8/7/15 EPL Returns, MLS Darby’s, Indy 11 Home vs Ottawa Sat Night, Soccer on TV schedule

So finally league play overseas is back as the EPL (English Premier League), and Ligue 1 (French League) kick off today.  Traditionally the EPL is seen as the top International League – seen by the most fans and the most competitive major league.  Unlike the Spanish La Liga which has 2- maybe 3 good teams (Barcelona, Real Madrid, Athletico Madrid), Italian Serie A (Jueventus, Roma, Milan), French Ligue 1 (PSG, Lyon, NICE), and German Bundesliga (Bayern Munich, Dortman) the EPL really has 6 to 8 teams vying for a top 4 (Champions League Spot) each season along with realistically 4 to 5 teams vying for the title.  I don’t have a favorite at the top as my club Fulham Football Club (the EPL team who has played the most American’s over the last decade) was relegated 2 seasons ago and plays in the 2nd division Champions Division. In general I root for the teams with American’s on them – GK Tim Howard at Everton, GK Brad Guzan at Aston Villa, Def Geoff Cameron at Stoke City and now Right back Deandre Yedlin who just joined Tottenham.  I also have buddies who live and die by Arsenal, Liverpool, and Man U so I try to watch and give them some love as well.  Looking ahead to this season – I really think Arsenal’s addition of world class GK Petre Cech will give the Gunners and manager what they need to jump to the top this season.  I think Chelsea falls back to 2nd, while Man U with Van Gaal’s 200+ million spent will keep the Reds in 3rd.  The battle for is 4th place with Man City staying pat, Southhampton taking on Europa League play, Tottenham and young striking superstar Harry Kane looking to move up one and Liverpool – ah Liverpool  – making offseason moves a plenty in an attempt to save Brendan Roger’s job at Anfield.  Right Bill?

Man United with all the changes this summer (added Memphis Depay, Bastian Schweinsteiger) and the Dea Gea saga (will the GK move to Real Madrid or not?) kicks off the season at home vs Tottenham and all-star Harry Kane at 7:45 on Sat. AM on NBCSN.  EPL games will be show on USA Network now on Sat AM’s at 10 am as well as on NBC Sports Network all morning and often on NBC at 1 pm as well.   USA will start with Everton and US keeper Tim Howard vs newly promoted Watford at 10 am on Sat, while NBCSN will show Aston Villa and US goalie Brad Guzan vs newly promoted Bournemouth at 10 am.  Sunday has Arsenal vs West Ham at 8:30 am and Liverpool hosting US international Geoff Cameron and Stoke City at 11 am on NBCSN.

MLS has added more strength as Mexican International 26 year old superstar Dos Santos has joined LA Galaxy and scored in his first game – the Galaxy will host a reeling Seattle Sounders team with Clint Dempsey that has lost 7 of their last 8 on Sunday at 4 pm on ESPN.  The New York Darby is also Sunday at 7 pm on Fox Sports 1 as the NY Red Bulls with Bradley Wright-Phillips and his younger brother Shaun hosting NYCFC and Frank Lampard, Andrea Pirlo and David Villa.

Tuesday the winner of Champions League-Barcelona will face the winner of Europa League fellow Spanish side Sevilla at 2:30 on Fox Sports 1 with both teams expected to be at full strength (read Messi, Neymar and Suerez should be playing.)

Finally as club and high school soccer are getting back underway here in Indy, the Indy 11 will host Ottawa Sat night at 7:30 at home at the Mike.  Its Family Pack night at the Mike with 4 tix, hot dogs, sodas and chips for just $79 or $10 per ticket normal.

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The Post to Post Soccer Camp hosted by Camp Director Coach Sue Moy-Chin and CFC and Carmel High Ast Coach Carla Baker was a rousing success with a record # of campers on hand at Badger Field in Carmel.

Video- Must See Moments in Soccer last week –

http://www.foxsports.com/soccer/story/lionel-messi-head-butts-chokes-opponent-only-sees-yellow-card-barcelona-roma-joan-gamper-080515  Messi only gets red on

ESPN Marcotti – Around the World of Soccer – Wembley lessons, Bayern Doubts, Benitez Quiet

Wolfsburg Takes Bayern in Penalties in German Supercup

Michel Plantini Must Push for FIFA Reform – Marcotti ESPN FC

EPL

USA Adds 10 AM Sat Games to NBCSN EPL offerings

EPL Season Preview Gab Marcotti ESPN FC

6 Big Questions EPL – David Hirshey ESPN FC

Season Preview EPL  Wilson SI

10 Storylines EPL SI  Littleton SI

Predicting Final League Standings EPL – PST

New Fans of the EPL – Fans guide to picking a Team

EPL top 5 Forwards  – NBC ProSoccer Talk

EPL top 5 Goalies  NBC Pro Soccer

Brad Freidels Take on EPL podcast  SI

De Gea won’t start for United Sat? ESPN FC

Arsene finally wins one vs Mourinho – no handshake

Wilshere out with Leg Injury for the Gunners

Liverpools Rodger’s Future at stake

Young EPL Players Looking for Breakthrough – Terry Burton ESPN FC

Arsenal Season Preview

Chelsea Season Preview

Man U Season Preview

Liverpool Season Preview

Man City Season Preview

Tottenham Season Preview

Southampton Saints Preview

Everton and US Keeper Tim Howard Season Preview

US Keeper Brad Guzan – Aston Villa Season Preview

Tour of the EPL Stadiums

Full EPL Schedule on NBC along with Capital One Cup + FA Cup

MLS + Indy 11

Indy 11 lose 0-2 to Edmonton on Wed

Indy 11 Thur Musings

Indy 11 sign Ceballos from Guatemala

Family Night on Sat Night, 8/8 – $10 tickets, 4 ticket and food special for $79.

