Aston Villa vs. Spurs, Liverpool vs. Man City, Chelsea vs. Newcastle, the CONCACAF W Gold Cup final, and the UEFA Champions League feature in our list of must-watch matches.

Top games to watch this week

Friday, March 8

Barcelona vs. Mallorca (La Liga)

Napoli vs. Torino (Serie A)

Stuttgart vs. Union Berlin (Bundesliga)

Portimonense vs. Porto (Primeira Liga)

Nice vs. Montpellier (Ligue 1)

Go Ahead Eagles vs. PSV (Eredivisie)

Al Riyadh vs. Al Hilal (Saudi Pro League)

Saturday, March 9

Manchester United vs. Everton (English Premier League)

Arsenal vs. Brentford (English Premier League)

Cádiz vs. Atlético Madrid (La Liga)

Girona vs. Osasuna (La Liga)

Bologna vs. Inter (Serie A)

Bayern vs. Mainz 05 (Bundesliga)

Werder Bremen vs. Borussia Dortmund (Bundesliga)

Columbus Crew vs. Chicago Fire (MLS)

Los Angeles FC vs. Sporting KC (MLS)

América vs. Tigres UANL (Liga MX)

Sunday, March 10

Aston Villa vs. Tottenham (English Premier League)

Liverpool vs. Manchester City (English Premier League)

Real Madrid vs. Celta de Vigo (La Liga)

Milan vs. Empoli (Serie A)

Juventus vs. Atalanta (Serie A)

Fiorentina vs. Roma (Serie A)

Bayer Leverkusen vs. Wolfsburg (Bundesliga)

Arouca vs. Sporting CP (Primeira Liga)

Benfica vs. Estoril (Primeira Liga)

PSG vs. Reims (Ligue 1)

Marseille vs. Nantes (Ligue 1)

Nashville vs. LA Galaxy (MLS)

Inter Miami vs. CF Montreal (MLS)

USWNT vs. Brazil (Concacaf W Gold Cup Final)

Monday, March 11

Chelsea vs. Newcastle United (English Premier League)

Almería vs. Sevilla (La Liga)

Lazio vs. Udinese (Serie A)

Al Nassr vs. Al Ain (AFC Champions League)

Tuesday, March 12

Arsenal vs. Porto (UEFA Champions League)

Barcelona vs. Napoli (UEFA Champions League)

Columbus Crew vs. Houston Dynamo (CONCACAF Champions Cup)

Pachuca vs. Philadelphia Union (CONCACAF Champions Cup)

Tigres UANL vs. Orlando City (CONCACAF Champions Cup)

Al Ittihad vs. Al Hilal (Saudi Pro League)

Wednesday, March 13

Atlético Madrid vs. Internazionale (UEFA Champions League)

Borussia Dortmund vs. PSV (UEFA Champions League)

Bournemouth vs. Luton Town (English Premier League)

RB Bragantino vs. Botafogo (Copa Libertadores)

Colo-Colo vs. Sportivo Trinidense (Copa Libertadores)

Robin Hood vs. Herediano (CONCACAF Champions Cup)

Inter Miami vs. Nashville SC (CONCACAF Champions Cup)

América vs. Guadalajara (CONCACAF Champions Cup)

Thursday, March 14

Villarreal vs. Marseille (UEFA Europa League)

Rangers vs. Benfica (UEFA Europa League)

West Ham vs. Freiburg (UEFA Europa League)

Slavia Praha vs. Milan (UEFA Europa League)

Atalanta vs. Sporting CP (UEFA Europa League)

Liverpool vs. Sparta Praha (UEFA Europa League)

Brighton vs. Roma (UEFA Europa League)

Bayer Leverkusen vs. Qarabag (UEFA Europa League)

Viktoria Plzen vs. Servette (UEFA Europa Conference League)

Fenerbahce vs. Union Saint-Gilloise (UEFA Europa Conference League)

PAOK vs. Dinamo Zagreb (UEFA Europa Conference League)

