It's the last weekend of major European soccer for a while, but the season's most anticipated matchup is still on tap.
Barcelona and Manchester United square off in the UEFA Champions League final at London's Wembley Stadium in a rematch of the 2009 final, which Barcelona won, 2-0, in Rome.
The Coppa Italia final between Inter Milan and Palermo and a few international friendlies also highlight the schedule, with Mexico facing Ecuador in a Gold Cup tuneup in Seattle, Honduras and El Salvador doing the same in Houston (untelevised) and Germany and Uruguay facing off in a rematch of last summer's third-place game at the World Cup.
As for MLS, the Texas derby between Houston and FC Dallas and the Real Salt Lake-Seattle matchup are the ones to keep an eye out for on Saturday.
Here is this weekend's soccer on TV:
THIS WEEKEND'S SOCCER ON TV
12:30 p.m. – MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live – Toronto FC vs. Philadelphia Union
2:45 p.m. – Fox/Fox Deportes – Barcelona vs. Manchester United (UEFA Champions League final)
3 p.m. – GOLTV – Nacional vs. Defensor Sporting
4 p.m. – Univision – Mexico vs. Ecuador (international friendly)
5:30 p.m. – MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live – Vancouver Whitecaps vs. New York Red Bulls
5:30 p.m. – GOLTV – Botafogo vs. Santos
7:30 p.m. – MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live – Columbus Crew vs. Chivas USA
8 p.m. – Galavision – New England Revolution vs. Los Angeles Galaxy
8:30 p.m. – MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live – Houston Dynamo vs. FC Dallas
8:30 p.m. – MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live – Chicago Fire vs. San Jose Earthquakes
9 p.m. – MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live – Colorado Rapids vs. Sporting Kansas City
9 p.m. – MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live – Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle Sounders
10 a.m. – Fox Soccer Plus – Huddersfield Town vs. Peterborough United (League One promotion final)
1:55 p.m. – ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes – Germany vs. Uruguay (international friendly)
2:45 p.m. – GOLTV/ESPN3.com – Inter Milan vs. Palermo (Coppa Italia final)
3 p.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – Caen vs. Marseille
3 p.m. – Fox Soccer Plus – Lille vs. Stade Rennes
5 p.m. – MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live – Portland Timbers vs. D.C. United
6 p.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – Philadelphia Independence vs. Western New York Flash
My matchday live is showing the portland DCU game as blocked. Does anyone else see that. hope i can watch the game live
Moving the Thursday game to Friday was the perfect idea, but it seems to have disappeared at the wrong time…
Man U and Rooney are going to take home the championship today!
That was the beauty of the Thursday night MLS Game of the Week. Problem is no-one showed for the games. Personally I’d like to see that come back!
…that was the plot to goal 2.
And Soccer Night of The Week should be on a different day than all the local matches…
Reading vs Swansea will be live on FOX Soccer Channel. Monday 10am ET.
Difference between winning and losing: about USD$140 million in TV rights fee and parachute payments.
A bunch of games from Colombia, including one game available via streaming Internet:
Friday May 27
8:40pm ET – Cartagena (COL) vs Mallorca (ESP) – TV Colombia USA, TVColombia.com (live only)
1/4 final – Vuelta (2nd Leg)
Saturday May 28
6:25pm ET – Deportes Tolima vs Cúcuta – TV Colombia USA (only) (SDD 7:30pm ET on GOLTV HD)
Sunday May 29
5:55pm ET – Once Caldas vs Millonarios – TV Colombia USA
7:55pm ET – Envigado vs La Equidad – TV Colombia USA (only)
Tuesday May 31
8:55pm ET – Atlético Nacional vs Deportivo Cali – GOLTV (4:3 SD video)
TV Colombia is available via DIRECTV, DISH Network, and digital cable
Another poor week for MLS scheduling…Instead of the boring Wednesday games they could have had the game of the week on after the NHL playoff with no competition and healthy crowds…They need to think more strategically!
There was already a Goal 2…Goal 3
Any idea what, if any, TV this will be on?
Whoever wins that trophy, please don’t take it anywhere near a bus. And hold on to the freakin’ thing!
I am looking forward to the dropping the cup under the bus victory ceremony.
I mean Monday at 10 am
Think the Reading/Swansea game is on Wednesday at Wembley….should be good.
Yeah, the movie will be called “Dos a Cero.”
Goal 2? ha
Will be tough against Barca. Even if he does not score he can open up space for Rooney to score.
It is amazing how far Chicharito has come. Just 13 months ago he was a relatively unknown outside of Mexico and now he will probably lead the attack of arguably the biggest club in the world of any sport against the best club right now in the Champions League Final.
You can make a movie about him.
there’s no way Chicharito doesn’t score this weekend