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This weekend’s soccer on TV

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The English Premier League is on a break from action while the FA Cup takes center stage in England, but leave it to Serie A to pick up the slack in the marquee match department.

A quartet of quality Italian matches headline the weekend's offerings on the soccer TV schedule. First-place Inter Milan battles fourth-place Napoli in the best match-up of the bunch, while red-hot AS Roma faces equally surprising Palermo.

If you still need some English soccer, Bolton-Tottenham is a good match-up that could even include the Bolton debut for American midfielder Stuart Holden. If you're hoping to see some U.S. national team players in action, you don't have to wait long as Michael Bradley's match for Moenchengladbach vs. Nuremberg is on TV this afternoon.

Here is a rundown of this weekend's Soccer on TV:



2:30pm– GolTV- Borussia Moenchengladbach vs. FC Nurnberg

2:45pm– FSC/RAI- AC Milan vs. Udinese


7am– Setanta USA- Chelsea vs. Cardiff City (FA Cup)

7:30am– FSC- Southhamtpon vs. Portsmouth (FA Cup)

9:30am– ESPN Deportes/ESPN360- Bayer Leverkusen vs. VfL Wolfsburg

10am– FSC/FSE- Derby County vs. Birmingham City (FA Cup)

10am– ESPN Deportes/ Sporting Gijon vs. Valencia

Noon– FSC/FSE/RAI- AS Roma vs. Palermo

12:30pm- Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund

2pm– GolTV- Xerez vs. Real Madrid

2:45pm– FSC/FSE/RAI/ Sampdoria vs. Fiorentina

3pm– Setanta USA- Lyon vs. Lens

3pm– ESPN Deportes- Bayer Leverkusen vs. Wolfsburg

3pm– GolTV- Villarreal vs. Athletic Bilbao

5pm– FSC/FSE- AS Roma vs. Palermo

6pm– Azteca America- Jaguares vs. Queretaro FC

6pm– Telemundo- Monterrey vs. Tigres UANL

6pm– Telefutura- Santos Laguna vs. CD Toluca

6:30pm– GolTV- Nacional vs. Cali

8pm– Telemundo- Chivas Guadalajara vs. Atlante

8pm– Azteca America/ESPN Deportes- Morelia vs. Atlas

8:30pm– GolTV- Deportivo Tolima vs. Junio Barranquilla

10:30pm– GolTV- Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund

2am– FSC- Sydney FC vs. Melbourne Victory


8am– FSC- Bolton vs. Tottenham (FA Cup)

8:30am– ESPN Deportes/ Heracles vs. PSV Eindhoven

9am– FSE/RAI/ Juventus vs. Genoa

9:30am– Schalke 04 vs. Cologne

10am– Setanta USA- Fulham vs. Notts County (FA Cup)

10:45amCrystal Palace vs. Aston Villa (FA Cup)

11am– ESPN Deportes/ Espanyol vs. Deportivo La Coruna

11am– GolTV- Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund (next day delay)

11am– FSC- Bolton vs. Tottenham (FA Cup) (Delayed)

1pm– ESPN2- La Liga Match TBD

1pm– GolTV- Sevilla vs. Osasuna

1pm– Sporting Braga vs. Maritimo

1pm– Telemundo- Pumas UNAM vs. Tecos

1pm– FSE- Puebla vs. Pachuca

1pm– ESPN Deportes- Schalke 04 vs. FC Cologne (Delayed)

2pm– GolTV- Santos FC vs. Rio Claro

2:45pm– FSC/FSE/RAI- Napoli vs. Inter Milan

3pm– ESPN Deportes/ Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona

3pm– Setanta USA- Bordeaux vs. St. Etienne

3pm– Azteca America- Puebla vs. Pachuca

5pm– FSC- Juventus vs. Genoa (Delayed)

5pm- FSE- Independiente vs. Estudiantes

5:30pm– Univision- Club America vs. Cruz Azul

6:45pmSheffield United vs. Bristol City (Delayed)

7pm– FSC- Independiente vs. Estudiantes (Delayed)


Which matches are you most looking forward to?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Dutch is MUCH harder to learn. So if anyone thinks MB got where he is due to nepotism they should understand this guy is pretty sharp, hard working and driven. What he mostly needs is to stop being a walking red card waiting to happen.

