Soccer on US TV 9/19-9/21

Friday, September 19th

10:00 PM: Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado Rapids, NBCSN

RSL has already won the first two matches between these two rivals, clinching the Rocky Mountain Cup for 2014. But there is a lot at stake here nonetheless. RSL currently leads FC Dallas by a single point as they hope to avoid a one-game play-in match. Colorado, meanwhile, trails the final playoff spot in the west by six points with six matches remaining. A loss here might just kill off their hopes.

10:30 PM: Tijuana vs. Santos, ESPN Deportes (Spanish)

10:30 PM: Morelia vs. Pumas, Azteca America (Spanish)

Saturday, September 20th

7:10 AM: Watford vs. Bournemouth, BeIn Sport

7:45 AM: Queens Park Rangers vs. Stoke City, NBCSN

It may prove to be a very long season for Harry Redknapp’s QPR, who have already suffered two 4-0 losses. They take on Stoke, who have just four points from their opening four matches.

10:00 AM: Aston Villa vs. Arsenal, NBCSN, Mun2

The Gunners have yet to truly fire this season, though they put in a convincing performance in last week’s 2-2 draw against Manchester City. Villa, meanwhile, have 10 points, and find themselves in second place after a 1-0 win at Anfield.

10:00 AM: Deportivo La Coruna vs. Real Madrid, BeIn Sport

12:00 PM: Millwall vs. Nottingham Forest, BeIn Sport

12:30 PM: West Ham vs. Liverpool, NBC, Mun2

Liverpool had a shaky return to Champions League play in midweek, even if it resulted in three points against Bulgarian side Ludogorets. They’ll be hoping to put in a better performance against West Ham than they did last week against Villa.

2:45 PM: AC Milan vs. Juventus 

Milan have had a couple of rough years, but this is still a clash of Italian giants. With any luck, it’ll finish 5-4, like Milan’s last match.

5:00 PM: Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps, NBCSN

It’s the Cascadia match that may decide the Western Conference playoff race. Portland enters the weekend a single point behind Vancouver for the fifth and final playoff spot. These two clubs have traded away wins in their meetings this season, with Vancouver winning a 4-3 thriller when they met at Providence Park in June.

6:00 PM: America vs. Pachuca, Univision Deportes (Spanish)

6:00 PM: Puebla vs. Jaguares, ESPN Deportes (Spanish)

7:30 PM: New York Red Bulls vs. Seattle Sounders, NBCSN

Seattle comes to New York with a new trophy in tow. Having won the U.S. Open Cup in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, the Sounders will aim to stay on course for the Supporters’ Shield. The Red Bulls, meanwhile, have a precarious spot in the tight Eastern Conference playoff race to defend. Red Bull Arena is expected to sell out for this one.

8:00 PM: Tigres vs. Leones, Univision Deportes (Spanish)

9:00 PM: Leon vs. Veracruz, Telemundo (Spanish)

10:00 PM: Atlas vs. Cruz Azul, Univision Deportes (Spanish)

Sunday, September 21st

8:30 AM: Leicester City vs. Manchester United, CNBC 

Both clubs got their first win of the campaign last weekend, with a new look United appearing dominant against QPR. Louis Van Gaal will be hoping the momentum continues as the Red Devils travel to Leicester. The Foxes have already claimed draws against Everton and Arsenal at King Power Stadium.

9:00 AM: Roma vs. Cagliari, BeIn Sport

11:00 AM: Monaco vs. Guingamp, BeIn Sport

11:00 AM: Manchester City vs. Chelsea, NBCSN, Telemundo

Chelsea have been in complete control so far in the Premier League, with four wins from as many matches. City have slipped up, against Stoke and at Arsenal, but they may yet be Chelsea’s stiffest challenge for the title. Both are seeking to bounce back after disappointing performances on Wednesday in the Champions League.

1:00 PM: Toluca vs. Monterrey, Univision (Spanish)

3:00 PM: Levante vs. Barcelona, BeIn Sport

3:00 PM: Porto vs. Boavista, Univision Deportes (Spanish)

6:00 PM: Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Queretaro, Univision Deportes (Spanish)

I don’t normally write about Liga MX matches here, but Ronaldinho now plays for Queretaro. He missed a penalty in his first match for his new club.


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