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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With the World Cup Draw dominating the attention of soccer fans throughout the world, it is easy to forget that there are soccer matches to be played this weekend.

The upcoming weekend won't have the number of high-profile matches we saw last week, but there are still top matches on the schedule. Whether it's EPL powers, South American rivalries, or Mexican playoffs, there is something for everybody.

Pro soccer isn't the only option for fans of the beautiful game. The NCAA Women's College Cup is also on TV, as are the Nike Friendlies, which features the U.S. Under-17 national team.

Here is a rundown of SBI's Top Ten Matches to Watch, as well as this weekend's schedule of matches on TV:

SBI's Top Ten Matches to Watch

1. Juventus vs. Inter Milan. Can Juventus close ground on Inter, or will Jose Mourinho's men put a stranglehold on another Scudetto before Christmas? (Yes, this match was dropped off the initial list, but is clearly the top match of the weekend).

2. Manchester City vs. Chelsea. The Citizens have been struggling to record anything but ties, but a win vs. the red-hot Blues would help Man City considerably.

3. Aston Villa vs. Hull City. The past and future of the U.S. national team are set to collide as Jozy Altidore faces Brad Friedel.

4. Deportivo La Coruna vs. Barcelona. A mid-week win vs. Xerez provided a chance to regroup after 'El Clasico', but now comes the biggest surprise in Spain in fifth-place Deportivo.

5. AC Milan vs. Sampdoria. The second and fourth-place teams in Serie A face off as Antonio Cassano looks to outdo Brazilian star Alexandre Pato.

6. Roma vs. Lazio. The Rome Derby is one of the most intense rivalries in world soccer, and it would be higher on this list if not for the fact that the two strugglers didn't have fewer combined points than Inter.

7. Notre Dame vs. North Carolina (Women's College Cup). Women's soccer doesn't usually crack this list, but there should be some good soccer on display between these two powerhouse squads.

8. U.S. Under-17 vs. Brazil Under-17. Since American fans are always searching for the next future star to overhype, what better place to find some new prospects than this match-up?

9. Nacional vs. Penarol. You may not watch much Uruguayan soccer, but this rivalry is one of the fiercest and most underrated in the world. Well worth a viewing.

T10. Toluca vs. Monterrey. The Mexican playoffs are in full swing and while you may hate all things Mexican, this match should be one worth watching.

T10. Fulham vs. Sunderland. The way Clint Dempsey is playing these days American soccer fans will start watching every Fulham match they can catch (though many were already doing that).

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

FRIDAY

5:30pm- ESPN2/ESPNU/ESPN360.com- UCLA vs. Stanford (NCAA Women's College Cup semifinal)

8pm- ESPNU- Notre Dame vs. North Carolina (NCAA Women's College Cup semifinal)

9pm- FSC- USA Under-17 vs. Portugal Under-17 (Nike Friendlies)

9pm- ESPN Deportes- Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Moenchengladbach (Delayed)

SATURDAY

7:30am- ESPN2- Portsmouth vs. Burnley

10am- Setanta USA- West Ham vs. Manchester United

10am- FSC- Arsenal vs. Stoke City

10:15am- RAI- Brescia vs. Empoli

Noon- ESPN Deportes- Xerez vs. Atletico Madrid

Noon- GolTV- Sevilla vs. Real Valladolid

Noon- RAI- AC Milan vs. Sampdoria

12:30pm- FSC- Manchester City vs. Chelsea

1pm- Setanta USA- Valenciennes vs. Monaco

2pm- GolTV- Real Madrid vs. Almeria

2:45pm- FSC/RAI- Juventus vs. Inter Milan

3pm- Setanta USA- Bordeaux vs. Paris St. Germain

4pm- ESPN Deportes- Deportivo La Coruna vs. Barcelona

5pm- FSC- AC Milan vs. Sampdoria (Delayed)

6pm- Azteca America- CD Cruz Azul vs. Morelia

6:30pm- GolTV- Santa Fe vs. Nacional

7pm- FSC- Aston Villa vs. Hull City (Delayed)

8:15pm- GolTV- Atletico Huila vs. Tolima

9pm- FSC- USA Under-17 vs. Brazil Under-17 (Nike Friendlies)

4am- FSC- Perth Glory vs. Brisbane Roar

SUNDAY

6:30am- ESPN Deportes/ESPN360.com- Utrecht vs. Ajax

8:30am- ESPN Deportes/ESPN360.com- RKC Waalwijk vs. PSV Eindhoven

9am- FSC/RAI- Genoa vs. Parma

9:30am- ESPN2- Notre Dame vs. North Carolina (Women's College Cup, REPLAY)

10am- Setanta USA- Fulham vs. Sunderland

11am- DirecTV- Espanyol vs. Racing Santander

11am- DirecTV- Mallorca vs. Real Zaragoza

11am- DirecTV- Malaga vs. Osasuna

11am- FSC- Everton vs. Tottenham

11:30am- ESPN Deportes- Schalke 04 vs. Hertha Berlin

1pm- GolTV- Villarreal vs. Getafe

1pm- Telemundo- Toluca vs. Monterrey

2pm- GolTV- Flamengo vs. Gremio

2:45pm- FSC/RAI- AS Roma vs. Lazio

3pm- ESPN Deportes- Athletic Bilbao vs. Valencia

3pm- Setanta USA- Lille vs. Lyon

5pm- FSC- Velez Sarsfield vs. River Plate (Delayed)

5pm- GolTV- Nacional vs. Penarol (Delayed)

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