If you’re looking to watch some football this weekend, then you’re in luck as there are at least 30 games (8 countries) being broadcast here in the United States. It’s going to be a busy weekend for the crew on the Total Soccer Show, as there are youth tournaments to coach and multiple games to be played. So, some particularly tantalizing matches will go unwatched and there’s a surprise nomination for Total Soccer Show Game of the Week.
Friday, March 4
2:00pm – Borussia Dortmund v Cologne – Bundesliga – ESPN Deportes/ESPN3
9:00pm – Tecos v Pachuca – Mexican Primera – Galavision
Saturday, March 5
7:30am – Birmingham v West Brom – EPL – ESPN2/ESPN3
9:30am – Hanover v Bayern Munich – Bundesliga – GolTV
10:00am – Arsenal v Sunderland – EPL – FSC
12:00pm – Mallorca v Valencia – La Liga – ESPN Deportes/ESPN3
12:30pm – Manchester City v Wigan – EPL – FSC
12:30pm – Bayer Leverkusen v Wolfsburg – Bundesliga – GolTV
2:00pm – Barcelona v Zaragoza – La Liga – ESPN Deportes/ESPN3
2:30pm – Juventus v AC Milan – Serie A – FSC/ESPN3 – TSS Game of the Week
4:00pm – Atletico Madrid v Villarreal – La Liga – GolTV
5:00pm – Bolton v Aston Villa – EPL – FSC
6:00pm – Monterrey v Queretaro – Mexican Primera – Telemundo
6:15pm – Nacional v Junior – Fútbol Profesional Colombiano – GolTV
8:00pm – Chivas v Tigres – Mexican Primera – Telemundo
8:00pm – Santos Laguna v America – Mexican Primera – Telefutura
10:00am – San Luis v Jaguares – Mexican Primera – Galavision
10:00pm – Atlante v Pumas – Mexican Primera – Telefutura
Sunday, March 6
6:25am – Sampdoria v Cesena – Serie A – ESPN3
8:30am – Liverpool v Manchester United – EPL – FSC
9:00am – Fiorentina v Catania – Serie A – ESPN3
9:00am – Inter v Genoa – Serie A – ESPN3
9:30am – Freiburg v Werder Bremen – Bundesliga – ESPN Deportes
10:00am – Ajax v Alkmaar – Eredivisie – ESPN3
11:00am – Wolverhampton v Tottenham – EPL – FSC
11:00am – Malaga v Osasuna – La Liga – ESPN Deportes/ESPN3
1:00pm – Athletic Bilbao v Sevilla – La Liga – GolTV
1:00pm – Toluca v Morelia – Mexican Primera – Telemundo
2:30pm – Lazio v Palermo – Serie A – FSC/ESPN3
3:00pm – Racing Santander v Real Madrid – La Liga – GolTV
TSS Game of the Week: Juventus v Milan – Okay, so yeah… Liverpool v United would seem the obvious choice this weekend, but 1) our love of Italian football and 2) our relatively packed schedules mean that we’re casting our glance further south of Merseyside. League leaders Milan will be hoping to hold off challengers Inter, while Juventus are just hoping to be able to play in some sort of European competition next season.
Hanover v Munich – Bayern Munich, who have recently lost two successive matches at home for the first time in 10 years, travel to Hanover to take on Steve Cherundolo’s side. Hanover and Munich are currently in a heated battle for the 3rd German Champions League spot, and this match could go a long way towards swaying who gets it.
Atletico Madrid v Villareal – Sergio Aguero and Diego Forlan will be attempting to right an increasingly wrong ship when Giuseppe Rossi & Company visit Madrid. Rossi (13 goals) and Nilmar (11 goals) will most likely be doing their best to prevent Atletico from doing just that.
Liverpool v United – Just watch it.