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This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

Manchester City's Edin Dzeko celebrates scoring the second goal

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Manchester City’s final preparation match before their defense of the English Premier League title takes place on Sunday afternoon.

Man City take on Arsenal in the annual preseason warm-up, the FA Community Shield, looking to start their 2014/2015 season on the right foot. While Man City were somewhat quiet in terms of their summer transfer business, Arsenal had no problem splashing the cash, signing Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy, and Calum Chambers to their squad.

A number of other teams in Europe play some of their final friendly matches before starting their seasons next week. Tottenham take on Schalke, Liverpool face Borussia Dortmund, and Chelsea face Hungarian side Ferencvaros.

Ligue 1 began their season on Friday afternoon as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paris Saint-Germain traveled to Stade de Reims. Ibrahimovic scored a goal but also missed a penalty in the 2-2 draw. In addition, AS Monaco kick off their season against FC Lorient and Marseille travel to Bastia in interesting opening matches this weekend.

Elsewhere in the world, Liga MX and MLS continue, with Club America and the Seattle Sounders both must-watch teams this weekend.

Here’s a rundown of This Weekend’s Soccer on TV:


7 p.m. – Germany vs. China (U-20 Women’s World Cup) – ESPN3

8 p.m. – Canada vs. Finland (U-20 Women’s World Cup) – ESPN3

8:30 p.m. – Morelia vs. Club Tijuana – ESPN Deportes/Azteca America

9:30 p.m. – Veracruz vs. Monterrey – Univision Deportes

10 p.m. – USA vs. Brazil (U-20 Women’s World Cup) – ESPNU

10:30 p.m. – LA Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes – NBC Sports Network


10 a.m. – HJK Helsinki vs. Barcelona – beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports en Español

12:30 p.m. – Tottenham vs. Schalke 04 – beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports en Español

1 p.m. – England vs. Mexico (U-20 Women’s World Cup) – ESPNU/Univision Deportes

3 p.m. – Bastia vs. Marseille – beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports en Español

6 p.m. – Cruz Azul vs. Puebla – Univision Deportes

7 p.m. – Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact – MLS Direct Kick

7:30 p.m. – Columbus Crew vs. Toronto FC – MLS Direct Kick

8 p.m. – Tigres UANL vs. Club America – Univision Deportes

9 p.m. – FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids – MLS Direct Kick

9 p.m. – Santos Laguna vs. Queretaro – Azteca America

9 p.m. – Pachuca vs. Chivas de Guadalajara – Telemundo

10 p.m. – Real Salt Lake vs. D.C. United – MLS Direct Kick

10 p.m. – Chiapas vs. Club Leon – Univision Deportes

10:30 p.m. – Portland Timbers vs. Chivas USA – MLS Direct Kick


7 a.m. – Liverpool vs. Borussia Dortmund – NBC Sports Network

10 a.m. – Arsenal vs. Manchester City – Fox Sports 1

11 a.m. – Lyon vs. Rennes – beIN Sports en Español

1 p.m. – Pumas UNAM vs. Atlas – Univision

1:45 p.m. – Ferencvaros vs. Chelsea – beIN Sports USA

3 p.m. – AS Monaco vs. Lorient – beIN Sports en Español

3 p.m. – Santos vs. Corinthians – GolTV USA

6 p.m. – Universidad de Guadalajara vs. Toluca – Univision Deportes

8 p.m. – Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Sporting Kansas City – MLS Direct Kick

8 p.m. – Chicago Fire vs. New York Red Bulls – Univision Deportes

10:30 p.m. – Seattle Sounders vs. Houston Dynamo – ESPN2


  1. Emerson Hyndman starting alongside Scott Parker for Fulham in the first game of the Championship!
    Fulhamerica shall be once more!

  2. Hanover holding a testimonial game for Dolo tomorrow. US Soccer should take note and give Dolo, Bocas and LA the send off they’ve earned.

  3. Jazzed for the first early weekend morning wake up of the 2014-2015 EPL campaign. Dortmund a huge challenge for the Red Dragons, and Arsenal v. Man City clash.

    Vamos United!

  4. Not sure why they play in huge stadiums with small crowds. Maybe for the fields. Against Germany, Pugh showed good speed but her finishing let her down.

  5. US U17 lost to Ecuador today 2-1 in the semifinals, play Brazil for the 3rd place game, Ecuador plays Paraguay who US beat earlier in group stages for the championship

  6. Just curious and not trying to troll, is anyone gonna watch the womens U20 games. I think Ives is just putting this on to be PC. Perhaps just the ESPNU game but ESPN 3 is not a real TV channel.

    • I’ll watch the brazil-USA game depending on when I get home. The others no. I watch some ESPN3 games on my tv with google Chromcast.

    • Watch the Women against china. They were shockingly bad against Germany. They cant play any worse but who knows. T,hey played like a bunch of college kids, which they are I guess.

    • I watched the US vs Germany game. It was a pathetic display of long balls and turnovers by the US team. The Germans were so much better technically. The US women have been surpassed by so many countries by now that it is going to be difficult to dominate unless significant changes are implemented. I can’t believe those players are the best the US has to offer.

      • Unfortunately, I agree. I watch a lot of USWNT and ACC college soccer games (for some reason, I can’t get into the NWSL). The US Women were much further ahead of the rest of the world because of US investment in women’s sports in 80’s and 90’s as well as the stigma against women playing soccer in a lot of other countries. As soon as that turned, in the 2000’s we are starting to see the technical proficiency of players in Brazil, Japan, Germany, France surpass that of Americans. Americans then start relying on their size and athleticism.

        This an indictment of the US player development system. We need to somehow figure out how to produce more technically adept players for the USMNT and USWNT.

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