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The Spanish First Division title race has two weeks to go, but this week very likely offers Real Madrid's last chance to catch FC Barcelona.

Barcelona leads Real Madrid by a point, and with the defending champions ending their season against relegation-bound Valladolid, today's match at Sevilla could offer the last chance for Real Madrid to catch up. Real Madrid has to take care of its own business by beating a tough Athletic Bilbao side.

Today also features the Mexican League playoffs, with Pachuca facing Monterrey on the road with a chance to advance to the playoff tournament semifinal.

If you will be watching today's action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (Today's TV Schedule is after the jump):

Today's Soccer on TV

9:30am– ESPN3- Hertha Berlin vs. Bayern Munich

9:30am– ESPN3- Mainz 05 vs. Schalke 04

9:30am– GolTV- Werder Bremen vs. Hamburg

10am– Fox Soccer Plus- Leeds vs. Bristol Rovers

11:30am– GolTV- Borussia Moenchengladbach vs. Bayer Leverkusen (Delayed)

3pm– ESPN2/ESPN3- Real Madrid vs. Athletic Bilbao

3pm– GolTV- Sevilla vs. Barcelona

3pm– DirecTV- Espanyol vs. Osasuna

3pm– DirecTV- Xerez vs. Real Zaragoza

3pm– DirecTV- Getafe vs. Malaga

3pm– ESPN3- Sporting Gijon vs. Atletico Madrid

3pm– ESPN3- Deportivo La Coruna vs. Mallorca

3:30pm– Direct Kick- Chicago Fire vs. Toronto FC

4pm– Telefutura- Seattle Sounders vs. Los Angeles Galaxy

4pm– Direct Kick- Real Salt Lake vs. Philadelphia Union

5pm– ESPN Deportes- Deportivo La Coruna vs. Mallorca (Delayed)

7pm– FSC/FSE- Columbus Crew vs. New England Revolution

7pm– Telemundo- Monterrey vs. Pachuca

9pm– Azteca America- Leon vs. Necaxa

9pm– Telemundo- Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Morelia

9pm– Direct Kick- FC Dallas vs. D.C. United

9:30pm– GolTV- Medellin vs. Huila

10pm– Direct Kick- San Jose Earthquakes vs. New York Red Bulls

10:30pm– Direct Kick- Chivas USA vs. Houston Dynamo


  1. Lets hope that the spanish minnows have more pride than the english ones who folded 4-0, 4-0, and 8-0 in the final week.
    It wasnt an embarassment like the Inter-Lazio game but then again, the italian league is a constant embarassement from the offices all the way down to the diving vaginas.

    All I want is competitive games. The EPL failed to do that in the last week, let’s hope the spanish league succeeds.

  2. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL DEL PACHUCA. Nice assist by Gringo Torres for the match winning goal, and to assure the aggregate victory.

  3. The Mexican league playoff are a little soft this year. Particularly, Guadalajara. You can’t win when five of your players are gone filling stadiums in the US. I’m hoping Pachuca (Torrez) moves on past Monterrey. They’re out if the overall score is a tie.

  4. ya i agree, i think it’s fair to say that (as much as we all love charlie and his optimism) the several reports out of the club saying he would not play this year are accurate. who knows, maybe he’ll get in next week but it looks very unlikely at this point

  5. Just saw Charlie tweet “Watching my club FC Sochaux vs Bordeaux. Man do I wish I was out there! Last week of the season coming up! The hard work will never stop!!!”

    Kind of makes me wonder if he’s getting annoyed that he’s not being played yet. To be fair to Sochaux, I can understand why they would just want to just wait until next season to play him.

    But I can’t wait to see Charlie Davies play against Czech! (I hope)

  6. Messi hasn’t scored in the past 40 minutes and missed a deflection from 8 yards out. In the spirit of turning a misused phrase into a worn useless cliche, I say Messi ‘has disappeared for long stretches of the game’.

  7. This discussion is not as lively as usual. Perhaps I will move over to the “Hanover Avoids Relegation” thread . . . .

  8. It looks like he’s in the 23 — that’s def good news but doesn’t mean he’s making thebench, much less starting.

  9. I cant believe ESPN or FSC didn’t pick up the Sounders-Galaxy game today. Should be a ratings winner. Anyway, 1-1 draw with Zakuani and Donovan each netting a goal, you heard it here first.

  10. in other words, I doubt they’d mind signing a big defender coming off an injury, especially if he has a good world cup. I really wanted him to go there before Milan even signed him. I never thought he’d get any time. The only positive is that if he stays Milan might keep him playing until the 2018 world cup.

  11. I say he should go to Tottenham. They seem to enjoy buying defenders that can’t string 4 games together. Gooch’s injury is definately not as bad. He’ll always get games, in the champion’s league too. They’re a physically big squad, except Modric. He can fit in well. He’s been in the prem before with Newcastle, so I think Gooch would enjoy the chance to do better(It didn’t help that he was in the middle with Titus Shambles)

  12. The injury was to the Hannover Keeper. But maybe it means the Hannover fans want Dolo to stay or they’re saying goodbye. His contract is up.

  13. This has been a boring day so far. Nice to see our boys in the Bundesliga all playing. Excited to watch the Real and Barca games though.

  14. if frankfurt defence is really that bad right now, they should bring in gooch…. I think it would be a great place for him

  15. He’s in the US right now. He signed with Hull until the end of the season, got sent off, and can’t go back to Spain yey. He’s in the US until the prem’s over and will probably start the camp. He was in NY a couple of days ago.

  16. Good for Hannover.

    I know this has nothing to do with today’s post but is Jozy still at Hull, or has he been sent back to Villarreal?

  17. Halil Altintop scores for Frankfurt. 3-1 Wolfsburg….Clark is getting forward quite a bit and has a couple of good chances that, as he settles in with Frankfurt, will probably do better with….

  18. Clark is playing in the middle as a defensive mid. However, he and the other center mid are getting caught out from time to time. Clark had a great chance from the top of the box, but hit his shot wide….

    Frankfurt’s defense has been swiss cheese.

  19. Hannover up 2-0, Gladbach down 1-0. Is Soccernet right saying Clark is playing right-mid? Come on Davies! I hope he can make the bench.


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