World Football Update
Jon Forget
Apr 22nd 2014
World Football Update
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We start the week with the Champions League Semifinals first leg, featuring both Tuesday and Wednesday.  First up, Spain's Atletico Madrid host England's Chelsea.  Atletico is perhaps the biggest surprise of the tournament, and with their success in La Liga this season, have a strong chance of doing the double.  Chelsea, and Mourinho, have had plenty of Champions League success.  The Blues will have to play quite a balancing act though, as they have Liverpool to negotiate in the EPL this weekend, before playing next week's second leg.  Our other Semifinal pits Real Madrid against Bayern Munchen, in a marquee match up.  Bayern has the luxury of already having wrapped up the Bundesliga title, while Real still find themselves with a lot to play for in La Liga. This could complicate things a bit for Real.  On a positive note for them, Christiano Ronaldo has been rested, and he is likely to make his return for this series.   The Three Lions will host a live broadcast of Sirius XM FC for the second leg of this series on April 29th (details below), with former USMNT player John Harkes paying a visit to the Pub!  Mark your calendar for this one, as the atmosphere, and match, are sure to be epic!
 
We have plenty of great football on the weekend,  with a few matches that really stand out.  Saturday afternoon our Colorado Rapids travel to the Pacific Northwest to take on the Seattle Sounders!  Kick off is at 2pm, and the Lions is hosting an away game viewing party for this Western Conference clash!  We have not forgotten who knocked us out of last year's playoffs, and now it's time for revenge!  Wear your colors, and cheer our side on to victory with other Rapid's supporters.
 
It's a big Sunday morning in the EPL, starting early with a relegation battle match between Sunderland and Cardiff.  The kick off time is 5am, but this match leads into Liverpool v Chelsea at 7am.  Get in early to grab a seat, as this should prove to be one of the matches of the year.  A Liverpool win, and they have virtually wrapped up the title.  If Chelsea triumph it will surely bring things down to the wire in the EPL!  To finish the morning Manchester City pay a visit to Crystal Palace, knowing full well less than three points will eliminate them from contention for the title.  They need to watch out though, as Palace have been a giant killer of late.  Don't miss any of the action, and enjoy our morning football Happy Hour both Saturday and Sunday!
 
On the Horizon
 
Next week we feature the second leg of the Champions League Semifinals in the mid week.  On the weekend the Colorado Rapids return home to face the L.A. Galaxy in the first Saturday night match of the season at DSG!  In the EPL, Everton face Manchester City in a match that has both Champions League qualification and EPL title race implications!
 
This Week's Football
 
Tuesday April 22nd
 
Atletico Madrid v Chelsea 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League Semifinals)
 
Wednesday April 23rd
 
PSG v Evian 11am (Ligue 1)
Real Madrid v Bayern Munchen 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League Semifinal)
New York v Houston 5:30pm (MLS)
Toluca v Cruz Azul 6pm (CONCACAF Champions League)
 
Thursday April 24th
 
Sevilla v Valencia 1pm (Europa League Semifinal)
Benfica v Juventus 1pm (Europa League Semifinal)
 
Friday April 25th
Hannover v Stuttgart 12:30pm (Bundesliga)
Nantes v Marseille 12:30pm (Ligue 1)
Roma v AC Milan 12:45pm (Serie A)
 
Saturday April 26th
Southampton v Everton 5:45am (EPL)
Fulham v Hull City 8am (EPL)
Manchester United v Norwich 8am (EPL)
Stoke v Tottenham 8am (EPL)
Swansea v Aston villa 8am (EPL)
West Brom v West Ham 8am (EPL)
Real Madrid v Osasuna 12pm (La Liga)
Inter v Napoli 12:45pm (Serie A)
Montreal v Philadelphia 2pm (MLS)
Seattle v Colorado 2pm (MLS Away Game Viewing Party)
D.C. United v Dallas 5pm (MLS)
New England v Sporting K.C. 5:30pm (MLS)
Salt Lake v Vancouver 7:30pm (MLS)
San Jose v Chivas 8:30pm (MLS)
 
Sunday April 27th
 
Sunderland v Cardiff 5am (EPL)
Liverpool v Chelsea 7am (EPL)
Crystal Palace v Manchester City 9am (EPL)
Valencia v Atletico Madrid 9am (La Liga)
Athletic Bilbao v Sevilla 11am (La Liga)
Villareal v Barcelona 1pm (La Liga)
Houston v Portland 1pm (MLS)
 
Monday April 28th
 
Arsenal v Newcastle 1pm (EPL)
 
Avalanche Playoff Schedule
 
Mon Apr 21st 5pm v Wild
Thu Apr 24 7:30pm v Wild
Sat Apr 26 TBD v Wild
Mon Apr 28 TBD v Wild
 
Root 40 Music Festival:  The Three Lions is a proud host venue for the third annual Colfax Root 40 Music Festival!  We will have live original acts performing at the Pub the  25th, and 26th of April (no cover).  Maynard Mills Band April 25th @ 10pm (opening act 8:30pm), and Roots & Rythm 10:00pm April 26th!  For more info go to www.root40.com .  Be sure to try our signature Root 40 cocktail, the Deep Eddy Paloma, while enjoying these incredible live acts!  
 
Sirius XM FC Live at the Lions:  The Sirius XM FC crew will be presenting a live broadcast from Three Lions for the Champions League Semifinal 2nd Leg match between Bayern Munchen and Real Madrid (Apr. 29th).  Former USMNT star John Harkes will be in the house, along with the regular Sirius crew, with coverage starting at 11am MST (and continuing for two hours postgame).  We encourage all fans of both of these Clubs, and the game in general, to join us as we show America how vibrant Denver's World Football culture is! 
 
Colorado v Seattle Sounders:   Join us at the Three Lions for our away game viewing party, as the Colorado Rapids take on the Seattle Sounders (2pm Sat. 26th).  The Sounders think they have hit their stride, but Dempsey and crew are in for a rude awakening come Saturday.  This is a rematch of last years 1st round playoff match, and it is time for some revenge!  $5 20oz Carlsbergs are on special for kick off, and the second half falls naturally in to our Happy Hour, Cheers!
 
Carlsberg EPL Giveaway:  It has been an incredible year in the English Premier League, and the final day promises to be full of emotion, heartbreak, and joy!  Drink Carlsberg at Three Lions on the final day of the EPL Season and win a trip for two to see one of the EPL's major Clubs.  The winner will receive airfare, hotel, and match tickets for a 2014/15 EPL match!  
 
Denver University v Air Force: DU Men take on the Falcons at Ciber Field this Saturday at 6pm.  Tickets are $8 & offer a great way to easily see some grassroots soccer.
 
New Denver Rec Center: Denver Parks & recreation would like your ideas and feedback for a new recreation center located at Colfax & Josephine, right by the Three Lions & City Park. What we need you to do is to take 5-7 minutes to complete the questionnaire. While you can express any opinion you like for most of the questions, there is one question about the gymnasium and / or the athletic sports flooring & the answer to give is 'One full-size basketball court, and one (indoor) synthetic turf field' - i.e. a soccer field. Click here to do the survey, and thanks for your help!
 
Supporters Email Lists: To receive emails from American Outlaws (US National Team), Colorado Supporters & other local team supporters groups, please go to www.coloradosupporters.com/signup.  If you have registered before, the system should bring up your account details automatically.
 
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