This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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The last major international tournament of the summer kicks off on Friday, with the FIFA Under-20 World Cup beginning in Colombia.

Some marquee matchups highlight the opening days of group play, as Argentina and Mexico square off Friday night, and Portugal meets Uruguay and host Colombia takes on France on Saturday night.

High-profile international club friendlies also make their way onto the calendar, with Barcelona and Manchester United playing for the first time since May's UEFA Champions League final and Inter Milan and Manchester City going head-to-head in Ireland.

While the New York Red Bulls won't be playing a league game this weekend, they will be in action overseas in the Emirates Cup, taking on Paris-St. Germain and Arsenal in consecutive days. The more intriguing MLS games of the weekend are Friday's Philadelphia-Colorado matchup and Saturday's Real Salt Lake-Columbus tilt.

Here is this weekend's soccer on TV:



6:30 p.m. – ESPN3.com/Galavision – Argentina vs. Mexico (U-20 World Cup)

6:30 p.m. – ESPN3.com – Austria vs. Panama (U-20 World Cup)

7:30 p.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – Philadelphia Union vs. Colorado Rapids

10 p.m. – ESPN3.com/Galavision – Brazil vs. Egypt (U-20 World Cup)


8:30 a.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – Chelsea vs. Aston Villa

9 a.m. – ESPN3.com – New York Red Bulls vs. Paris-St. Germain

9 a.m. – Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv – Airtricity League XI vs. Manchester City

11:15 a.m. – ESPN3.com – Arsenal vs. Boca Juniors

11:30 a.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – Inter Milan vs. Celtic

5:30 p.m. – GOLTV – Flamengo vs. Gremio

6 p.m. – ESPN3.com – Cameroon vs. New Zealand (U-20 World Cup)

6 p.m. – ESPN3.com – Mali vs. South Korea (U-20 World Cup)

6 p.m. – Telefutura – Queretaro vs. Tigres UANL

7 p.m. – ESPN2/ESPN3.com – Barcelona vs. Manchester United

7:30 p.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Los Angeles Galaxy

8 p.m. – Telemundo – Monterrey vs. Tijuana

8 p.m. – Telefutura – Santos Laguna vs. Atlante

8:30 p.m. – MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live – Houston Dynamo vs. Seattle Sounders

8:30 p.m. – MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live – Sporting Kansas City vs. New England Revolution

9 p.m. – MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live – Real Salt Lake vs. Columbus Crew

9 p.m. – ESPNU/ESPN3.com/Galavision – Colombia vs. France (U-20 World Cup)

9 p.m. – ESPN3.com – Portugal vs. Uruguay (U-20 World Cup)

10 p.m. – Telefutura – San Luis vs. Estudiantes Tecos

10:30 p.m. – MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live – San Jose Earthquakes vs. D.C. United

11 p.m. – MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live – Portland Timbers vs. Toronto FC


9 a.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – Airtricity League XI vs. Celtic

9 a.m. – ESPN3.com – Paris-St. Germain vs. Boca Juniors

11:30 a.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – Arsenal vs. New York Red Bulls

11:30 a.m. – Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv – Inter Milan vs. Manchester City

1 p.m. – Telemundo – Toluca vs. America

1 p.m. – Azteca America – Morelia vs. Pumas UNAM

1 p.m. – ESPN Deportes – Puebla vs. Pachuca

3 p.m. – GOLTV – Fluminense vs. Palmeiras

4 p.m. – ESPNU/ESPN3.com/Galavision – Costa Rica vs. Spain (U-20 World Cup)

4 p.m. – ESPN3.com – Nigeria vs. Guatemala (U-20 World Cup)

6 p.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – Philadelphia Independence vs. Atlanta Beat

7 p.m. – Galavision – FC Dallas vs. Chivas USA

7 p.m. – ESPNU/ESPN3.com – Australia vs. Ecuador (U-20 World Cup)

7 p.m. – ESPN3.com – Croatia vs. Saudi Arabia (U-20 World Cup)

  • bottlcaps

    Although it hasn’t been mentioned heretofor, I was wondering if anybody has heard officially; Did Klinsmann got his wish with more control over youth development/programs?

    After the crash of the US U20’s, going out of WC qualifying to Guatemala, and the premature exit of the US U17’s at their WC, it looks like Klinsmann’s wish for change at all levels should have been granted.


  • byob

    Something tells me Backe has been preparing for the Emirates Cup…he hasn’t focused on anything else


  • NATO

    Does this mean the NT careers of Findley, Marshall, Bornstein are now and forever over? Bye EJ


  • NATO

    So is Bedoya for sure heading to Rangers? and what about Michael Bradley or Clint Dempsey? They heading to Italy respectively?


  • jonk

    Bedoya is definitely going to Rangers (assuming he can get a work permit.) The only question is whether Rangers pays for him to come now or waits until January when his contract ends.


  • Migas

    It will be interesting to see how Boca fares also…The WFC should have been more like this


  • RB


    Guess “the doop” must be denying the Rapids the clean sheet with a 93rd minute goal.


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  • RB

    Fox commentators said it was the “coach’s decision” not to play him and that they had been given no further info as to what that might mean.


  • lprevolution

    How many players did NYRB bring? Two games in two days? They are competing againts over 300 years of history. Henry is correct. Let’s drop the spending cap.


  • Michael F.

    2 NYRB game and Man Utd? This will be a great weekend for me and not so great a weekend for my wife.


  • Dennis

    Never say over for players under 36, or keepers under 42. All they have to do is play better than whoever the alternatives are. Klinsmann will (like nearly all coaches) select the players he thinks will help his team win. Your or my opinion of that player does not matter at all! Even past USMNT experience will matter little if Klinsmann thinks that player will do the best job for him.


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