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

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

Soccer on TV

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

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Stuart Holden's dream season at Bolton will next take him to the Theater of Dreams, old Trafford, as the Trotters take on Manchester United in one of the weekend's top matches on TV.

This weekend is marked by several high-profile matches for Americans Abroad, but also because this weekend marks the full return of Major League Soccer. Expansion sides Portland and Vancouver will be making their MLS debuts this weekend.

Looking for a heated rivalry? Look no further than the Madrid Derby, with Atletico Madrid playing host to Real Madrid in what should be a shoot-out.

Here is 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. Manchester United vs. Bolton. Stuart Holden and Bolton face a stiff test against an injury-plagued and potentially vulnerable United.

2. Everton vs. Fulham. Tim Howard vs. Clint Dempsey. Enough said.

3. Colorado Rapids vs. Portland Timbers. The defending champion Rapids take on the expansion Timbers in a match with plenty of special meaning.

4. Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid. Best Derby match of the weekend should give us plenty of goals.

5. Chelsea vs. Manchester City. A billion in soccer talent on display (okay, maybe not a billion, but plenty of cash).

6. New York Red Bulls vs. Seattle Sounders. Plenty of attacking talent on display in what should be an entertaining encounter.

7. Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Toronto FC. The first all-Canada Derby match in MLS is also Vancouver's MLS debut.

8. D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew. Charlie Davies will make his professional first team return to action for the first time since the accident that nearly took his life. How will you miss that?

9. San Jose Earthquakes vs. Real Salt Lake. The best team in MLS (RSL) takes on one of the league's 2010 surprises and the returning Golden Boot winner in Chris Wondolowski.

10. Marseille vs. Paris St. Germain. You need some more European variety in your viewing diet so check out this battle of French clubs with Champions League hopes for next season. 

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THIS WEEKEND'S SOCCER ON TV

FRIDAY

5pm- ESPN3.com- Argentina vs. Uruguay (CONMEBOL Under-17 Championship)

7:10pm- ESPN3.com- Peru vs. Bolivia (CONMEBOL Under-17 Championship)

10pm- Galavision- Estudiantes Tecos vs. Tigres UANL

SATURDAY

8:45pm- ESPN2- Tottenham vs. West Ham United

10:30am- GolTV- SC Freiburg vs. Bayern Munich

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

11am- Fox Soccer Plus- West Bromwich Albion vs. Arsenal

11am- FoxSoccer.tv- Aston Villa vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers

11am- FoxSoccer.tv- Stoke City vs. Newcastle United

11am- FoxSoccer.tv- Wigan vs. Birmingham City

1pm- DirecTV- Mallorca vs. Real Zaragoza

1pm- Fox Soccer Plus- Lazio vs. AC Cesena

1:30pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Everton vs. Fulham

1:30pm- ESPN3.com- Borussia Dortmund vs. Mainz 05

2pm- FoxSoccer.tv- Auxerre vs. Sochaux

2pm- FoxSoccer.tv- Brest vs. Lille

2pm- Fox Soccer.tv- Lorient vs. Saint Etienne

2pm- FoxSoccer.tv- Montpellier vs. Lens

2pm- FoxSoccer.tv- Toulouse vs. Nice

3pm- GolTV- Barcelona vs. Getafe

3:45pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Palermo vs. AC Milan

5pm- ESPN3.com- Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid

5:30pm- GolTV- Bragantino vs. Santos

6:30pm- Direct Kick- Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Toronto FC

6:55pm- Azteca America- Cruz Azul vs. Toluca

7pm- ESPN3.com- Chile vs. Venezuela (CONMEBOL Under-17 Championship)

7pm- Telemundo- Monterrey vs. Club America

7:30pm- Direct Kick- D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew

7:30pm- MSG- New York Red Bulls vs. Seattle Sounders

7:30pm- GolTV- Atletico Nacional vs. Cucuta

8:30pm- Direct Kick- FC Dallas vs. Chicago Fire

8:30pm- Direct Kick- Houston Dynamo vs. Philadelphia Union

8:55pm- Galavision- Santos Laguna vs. Morelia

9pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Colorado Rapids vs. Portland Timbers

9pm- Telemundo- Chivas Guadalajara vs. Queretaro

9:10pm- ESPN3.com- Brazil vs. Paraguay (CONMEBOL Under-17 Championship)

10:30pm- Direct Kick- Chivas USA vs. Sporting Kansas City

10:30pm- Direct Kick- San Jose Earthquakes vs. Real Salt Lake

11pm- Galavision- San Luis vs. Atlas (Delayed)

11pm- Telefutura- Atlante vs. Jaguares (Delayed)

SUNDAY

7:30am- Fox Soccer Plus- Fiorentina vs. AS Roma

9:30am- Fox Soccer Plus- Sunderland vs. Liverpool

9:30am- ESPN3.com- PSV Eindhoven vs. Utrecht

10am- ESPN3.com- Juventus vs. Brescia

10am- ESPN3.com- Udinese vs. Catania

10am- Fox Soccer Channel- Inter Milan vs. Lecce

10:30am- ESPN3.com- Bayer Leverkusen vs. Schalke 04

Noon- Fox Soccer Channel- Chelsea vs. Manchester City

Noon- DirecTV- Hercules vs. Osasuna

Noon- ESPN3.com- Racing Santander vs. Real Sociedad

Noon- DirecTV- Malaga vs. Espanyol

Noon- ESPN3.com- Deportivo La Coruna vs. Levante

Noon- FoxSoccer.tv- Caen vs. Arles

2pm- GolTV- Athletic Bilbao vs. Villarreal

2pm- Telemundo- UNAM Pumas vs. Pachuca

2pm- Azteca America- Puebla vs. Necaxa

3:45pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Napoli vs. Cagliari

4pm- GolTV- Valencia vs. Sevilla

4pm- Fox Soccer Plus- Marseille vs. Paris St. Germain

4:15pm- ESPN3.com- FC Porto vs. Academica de Coimbra

8pm- Galavision- Los Angeles Galaxy vs. New England Revolution

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Which matches are you most looking forward to watching? Glad to have MLS back on the schedule? Planning to attend any matches in person?

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