up.
Ok, more descriptive post. Jozy with 2 goals in 2 1/2 minutes. One strength, one give and go. Both beautiful placement finishes!
Wow a Jozy brace to start the 2nd half, amazing.
Care to expand 🙂
Holy crap, Josmer!
AZ barely pressuring at all…
Was hoping the emergence of TB and resurgence of HG would force him to step his game up.
Yikes Jozy looks not good What in the world has he been doing in the offseason? Definitely doesn’t appear to have been working on the touch.
Chelsea put up a valiant fight being down a man most of the game. Would have liked to see it stay 11 v. 11. Could’ve been a really great game.
Jozy decided to wear the ol’ lead boots today unfortunately. Hasn’t been able to control the ball when is comes his way. Hopefully they soften a bit throughout the match.
Yes, just an opinion. The Galaxy v Chivas matchup is as superclasico as Salt Lake is Real. The latter we have no control over. As you were.
Anyone got the scoop on Rapid Vienna and Terrance B?
Van Der Wiel just scored an absolute firecracker for Ajax.
AZ not seeing the ball at all.
Jozy in the starting XI on ESPN3.
hahahahahahaha did anyone see the fat kid trying to run off the field before the Ajax Az game?
Turning out to be a hell of a game. My Blues are fighting the good fight with 10 men.
teams will always spend on potential
Heck ya, and he performed great yesterday too. Goal (game winner) and an assist.
Edu has all but completed his move to Ipswich Town in the English Championship. Boca looks to be staying at The Rangers FC.
Shea? really? so he has had a descent year last season…. do you think any team will spend money on what he is doing this year?
Dang. Yaya with a screamer. Great accuracy on that shot.
Deuce has certainly been linked with Liverpool. Not sure how active or advanced Liverpool’s interest is? As a Red Dragon supporter would love to see him at Anfield. Not sure about other possible destinations.
Ives – any real progress or news on Deuce’s club situation?
anyone excited to see Parkhurst in the CL this season?
Is anyone organizing an EPL Fantasy League? Or have a recommendation?
any news on whether Dempsey or Brek Shea are making a move soon? what about EDU or Boca?
Like your math Jon 🙂
Chippy so far
12 mil for Deuce, 6 for Landon…then give Timmy a pay raise while you’re at it, Everton!
Reportedly £20 million
Everton just announced that they have sold Jack Rodwell to Man City… no word on the amount.