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2018-19 Premier League TV schedule released

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The TV schedule has been released for the first batch of games in the 2018/19 Premier League season on NBC Sports.

Bring. It. On. The dates and times are now locked in for the first two months of the season. For more details on how to watch and opening weekend, click here.

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The full TV schedule for the PL games up until October 1 are below, plus you can watch every single second of every single game live online via NBC,the NBC Sports App and by purchasing the “Premier League Pass” via NBC Sports Gold.

Gold also includes an extensive selection of shoulder programming such as Premier League News, Premier League Today and NBC Sports originals such as Premier League Download and much more.

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You can also watch Premier League “Goal Rush” at for all the goals as they go in around the grounds. Goal Rush is available via NBC and the NBC Sports App.

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If you’re looking for full-event replays of Premier League games, you can find them here for the games streamed on and here for the games on NBC Sports Gold.

All times below are listed in Eastern Time.

Matchweek 1
Fri., Aug. 10 3 p.m. Manchester United v. Leicester City NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 11 7 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 11 7:30 a.m. Newcastle v. Tottenham NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 11 10 a.m. Huddersfield v. Chelsea TBD
Sat., Aug. 11 10 a.m. Bournemouth v. Cardiff City TBD
Sat., Aug. 11 10 a.m. Fulham v. Crystal Palace TBD
Sat., Aug. 11 10 a.m. Watford v. Brighton & Hove Albion TBD
Sat., Aug. 11 12:30 p.m. Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Everton NBC
Sun., Aug. 12 7:30 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 12 8:30 a.m. Liverpool v. West Ham TBD
Sun., Aug. 12 8:30 a.m. Southampton v. Burnley TBD
Sun., Aug. 12 11 a.m. Arsenal v. Manchester City NBCSN

Matchweek 2
Sat., Aug. 18 7:30 a.m. Cardiff City v. Newcastle NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 18 10 a.m. Tottenham v. Fulham TBD
Sat., Aug. 18 10 a.m. Burnley v. Watford TBD
Sat., Aug. 18 10 a.m. Everton v. Southampton TBD
Sat., Aug. 18 10 a.m. Leicester City v. Wolverhampton Wanderers TBD
Sat., Aug. 18 10 a.m. West Ham v. Bournemouth TBD
Sat., Aug. 18 12:30 p.m. Chelsea v. Arsenal NBC
Sun., Aug. 19 8:30 a.m. Manchester City v. Huddersfield NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 19 11 a.m. Brighton & Hove Albion v. Manchester United NBCSN
Mon., Aug. 20 3 p.m. Crystal Palace v. Liverpool NBCSN

Matchweek 3
Sat., Aug. 25 7:30 a.m. Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Manchester City NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 25 10 a.m. Arsenal v. West Ham TBD
Sat., Aug. 25 10 a.m. Bournemouth v. Everton TBD
Sat., Aug. 25 10 a.m. Fulham v. Burnley TBD
Sat., Aug. 25 10 a.m. Huddersfield v. Cardiff City TBD
Sat., Aug. 25 10 a.m. Southampton v. Leicester City TBD
Sat., Aug. 25 12:30 p.m. Liverpool v. Brighton & Hove Albion NBC
Sun., Aug. 26 8:30 a.m. Watford v. Crystal Palace NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 26 11 a.m. Newcastle v. Chelsea NBCSN
Mon., Aug. 27 3 p.m. Manchester United v. Tottenham NBCSN

Matchweek 4
Sat., Sept. 1 7:30 a.m. Leicester City v. Liverpool NBCSN
Sat., Sept. 1 10 a.m. Burnley v. Manchester United TBD
Sat., Sept. 1 10 a.m. Chelsea v. Bournemouth TBD
Sat., Sept. 1 10 a.m. Brighton & Hove Albion v. Fulham TBD
Sat., Sept. 1 10 a.m. Crystal Palace v. Southampton TBD
Sat., Sept. 1 10 a.m. Everton v. Huddersfield TBD
Sat., Sept. 1 10 a.m. West Ham v. Wolverhampton Wanderers TBD
Sat., Sept. 1 12:30 p.m. Manchester City v. Newcastle NBC
Sun., Sept. 2 8:30 a.m. Cardiff City v. Arsenal NBCSN
Sun., Sept. 2 11 a.m. Watford v. Tottenham NBCSN

