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By DAN KARELL
Manchester City’s final preparation match before their defense of the English Premier League title takes place on Sunday afternoon.
Man City take on Arsenal in the annual preseason warm-up, the FA Community Shield, looking to start their 2014/2015 season on the right foot. While Man City were somewhat quiet in terms of their summer transfer business, Arsenal had no problem splashing the cash, signing Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy, and Calum Chambers to their squad.
A number of other teams in Europe play some of their final friendly matches before starting their seasons next week. Tottenham take on Schalke, Liverpool face Borussia Dortmund, and Chelsea face Hungarian side Ferencvaros.
Ligue 1 began their season on Friday afternoon as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paris Saint-Germain traveled to Stade de Reims. Ibrahimovic scored a goal but also missed a penalty in the 2-2 draw. In addition, AS Monaco kick off their season against FC Lorient and Marseille travel to Bastia in interesting opening matches this weekend.
Elsewhere in the world, Liga MX and MLS continue, with Club America and the Seattle Sounders both must-watch teams this weekend.
Here’s a rundown of This Weekend’s Soccer on TV:
7 p.m. – Germany vs. China (U-20 Women’s World Cup) – ESPN3
8 p.m. – Canada vs. Finland (U-20 Women’s World Cup) – ESPN3
8:30 p.m. - Morelia vs. Club Tijuana - ESPN Deportes/Azteca America
9:30 p.m. - Veracruz vs. Monterrey - Univision Deportes
10 p.m. – USA vs. Brazil (U-20 Women’s World Cup) – ESPNU
10:30 p.m. – LA Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes – NBC Sports Network
10 a.m. – HJK Helsinki vs. Barcelona – beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports en Español
12:30 p.m. – Tottenham vs. Schalke 04 – beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports en Español
1 p.m. – England vs. Mexico (U-20 Women’s World Cup) – ESPNU/Univision Deportes
3 p.m. – Bastia vs. Marseille - beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports en Español
6 p.m. - Cruz Azul vs. Puebla - Univision Deportes
7 p.m. – Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact – MLS Direct Kick
7:30 p.m. – Columbus Crew vs. Toronto FC – MLS Direct Kick
8 p.m. - Tigres UANL vs. Club America - Univision Deportes
9 p.m. – FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids – MLS Direct Kick
9 p.m. - Santos Laguna vs. Queretaro - Azteca America
9 p.m. - Pachuca vs. Chivas de Guadalajara - Telemundo
10 p.m. – Real Salt Lake vs. D.C. United – MLS Direct Kick
10 p.m. - Chiapas vs. Club Leon - Univision Deportes
10:30 p.m. – Portland Timbers vs. Chivas USA – MLS Direct Kick
7 a.m. – Liverpool vs. Borussia Dortmund – NBC Sports Network
10 a.m. – Arsenal vs. Manchester City – Fox Sports 1
11 a.m. – Lyon vs. Rennes – beIN Sports en Español
1 p.m. - Pumas UNAM vs. Atlas - Univision
1:45 p.m. – Ferencvaros vs. Chelsea – beIN Sports USA
3 p.m. – AS Monaco vs. Lorient – beIN Sports en Español
3 p.m. – Santos vs. Corinthians – GolTV USA
6 p.m. - Universidad de Guadalajara vs. Toluca - Univision Deportes
8 p.m. – Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Sporting Kansas City – MLS Direct Kick
8 p.m. – Chicago Fire vs. New York Red Bulls – Univision Deportes
10:30 p.m. – Seattle Sounders vs. Houston Dynamo – ESPN2