Friday, July 31, 2015

Community Shield, Manchester City & Manchester United Season Previews, NASL, Canales on Herrera, Bundesliga on FOX, Ajax 1995

And so it goes. The week has come to an end. This time next week we'll be previewing the first matches of the Premier League season. Oh, wait. No, actually we won't, because we're taking a little sabbatical, but anyway...

The annual Premier League curtain raiser is on Sunday. The Charity Community Shield goes down at Wembley between Chelsea (league winners) and Arsenal (FA Cup winners). Paul Merson has a preview and his prediction here and there's a little preview here and there's another little preview here and there a bit more about both sides here and here's Richard Jolly talking about Arsenal. You can catch the match on Sunday at 10 a.m. EDT on Fox Sports 1.

The curtain-raiser for the Bundesliga is also this weekend. Tomorrow, in fact. Bayern Munich vs. Wolfsburg. Could be quite good, really. Just don't expect to see Yank Abroad Julian Green anywhere...

The season in Scotland officially begins this weekend. But, we don't care about that, because the league remains a mess. In case you're wondering, Celtic will win the title. Again.

A couple of biggies in the ongoing alphabetical season preview and prediction rundown today. It's neighbors Manchester City (4th) and Manchester United (2nd). Good stuff!

More problems for West Ham in the Europa League. The red mist descended yet again. Jacob Steinberg was at Upton Park and filed this report. Elsewhere in Europe, the match in Albania was abandoned. Lovely.

We've been waiting for Andrea Canales to update us on Herrera's sacking by Mexico. she is!

Calling Frank Fatpard. Come in, Frank Fatpard. Where are you? More MLS? What's going on this weekend?

The NASL is operating. Did you know that? Can they eventually match MLS? Interesting times for North America's second-tier.

Back in Spain, Atlético Madrid and their black on black on black manager Diego Simeone are gearing up for another campaign.  They have a lot of attackers.

And finally...Ajax 1995. Champions League winners. Where are they now?



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