By JUSTIN FERGUSON
While Jozy Altidore and Sunderland will take the field for the first time this English Premier League season without Paolo Di Canio, Liverpool will welcome striker Luis Suarez back to league action Sunday.
Suarez will make his much-anticipated return to EPL play Sunday when Liverpool visit Sunderland, who recently fired polarizing manager Di Canio after a winless start to the Black Cats’ season. USMNT striker Jozy Altidore and Sunderland bounced back with a Capital One Cup victory earlier this week, and they will look for their first EPL win of the season against a Liverpool side that has struggled recently at the Stadium of Light.
The day’s action will start with the Derby della Mole in Italy. Defending Serie A champions Juventus are undefeated to start their quest for a league three-peat, but their first match of the season against city rivals Torino is expected to be a tougher challenge than ones in years past. Torino sit in eighth place with a 2-2-1 record, and they were seconds away from a win over Italian giants AC Milan earlier this season.
Soccer fans in the United States will want to keep an eye on Sunday afternoon’s Liga MX clash between Puebla and Club Tijuana. As many as seven Americans could be in action in that match between two Mexican sides desperate for three points. Puebla’s DeMarcus Beasley and Michael Orozco will welcome fellow countrymen Herculez Gomez, Joe Corona, Edgar Castillo, Greg Garza and Paul Arriola, who are coming off Thursday’s 6-0 CONCACAF Champions League victory over Victoria of Honduras.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
6:30am – beIN Sport – Torino vs Juventus
8:30am – NBC Sports Network – Stoke City vs Norwich City
9am – beIN Sport – Cagliari vs Internazionale
11am – NBC Sports Network – Sunderland vs Liverpool
11am – beIN Sport – Ajaccio vs Montpellier
1pm – ESPN Deportes – Puebla vs Tijuana
1pm – Univision – Toluca vs Atlante
2:45pm – beIN Sport – Roma vs Bologna
3pm – beIN Sport en Español – Real Betis vs Villarreal
3:30pm – NBC Sports Network – Portland Timbers vs Los Angeles Galaxy
6pm – UniMás – Guadalajara vs Atlas
8:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Dallas FC vs Columbus Crew
9pm – ESPN – Seattle Sounders vs New York Red Bulls
11pm – UniMás – Chivas USA vs San Jose Earthquakes