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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 12/ 9/2010

Weekend soccer TV listings: Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, NCAA College Cup

By Steve Goff

What are you going to watch?
Many additional matches are available at espn3.com, foxsoccer.tv
(All times are Eastern)
FRIDAY
Club World Cup, Pachuca-Mazembe 11 a.m. Fox Soccer Channel
Germany, Hanover-Stuttgart 2:30 p.m. GolTV
England, QPR-Watford 2:30 p.m. Fox Soccer Plus
NCAA semifinal, North Carolina-Louisville 8:30 p.m. ESPNU
NCAA semifinal, Akron-Michigan 11 p.m. ESPN2, ESPNU
SATURDAY
Germany, Bayern Munich-St. Pauli 9:30 a.m. GolTV
England, Manchester City-West Ham 10 a.m. ESPN2
England, Aston Villa-West Brom 10 a.m. FSC
England, Fulham-Sunderland 10 a.m. FSP
Spain, Villarreal-Getafe noon ESPN Deportes
Italy, Udinese-Fiorentina noon FSP
England, Newcastle-Liverpool 12:30 p.m. FSC

Spain, Sevilla-Almeria 2 p.m. GolTV
England, Crystal Palace-Hull 2 p.m. FSP
Italy, Genoa-Napoli 2:30 p.m. GolTV
Netherlands, PSV-Graafschap 2:30 p.m. ESPN Deportes
Spain, Atletico Madrid-Coruna 4 p.m. GolTV
England, Everton-Wigan 5 p.m. GolTV
Germany, Werder Bremen-Dortmund 6 p.m. ESPN Deportes
England, Stoke-Blackpool 6 p.m. FSP
Club World Cup, Al Wahda-Seongnam 8 p.m. FSC
SUNDAY
Australia, Sydney-Brisbane 1 a.m. FSC
Italy, Bologna-AC Milan 6:30 a.m. FSP
England, Wolves-Birmingham 8:30 a.m. FSP
Italy, Roma-Bari 9 a.m. FSC
England, Bolton-Blackburn 10:30 a.m. FSP
Spain, Espanyol-Bilbao 11 a.m. ESPN Deportes
England, Spurs-Chelsea 11 a.m. FSC
Spain, Hercules-Malaga 11 a.m. DirecTV (477)
Spain, Mallorca-Santander 11 a.m. DirecTV (478)
Spain, Real Madrid-Zaragoza 1 p.m. ESPN Deportes
Italy, Juventus-Lazio 2:30 p.m. FSC
Spain, Barcelona-Sociedad 3 p.m. GolTV
Germany, Schalke-Mainz 3 p.m. ESPN Deportes
France, Bordeaux-Rennes 3 p.m. FSP
NCAA championship match 4 p.m. ESPN2
England, Leicester-Doncaster 5 p.m. FSP
MONDAY
England, Arsenal-Manchester United 3 p.m. ESPN2

By Steve Goff  | December 9, 2010; 3:15 PM ET
Categories:  TV  | Tags:  soccer on TV  
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Comments

Hopefully, I'll get to see Spector lead his boys into battle on Saturday and watch the Spurs-Blues on Sunday.

Without a doubt, the appointment television match is Monday's game.

Posted by: fischy | December 9, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

I did not realize that St. Pauli had been promoted.

Posted by: OWNTF | December 9, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Either

England, Spurs-Chelsea 11 a.m. FSC

or

The Vanilla Ice Project on DVR.

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | December 9, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Monday's game has me wanting the weekend to move on along a little.

On a different note...

HECK YES TIMBERS JERSEYS!!!!

http://www.portlandtimbers.com/team/jersey

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | December 9, 2010 7:44 PM | Report abuse

I'm diggin Portland's kits- very distinctive. No green unis in MLS other than Seattle's monstrosities

Posted by: carmines757 | December 9, 2010 8:31 PM | Report abuse

The Rose City alternates are fly. And the "No Pity" jock tag is legit.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | December 9, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Approximately 102 days until United's first 2011 league match!

Posted by: Curious99 | December 9, 2010 9:22 PM | Report abuse

This is saying a lot especially talking to someone from Atlantish...
Portland's strip clubs are hella legit... like dem jerseys. :)

Posted by: DadRyan | December 9, 2010 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Rip City


Random thinking: Alex Morgan has to be the number one pick in the WPS draft, right? Unless maybe LeRoux heads to the league, who else even comes close?

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | December 9, 2010 10:25 PM | Report abuse

I'm diggin Portland's kits- very distinctive. No green unis in MLS other than Seattle's monstrosities

Posted by: carmines757
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Since it is different greens,will both teams be allowed to wear them when they play each other? That could lead to some ugly viewing fashionwide

Posted by: emanon13 | December 9, 2010 11:09 PM | Report abuse

I can tell you it is going to be a long weekend in grubbsbl land. Mrs. Grubbsbl is a Gunnars fan and I support no one but the two Uniteds. At least we both can agree on disliking Chelsea and loving Ray Hudson!!!