Matchweek 5
Sat., Sept. 15 7:30 a.m. Tottenham v. Liverpool NBCSN
Sat., Sept. 15 10 a.m. Manchester City v. Fulham TBD
Sat., Sept. 15 10 a.m. Newcastle v. Arsenal TBD
Sat., Sept. 15 10 a.m. Chelsea v. Cardiff City TBD
Sat., Sept. 15 10 a.m. Huddersfield v. Crystal Palace TBD
Sat., Sept. 15 10 a.m. Bournemouth v. Leicester City TBD
Sat., Sept. 15 12:30 p.m. Watford v. Manchester United NBC
Sun., Sept. 16 8:30 a.m. Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Burnley NBCSN
Sun., Sept. 16 11 a.m. Everton v. West Ham NBCSN
Mon., Sept. 17 3 p.m. Southampton v. Brighton & Hove Albion NBCSN

Matchweek 6
Sat., Sept. 22 7:30 a.m. Fulham v. Watford NBCSN
Sat., Sept. 22 10 a.m. Liverpool v. Southampton TBD
Sat., Sept. 22 10 a.m. Cardiff City v. Manchester City TBD
Sat., Sept. 22 10 a.m. Manchester United v. Wolverhampton Wanderers TBD
Sat., Sept. 22 10 a.m. Burnley v. Bournemouth TBD
Sat., Sept. 22 10 a.m. Crystal Palace v. Newcastle TBD
Sat., Sept. 22 10 a.m. Leicester City v. Huddersfield TBD
Sat., Sept. 22 12:30 p.m. Brighton & Hove Albion v. Tottenham NBC
Sun., Sept. 23 8:30 a.m. West Ham v. Chelsea NBCSN
Sun., Sept. 23 11 a.m. Arsenal v. Everton NBCSN

Matchweek 7
Sat., Sept. 29 7:30 a.m. West Ham v. Manchester United NBCSN
Sat., Sept. 29 10 a.m. Huddersfield v. Tottenham TBD
Sat., Sept. 29 10 a.m. Arsenal v. Watford TBD
Sat., Sept. 29 10 a.m. Manchester City v. Brighton & Hove Albion TBD
Sat., Sept. 29 10 a.m. Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Southampton TBD
Sat., Sept. 29 10 a.m. Everton v. Fulham TBD
Sat., Sept. 29 10 a.m. Newcastle v. Leicester City TBD
Sat., Sept. 29 12:30 p.m. Chelsea v. Liverpool NBCSN
Sun., Sept. 30 11 a.m. Cardiff City v. Burnley NBCSN
Mon., Oct. 1 3 p.m. Bournemouth v. Crystal Palace NBCSN

ICC 2018: Dortmund tops Man City in Mahrez debut

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A relatively young squad took the pitch for Manchester City on Friday night, but Pep Guardiola‘s newest signing made his first appearance at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Borussia Dortmund topped Man City, 1-0, in the first match of the 2018 International Champions Cup — a game that saw Algeria international Riyad Mahrez debut for the Citizens after joining from Leicester City.

It was the Germans that capitalized on one of the game’s few opportunities, which came from the penalty spot just before the half-hour mark when U.S. Men’s National team star Christian Pulisic drew the foul inside the Man City area.

Mario Gotze stepped up and buried the spot kick in the 28th minutes, ensuring Dortmund would earn the tournament’s first victory.

Guardiola removed Mahrez after 73 minutes, while first-team regular Leroy Sane made a brief appearance in the final quarter hour for the Citizens.

For Dortmund, Pulisic was one of the few regulars to start the match for the German giants, however, the 19-year-old was one of 10 substitutions made by new manager Luicen Favre at halftime.

Report: Whitecaps teen Davies nears Bayern Munich transfer

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The Vancouver Whitecaps stated on Friday that their teenage star Alphonso Davies might not be available for their clash over the weekend with Cascadia rivals Seattle Sounders, and now we may have a better scope of why.

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The Athletic is reporting that Bundesliga giant Bayern Munich is close to completing a $12 million transfer for Davies, which could increase “with add-ons and clauses contingent on performance.”

Davies, 17, turned professional in 2016 after signing a Homegrown contract with the Whitecaps, and his near-immediate stardom has risen to the point where the Canada international has become a significant talking point across Major League Soccer.

The young attacker is enjoying a strong season thus far for Carl Robinson’s side, with three goals and eight assists, while also being selected to the MLS All-Star team that will take on Juventus on August 1.

Although Davies’ absence from the squad at training on Friday wasn’t explained by the club, his time in Vancouver could be coming to an end as Bayern and several other big European sides chase the promising teen.

The Athletic’s report also suggests that various Premier League clubs have expressed interest in Davies, however, obtaining a work permit could be an issue for the player.

LAFC cleared after Timbers withdraw U.S. Open Cup appeal

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U.S. Soccer has cleared Los Angeles FC of any wrongdoing in Wednesday’s U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals win over the Portland Timbers, after the latter dropped their appeal against the expansion MLS franchise.

