By MICHAEL KLINE
Soccer fans will get a taste of the upcoming season’s action this weekend, when preseason European club-friendlies mix with Major League Soccer, Liga MX and the Brazilian Série A to deliver a plethora of matches to your living room.
AS Monaco host Tottenham Hotspur early Saturday afternoon in their last preseason match before the French Ligue 1 commences next weekend, but all attention will be on Gareth Bale and whether or not his participation in the match, or lack thereof, will hint towards him either staying or leaving.
Later Saturday evening, Everton will clash with Real Madrid in a second round meeting in the Guinness International Champions Cup. Everton were able to get past Juventus in a penalty shootout on Wednesday, but now Roberto Martinez and his men have the tough task of trying to defeat Cristiano and co.
On Sunday, Guadalajara will face Atlante in a showdown between two of Liga MX’s bottom-dwelling teams. Both clubs will be looking to shoot up the table with their first three points of this season’s Apertura.
Here is a rundown of This Weekend’s Soccer on TV:
9:30am – ESPN3 - Wilhelmshaven vs Borussia Dortmund
12:30pm – beIN Sport – AS Monaco vs Tottenham Hotspur
12:55pm – ESPN3 - Villarreal FC vs Granada FC
5:30pm – ESPN3 - Cruzeiro vs Coritiba
6pm – Univision Deportes - Veracruz vs Cruz Azul
6pm – Univision - América vs Atlas
6:30pm – NBC Sports Network - Sporting Kansas City vs New York Red Bulls
7:30pm – MLS Direct Kick - DC United vs Montreal Impact
8pm – MLS Direct Kick - Philadelphia Union vs Chicago Fire
8pm – ESPN Deportes - Everton vs Real Madrid
8pm – UniMás - Monterrey vs Toluca
8pm – Univision Deportes - Pachuca vs León
8:30pm – MLS Direct Kick - Colorado Rapids vs Real Salt Lake
9pm – MLS Direct Kick - Houston Dynamo vs Columbus Crew
10pm – Univision Deportes - San Jose Earthquakes vs Chivas USA
10pm – Galavision - Chiapas vs Puebla
10:30pm – MLS Direct Kick - Seattle Sounders vs Dallas FC
10:30pm – ESPN Deportes - Juventus vs Los Angeles Galaxy
11pm – MLS Direct Kick - Portland Timbers vs Whitecaps
1pm – Univision Deportes - Pumas UNAM vs Tigres UANL
3pm – GolTV - Flamengo vs Atlético Mineiro
4pm – ESPN Deportes - Valencia vs Inter Milan
6pm – UniMás - Guadalajara vs Atlante
6:30pm – ESPN Deportes – AC Milan vs Chelsea
7:30pm – Univision Deportes - New England vs Toronto