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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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October 24, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Weekend watch: Must-see matches from around the world

The Sounders-Galaxy showdown at CenturyLink isn’t the only must-see match on tap this weekend. Real Madrid vs. Barcelona, Spanish Primera, Saturday at 9:00 a.m. Really, the names are all that need to be said. El Clasico is one of the best – if not the best – rivalry in soccer, the games around which legacies are defined…

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October 17, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Weekend watch: Must-see matches from around the world

Whittle away those anxious days and hours before Seattle-L.A. with the return of domestic action to the weekend watch. Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake, Major League Soccer, Friday at 7 p.m. The Sounders may have ironically put the nail in their rival’s coffin in defeat last weekend, as Vancouver’s 1-0 upset win gave it pole position…

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October 10, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Weekend watch: Must-see matches from around the world

We may technically be on the international break, but there are plenty of intriguing matchups – with more than their share of historical grievances – to help fill the void. Argentina vs. Brazil, international friendly, Saturday at 5 a.m. The cliché that there’s no such thing as a friendly between old rivals is especially true when it comes…

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October 3, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Weekend watch: Must-see matches from around the world

A loaded Sunday slate headlines this version of the weekend watch: Valencia vs. Atletico Madrid, Spanish Primera, Saturday at 7 a.m. The surprise second-place team in La Liga plays host to the defending-champion, third-place one in a title and European race where every point counts. Aston Villa vs. Manchester City, English Premier League, Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Villa may…

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