Watch These Matches for the Week of 8/27

Here is a look at the best match­es of the week from around the world.

Monday, Aug. 27

  • Tottenham vs. Man. United (EPL) — Two of the leagues biggest teams meet up for a (for me) mid­day bat­tle. Tottenham are unde­feat­ed after two, while Manchester had split their results. For me this is much see soc­cer.
  • Roma vs. Atalanta (Serie A) — Both teams won their first match of the Serie A sea­son after hav­ing mod­er­ate suc­cess­es in the pre­vi­ous sea­son. Roma ended in 3rd and Atalanta were in 7th. Should be a good match to start off the week.

Tuesday, Aug. 28

  • Dynamo Kyiv vs. Ajax (Europa) — Well if I had the first leg in the list last week then it mer­its inclu­sion again to see how the fix­tures end. After the first, Ajax lead 3 – 1, so Kyiv at home have their work cut out for them.

Wednesday, Aug. 29

  • DC United vs. Philadelphia Union (MLS) — Philadelphia are hav­ing a solid sea­son in a good posi­tion for the play­offs, while DC United have come alive with the arrival of Rooney and they are scrap­ping their way into con­tention. Winning ver­sus Philadelphia would def­i­nite­ly help with that.
  • Indy Eleven vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL) — It’s a sad fact that most Americans view lower divi­sion leagues as point­less as pri­ma­ry enter­tain­ment when in fact they often offer fan­tas­tic enter­tain­ment.

Friday, Aug. 31

  • Milan vs. Roma (Serie A) — Roma make their sec­ond appear­ance on the list this week, but like Atalanta, it seems that this should be a good match of the Serie A line­up this week.
  • Leeds United vs. Middlesbrough (Championship) — It’s #1 vs. #2 in England’s sec­ond divi­sion bat­tling.
  • USA vs. Chile (Women’s Friendly) — The Women’s World Cup is on the hori­zon and the women’s match­es are some of the best soc­cer I watch.

Saturday, Sep. 1

  • Leicester City vs. Liverpool (EPL) — Liverpool are unde­feat­ed in the Premier League, and Leicester City have only lost one. Leicester haven’t looked fan­tas­tic ever since win­ning the league but they have a spark this sea­son thus far.
  • Chelsea vs. AFC Bournemouth (EPL) — Bournemouth are not what you would con­sid­er a pow­er­house in the Premier League, but they are 2 – 1‐0. Chelsea remain dom­i­nant and have start­ed the league 3 – 0. Can Bournemouth dent the Chelsea machine?
  • Seattle Sounders vs. Sporting KC (MLS) — The nar­ra­tive of MLS is quick­ly become all about the post sea­son. Seattle, after defeat­ing Portland on the road in Providence Park, must pro­tect their posi­tion for the post sea­son and chas­ing an eighth con­sec­u­tive win back at CenturyLink would go a long way to ensure that.

Sunday, Sep. 2

  • Watford vs. Tottenham (EPL) — Tottenham joins Roma in mak­ing this week’s watch­list twice. Tottenham are poten­tial­ly unde­feat­ed (depend­ing on Monday’s match) and Watford are def­i­nite­ly unde­feat­ed com­ing into this match. I think Watford have to feel like the under­dogs, though they are play­ing at home. Should be enter­tain­ing.
  • Schalke 04 vs Hertha BSC (Bundesliga) — The first German match to make the list this week, and it’s between two teams in the mid­dle of the pack. As with all European leagues, it’s early and things will change but this looks like a fair­ly even match of two German sides.
  • Barcelona vs. Huesca (La Liga) — Watch Messi do Messi things to a La Liga side. At least, that’s why I have it on the list.
  • DC United vs. Atlanta United (MLS) — Atlanta United have quick­ly become a dom­i­nant team in the MLS, and they sit atop the Eastern con­fer­ence of the league. That said, DC United and them have his­to­ry and DC United needs a win to push for the post sea­son.

Published by Trick Jarrett

Sounders fan. Spurs fan. Reign fan. Barcelona fan. Soccer fan.

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