Plenty of games to choose from on the weekend soccer TV schedule. There’s the Liverpool derby in the Premier League, the French Cup final, and the Revierderby from the Bundesliga. Courtesy of the Premier League schedule makers, Saturday’s network TV slot goes to Southampton hosting Bournemouth with both teams firmly mid-table.
Portland Timbers vs New England Revolution on Sunday at 9pm on ESPN. Both teams got the booby prize last week, having to play during the international break. That meant a depleted Portland losing 3-2 at Columbus. It didn’t matter much for the Revs, the latest team to put a lot of goals past Minnesota United in a 5-2 home win. That performance won New England’s Juan Agudelo MLS Player of the Week honors.
“I thought we had a bit more mobility up top,” Agudelo said after the win over Minnesota. “(We were) just trying to be a handful. Me and Kei are big, tall, strong guys, so we made it tough on their defense, made them play safe and conservative, and we were able to play underneath them.”
Saturday Soccer TV
Premier League on NBCSN: Liverpool vs Everton at 7:30am and Chelsea vs Crystal Palace at 10am. CNBC has Manchester United vs West Brom at 10am. On NBC: Southampton vs Bournemouth at 12:30pm.
Bundesliga on Fox Sports 2: Schalke vs Borussia Dortmund at 9:30am and Eintracht vs Gladbach at 12:30pm. Fox Deportes has RB Leipzig vs Darmstadt at 9:30am. Bayern Munich vs Augsburg is on GolTV at 11:30am. La Liga on beIN Sport: Osasuna vs Athletic at 10am, Real Sociedad vs Leganes at 12pm, and Malaga vs Atletico at 2:30pm. Serie A on beIN Sport: Sassuolo vs Lazio at 12pm. beIN Sport has Roma vs Empoli at 6pm. Coupe de la Ligue final on beIN Sport: Monaco vs PSG at 3pm.
MLS on UniMas: Columbus vs Orlando City at 4pm. Liga MX on ESPN Deportes: Chiapas vs UNAM Pumas at 7pm. Univision has Tigres vs Leon at 9pm and Club America vs Monterrey at 11pm. Pachuca vs Puebla is on NBC Universo at 9pm. Azteca America has Morelia vs Chivas at 9pm.
Sunday Soccer TV
Premier League on NBCSN: Swansea City vs Middlesbrough at 8:30am and Arsenal vs Manchester City at 11am.
Bundesliga on Fox Sports 1: Ingolstadt vs Mainz at 9:30am. Fox Sports 2 has Bayer Leverkusen vs Wolfsburg at 11:30am. Hamburg vs Cologne is on GolTV at 11am. La Liga on beIN Sport: Real Madrid vs Alaves at 10:15am and Granada vs Barcelona at 2:45pm. beIN en Espanol has Valencia vs Deportivo at 12:20pm. Serie A on beIN Sport: Pescara vs Milan at 12:30pm and Napoli vs Juventus at 6pm. GolTV has Benfica vs Porto from the Portuguese league at 1pm.
Liga MX on Univision: Toluca vs Necaxa at 1pm. Univision Deportes has San Luis vs Queretaro at 7pm. MLS on ESPN2: Portland vs New England at 9pm.
Monday Soccer TV
Serie A on beIN Sport: Inter Milan vs Sampdoria at 2:45pm. beIN en Espanol has Celta Vigo vs Las Palmas at 2:35pm. All Times Eastern