This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

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By MICHAEL KLINE

Champions League winners Bayern Munich will face Europa League champions Chelsea in Prague today for the 2013 UEFA Super Cup.

It will be the first meeting between the two clubs since Chelsea beat Bayern in their 2012 Champions League final clash. Chelsea will be participating in the Super Cup for the second consecutive season, and Jose Mourinho and his men will hope to fare better than Roberto di Matteo’s squad did when they fell to Atletico Madrid 4-1 last season.

On Sunday, Liverpool will host Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur will visit the Emirates in a derby double-header.

David Moyes’ move from Everton to Manchester United will see him move from one Liverpool derby to another, but Brendan Rodgers will attempt to thwart the Scot’s first visit to Anfield as manager of United.

Moyes has never won in 11 visits to Anfield, and has only managed to defeat Liverpool three times in 22 total meetings with the club. Rodgers is faced with his own difficulties, with Kolo Toure, Joe Allen and Aly Cissokho all being injury doubts for the match.

In the second derby match of the day, Arsene Wenger will meet André Villas-Boas in the North London Derby.

Both clubs have had their struggles so far through two league matches. Arsenal suffered a 3-1 defeat in their season-opening match against Aston Villa, and while Tottenham have picked up max points thus far, they are yet to score from open play in the league.

The meeting between the two London clubs has averaged over five goals for match through the last seven meetings, so it will surely be an interesting showdown.

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

FRIDAY

2:45pm – Fox Deportes – Bayern Munich vs Chelsea

5pm – beIN Sport en Español – Rayo Vallecano vs Levante

7pm – MLS Direct Kick – Toronto FC vs New England Revolution

8:30pm – ESPN Deportes – Morelia vs Pachuca

10pm – NBS Sports Network – Real Salt Lake vs Portland Timbers

10pm – Univision Deportes – Santos Laguna vs León

SATURDAY

7:45am – NBC Sports Network – Manchester City vs Hull City

9:30am – GolTV – Borussia M’gladbach vs Werder Bremen

10am – NBC Sports Network – Cardiff City vs Everton

10am – NBS Sports Live Extra – Newcastle United vs Fulham

10am – NBC Sports Live Extra – Norwich City vs Southampton

10am – NBS Sports Live Extra – West Ham United vs Stoke City

12pm – beIN Sport en Español – Chievo vs Napoli

12:30pm – NBC – Crystal Palace vs Sunderland

12:30pm – GolTV – Schalke 04 vs Bayer Leverkusen

2:45pm – beIN Sport en Español – Juventus vs Lazio

5pm – beIN Sport en Español – Osasuna vs Villarreal

7:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Columbus Crew vs Seattle Sounders

7:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Philadelphia Union vs Montreal Impact

8pm – NBC Sports Network – New York Red Bulls vs DC United

8:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Sporting Kansas City vs Colorado Rapids

10:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Los Angeles Galaxy vs San Jose Earthquakes

SUNDAY

6am – beIN Sport en Español – Real Madrid vs Athletic Club

8:30am – NBC Sports Network – Liverpool vs Manchester United

8:30am – NBC Sports Live Extra – West Bromwich Albion vs Swansea City

11am – NBC Sports Network – Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur

11am – beIN Sport en Español – Espanyol vs Real Betis

11:30am – GolTV – Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia Dortmund

1pm – beIN Sport en Español – Real Sociedad vs Atlético Madrid

1pm – ESPN Deportes – Puebla vs Atlante

3pm – UniMás – Chicago Fire vs Houston Dynamo

3pm – beIN Sport en Español – Valencia vs Barcelona

7pm – MLS Direct Kick – Whitecaps vs Chivas USA

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32 Responses to This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

  1. bryan says:

    i’m gonna be such a bum this weekend…

  2. Quit whining about soccer in the US says:

    If that Timbers-SLC game is even half of what the last one was, I am going to enjoy the Friday night drinks.

    Thank you NBC.

