World Football Update
Jon Forget
May 13th 2014
World Football Update
Feature Matches
 
We have two mid week matches of note, before a super Saturday at the Lions this week!  A month out from the World Cup Final in Brazil, and the first of a spate of warmup friendlies is set to kickoff.  Two neighbors clash, as Germany take on Poland on Tuesday afternoon.  The Germans are a tournament favorite, and will surely be the USMNT's toughest test in Brazil.  In Club football, the Europa League Final falls Wednesday afternoon.  The fifth place side from Spain, Sevilla, take on top of the table Portugese side Benfica.  A terrific lunchtime match, and the first of the week with silverware on the line!
 
Saturday morning our attention will be split between the title battle in La Liga, and the contest for the FA Cup in England!  Arsenal are set to face Hull City, in a bid to end a nine year run with no silverware.  Hull are poised to win their first major trophy, and both sides are going to leave it all on the field at Wembley!  In La Liga the title race has come down to the final day, with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid still in contention for the prize.  Barca face Atleti at the Camp Nou, knowing a win would give them the title, and a loss may see them finish as low as third.  Atletico need only a draw to become Champions, which would be well earned after a terrific season!  To Barca's advantage, Atletico must be wary of their upcoming date with Real Madrid in the Champions League Finals!  Immediately following the conclusion of these two matches we head to Germany for the DFB Pokal Final between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munchen. In the last few years this has become one of the greatest rivalries in football, with the two sides battling for titles in Europe, and domestically.
 
We finish a dramatic day of title matches a bit closer to home, as our Colorado Rapids face their most bitter rivals, Real Salt Lake, in a primetime Saturday night clash!  This is the first fixture in the three game Rocky Mountain Cup series, and a perfect chance for the Rapids to rebound from a dismal loss at home last week.  Pablo has been juggling the lineup a bit, but expect to see the Rapids strongest line up take to the pitch in Utah.  Make sure to join us at the Lions with other passionate Rapids fans in support, and you may win an authentic signed jersey from Dillon Powers!
 
On the Horizon
 
Next Saturday at the Lions we feature the Championship Playoff Final, the Champions League Final, and a home fixture for the Colorado Rapids against Montreal!
 
This Week's Football
 
Tuesday May 13th
 
Germany v Poland 12:45pm (International Friendly)
 
Wednesday May 14th
 
Sevilla v Benfica 12:45pm (Europa League Final)
Sporting K.C. v Philadelphia 6:30pm (MLS)
 
Friday May 16th
 
Malaga v Levante 1pm (La Liga)
 
Saturday May 17th
 
Real Madrid v Espanyol 8am (La Liga)
Arsenal v Hull City 10am (FA Cup Final)
Barcelona v Atletico Madrid 10am (La Liga)
Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munchen 12pm (German Cup Final)
Netherlands v Ecuador 12:30pm (International Friendly)
Valencia v Celta Vigo 2pm (La Liga)
Toronto v New York 2:30pm (MLS)
Philadelphia v New England 5pm (MLS)
D.C. United v Montreal 5pm (MLS)
Houston v Los Angeles 6:30pm (MLS)
Dallas v Chivas 6:30pm (MLS)
Salt Lake v Colorado 7:30pm (MLS Away Game Viewing Party)
Seattle Sounders v San Jose 8pm (MLS)
Portland v Columbus 8:30pm (MLS)
 
Sunday May 18th
 
AC Milan v Sassuolo 12:45pm (Serie A)
Chicago v Sporting K.C. 1pm (MLS)
 
Colorado v Salt Lake: The Colorado Rapids take on Real Salt Lake this Saturday evening at 7:30pm, in a showdown between the two Rocky Mountain rivals!  If you are not traveling in support of the team, join us at Three Lions as we cheer our Boys on to victory!  The Rapid's Supporter Group (Cenntennial 38) will be in the house, and we will be giving away an authentic signed Dillon Powers jersey!  Celebrate the first game of the 2014 Rocky Mountain Cup with the Rapids most passionate supporters!
 
World Football in Film Festival June 5th-8th:  The Three Lions, in conjunction with Denver Film Society, America SCORES Denver, and Soccer Electric present a four day film festival celebrating the World's game.  From our opening night "Black Cleat Affair" , to a special (post Rapids match) Saturday night viewing of the legendary football film Victory, the WFFF has something for every fan of the game.  The festival will be held at the DenverFilm Society's Sie Film Center, which is right down the street from Three Lions. Tickets go on sale by the end of this week, and will be available on the DFS website: http://www.denverfilm.org
 
Colorado Rapids v Real Salt Lake: If you are unable to make it to Utah for the match, join C38 for the massive viewing party at the Three Lions at 7.30pm on May 17th!
 
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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