English Premier League Week 20 highlighted by Galaxy signing Steven Gerrard and Liverpool at 4:45 a.m. Saturday on NBCSN

For a complete stats-laden, interactive guide to the weekend’s EPL games, click here.

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An English icon arrives in MLS: LA Galaxy confirm signing of Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard

So a Liverpool icon “replaces” a former Evertonian in the Galaxy starting XI.

Tell us what you think about the Galaxy signing Steven Gerrard in this poll.

Oh, and on Monday the Galaxy announced the club had re-signed forward Alan Gordon to a new contract.

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Weekly Soccer Column and a poll: LA Galaxy expected to clinch signing of Liverpool’s “Captain Fantastic” Steven Gerrard — was it the right move?

Britain Soccer Liverpool Gerrard Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard was named Man of the Match after his two-goal FA Cup performance for Liverpool Monday (Associated Press file photo)

But is Steven Gerrard still capable of playing consistently fantastic soccer in MLS?

Read this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column here and then take the poll below.

Does Steven Gerrard still have what it takes to be a success in MLS with the LA Galaxy?
Yes, he’s a worthy successor to Landon Donovan
No, he’s past it and the Galaxy should have looked elsewhere for a new DP
Who is Steven Gerrard?
  
Free polls from Pollhost.com

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Watch every English Premier League game New Year’s Day on NBCSN as season hits halfway point

Get caught up on all the EPL action so far over the festive period here and look ahead to the slate of EPL games that will kick off the year on Thursday by clicking here for a complete interactive guide.

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Boxing Day English Premier League Television Preview

Your interactive, web guide to every game is right here.

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Arsenal-Liverpool headlines English Premier League weekend television schedule live at 8 a.m. Sunday on NBCSN

Also recommended: Aston Villa-Manchester United live at 7 a.m. Saturday on NBCSN and Real Madrid-San Lorenzo in the final of the FIFA World Club Cup at 11:30 a.m. on Fox Sports 2.

For your interactive guide to all the EPL games, click here.

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Weekend TV Soccer Preview: MLS Playoffs and English Premier League

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West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal kick of the EPL weekend at 4:45 a.m. on NBCSN, followed by Manchester United-Hull City, but game of the weekend is Manchester City against high-flying Southampton at 5:30 a.m. Sunday on NBCSN

Stats and news on all the EPL games can be found here.

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English Premier League Weekly Preview: Liverpool-Chelsea at 4:45 a.m. Saturday on NBCSN is the game of the weekend

Here’s the weekly interactive run-down on all the stats and Barclays Premier League games this weekend.

The game of the weekend is undoubtedly the Liverpool-Chelsea contest at 4:45 a.m. Saturday on NBCSN.

Programming note: The first MLS Eastern Conference semifinal second leg between D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls is on at 11:30 a.m. Saturday on NBC, right after the Queens Park Rangers-Manchester City game that kicks off at 9:30 a.m. on NBCSN.

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NBCSN ratings show how far Major League Soccer has to go to catch English Premier League Soccer in popularity

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NBCSN announced today that last Sunday’s game between Chelsea and Manchester United was its top-rated EPL match ever attracting an average of 1.29 million viewers.

From the NBCSN press release:

Sunday’s game, which was NBC’s first BPL match on a Sunday afternoon (and had competition from live NFL games), is the second-most watched live game in the U.S. in Premier League history (Manchester United-Chelsea, 2/5/12 on Fox, 1.38 million).

By comparison, the MLS game the previous evening between the LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders with the Supporters’ Shield on the line averaged 699,000 viewers. It was the network’s most-watched MLS game ever.

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Weekend Soccer Preview: El Clasico Barcelona-Real Madrid, MLS LA Galaxy-Seattle SoundersFC and EPL

The biggest problem soccer fans will have this weekend is figuring out what to watch — and what to miss.

The biggest game on the planet gets under way at 9 a.m. on BeInSports. Don’t have the channel? No worries. The BJ’s at Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance and in Glendale will open early for the game. They have a weekend brunch — so it’s a great place for a quick bite (pun intended).

Want an appetizer?

And then…

Chelsea and Manchester United clash at 9 a.m. Sunday on NBC. Preview all the BPL games here.

Finally…

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