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Brazil could seal a historic achievement on Saturday in the Olympic gold medal game, while the returns of La Liga and Serie A headline Saturday’s action.

In Rio, Brazil looks to capture the country’s first ever gold medal in Olympic soccer in a clash with Germany, the same country that thrashed them, 7-1, at the 2014 World Cup. Neymar and co. are coming off of a lopsided win of their own, a 6-0 beatdown of Honduras in the semifinal round.

While Neymar looks to take care of business in Brazil, reigning La Liga champions Barcelona return to action on Saturday for a season-opening clash with Real Betis. Italy’s champions, Juventus, also takes the field for a meeting with Fiorentina.

Meanwhile, English action is headlined by a champion as well as Leicester City hosts Arsenal. Elsewhere, Tottenham takes on Crystal Palace, Manchester City visits Stoke City and Liverpool take on Burnley.

The afternoon and evening’s action features a large slate of MLS, NASL and Liga MX action, with a contest pitting the LA Galaxy against NYCFC serving as the main event.

If you will be watching today’s action, please feel free to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule below):



7:30 a.m. — NBCSN/NBC Sports Live Extra — Stoke City vs. Manchester City

10 a.m. — NBCSN/NBC Sports Live Extra — Burnley vs. Liverpool

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

10 a.m. — NBC Sports Live Extra — Tottenham vs. Crystal Palace

10 a.m. — NBC/NBC Sports Live Extra — Watford vs. Chelsea

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

12:30 p.m. — NBC/NBC Sports Live Extra — Leicester City vs. Arsenal


3 p.m. — ESPN/MLS Live — New York City FC vs. LA Galaxy

7 p.m. — MLS Live — Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC

7:30 p.m. — MLS Live — Montreal Impact vs. Chicago Fire

7:30 p.m. — MLS Live — New England Revolution vs. Columbus Crew

9 p.m. — MLS Live — Colorado Rapids vs. Orlando City SC

10 p.m. — MLS Live — Sporting Kansas City vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

10 p.m. — MLS Live — Real Salt Lake vs. FC Dallas


Noon — NBC Sports Live Extra/ Deportes en Vivo — Honduras vs. Nigeria (Third-place match)

4:30 p.m. — NBC Sports Live Extra/ Deportes en Vivo — Brazil vs. Germany (Final)


12:15 p.m. — beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports en Español/beIN Sports Connect — Barcelona vs. Real Betis

2:15 p.m. — beIN Sports en Español/beIN Sports Connect — Granada vs. Villarreal

4:15 p.m. — beIN Sports en Español/beIN Sports Connect — Sevilla vs. Espanyol


Noon — beIN Sports Connect — AS Roma vs. Udinese

2:45 p.m. — beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports Connect — Juventus vs. Fiorentina


11 a.m. — beIN Sports Connect — Nantes vs. AS Monaco

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


2:30 p.m. — NASL Live — Jacksonville Armada vs. Minnesota United

7 p.m. — NASL Live — Fort Lauderdale Strikers vs. Ottawa Fury

7:30 p.m. — beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports Connect/NASL Live — Carolina RailHawks vs. Indy Eleven

7:30 p.m. — One World Sports/NASL Live — Puerto Rico vs. New York Cosmos

7:30 p.m. — NASL Live — Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. FC Edmonton

9 p.m. — NASL Live — Rayo OKC vs. Miami FC


6 p.m. — Univision Deportes — Cruz Azul vs. Santos Laguna

8 p.m. — Univision/Univision Deportes — Tigres UANL vs. Pachuca

8 p.m. — Azteca America — Morelia vs. Chiapas

10 p.m. — Univision/Univision Deportes — Guadalajara vs. Atlas


10 a.m. — beIN Sports Connect — Birmingham City vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers

12:30 p.m. — beIN Sports Connect — Derby County vs. Aston Villa


1:45 p.m. — Univision Deportes — PEC Zwolle vs. PSV Eindhoven


7:15 a.m. — Fox Soccer Plus/Fox Soccer 2Go — St. Johnstone vs. Celtic


  1. US U-18s won an international tournament in Czech Republic today, beating the host side 4-2. Finished 4-0 overall with a 15-5 goal differential. Brady Scott was named keeper of the tournament and Nick Taitague was top goalscorer.

  2. Ethan Finlay with his 3rd in his last two games and the Crew win for the first time since May 28 and first clean sheet since June 18.

  3. Bjorn Maars Johnsen sees his first action for Hearts off the bench and gets an assist. Kitchen was back in the starting XI.

  4. cameron doesn’t make the XI again for stoke, being kept on the bench by the almighty phil bardsley (or glenn whelan).

    • Is Cameron injured? It would be surprising to see him fall out of the starting lineup after having played so well last year for both club and country. I know he’s 31 now, but it seemed like he was at the top of his game technically and athletically, solid at CB and challenging for minutes at DM.


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