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This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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The English Premier League is back and it kicks off with a handful of juicy season-opening match-ups.

Tottenham and Manchester City faced off in a great battle for fourth place last season and this time around Manchester City will be looking to take care of unfinished business. Liverpool will begin its climb back to the Top Four on Sunday with a key battle against Arsenal. Those of you hoping to watch some Americans in action can see Clint Dempsey and Stuart Holden square off in the Fulham-Bolton clash.

The best weekend soccer action isn't just in England. Major League Soccer's marquee match-up features the New York Red Bulls playing host to the Los Angeles Galaxy, though some MLS fans would argue that the real MLS Cup preview is being played at Rio Tinto Stadium between Real Salt Lake and the Columbus Crew on Saturday night.

These are just some of the weekend's prime matches. Here is a rundown of This Weekend's Soccer on TV:

THIS WEEKEND'S SOCCER ON TV

SATURDAY

7:45am– ESPN2/ESPN3.com- Tottenham vs. Manchester City

10am– Fox Soccer Channel/FSE- Aston Villa vs. West Ham

10am– Fox Soccer Plus- Blackburn vs. Everton

Noon– Fox Soccer Plus- Leceister City vs. Middlesbrough

12:30pm– Fox Soccer Channel/FSE- Chelsea vs. West Bromwich Albion

1:45pm– ESPN3.com- PSV Eindhoven vs. DeGraafschap

2pm– Fox Soccer Plus- Wolverhampton vs. Stoke City (Delayed)

2:30pm– Fox Soccer Channel- Bolton vs. Fulham (Delayed)

2:30pm– GolTV- River Plate vs. Defensor Sporting

4pm– Telefutura- Philadelphia Union vs. Colorado Rapids

5:30pm– GolTV- Palmeiras vs. Atletico Paranaense

6pm– Fox Soccer Channel- New York Red Bulls vs. Los Angeles Galaxy

6pm– Azteca America- Cruz Azul vs. Pachuca

8pm– Direct Kick- DC United vs. FC Dallas

8pm– Direct Kick- New England Revolution vs. Houston Dynamo

8pm– Telefutura- Santos Laguna vs. Jaguares

8pm– Telemundo- Chivas Guadalajara vs. Tecos

9pm– Direct Kick- Real Salt Lake vs. Columbus Crew

10pm- Direct Kick- San Jose Earthquakes vs. Kansas City Wizards

11pm– Direct Kick- Chivas USA vs. Seattle Sounders

SUNDAY

8:15am- Fox Soccer Plus- Nottingham Forest vs. Leeds United

11am- Fox Soccer Channel/FSE- Liverpool vs. Arsenal

1pm- Azteca America- Puebla vs. Atlante

1pm- Telemundo- Toluca vs. Tigres

3pm- GolTV- Sao Paulo vs. Cruzeiro

3pm- Fox Soccer Plus- Lille vs. Paris St. Germain

3:15pm- ESPN3.com- Benfica vs. Academica de Coimbra

5:30pm- Univision- America vs. Atlas

6pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Boston Breakers vs. Sky Blue

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Which matches will you be watching? What do you think is the most intriguing match-up of the weekend?

Share your thoughts below.

27 comments
  • slr

    You could argue that RSL-Columbus is the marquee match-up in MLS, especially with all the trash talk Columbus has been spewing this week.

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  • Matt

    For those of you who want a legal way to watch games online, there’s foxsoccer.tv. It’s $15/month, which I think is pretty pricey, but they’re showing a ton of games, and many of their television, tape-delayed games are live on their website.

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  • Smirking Kitten

    Another great way is veetle.com. They tend to have quality feeds (including an FSC channel) and cover all the big matches.

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  • WhiteHart

    I know E.J. was in contention for a spot on the bench, but when will we know if he made it?

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  • grubbsbl

    About an hour before the game tomorrow. Ives, stop tweeting about your HD experience, it is killing me to watch the same programs in low D.

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  • GunneRR

    Red Bulls-Galaxy on Saturday, followed by Arsenal-Liverpool on Sunday?? Pure bliss!

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  • Tim F.

    This is a great feature of the blog! I don’t believve FS+ is offered on Cablevision so I won’t see any of those games. Here are my plans:

    SATURDAY

    7:45am- Tottenham vs. Manchester City

    10am- Aston Villa vs. West Ham

    6pm- New York Red Bulls vs. Los Angeles Galaxy

    SUNDAY

    11am- Liverpool vs. Arsenal

    3pm- Sao Paulo vs. Cruzeiro

    5:30pm- America vs. Atlas

    Most intriguing matchup – Liverpool vs. Arsenal

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  • narog

    Are people watching Fulham vs Bolton online or on the tape delay? I want to see it live but would rather watch it on tv :

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  • narog

    also any chance they will reveal the score of Fulham-Bolton during the Chelsea – WBA match on FSC?

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  • Joe

    I hear ya, I’m in the same boat as you. Hopefully foxsoccer tv picks it up the Fulham game. I have a Mac and can’t get some or most of the veetle or myP2P broadcasts.

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  • ...

    FSC itself won’t– ie during the halftime show– but I don’t know about the in-game commentary.

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  • kev

    Thanks for mentiong veetle.com you guys. I usually use Justin.tv but usually those feeds die after 25mins or so.

    I sure hope Holden will start for Bolton or at least on the bench.

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  • Beckster

    the spurs/city game is as entertaining as any game I have seen in quite some time. City certainly has a “keeper” with Hart. It’s like the City goal has an invisible shield in front of it’

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