Happy Premier League kickoff weekend, everyone! While last weekend was a lot of fun with some German action featuring Christian Pulisic doing his thing, this one kind of settles down a bit as the Premier League is the only league in action. We’ve selected Crystal Palace hosting Huddersfield Town as our Match of the Week for sentimental reasons.
David Wagner, a former U.S. international, is set to become only the second American ever to manage in the Premier League. He follows Bob Bradley who got a short-lived chance at Swansea City last season. He’s not alone in this adventure. On-again-off-again USMNT midfielder, Danny Williams, signed with the club in the offseason after losing to them in the Championship playoff final with Reading. He’ll be a new addition to the league and one for Americans viewers to keep an eye on this season.
Before the Bundesliga season kicks off next weekend, the clubs in Germany take part in the first round of the DfB-Pokal, which means the likes of Borussia Dortmund play a club you and I have never heard of. There’s also a few MLS matches on the docket that might be of interest, but really no can’t miss fixtures. So, by default, you should check out two Americans making their Prem debuts.
How to Watch
Kickoff Time: 10:00 a.m. ET, 7:00 a.m. PT
Available TV: N/A
Available Streams: NBC Sports Gold
- Everton vs. Stoke City (Cameron) — Saturday, 10:00 a.m. ET, CNBC
- Seattle Sounders vs. Sporting Kansas City — Saturday, 4:00 p.m. ET, MLS Live
- Osnabruck vs. Hamburg (Wood) — Sunday, 9:30 a.m. ET, ESPN3