This weekend's Soccer on TV

This weekend's Soccer on TV

Soccer on TV

This weekend's Soccer on TV

Didier Drogba (AP) 

With a thrilling week of World Cup qualifying action behind us, international club soccer will once again take center stage this weekend as players change their focus from national teams to club teams.

There is no shortage of marquee match-ups, whether in England, Spain or MLS, which is winding up its regular season with some crucial playoff-impacting tilts.

The weekend's top tilts feature Chelsea against Brad Friedel and Aston Villa, as well as FC Barcelona taking on Valencia.

Here is a rundown of this weekend's soccer on TV, along with the Top Ten Matches to Watch:

This Weekend's Top 10 Matches to Watch

1. Aston Villa vs. Chelsea. Villans looked good in draw vs. Manchester City before international break, but Chelsea will provide a stiffer test.

2. Valencia vs. Barcelona. Can the Davids, Silva and Villa, slow down Barca? Will Thierry Henry be out to prove something amid all the Robinho talk? Expect goals galore.

3. Juventus vs. Fiorentina. Juve struggled before the international break and gets a tough challenge right off the bat from Gilardino and the 'Viola'.

4. Hamburg vs. Bayer Leverkusen. The top two teams in the Bundesliga square off, with Hamburg the favorites to knock off the surprising squad from Leverkusen.

5. Houston Dynamo vs. Los Angeles Galaxy. This battle for first place in the MLS Western Conference should be played in front of a packed crowd at Robertson Stadium as Stuart Holden and Landon Donovan battle.

6. FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids. The red-hot squad from Dallas can move closer to a playoff berth with a win against Conor Casey and the Rapids.

7. Fulham vs. Hull City. Can Jozy Altidore keep the momentum going from his impressing showing against Costa Rica at mid-week? Will Clint Dempsey be back from his shoulder injury?

8. Genoa vs. Inter Milan. Inter leads Serie A but Genoa has title aspirations that will make knocking off Jose Mourinho's men vital.

9. Palmeiras vs. Flamengo. First-place Palmeiras take on Adriano and Flamengo in what should be an entertaining clash.

10. New England Revolution vs. Chicago Fire. The Fire look to build some momentum heading into the playoffs while the Revs try and stop an awful late-season slide that could cost them a playoff spot.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV


7:30am- ESPN2- Aston Villa vs. Chelsea

9:30am- Setanta USA- Manchester United vs. Bolton

10am- FSC- Sunderland vs. Liverpool

10am- Blackpool vs. Plymouth Argyle

10- Fox Sports Espanol- Portsmouth vs. Tottenham

Noon- FSC- Juventus vs. Fiorentina

Noon- USA- Nottingham Forest vs. Newcastle United

12:30pm- GolTV- Hamburg vs. Bayer Leverkusen

12:45pm- Ajax vs. Willem II

2:30pm- FSC- Montreal Impact vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

2:40pm- FSE/RAI- Genoa vs. Inter Milan

3pm- Setanta USA- Lille vs. Rennes

4pm- GolTV- Valencia vs. Barcelona

4pm- Direct Kick- Toronto FC vs. Real Salt Lake

5pm- ESPN Deportes- FC Twente vs. AZ Alkmaar (Delayed)

6pm- FSC- New England Revolution vs. Chicago Fire

6pm- Azteca America- Cruz Azul vs. Tecos

8pm- Direct Kick- D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew

8pm- Azteca America- Indios vs. Atlante

8pm- Telemundo- Monterrey vs. Jaguares

8:30pm- Direct Kick- Kansas City Wizards vs. Seattle Sounders

8:30pm- Direct Kick- FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids

8:30pm- Setanta USA- Arsenal vs. Birmingham (Delayed)

9:45pm- Telemundo- Atlas vs. Queretarao

10pm- Telefutura- San Luis vs. UNAM Pumas

10:15pm- Setanta USA- Everton vs. Wolves (Delayed)

10:30pm- Direct Kick- Chivas USA vs. San Jose Earthquakes

2am- FSC- Gold Coast United vs. Perth Glory


6am- Setanta USA- Lokomotiv Moscow vs. Spartak Moscow

8am- Setanta USA- Blackburn vs. Burnley

9am- FSC/FSE- Lazio vs. Sampdoria

11am- FSC/FSC- Wigan vs. Manchester City

1pm- Telemundo- Toluca vs. Tigres

1pm- FSE- Morelia vs. Pachuca

2:45pm- FSC/RAI- AC Milan vs. AS Roma

2:45pm- Setanta USA- Toulouse vs. Paris St. Germain

3pm- GolTV- Osasuna vs. Atletico Madrid

3pm- Telefutura- Houston Dynamo vs. LA Galaxy

5pm- Univision- Club America vs. Puebla

5pm- FSE- Huracan vs. River Plate

5pm- GolTV- Palmeiras vs. Flamengo (Delayed)


3pm- ESPN2- Fulham vs. Hull City

8pm- Telefutura- Santos Laguna vs. Chivas de Guadalajara


Which matches are you most looking forward to watching? Think Aston Villa can knock off Chelsea? Who do you see winning the Galaxy-Dynamo tilt?

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