Weekend Watch: Get out the map

Big matchups in Europe, a U.S. league playing eight games in one day, two more U.S. leagues kicking off and an MMA card halfway around the world. All times ET

SATURDAY

Noon: Soccer, FA Cup semifinal, Aston Villa-Chelsea, FSC. Brad Friedel’s revenge?

12:30 p.m.: Soccer, Germany, Bayer Leverkusen-Bayern Munich, ESPN Deportes. #3 vs #1.

1 p.m.: MMA, UFC 112, Yahoo! Sports and pay-per-view. Two title fights in Abu Dhabi.

4 p.m.: Soccer, Spain, Real Madrid-Barcelona, GolTV/ESPN Deportes. Tied for the lead.

6 p.m.: Soccer, MLS, Philadelphia-D.C. United, FSC. One of eight games on the agenda for Saturday. Chivas USA-New York is on TeleFutura at 4. The other six are on Direct Kick and MLSSoccer.com

7 p.m.: Soccer, USSF Division 2, Carolina-St. Louis, webcast. The shotgun merger of the NASL and USL begins its first and likely only season before a long-term Division 2 solution emerges.

SUNDAY

6 p.m.: Soccer, WPS, Sky Blue (NJ)-Chicago, FSC. Season starts the night before in Washington. Well, Maryland.

Universal Sports has coverage from curling’s World Championships, cycling’s Tour of the Basque Country and the triathlon World Cup season opener from Sydney.

More TV: Soccer America, USA TODAY

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Beau Dure

The guy who wrote a bunch of soccer books and now runs a Gen X-themed podcast while substitute teaching and continuing to write freelance stuff.

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