This weekend's soccer on TV

This weekend's soccer on TV

Under-20 World Cup

This weekend's soccer on TV

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A pair of English giants looking to rebound from disappointing performances in the UEFA Champions League headline this weekend's soccer on TV.

Chelsea takes on Liverpool in a battle of EPL powers. Chelsea will be looking to regroup following a disappointing mid-week performance in the UEFA Champions League, and it's shock loss to Wigan last weekend, by beating a Liverpool team still recovering from a 2-0 loss to Fiorentina in mid-week.

Liverpool sits three points back of league leaders Manchester United and Chelsea, but is riding a four-match winning streak in EPL play. It will need a win at Stamford Bridge to avoid falling six points back of the leaders.

Chelsea-Liverpool is just one of several quality match-ups this weekend. Here is a breakdown of SBI's Top 10 matches to watch as well as a full schedule of this weekend's soccer TV viewing options:


1. Chelsea vs. Liverpool. Gerrard vs. Lampard. Terry vs. Torres. Essien vs. Mascherano. A star-studded battle that shouldn't be missed.

2. Sevilla vs. Real Madrid. Unbeaten 'Galacticos' face their first truly tough test of the season, taking on Freddie Kanoute and Co.

3. Columbus Crew vs. Seattle Sounders. Subplots galore here with Sigi Schmid making his first return to Columbus and the Sounders needing points against a Crew team undefeated at home.

4. Inter Milan vs. Udinese. Inter's recent stumbles have Jose Mourinho's men in third place. Can they rebound against a dangerous Udinese side?

5. San Lorenzo vs. River Plate. This Buenos Aires derby is always an intense affair, even if they do sit eighth and fourteenth in the Argentine standings.

6. USA vs. South Korea (Under-20 World Cup). Can these American teenagers build on their blowout of Cameroon? We will soon find out.

7. Santos vs. Palmeiras. When these Sao Paulo rivals meet, there are usually fireworks. With Vagner Love and teen sensation Neymar among the participants, this is one you should see.

8. West Ham vs. Fulham. Clint Dempsey has been on good form in recent weeks and he just might be matched up against U.S. teammate Jonathan Spector, a possibility that makes this must-see TV.

9. LA Galaxy vs. Chicago Fire. If Cuauhtemoc Blanco were playing this match would be higher on the list, but even without him, this battle of second-place teams should entertain. 

T10. Roma vs. Napoli. Why is this clash of underachieving Italian teams on the list? We like goals and we think this one will have more than a few quality strikes. 

T10. D.C. United vs. Chivas USA. A battle of teams coming off of brutal league results. Chivas USA looks to recover from last week's disappointing draw vs. New York while D.C. tries to erase the memory of it stunning home loss to San Jose. 



12:45pm- ESPN2/ESPN360- USA vs. South Korea (Under-20 World Cup)

12:45pm- ESPN360- Germany vs. Cameroon (Under-20 World Cup)

2:30pm- GolTV- Schalke 04 vs. Eintracht Frankfurt

3:30pm- ESPN360- Uruguay vs. Ghana (Under-20 World Cup)

3:30pm- ESPN360- Uzbekistan vs. England (Under-20 World Cup)

9pm- Galavision- Tecos vs. Atlas

11pm- ESPN2/ESPN Deportes/ESPN360- LA Galaxy vs. Chicago Fire

11pm- FSC- UC Santa Barbara vs. Indiana

3:30am- FSC- Perth Glory vs. North Queensland Fury


9:45am- ESPN2- Bolton vs. Tottenham

10am- Setanta Sports USA- Wolverhampton vs. Portsmouth

10am- FSC/FSE- Hull City vs. Wigan Athletic

12:15pm- FSC/FSE- Manchester United vs. Sunderland

12:45pm- ESPN360- Hungary vs. United Arab Emirates (Under-20 World Cup)

12:45pm- ESPN360- South Africa vs. Honduras (Under-20 World Cup)

1pm- Setanta Sports USA- St. Etienne vs. Bordeaux

2:40pm- FSC/RAI- Inter Milan vs. Udinese

3pm- Setanta Sports USA- Lens vs. Lyon

3:30pm- ESPN360- Costa Rica vs. Czech Republic (Under-20 World Cup)

3:30pm- ESPN360/Galavision- Australia vs. Brazil (Under-20 World Cup)

4pm- GolTV/ESPN Deportes- Atletico Madrid vs. Real Zaragoza

5pm- Setanta Sports USA-Burnley vs. Birmingham City (Delayed)

5pm- FSC- AS Bari vs. Catania (Delayed)

6pm- Azteca America- Jaguares vs. UNAM Pumas

6pm- Telefutura- Queretaro FC vs. Indios

6:4pm- Setanta Sports USA- Wolverhampton vs. Portsmouth

7:30pm- Direct Kick- Columbus Crew vs. Seattle Sounders

7:30pm- Direct Kick- D.C. United vs. Chivas USA

8pm- Telefutura- Pachuca CF vs. Club America

8pm- GolTV- Cali vs. Nacional

8pm- Telemundo- Chivas Guadalajara vs. Monterrey

10pm- Telemundo- Atlante vs. Morelia

10:55pm- FSC- San Jose Earthquakes vs. New York Red Bulls


6am- Setanta Sports USA- Lokomotiv Moscow vs. Rubin Kazan

6:30am- ESPN360- Roda JC vs. Ajax

8:30am- Setanta Sports USA- Arsenal vs. Blackburn

8:30am- ESPN360- FC Utrecht vs. PSV Eindhoven

8:55am- FSC/FSE- AS Roma vs. Napoli

9am- ESPN360- Atalanta vs. AC Milan

11am- FSC/FSE- Chelsea vs. Liverpool

11am- GolTV- Sporting Gijon vs. Mallorca

1pm- GolTV- Hertha Berlin vs. Hamburg

1pm- ESPN Deportes/ESPN360- Racing Santander vs. Valencia

1pm- Telemundo- Toluca vs. San Luis

2:40pm- FSC- Palermo vs. Juventus

3pm- GolTV- Sevilla vs. Real Madrid

3pm- Setanta Sports USA- Marseille vs. Monaco

3pm- Telefutura- Houston Dynamo vs. Kansas City Wizards

3:15pm- ESPN360- SC Olhanense vs. FC Porto

5pm- FSE- Puebla vs. Santos Laguna

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

5pm- FSC- West Ham vs. Fulham (Delayed)

6pm- FSE- San Lorenzo vs. River Plate

Which matches are you most looking forward to? Think Sevilla can knock off Real Madrid? Are you hoping Dempsey and Spector do battle?

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