On Saturday, the wait finally ends, and top-tier European soccer league action begins with the first matches of the Barclays Premier League. Over the weeks following, the other major European leagues that can be viewed in America will also kick off, and the European season will be in full swing.

American fans have an embarrassment of riches this season in terms of live European soccer in this country. The Premier League returns on the NBC family of networks. The German Bundesliga makes its debut on Fox’s family of networks. Spain’s La Liga, France’s Ligue 1 , and Italy’s Serie A are all also available on networks in America, though with nowhere near the depth of the Premier League and Bundesliga. Numerous cup competitions, including the English FA Cup, English League Cup, and DFB-Pokal, are also available on US TV, along with the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

Here’s where you can watch everything in the States. Keep in mind that many of the leagues don’t make all of their matches available on streaming services like Live Extra or Fox Soccer 2 Go, so you’re stuck with what’s on the schedule and potential tape-delayed matches.

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Barclays Premier League
Where: NBC, NBCSN, USA
Streaming: Every match available on NBC Live Extra with an authenticated login
When: Saturday mornings, Saturday afternoons, Sunday mornings, Sunday afternoons, Monday afternoons, occasional mid-week matches
Start date: August 8th
Reigning champions: Chelsea

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English FA Cup
Where: Fox, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Fox Soccer Plus
Streaming: Fox Sports Go (televised matches), Fox Soccer 2 Go (all matches being filmed, $19.99 per month)
When: Select weekends throughout the year, with replays usually taking place during mid-week afternoons
Start date: Extra preliminary round begins on August 15th, third round proper (entrance of Premier League teams) begins in January
Reigning champions: Arsenal

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English League Cup
Where: BeIN Sports
Streaming: BeINSports Connect
When: Mid-week afternoons
Start date: August 11th
Reigning champions: Chelsea

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Football League Championship
Where: BeIN Sports
Streaming: BeINSports Connect
When: Saturday and Sunday mornings, with tape-delayed matches also airing at a variety of times
Start date: August 7th
Reigning champions: Bournemouth (promoted to Premier League)

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German Bundesliga
Where: Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Fox Soccer Plus
Streaming: Fox Sports Go (televised matches), Fox Soccer 2 Go (all matches, $19.99 per month)
When: Friday afternoons, Saturday mornings, Saturday afternoons, Sunday mornings, Sunday afternoons
Start date: August 14th
Reigning champions: Bayern Munich

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DFB Pokal
Where: ESPN3
Streaming: WatchESPN
When: Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons (aside from the first round, airing on weekend mornings and afternoons)
Start date: August 8th
Reigning champions: Wolfsburg

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UEFA Champions League
Where: Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Fox Soccer Plus
Streaming: Fox Sports Go, WatchESPN (select) Fox Soccer 2 Go (all matches, $19.99 per month)
When: Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons
Start date: Playoff round begins August 18th, group stage begins September 15th
Reigning champions: Barcelona

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UEFA Europa League
Where: Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Fox Soccer Plus
Streaming: Fox Sports Go, WatchESPN (select, Spanish only) Fox Soccer 2 Go (all matches, $19.99 per month)
When: Thursday afternoons
Start date: Playoff round begins August 20th, group stage begins September 17th
Reigning champions: Sevilla

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La Liga
Where: BeINSports
Streaming: BeINSports Connect
When: Friday afternoons, Saturday afternoons, Sunday afternoons, Monday afternoons
Start date: August 21st
Reigning champions: Barcelona

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Copa del Rey
Where: BeINSports
Streaming: BeINSports Connect
When: Wednesday afternoons
Start date: First round begins on September 2nd, round of 32 (entrance of La Liga teams) will likely begin in December
Reigning champion: Barcelona

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Ligue 1
Where: BeINSports
Streaming: BeINSports Connect
When: Friday afternoons, Saturday mornings, Saturday afternoons, Sunday mornings, Sunday afternoons
Start date: August 7th
Reigning champion: Paris St. Germain

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Serie A
Where: BeINSports
Streaming: BeINSports Connect
When: Saturday afternoons, Sunday afternoons, Monday afternoons
Start date: August 22nd
Reigning champion: Juventus

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