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The English Premier League kicks off for another go-around this weekend with two historic rivals facing off in the marquee matchup.

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea takes on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, which is sure to bring plenty of drama and excitement. Christian Pulisic is in line to make his league debut for the Blues since arriving fully from Borussia Dortmund. For the Red Devils, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford will headline the attack after Romelu Lukaku’s departure to Inter Milan.

Liverpool opens the weekend’s slate on Friday as they host newboys Norwich City at Anfield. Manchester City faces a trip to West Ham United on Saturday, while Tottenham Hotspur closes Saturday’s schedule at home against Aston Villa.

Also, Major League Soccer continues its race towards postseason play as Atlanta United welcomes NYCFC to town, LAFC hosts the New York Red Bulls, and the L.A. Galaxy take a trip to D.C. United.

Ligue 1 also opens up this season with Paris Saint-Germain the early favorites to repeat as champions. Lille, Lyon, Marseille, and St. Etienne will be chasing the Ligue 1 giants starting this weekend.

Juventus also faces Atletico Madrid in International Champions Cup play.

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Here’s a closer look at all of the soccer action you’ll find on TV and on major online streams this weekend:

Friday

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

3 p.m. – NBCSN – Liverpool vs. Norwich City

French Ligue 1

2:45 p.m. – fuboTV – Monaco vs. Lyon

German DFB pokal

2:45 p.m. – ESPN3/Watch ESPN – Uerdingen vs. Borussia Dortmund

Liga MX

8 p.m. – ESPN Deportes/ fuboTV – Morelia vs. Monterrey
10 p.m. – Univision Deportes/ fuboTV – Veracruz vs. Atlas
10:06 p.m. – Fox Sports 1/ fuboTV – Club Tijuana – Pumas UNAM

USL Championship

7:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Loudoun United vs. Charlotte Independence
10 p.m. – ESPN+ – Tacoma Defiance vs. Orange County SC

Saturday

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

7:30 a.m. – NBCSN/ fuboTV – West Ham United vs. Manchester City
10 a.m. – NBCSN/ fuboTV – AFC Bournemouth vs. Sheffield United
10 a.m. – NBC Sports Gold – Burnley vs. Southampton
10 a.m. – NBC Sports Gold – Crystal Palace vs. Everton
10 a.m. – NBC Sports Gold – Watford vs. Brighton & Hove Albion
12:30 p.m. – NBC/ fuboTV – Tottenham Hotspur vs. Aston Villa

French Ligue 1

11:30 a.m. – beIN Sports/fuboTV – Marseille vs. Stade Reims
2 p.m. – fuboTV – Dijon vs. St. Etienne
2 p.m. – beIN Sports/ fuboTV – Nice vs. Amiens
2 p.m. – fuboTV – Montpellier vs. Rennes
2 p.m. – fuboTV – Angers vs. Bordeaux
2 p.m. – fuboTV – Brest vs. Toulouse

Major League Soccer

4 p.m. – ESPN+/ fuboTV – Seattle Sounders vs. New England Revolution
7:30 p.m. – fuboTV / ESPN+ – Columbus Crew vs. FC Cincinnati
7:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Toronto FC vs. Orlando City
8 p.m. – ESPN+/ fuboTV – FC Dallas vs. Minnesota United
8:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Sporting KC vs. Real Salt Lake
9 p.m. – ESPN+ – Chicago Fire vs. Montreal Impact
9 p.m. – fuboTV /ESPN+ – Colorado Rapids vs. San Jose Earthquakes
11 p.m. – ESPN+ – Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

English Football League Championship

7:30 a.m. – ESPN+ – Leeds United vs. Nottingham Forest
10 a.m. – ESPN+ – Queens Park Rangers vs. Huddersfield Town

German dfb pokal

9:30 a.m. – ESPN3/Watch ESPN – Alemannia Aachen vs. Bayer Leverkusen
12:30 p.m. – ESPN3/Watch ESPN –  Wurzburger Kickers vs. Hoffenheim
2:30 p.m. –  ESPN3/Watch ESPN – Atlas Delmenhorst vs. Werder Bremen

Liga MX

6 p.m. – fuboTV – Queretaro vs. Pachuca
6 p.m. – fuboTV – Cruz Azul vs. Juarez
8 p.m. – ESPN Deportes – Tigres vs. Necaxa

ASCENSO MX

10 p.m. – ESPN3/Watch ESPN – Dorados de Sinaloa vs. Celaya

Eredivisie

12:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Groningen vs. FC Twente
1:45 p.m. – ESPN+ – Ajax vs. FC Emmen

Portuguese primiera liga

2 p.m. – fuboTV – Gil Vicente vs. Porto
4:30 p.m. – fuboTV – Benfica vs. Pacos de Ferreira