Posted by: grubbsbl | December 9, 2010 11:48 PM | Report abuse

Some of us are still catching up on DVR from earlier in the week. Watching Chelsea-Marseille now. Gotta love the Marseille chant at the 76:00 mark of the second half.

Aux Armes (x4)
Nous sommes les marseillais (x2)
Et nous allons gagner (x2)
Allez l'OM (x2)

Then watch all the fans jump around as they say "anyone not jumping is not from Marseille!"

"Qui ne saute pas n'est pas marseillais"

Posted by: Pedalada | December 10, 2010 12:02 AM | Report abuse

Were those jerseys made for Christmas? I hate the white sleeves.

Posted by: Reignking | December 10, 2010 9:17 AM | Report abuse

Portland has done well in signing Eddie Johnson . . . apologies if others have pointed that out and I wasn't paying attention.

Posted by: fallschurch1 | December 10, 2010 9:19 AM | Report abuse

It's the most Wondoful time of the year!

http://www.socceramerica.com/article/40704/forward-wondo-a-wonderful-revelation.html

I just hope the pun enforcement officers don't have their weapons loaded.

Soccer America has been running a series of articles in their e-mail newsletters rating the top 10 MLS players at each position.

If I remember right only Najar and Quaranta made this select list of 110 players from DC's 2010 team (Dax McCarthy made it as a Dallas player). Good news in that it would seem impossible not to improve in 2001 on this past year's woeful performance!

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | December 10, 2010 9:35 AM | Report abuse

Random thinking: Alex Morgan has to be the number one pick in the WPS draft, right? Unless maybe LeRoux heads to the league, who else even comes close?


Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | December 9, 2010 10:25 PM
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Morgan will go high in the draft, in part because she brings a bit of name recognition with her. However, there are others, most notably Stanford star Christen Press.

Posted by: universityandpark | December 10, 2010 9:36 AM | Report abuse

Sorry.

Should have said "improve in 2011".

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | December 10, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

@fallschurch1,

That's the Eddie Johnson who had a really good season with the Austin Aztex (not the EJ of 4 goals vs. Panama a long long time ago in RFK fame). If that's who you were thinking of, well, move along . . . nothing to see here.

Posted by: benonthehill | December 10, 2010 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Does Christen Press make bibles?

Posted by: Reignking | December 10, 2010 10:02 AM | Report abuse

Sigh...once again, not part of the proposal. Just making it up as they go along:

UEFA president Michel Platini says he's OK with the idea of shifting the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to winter from summer to avoid extreme desert temperatures.

Posted by: Reignking | December 10, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

benonthehill, keep in mind we all have to share in the humorous comments when I-270 sleeps in.

And you have to admit the two Eddie Johnsons look a lot alike. Both tall and athletic.

Posted by: fallschurch1 | December 10, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

@fallschurch1,

Yeah sorry, I was afraid I was doing a faceplant into a joke there.

Something else they have in common: Neither of them are getting playing time in England.

Posted by: benonthehill | December 10, 2010 10:18 AM | Report abuse

I will definitely be watching the NCAA semis tonight. They are actually at a reasonable hour for the Eastern time zone. Did anyone else enter the "Bracket Challenge" pool at the NCAA site? This year I entered for the first time; I am mired in the middle of the pack.

Posted by: universityandpark | December 10, 2010 10:21 AM | Report abuse

Bracket challenge? I would never play games with America's youth. I do plan on watching though.

Posted by: grubbsbl | December 10, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Pachuca! Toluca!

Gianluca Pagliuca!

At some distant level, DC United was involved in the buildup for this Club World Cup tournament. Who can ever forget Christian Gomez' freekick attempt that sailed over the crossbar and out the exit tunnel at Estadio Cuscatlan against Firpo last summer?

So I'm rooting for our underground rodent friends from Pachuca.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | December 10, 2010 10:58 AM | Report abuse

And joking, I just think it is ironic that their website has one but when I played in college we were told every week a braket anything is a NCAA violation.

Posted by: grubbsbl | December 10, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

UEFA president Michel Platini says he's OK with the idea of shifting the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to winter from summer to avoid extreme desert temperatures.
Posted by: Reignking
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... forcing the rest of the world to switch to the MLS spring-fall calendar.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | December 10, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Ah, so that's what happened -- the US threw its support behind Qatar 22 so that MLS could be the trendsetter.

Posted by: Reignking | December 10, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Watched Press in the final four. Not at all impressed, really. Speaking of WPS drafts, Atlanta and sky blue just made a "big" trade. Slump, Heath, and Kerr to NJ for draft picks and future compensation. I'll wait to see who they get with the picks before I make final judgement, but, for now, me no likey.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | December 10, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Torres ball watching on Mazembe's goal. Yes, he is a great passer and has nice technique but his overall game still is lacking defensively. Just watching his positioning I can see why he struggles to lock down a starting spot for the USMNT. I guess I should go work on my papers due Monday...

