The opening weekend of the Premier League season is less than 3 weeks away, and we now know what the TV and Internet schedule will be for that weekend, where every match will be shown live for viewers in the United States.
The schedule is as follows (all times eastern):
Saturday, August 18:
Arsenal vs Sunderland, 10am, ESPN or ESPN2/ESPN3.com
West Brom vs Liverpool, 10am, FOX Soccer
Fulham vs Norwich City, 10am, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go
QPR vs Swansea, 10am, FOX Soccer 2Go
Reading vs Stoke, 10am, FOX Soccer 2Go
West Ham United vs Aston Villa, 10am, FOX Soccer 2Go
Newcastle United vs Tottenham Hotspur, 12:30 pm, FOX Soccer
Sunday, August 19:
Wigan vs Chelsea, 8:30am, FOX Soccer
Manchester City vs Southampton, 11am, FOX Soccer
Monday, August 20:
Everton vs Manchester United, 3pm, ESPN2
ESPN hasn’t decided yet whether to show the Arsenal-Sunderland match on ESPN or ESPN2, so stay tuned to EPL Talk’s Premier League TV schedule for that one.
In addition to news about the TV schedule for the opening weekend of the Premier League, FOX Soccer has announced that they’ll be showing Liverpool’s two Europa League games in the next couple of weeks. Those games are:
Thursday, August 2:
Gomel vs Liverpool, Europa League, 2pm, FOX Soccer
Thursday, August 9:
Liverpool vs Gomel, Europa League, Noon, FOX Soccer
Thanks to EPL Talk readers Jason Gatties and Mohsin Mehtar for the news tips.