With the European season winding down and teams fighting desperately for championships, European places and survival in the top flight, this week of soccer action promises to be one of the most intense yet.
There are also some marquee rivalries that will be on display this weekend, including Boca-River and the Milan Derby. Oh, and there’s also Christian Gomez’s first match against D.C. United.
Here are the Top Five games to watch this weekend:
1. Inter Milan vs. AC Milan. The Milan Derby is always intense and always competitive.
2. Boca Juniors vs. River Plate. Not only is this always a great match with unreal atmosphere, it always features some young players who are a few years away from being worldwide stars.
3. Birmingham City at Fulham. Fulham MUST win to keep its hopes of avoiding relegation alive.
4. Everton at Arsenal. Tim Howard’s Toffees need a win here to hold on to its UEFA Cup place.
5. D.C. United at Colorado Rapids. Christian Gomez faces D.C. Unit
ed for the first time. Be there.
Here are the rest of this weekend’s matches on TV:
- 7:30am- Setanta USA- West Ham United at Manchester United
- 9:30am- GolTV- Hannover 96 at Schalke 04
- 9:45am- Setanta USA- Birmingham City at Fulham
- 10am- FSC- Tottenham at Reading
- 11:30am- GolTV- Eintracht Frankfurt at Stuttgart
- Noon- FSC- Sunderland at Bolton
- 2pm- GolTV- Recreativo Huelva at Atletico Madrid
- 2:30pm- FSC- Portsmouth at Middlesbrough
- 3pm- Setanta USA- Derby County at Blackburn
- 4pm- Deportivo La Coruna at Real Zaragoza
- 5pm- FSC- Women’s Soccer- Australia vs. USA
- 7:15pm- GolTV- Atletico Nacional at Deportivo Pasto
- 7:30pm- FSC- Kansas City Wizards at Columbus Crew
- 8:30pm- HDNet- Chivas USA at Houston Dynamo
- 8:30am- Setanta USA- Everton at Arsenal
- 9am- FSC- Inter Milan at AC Milan
- 11am- FSC- Manhcester City at Liverpool
- 11am- GolTV- Bayern Munich at Wolfsburg
- Noon- Setanta USA- Lille at St. Etienne
- 1pm- GolTV- Valencia at Barcelona
- 2pm- FSC- River Plate at Boca Juniors
- 3pm- Telefutura- D.C. United at Colorado Rapids
- 3pm- GolTV- Real Madrid at Osasuna
- 3pm- Setanta USA- Bordeaux at Marseille
- 4pm- FSC- Fiorentina at Cagliari
- 5pm- GolTV- Getafe at Villarreal
- 5:15pm- Setanta USA- Leceister at Stoke (Coca Cola Championship)
- 7pm- GolTV- Millonarios at Once Caldas
- 11pm- Setanta USA- Hull at Ipswich