Weekend TV Soccer Schedule: German Bundesliga begins on Fox Sports, MLS, Liga MX, EPL Community Shield and Gio Dos Santos arrival Sunday at LAX

shieldKickoff is at 7 a.m. Sunday on Fox Sports 1.

A complete Bundesliga schedule is here.

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Championship rally for U.S. Women’s soccer team in Los Angeles tomorrow

USWNTThe entire 2015 Women’s World Cup champion U.S. Women’s soccer team will be together for a free, public championship celebration at L.A. Live’s Microsoft Square in Downtown L.A.. tomorrow, Tuesday, July 7, at 11 a.m.

Fans are invited to attend the celebration and meet the members of the team that captured the United States’ record third World Cup title and first Women’s World Cup since 1999. And set TV ratings records.

Parking is free and fans are encouraged to RSVP for the free event here.

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English Premier League releases 2015-2016 season fixtures: find out when and where your team is playing next season

EPLlogoThe Barclays Premier League League today released the full slate of games for the 2015-2016 season.

Check out the complete EPL schedule here.

The opening day fixtures and the schedules for selected EPL clubs:

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Women’s World Cup Video update: USWNT star Abby Wambach tells NBC News that playing on artificial turf in Canada is a “nightmare”

The pretournament fears of USWNT stars have come true, according to an NBC News report:

“All the tournament’s fields — six surfaces in six cities — are made of turf. Wambach and players from Germany, Brazil and Spain filed a lawsuit in Canada last year that demanded FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association install natural grass in the arenas, but the players said they dropped the suit earlier this year because they had filed it too late and FIFA wouldn’t budge.

“Professional sports like baseball and football are played on forms of turf, and it has also been installed in thousands of playgrounds. In a series of on-air and on-line reports, NBC News investigated the safety of artificial “crumb rubber” turf, and whether the playing surface, which is made of recycled tires, has been adequately tested. A soccer coach in Seattle has been collecting anecdotal information about goalies and other players who played on the surface and now have various forms of cancer, but no research has linked turf to cancer or any other disease.

Turf fields are also much hotter than natural grass fields. The surface at this Saturday’s cup opener in Edmonton, in which Canada beat China 1-0, reportedly reached 120 degrees an hour before kickoff. At Sunday’s games in Ottawa, the field temperature reached 130 degrees.

Wambach calls turf a “gender issue through and through,” and embattled FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who announced his resignation last week, has made controversial comments about female players in the past. He once suggested female soccer players wear “tighter shorts.”

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Five cool places to watch the UEFA Champions League Cup Final Saturday between Barcelona and Juventus in Los Angeles

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*Alpine Village near Torrance:

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*Guinness will host a watch part at Hennessey’s Tavern in Hermosa Beach on Pier Plaza. There will be International Champions Cup ticket giveaways, swag and specials on select Guinness drinks.

*Cock ‘n” bull Pub, Santa Monica.

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All the goals from Santos’ 5-0 trashing of Queretaro in first leg of Liga MX finals

Javier "Chuletita" Orozco celebrates scoring goal in first leg of Liga MX final. (Photo Credit: Club Santos Twitter)

Javier “Chuletita” Orozco celebrates scoring goal in first leg of Liga MX final. (Photo Credit: Club Santos Twitter)

This is how you become an overnight sensation.

Javier “Chuletita” Orozco scored four goals for Club Santos Laguna Thursday night in the first leg of the Liga MX finals. Orozco, who had bagged a hat-trick by halftime, led los guerreros past Queretaro 5-0 at home. Here are all of the game’s goals and highlights.

Orozco’s first goal came five minutes into the final…

His second came in the 26th minute…

The hat-trick came in the 33rd minute..

Queretaro clearly didn’t get the message at halftime to cover this guy…

“El Pulpo” Diego Gonzalez gave Orozco a break and scored the fifth goal…

You can watch all the highlights, courtesy of Azteca America, here…

There is still another game to be played, Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at Queretaro’s home stadium. But is this one over or can Queretaro come back?

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