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January 30, 2015 at 12:21 PM

Weekend Watch: Must-see matches from around the world

Apologies on the Weekend Watch layoff – unfortunately timed travel plans have gotten in the way. It, right alongside the Old Firm, returns with a vengeance. South Korea vs. Australia, AFC Asian Cup final, Saturday at 1 a.m. At long last, one for the night owls: The Koreans are gunning for their first Asian Cup title since…

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January 9, 2015 at 4:28 PM

Weekend watch: Must-see matches from around the world

So, those cup upsets didn’t quite materialize last Sunday, but such is life – the rarity of such stunners is part of what makes them so special. Here’s hoping for better luck in this weekend watch. Everton vs. Manchester City, English Premier League, Saturday at 7 a.m. One of the most depressing sights of this Premier League…

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January 2, 2015 at 6:20 PM

Weekend watch: Must-see matches from around the world

The domestic cup slate takes over this edition of the Weekend Watch. Dover Athletic vs. Crystal Palace, English F.A. Cup, Sunday at 5 a.m. Five divisions separate the Conference Premier hosts from the English Premier League visitors. This has already matched Dover’s furthest-ever run in the F.A. Cup, but damned if it wouldn’t be fun to see…

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December 26, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Weekend watch: Must-see matches from around the world

The Boxing Day English Premier League extravaganza was just the beginning of an Anglo-Saxon-heavy weekend of soccer. Hibernian vs. Rangers, Scottish Championship, Saturday at 4:15 a.m. That a Scottish second division match is getting a Weekend Watch nod before the top tier hints at the weird state of the game in that country. Scotland will be better…

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December 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Weekend watch: Must-see matches from around the world

The Major League Soccer season may be over, but this sport never sleeps. Here are some options for filling the void this weekend: Manchester United vs. Liverpool, English Premier League, Sunday at 5:30 a.m. The two most historically successful clubs in English soccer go head-to-head, though the stakes are considerably less lofty this time around – each…

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December 5, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Weekend watch: Must-see matches from around the world

Knockout competitions galore headline this version of the Weekend Watch: Accrington Stanley vs. Yeovil Town, English F.A. Cup, Saturday at 7 a.m. The allure of the world’s oldest association football competition, to me at least, is fixing your wagon to a club whose name you can barely pronounce all way from modest beginnings to their inevitable, glorious one-sided…

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November 28, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Weekend watch: Must-see matches from around the world

Slim pickings this weekend, but it ends with a bang with the Western Conference final at CenturyLink Field on Sunday evening. Leeds United vs. Derby County, English League Championship, Saturday at 7 a.m. Anybody who has even seen or read The Damned United – and you should really do both — will appreciate the historical implications of…

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November 21, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Weekend watch: Must-see matches from around the world

Major League Soccer’s conference championship weekend takes top billing in this Weekend Watch. Eibar vs. Real Madrid, Spanish Primera, Saturday at 9 a.m. I’ll stop pounding the “little Eibar taking on the Spanish giants” storyline into the ground soon, I promise. But the prospect of the defending European champions traveling to the Basque club’s 5,250-seat stadium to…

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November 14, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Weekend watch: Must-see matches from around the world

Continental qualifying takes center stage in this version of the Weekend Watch: Mozambique vs. Zambia, African Cup of Nations qualifying, Saturday at 6 a.m. The first of two recent African champions whose hopes of returning to the tournament are in severe danger (see below), Zambia enters match-day five even with its hosts in second place in Group F…

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November 7, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Weekend watch: Must-see matches from around the world

The decisive legs of the MLS conference semifinals are upon us – with some juicy European matchups sprinkled in. Liverpool vs. Chelsea, English Premier League, Saturday at 4:45 a.m. This is the rematch of the infamous late-season showdown that cost Liverpool the title: The Gerrard slip, Willian bearing down on goal in stoppage … I can’t even…

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