This Weekend’s Soccer on TVMarch 22, 2013 • By Michael Kline
The U.S. Men’s National Team’s showdown vs. Costa Rica will be front and center for all American fans tonight, but before that match, and throughout the weekend, there are soccer matches of all kinds to keep fans entertained and excited.
Honduras faces off against Mexico in a match with plenty of CONCACAF ramifications. If the Catrachos can beat Mexico, they will be in first place in the Hexagonal qualifying round, and they will send ‘El Tri’ into Tuesday’s showdown vs. the U.S. Men’s National Team with just one point.
In Europe, Fabio Capello has led Russia to the top of the group and an undefeated record so far in qualifying, and will attempt to remain perfect today when Russia visits Northern Ireland.
The World Champions will also take the pitch today when they face the bottom-dwellers of UEFA Group I, Finland. Spain sit atop of the group, but are tied on points with France, who welcomes Georgia to the Stade de France today. Both teams will hope to move clear of the other ahead of their qualifying rematch this Tuesday.
The leading goal scorers in CONMEBOL’s qualifying will be on display tomorrow, when Lionel Messi leads Argentina against Venezuela, and Paraguay attempts to defeat Luis Suarez and Uruguay.
There is a three-way tie for fourth place, and, despite Suarez’s seven qualifying goals, Uruguay remain last, on goal differential, out of the three countries. Uruguay have picked up just one point from their last four qualifying matches, but will look to reverse that poor form against Paraguay, who sit in last place of CONMEBOL’s qualifying.
Here is a rundown of This Weekend’s Soccer on TV:
THIS WEEKEND’S SOCCER ON TV
3:30pm - ESPN3.com – Moldova vs. Montenegro
3:30pm - ESPN3.com – Czech Republic vs. Denmark
3:30pm - ESPN3.com – Hungary vs. Romania
3:30pm - ESPN3.com – Netherlands vs. Estonia
3:45pm – ESPN2/ESPN Deportes – Spain vs. Finland
3:45pm – GolTV – Sweden vs. Ireland
3:45pm - ESPN3.com – Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. Greece
3:45pm - ESPN3.com – Poland vs. Ukraine
3:45pm - ESPN3.com – Macedonia vs. Belgium
3:45pm - ESPN3.com – Northern Ireland vs. Russia
4pm – ESPN3.com – France vs. Georgia
4pm – ESPN3.com – San Marino vs. England
4pm – ESPN3.com – Scotland vs. Wales
4pm – beIN Sport – Colombia vs. Bolivia
5pm – Telemundo – Honduras vs. Mexico
6pm – beIN Sport – Uruguay vs. Paraguay
8pm – beIN Sport – Argentina vs. Venezuela
10pm – beIN Sport – Peru vs. Chile
10pm – ESPN – USA vs. Costa Rica
12:30pm – ESPN Deportes – Cyprus vs. Switzerland
3:30pm – NBC Sports – DC United vs. Columbus Crew
4pm – MLS Direct Kick – New England vs. Sporting Kansas City
4:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Montreal Impact vs. New York Red Bulls
8:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Houston Dynamo vs. Vancouver Whitecaps
8:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – FC Dallas vs. Real Salt Lake
10:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Colorado Rapids
10:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – San Jose Earthquakes vs. Seattle Sounders
5pm – UniMás – Chicago Fire vs. Chivas USA