Good morning folks. Apologies for getting this weekend’s TV schedule out late but I had the ride home from hell yesterday making the trip back from D.C. to Jersey.
This is the last weekend of the English Premier League season, which means the title, European places and relegation spots will be determined on Sunday. The only bad news about the schedule is that all 10 league matches begin at the same time, meaning only two will be airing live (three if you count Fulham at Portsmouth, which will be on pay per view, and who isn’t buying that game?).
Here are this weekend’s Top Five Matches on TV:
1. Fulham at Portsmouth. No, the EPL title won’t be on the line here but the task is clear for Fulham. Win and they survive another season in the EPL. Lose and they very likely are relegated. You can’t miss that sort of drama.
2. Manchester United at Wigan. Man U wins and they are the champions again. Tie or lose and the Red Devils likely open the door for Chelsea to take the crown.
3. Mallorca at Barcelona. The post-Rijkaard era begins with Barcelona needing a win to lock up third place in La Liga. Yes, you read that right.
4. New York Red Bulls at Los Angeles Galaxy. The last time these teams played they combined for nine goals. And that was without Abel Xavier playing. Imagine what happens tonight with Xavier going up against Juan Pablo Angel and Jozy Altidore?
5. Newcastle at Everton. Can Tim Howard and Everton clinch a UEFA Cup berth or can Newcastle spoil the part and give Aston Villa hope?
Here are the rest of the weekend’s matches on TV:
- 9:30am- GolTV- Hannover 96 at Werder Bremen
- 11:30am- GolTV- Eintracht Frankfurt at Schalke 04
- 1:30pm- GolTV- Wolfsburg at VFB Stuttgart
- 7:30pm- GolTV- Bucamaranga at Millonarios
- 8:30pm- FSC- Colorado Rapids at Houston Dynamo
- 9:30pm- GolTV- Emelec at Barcelona (Ecuador)
- 10:30pm- HDNet and MSG- New York Red Bulls at Los Angeles Galaxy
- 6:30am- Setanta USA- Hull at Watford (Coca Cola Championship semifinal)
- 10am- FSC- Bolton at Chelsea
- 10am- Setanta USA- Manchester United at Wigan
- 10am- Setanta Sports Xtra- Fulham at Portsmouth (Live)
- Noon- FSC- Liverpool at Tottenham
- 12:30pm- Setanta USA- Fulham at Portsmouth
- 2pm- FSC- Newcastle at Everton
- 2:15pm- Setanta USA- Blackburn at Birmingham City
- 3pm- GolTV- Real Madrid at Real Zaragoza
- 3pm- Telefutura- New England Revolution at Chivas USA
- 4pm- Setanta USA- Reading at Derby
- 5pm- GolTV- Mallorca at Barcelona
- 5pm- FSC- Siena at Inter Milan
- 7pm- FSC- Atalante at AS Roma
- 7pm- GolTV- Nacional at Penarol (Uruguay)
- 10pm- GolTV- Espanyol at Villarreal
- 11pm- FSC- Gimnasia at River Plate