World Football Update - Aug 29th 2012
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Jon Forget
Aug 29th 2012
World Football Update - Aug 29th 2012
Feature Matches
 
August closes with two big matches, a Clasico in Spain, and a Friday night primetime match for ourColorado Rapids. The second leg of the Spanish Super Cup kicks off at 2:30pm this afternoon, with Barcelona holding a slim one goal advantage over Real Madrid. The winner will hoist silverware, and fire the first salvo in a season long melee between these two giants of the football world. Barcelonas talisman,Leo Messi, is off to a scorching start with five goals scored in his first three games of 2012/13, four in La Liga and one in the Super Cup. Madrid will be pinning their hopes on a strong performance from Christiano Ronaldo, and will have the advantage of being at home in this second leg. Ronaldo is off to a slower start, having fired one goal so far in last weeks Super Cup fixture.
 
Friday night (8:30pm kickoff) our Colorado Rapids take on the Portland Timbers, in a battle to stay off the bottom of the table. This one is for pride, and to make things more interesting we face the Timbers again the middle of next week. The Rapids hold a slim two point advantage over Portland in the standings, but the Timbers have a game in hand. New acquisition Hendry Thomas may make his first appearance for the Rapids, bringing some much needed reinforcement to the midfield. Former Rapid, Kosuke Kimura, will be playing his first match against the club he helped to win the MLS title. It will be strange, and kind of sad, to see him suit up against his former teammates.
 
We have a fully loaded schedule on the weekend, with an early start both Saturday and Sunday morning.Liverpool take on Arsenal at home in our feature match of the weekend, kicking off at 6:30am Sunday morning. Liverpool is coming off a strong performance against Man City last week, while Arsenal have not found the net in their first two matches. To their credit, the Gunners have not conceded a goal either, coming away with two draws to start the season. Like any clash of the titans in the EPL, this should be a highly entertaining clash!
 
On the Horizon
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The USMNT resumes their qualifying campaign for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, taking on Jamaica next Friday night, while the Rapids face the Timbers again midweek.
 
This Weeks Football
 
Wednesday August 29th
Celtic v Helsingborg 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Fenerbahce v Spartak Moscow 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Real Madrid v Barcelona 2:30pm (Spanish Super Cup Final)
D.C. United v New York 6pm (MLS)
New England v Chivas 6pm (MLS)
Philadelphia v Columbus 6pm (MLS)
L.A. Galaxy v Puerto Rico Islanders 8pm (CONCACAF Champions League)
 
Thursday August 30th
Liverpool v Hearts 1pm (Europa League)
Caledonia v Seattle 6pm (CONCACAF Champions League)
Olimpia v Houston 8pm (CONCACAF Champions League)
 
Friday August 31st
Chelsea v Atletico Madrid 12pm (UEFA Super Cup)
Mainz v Gruerther Furth 12:30pm (Bundesliga)
Portland v Colorado 8:30pm (MLS Away Game Viewing Party)
 
Saturday September 1st
West Ham v Fulham 5:45am (EPL)
Nurnberg v Borussia Dortmund 7:30am (Bundesliga)
Werder Bremen v Hamburg 7:30am (Bundesliga)
Tottenham v Norwich 8am (EPL)
West Brom v Everton 8am (EPL)
Manchester City v Queens Park rangers 10:30am (EPL)
Deportivo La Coruna v Getafe 12pm (La Liga)
Bastia v St. Etienne 12pm (Ligue 1)
Bologna v AC Milan 12:45pm (Serie A)
New England v Philadelphia 5:30pm (MLS)
Columbus v Montreal 5:30pm (MLS)
Sporting K.C. v Toronto 6:30pm (MLS)
Salt Lake v D.C. United 7pm (MLS)
L.A. Galaxy v Vancouver 8pm (MLS)
 
Sunday September 2nd
Liverpool v Arsenal 6:30pm (EPL)
Newcastle v Aston Villa 9am (EPL)
Southampton v Manchester United 9am (EPL)
Marseille v Rennes 9am (Ligue 1)
Bayern Munich v Stuttgart 9:30am (Bundesliga)
Real Madrid v Granada 12pm (La Liga)
Inter Milan v Roma 12:45pm (Serie A)
Lille v Paris St. Germain 1pm (Ligue 1)
Barcelona v Valencia 1:30pm (La Liga)
Chicago v Houston 5pm (MLS)
Dallas v Seattle 5pm (MLS)
San Jose v Chivas 7pm (MLS)
 
Monday September 3rd
Real Betis v Atletico Madrid 1:30pm (La Liga)
 
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Three Lions Fantasy Football League: Test your mettle against other football fanatics by playing the 2012/13 Barclays Premier League Fantasy Football Game. To join the Three Lions league go tohttp://fantasy.premierleague.com/ , sign up, create your squad, and click on join league. The game will prompt you to enter a code to join our private league. The code is154057-45174. Playing fantasy Prem is a great way to learn about different teams and players in the Premiership, and after the initial set up only takes five or ten minutes each week to adjust your squad.
 
Formula 1: Sunday September 2nd the F1 series returns with the Belgian Grand Prix from Spa Francorchamps, the race will be shown on tape delay at 3:30pm.
 
Scarf Wall: We are currently collecting soccer scarves from around the world for the Three Lions scarf wall. If you have any old football scarves that are just sitting in a drawer, and you would like to see them displayed in the Pub, please bring them down. (Thank you to all of the folks that have already contributed!)

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