By IVES GALARCEP
Arsenal had a busy summer revamping their roster ahead of a challenge for the English Premier League title, and the first step toward trying to win the EPL crown sees the Gunners take on Crystal Palace today in the opening weekend of league play.
Chilean star Alexis Sanchez will make his debut at the Emirates, while Arsene Wenger trots out a new-look defense to shut down the underdogs from Crystal Palace.
In other Premier League action, Tim Howard’s Everton visits newly-promoted Leicester City, Geoff Cameron’s Stoke City meets Brad Guzan’s Aston Villa and London rivals West Ham and Tottenham renew acquaintances.
In MLS, Real Salt Lake will take on the Seattle Sounders in an early match featuring two of the top teams in the league. The Sounders are sitting on top of the Western Conference standings, but if RSL can win at Rio Tinto Stadium today, the gap atop the West can be reduced.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s soccer TV schedule is after the jump):
TODAY’S SOCCER ON TV
10:00 a.m. – Leicester City vs. Everton -NBCSN
10:00 a.m. – Queens Park Rangers vs. Hull City - Premier League Extra Time
10:00 a.m. – Stoke City vs. Aston Villa - NBC Sports Live Extra
10:00 a.m. – West Bromwich Albion vs. Sunderland - NBC Sports Live Extra
10:00 a.m. – West Ham United vs. Tottenham Hotspur - NBC Sports Live Extra
11:00 a.m. – Paris Saint-Germain vs. Bastia – beIN Sports USA
12:30 p.m. – Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace – NBC
2:00 p.m. – Toulouse vs. Olympique Lyon – beIN Sports USA
2:30 p.m. – Real Madrid vs. Fiorentina – ESPN Deportes
2:30 p.m. – Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle Sounders – NBCSN
5:00 p.m. – North Korea vs. USA (U-20 Women’s World Cup) – ESPNU
6:00 p.m. – Club America vs. Morelia – Univision Deportes
6:00 p.m. – Puebla vs. Tigres UANL – ESPN Deportes
6:30 p.m. – Montreal Impact vs. Chicago Fire – MLS Direct Kick
7:30 p.m. – New England Revolution vs. Portland Timbers - MLS Direct Kick
7:30 p.m. – Columbus Crew vs. LA Galaxy - MLS Direct Kick
8:00 p.m. – Monterrey vs. Cruz Azul – Univision Deportes
8:30 p.m. – Sporting KC vs. Toronto FC – MLS Direct Kick
10:30 p.m. – Chivas USA vs. Vancouver Whitecaps – MLS Direct Kick
10:30 p.m. – San Jose Earthquakes vs. FC Dallas – MLS Direct Kick