  2. He had two other passes equally good in the first half, that just didn’t lead to goals (bad touch by striker, good defending, etc.).

  3. Love hearing Landon is getting some love. Let’s just hope Capello doesn’t put a bounty on him for unintentionally breaking Cole’s ankle.

    FYI, the Rayados vs. Tigres game is on Sunday, NOT Saturday as listed.

  4. yeah understood, haha. He’s growing into those types of players though, and I’m thoroughly convinced he could walk into one of the big f our teams and break into the first team eventually.

  5. That said… it’s probably a little early to put baby Bradley in such elite company as you did. He’s freakin’ good, though, and the allegations of nepotism need to just stop.

  6. Can’t understand every word, because he’s excited, but the commentator pretty much messes in his drawers over Bradley’s pass. “Picture book.”

    He thinks the second Gladbach goal should have been called back, though, and I tend to agree.

  7. In the same spirit,but more in tune with the location of the game, el clásico regiomontano or el clásico regio.

    I’ll DVR it to see how Castillo plays, won’t be able to watch live.


    Bradley’s pass is in the replay of the first goal.

    Excellent ball by Michael. He’s kind of turning into a Xabi Alonso-Michael Ballack-Steven Gerrard type of player. That may be the wrong way to describe it, but what I mean is that he can influence the game from deep positions by spraying the ball around, while making excellent dynamic runs forward to combine with the players in the attacking third, as well as helping defensively by making crunching tackles and closing the passing lanes.

  9. I know it’s completely off topic, but more important.

    Everyone please say a prayer for Nodar Kumaritashvili and his family. He’s the Georgian luger who died today on his final practice run before the start of the winter Olympics. He was traveling 88 mph before losing control and hitting a steel column.

  10. Totally off the topic but I thought you might enjoy these quotes from an article on –

    Landon Donovan set up Saha’s first against Chelsea and has impressed since arriving at Goodison in January. And the Blues the Club captain says England will have singled out the American as the danger man in the USA line up when they two sides meet in the World Cup this summer.

    The on-loan LA Galaxy player has a string of impressive performances under his belt in recent weeks.

    But Neville says his showing against Chelsea is his best so far.

    The skipper says Fabio Capello will have paid close attention to Donovan and the way he kept Ashely Cole out of the game before the left-bacl was forced off with a serios ankle injury.

    “Landon was asked to do a job against Ashley Cole. The question the manager asked Landon before the game was ‘can you pose Ashley Cole a problem?'” revealed Neville.

    “Well he did that, he totally nullified Ashley Cole and he posed the whole back four a problem. He was outstanding.”

    Donovan must return to the States next month and join back up with the Galaxy for the start of the MLS season.

    But Neville hopes he could return to Everton in the future.

    “For me playing at right back with him in front of me has made my job easier,” he revealed.

    “It has been a pleasure to play with him. We just hope that maybe this kind of loan arrangement can be done again next season because he has fitted in superbly.”

  11. yeah, until they get a SSS which according to their website is still in the works. It’d be great to hear from Ives about progress on that front, and if any of the pacific NW teams will play on grass.

  12. It is a documentary type show that they are doing that will follow the lives of the professional players they named, in their quest to get ready to play for their national teams as they get ready for the world cup. That’s basically what it’s about and that Torres will be one of the players featured in the show. Hope this was helpful.

  13. I will be at the Hoffenheim-Gladbach match next Friday night. Am sitting in Row 1 to the right of the north end goal in the Rhein Neckar Arena. Hope MB impresses again.

  14. Way off topic but…. the the BC place that has the opening ceremony tonight, this is the same place the White Caps are going to play?

  15. DAMMMIT!

    I would have DVR’d Bradley’s game if I’d known..its a slim pickens weekend for the EuroNats…guess I’ll go outside or something…

  16. ives your credibility is taking a hit. this announcer is way better than schoen and hes been one of the bundesliga announcers on goltv for a long time; do you not watch the german league?

  17. Pato just scored a great goal from an even better Roanldinho pass. Ronaldinho is on fire lately, definitely good to see him back in form.

  18. Bradley played a beautiful through ball down the midfield to release Reuss and resulted in a Caluito goal. Gladbach up 1-0 at the half.

  19. Barcelona and their depleted back line going to the Vicente Calderón to take on Diego Forlán and Atletico Madrid should be fun to watch.


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