    • Reboot says:

      How about “no thank you, NBC” on the Crystal Palace – Sunderland nationally televised match… are you kidding me? Two bottom of the table teams on national TV? Big swing and a miss on that one, I don’t even care if Jozy Altidore is going to play, he is not that big of a draw. Whoops.

      • Francois says:

        Wow, Jozy is a big draw. Every soccer fan in the U.S. as heard of Jozy Altidore. It’s not like NBC is broadcasting a game every week anyways..oh wait…

      • SBI TroII says:

        Not NBC’s fault. They play live matches that are available to them. If you have a beef with NBC, the games to nitpick are the 10 am ET slots (although I have PL Extra Time).

      • Green76 says:

        It’s the game I wanted to see. Watch Live Extra if you want another.

      • Jeff Fulton says:

        Just to have any match, especially one that includes an American field Player (a striker none the less), on a channel that I can get free by putting a wire coat hanger into the back of my TV, is a god send and something I thought I never see again.

  3. Ryan says:

    Soccer 24/7!! Thank you Bacchus!!

  4. techvet says:

    The ManU-Liverpool game on Sunday is also on Telemundo. For those of us without cable but with a local Telemundo affiliate, that’s important to know. In fact, four ManU games are on Telemundo this fall.

  5. goldengoals says:

    I don’t think it would be 2 hard 2 include collegiate games here. Some of us follow that because we get bored easily out here in the heartland.

  6. Steven C says:

    Why is the Chelsea/Bayern game on Fox Deportes and not FSC?!

    • SBI TroII says:

      Chelsea/Bayern is on Fox Sports 2. Hopefully this gets less confusing for SBI writers once FSC shuts down and turns into FXX.

  7. glou says:

    Chelsea v Munich is also on FoxSports 2 if you don’t have Deportes (like me). Channel 618 on DirecTV.

  8. Bud says:

    Is Bayern-Chelsea on Comcast Xfinity? Haven’t found it yet and I have the sports package

    • SJ says:

      I can’t find it, I have Xfinity with the sports package. Oh we’ll, I guess I’ll just watch the umpteenth Champions League rerun.

  9. Green76 says:

    Love the picture of van Persie.

  10. SoundersOff says:

    Pep is going to have nightmares of Jose haha

  11. SoundersOff says:

    Juan Mata–good enough to start for the greatest national team in the history of the sport… but not good enough to start for Chelsea.

  12. Citronomics says:

    Terrific back n’ forth attacking play from both Bayern and Chelsea. Great start to a tasty slate of matches.

  13. SoundersOff says:

    Bayern are divers now? Robben always went down easy, but this is pretty ridiculous. Obviously Pep teaches the dark arts.

    • Increase says:

      Well Ribery and Robben have always been a bit… easy to fallover. That ref was really easy on the yellows. Some of them were very much deserved though. I wanna say there were too many but until the end they all felt deserved.

  14. SoundersOff says:

    Also–crazy statistic.

    Ribery has been whistled for 5 fouls AFTER receiving a yellow card and he’s still on the pitch.That’s got to be some kind of record.

    • Increase says:

      That many? I think its the little player thing. No one every wants to throw the small guys out.

  15. SoundersOff says:

    And that should probably do it.

    Mourinhno refused to make any substitutions late into the game and Ramires picks up a second yellow as Bayern are pushing hard.

  16. Mike E. says:

    Mourinho sure knows how to make everyone strongly dislike or hate him. You have ramires playing aggressive as your destroyer on an early yellow and you leave him on? Might have been simpler to walk on the pitch and ask to play with only 10 men.

    • SoundersOff says:

      And with Juan Mata sitting on the bench it’s even more puzzling. Chelsea press is going to be lovely toward the “special” one.

  17. SoundersOff says:

    This is nuts!

    Chelsea should play with 10 men more often. They actually look better than when it was even strength.

    Goal Hazard.

  18. Increase says:

    Cech has to be the best big game keeper out there. Gigi maybe about the same but Cech just always seems to be amazing in these games.

    Neuer is good too just not “the best in the world.”(Better than Hart anyway.)

  19. Increase says:

    Pfffff, That I do like from Neuer. What is doing there on that header?