MLS Must See Moments from last Weekend

Dempsey’s return doesn’t fix Sounder’s problems

MLS has 5 teams in CCL

Power Rankings MLS

Armchair Analyst Mathew Doyle – What’s wrong in Seattle?

Altidore will find his Rhythm – Mcbride –ESPN FC

Toronto FC signs former USNT Forward Hercules Gomez

USA

Jill Ellis Agrees to New Contract to continue coaching USWNT

Has Klinsmann lost his way?  Top Drawer Soccer

USA up to 29 in world Rankings Argentina 1

Timmy Chandler Rejects club coach suggestion to quit US team

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Carmel FC DOC Paul Telfer works with the girls at the Post to Post Camp at Badger Field last week.

GAMES THIS WEEK

Fri, Aug 7

2:30 pm                   PSG vs Lille  (French)                          beIn Sports

Sat, Aug 8

7:45 am                  Man U vs Tottenham                                            NBC Sports Network

10 am                      Everton vs Watford,                              USA Network

10 am                      AFC Bournaemouth vs Aston Villa      NBCSN

12:30 pm                 Chelsea @ Swansea City                                     NBCSN

3 pm                        Nice vs Monaco                                                    beIn Sport – French

7:30 pm                   Indy 11 vs Ottawa                                  CH 8, ESPN 3

Sun, Aug 9

8:30 am                   Arsenal vs West Ham                                            NBCSN

11 am                      Stoke City vs Liverpool                       NBCSN

4 pm                        LA Galaxy @ Seattle Sounders          ESPN (Must See-West Coast Darby)

7 pm                        NY Red Bulls vs NYCFC                      Fox Sports 1 (NY Darby)

9:30 pm                   Portland Thorns vs Chicago Red Star               Fox Sports 1  (Women’s -NWSL)

Monday, Aug 10

3:00 p.m.,               West Bromwich vs. Manchester City   NBCSN:

Tues, Aug 11

2:30 pm                   Barcelona vs Sevilla – UEFA Supercup              Fox Sports 1

Friday, Aug 14

2:30 pm                   Bayern Munich vs Hamburg SV           Fox Sports 2 (Germany)

2:45 p.m.,               Aston Villa vs. Manchester United      NBCSN:

Saturday, Aug 15

7:45 a.m                 Southampton vs. Everton                     NBCSN:

9:30 am                   Bayern Leverkusen vs Hoffenheim      Fox Sports 2

9:30 am                   Werder Bremen vs Schalke 04             Fox Soccer
10:00 a.m.,             TBD: Sunderland vs. Norwich City, Swansea City vs. Newcastle, Tottenham vs. Stoke City,

West Ham United vs. Leicester City, Watford vs. West Bromwich

12:30 pm                 Borussia Dortmund vs Monchengladbach  Fox Sports 2

Sunday, Aug 16

8:30 a.m.,               Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal                    NBCSN:

9:30 am                   Wolfsburg vs Eintracht Frankfurt         Fox Sports 1
11:00 a.m,,             Manchester City vs. Chelsea                               NBCSN:

1:30 pm                  US Women vs Costa Rica                    Fox Sports 1

5 pm                        Seattle vs Orlando City                         ESPN 2

7 pm                        Philly Union vs Chicago Fire                              Fox Sports 1

Monday, Aug 17

3:00 p.m.,               Liverpool vs. Bournemouth                  NBCSN

Wed, Aug 19

6:30 p.m.,               US Women vs Costa Rica                    ESPN 2

Saturday, Aug 22

7:45 a.m.,               Manchester United vs. Newcastle       NBCSN:

9:30 am                   Hoffenhiem vs Bayern Munich             Fox Sports 1
10:00 a.m., TBD:   Crystal Palace vs. Aston Villa, Leicester vs. Tottenham, Norwich City vs. Stoke City,

Sunderland vs. Swansea City, West Ham United vs. Bournemouth

12:30                       Hamburg vs Stuttgart                             Fox Sports 1

Sunday, Aug 23

8:30 a.m.,               West Bromwich vs. Chelsea

9:30 am                   FC Ingolstadt vs Borussia Dortmund Fox Sports 1
11:00 a.m.,             Everton vs. Manchester City                               NBCSN
11:00 a.m.,:            Watford vs. Southampton                    Extra Time

11:30 am                 Monchengladbach vs Mainz                                Fox Sports 1

3 pm                       LA Galaxy @ NYCFC                            ESPN

Monday, Aug 24

3:00 p.m.                 Arsenal vs. Liverpool                          NBCSN

Friday, Aug28

2:30 p.m.,               VfL Wolfsburg vs. Schalke 04                              Fox Sports 1

USA GAMES

Sun, Aug 16            USWNT vs Costa Rica                          Fox sports 1

Fri, Sept 4              USMNT vs Peru                                      Fox Sports 1 (RFK)

Tue, Sept 8             USMNT vs Brazil                                    ESPN (Foxsborough)

Thur, Sept 17        USWNT vs Australia                                               Fox Sports 1  (Detroit)

Sun, Sept 20           USWNT vs Australia                                             ESPN 2 (Birmingham)

Fri, Oct 9                 USMNT vs Mexico –                             Fox Sports 1 – Confed Cup Playoff

MLS TV Schedule

Full EPL Schedule on NBC along with Capital One Cup + FA Cup

German Bundesliga Games on Fox Sports 1 + 2

Thanks – The Ole Ballcoach – Shane Best

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