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The Timbers had lodged a claim following the 3-2 LAFC win regarding the number of international players to suit up for Bob Bradley‘s squad.

Under the laws of the Open Cup, teams are allowed up to five international players in an 18-man gameday roster — a total that LAFC exceeded due to misleading information provided by U.S. Soccer and MLS.

Mark-Anthony Kaye, a Canada international, was ruled eligible to play by the competition, despite not meeting the requirements set forth by the Open Cup of an American player.

Kaye does not currently hold a green card.

The 23-year-old appeared in the match, making him the sixth international to suit up for Bradley’s squad, and theoretically could have cost LAFC a spot in the next round if the Timbers had stuck with their protest.

Kaye was listed as a domestic player on the matchday roster for LAFC, though, after general manager John Thorrington consulted with the USSF regarding the player’s status.

The USSF released the following statement on Friday night, declaring that the Timbers “gracefully” withdrew their appeal despite miscommunication between LAFC, MLS and U.S. Soccer.

“After a thorough review of the Portland Timbers’ official protest, it has been determined that the inclusion of additional foreign players was a result of a good faith misunderstanding among the U.S. Soccer, Major League Soccer and Los Angeles Football Club. Each organization involved has agreed to determine an improved process to ensure this will not happen again. In recognition of this fact, the Timbers have gracefully withdrawn their protest.”

LAFC will now either take on the Chicago Fire, Houston Dynamo or Philadelphia Union in the semifinal stage of the competition, with a draw expected to be held in the coming days.

MLS preview: TFC, Seattle running out of time; Rooney vs. ATL

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Week 21 of the 2018 MLS season features 10 games on Saturday (nine) and Sunday (one). Here’s a few key storylines to keep an eye on…

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Jozy’s back, but is it too late?

It’s been nearly three months since Jozy Altidore last appeared for Toronto FC, and not much has changed with regard to the Reds’ place in the standings: they at south of the playoff line then (after going all-in on the CONCACAF Champions League), and they remain there ahead of Saturday’s trip to Chicago. Greg Vanney’s defending champions currently sit 11 points back of sixth place with 15 games left to play.

As for Altidore, he was hugely important in TFC’s run to the CCL final, but it would be a massive oversimplification to say his absence has been the only — or main, even — cause for struggles this season. In fact, it’s been injuries up and down the entire squad (every center back on the roster, multiple midfielders and playmakers, as well as Altidore). Finally, after months of walking wounded, nearly everyone is back and available for selection. TFC’s charge up the stands begins, presumably, soon.

Rooney makes DCU better, but by how much?

As I opined following his D.C. United debut last weekend, Wayne Rooney was quite good during the opening 32 minutes of his MLS career. That was against the Vancouver Whitecaps, one of the slowest playing teams in the entire league, though. On Saturday, Rooney and Co., will come up against something not so dissimilar to European quality and competition in Atlanta United.

There’s the level on competition to consider as Rooney continues on in his MLS journey, but also this: against Vancouver, there was very little flash or attempt at end product from Rooney, which was fine considering he quickly and smartly facilitated play and opened the field up for others to make and score the goals. The questions are: for how long is he happy to be a simple cog in the machine, and are United getting their money’s worth if that’s Rooney’s regular contribution?

What about Seattle?

Just like Toronto, the Seattle Sounders currently find themselves 11 points back of sixth place (though they do have one more game still to play). Just like Toronto, injuries have completely ruined the Sounders’ 2018 season. Just like Toronto, they have been to back-to-back MLS Cups, and won one. Just like Toronto, they can’t really miss the playoffs, can they?

Now, though, Raul Ruidiaz has been added for some much-needed firepower up top (the Peruvian is a back-to-back Golden Boot winner in Liga MX), Gustav Svensson is back from the World Cup, and Nicolas Lodeiro has shown signs of coming out of his slumber in recent weeks. Just like Toronto, Brian Schmetzer’s men have no choice but to begin their playoff chase on Saturday, when Vancouver comes to town.

Full weekend schedule

Atlanta United vs. D.C. United — 3:30 p.m. ET
Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps — 4 p.m. ET
Chicago Fire vs. Toronto FC — 7 p.m. ET
Philadelphia Union vs. LA Galaxy — 7 p.m. ET
New York Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution — 7 p.m. ET
Columbus Crew SC vs. Orlando City SC — 7:30 p.m. ET
Houston Dynamo vs. FC Dallas — 9 p.m. ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado Rapids — 10 p.m. ET
Portland Timbers vs. Montreal Impact — 11 p.m. ET
Minnesota United vs. Los Angeles FC — 7 p.m. ET (Sunday)