Twenty-eight games. That is how many soccer games you will be able to watch on TV this weekend if you are lucky enough to have Fox Soccer Channel, GolTV, Setanta Sports USA, Telefutura and HDNet. Now I’m sure there are plenty of matches I’m not listing, but ask your self, isn’t 28 enough?
For those of you who can do the math, that’s enough soccer for every hour of the weekend. Then again, if you are a TIVO junkie like I am you know that you can plow through a full game in 80 minutes by skipping halftime stuff and zooming through injuries, goalkeeper time-wasting and other dead moments in play.
I wouldn’t advise that anyone watch THAT much soccer, unless you just happen to have two broken legs and are going to be laying in bed anyway, but you should enjoy some of the great games on display this weekend.
Here is SBI’s choice for the top five games of the weekend:
- Liverpool at Arsenal- Could you really miss round two of this three-game ‘series’?
- Villarreal at Sevilla- Two teams that love to attack should make for a fun 90 minutes.
- Cardiff City at Barnsley- Yep, this is really an FA Cup semifinal, can you really skip it? NOO
- FC Dallas at Houston- Take a good rivalry and let Telefutura announcers make it fun.
- Lyon at Marseille- Not a French league fan? So what, there is plenty of talent in this game.
If these games don’t do it for you, there are plenty more to choose from. Here is the remainder of the weekend’s soccer on TV.
*7:30am- Setanta USA- Liverpool at Arsenal
9:30am- GolTV- Hertha Berlin at Werder Bremen
10am- Setanta USA- Chelsea at Manchester City
10am- FSC- Reading at Newcastle
11:30am- GolTV- Hamburg at Stuttgart
Noon- FSC- Bolton at Aston Villa
2pm- GolTV- Recreativo Huelva at Osasuna
2:30pm- FSC- Cagliari at AC Milan
4pm- GolTV- Real Madrid at Mallorca
4:30pm- FSC- Genoa at AS Roma
6pm- Setanta USA- Sunderland at Fulham
7:15pm- GolTV- Deportivo Cali at Independiente Santa Fe
7:30pm- FSC- Columbus Crew at Red Bulls
7:45pm- Setanta USA- Tottenham at Blackburn
10:30pm- HDNet- Real Salt Lake at Chivas USA
8:30am- Setanta USA- Manchester United at Middlesbrough
9am- FSC- Reggina at Fiorentina
*11am- FSC- Cardiff City at Barnsley (FA Cup Semifinal)
11am- GolTV- VFL Bochum at Bayern Munich
*1pm- GolTV- Villarreal at Sevilla
2:30pm- FSC- Juventus at Palermo
*2:45pm- Setanta USA- Lyon at Marseille
*3pm- Telefutura- FC Dallas at Houston Dynamo
3pm- GolTV- Getafe at Barcelona
4:30pm- FSC- Derby at Everton
5pm- GolTV- Almeria at Atletico Madrid
7pm- GolTV- Independiente Medellin at Once Caldas
11pm- FSC- River Plate at Lanus