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Soccer TV: Manchester United vs Leicester City

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Manchester United plays Leicester City on Saturday and the LA Galaxy has Seattle at home on Sunday on the weekend soccer TV schedule.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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A London derby takes center stage this weekend in European soccer as Arsenal hosts Chelsea at Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners, coming off a convincing 4-1 victory over Hull City last weekend, look to avenge last season's double-loss to Chelsea. Antonio Conte and his squad are hoping to rebound after their home loss to Liverpool last week.

European Weekend Preview: Arsenal-Chelsea, Man United-Leicester City and more

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All eyes are on England this weekend as the Premier League hosts some of the most high-profile matchups of the coming days.

Two titanic clashes take place in the EPL as Manchester United hosts Leicester City in the early Saturday match before Arsenal and Chelsea close the day out with a managerial showdown between Arsene Wenger and Antonio Conte.

European Weekend Rewind: Barca, Man City cruise; Man United flounders; and more

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Huge victories by huge teams studded the landscape of European football this weekend.

Teams such as Barcelona, Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund, and Paris Saint-Germain all cruised to massive victories as upsets were few and far between for once in this early season.The biggest upset this week came in the Premier League as Watford dismantled Manchester United 3-0 at home, with the latter now in the midst of a three-match losing streak.

Pulisic scores in a big weekend for USMNT players in the Bundesliga

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Things went Borussia Dortmund's way in the Bundesliga in a 6-0 win with a goal and two assists from USMNT player Christian Pulisic.

European Weekend Preview: Liverpool face Chelsea, Inter take on Juventus and more

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Plenty of big name matchups headline action across all five major European leagues this weekend after a fantastic slate of midweek European fixtures.

In England, the Premier League slate is led by a big Friday showdown between Liverpool, coming off a huge victory over Leicester City, and Chelsea, coming off their first dropped points of the year against Swansea City.

Best of times, worst of times? Surveying the scene for Yanks in Europe

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It's an interesting time for American soccer players choosing Europe, with more opportunities in the Bundesliga than the Premier League.

Europa League 2016-17: Group Stage Fixtures, Preview & Score predictions

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The Europa League 2016/17 campaign begins on Thursday and several European clubs will be eyeing their way back into the Champions League by doing well in this competition.

Defending champions Sevilla are not a part of the competition this year. Los Nervionenses have qualified for this season’s Champions League automatically after winning the Europa League last season.

Champions League 2016/17, Group Stage: Fixtures, Preview & Score predictions

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This season’s Champions League campaign kicks off later today and the European heavyweights will be looking to make a bright start.

The likes of Juventus, Manchester City and Barcelona will be fired up after a disappointing European campaign last season. Atletico Madrid will look end their poor run of form in the finals and win the trophy this year.

FIFA 17: Player Ratings – A Complete Guide

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FIFA 17 is all set for its official launch later this month and here at Soccerlens we have put together a complete guide regarding the player ratings from the latest version of the game.

The demo version of the game will be available for download from the 13th of September and the full version comes out approximately two weeks later (27th September in US and 29th September in the UK).

FIFA 17: Career Mode, Frostbite and Gameplay

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FIFA 17 is all set for its official launch later this month and all eyes will be on the FIFA 17 demo which comes out early next week.

FIFA 17 is one of the most anticipated video games of the year and will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The official release date of the full version of FIFA 17 is on Thursday, 29th September (The UK and worldwide).

Soccer TV: Manchester United vs Manchester City

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It's early in the morning in the US, but Saturday's Manchester derby is the game everybody's been talking about since the international break ended. Jose Mourinho vs Pep Guardiola, with the manager match-up taking over from the players. If you'd like to get up even earlier, Fox Sports 1 has the Old Firm derby on [.

European Weekend Preview: Manchester derby, Liverpool-Leicester and more

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Finally, football is back after the always-too-long international break, and it does so with a bang.

All eyes will be on England this weekend as the marqueematch of the Premier League season headlines the action in Europe. United welcome City as the two face off in the fabled Manchester Derby in a showdown with more storylines than you can count.

Pep Guardiola v Jose Mourinho: Head to Head Stats

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Manchester United host Manchester City in the first Manchester derby of the season this Saturday at Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho will take on Pep Guardiola for the 17th time in his career and the Portuguese manager will be hoping to improve his tally against the former Bayern Munich manager with a win this week.

Wenger delivers as Arsenal wrap up outstanding transfer window

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Arsenal announced the signings of Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez from La Liga outfits Valencia and Deportivo yesterday.

Some of the key issues regarding Arsenal’s transfer business over the years have been Wenger’s reluctance to spend, his willingness to sign unproven talents and of course the lack of leadership and experience.

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Savage Bayern line up fresh prey

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Berlin (AFP) Carlo Ancelotti's all-conquering German league leaders Bayern Munich face a Hamburg side in turmoil on Saturday with coach Bruno Labbadia under the threat of the axe after three straight defeats.

