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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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September 26, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Weekend watch: Must-see matches from around the world

A rivalry weekend in England heads this version of the weekend watch: Liverpool vs. Everton, English Premier League, Saturday at 4:45 a.m. Brendan Rogers and the Reds are reeling after opening the season with three league losses out of five matches, and there’s nothing their crosstown rivals would love more than to shove them further down the…

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September 12, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Weekend watch: Must-see matches from around the world

A belated/abbreviated version of the weekend watch – thank the traffic-pocolypse currently grinding SoDo to a halt. Let’s get right into it. Arsenal v. Manchester City, English Premier League, Saturday at 4:45 a.m. The answer to the annual, can-Arsenal-compete-for-a-title question gets an early answer when it plays host to the defending champs. Barcelona v. Athletic Bilbao, Spanish Primera,…

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September 5, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Weekend watch: Must-see matches from around the world

The international break has forced greater creativity – and increased focus on the Western Hemisphere – for this weekend watch. Velez Sarsfield v. Newell’s Old Boys, Argentine Primera, Saturday at 1:15 p.m. It may be off the Euro-centric path, but this meeting of the second- and third-clubs and pair of annual contenders in the Primera is…

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August 29, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Weekend watch: Must-see matches from around the world

A Cascadia Cup derby with playoff stakes and opening weekend in Italy headline this version of the weekend watch. A.S. Roma v. Fiorentina, Italian Serie A, Saturday at 11:45 a.m. — Roma finished a distant second to Juventus and Fiorentina a distant fourth behind Napoli and Italy’s final Champions League spot last season. Atletico Madrid v. Eibar,…

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