Soccer fans living in the United States have somewhat of an interesting midweek ahead of them. The European preseason begins this week, and two different Premier League teams will be featured on US TV over the next four days. One of those games will also showcase a Major League Soccer club. Speaking of MLS, this Wednesday is an extremely busy day for the league. Games taking place in Brazil also give you a reason or two to attempt to duck out of work early. As usual, be sure to check the ESPN3/Watch ESPN schedule for live games and for match replays featured via the service.
All times listed are ET
Live soccer games on US TV for July 16
GolTV: GolTV starts your midweek off with an afternoon contest. AS Monaco take on Newcastle United, and that game is scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm.
Live soccer games on US TV for July 17
A quiet Tuesday awaits us, as no games are currently scheduled to air on US TV on July 17. Thank goodness for FIFA 12 , eh?
Live soccer games on US TV for July 18
FOX Soccer: FOX Soccer joins in on the fun on Wednesday afternoon. Tune into the station at 1:00 pm for an hour-long Sky Sports News broadcast. Coverage of AmaZulu vs. Manchester United is scheduled to begin at 2:00 pm. That match will also air on FOX Deportes.
TeleFutura: Spain will play against Mexico in a U-23 international friendly that's shown on TeleFutura on Wednesday. That game begins at 3:00 pm.
GolTV: GolTV will show an evening match on Wednesday. Flamengo takes on Corinthians, and that game is set to begin at 8:45 pm.
ESPN2: ESPN2 will feature the current European Champions on Wednesday. Seattle Sounders of MLS take on Chelsea, and that game begins at 9:30 pm. This match will also be available via ESPN Deportes and ESPN3/Watch ESPN.
NBC Sports Network: The US home of MLS will have a late-night match on July 18. San Jose Earthquakes, the best team in the league, host FC Dallas, and that match is scheduled to begin at 11:00 pm.
TSN2/RDS: Those up north or those here in the US with access to these stations can enjoy a MLS doubleheader on Wednesday. Montreal Impact host New England Revolution, and that game starts at 8:00 pm. Vancouver Whitecaps vs. LA Galaxy immediately follows at 10:00 pm.
Live soccer games on US TV for July 19
GolTV: Plan your lunch accordingly this Thursday, as GolTV will offer AS Monaco vs. Sivasspor. That game begins at 12:30 pm.
ESPN Deportes: An evening contest gives you a happy end to your Thursday. Fluminense will play against Bahia, and that game starts at 7:55 pm. This match is also available via the ESPN3/Watch ESPN service.
As always, check your local listings for channel availability, as well as for any matches that are airing on TV in your area (especially on Wednesday, when MLS games take place throughout the day).