Soccer on US TV: 8/15-8/17

Friday, August 15

8:30 PM: Queretaro vs. Veracruz, ESPN Deportes, Azteca America (Spanish)

9: Houston Dynamo vs. Philadelphia Union, NBCSN

DaMarcus Beasley and the Dynamo currently sit near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings, but only five points separate them from the Union, who hold the fifth and final playoff spot.

10:30: Tijuana vs. Jaguares, ESPN Deportes, Azteca America (Spanish)

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Welcome Back, Premier League

photo credit: proforged via photopin cc

photo credit: proforged via photopin cc

It’s hard to claim these days that the Premier League is the most talented league in the world. Not when the past two summers have both seen the reigning player of the year sent off to Spain. At the very least, England’s top clubs have been eclipsed by the juggernauts of Real Madrid, Barcelona, and even Bayern Munich.

But.

Year after year, the English Premier League produces magic and entertainment. Last season’s title race was one of the wildest in some time,  a story with enough twists and turns to make Lewis Hamilton’s head spin. There is a reason we keep coming back for more every season, and it isn’t just the television coverage. From top to bottom, the Premier League is a competition where seemingly anything can happen. I can’t wait to see it all unfold again.

Continue reading to find my predictions for the upcoming season.

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