Hamburg's 1-0 defeat at Freiburg on Tuesday followed their humiliating 4-0 drubbing at home to RB Leipzig last Saturday.

Hertha challenge Bayern’s iron-grip

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Berlin (AFP) High-flying Hertha Berlin will attempt to loosen Bayern Munich's iron-grip in the Bundesliga on Wednesday in the German league's top-of-the-table clash.

Hertha's 2-0 win at home to Schalke on Sunday means Berlin and Bayern, the only German clubs who still have 100 percent records with three wins from three, will square off at Munich's Allianz Arena.

Hertha challenge Bayern’s iron-grip

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Berlin (AFP) High-flying Hertha Berlin will attempt to loosen Bayern Munich's iron-grip in the Bundesliga on Wednesday in the German league's top-of-the-table clash.

Hertha's 2-0 win at home to Schalke on Sunday means Berlin and Bayern, the only German clubs who still have 100 percent records with three wins from three, will square off at Munich's Allianz Arena.

Ancelotti happy to win ugly after record start

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Berlin (AFP) Carlo Ancelotti was happy for illness-hit Bayern Munich to win ugly in a 3-1 comeback against Ingolstadt as the Bundesliga giants finally conceded a goal this season.

Ancelotti replaced Pep Guardiola as Bayern's head coach at the start of the season and the Bavarians scored 20 goals without reply in winning their first five competitive games.

FOX Sports unveils new studio set for Bundesliga coverage

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FOX Sports has unveiled a brand-new set for its coverage of the 2016/17 Bundesliga season.

The new set premiered on Friday's coverage of Schalke vs. Bayern Munich. With Ian Joy, Eric Wynalda and Jovan Kirovski as talent, they were seated in a cozy set that's more appealing to the eye.

FOX's Bundesliga set is designed as a German pub complete with German beer posters on the wall as well as German beer steins and a German flag.

FOX Sports unveils new studio set for Bundesliga coverage

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FOX Sports has unveiled a brand-new set for its coverage of the 2016/17 Bundesliga season.

The new set premiered on Friday's coverage of Schalke vs. Bayern Munich. With Ian Joy, Eric Wynalda and Jovan Kirovski as talent, they were seated in a cozy set that's more appealing to the eye.

FOX's Bundesliga set is designed as a German pub complete with German beer posters on the wall as well as German beer steins and a German flag.

The People's Elbow (and Headlock): Watch Bayern's star tangling with Kazakhastan players

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Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski’s aggression raised eyebrows last night when Poland took on Kazakhstan in their opening game of the World Cup 2018 qualifiers.

Usually, a calm and collected presence on the field, Robert Lewandowski’s swinging elbow caught the Kazakhstan defender Yeldos Ahmetov and left him with a bloody nose.

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Soccer TV: NYCFC vs Chicago Fire

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NYCFC plays the Chicago Fire, Borussia Dortmund is back in action, and there are games from Ligue 1 and La Liga on Friday's soccer TV schedule.

Soccer TV: Sporting KC vs Houston Dynamo

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Sporting Kansas City plays the Houston Dynamo and the Bundesliga and La Liga return to action on Friday's soccer TV schedule.

Americans Abroad

Goal for Fabian Johnson, EFL Cup and Liga MX scores

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Fabian Johnson got a late goal for Gladbach to split the points in the Bundesliga and it wasn't a good night for two USMNT players in the EFL Cup.

Americans Abroad: Bobby Wood scores his second Bundesliga goal

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Bobby Wood is on a roll, having carried over his excellent Copa America form into continued stellar play for club and country. Fresh off solid showings in World Cup qualifying, Wood returned to German side Hamburg and continued his goal-scoring ways.

Wood scored his second goal in as many matches for the German club, beating Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno to a ball before slotting into an open net.

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Mainz’s Rodriguez apologises for horror foul

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Berlin (AFP) Mainz midfielder Jose Rodriguez has apologised for his horror foul, which cut Augsburg's Dominik Kohr leg to the bone and earned him a fine from his German league club.

"I am really sorry that Dominik was hurt and I have already personally apologised to him," Rodriguez wrote on Mainz's Facebook page.

Mainz’s Rodriguez apologises for horror foul

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Berlin (AFP) Mainz midfielder Jose Rodriguez has apologised for his horror foul, which cut Augsburg's Dominik Kohr leg to the bone and earned him a fine from his German league club.

"I am really sorry that Dominik was hurt and I have already personally apologised to him," Rodriguez wrote on Mainz's Facebook page.

Bundesliga champions Bayern train sights on Bavarian derby

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Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich turn their focus from their five-star Champions League opener to domestic duty and their bid to keep their perfect start to the season in a derby home to Ingolstadt on Saturday.

The reigning Bundesliga champions hammered Russian side Rostov 5-0 in Munich in their Group D opener to continue Carlo Ancelotti's impressive start to life in Germany with five wins from five matches, 20 goals scored and none conceded.

