The soccer deities are being kind to us this weekend, as the international break ends and club soccer returns across the globe with a buffet of brilliant matches. So many, in fact, that our viewing plans might benefit from a little structure. From the Premier League to MLS, from Serie A to the Bundesliga, there’s plenty of top action and enough of it to melt your DVR and/or internet connection.
So we decided to welcome back league play with a neat guide to the best matches in the soccer universe over the next two days.
The Merseyside derby has been sadly moribund in recent years given Liverpool’s dominance — Everton haven’t beaten their rivals in a decade — but this weekend might be the Toffees’ best chance in all that time to finally get back in the win column. The Blues, under genius manager (and magnificently eyebrowed) Carlo Ancelotti, are perfect so far this season and boast an all-star attack: James Rodriguez arrived this summer to knit things together, Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored