With Liverpool beating Arsenal so convincingly yesterday and seemingly in the groove, a little pressure is already on City to keep pace and make sure they don’t slip up here.
The Cherries have made a good start to their campaign, earning a draw against Sheffield United and a win over Aston Villa, but face their toughest test yet. Follow it live:
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The Bucs will open their preseason schedule with a trip to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers. The game kicks off at Live
Being the first preseason game, the Bucs aren’t placing a huge emphasis on game-planning. Rather, this will be the first chance for rookies and younger players to ‘get exposure or get exposed’ in the words of Head Coach Bruce Arians.
“Young players — they’re going to play the majority of the game, 80 percent of it,” Arians said on Wednesday after the team’s last full practice before the game. “One or two of them are either going to get exposed or have good exposure, and that’s really what this is all about. That’s what we talked to them about it. What they’re putting on tape is not just for us — 31 other teams are going to look at it. So, you want to put the best thing you have on tape to be evaluated.”
This year will also include a live-stream option for all four games, starting with Friday’s contest, for the very first time. The stream is available through the Buccaneers Official Appp and online at Buccaneers.com/live. It is subject to market restrictions and available in the same markets with television coverage. Out-of-market fans can watch on Soccer Game Pass.