The English Premier League (EPL) is the top professional soccer league in England. The EPL consists of 20 teams. The EPL season takes place between August and May. Each team plays a total of 38 games throughout the season as they play every opponent in the league both at home and away. There are no playoffs in the EPL as the winner is determined through a point system. Each team received 3 points for every game they win, 1 point for every draw, and 0 points for a loss. The team with the most points at the end of the season wins the league. If there is a tie between teams at the end of the season the team with the best goal differential wins. If there is still a tie after goal differential, then the team with the most goals scored during the season wins. If there is still a tie after that then the teams tie for their position. The EPL operates on a promotion and relegation system, which means that the 3 bottom teams in the EPL get sent down to the second tier English football league for the next season while the top 3 teams in the second tier league replace them in the EPL. Fans in the United States have access to all EPL soccer games through cable channels. The NBC Sports group has the exclusive rights to the EPL games so games will be found on NBCSN, CNBC, or USA.