This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

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By MICHAEL KLINE

While much of the soccer world’s attention will be focused on Manchester, England this weekend, an equally compelling match will take place in Italy, with Roma and Lazio facing off in the Rome Derby on Sunday.

Roma will attempt to reverse recent history and spoil Lazio’s five-match unbeaten run against their rival. But while Lazio hasn’t been beaten in this fixture since March of 2011, Roma finished ahead of them in the table last season, and currently sit three points clear after a perfect start to the season.

The Derby della Capitale isn’t the only rivalry match on the day, however, with Manchester City and Manchester United colliding at the Etihad immediately after.

The Manchester clubs have started the season in identical fashion: winning two, drawing one and losing one. It has been far from smooth sailing for new managers David Moyes and Manuel Pellegrini, but both would earn the full backing of their fan base with a victory over their crosstown rival.

The best match-up of the weekend that isn’t a traditional derby takes place in Italy, where AC Milan take on red-hot Napoli in a match-up of teams coming off mid-week UEFA Champions League victories.

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

FRIDAY

1:30pm – beIN Sport – Saint-Étienne vs Toulouse

3pm – beIN Sport en Español – Osasuna vs Elche

8:30pm – ESPN Deportes – Morelia vs Monterrey

10pm – NBC Sports Network – Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids

10:30pm – ESPN Deportes – Tijuana vs Cruz Azul

SATURDAY

7:45am – NBC Sports Network – Norwich City vs Aston Villa

9:30am – GolTV – Nürnberg vs Borussia Dortmund

10am – NBC Sports Network – Liverpool vs Southampton

10am – NBC Sports Live Extra – Newcastle United vs Hull City

10am – NBC Sports Live Extra – West Bromwich Albion vs Sunderland

10am – NBC Sports Live Extra – Everton vs. West Ham

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

12pm – beIN Sport – Cagliari vs Sampdoria

12:30pm – NBC Sports Network – Chelsea vs Fulham

12:30pm – GolTV – Schalke 04 vs Bayern München

2pm – Univision Deportes – Montreal Impact vs Whitecaps

2pm – beIN Sport – Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona

4pm – MLS Direct Kick – Toronto FC vs Sporting Kansas City

4pm – beIN Sport en Español – Real Valladolid vs Atlético Madrid

6pm – Univision Deportes – América vs Chiapas

7:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – New England Revolution vs DC United

7:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Columbus Crew vs Chicago Fire

8pm – UniMás – Pachuca vs Santos Laguna

8pm – Univision Deportes – Atlante vs Pumas UNAM

9pm – MLS Direct Kick – Real Salt Lake vs San Jose Earthquakes

9:05pm – Telemundo – León vs Guadalajara

10:30pm – NBC Sports Network – Los Angeles Galaxy vs Seattle Sounders

SUNDAY

8:30am – CNBC – Arsenal vs Stoke City

8:30am – NBC Sports Live Extra – Crystal Palace vs Swansea City

9am – beIN Sport en Español – Juventus vs Hellas Verona

9am – beIN Sport – Roma vs Lazio

11am – NBC Sports Live Extra – Cardiff City vs Tottenham Hotspur

11am – NBC Sports Network – Manchester City vs Manchester United

11am – beIN Sport – Olympique Lyonnais vs Nantes

11am – beIN Sport en Español – Celta de Vigo vs Villarreal

1pm – beIN Sport – Real Madrid vs Getafe

1pm – Univision Deportes – Toluca vs Querétaro

2:45pm – beIN Sport en Español – AC Milan vs Napoli

3pm – beIN Sport – Paris Saint-Germain vs AS Monaco

5pm – UniMás – New York Red Bulls vs Dallas

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16 Responses to This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

  1. Dan in New York says:

    Anyone know what shape Bradley is in? Will he be on the bench for Roma?

    • liberoo says:

      I second the question.

      • leftcoastmetro says:

        He’s still out this week, as explained (In Italian) here:

        link to gazzetta.it

        The article says he’s hanging out with the Mayor of Rome and a Lazio player to trumpet fair play and warn fans against hooliganism/racism before the Lazio-Roma game. In other words, even on the sideline he’s being the model player/human being he always seems to be.

        • Shawn says:

          Yep. I was at Sporting Park for the USMNT qualifier. He took a shot that looked like it was going to roll in, and Deuce pounced on it to score. As they turned away to celebrate, MB was the first man to him, and Clint said, “Sorry to steal your goal. Wanted to make sure it didn’t get cleared off the line.”

          Bradley, “I don’t care who scores.”

          Most people, I wouldn’t believe that.

  2. Amru says:

    Why in gods name would NBC not put the Manchester derby on regular programming

  3. Quit whining about soccer in the US says:

    Love the TV listings on SBI. Every weekend, I set my DVR and then try to avoid divorce after watching my recordings.

    The modern day Oliver Tse !

  4. Mike E. says:

    Please tell me that’s a typo and NBC did not put the Manchester derby on some forgotten pay-extra channel….

  5. Waterlewd says:

    OK. So a lot of mistakes in this post. Firstly, Man Utd and Man City is on NBC SN and Telemundo. Secondly, The ‘NBC Sport Live Extra’ is an app, not a TV channel. The games listed as ‘NBC Sport Live Extra’ are available on TV on ‘Premier League Extra Time’. And finally, the match between West Ham and Everton is not listed (10am, Saturday, Premier Leauge Extra Time).

  6. tga says:

    if u claim to be a soccer fan….u better have all the sports channels….or you are a fraud…yes it is extra $ but

  7. DC Josh says:

    I just realized last night I get Gol TV in standard def and BEinSport Espanol for free. Cised…

  8. Brad says:

    Mix just caused a turn over in the final 3rd, and helped set up the 1st goal.

  9. Yankeedom says:

    I have Optimum (Cablevision) and the NBC Sports Live Extra are all in standard definition, with the exception of one of the 1st Live Extra channel, which is in HD.

    Do folks with other cable providers get all the Live Extra channels in HD? Or are most of them
    in SD?