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This weekend’s soccer on TV

BenitezWenger (Reuters)

No matter how many people step forward and say the have no chance, Arsenal still isn't giving up on its dreams of an EPL championship.

It doesn't matter that Arsenal is currently eight points behind Liverpool in the standings, or that there are currently four teams ahead of the Gunners in the standings. For Arsene Wenger and his men, there is still hope.

That hope hinges on being able to beat Liverpool this weekend. A win pulls Arsenal to within five points of the leaders. A loss and you can drop the Gunners from the championship conversation.

Another team whose faint title aspirations are on the line this weekend is Villarreal, which currently sits nine points behind runaway La Liga leaders Barcelona. A Villarreal upset win would give the entire league some hope that Barca can still be caught. A loss would be a clear message that you can start chiseling in Barcelona on the Spanish league title trophy.

Those are just two of the top matches to watch this weekend. You also have the Club World Cup final as well as a can't-miss league title playoff match between Buenos Aires rivals San Lorenzo and Boca Juniors.

Here are the Top 10 matches to watch this weekend, as well as the full schedule of matches on TV this weekend. Enjoy:

Top 10 matches to watch

1. Liverpool at Arsenal. The Gunners are in must-win mode if they realistically want to maintain hopes of a league title. Reds can build up its lead while Man Utd is in Japan and Chelsea faces a good Everton test.

2. Barcelona at Villarreal. Having already beaten every other top team in Spain, Barcelona will look to run the table among La Liga's best with a road win against Jozy Altidore and Co.

3. Boca Juniors vs. San Lorenzo. This Buenos Aires rivalry is intense enough, but San Lorenzo can clinch the league title with a win while Boca Juniors could set itself up to win the league with a win here.

4. Manchester United vs. Liga de Quito. The South Americans are the heavy underdogs, but the Club World Cup has seen European powers lose in the final several times in the past. This match might be higher, but how many of you will be seeing this one live at 5am on Sunday?

5. Udinese at AC Milan. This match-up isn't as appealing as it would have been a month ago, before Udinese's recent slide, but there is still enough talent on the field here to make this a fun one to watch.

6. Valencia at Real Madrid. After an inspired performance in defeat last week, Real Madrid can take its first step toward climbing out of sixth place in Spain against a Valencia squad currently in second place.

7. Chelsea at Everton. This Monday clash should be a good one, though records suggest a Chelsea walk. Everton has just one win at home this year while Chelsea is a perfect 8-0 on the road this season in league play.

8. Bordeaux at Monaco. Currently in the pack chasing struggling Ligue 1 leaders Lyon, Bordeaux will look to finish off a struggling Monaco team that may or may not treat American fans to a few minutes of Freddy Adu.

9. Aston Villa at West Ham. Villa could move into third place with a win while Hammers manager Gianfanco Zola will look to have his team build on the team's recent draw vs. Chelsea.

10. Tottenham at Newcastle. Two teams on the bottom half of the EPL table general don't make for good games to watch, but something tells me this will be an entertaining and high-scoring affair.

This weekend's soccer on TV


  • 10am- Setanta USA-Sunderland at Hull 

  • 10am- FSC- Portsmouth at Bolton

  • 12:15pm- Setanta USA- Crystal Palace at Sheffield United

  • 12:30pm- FSC- Aston Villa at West Ham

  • 2pm- GolTV- Valencia at Real Madrid

  • 2:30pm- FSC- Inter Milan at Siena

  • 2:55pm- Setanta USA- Lyon at Caen

  • 3:30pm- Fox Sports Espanol- Boca Juniors vs. San Lorenzo (LIVE)

  • 4pm- GolTV- Atletico Madrid at Espanyol

  • 4:30pm- FSC- Palermo at Lazio

  • 5pm- Setanta USA- Middlesbrough at Fulham

  • 8pm- FSC- Stoke City at Blackburn

  • 11pm- FSC- Boca Juniors vs. San Lorenzo

  • 2:30am- FSC- Gamba Osaka vs. Pachuca (FIFA Club World Cup 3rd-place game)


  • 5:30am- FSC- Manchester United vs. Liga de Quito (FIFA Club World Cup Final)

  • 8:25am- Setanta USA- Manchester City at West Brom

  • 9am- FSC- Napoli at Torino

  • 11am- FSC- Liverpool at Arsenal

  • 11am- GolTV- Sevilla at Mallorca

  • 1pm- GolTV- Barcelona at Villarreal

  • 2:30pm- FSC- Udinese at AC Milan

  • 2:55pm- Setanta USA- Bordeaux at Monaco

  • 5pm- FSC- Tottenham at Newcastle

  • 5:30pm- GolTV- Medellin at America


  • 3pm- Setanta USA- Chelsea at Everton

Which matches are you looking forward to watching? Do you think Arsenal will knock off the league leaders? Can Villarreal slow down Barcelona? Do you see Liga de Quito giving Manchester United a game?

Share your thoughts on this weekend's schedule of games in the comments section below.


  1. Jozy not called by Villarreal this week:

    I guess they read what Soccer America Wrote last week about Jozy:


    Jozy Altidore was subbed in as the lone forward, but looked isolated as he was repeatedly dispossessed or failed to find his teammates on the few occasions he received the ball.

    ” soccer america.

  2. hey Ives, maybe I’m being lazy, but it’d be cool if you could include ESPN360 on here. I know its not exactly TV, but I watch all of this on my laptop anyway so its all the same to me.

  3. I didn’t have much planned for the weekend till I saw the schedule. I could spend all day in the soccer pub on Sunday. 8am – Arsenal/Liverpool, 10am – Barca/Villareal, 12pm – Bordeaux/Monaco. At 2pm I’ll go outside and be blinded by the sunlight.

  4. Liverpool are going to hand Arsenal’s its ass on a silver plate. With Kuyt up top and Gerrard, Reira and Benyaoun on the wings, we have the firepower. Maybe Keane could also pick up some minutes in this match. Im positive with so much time on the sidelines, he should be able to score.


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