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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You'd be hard-pressed to find a match with more storylines heading into it than this weekend's installment of the Milan Derby.

As if the rivalry didn't have enough history, you also have AC Milan and Inter Milan squaring off in a battle for first place in Serie A, as well as Leonardo leading his new team against the same AC Milan side he managed last year.

This weekend's slate of matches on TV features top battles all over the world. Whether it's first-place Palmeiras taking on Santos in Brazil, or FC Twente facing PSV Eindhoven in a battle of the Netherlands' best, third-place Villarreal playing host to defending Spanish champions Barcelona, to Bayer Leverkusen facing Hannover 96 in a match-up of two of the top three teams in Germany, there is something for every international preference.

If MLS is more your thing then this week's schedule has a few good treats as well. The Los Angeles Galaxy plays host to the surprising Philadelphia Union, while San Jose looks to keep Seattle's early-season struggles going.

Here is a closer look at This Weekend's Soccer on TV, starting with SBI's Top Ten Matches to Watch:

SBI'S TOP TEN MATCHES TO WATCH

1. AC Milan vs. Inter Milan. Milan derby, first place on the line. Can't-miss.

2. Villarreal vs. Barcelona. Can Giuseppe Rossi keep scoring goals? WIll Lionel Messi be healthy enough to work his magic?

3. Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Philadelphia Union. The Philly Union's hot start will face its toughest test in a road trip to Home Depot Center to face a Galaxy team needing a win.

4. Borussia Dortmund vs. Hannover 96. With Bayern Munich lurking, and second-place Bayer Leverkusen within striking distance, Dortmund and Hannover face off in a match both need points from.

5. Napoli vs. Lazio. Napoli is within arm's reach of the Milan clubs in Serie A, but Lazio needs a road win here to push for a Champions League place.

6. Everton vs. Aston Villa. Tim Howard vs. Brad Friedel. Enough said

7. Panama vs. USA (CONCACAF Under-20 Championships). The match may be meaningless, but it will give us a chance to catch a glimpse of some future American stars.

8. Santos vs. Palmeiras. First-place Palmeiras takes on a Santos side ready to make a move up the standings.

9. FC Twente vs. PSV Eindhoven. Another clash of table-toppers, with Oguchi Onyewu a potential participant.

10. Benfica vs. FC Porto. Porto is running away with the league, but its unbeaten record will be tested at Benfica.

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THIS WEEKEND'S SOCCER ON TV

FRIDAY

7:30pm- Fox Soccer Channel– Columbus Crew vs. FC Dallas

8pm- ESPN3.com– Canada vs. Costa Rica (CONCACAF Under-20 Championship)

10pm- ESPN3.com– Trinidad & Tobago vs. Mexico (CONCACAF Under-20 Championship)

10:10pm- Azteca America– Necaxa vs. Chivas Guadalajara

SATURDAY

7:45am- ESPN2– West Ham United vs. Manchester United

7:45am- Fox Soccer Plus– Leeds United vs. Nottingham Forest

9:30am- GolTV– Borussia Dortmund vs. Hannover 96

10am- Fox Soccer Channel– Stoke City vs. Chelsea

10am- Fox Soccer Plus– West Bromwich Albion vs. Liverpool

10am- FoxSoccer.tv– Birmingham City vs. Bolton

10am- FoxSoccer.tv– Everton vs. Aston Villa

10am- FoxSoccer.tv– Newcastle United vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers

10am- FoxSoccer.tv– Wigan Athletic vs. Tottenham

Noon- ESPN3.com– Real Madrid vs. Sporting Gijon

Noon- Fox Soccer Plus– Brescia vs. Bologna

12:30pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Arsenal vs. Blackburn

12:45pm- ESPN3.com– FC Twente vs. PSV Eindhoven

1pm- Direct Kick– Toronto FC vs. Chivas USA

1pm- FoxSoccer.tv– Arles vs. Monaco

1pm- FoxSoccer.tv– Lille vs. Caen

1pm- FoxSoccer.tv– Nancy vs. Bordeaux

1pm- FoxSoccer.tv– Paris St. Germain vs. Lorient

1pm- FoxSoccer.tv– Stade Rennes vs. Auxerre

1pm- FoxSoccer.tv– Sochaux vs. Brest

2pm- GolTV– Getafe vs. Valencia

2:45pm- Fox Soccer Channel– AC Milan vs. Inter Milan

3pm- FoxSoccer.tv– Toulouse vs. Montellier

3pm- ESPN2– England vs. USA (Women's Soccer)

4pm- GolTV– Villarreal vs. Barcelona

4pm- Fox Soccer Plus- Wigan vs. Tottenham (Delayed)

5pm- Fox Soccer Channel– Everton vs. Aston Villa

6pm- ESPN3.com– Panama vs. USA (CONCACAF Under-20 Championship)

7pm- Direct Kick– Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Sporting Kansas City

7pm- Azteca America– Jaguares vs. UNAM Pumas

7:30pm- Direct Kick– New England Revolution vs. Portland Timbers

7:30pm- MSG/Direct Kick– New York Red Bulls vs. Houston Dynamo

7:30pm- GolTV– America de Cali vs. Deportivo Cali

8pm- ESPN3.com– Honduras vs. Guatemala  (CONCACAF Under-20 Championship)

8:55pm- Telefutura– Santos Laguna vs. Cruz Azul

9:30pm- GolTV– Junior Barranquilla vs. Real Cartagena

10:30pm- Direct Kick– Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Philadelphia Union

10:30pm- Direct Kick– San Jose Earthquakes vs. Seattle Sounders

11pm- Telefutura– Atlas vs. Estudiantes Tecos

SUNDAY

6:30am- Fox Soccer Plus– Napoli vs. Lazio

8:30am- Fox Soccer Plus– Fulham vs. Blackpool

9am- Fox Soccer Channel– Catania vs. Palermo

9am- ESPN3.com– Lecce vs. Udinese

9:30am- ESPN3.com– FC Cologne vs. FC Nurnberg

11am- Fox Soccer Channel– Manchester City vs. Sunderland

11am- ESPN3.com– Espanyol vs. Racing Santander

11am- DirecTV– Levante vs. Malaga

11am- DirecTV– Deportivo La Coruna vs. Mallorca

11am- FoxSoccer.tv– Nice vs. Olympique Lyon

11am- FoxSoccer.tv– Saint Etienne vs. Valenciennes

1pm- GolTV– Sevilla vs. Real Zaragoza

1pm- Azteca America– Morelia vs. Pachuca

2:45pm- Fox Soccer Channel– AS Roma vs. Juventus

3pm- ESPN3.com– Osasuna vs. Atletico Madrid

3pm- Fox Soccer Plus– Lens vs. Olympique Marseille

3pm- GolTV– Santos vs. Palmeiras

3:30pm- ESPN3.com– Benfica vs. FC Porto

5pm- Univision– Club America vs. Puebla

7pm- Galavision– Colorado Rapids vs. D.C. United

7pm- ESPN3.com– Brazil vs. Ecuador (Copa Sudamericana U-20 Championship)

9pm- ESPN3.com– Argentina vs. Colombia  (Copa Sudamericana U-20 Championship)

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Which matches are you most looking forward to? How many matches will you be watching this weekend? Who do you see winning the Milan Derby?

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