Author: Matt Jones

Matt has been writing for World Soccer Talk for more than two years, contributing pieces about myriad topics and regularly lending his voice to the podcast. Matt has covered games live for the website from a host of venues, including Wembley, London and the ANZ Stadium, Sydney. He is a regular at Goodison Park where he watches his beloved Everton, but harbours an unyielding interest in all aspects of European soccer. You can get in touch with Matt via e-mail at mattjones@worldsoccertalk.com or on Twitter @MattJFootball

Top 5 must-see soccer games on US TV this weekend

The definition of a derby alters across world soccer. But when any game is slapped with that tag, typically it’s going to be a 90 minutes worth watching. This weekend, three of the five selections on offer fall into that category. In Italy on Saturday there’s the Derby D’Italia between two of the main contenders for the Serie A title, while on Sunday, rivalries from Merseyside and Manchester will be ignited. In addition, there’s one absorbing fixtures from La Liga, as well as the final game of the 2017 MLS season featuring a final rematch between Toronto and Seattle. All ... Read more

Top 5 must-see soccer games on US TV this weekend

One of the most fascinating parts of the 2017-18 season so far has been watching Serie A, where it feels as though a genuine title race may be on the cards. On Friday we’ll get another indicator as to whether that’ll be the case, as the vibrant league leaders host the champions for the last five campaigns in a game that’ll dominate the weekend. There’s another huge tussle on Friday, as the two biggest names in Portuguese football face off in a game that has potentially enormous connotations. The selections will be wrapped up on Saturday with an intriguing double ... Read more

Top 5 must-see soccer games on US TV this weekend

Although it’s still relatively early in the campaign across the major European leagues, already some title races appear on the cusp of being called off. Some of the clashes across the continent this weekend may leave some teams with margins that appear insurmountable at the summit of their respective divisions. It’s certainly the case in both Spain and France, when the team in second spot hosts the leaders on Sunday evening. While you’ll have to pick between two games there, on Saturday there’s a huge derby from Germany to enjoy. Later in the day two of the Premier League’s bitterest ... Read more

Top 5 must-see soccer games on US TV this weekend

With all 32 places for next summer’s World Cup dished out, domestic soccer will be the focus again until preparations begin for the Russia showpiece. And for a lot of teams, this weekend is the trigger for a congested spell of fixtures, with matches coming thick and fast in a variety of different competitions. We’ve got a brilliant set of games at the beginning of this stint. There are three city derbies from three capital cities, as the north London, Rome and Madrid rivalries will come to life. There’s also a testing contest for the league leaders in La Liga ... Read more

Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend

The Premier League scheduling on a Sunday can often make or break a weekend of football watching. This Sunday, there’s nothing else to do other than settle down and enjoy what promises to be a brilliant double header. The top two in English football’s top flight will take on the teams currently occupying fifth and fourth, respectively. And while this will only be the 11th week of the Premier League season, already there’s a sense this day of football will be vital in the title chase. Elsewhere, the top two go head-to-head in the Bundesliga in German football’s biggest fixture, ... Read more

Top 5 must-see soccer games on US TV this weekend

Five different leagues, five different games; it’s shaping up to be a fantastic weekend for those who enjoy sampling different types of football. Kickstarting the weekend will be a showdown between the second and third best teams in France last season on Friday night. That precedes a bumper Saturday, as there are entertaining and important matches to come from the Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A and La Liga. All kick-offs are in Eastern time. Enjoy your weekend and enjoy the games!   PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN VS. NICE Friday, October 27, 2:45 p.m. ET, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Espanol, Sling World ... Read more

Top 5 must-see soccer games on US TV this weekend

The Premier League dominates the soccer landscape in Europe once again this weekend, with a trio of fascinating fixtures to savor from Week 9 of the 2017-18 season. On Saturday the champions take on this season’s surprise package in what should be an absorbing clash of styles. Then on Sunday two teams from Merseyside take on two from north London in a pair of eyecatching encounters. Elsewhere, in Italy the two most impressive teams in the division meet in what’ll potentially be the match of the weekend. We’ll then see two of French football’s biggest rivals meet in a match ... Read more

Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend

In recent years Serie A has shed its reputation as a league of defensively-minded and one-paced soccer. Now the Italian top flight is packed with enterprising and aesthetic outfits, and with so many illustrious names in the division, regular big-name clashes. This weekend there are three of those. One sees the Italian champions against one of the league’s rising forces, another sees the two most likely challengers to the division’s dominant force go head-to-head, while on Sunday it’s a city derby like no other. While the spotlight will be on the Scudetto over the coming days, there are also huge ... Read more