This weekend's Soccer on TV

This weekend's Soccer on TV

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This weekend's Soccer on TV


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Can there ever be too much soccer to watch? Okay, probably not, but this weekend's slate of soccer on TV is about as loaded as any weekend a soccer fan could hope for.

The list is enormous, with marquee tilts in England, Italy, France and MLS. Want rivalries? How about Manchester United vs. Manchester City? Want beautiful attacking soccer? How about Barcelona-Atletico Madrid? Want a quality MLS clash? You could do much worse than Columbus vs. Chicago.

Worried that you don't have access to all these matches? Setanta Sports just so happens to be offering a free weekend of viewing for DirecTV subscribers, while ESPN2, yes, ESPN2, will have a La Liga doubleheader on Sunday afternoon including Real Madrid. Ever think you'd see the day?

Whatever your taste, there's something for you. With that in mind, here is a look at the Top 10 matches to watch this weekend, as well as the weekend's full TV schedule:


Top 10 Matches to Watch

1. Manchester United vs. Manchester City. The Manchester Derby is always a heated affair, but City's loaded squad has dreams of a title and will need to win at Old Trafford to show it is for real. No Adebayor  or Robinho hurts, but not as much as an in-form Wayne Rooney.

2. Chelsea vs. Tottenham. The top teams in London square off as Tottenham looks to rebound from its loss to Manchester United and Chelsea looks to stay perfect.

3. FC Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid. Want some free-flowing, attacking soccer? This is your match of the weekend. Messi vs. Aguero? Ibrahimovic vs. Forlan? Xavi vs. Simao? Can't miss this one.

4. Chicago Fire vs. Columbus Crew. These teams always have great battles, and it should be no different in this meeting at Toyota Park. Will Cuauhtemoc Blanco carry the day, or will Guillermo Barros Schelotto carry the champs to victory?

5. Napoli vs. Udinese. Match of the week in Italy features several top strikers as Napoli looks to rebound from a slow start and Udinese tries to climb toward the top of Serie A.

6. Paris St. Germain vs. Lyon. French League title contenders clash in one of the weekend's more underrated match-ups. 

7. Seattle Sounders vs. Chivas USA. No love lost between these teams as the Sounders look to score first win vs. the Goats.

8. Cruz Azul vs. San Luis.

9. Roma vs. Fiorentina. Yes, Roma is struggling, but there's still too much talent in this clash to leave it off the list.

T10. CSKA Moscow vs. Dinamo Moscow. I know, it's too early in the morning, but if you're up why not watch this Moscow Derby?

T10. Schalke 04 vs. VFL Wolfsburg. Can't miss a chance to see the Wolfsburg strike force of Grafite and Edin Dzeco.

This Weekends Soccer on TV


2:30pm- GolTV- Schalke 04 vs. VFL Wolfsburg

7:30pm-MSG/Direct Kick- New England Revolution at New York Red Bulls.

8pm- FSC- Boston University vs. Boston College 

9pm- Galavision- Tecos vs. Morelia

11pm- ESPN2- San Jose Earthquakes vs. Colorado Rapids

11pm- FSC- Vancouver White Caps vs. Cleveland City Stars


7:45am- ESPN2- Burnley vs. Sunderland

9:25am- ESPN360/ESPN Deportes- Bayern Munich vs. Nurnberg

9:45am- FSC- Arsenal vs. Wigan

10am- FSE- Aston Villa vs. Portsmouth

11:55am- ESPN360/ESPN Deportes- Deportivo La Coruna vs. Espanyol

12pm- FSE- Napoli vs. Udinese

12:15pm- FSC- West Ham United vs. Liverpool

12:55pm- Setanta Sports USA- Nice vs. Monaco

2pm- ESPN360/ESPN Deportes- Osasuna vs. Sevilla

2:45pm- ESPN360- Juventus vs. Livorno

3pm- Setanta Sports USA-Marseille vs. Montpelier

3pm- FSC- Seattle Sounders vs. Chivas USA

4pm- GolTV-Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid

4:15pm- ESPN360- Sporting Braga vs. Porto

5:30pm- FSC-Bolton vs. Stoke City (Delayed)

6pm- Azteca America/ESPN Deportes- Cruz Azul vs. San Luis

6:45pm- Setanta Sports USA- Hull City vs. Birmingham City

7pm- Azteca America- Puebla vs. Pumas

8pm- Telemundo- Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Jaguares

8pm- Telefutura- Pachuca vs. Monterrey

8pm- GolTV- Santa Fe vs. Junior

8:30pm- Direct Kick- Houston Dynamo vs. Real Salt Lake

8:30pm- Direct Kick- Kansas City Wizards vs. FC Dallas

10pm- Telemundo- Atlante vs. Santos Laguna

10:15pm- Setanta SPorts USA- Cardiff City vs. Queens Park Rangers

10:30pm- Direct Kick- Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Toronto FC

3am- FSC- Brisbane Roar vs. Perth Glory


6am- Setanta Sports USA- CSKA Moscow vs. Dynamo Moscow

8:30am- ESPN360- Feyenoord vs. PSV Eindhoven

8:30am- ESPN360- VVV Venlo vs. Ajax

8:30am- Setanta Sports USA- Manchester United vs. Manchester City

8:55am- ESPN360- Cagliari vs. Inter Milan

9am- FSC/FSE- AC Milan vs. Bologna

9:30am- ESPN360- Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Hamburg SV

10:30am- ESPN Deportes- Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Hamburg SV (Delayed)

11am- Setanta Sports USA- Lens vs. Lille

11am- FSC/FSE- Chelsea vs. Tottenham

11am- GolTV- Athletic Bilbao vs. Villarreal

1pm- ESPN2/ESPN Deportes/ESPN360- Real Madrid vs. Xerez

1pm- Telemundo- Toluca vs. Atlas

1pm- Setanta Sports USA- Wolves vs. Fulham

1pm- GolTV- Bayer Leverkusen vs. Werder Bremen

2:30pm- FSC/FSE- Roma vs. Fiorentina

2:55pm- ESPN/ESPN2/ESPN Deportes/ESPN360- Valencia vs. Sporting Gijon

3pm- Setanta Sports USA- Paris St. Germain vs. Lyon

3pm- Telefutura- Chicago Fire vs. Columbus Crew

3pm- GolTV- Santo Andre vs. Sao Paulo

5pm- FSC- Boston University vs. Harvard (women's soccer)

5pm- Univision- Queretaro vs. Club America

7pm- FSC- Everton vs. Blackburn (Delayed)

7pm- FSE- San Lorenzo vs. Racing


What matches are you most looking forward to? Which do you think is the best? Who do you see winning the Manchester and London Derbies?

Share your thoughts below.

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