This Weekend's Soccer on TV (and SBI's Top 10 Matches to Watch)

This Weekend's Soccer on TV (and SBI's Top 10 Matches to Watch)

Soccer on TV

This Weekend's Soccer on TV (and SBI's Top 10 Matches to Watch)

AS Roma's montenegro forward Mirko Vucinic (R) argues with Lazio's defender Stefen Radu during their Serie A football match at Olympic stadium in Rome on April 18, 2010.

Call it Derby Weekend, with arch-rivals facing off in leagues all over the world.

Roma takes on Lazio, Real Madrid faces Atletico Madrid and FC Porto battles nemesis Benfica in just a few of the juicy match-ups on the schedule this weekend.

You know it's a loaded weekend when Liverpool-Chelsea doesn't get top billing.

Then you have the MLS playoffs, with three can't-miss second-leg battles, including the highly-anticipated Real Salt Lake-FC Dallas clash, and the LA Galaxy taking on the Seattle Sounders.

Here's a rundown of This Weekend's Soccer on TV, as well as SBI's Top Ten Matches to Watch:

SBI's TOP TEN MATCHES TO WATCH

1. Roma vs. Lazio. The Rome Derby always tops this list, no matter the state of the clubs, but this time around Lazio is in first-place against a dangerous Roma side.

2. Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid. Nobody has been able to stop Real Madrid, but maybe their neighbors can, with Sergio Aguero and Diego Forlan in attack.

3. Real Salt Lake vs. FC Dallas. Defending MLS Cup champions in a must-win home game against a team that rattled off a 19-match unbeaten streak during the season? Don't miss it.

4. Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders. The Galaxy had an easy time posting a 1-0 win in the first leg in Seattle, but as we saw with San Jose's upset of New York, a first-leg road win doesn't guarantee a series victory.

5. Liverpool vs. Chelsea. Can the Reds build in their mid-week rout of Napoli against a seemingly unstoppable Chelsea side?

6. Fulham vs. Aston Villa. Not a natural rivalry, but when you have Clint Dempsey facing Brad Friedel, it's a match American fans will want to see.

7. Columbus Crew vs. Colorado Rapids. The Rapids dominated the first leg, but the Crew will be at home and desperate to avoid a second-straight first round exit.

8. FC Porto vs. Benfica. The Portuguese powerhouses face off in what should be one of the more entertaining battles of the weekend.

9. Villarreal vs. Athletic Bilbao. Might seem like an odd choice, but with Jozy Altidore getting more and more minutes, this could be a match where he makes a difference in a La Liga match.

10. Cardiff City vs. Swansea City. Not familiar with this Welsh Derby? You better learn about it. 

 

THIS WEEKEND'S SOCCER ON TV 

SATURDAY

8:45am- ESPN2- Bolton vs. Tottenham

9:30am- GolTV- Schalke 04 vs. St. Pauli (Replay)

10:30am- ESPN3.com- Borussia Moenchengladbach vs. Bayern Munich

11am- Fox Soccer Channel- Manchester United vs. Wolverhampton

11am- Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv- Fulham vs. Aston Villa

11am- FoxSoccer.tv- Birmingham City vs. West Ham United

11am- FoxSoccer.tv- Blackburn vs. Wigan

11am- FoxSoccer.tv- Blackpool vs. Everton

11am- FoxSoccer.tv- Sunderland vs. Stoke City

1pm- Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv- Bologna vs. Lecce

1pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Sunderland vs. Stoke City (Delayed)

1:20pm- FoxSoccer.tv- Derby County vs. Portsmouth

2pm- FoxSoccer.tv- Sochaux vs. Auxerre

2pm- FoxSoccer.tv- Arles vs. Caen

2pm- FoxSoccer.tv- Bordeaux vs. Valenciennes

2pm- FoxSoccer.tv- Saint Etienne vs. Lorient

3pm- GolTV- Real Sociedad vs. Racing Santander

3pm- Fox Soccer Plus- Derby County vs. Portsmouth (Delayed)

3:45pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Inter Milan vs. Brescia

4pm- FoxSoccer.tv- Stade Rennes vs. Lyon

4pm- Telefutura- Columbus Crew vs. Colorado Rapids

5pm- DirecTV- Espanyol vs. Malaga

5pm- Fox Soccer Plus- Blackpool vs. Everton (Delayed)

6pm- Fox Soccer Channel- AFC Wimbledon vs. Ebbsfleet United (FA Cup, Delayed)

6:30pm- Azteca America- Jaguares vs. Atlas

7pm- Telefutura- San Luis vs. Santos Laguna

7:30pm- GolTV- Once Caldas vs. America de Cali

9pm- Telemundo- Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Cruz Azul

9pm- Telefutura- Pachuca vs. Queretaro

9:30pm- GolTV- Millonarios vs. Deportes Tolima

10pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Real Salt Lake vs. FC Dallas

11pm- Telemundo- Atlante vs. Club America

1am- Fox Soccer Channel- Sydney FC vs. Newcastle Jets

SUNDAY

6:30am- Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv- Fiorentina vs. Chievo Verona

7am- FoxSoccer.tv- Southport vs. Sheffield Wednesday (FA Cup)

8:10am- FoxSoccer.tv- Cardiff City vs. Swansea City

8:30am- Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv- Arsenal vs. Newcastle United

8:30am- ESPN3.com- Utrecht vs. PSV Eindhoven

9am- ESPN3.com- AS Bari vs. AC Milan

9am- Fox Soccer Channel- Lazio vs. Roma

9:30am- ESPN3.com- Hannover 96 vs. Borussia Dortmund

10am- FoxSoccer.tv- West Bromwich Albion vs. Manchester City

10:30am- Fox Soccer Plus- Blackburn vs. Wigan (Delayed)

11am- Fox Soccer Channel- Liverpool vs. Chelsea

11am- GolTV- Villarreal vs. Athletic Bilbao

11am- DirecTV- Real Zaragoza vs. Mallorca

11am- DirecTV- Osasuna vs. Hercules

11am- ESPN3.com- Levante vs. Deportivo La Coruna

11am- FoxSoccer.tv- Lens vs. Montpellier

11am- FoxSoccer.tv- Lille vs. Brest

11am- FoxSoccer.tv- Nancy vs. Monaco

11am- FoxSoccer.tv- Nice vs. Toulouse

11am- FoxSoccer.tv- Burton Albion vs. Oxford United (FA Cup)

12:30pm- Fox Soccer Plus- Cardiff City vs. Swansea City (Delayed)

1pm- Azteca America- Puebla vs. Monterrey

1pm- Telemundo- UNAM Pumas vs. Necaxa

1pm- ESPN3.com- Getafe vs. Barcelona

1pm- GolTV- VfB Stuttgart vs. Werder Bremen

2:45pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Palermo vs. Genoa

3pm- GolTV- Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid

3pm- Fox Soccer Plus- Paris St. Germain vs. Olympique Marseille

3:15pm- ESPN3.com- FC Porto vs. Benfica

5pm- Fox Soccer Channel- West Bromwich Albion vs. Manchester City (Delayed)

9pm- ESPN- Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders

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