What to Watch This Weekend

April 1, 2011 Taylor 2 Comments

Disclaimer: The Total Soccer Show is based in Richmond, Virginia. The four co-hosts all live in Richmond, Virginia. Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is also based in Richmond, Virginia. So, the obvious game to watch this weekend would be the Final Four match-up of VCU v Butler on Saturday night, with tipoff coming at 6:09pm. However, if you’re looking for some soccer coverage to balance out the weekend, then look no further because there is an absurd amount of good soccer on television this weekend. There are at least 43 games on TV this weekend, including two international tournaments, one international friendly, and matches in 10 different leagues.

Friday, April 1
1:00pm – Brazil v Colombia – South American U-17s – ESPN Deportes
7:00pm – Columbus v Dallas – MLS – FSC
8:00pm – Costa Rica v Canada – CONCACAF U-20s – ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
10:00pm – Mexico v Trinidad and Tobago – CONCACAF U-20s – ESPN3/ESPN Deportes

Saturday, April 2
7:30am – West Ham v Manchester United – EPL – ESPN2/ESPN3
9:30am – Borussia Dortmund v Hannover – Bundesliga – GolTV/ESPN3
10:00am – Stoke v Chelsea – EPL – FSC
10:00am – Bayern Munich v Moenchengladbach – Bundesliga – ESPN Deportes
12:00pm – Real Madrid v Sporting Gijon – La Liga – ESPN3
12:30pm – Arsenal v Blackburn – EPL – FSC
12:45pm – PSV v Twente – Eredivise – ESPN3 – TSS Game of the Week
1:00pm – Toronto v Chivas – MLS – TSN
2:00pm – Getafe v Valencia – La Liga – GolTV
2:30pm – AC Milan v Inter Milan – Serie A – FSC/ESPN3
3:00pm – England v USA – International Women’s Friendly – ESPN2/ESPN3
4:00pm – Villarreal v Barcelona – La Liga – GolTV
5:00pm – Everton v Aston Villa – EPL – FSC
6:00pm – USA v Panama – CONCACAF U-20s – ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
7:00pm – Queretaro v San Luis – Mexican Primera – Telefutura
7:30pm – America de Cali v Deportivo Cali – Fútbol Profesional Colombiano – GolTV
8:00pm – Guatemala V Honduras – CONCACAF U-20s – ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
9:00pm – Santos Laguna v Cruz Azul – Mexican Primera – Telefutura
9:00pm – Tigres v Atlante – Mexican Primera – Telemundo
9:30pm – Junior v Real Cartegena – Fútbol Profesional Colombiano – GolTV
11:00pm – Atlas v Tecos – Mexican Primera – Telefutura

Sunday, April 3
6:25am – Napoli v Lazio – Serie A – ESPN3
9:00am – Lecce v Udinese – Serie A – ESPN3
9:00am – Catania v Palermo – Serie A – ESPN3
9:30am – FC Cologne v Nurnberg – Bundesliga – ESPN3
11:00am – Espanyol v Racing de Santander – La Liga – ESPN3
11:00am – Manchester City v Sunderland – EPL – FSC
1:00pm – Sevilla v Real Zaragoza – La Liga – GolTV
1:00pm – Toluca v Monterrey – Mexican Primera – Telemundo
2:30pm – Roma v Juventus – Serie A – FSC/ESPN3
3:00pm – Santos v Palmeiras – Campeonato Brasileiro Série A – GolTV
3:00pm – Osasuna v Atletico – La Liga – ESPN3
3:30pm – Benfica v FC Porto – Portuguese League – ESPN3
4:45pm – Paraguay v Uruguay – South American U-17s (Final Round) – ESPN3
5:00pm – America v Puebla – Mexican Primera – Univision
5:00pm – Paraguay v Uruguay – South America U-17s – ESPN Deportes
7:00pm – Argentina v Colombia – South American U-17s (Final Round) – ESPN3
7:00pm – Colorado v D.C. United – MLS – Galavision
9:00pm – Brazil v Ecuador – South American U-17s (Final Round) – ESPN3

TSS Game of the Week: PSV v Twente – League leaders PSV (61 points) will host second place FC Twente (60 points) in a match that could easily end up being a title decider. Both sides have more than capable offenses, and there could be a decent amount of goals before the final whistle goes. One player who will be hoping that isn’t the case is Oguchi Onyewu, who may be starting for Twente on Saturday afternoon.

TSS Back-Up Game of the Week: Milan v Inter – We’ve been burned by Serie A multiple times this season, but it stands to reason that we were just picking the wrong matches. So, we’re giving Serie A one more chance (otherwise Albert’s threat of a year long timeout could come into serious consideration). Milan are on top of the table with 62 points and Inter are currently sitting in second with 60. Only a few months ago, Inter looked to be in freefall and then Manager Rafa Benitez was shown the door in favor of the younger, suaver (I know, it’s not a word) Brazilian manager Leonardo (formerly of AC Milan). A title decider and a grudge match? Come on Serie A! Don’t disappoint!

Dortmund v Hannover – League leaders Dortmund (62 points) play host to third place club Hannover (50 points), who are desperately fighting to hold on to the Bundesliga’s final Champions League spot. Hannover also employ Americans Steve Cherundolo (captain) and DaMarcus Beasley (not the captain), so American interests are definitely on the line Saturday morning.

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2 Comments → “What to Watch This Weekend”

  1. Keith 3 years ago   Reply

    VCU is playing Butler, not Baylor.

  2. Taylor 3 years ago   Reply

    Whoops. My blunder. Wrote that before I had my first cup of coffee.

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