This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

Jose Bosingwa of Queens Park Rangers celebrates his sides second goal

By MICHAEL KLINE

The relegation battle in the English Premier League will be kicked up a notch this weekend, with six of the bottom nine clubs pitted against each other, and the ever-important goal of staying in the top division on the line.

Reading and Southampton will accompany Saturday morning’s breakfast, and a loss may very well doom The Royals to the Championship next season.

Reading currently sit tied with Queens Park Rangers for lowest points in the league, but a worse goal differential puts Nigel Adkins’ new club alone in last place. Southampton are coming off of impressive back-to-back victories against Liverpool and Chelsea, but the Saints still sit within four points of the drop-zone, and a loss to Reading could see them drop as many as five spots in the table.

On Sunday morning, Wigan Athletic will travel to Loftus Road to meet Queens Park Rangers in another match with relegation implications.

After a hot start to 2013, Queens Park Rangers have lost their last two matches, and sit seven points from safety. The Hoops’ crusade to avoid the drop doesn’t get easier this weekend, when they clash with Roberto Martinez’s squad, a group all too familiar with staring down relegation.

A similar match will take place in Mexico on Sunday night, when San Luis visits Atlante in a meeting between the two of the worst teams in Liga MX. There are some headlining clashes in Mexico as well, with Club Tijuana playing host to Santos Laguna on Saturday night.

The weekend kicks off on Friday afternoon, with the U.S. Women’s National Team returning to action with a friendly against Germany.

Here is a rundown of This Weekend’s Soccer on TV:

THIS WEEKEND’S SOCCER ON TV

FRIDAY

12:15pm – ESPN3.com – Germany vs. USWNT

3pm – beIN Sport en Español – Granada vs. Real Betis

8:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Sporting Kansas City vs. DC United

9:30pm – ESPN2 – Jaguares vs. Guadalajara

SATURDAY

7:45am – ESPN2 – Reading vs. Southampton

9:30am – GolTV – Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Bayern Munich

10am – FoxSoccer2Go – Norwich City vs. Swansea City

10am – FoxSoccer2Go – Stoke City vs. Aston Villa

10am – Fox Soccer Channel – West Bromwich Albion vs. Arsenal

10am – beIN Sport en Español – Real Sociedad vs. Málaga

12pm – beIN Sport en Español – Juventus vs. Pescara

12pm – beIN Sport – Real Madrid vs. Levante

12:30pm – GolTV – Hamburger SV vs. Freiburg 

4pm – MLS Direct Kick – Toronto FC vs. Dallas FC

4pm – beIN Sport – Barcelona vs. Mallorca

5pm – UniMás/MLS Direct Kick – Columbus Crew vs. Philadelphia Union

7pm – UniMás – América vs. Puebla

7pm – Univision Deportes – Querétaro vs. Cruz Azul

7:30pm – NBS Sports Network – Colorado Rapids vs. Real Salt Lake

9pm – Univision Deportes – Pachuca vs. Pumas UNAM

9pm – UniMás – Tigres UANL vs. León

10:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – San Jose Earthquakes vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

10:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Portland Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo

11pm – Univision Deportes – Atlas vs. Morelia

11:55pm – Galavision – Tijuana vs. Santos Laguna

SUNDAY

8:30am – FoxSoccer2Go – Liverpool vs. West Ham United

9am – beIN Sport en Español – Catania vs. Cagliari

9:05am – Fox Soccer Channel – Tottenham vs. Everton

10am – FoxSoccer2Go – Chelsea vs. Sunderland

10am – FoxSoccer2Go – Newcastle United vs. Fulham

11am – beIN Sport – Reims vs. Olympique Lyon

11am – beIN Sport en Español – Osasuna vs. Espanyol

11:10am – Fox Soccer Channel – Queens Park Rangers vs. Wigan Athletic

1pm – beIN Sport – Getafe vs. Atlético Madrid 

1pm – UniMás – Toluca vs. Monterrey

2:45pm – beIN Sport – Napoli vs. Genoa

3pm – beIN Sport en Español – Valencia vs. Real Valladolid

3:15pm – ESPN3 – Olhanense vs. Benfica

5pm – ESPN2 – Chicago Fire vs. New York Red Bulls

7pm – Univision Deportes – Atlante vs. San Luis

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33 Responses to This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

  1. jerichowhiskey says:

    Timbers v Dynamo game will be available for free on MLSSoccer.com

  2. Casey says:

    Also, MLS.com is streaming Houstin v. Portland game online for free.

  3. jones says:

    Tuning in to espn3 for the ladies right now – should be a good one!

  4. jones says:

    VERY experimental/young back line from Sermanni. I have no idea why Mewis – a decent AM – is playing left back. Dunn and Engen make sense in the back, though they have little experience.

    • Shane says:

      Probably her speed and to get her in the line-up somehow

      • jones says:

        yeah, probably. But I’d really like to see her get more time at AM, though, since I think that position has often been a problem for us.

  5. David says:

    USA U-17 World Cup qualifying is on Sunday at 6:30 on Fox Soccer. First match is against Haiti.

  6. Shane says:

    Rapinoe needs to do better

  7. jones says:

    Man, Wambach is so slow!

    I’d like to see her mostly as a sub now for her heading ability. Press and Leroux did get lots of minutes during the Algarve though.

  8. jones says:

    Not sure why the comment I just submitted is awaiting moderation…come on guys

  9. Shane says:

    Morgan effing amazing player

  10. jones says:

    Cheney has had a couple of shots right at the keeper. Needs to do a bit better

  11. Shane says:

    Interesting that most of Germany’s players play for the same club. France is the same way I think.

    • jones says:

      yeah – and in France Rapinoe plays on that same team. One thing I hope is that the overall parity in those leagues gets better – only the top few teams are real quality. So the womens CL is always the same teams competing.

  12. jones says:

    They showed the injured Laudehr and Bajramaj in the stands – Germany could really use them right now

  13. jones says:

    Amazing goal off the volley from Rapinoe

  14. Nick says:

    Marseille-Bordeaux on beIN Friday at 230pm ET.

  15. jones says:

    This ref is terrible.

  16. Vlad says:

    Absolute HORRIBLE officiating. its borderline disgusting. Hands Germany a bogus PK then misses a call in the box against germany where both our centerback and keeper get taken out to allow Germany to tie it. pathetic referee

    • jones says:

      Right, and that US goal that got called back before that. ick, just ick.

    • Shane says:

      Refereeing in womens games is often horrible. I wish they would just use male refs for big international games, granted this is just a friendly, until there are enough good female refs. Or used co-ed referee teams.