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This weekend’s soccer on TV

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Admit it, watching Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi play is one of the great joys of your soccer-loving life.

What’s not to love about the two Argentine stars? When they play together, their understanding of each other, speed and skill are breathtaking. When they play against each other, you can bet that they are both trying to show each other up.

This weekend offers us the special treat of Aguero vs. Messi. Sure, there will be plenty of other stars on the field when Barcelona takes on Atletico Madrid this weekend, but chances are Messi and Aguero will attracting the most attention from you and defenders.

That is why Atletico/Barca is the marquee match-up this week, leading the Top Five of matches to watch this week. Check out the Top 5, as well as this weekend’s soccer TV schedule, after the jump:

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Top Five matches to watch.

1. Atletico Madrid at Barcelona. You can rest assured there will be some great attacking soccer on display as Atletico’s loaded offense looks to upset Barca at the Nou Camp.

2. Aston Villa at Chelsea. Villa may be second only to Liverpool this season in terms of being impressive in EPL play. Now we will see just how good Aston Villa is against a Chelsea squad reeling from injuries, but also playing at Stamford Bridge, where the Blues haven’t lost in 100 years (give or take 98 years).

3. Liverpool at Manchester City. This match would have just a little more buzz of City hadn’t been trounced last week. Even with that. Manchester City is tough at home and Robinho should cause serious problems for Liverpool. The real quest is whether Richard Dunne and the City defense can contain Fernando Torres.

4. Montreal Impact at Vancouver White Caps. Why should you, as an American, watch this match? Any fan can appreciate the rivalry, both these teams just might be in MLS one day, and Montreal goalkeeper Matt Jordan just might be playing for your MLS team next year.

5. Newcastle at Everton. Please remember my philosophy that sometimes, when struggling teams square off, we get a gem of a game between two teams just going for broke. I think this match just might be one of those. No, you don’t want to see Tim Howard involved in a high-scoring affair, but this one could wind up as one.

This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

FRIDAY

  • 8pm- FSC- West Virginia at Connecticut

SATURDAY

  • 7:30am- Setanta USA- Queens Park Rangers at Birmingham
  • 10am- FSC- Fulham at West Bromwich Albion
  • 10am- Setanta USA- Arsenal at Sunderland
  • 11:30am- GolTV- VFB Stuttgart at Werder Bremen
  • 12:30pm- FSC- Manchester United at Blackburn
  • 2pm- GolTV- Real Betis at Villarreal
  • 2:30pm- FSC- Bologna at Inter Milan
  • 3:15pm- Setanta USA- Valenciennes at Lille
  • 4pm- GolTV- Atletico Madrid at Barcelona
  • 4:30pm- FSC- Lazio at Lecce
  • 7:15pm- GolTV- Santa Fe at Cali
  • 7:30pm- FSC- Chivas USA at D.C. United
  • 7:30pm- HDNet- Los Angeles Galaxy at Columbus Crew
  • 7:30pm- MSG- Toronto FC at New York Red Bulls
  • 8:30pm- Setanta USA- Southampton at Coventry
  • 3am- FSC- Central Coast Mariners at Adelaide United

SUNDAY

  • 10am- FSC- Liverpool at Manchester City
  • 10am- Setanta USA- Aston Villa at Chelsea
  • 11am- GolTV- Wolfsburg at Schalke 04
  • Noon- FSC- Palermo at Juventus
  • 1pm- GolTV- Valencia at Valladolid
  • 2:30pm- FSC-Cagliari at AC Milan
  • 3pm- GolTV- Espanyol at Real Madrid
  • 3pm- Telefutura- Chicago Fire at Kansas City Wizards
  • 3pm- Setanta USA- Paris St. Germain at AS Nancy Lorraine
  • 4:30pm- FSC- Newcastle at Everton
  • 5pm- Setanta USA- Bolton at West Ham United
  • 6:30pm- FSC- Montreal Impact at Vancouver White Caps
  • 10pm- Setanta USA- Stoke City at Portsmouth
  • 11pm- FSC- Estudiantes at Boca Juniors

Which match or matches will you be looking forward to the most? Which matches would you like to see me do a running commentary on? Which match will you absolutel avoid at all costs?

Share your thoughts below.

Comments

  1. Ives,

    In addition to Q&A, this is a great blog feature. It would be great if you could make a Monday morning centerback feature the best game of the weekend.

    I’m most looking forward to:

    Fulham at West Bromwich Albion

    Arsenal at Sunderland

    Manchester United at Blackburn

    Real Betis at Villarreal

    Bologna at Inter Milan

    Atletico Madrid at Barcelona

    Chivas USA at D.C. United

    Toronto FC at New York Red Bulls

    Liverpool at Manchester City

    Aston Villa at Chelsea

    Palermo at Juventus

    Cagliari at AC Milan

    Espanyol at Real Madrid

    Chicago Fire at Kansas City Wizards

    Paris St. Germain at AS Nancy Lorraine

    Newcastle at Everton

    Montreal Impact at Vancouver White Caps

    Estudiantes at Boca Juniors

    I’d like to see a running commentary on the New York Red Bulls – Toronto FC game.

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  2. NONE — No American TV coverage of the train-wreck that is Tottenham??? This is America people, we thrive on watching train-wrecks….I’m sad….Plus Hull is a cute story!

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  3. NO, LA will win and who could miss the crew stadium? Is the only thing in the middle of nowhere! LOL

    so, games to watch!!

    Manchester United at Blackburn

    Atletico Madrid at Barcelona

    Los Angeles Galaxy at Columbus Crew

    Liverpool at Manchester City

    Cagliari at AC Milan

    Espanyol at Real Madrid

    Estudiantes at Boca Juniors

    Nice FUTBOL weekend, not SOCCER people – REAL FOOTBALL!

    IVES next time can you also put Pacific time the east coast is not that important to only go by that time!!!

    I don’t think on the east coast they even no know to play FOOTBALL (real football) since they just call it soccer!

    hahahaha

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  4. might make the trip up to see the friday night game @ uconn, other than that def looking forward to the PSG match. I’ve been looking for dutch and french games since the start of the season.

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  5. Brant is delirious. 6-0 is a bit more realistic.

    I’ll be driving up to Vancouver for the #4 game. I’ll come back with the answer to “what language do Canadian fans use to jeer each other?”

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  6. Messi looked better in the Olympics but from La Liga play you are spot on Ives. Best players in the world to watch right now.

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  7. Go Go Newcastle!

    Go Go GoGoGo Newcastle!

    Oh, and the Crew beats LA 5-2 to lock up the Supporter’s Shield. Wanna get to LA? Get on I-71!

    (for those not in-the-know, Crew Stadium is right off of I71 in the middle of Columbus).

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  8. I love the Central Coast stadium: Beautiful palm trees on an ocean front boulevard. Kind of like the Orange Bowl, minus the threat of imminent death …

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