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Weekend soccer TV listings: MLS, Mexico, Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, NCAA

What are you going to watch? Probably not the Jaime Moreno farewell match. Remarkably, no standard TV coverage is available. Although there are valid explanations, the absence of live coverage on a mainstream forum for an event transcending an otherwise meaningless league match is a misstep. The club, the league and the rights holder had more than two months to find a way. Moreno deserves better. By the way, if you end up watching on MLS's Direct Kick package, the announcing team will be Toronto FC's crew; the match is being shown in Canada. We love those guys, but for such an occasion, shouldn't Dave Johnson, the voice of D.C. United since 1996, provide the soundtrack for local fans?

As for the rest of the TV schedule.....
(All times are Eastern)
Germany, Bayern Munich-Hamburg 2:30 p.m. ESPN Deportes
England, Bristol City-QPR 2:30 p.m. Fox Soccer Plus
NCAA men, Connecticut-Notre Dame 8 p.m. Fox Soccer Channel
Mexico, Necaxa-San Luis 9 p.m. Fox Deportes
NCAA women, San Diego-Portland 11 p.m. FSC
England, Everton-Spurs 7:30 p.m. ESPN2
Germany, Moenchengladbach-Werder Bremen 9:30 a.m. GolTV

England, Chelsea-Wolves 10 a.m. FSC
England, Sunderland-Aston Villa 10 a.m. FSP
Spain, Zaragoza-Barcelona noon GolTV
England, West Ham-Newcastle noon FSC
England, Nottingham Forest-Ipswich noon FSP
Spain, Santander-Real Madrid 2 p.m. ESPN Deportes
England, Doncaster-Sheffield United 2 p.m. FSP
Italy, Fiorentina-Bari 2:30 p.m. FSC
Spain, Valencia-Mallorca 3:50 p.m. GolTV
MLS, Houston-Seattle 4 p.m. Telefutura
England, West Brom-Fulham 5 p.m. FSC
England, Birmingham-Blackpool 6 p.m. FSP
Mexico, Pachuca-Jaguares 6 p.m. ESPN Deportes
Mexico, Queretaro-Tecos 6 p.m. Galavision
Brazil, Botafogo-Vitoria 6 p.m. GolTV Premiere
MLS, D.C. United-Toronto 7:30 p.m. Direct Kick
Mexico, Santos Laguna-Monterrey 8 p.m. Telefutura
Mexico, Tigres-Pumas 8 p.m. Telemundo
Colombia, Junior-America 8 p.m. GolTV Premiere
MLS, Kansas City-San Jose 8:30 p.m. Direct Kick
MLS, Colorado-Real Salt Lake 9 p.m. Direct Kick
Mexico, Atlas-Atlante 10 p.m. Telemundo
MLS, Chivas USA-Chicago 11 p.m. FSC
Australia, Brisbane-Melbourne 3 a.m. FSC
Italy, Parma-Roma 6:30 a.m. FSP
England, Stoke-Manchester United 8:30 a.m. FSC
Netherlands, Feyenoord-PSV 8:30 a.m. ESPN Deportes
Italy, Bologna-Juventus 9 a.m. FSP
England, Manchester City-Arsenal 11 a.m. FSC
England, Wigan-Bolton 11 a.m. FSP
Spain, Hercules-Almeria 11 a.m. ESPN Deportes
Spain, Getafe-Gijon 11 a.m. DirecTV (477)
Spain, Osasuna-Malaga 11 a.m. DirecTV (478)
Spain, Espanyol-Levante 11 a.m. DirecTV (479)
Spain, Sevilla-Bilbao 1 p.m. GolTV
Mexico, Toluca-Puebla 1 p.m. Telemundo
Italy, Inter Milan-Sampdoria 2:30 p.m. FSC
Spain, Atletico Madrid-Villarreal 3 p.m. ESPN Deportes
France, Lille-Marseille 3 p.m. FSP
Brazil, Atletico Paranaense-Fluminense 3 p.m. GolTV
MLS, Columbus-Philadelphia 4 p.m. Direct Kick
England, Liverpool-Blackburn 5 p.m. FSC
Germany, Leverkusen-Mainz 5 p.m. GolTV Premiere
Mexico, America-Chivas 5:30 p.m. Univision
MLS, Los Angeles-Dallas 8 p.m. Direct Kick
Italy, Napoli-AC Milan 2:30 p.m. FSC
England, Leeds-Cardiff City 2:30 p.m. FSP

By Steve Goff  | October 21, 2010; 3:11 PM ET
Categories:  TV  | Tags:  soccer on TV  
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Jaime deserves better. On so many levels DCU has become 3d rate--this is just the latest evidence.

Posted by: lovinliberty | October 21, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Minor typo, Goff, but it could make a difference: Everton-Spurs is an AM game not a PM game.

I'll be at RFK for one last tailgate and hopefully get to see one more goal from Jaime. At least he'll get a warm farewell from those of us watching him in person!

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | October 21, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

I saw this suggestion at by croftonpost, why not give our area a freeview on DirectKick and This is certainly plausible and would be a great goodwill gesture by the league.

Posted by: hateisnotafamilyvalue | October 21, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

One little typo: Everton-Spurs is in the a.m., not p.m., of course.

Is the first time that there wasn't at least one playoff berth up for grabs going into the final weekend of the MLS regular season?

Posted by: universityandpark | October 21, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

uhhhh Hulk smash two! me have as captain, me happy!

Posted by: Reignking | October 21, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Sasha went 90 in a 3-0 win...

Posted by: Reignking | October 21, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Oops. I now see that someone found the typo before me.

Posted by: universityandpark | October 21, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

I'll be @ RFK. As for the idiot box, I might have to get up early for the Everton-Spurs match. City-Arsenal on Sunday looks awfully promising, too.

Posted by: fischy | October 21, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Jozy in for Ruben.

Posted by: Reignking | October 21, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

I hate these video responses. Takes up bandwidth, freezes and adds nothing to the experience/answers.

Find someone to type them in . . . especially for those of us at work and can't listen to what they're saying!

Posted by: delantero | October 21, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse

Jaime's career has been fantastic, but there's a big part of me that wish he would have retired a few years back. He just hasn't been the same player and the team has suffered by hanging onto him hoping he'd regain some magic.

He's slower than molasses and hasn't played defense in 3 or 4 seasons (minus the Seitz play!)

Posted by: delantero | October 21, 2010 6:44 PM | Report abuse

Pat Phelan checks in for the Revolution... Wearing the headgear.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | October 21, 2010 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Jaime's career has been fantastic, but there's a big part of me that wish he would have retired a few years back. He just hasn't been the same player and the team has suffered by hanging onto him hoping he'd regain some magic.

He's slower than molasses and hasn't played defense in 3 or 4 seasons (minus the Seitz play!)

Posted by: delantero | October 21, 2010 6:44 PM

I agree it would have been ideal for Moreno to retire earlier but until this season (in which he really has shown his age and current physical limitations) he was still one of DC United's most viable offensive threats and his leadership was unquestioned. Bottom line, if you don't take care of the foundation then you can't build. I'm sure this lack of gratitude is being noticed by young players on United like Hamid and Najar. Moreno deserves better, the fans deserve better and the team deserves better. I guess with Payne looking to Baltimore ( they don't see the same need to put in the effort to do right by the best player in club history.

Posted by: travellinman321 | October 22, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

I'll be at RFK. Properly tailgating in Lot 8. That's it.

Posted by: DadRyan | October 22, 2010 10:20 AM | Report abuse

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