This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

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After Saturday, the men's Olympic tournament field will be whittled down to its final four.

The four quarterfinal matches take place across the the United Kingdom, as Brazil takes on Honduras, Japan meets Egypt, Mexico faces Senegal and host Great Britain squares off with South Korea. 

The World Football Challenge begins to wind down as well, as Real Madrid plays the second of its four matches in the exhibition tournament against Herculez Gomez' Santos Laguna in Las Vegas Sunday night. Other high-profile teams are also involved in friendlies, as PSG and Barcelona meet in Paris and Manchester United faces Norwegian side Valerenga (which includes a potential clash between look-alikes Wayne Rooney and on-loan Los Angeles Galaxy forward Chad Barrett).

As for MLS, perhaps the match of the week takes place Friday night on national television, as the Houston Dynamo face the New York Red Bulls with first place in the Eastern Conference on the line. It is the first of consecutive home-and-home matches between the two clubs, who have both made DP additions this summer.

Here is this weekend's soccer on TV:



8 p.m. – NBC Sports Network – Houston Dynamo vs. New York Red Bulls

8 p.m. – Univision Deportes 2 – Santos Laguna vs. Puebla

8:30 p.m. – Univision Deportes – Tijuana vs. Pumas UNAM

9 p.m. – GOLTV – Estudiantes vs. Pumas Morelos


7 a.m. – MSNBC/ – Japan vs. Egypt

7:45 a.m. – Fox Soccer Plus – Celtic vs. Aberdeen

9:30 a.m. – MSNBC/ – Mexico vs. Senegal 

10 a.m. – GOLTV – Brighton vs. Chelsea

12 p.m. – MSNBC/ – Brazil vs. Honduras

1:40 p.m. – Deportes – Paris St.-Germain vs. Barcelona

2:30 p.m. – MSNBC/ – Team Great Britain vs. South Korea

5:30 p.m. – GOLTV – Palmeiras vs. Internacional

6 p.m. – Unvision Deportes – Queretaro vs. Pachuca

6 p.m. – Telefutura – Monterrey vs. Jaguares

7:30 p.m. – MLS Live/Direct Kick – New England Revolution vs. Sporting Kansas City

7:30 p.m. – MLS Live/Direct Kick – Montreal Impact vs. Philadelphia Union

7:30 p.m. – MLS Live/Direct Kick – D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew

8:30 p.m. – MLS Live/Direct Kick – Chicago Fire vs. Toronto FC

9 p.m. – MLS Live/Direct Kick – Colorado Rapids vs. Real Salt Lake

10 p.m. – Univision Deportes – Atlas vs. Tigres UANL


10 a.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – Valerenga vs. Manchester United

1 p.m. – Univision Deportes – Toluca vs. Leon

1 p.m. – GOLTV – Neza vs. Universidad de Guadalajara

3 p.m. – – Vasco de Gama vs. Corinthians

6 p.m. – GOLTV – River Plate vs. Belgrano

7 p.m. – NBC Sports Network – Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas

7 p.m. – Univision Deportes – Atlante vs. America

9 p.m. – ESPN2/ – Seattle Sounders vs. Los Angeles Galaxy

11 p.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – Real Madrid vs. Santos Laguna

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10 Responses to This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

  1. cicero says:

    best show on tv?

    Boardwalk Empire? Game of Thrones? Breaking Bad?

    or reruns of The Wire?

  2. SMELLY says:

    when are Edu and Bocanegra gonna leave Rangers for a new club? French teams are tracking them both. I’d take any offer to get away from that mess in Scotland

  3. Greg says:

    man, didnt really get into boardwalk, and havent watched Game of Thrones (heard it was really good though)

    Breaking Bad is the most addicting show I’ve seen since The Wire. Heisenburgs “swag” this season is so bossy this season

    But…Nothing beats The Wire though bro

  4. Lee says:

    I don’t watch TV shows.

  5. Citronomics says:

    Wire 4th season is IMHO the standard for tv drama series. (and yes, full disclosure, I have not seen Breaking Bad.

  6. gstommylee says:

    FYI for the Seattle vs LA game. Tiffert just got his P1 Visa so we could be seeing his debut.

  7. Weaksauce says:

    Spartacus before andy whitfield died

  8. Pop says:

    Celtic vs Aberdeen is on FSP but not in HD. Unbelievable. This is a channel that costs $15 a month and DirecTV still shows live matches that aren’t in HD.

  9. Shane says:

    Thats why I dropped FSP and got MLS Direct Kick – better soccer than Celtic v Aberdeen anyway.

  10. Pop says:

    MLS regular season not worth watching. And certainly not worth paying for.