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By JUSTIN FERGUSON
The English Premier League and La Liga return to action today with a packed viewing schedule for soccer fans here in the United States.
One of the day’s most intriguing matchups will take place at Old Trafford, where Manchester United will welcome Southampton. The defending champions have trudged out to ninth place to start David Moyes’s first season in charge, five places behind a surprising Saints squad that has not allowed a goal in its last six matches across all competitions.
Saturday’s EPL action starts at St. James’ Park as an up-and-down Newcastle United team hosts second-place Liverpool. The Reds are undefeated away from home this season, and their hosts have not exactly performed well in front of their fans so far, winning just one of their first three home matches.
In Spain, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid look to stay perfect through their Saturday road trips. Barca visit an Osasuna team that has played close with other Spanish powers this season while Atletico travel to Espanyol, who are desperate to snap a three-match losing streak after such an impressive start to the season.
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 TV schedule is after the jump):
4:45am – Brisbane Roar vs. Sydney FC – Fox Sports 2
7:30am – Hibernian vs. Celtic – Fox Soccer Plus
7:45am – Newcastle United vs. Liverpool – NBC Sports Network
9am – Mexico vs. Nigeria (U-17 World Cup) – Univision Deportes
9:30am – Bayern Munich vs. Mainz 05 – GolTV USA
10am – Manchester United vs. Southampton – NBC Sports Network
10am – Chelsea vs. Cardiff City – NBC Sports Live Extra
10am – Arsenal vs. Norwich City – NBC Sports Live Extra
10am – Everton vs. Hull City – NBC Sports Live Extra
10am – Stoke City vs. West Bromwich Albion – NBC Sports Live Extra
10am – Swansea City vs. Sunderland – NBC Sports Live Extra
10am – Real Madrid vs. Malaga – beIN Sport USA/beIN Sport en Español
10am – Aberdeen vs. Dundee United – Fox Soccer Plus
11am – Paris Saint-Germain vs. Bastia – beIN Sport Play
12pm – Valencia vs. Real Sociedad – beIN Sport en Español
12:30pm – West Ham United vs. Manchester City – NBC
12:45pm – Go Ahead Eagles vs. Feyenoord – GolTV USA
2pm – Montreal Impact vs. Philadelphia Union – MLS Direct Kick
2pm – Osasuna vs. Barcelona – beIN Sport USA/beIN Sport en Español
2:30pm – FC Dallas vs. Seattle Sounders – NBC
2:45pm – AC Milan vs. Udinese – beIN Sport Play
2:45pm – Twente vs. Ajax – ESPN3
3pm – Colorado Rapids vs. Vancouver Whitecaps – MLS Direct Kick
3pm – Fluminense vs. Ponte Preta – GolTV USA
4pm – Espanyol vs. Atletico Madrid – beIN Sport en Español
6pm – Veracruz vs. Morelia – Univision Deportes
6pm – Cruz Azul vs. Club America – Univision
7:30pm – New England Revolution vs. Columbus Crew – MLS Direct Kick
8pm – Tigres UANL vs. Atlante – ESPN Deportes/Univision Deportes
8:30pm – Chicago Fire vs. Toronto FC – MLS Direct Kick/TSN2
10pm – Chiapas vs. Pumas UNAM – Univision Deportes
10:30pm – Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake – MLS Direct Kick