International champions cup

12 p.m. – ESPN+ – Atletico Madrid vs. Juventus

Scottish Premiership

7 a.m. – B/R Live – Motherwell vs. Celtic

USL Championship

1 p.m. – ESPN+ – Hartford Athletic vs. New York Red Bulls II
7 p.m. – ESPN+ – Pittsburgh Riverhounds vs. Swope Park Rangers
7:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Birmingham Legion
8 p.m. – ESPN+ – Nashville SC vs. Bethlehem Steel
8 p.m. – ESPN+ – Colorado Springs vs. Rio Grande Valley
8:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Memphis 901 vs. North Carolina FC
8:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Saint Louis SC vs. Charleston Battery
8:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Austin Bold vs. LA Galaxy II
9 p.m. – ESPN+ – OKC Energy vs. Fresno FC
10 p.m. – ESPN+ – Real Monarchs vs. Tulsa Roughnecks
10:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Phoenix Rising vs. El Paso Locomotive
10:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Renos 1868 vs. San Antonio

USL League One

8 p.m. –ESPN+ – Forward Madison vs. Richmond Kickers
8 p.m. –ESPN+ – Tormenta vs. Chattanooga Red Wolves
10:20 p.m. – ESPN+ – North Texas vs. Tucson

Sunday

English Premier League

9 a.m. – CNBC/ fuboTV – Leicester City vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers
9 a.m. – NBCSN/ fuboTV – Newcastle United vs. Arsenal
11:30 a.m. – NBCSN/ fuboTV – Manchester United vs. Chelsea

French Ligue 1

9 a.m. – beIN Sports/fuboTV – Lille vs. Nantes
11 a.m. – beIN Sports/fuboTV – Strasbourg vs. Metz
3 p.m. – beIN Sports/fuboTV – Paris Saint-Germain vs. Nimes

Major League Soccer

4 p.m. – ESPN/Watch ESPN – Atlanta United vs. NYCFC
6 p.m. – ESPN+ – Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo
7:30 p.m. – Fox Sports 1/ fuboTV – D.C. United vs. LA Galaxy
10 p.m. – Fox Sports 1/ fuboTV – LAFC vs. New York Red Bulls

German DFB Pokal

9:30 a.m. – ESPN3/Watch ESPN – Osnabruck vs. RB Leipzig
12:30 p.m. – ESPN3/Watch ESPN – Wehen Wiesbaden vs. FC Koln

Liga MX

1 p.m. – fuboTV /Univision – Toluca vs. Club America
7:45 p.m. – ESPN Deportes – Santos Laguna vs. Puebla

Eredivisie

8:30 a.m. – ESPN+ – Heerenveen vs. Feyenoord
2 p.m. – ESPN+ – PSV vs. ADO Den Haag

Belgium First Division

8:30 a.m. – B/R Live – Sint-Truiden vs. Standard Liege
12 p.m. – B/R Live – Sporting Charleroi vs. Antwerp

USL Championship

3 p.m. – ESPN+ – Louisville City vs. Atlanta United II
9 p.m. – ESPN+ – Portland Timbers II vs. New Mexico United

 

Comments

  1. Are TV viewers not allowed to express an opinion about coverage on different networks, or broadcast vs. streaming, with the goal of making more international soccer coverage available to more US TV viewers overall? It seems to me that comparison of various TV options is entirely on topic and could help spur improvements that would benefit all soccer fans.
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    I posted to thank you as usual for the listings and point out four (4) broadcast games you missed, with a couple of other minor comments that should be open to rational discussion, but were not remotely offensive or rude (unlike a lot of the personally insulting macho trash talk that this site seems to indulge). For some reason my entire post was deleted with no comment, the missing games were not added, and the correction of Univisión Deportes to TUDN was not made.
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    Let me try once again, please.
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    In addition to the two Liga MX games you listed, tonight and Sunday afternoon, there are three others on Saturday night that you left out, two on Univisión and one on Galavisión. (The one with Necaxa even features a former USMNT member, which I assume you know.) I previously went to the trouble of looking them up and typing them out for you. A friendly, grown-up forum, with women or Latinos on staff and as participants, might have simply said thank you for the help. (Journalism question: What percentage of US soccer viewers are bilingual and/or female? 20%? 30%? More? Why would you want to discourage such a significant demographic?)
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    The other missing game is apparently an international friendly on ESPN2, between Barça and Napoli. Those are big teams, even if they don’t have US players. There too, I looked up the details so people would have the information, and instead of saying thank you, you deleted my post. Has that game been canceled, and if so, why not just say so? Is there some other reason to conceal its existence?
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    I really cannot fathom how you ever hope to grow this site, if new users who make valiant efforts to contribute to the community are deliberately suppressed. Do you not want to increase readership and provide more complete information and more sensible discussion? Why not at least politely answer these questions in public, rather than deleting them in private?
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    • Deliberately suppressed? Whine much. Their site, their rules. You are welcome to attempt this on your own. You agreed to the ToS, so stop acting like an F’ing baby.

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