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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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Chelsea and Manchester United clash at 9 a.m. Sunday on NBC. Preview all the BPL games here.
Liverpool-West Bromwich Albion kicks off the weekend coverage at 7 a.m. Saturday on NBCSN, while Aston Villa-Manchester City follows at 9:30 a.m. on NBC.
The complete television schedule is here.
An interactive guide to all the BPL games is here.
Your comprehensive, interactive EPL statspack is here.
6 p.m. Friday Brazil-Colombia on BeIn Sports
10 a.m. Saturday Ivory Coast-Sierra Leone on BeIn Sports (featuring former MLS player Kei Kamara of Lawndale)
6 p.m. Saturday Mexico-Chile on UniMas
11:30 a.m. Sunday Portugal-Albania on ESPN2
11:30 a.m. Sunday Germany-Scotland on Fox Sports 1
11:30 a.m. Monday Switzerland-England on Fox Sports 1
11:30 a.m. Tuesday Norway-Italy on Fox Sports 1
The NBC TV schedule of games is here. (Sadly though, no Labor Day game).
Can United beat newly-promoted Burnley and get back on track? Set that DVR!
A comprehensive, interactive, stats-laden preview is here.