By IVES GALARCEP
Tim Howard may be taking a break from the U.S. Men’s National Team, but he will still have plenty of big games to keep him busy over the next year with Everton.
The first of those tough tests awaits today against high-flying Arsenal. The Gunners come in off a last-minute victory in their opener, and they face a Toffees side that will be desperate to avoid starting the season off by dropping points in two straight matches.
The Bundesliga season is underway, and while Bayern Munich draws most of the attention, two of the teams expected to try and knock the champions off their perch square off in an early-season clash as Borussia Dortmund meets Bayer Leverkusen.
In Spain, the opening weekend kicks off today, with Sevilla taking on Valencia in a clash of top La Liga sides. Meanwhile, in Brazil, Atletico Mineiro takes on Internacional in an intriguing clash.
MLS has a marquee match-up on the schedule as well, with the top two teams in the East facing off as D.C. United visits Sporting Kansas City.
If you will be watching today’s action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.
Enjoy the action (Today’s Soccer on TV is after the jump):
TODAY’S SOCCER ON TV
7:15 a.m. – Ipswich Town vs. Norwich City – beIN Sports USA
7:45 a.m. – Aston Villa vs. Newcastle United – NBCSN
9:30 a.m. – Hannover 96 vs. Schalke 04- GOLTV USA
10:00 a.m. – Chelsea vs. Leicester City- NBCSN
10:00 a.m. – Crystal Palace vs. West Ham United - Premier League Extra Time
10:00 a.m. – Southampton vs. West Bromwich Albion - Premier League Extra Time
10:00 a.m. – Swansea City vs. Burnley - Premier League Extra Time
11:00 a.m. - Guingamp vs. Olympique Marseille – beIN Sports USA
12:30 p.m. – Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayer Leverkusen – GOLTV USA
12:30 p.m. – Everton vs. Arsenal – NBC
1:00 p.m. – Malaga vs. Athletic Bilbao – beIN Sports USA
1:00 p.m. – Portland Thorns FC vs. FC Kansas City – ESPN2
3:00 p.m. - Sevilla vs. Valencia – beIN Sports USA
3:00 p.m. – Granada vs. Deportivo La Coruna – beIN Sports USA
5:00 p.m. – Almeria vs. Espanyol – beIN SPorts USA
5:30 p.m. – Atletico Mineiro vs. Internacional – ESPN 3
6:00 p.m. – Cruz Azul vs. Queretaro – Univision
6:00 p.m. – Veracruz vs. Chivas de Guadalajara – Univision Deportes
7:00 p.m. – New York Red Bulls vs. Montreal Impact – MLS Direct Kick
7:00 p.m. – Toronto FC vs. Chicago Fire – MLS Direct Kick
7:30 p.m. – New England Revolution vs. Chivas USA – MLS Direct Kick
7:30 p.m. – Columbus Crew vs. Houston Dynamo – MLS Direct Kick
8:00 p.m. – Monterrey vs. Puebla - Univision Deportes
8:30 p.m. – Sporting KC vs. D.C. United – MLS Direct Kick
9:00 p.m. – Pachuca vs. Atlas – Telemundo
10:00 p.m. – Chiapas vs. Club America – Univision Deportes
10:30 p.m. – LA Galaxy vs. Vancouver Whitecaps – MLS DIrect Kick