It's finally March, meaning that just about every league in the world is on its way back. Even the leagues who play with long winter breaks or summer schedules are finally starting back up. This week doesn't just mark the return of MLS, but also the J-League, Danish league and Ukranian league. The Russian Premier League returns next week, and the Norwegian Eliteserien in two weeks.
Games from Germany, France, Italy and Mexico can all be found on American TV on Friday. Frankfurt takes on 'Gladbach on GolTV, while Montpellier-Rennes can be seen on Univision Deportes. The big game of the day, Napoli-Juventus, can be seen on beIN Sport (and RAI, if you like Italian commentary). Later in the evening, you can catch Jaguares-Santos on ESPN Deportes and Azteca America.
Schedule (all times ET)
Genclerbirlgi vs. Istanbuk Buyuksehir BSK (Turkish Super Lig) - 12 p.m.
Silkeborg IF vs. Aalborg (Danish Superliga) 12:30 p.m.
Vitesse vs. FC Utrecht (Dutch Eredivisie) - 2 p.m.
Montpellier vs. Rennes (French Ligue 1) - 2:30 p.m.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach (German Bundesliga) - 2:30 p.m.
Napoli vs. Juventus (Italian Serie A) - 2:45 p.m.
Derby County vs. Crystal Palace (English Championship) - 2:45 p.m.
Wolverhampton vs. Watford (English Championship) - 2:45 p.m.
Getafe vs. Real Zaragoza (Spanish La Liga) - 3 p.m.
Quilmes vs. Atletico Rafaela (Argentine Primera) - 5:10 p.m.
Newell's Old Boys vs. Belgrano (Argentine Primera) - 7:15 p.m.
Jaguares de Chiapas vs. Santos Laguna (Liga MX) - 8:30 p.m.
Various J-League goodness - 12 a.m. Saturday
Omiya Ardija vs. Shimizu S-Pulse (Japanese J-League) - 2:30 a.m. Saturday
Adelaide United vs. Brisbane Roar (Australian A-League) - 2:30 a.m. Saturday