What 2 Watch – 8/18/17 – Bundesliga 2, La Liga, Bundesliga, Championship, Liga NOS, Liga MX, USL, MLS

Be sure to stay tuned to our Twitter (@wft_podcast) for live commentary, thoughts and analysis on tons of games throughout the season. Each matchup links to Live Soccer TV’s listings for these matchups in the USA and around the world.

*All times Eastern Standard Time

12:30 p.m. – Bundesliga 2 Round 3 – Darmstadt 98 vs St. Pauli – Merck-Stadion am Bollenfalltor, Darmstadt

Where: Fox Soccer Match Pass

Darmstadt, who were pretty abysmal in the Bundesliga proper last season, will look for a good result against St. Pauli. Both teams have one win and one draw in the new season.

2:15 p.m. – La Liga Round 1 – Leganes vs Deportivo Alaves – Estadio Municipal de Butarque, Leganes

Where: fuboTV, beIN Sports En Espanol, beIN Sports Connect

The La Liga season officially kicks off with Leganes taking on Alaves on Friday.

2:30 p.m. – Bundesliga Round 1 – Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen – Allianz Arena, Munich

Where: fuboTV, Fox Sports 1 USA, Fox Sports Go, Fox Deportes, Sport 24, Fox Soccer Match Pass

The 2017-18 Bundesliga season will kick off with defending champions Bayern looking to make it yet another league-winning season as they start with a firm test against Leverkusen.

2:45 p.m. – Ligue 1 Round 3 – Metz vs Monaco – Stade Municipal Saint-Symphorien, Metz

Where: fuboTV, beIN Sports USA, beIN Sports Connect USA

The Kylian Mbappe rumors refuse to disappear as moves to Real Madrid, Barcelona and PSG have all been heavily rumored at some point. Despite this, Monaco will meet Metz after winning their opening two games of the season.

2:45 p.m. – Championship Round 4 – Burton Albion vs Birmingham City – Pirelli Stadium, Burton upon Trent

Where: ESPN3 USA, WatchESPN

Burton have had a woeful start to the season after an opening three losses. After an opening loss, Birmingham City has secured 4 points in their last two games.

3:30 p.m. – Liga NOS Round 3 – Rio Ave vs Portimonense – Estádio do Rio Ave, Vila do Conde

Where: fuboTV, GolTV USA, GolTV Espanol

Rio Ave have had a great start to the season with wins over Boavista and Belenenses and will be faced by a Portimonense side that lost their first game of the season last week.

4:15 p.m. – La Liga Round 1 – Valencia vs Las Palmas – Estadio de Mestalla, Valencia

Where: fuboTV, beIN Sports USA, beIN Sports En Espanol, beIN Sports Connect

Two decent sides in Spanish’s first divisions will look to have a strong start to the season at the famed Mestalla in Valenica.

8:00 p.m. – Liga MX Apertura Round 5 – Morelia vs Pachuca – Estadio Morelos, Morelia

Where: fuboTV, Univision Deportes USA

Pachuca finally secured their first points this season with a quality 2-1 win over Tigres. After opening the season with three draws, Morelia is coming into this one off a loss to Queretaro.

 10:00 p.m. – MLS – Portland Timbers vs New York RB – Providence Park, Portland

Where: fuboTV, Fox Sports 1 USA, Fox Sports Go, Fox Deportes, Fox Soccer Match Pass

The Red Bulls have been on a bit of a hot streak, winning four out of their last five and are quickly climbing up to the top of the East. Portland is clinging to a playoff spot in the West as both teams will need a crucial win.

10:00 p.m. – Liga MX Apertura Round 5 – Tijuana vs Santos Laguna – Estadio Caliente, Tijuana

Where: fuboTV, Univision Deportes USA

Santos Laguna are currently in 13th and coming off their first loss of the season, whereas Tijuana finally secured their first point of the season against Puebla last round.

10:30 p.m. – USL – Orange County vs Phoenix Rising – Champion Stadium, Irvine

Where: ESPN3 USA, WatchESPN, YouTube

Orange County and Didier Drogba-led Phoenix Rising are pushing for a playoff position in Group B. Phoenix are 3 points behind with three games in hand on 8th-place Oklahoma City Energy, while Orange County is one point behind with 2 games in hand.

 

 

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