Watch: EPL returns Sunday with Arsenal-Manchester City, while NBC’s Coach Lasso/Jason Sudeikis explains the basics of English football for the uninitiated

The traditional curtain-raiser to the EPL season is 7 a.m. Sunday on Fox Sports 1 — the annual Charity shield game that pits the EPL champions, in this case Manchester City against the FA Cup winners, which last season was Arsenal.

NBC’s coverage of the EPL begins the following weekend and while you wait, don’t miss the hilarious video above.

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Reaction: Will the 7-0 LA Galaxy mauling by Manchester United help, harm or make no difference to MLS?

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Will the lopsided Wednesday night game at the Rose Bowl (and elsewhere in other games between clubs in the two leagues) help or hinder MLS’ efforts to broaden its fan base? Discuss:

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Nationally Televised English Premier League-Major League Soccer Doubleheader today includes 8 p.m. Manchester United-LA Galaxy finale at Rose Bowl

The Sporting-Kansas City-Manchester City game is live at 6 p.m. on ESPN2

More on the Galaxy-United game is here.

Other televised games today include:
4:30 p.m. Liverpoool-Roma on NBCSN from Boston

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Weekly Soccer Column: Rebuilding Manchester United meets LA Galaxy Wednesday in Pasadena

It’s the start of a new era for Manchester United when the club faces the Galaxy Wednesday at the Rose Bowl as I explain in this weeke’s column.

Here’s the perspective of the LA Galaxy and Landon Donovan on the game against the EPL giants.

Meanwhile, would you pay $300 to watch Manchester United train — that’s right, train at 7 p.m. today at the Rose Bowl? Here’s more from the Galaxy press release:

General admission tickets to the open training session, which cost $20, are available for purchase via Ticketmaster. Limited VIP Tickets for Manchester United’s open training are also available for $300, and include field level seating and an autograph session following training. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the LA Galaxy Foundation. Packages for the open training session and the Chevrolet Cup match between Manchester United and LA Galaxy can be purchased by calling 877-3GALAXY (342-5299) or visiting www.lagalaxy.com/manutd.

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60 second Major League Soccer Weekend Wrap: Galaxy, Chivas USA both lose, Manchester United play Wednesday in Pasadena

Need to get caught up after a busy summer weekend? You’ve come to the right place.

Despite goals from top goalscorers Robbie Keane and “Cubo” Torres respectively — both added to the MLS All-Star Game roster incidentally — the Galaxy and Chivas USA both fell to Sporting Kansas City and D.C. United respectively.

Check out the Robbie Keane goal:

Next up for the Galaxy: Manchester United Wednesday at the Rose Bowl who have added a certain Javier Hernandez to its travel roster. I will have more on the humbling fall of Manchester United in Tuesday’s column.

Chivas USA face the Rapids in Colorado Friday.

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Barclays Premier League Final Weekend Preview: Championship on the line for Liverpool, Manchester City

EPLlogoIt’s likely one 7 a.m. Sunday game will decide the season:: Manchester City-West Ham United live at 7 a.m. on NBC.

If City ties that one point is enough to clinch their second title in three years.

Those who like to channel surf can check out Liverpool-Newcastle United on NBCSN at the same time; Liverpool are the only team with a long-shot chance at the title.

Other games are all over the dial such as Southampton-Manchester United on the SyFy network, which seems apt for the Red Devils’ surreal season, I guess.

Click here to find out what game is on what channel.

For your complete, final EPL weekend breakdown of every game, click here.

UPDATED

NBC is launching viewing parties at more than 70 pubs and bars nationwide around the final day of the season.

Below is a list of those participating in Southern California (no fighting over the remote now):

 

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