By JUSTIN FERGUSON
A loaded weekend of action from all over the soccer world kicks off today with several high-profile matches from Germany and England.
USMNT midfielder Jermaine Jones and Schalke 04 look to make it five straight wins across all competitions when they host second-place Bayern Munich. The defending champions of Germany and Europe are undefeated in league play under new manager Pep Guardiola, but they trail rivals Borussia Dortmund by two points heading into this weekend’s matches.
After their first loss of the season, a 2-1 Champions League defeat at the hands of Napoli, Dortmund eye a bounce back win against Timmy Chandler and struggling Nurnberg. Dortmund have five wins in five matches in the young Bundesliga season, so look for them to get it turned around against an early-season relegation favorite.
In England, Liverpool are at the top of the table with an undefeated start to their campaign. The league-leading Reds host Southampton, a side that defeated them 3-1 at St. Mary’s Stadium in their last meeting. The day’s EPL action will wrap up in West London, where Chelsea welcome local rivals Fulham to Stamford Bridge.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
7:45am – NBC Sports Network – Norwich City vs Aston Villa
9:30am – GolTV – Nürnberg vs Borussia Dortmund
10am – NBC Sports Network – Liverpool vs Southampton
10am – NBC Sports Live Extra – Newcastle United vs Hull City
10am – NBC Sports Live Extra – West Bromwich Albion vs Sunderland
10am – NBC Sports Live Extra – Everton vs. West Ham
10am – beIN Sport en Español – Real Sociedad vs Málaga
12pm – beIN Sport – Cagliari vs Sampdoria
12:30pm – NBC Sports Network – Chelsea vs Fulham
12:30pm – GolTV – Schalke 04 vs Bayern München
2pm – Univision Deportes – Montreal Impact vs Whitecaps
2pm – beIN Sport – Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona
4pm – MLS Direct Kick – Toronto FC vs Sporting Kansas City
4pm – beIN Sport en Español – Real Valladolid vs Atlético Madrid
6pm – Univision Deportes – América vs Chiapas
7:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – New England Revolution vs DC United
7:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Columbus Crew vs Chicago Fire
8pm – UniMás – Pachuca vs Santos Laguna
8pm – Univision Deportes – Atlante vs Pumas UNAM
9pm – MLS Direct Kick – Real Salt Lake vs San Jose Earthquakes
9:05pm – Telemundo – León vs Guadalajara
10:30pm – NBC Sports Network – Los Angeles Galaxy vs Seattle Sounders