By MICHAEL KLINE
A few tasty preseason friendlies highlight this weekend’s soccer action, with a Champions League final rematch in the German Super Cup taking center stage.
Carlo Ancelotti’s first test as the Real Madrid manager happens to come against Laurent Blanc and Paris Saint-Germain, the club Ancelotti left for Madrid. Unfortunately for fans, the newly-acquired Edinson Cavani will likely miss the friendly, with the Uruguayan still recovering from his involvement in the Confederations Cup.
Just thirty minutes later, the German Super Cup final will kickoff, when Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich meet in a rematch of the Champions League final.
Since the cup’s inception in 2010, Bayern have won two out of three German Super Cups, and will be looking to capture their fourth, and, subsequently, first trophy for new-boss Pep Guardiola. Rest be assured, however, Dortmund will be looking to find their revenge for the 2-1 loss they suffered at Wembley in the Champions League final.
Here is a rundown of This Weekend’s Soccer on TV:
8:30pm – ESPN Deportes – Morelia vs Toluca
10:30pm – Univision Deportes – Santos Laguna vs Cruz Azul
9:30am – beIN Sport en Español – Hamburger SV vs Inter Milan
11:15am – beIN Sport – Leicester City vs Monaco
1pm – beIN Sport es Español – Vålerenga vs Barcelona
2pm – Fox Soccer Channel – AC Milan vs Valencia
2pm – beIN Sport – PSG vs Real Madrid
2:30pm – GolTV – Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern München – German Super Cup Final
6pm – Univision – América vs Tijuana
7pm – MLS Direct Kick – Montreal Impact vs Sporting Kansas City
7pm – Univision Deportes – Whitecaps vs Philadelphia Union
7pm – MLS Direct Kick – New York Red Bulls vs Real Salt Lake
7pm – MLS Direct Kick – DC United vs New England
7pm – ESPN2 – Colorado Rapids vs Los Angeles Galaxy
8pm – UniMás – Monterrey vs Puebla
8pm – Univision Deportes – Pachuca vs Tigres UANL
9pm – NBC Sports Network – Houston Dynamo vs Chicago Fire
10pm – Univision Deportes – Chiapas vs Guadalajara
10:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – SJ Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers
10am – ESPN3 – Germany vs Norway
1pm – Univision – Pumas UNAM vs Querétaro
3pm – GolTV – Corinthians vs São Paulo
4pm – FOX – United States vs. Panama – Gold Cup Final
5:30pm – GolTV – Flamengo vs Botafogo
11pm – Univision Deportes – Seattle Sounders vs Chivas USA