This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

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By DAN KARELL

The Premier League returns this weekend, but the world’s eyes turn to Spain this weekend with Barcelona visiting Atletico Madrid.

La Liga-leading Barcelona have Lionel Messi back in tow but they face one of their toughest tests of the season at the surging Colchoneros on Saturday. Atletico have kept pace with Barcelona and are tied on points with the Spanish giants, leading to a much-hyped affair at the Estadio Vicente Calderon.

In England, Manchester United host Swansea City for the second time in a week as the Red Devils look to right their swaying ship. David Moyes’ side are coming off their third consecutive defeat with a 2-1 loss at Sunderland last Wednesday, but they’ll be hoping that one of their players can step up and lead the team in the absence of Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie. Americans would do well to pay attention to Sunderland vs. Fulham on Saturday as well, which could see Jozy Altidore take on his U.S. Men’s National Teammate Clint Dempsey.

Elsewhere in the world, Liga MX’s 2014 Clausura season rolls on with a number of high profile match-ups this weekend, including Cruz Azul hosting Santos Laguna, Club Tijuana facing Club America, and Morelia traveling to Toluca.

Here’s a rundown of this weekend’s soccer on TV:

FRIDAY

2:30pm – Montpellier vs. AS Monaco – beIN Sport USA

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

8:30pm – Querétaro vs. Pumas UNAM – ESPN Deportes/Azteca America

9:30pm – Universidad de Guadalajara vs. Mérida – GolTV USA

10:30pm – Club Tijuana vs. Club America – ESPN Deportes/Azteca America

SATURDAY

7:45am – Hull City vs. Chelsea – NBC Sports Network

10am – Tottenham vs. Crystal Palace – NBC Sports Network

10am – Athletic Bilbao vs. Almeria – beIN Sport en Español

10am – Fulham vs. Sunderland – Premier League Extra Time

10am – Everton vs. Norwich City – Premier League Extra Time

10am – Cardiff City vs. West Ham United – Premier League Extra Time

10am – Southampton vs. West Bromwich Albion – Premier League Extra Time

11am – AC Ajaccio vs. Paris Saint-Germain – beIN Sport USA

12pm – Celta de Vigo vs. Valencia – beIN Sport en Español

12:30pm – Manchester United vs. Swansea City – NBC

2pm – Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona – beIN Sport USA

2pm – Bordeaux vs. Toulouse – Univision Deportes

4pm – Elche vs. Sevilla – beIN Sport en Español

6pm – Cruz Azul vs. Santos Laguna – Univision

6pm – Veracruz vs. Atlante – Univision Deportes

8pm – Tigres UANL vs. Pachuca – Univision Deportes

8pm – River Plate vs. Estudiantes – Fox Deportes

9pm – Club Léon vs. Atlas – Telemundo

SUNDAY

7:45am – Inverness CT vs. Dundee United – Fox Soccer Plus

9am – Cagliari vs. Juventus – beIN Sport USA

9am – AS Roma vs. Genoa – beIN Sport en Español

9:05am – Newcastle United vs. Manchester City – NBC Sports Network

11am – Evian TG vs. Olympique Marseille – beIN Sport USA

11am – Real Betis vs. Osasuna – beIN Sport en Español

11:10am – Stoke City vs. Liverpool – NBC Sports Network

1pm – Espanyol vs. Real Madrid – beIN Sport USA/beIN Sport en Español

1pm – Puebla vs. Monterrey – ESPN Deportes/Azteca America

1pm – Toluca vs. Morelia – Univision

2:45pm – Sassuolo vs. AC Milan – beIN Sport USA

3pm – Lille vs. Reims – Univision Deportes

3pm – Levante vs. Malaga – beIN Sport en Español

6pm – Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Chiapas – UniMas

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16 Responses to This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

  1. dikranovich says:

    fortunately that roma game this weekend was on bein espanol, which I don’t get, and I guess it doesn’t matter anyway anymore.

  2. Impartial Observer says:

    It’s ok NBC Sports, no one wants to see Dempsey vs. Altidore in a crucial relegation battle

    • Waterlewd says:

      It’s ok , …

      NBC Sports makes the Extra Time channels available to all cable providers at no cost. Some cable providers carry it, others don’t. If people don’t get them, they should blame their cable provider. DirecTV and Uverse carry them.

      • Iggy says:

        AWESOME!! Then why not send the Spurs vs Crystal Palace game over there (Extra Time, Live Extra, whatever)? NBC Sports Network… UNsupporting American Soccer since 2012!!

    • Paul says:

      All the NBC games are available online on NBC Live Extra. If you have an android device or a smart TV, you can also see it on your TV.

  3. Iggy says:

    Hey Impartial Observer, Waterlewd… Great News!! Xfinity (Comcast) which is my cable provider, DOES NOT carry “Premier League Extra Time” a.k.a. the consolation channel for those naive fans LIVING IN AMERICA, who wish to see American players plying their trade abroad. It’s OK… We’ll get the tablet device or the android mobile which (I assume) it’s better than watch the game on a 36″ or 42″ HDTV… Yoohoo!! NBC Sports Network… The king of STUPID broadcasting decisions!!

  4. bryan says:

    Corona, Herc, and Castillo starting. Garza and Arriola on the bench.

  5. bryan says:

    Corona tears up the America defense, takes a fantastic shot…but no! It hits the post. Great stuff from Joe Benny Corona!!!

    • bryan says:

      Wow then Corona springs Arce who puts it just wide!

    • bryan says:

      Oh no! Castillo one on one with the keeper and shoots right at him. Save. Herc out. 0-0 71st

      • Gary Page says:

        In Castillo’s defense, the GK took a good angle and Castillo was going for the near post and the GK got a glancing blow. It wasn’t exactly right at him.

    • bryan says:

      Corona asks for a sub after getting hit pretty good. Arriola on for Corona. Corona being helped to the tunnel…

      • Gary Page says:

        For those who didn’t see this, I doubt Corona’s injury is serious. He took a full body blow and will probably be okay with a good sleep and a day off, is my guess. He will have some bruises, but didn’t seem to hurt any joints or muscles.

    • bryan says:

      Castillo with the assist/deflection. 1-0 Xolos!

    • Gary Page says:

      Great moves around the box to get past the defenders by Corona. He’s looking like the Corona who tore up the Gold Cup. If he keeps playing like this, he may force his way back into consideration for Brazil.