Posted by: grubbsbl | December 10, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Mazembe leads Pachuca 1-0 at halftime. Pachuca w more possession but Mazembe is more dangerous. Gringo Torres was slow to react and pick up the run of a midfield player til and Braulio Luna let his player have too much space to set up the goal. It was a nicely executed goal from the Africans as a defender made a run into the right channel of the penalty area (beating Torres) to receive a short diagonal pass from the flank and beat Calero w a high rising shot from an angle.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | December 10, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

So, with the day's announcement of a £125 million sponsorship deal for Barca by the "Qatar Foundation", are we seeing part of the quo of the much speculated upon quid pro quo between Spain and Qatar on FIFA World Cup votes???

Posted by: fischy | December 10, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Ooops. Silly me. I've forgotten the British slang for their money.

The £125 million? That's definitely the quid

Posted by: fischy | December 10, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

You mean to tell me various members of a voting delegation accepted informal kick backs for votes! I never knew. Seriously, it is a bit fishy....

Gomez on for Pachuca. Torres off in another sub. Still 1-0 Mazembe.

Posted by: grubbsbl | December 10, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

UEFA president Michel Platini says he's OK with the idea of shifting the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to winter from summer to avoid extreme desert temperatures.

How about shifting it to a country that anyone might actually want to visit?

Posted by: BooThisMan | December 10, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Mazembe held on to beat Pachuca 1-0.

Their best players were Kabangu and Bedi Mbenza who combined on their goal and their keeper, Kidiaba, who did a good job snagging crosses and patrolling his area pretty effectively. All my spellings are probably wrong.

Pachuca was considerably better in the 2nd half but were unable to score. Torres dribbled forward and took a shot that missed by a yard or two early in the half and then proceeded to get fouled alot. 2 Mazembe players earned yellows for sending El Gringo to the turf before he was subbed out w about 20 minutes in a double switch (Brambilla and Herculez Gomez came on). Herc played pretty well and sent in several dangerous crosses and diagonal balls from the right flank. With about 10 minutes left Mazembe had Sunzu sent off for a 2nd yellow card. Replays showed it was some good/bad telenovela quality acting from Pachuca's Damian Manso that got the African sent off.

Pachuca was only the 7th place team in Mexico this past season and doesn't have the talent on their roster of a few years ago. It's too bad it takes so long for this tournament to play out as it can be almost 2 years between the time a team qualifies for it's continental tourney and the time the World Championship is held.

Columbus has already dismantled much of it's 2010 team in preparation for the Concacaf quarterfinals in a couple months.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | December 10, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

RE: Fischy's post. Any American who buys a Barca replica with the Qatar Foundation logo is a traitor.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | December 10, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

@I-270 -- I'm rushing out to buy the "Unicef" brand jersey right now. Just to be safe...

Posted by: fischy | December 10, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Interesting article on the nascent Afghan WNT program(thanks to the All White Kit blog for pointing it out):

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/09/world/asia/09kabul.html

Posted by: universityandpark | December 10, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Soccer America reports on the seniors who have been invited to the upcoming MLS combine, including Akron's Anthony Ampaipitakwong. I can just see that on some MLS club's jersey (although I'm sure they will implement some practical solution, such as simply Anthony, in the end).

Posted by: universityandpark | December 10, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Ampeldinho

Posted by: OWNTF | December 10, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Rodney Wallace in Portland jersey unveiling: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mE8VapCIxS4

Posted by: Pedalada | December 10, 2010 8:21 PM | Report abuse

Amp daddy, or Ampere.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | December 10, 2010 8:39 PM | Report abuse

Approximately 100 days until United's first 2011 league match!

Posted by: Curious99 | December 10, 2010 9:08 PM | Report abuse

this NCAA game has some of the worst video quality I have seen in a long time. Are they using a webcam or something?

Posted by: fedssocr | December 10, 2010 9:11 PM | Report abuse

Mason v. Liberty on Saturday
Spurs v. Chelsea on Sunday

Posted by: deepvalue | December 10, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

Horton! AGAIN!

Posted by: Pedalada | December 10, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm...8+ min left in the college football game on ESPN2 with 10 min until coverage of Akron-Michigan is scheduled to start.

Posted by: Pedalada | December 10, 2010 10:50 PM | Report abuse

Great finish to the Louisville - UNC game as L'ville's Aaron Horton got the last minute 2-1 game winner with a touch shot w the outside of his foot over the oncoming UNC keeper.

The game was not that great although both sides had well taken headed goals a few minutes apart in the 2nd half. As Pedalada hinted, Horton also scored the late game winner against UCLA last week in the snowy quarterfinal game.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | December 10, 2010 11:08 PM | Report abuse

Spector is getting abused

Posted by: OWNTF | December 11, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

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