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This Weekend’s Soccer on TV (and SBI’s Top 10 Matches to Watch)

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Manchester United and Arsenal will be battling for first place in the English Premier League and while Monday isn't exactly the weekend, we'll call it part of the upcoming weekend because that Premier League clash deserves top billing.

The Gunners are on a roll, and took advantage of Manchester United's cancelled match to vault past the Red Devils and into first place. Alex Ferguson's side will be favored at home, but Patrice Evra's trash-talking about Arsenal just might provide the Gunners with the motivation to pull off the upset at Old Trafford.

If you have a craving for some American soccer then this is your weekend, with the NCAA College Cup taking place. Several of the nation's top pro prospects will be on display this weekend as Akron, Louisville, North Carolina and Michigan vie for the national championship.

Looking for something from a non-English speaking country? Try Italy, where Juventus-Lazio should be must-see TV.

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


1. Manchester United vs. Arsenal. First place in the Premier League on the line in what should be a thriller.

2. Tottenham vs. Chelsea. Battle of London pits red-hot Spurs against struggling Blues.

3. Juventus vs. Lazio. If you haven't been watching Lazio, you should be. Juve should provide a very stiff test for the young Romans.

4. NCAA College Cup Final. Glimpse the future in what should be a match featuring several future MLS stars.

5. Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad. It's Barcelona. Enough said.

6. Fulham vs. Sunderland. Clint Dempsey gets a chance to do battle with Asamoah Gyan. Revenge anybody?

7. West Ham United vs. Manchester City. Jonathan Spector looks to continue his stellar form. Could he become the most popular American player on earth by two-footing Nigel De Jong?

8. Real Zaragoza vs. Real Madrid. Winner takes on Real Salt Lake for the Real Cup. Okay, not really, but it's still Real Madrid.

9. Newcastle United vs. Liverpool. The team who fired a coach it should have kept against the team that has kept a coach it should have fired. Headscratcher Derby.

10. Getafe vs. Villarreal. A chance to watch red-hot American striker Giuseppi Rossi (and if you hate Rossi and don't consider him American, there's always a chance to see Jozy Altidore play).



8:30pm- ESPN2- Louisville vs. North Carolina (NCAA College Cup)

11pm- ESPN2- Akron vs. Michigan


9:30am- GolTV- Bayern Munich vs. St. Pauli

10am- Fox Soccer Channel- Aston Villa vs. West Bromwich Albion

10am- Fox Soccer Plus- Fulham vs. Sunderland

10am- ESPN2- West Ham United vs. Manchester City

Noon- Fox Soccer Plus- Udinese vs. Fiorentina

Noon- Getafe vs. Villarreal

Noon- Palermo vs. Parma

12:30pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Newcastle United vs. Liverpool

12:30pm- Borussia Dortmund vs. Werder Bremen

2pm- GolTV- Sevilla vs. Almeria

2:45pm- De Graafschap vs. PSV Eindhoven

2:45pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Genoa vs. Napoli

4pm- GolTV- Atletico Madrid vs. Deportivo La Coruna

5pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Everton vs. Wigan Athletic (Delayed)

6pm- Fox Soccer Plus- Stoke City vs. Blackpool (Delayed)

1am- Fox Soccer Channel- Sydney FC vs. Brisbane Roar


6:30pm- Fox Soccer Plus- Bologna vs. AC Milan

8:30am- Fox Soccer Plus- Wolverhampton vs. Birmingham City

9am- Fox Soccer Channel- AS Roma vs. Bari

9am- Brescia vs. Sampdoria

9am- Cagliari vs. Catania

10:30am- Fox Soccer Plus- Bolton vs. Blackburn (Delayed)

11am- Fox Soccer Channel- Tottenham vs. Chelsea

11am- Athletic Bilbao vs. Espanyol

11am- DirecTV- Hercules vs. Malaga

11am- DirecTV- Mallorca vs. Racing Santander

11:30am- Mainz 05 vs. Schalke 04

1pm- Real Zaragoza vs. Real Madrid

2:45pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Juventus vs. Lazio

3pm- GolTV- Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad

3pm- Fox Soccer Plus- Bordeaux vs. Stade Rennes

4pm- ESPN2- NCAA Men's College Cup Final

5pm- GolTV- Santa Fe vs. Deportes Tolima


3pm- ESPN2- Manchester United vs. Arsenal

3pm- DirecTV- Valencia vs. Osasuna


What matches will you be looking forward to watch?

Share your thoughts on this weekend's schedule in the comments section below.



  1. Dude let it go. You can hate him as a soccer player and for his celebration in the Confederations Cup, but he’s a striker from America. USMNT has moved on you can too.

  2. Genoa-Napoli ought to be a bloodbath. If you haven’t watched Napoli recently, you should — they are one exciting (albeit not high-scoring) team.

  3. I like the part where only “Liverpoo” is bolded in the game lists from the article…nearly lost it there… Here’s hoping the Blanquitos can take it to Jose at the Romareda!

  4. You don’t have to hate Rossi not to consider him an American striker. He’s the best striker born in America, but not an American striker.

  5. Props to Jet Blue for the satelite TV so I can watch soccer period while flying to upstate NY for the weekend. will be good to check out La Liga action on Gol TV since its FSC at home


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