By MARC SERBER
There’s a top of the table clash on tap this weekend in the English Premier League as first-place Arsenal take on a rampant Liverpool. Despite Arsenal’s recent success over Liverpool (just one loss in the last twelve meetings), the Gunners have won just twice against the Reds in their last seven home matches since moving to the Emirates in 2006. Brendan Rodgers’ side will be looking to Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge who have scored six goals in four BPL matches and eight in Liverpool’s last nine games respectively.
Over in Germany, Bayern Munich are looking to tie Hamburger SV’s 36 games unbeaten streak in the Budesliga. A record that has stood since the 1982-1983 season. A win or a tie for the current Champions League holders (29-6-0) against Hoffenheim would see the Bavarians equal that feat.
In Spain, Barcelona take on cross-town rivals Espanyol while in Italy, AS Roma look to continue their ten-game winning start to the season with a trip to Torino. In the United States, the MLS Conference Semifinals of the playoffs get underway with the New York Red Bulls visiting the Houston Dynamo and the Seattle Sounders facing Cascadia Cup rivals Portland Timbers.
Here is a rundown of This Weekend’s Soccer on TV:
9am- U17 WC – Honduras vs. Sweden – ESPN3/Univision Deportes
12pm- U17 WC- Brazil vs. Mexico- ESPN3/Univision Deportes
3:30pm – Borussia Dortmund vs. Stuttgart – GolTV USA
3:30pm – PSG vs. Lorient – beIN Sport Play/Univision Deportes
4pm – Barcelona vs. Espanyol – beIN Sport USA/beIN Sport en Espanol
9pm- Stanford vs. UCLA – Pac-12 TV Network
9:30pm – Queretaro vs. Club America – ESPN Deportes/Azteca America
11:30pm – Club Tijuana vs. Atlante – ESPN Deportes/Azteca America
8:45am – Newcastle vs. Chelsea – NBCSN
9am – U17 World Cup – Argentina vs. Cote d’Ivoire – ESPN3
10:30am – Hoffenheim vs. Bayern Munich – GolTV USA
11am – Fulham vs. Manchester United – NBC Sports Network
11am – Hull City vs. Sunderland – NBC Sports Live Extra
11am – Manchester City vs. Norwich City – NBC Sports Live Extra
11am- Stoke City vs. Southampton – NBC Sports Live Extra
11am – West Bromwich Albion vs. Crystal Palace – NBC Sports Live Extra
11am – West Ham United vs. Aston Villa – NBC Sports Live Extra
11am – Real Sociedad vs Osasuna – beIN Sport en Español
11am – St. Mirren vs. Ross County – Fox Soccer Plus
12pm – U17 World Cup- Uruguay vs. Nigeria – ESPN3
12pm- Rennes vs. Olympique Marseille – beIN Sport Play
1pm – Almeria vs. Real Valladolid – beIN Sport en Espanol
1pm – Parma vs. Juventus- beIN Sport USA
1:30pm – Arsenal vs. Liverpool – NBC
1:30pm – Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Wolfsburg – GolTV USA
1:45pm – Ajax vs. Vitesse – ESPN3
3pm – Rayo Vallecano vs. Real Madrid – beIN Sport USA/beIN Sport en Español
3pm – Ajaccio vs Valenciennes – Univision Deportes
3pm – Olympique Lyon vs Guingamp – beIN Sport Play
3:45pm – Milan vs. Fiorentina – beIN Sport Play
3:45pm – Napoli vs. Catania – beIN Sport USA
3:45pm – PSV Eindhoven vs. PEC Zwolle – GolTV USA
5pm – Sevilla vs. Celta Vigo – beIN Sport en Español
7pm – Veracruz vs. Monterrey – Univision Deportes
7pm – Cruz Azul vs. Morelia – UniMas
8pm – New England vs. Sporting KC – NBC Sports Network
9pm – Tigres UANL vs. Club Leon – Univision Deportes
10pm – Seattle Sounders vs Portland Timbers – NBC Sport Network
11pm – Chiapas vs. Santos Laguna – Univision Deportes
7:30 – Motherwell vs Hibernian – Fox Soccer Plus
8:30am – Everton vs. Tottenham – CNBC
9am- Lazio vs Genoa – beIN Sport en Español
9am – Udinese vs. Inter Milan – beIN Sport USA
11am – Cardiff City vs. Swansea City- NBC Sports Network
11am – Montpellier vs. Nantes – beIN Sport USA
11am – Atletico Madrid vs. Athletic Bilbao – beIN Sport en Español
11:30am – Werder Bremen vs. Hannover 96 – GolTV USA
1pm – Levante vs. Granada – beIN Sport en Español
1pm – Toluca vs. Atlas – Univision
1pm – Puebla vs. Pachuca – ESPN Deportes/Azteca America
2:45pm- Torino vs. AS Roma- beIN Sport USA
3pm- Lille vs. Monaco – Univision Deportes
3pm – Malaga vs Real Betis – beIN Sport en Español
3:30pm – Houston Dynamo vs. New York Red Bull – NBC
6pm – Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Pumas UNAM – UniMas
9:00pm – LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake- ESPN
Slightly off-topic, but the Brazil U-17 Squad has a forward named “Mosquito” on it. Just thought that was funny. Carry on.
They do have some great names.
Actually the Soccer Bowl is next Saturday but he same 2 teams meet this weekend to end the fall season that the Cosmos have already clinched
The “Dress Rehearsal Bowl,” so to speak.
You missed the NASL Soccer Bowl which will be on ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes at 7:30PM Saturday.
Kind of out of no where, but anyone know whats up with Sebastien Lletget?
Somebody had reported that Jack Collison was going to be loaned out so that could possibly open up the door for Lletget to get a place back in the 1st team.
Worth noting though that Jack Collison played pretty well in the last cup match for West Ham.
Sorry to be That Guy, but It’s *Brendan* Rodgers,
wow nice breakdown. spicy