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Remember two weeks ago, when you had to wake up bright and early to watch the Merseyside Derby in order to catch a glimpse of Landon Donovan and Tim Howard in a big European match?

Get ready to do it again.

Donovan and Howard lead Everton against red-hot Wayne Rooney and Manchester United in the weekend's marquee match, a match you'll have to wake up early on Saturday morning to see (though seeing it in HD on ESPN2 will make it even more worthwhile).

Everton-Manchester United isn't the only top match in England this weekend. Manchester City takes on Liverpool in a match with major implications in the race for fourth place in the Premier League.

If you're looking for some non-EPL action, you can do worse than the Sao Paulo classico between Palmeiras and Sao Paulo. Inter Milan-Sampdoria also promises to be an entertaining affair.

Here are SBI's Top 10 Matches to Watch, as well as This Weekend's Soccer on TV:


1. Everton vs. Manchester United. Tim Howard and Landon Donovan vs. Wayne Rooney and Sir Alex? You can't afford to sleep in this Saturday.

2. Manchester City vs. Liverpool. The race for fourth place in the Premier League makes this a critical encounter for both teams.

3. Inter Milan vs. Sampdoria. Can surprising Sampdoria pull the upset and climb ahead of Napoi for fourth place, or will Jose Mourinho's men keep their stellar home record intact?

4. FC Porto vs. Sporting Braga. Can Braga regain its place atop the Portuguese standings, or will Porto pull off the win here despite the looming Champions League match vs. Arsenal?

5. Palmeiras vs. Sao Paulo. The Sao Paulo derby should be entertaining, both on the field and in the stands.

6. Werder Bremen vs. Bayer Leverkusen. Bremen need a win to climb back into contention for a Top 5 spot in the Bundesliga while Leverkusen tries to stay ahead of Bayern Munich.

7. West Ham vs. Hull City. Jozy Altidore vs. Jonathan Spector. Enough said.

8. Real Madrid vs. Villarreal. Manuel Pellegrini faces his former club in a match Real Madrid needs to win to keep the pressure on Barcelona.

9. Guadalajara vs. Puebla. Okay, so U.S. national team players are playing, but Guadalajara is playing great soccer and Herculez Gomez has found his scoring touch since moving to Mexico.

10. SC Freiburg vs. Hertha Berlin. Are you one of the many American fans intrigued by Daniel Williams? Here is your chance to watch him play (a must-see for those who are already insisting he be called up without ever having watched him play).



2:30pm– GolTV- Hoffenheim vs. Borussia Moenchengladbach


7:45am– ESPN2- Everton vs. Manchester United

9:30am– ESPN Deportes/ Nurnberg vs. Bayern Munich

9:45am– Setanta USA- Arsenal vs. Sunderland

10am– FSC/FSE- Wolverhampton vs. Chelsea

Noon– GolTV- Deportivo La Coruna vs. Xerez

Noon– Genoa vs. Udinese

12:30pm– FSC/FSE- Portsmouth vs. Stoke City

1pm– Setanta USA- St. Etienne vs. Montpelier

2:30pm– FSC/FSE- Inter Milan vs. Sampdoria

3pm– Setanta USA- Paris St. Germain vs. Toulouse

4pm– ESPN Deportes/ Mallorca vs. Sevilla

5pm– Setanta USA- West Ham vs. Hull City (Delayed)

5pm– FSC- Genoa vs. Udinese (Delayed)

5:30pm– FSE- Jaguares vs. Pachuca

6pm– Telemundo- Monterrey vs. Queretaro

6:30pm– GolTV- Nacional vs. Junior

8pm– Telemundo/mun2- Chivas Guadalajara vs. Puebla

8pm– ESPN Deportes- Morelia vs. Toluca

8pm– FSE- Genoa vs. Udinese (Delayed)

8:30pm– GolTV- Millonarios vs. Cucuta

9:45pm– Telefutura- San Luis vs. Atlante


8:30am- Deportes- PSV Eindhoven vs. Rotterdam

9am- Setanta USA- Aston Villa vs. Burnley

9am- AS Roma vs. Catania

9am- Bologna vs. Juventus

9:30am- SC Freiburg vs. Hertha Berlin

10am- FSC- Manchester City vs. Liverpool

10:30am- ESPN Deportes- SC Freiburg vs. Hertha Berlin (Delayed)

11am- DirecTV- Athletic Bilbao vs. Tenerife

11am- DirecTV- Malaga vs. Espanyol

11am- DirecTV- Real Zaragoza vs. Sporting Gijon

11am- Setanta USA- Marseille vs. AS Nancy Lorraine

11:15am- FSE- Wigan vs. Tottenham

Noon- FSC- Wigan vs. Tottenham (Delayed)

1pm- GolTV- Almeria vs. Atletico Madrid

1pm- Setanta USA- Fulham vs. Birmingham (Delayed)

1pm- Telemundo- UNAM Pumas vs. Atlante

1pm- FSE- Manchester City vs. Liverpool (Delayed)

2:45pm- FSC/FSE- AS Bari vs. AC Milan

3pm- Setanta USA- Stade Rennes vs. Lille

3pm- ESPN Deportes/ Real Madrid vs. Villarreal

3pm- GolTV- Palmeiras vs. Sao Paulo

3:15pm- FC Porto vs. Sporting Braga

5pm- Univision- Club America vs. UANL Tigres

5pm- Telefuturas- Santos Laguna vs. Tecos

5pm- FSC- AS Roma vs. Catania (Delayed)

5pm- ESPN Deportes- Indios vs. Cruz Azul (Delayed)

5pm- FSE- River Plate vs. Arsenal de Sarandi

5pm- GolTV- Werder Bremen vs. Bayer Leverkusen (Delayed)

5pm- Azteca America- Jaguares vs. Pachuca (Delayed)

10pm- Setanta USA- Everton vs. Manchester United (Delayed)


Which matches are you most looking forward to seeing? Plan on waking up early to catch Everton-Man United? Looking forward to seeing Daniel Williams play?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. How can Lando phathom giving up playing the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, Sporting x2, Man U and Spurs in the period of 22 days?

    Will Donovan be playing against the Revolution on March 27th?

    Or Wolverhampton?

    Answers: I can’t. Wolves.

  2. yuup same here gotta get up at 4 there is absolutely no way ima miss dat one lol itll give us a sample of wat mite be with the usa against england lol i cant wait lol

  3. The Everton/Manchester United Replay will be on ESPN360 right? Because there is no way in hell I’m getting up at 4:30 am on a saturday

  4. ives, please continue this “top matches to watch list”

    i hate missing a high profile match just because other worries take my mind away from the game

    this list makes it easier on us

  5. Not a devotee, just quoting. I think he’s funny in some areas, obviously hate his outlook on soccer.

    I don’t mind being up to see this game live though. Can always go back for a siesta when necessary.

  6. Anyone know what time the Hull city v. West Ham game is (Eastern time) for those of us who don’t get setanta and want to stream it?

  7. Oh, right…the match. Donovan against Evra whould be interesting. I doubt the USA faces France in South Africa, but it should still be a good gauge of Landon’s ability against world class players and to see if his performance against Cole/Zhirkov/Chelsea was a fluke.


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