It's national TV on Saturday for the start of the Bundesliga season on Fox. It's the same time slot for NBC's coverage of the Premier League, showing a Manchester United game. Saturday also has Liga MX's clasico on Univision. Sunday has an MLS doubleheader on ESPN. Manchester United vs Hull City at 12:30pm on Saturday on NBC. We've already mentioned that there's national TV for the Bundesliga and . . .
So now we know the draw for the 2016-17 Champions League group stage. Part of the fun is figuring out which super club or would-be super club faces the toughest group stage. Easy enough. Look at the groups with Barcelona or Real Madrid. Hello Group C, with Barca, Manchester City, Gladbach, and Celtic. Since it's not the late 1960s, we can mark off Celtic. Gladbach is enough to at least worry . . .
The 2016-17 Bundesliga season starts on Friday with the defending champions in action. Bayern Munich plays Werder Bremen on Fox Sports 1. MLS also has a game on the Friday soccer TV schedule with Real Salt Lake hosting the Colorado Rapids on Univision Deportes. Bayern Munich vs Werder Bremen at 2:30pm on Fox Sports 1. The Bundesliga is the last of the European major leagues to start its 2016-17 . . .
USMNT player DeAndre Yedlin is now a member of Newcastle United in England's Championship. Yedlin made the move from Spurs, signing a five-year contract. That's a bet against Newcastle staying in the Championship for very long. It's also an interesting move for Yedlin, who spent last season on loan to Newcastle's northeast rivals Sunderland. Yedlin showed he could certainly play at Premier League . . .
Montreal and DC finished 1-1 at Stade Saputo. DC's Lamar Neagle converted a penalty in the 39th with Hassoun Camara equalizing in the 77th. DC finished a man down with a red card to Kofi Opare in the 89th minute. "We have a responsibility every single game. That’s the nature of the business," DC goalkeeper Bill Hamid said. "I just wanted to play a good shift, and I feel, as a unit we played a . . .
The Champions League will have a USMNT player in the group stage. Fabian Johnson and Gladbach advanced comfortably with a 6-1 home win over Young Boys. Gladbach takes the play-off round series 9-2 on aggregate and now waits for the group stage draw. Thorgan Hazard and Raffael both had hat-tricks. "Last season we played in the Champions League and every player want to be part of this competition . . .
BBC Sport's Richard Conway has UEFA presidential candidate Alexander Ceferin saying exactly what you'd expect about the prospects for a breakaway European super league. As a stakeholder in UEFA, he's got a problem with it. My firm opinion is that some kind of closed super league with just a few clubs in, without the possibility for the others to enter, is out of the question," Ceferin told . . .
The Canadian champions Vancouver got the better of fellow MLS team Sporting Kansas City in the CONCACAF Champions League. Vancouver won 3-0 at BC Place in Group C. Cristian Techera scored in the 8th minute with Erik Hurtado doubling the lead four minutes later. Techera scored again in the 64th minute. Vancouver goalkeeper Paolo Tornaghi kept the clean sheet. "On the first goal, just a mistake on . . .
In England's League Cup, Danny Williams subbed on in the 75th minute for Reading in their penalty win over MK Dons. The game finished 1-1 in regulation with MK Dons taking the lead in the 34th minute from the penalty spot. Reading's Callum Harriott equalized in the 68th. In extra time, Harriott scored again in the 114th. MK Dons equalized two minutes later. Moving to penalties, Williams was the . . .
London's biggest soccer club not counting Chelsea and possibly Spurs is at it again. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger spends a lot of time talking about why the club doesn't spend money. Make all those comparisons to friends and loved ones that like to talk about why they don't go ahead and spend the money. You know, the kind of things super clubs do each and every summer in order to stay so . . .