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This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

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For the only time in the month of October, the world’s stars jet across the globe to suit up for their countries in international friendlies or qualification matches.

Euro 2016 qualification is already in full swing with the UEFA termed “week of football” kicking off this round of qualification last Thursday and continuing through Tuesday. The man, the myth, the legend Andrea Pirlo is back in Italy’s squad following a short-lived retirement, and they’re ready to push their lead at the top of Group H when they host Azerbaijan.

Meanwhile, an injury-riddled German side with only 16 outfield players head east to take on neighbors Poland, with many players on both sides very familiar with each other. Spain look to rebound from a shocking loss at Slovakia on Thursday with a visit to Luxembourg, one that’s sure to result in a victory for La Furia Roja.

Elsewhere, Brazil and Argentina meet up in a high-profile international friendly in Beijing, China, France host Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal, the U.S. take on Ecuador in East Hartford, Conn. and Mexico host Panama in Queretaro.

Finally, the MLS playoff race continues with a number of key late-season matchups. The fifth-place Columbus Crew hit the road to take on the Philadelphia Union, sixth-place Toronto FC visit the fourth-place New York Red Bulls, and the Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Seattle Sounders in the final Cascadia Cup match of the regular season.

Here’s a look at this weekend’s Soccer on TV:


7 a.m. – beIN Sports Connect – Korea Republic vs. Paraguay

12:30 p.m. – beIN Sports USA – Botswana vs. Egypt

2:45 p.m. – Fox Sports 1 – Netherlands vs. Kazakhstan

2:45 p.m. – Fox Sports 2 – Wales vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina

2:45 p.m. – ESPN 3 – Italy vs. Azerbaijan

2:45 p.m. – ESPN 3 – Turkey vs. Czech Republic

2:45 p.m. – ESPN 3 – Belgium vs. Andorra

2:45 p.m. – Fox Soccer 2Go – Bulgaria vs. Croatia

2:45 p.m. – ESPN 3 – Malta vs. Norway

2:45 p.m. – Fox Soccer 2Go – Latvia vs. Iceland

2:45 p.m. – Fox Soccer 2Go – Cyprus vs. Israel

4 p.m. – beIN Sports en Espanol – Senegal vs. Tunisia

6 p.m. – GolTV USA – Penarol vs. Atenas

7 p.m. – beIN Sports USA – Chile vs. Peru

7 p.m. – ESPN – USA vs. Ecuador

8 p.m. – beIN Sports en Espanol – Colombia vs. El Salvador

8:30 p.m. – MLS Live – Sporting KC vs. Chicago Fire

10 p.m. – NBCSN – Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps


2 a.m. – Fox Soccer Plus – Central Coast Mariners vs. Newcastle Jets

4:30 a.m. – Fox Sports 2 – Sydney FC vs. Melbourne City 

8 a.m. – beIN Sports USA – Brazil vs. Argentina

10 a.m. – beIN Sports en Espanol – Sierra Leone vs. Cameroon 

10:30 a.m. – beIN Sports USA – Congo DR vs. Ivory Coast

12 p.m. – ESPN3 – Ireland Republic vs. Gibraltar

12 p.m. – Fox Sports 2 – Scotland vs. Georgia

12 p.m. – ESPN Deportes – Romania vs. Hungary

12 p.m. – Fox Sports 2Go – Armenia vs. Serbia

1 p.m. – beIN Sports USA – Sudan vs. Nigeria

2:30 p.m. – GolTV USA – Cerro vs. Danubio

2:45 p.m. – ESPN 3 – Poland vs. Germany

2:45 p.m. – Fox Sports 2 – Finland vs. Greece

2:45 p.m. – Fox Sports 2Go – Northern Ireland vs. Faroe Islands

2:45 p.m. – ESPN 3 – Albania vs. Denmark

2:45 p.m. – ESPN Deportes- France vs. Portugal

3 p.m. – beIN Sports USA – Guinea vs. Ghana

4 p.m. – Univision Deportes- Montreal Impact vs. New England Revolution

5:30 p.m. – GolTV USA – Botafogo vs. Corinthians 

7 p.m. – MLS Direct Kick- Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew

7 p.m. – Univision Deportes- New York Red Bulls vs. Toronto FC

7:30 p.m. – One World Sports – New York Cosmos vs. Ottawa Fury

9:30 p.m. – MLS Direct Kick – Real Salt Lake vs. San Jose Earthquakes

10:30 p.m. – MLS Direct Kick – Chivas USA vs. Colorado Rapids


12 p.m. – Fox Soccer 2Go – Ukraine vs. Macedonia

12 p.m. – ESPN 3 – Estonia vs. England

12 p.m. – ESPN 3 – Austria vs. Montenegro

12 p.m. – ESPN 3 – Russia vs. Moldova

2:45 p.m. – ESPN 3 – Belarus vs. Slovakia

2:45 p.m. – Fox Sports 1 – Luxembourg vs. Spain

2:45 p.m. – ESPN 3 – Lithuania vs. Slovenia

2:45 p.m. – Fox Soccer 2Go – Sweden vs. Lichtenstein

3 p.m. – MLS Direct Kick – Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United

3 p.m. – GolTV USA – Nacional vs. Racing

5 p.m. – ESPN 2 – Mexico vs. Panama

7 p.m. – ESPN 2 FC Dallas vs. LA Galaxy


  1. What a great trio of games on Nat TV.

    First, Landon.
    Then watch the Whitecaps lose to Seattle.
    Then on Sunday watch LA and Dallas try to keep pace.

    With plenty of other games too….

  2. Hey Calling on RED BULLS MARKETING ?

    If anyone reads this and has ANY influence, please please take down the pic and article of Petke talking about Hurricane Sandy as soon as you open up this site?

    Talk about poor marketing?

    Seriously Red Bulls Marketing folks/ Bloggers Wake up!!

  3. Hey

    Just as an aside IF anyone from the RED Bulls site reads this and has any influence, please please, , It is time to take down the picture of Petke talking about Hurricane Sandy as soon as you open the Red Bulls Blog?

    Seriously, talk about poor marketing??


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