Bundesliga champions Bayern train sights on Bavarian derby

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Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich turn their focus from their five-star Champions League opener to domestic duty and their bid to keep their perfect start to the season in a derby home to Ingolstadt on Saturday.

The reigning Bundesliga champions hammered Russian side Rostov 5-0 in Munich in their Group D opener to continue Carlo Ancelotti's impressive start to life in Germany with five wins from five matches, 20 goals scored and none conceded.

RB Leipzig shock Dortmund, Pohjanpalo stars for Bayer

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Berlin (AFP) RB Leipzig stunned Bundesliga title hopefuls Borussia Dortmund 1-0 on Saturday to claim the club's first win in the German top flight, while Joel Pohjanpalo scored a stunning hat-trick in Bayer Leverkusen's 3-1 defeat of Hamburg.

Guinea international Naby Keita struck a minute from time as Leipzig, founded just seven years ago, toppled Thomas Tuchel's Dortmund in their first Bundesliga home game.

RB Leipzig shock Dortmund, Pohjanpalo stars for Bayer

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Berlin (AFP) RB Leipzig stunned Bundesliga title hopefuls Borussia Dortmund 1-0 on Saturday to claim the club's first win in the German top flight, while Joel Pohjanpalo scored a stunning hat-trick in Bayer Leverkusen's 3-1 defeat of Hamburg.

Guinea international Naby Keita struck a minute from time as Leipzig, founded just seven years ago, toppled Thomas Tuchel's Dortmund in their first Bundesliga home game.

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Viewing numbers for soccer games on US TV for week of August 22-28, 2016

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The final weekend of August continued the trend of low viewership for MLS broadcasts as the four MLS matches aired on the networks of ESPN, FOX Sports and Univision averaged only 197,500 viewers. Although up 22% from 155,000 viewers at the beginning of the month, the 15 MLS broadcasts during the month of August averaged only 177,000 viewers, representing a 44% drop when compared to the rest of the MLS season.

Viewing numbers for soccer games on US TV for week of August 22-28, 2016

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The final weekend of August continued the trend of low viewership for MLS broadcasts as the four MLS matches aired on the networks of ESPN, FOX Sports and Univision averaged only 197,500 viewers. Although up 22% from 155,000 viewers at the beginning of the month, the 15 MLS broadcasts during the month of August averaged only 177,000 viewers, representing a 44% drop when compared to the rest of the MLS season.

FOX posts worst-ever viewing number for Bundesliga over-the-air game

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The more things change, the more they stay the same. Unfortunately for FOX Sports and the Bundesliga, the German top flight continues to post disappointing numbers in the second season the TV network and league are working together.

Last weekend during the opening weekend of the 2016/17 Bundesliga season, FOX's biggest game of the weekend was the match between Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen, which was televised on the over-the-air FOX broadcast network.

FOX posts worst-ever viewing number for Bundesliga over-the-air game

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The more things change, the more they stay the same. Unfortunately for FOX Sports and the Bundesliga, the German top flight continues to post disappointing numbers in the second season the TV network and league are working together.

Last weekend during the opening weekend of the 2016/17 Bundesliga season, FOX's biggest game of the weekend was the match between Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen, which was televised on the over-the-air FOX broadcast network.

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Some Soccer News for Sep 19, 2016

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It's Day 263 of 2016.


Americans were in a big game south of the border:
-Sat Sep 17
Pachuca 2-2 Tijuana
  • Omar Gonzalez v Michael Orozco + Paul Arriola
  • All 3 played, the first two going the full 90 and Arriola played 3.
  • Now in 4th and 2nd respectively.

Ex-Arsenal Winger Serge Gnabry Nets Wonder-Volley For Werder Bremen v Borussia Mönchengladbach (Video)

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Many Arsenal fans were perplexed (what's new!) by Arsene Wenger's decision this summer to sell winger Serge Gnabry despite the winger's superb displays for Germany during the summer Olympics. And after seeing the 21-year-old's wonder-strike for Werder Bremen at the weekend, fans of the north Londoners will be even more frustrated.

Werder Bremen sack coach Skripnik

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Berlin (AFP) Werder Bremen's Viktor Skripnik on Sunday became the first Bundesliga coach sacked this season after a fourth straight defeat marked the club's worst ever start.

After nearly two years in charge, mostly battling to avoid relegation, the 46-year-old was axed in the wake of Saturday's 4-1 German league defeat at Borussia Moenchengladbach when Bremen leaked three goals in the opening 21 minutes.

Mainz blow three-goal lead in Hoffenheim draw

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Berlin (AFP) Mainz threw away a three-goal lead in a thrilling 4-4 home draw against Hoffenheim as Werder Bremen lost 2-1 to Augsburg to stay bottom of the Bundesliga on Sunday.

Mainz, who meet French side Saint-Etienne in Europa League action Thursday, looked on course for a rout with a Pablo De Blasis double on 3 and 23 minutes followed by another from Jhon Cordoba on 27.