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The North London Derby between Arsenal and Tottenham highlights this weekend's batch of soccer action on TV.
Major League Soccer's playoffs will offer plenty of intrigue, but the Arsenal-Tottenham battle has the makings of a truly exciting encounter with several quality head-to-head clashes. Fabregas vs. Palacios, Keane vs. Vermaelen, Woodgate vs. Van Persie. Name the spot on the field and there is likely to be a quality battle there.
If you're an MLS die-hard, then the Chivas USA-LA Galaxy match is must-see TV as the Home Depot Center clubs battle in the first meeting between stadium tenants in an American sports playoff series.
There is plenty of action to choose from, so here are SBI's Top 10 Matches to Watch this weekend as well as this weekend's full schedule of action:
SBI Top 10 Matches to Watch
1. Chivas USA at Los Angeles Galaxy. Home Depot neighbors square off in what should be a heated series.
2. Arsenal vs. Tottenham. This North London derby will be played at a blistering pace and we should expect a number of goals.
3. Juventus vs. Napoli. Juve has regained its stride but now face an entertaining and dangerous Napoli side.
4. Chicago Fire at New England Revolution. Okay, so this match is probably going to be ugly, but this match-up is always a battle worth watching in the playoffs.
5. Everton vs. Aston Villa. Howard vs. Friedel. How can you miss it?
6. USA vs. United Arab Emirates (Under-17 World Cup). Can the Americans finally show some of that ability we were expecting to see?
7. Fulham vs. Liverpool. Clint Dempsey has had success against Liverpool in the past. Can he do it again?
8. St. Etienne vs. Lyon. This bitter rivalry will have the added touch of seeing Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis facing his old squad.
9. Columbus Crew at Real Salt Lake. Could RSL be this year's Red Bulls? Some folks seem to think the Crew are ripe for an upset. We shall see.
T10. Ajax vs. Feyenoord. These Dutch powers should put on a show worth waking up early to see.
T10. Braga vs. Benfica. The top two teams in Portugal square off and you don't want to miss seeing Benfica's potent attack.
This Weekend's Soccer on TV
7am-Setanta USA- FC Moscow vs. Zenit St. Petersburg
8:30am– ESPN2- Arsenal vs. Tottenham
11am– ESPN360.com- Gambia vs. Colombia (Under-17 World Cup)
11am– ESPN360.com- Netherlands vs. Iran (Under-17 World Cup)
11am– Setanta USA- Fulham vs. Liverpool
11am– FSC/FSE- Bolton vs. Chelsea
12:55pm– ESPN Deportes/ESPN360.com- Getafe vs. Real Madrid
1pm– RAI- Juventus vs. Napoli
1:30pm– FSC- Manchester United vs. Blackburn
2pm– ESPN360.com- Burkina Faso vs. Costa Rica (Under-17 World Cup)
2pm– ESPN360.com- New Zealand vs. Turkey (Under-17 World Cup)
2:55pm– ESPN Deportes/ESPN360.com- Sevilla vs. Xerez
3:45pm– FSC/FSE- AC Milan vs. Parma
4pm– Setanta USA- St. Etienne vs. Lyon
4pm– ESPN Deportes- PSV Eindhoven vs. Vitesse Arnhem
5:15pm– ESPN360.com- Sporting Braga vs. Benfica
5:30pm– FSE- Juventus vs. Napoli (Delayed)
6pm– Direct Kick- Columbus Crew at Real Salt Lake
6pm– FSC- Sunderland vs. West Ham United (Delayed)
7pm– Azteca America- Cruz Azul vs. Atlante
7pm– Telefutura- San Luis vs. Monterrey
9pm– Telemundo- Tigres vs. Tecos
9pm– Azteca America/ESPn Deportes- Indios vs. Puebla
10pm– Setanta USA- Everton vs. Aston Villa
11pm– Telemundo – Atlas vs. Pachuca
6:30am– ESPN360.com- Ajax vs. Feyenoord
7am– Setanta USA- Spartak Moscow vs. FK Rostov
9am– RAI- Sampdoria vs. Bari
9am– ESPN360.com- Roma vs. Bologna
9am– FSC/FSE/ESPN360.com- Livorno vs. Inter Milan
9:48am– ESPN360.com- USA vs. United Arab Emirates (Under-17 World Cup)
9:48am– ESPN360.com- Malawi vs. Spain (Under-17 World Cup)
11am– FSC/FSE- Birmingham City vs. Manchester City
1pm– Azteca America- Morelia vs. Chivas de Guadalajara
1pm– Telemundo- Toluca vs. Queretaro
1pm– FSE- Sunderland vs. West Ham United (Delayed)
2pm– FSC/FSE- Chicago Fire at New England Revolution
2pm– ESPN360.com- Korea Republic vs. Algeria (Under-17 World Cup)
2pm– ESPN360.com- Italy vs. Uruguay (Under-17 World Cup)
3:45pm– FSC/RAI- Palermo vs. Genoa
5pm– Univision- Club America vs. Jaguares
5pm– ESPN2/ESPN Deportes/ESPN360.com-Chivas USA vs. Los Angeles Galaxy
9pm– Telefutura- Santos Laguna vs. UNAM Pumas
Which matches are you most looking forward to?
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