Fiorentina vs. Maccabi Haifa (UEFA Europa Conference League)

Aston Villa vs. Ajax (UEFA Europa Conference League)

Club Brugge vs. Molde (UEFA Europa Conference League)

Lille vs. Sturm Graz (UEFA Europa Conference League)

Maccabi Tel Aviv vs. Olympiakos (UEFA Europa Conference League)

Alajuelense vs. New England (CONCACAF Champions Cup)

Monterrey vs. Cincinnati (CONCACAF Champions Cup)

Most-watched soccer games: February 26-March 3, 2024

Another week has gone by, bringing soccer fans in the USA a host of exciting games, ranging from the regulars such as Liga MX and the Premier League to La Liga and the CONCACAF W Gold Cup. However, to no one's surprise, one competition completed a clean sweep by taking the top three spots on the podium, which is the Mexican top flight.

Furthermore, all three games were covered by Univision, starting with Guadalajara's trip to Cruz Azul, the most-watched soccer game in the USA from February 26 to March 3, 2024. Nearly one million average viewers tuned in as Chivas suffered a rough 3-0 defeat at Estadio Azteca, tumbling further down the table as a result.

That 3-0 loss received a rating of 0.44, slightly edging out the next fixture on this list. That game was Club America's thrashing of Atlas, which garnered a rating of 0.42 and an average viewership of 906,000. Henry Martin scored a brace in this tie, as did Alejandro Zendejas, thus maintaining pace with the Clausura leaders.

Wrapping this up is another Liga MX match aired by Univision and that is Toluca's 2-1 victory over Tigres UANL on Saturday. This fixture earned 477,000 average viewers for Univision while earning a 0.22 rating, thus reminding fans of Liga MX's popularity in the United Stadium.

As for the MLS, Inter Miami's 5-0 demolition of Orlando City also made the list, but not the top three. Former Barcelona superstars Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both scored twice each in this victory as 441,000 average viewers tuned in to Fox to watch the Florida derby.

TV Schedules, Cruz Azul, Guadalajara, Atlas, Club America, Toluca, Tigres UANL, Univision

For a full breakdown of last week's most-watched soccer games in the USA, click here.

What are this week's must-watch games? 

Barcelona vs. Mallorca live this Friday at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes

Barcelona kick off Matchday 28 in La Liga, with the Catalan giants hosting Mallorca on Friday. The Blaugrana will look to return to winning ways after drawing 0-0 with Athletic Club in their most recent Spanish top-flight outing. A win would see Xavi's men temporarily leapfrog Girona, who have dropped points in recent fixtures. Do not miss this tie.

Barcelona, Mallorca, La Liga, Broadcast Listings

Aston Villa vs. Tottenham live this Sunday at 8 a.m. ET on the USA Network and Telemundo

Aston Villa face North London heavyweights Tottenham in one of three exciting Premier League showdowns taking place this round. Both sides are fighting to qualify for the UEFA Champions League, with Unai Emery's men boasting the advantage. Watkins and Co. are fourth with 55 points while Spurs are merely five points behind, meaning a win for the visitors would throw the top-four race wide open.

Aston Villa, Tottenham, Broadcast Listings, English Premier League

Liverpool vs. Manchester City live this Sunday at 10:45 p.m. ET on the USA Network and Telemundo

All eyes will be on this top-of-the-table Premier League showdown as first-placed Liverpool host second-placed Manchester City in a highly-anticipated showdown. Only a single point separates the two, meaning Klopp's men could stretch their lead at the top with a win while the Cityzens could leapfrog the Reds should they triumph. With Mohamed Salah back from injury, this showdown should be an exciting fixture!

Liverpool, Manchester City, Broadcast Listings, English Premier League

Inter Miami vs. CF Montreal live this Sunday at 4 p.m. ET exclusively on the MLS Season Pass on Apple TV

Lionel Messi's Inter Miami resume their MLS campaign as the Florida franchise go in search of a second consecutive win in the league. The Herons enter this tie on the back of their 2-2 draw away to Nashville in the CONCACAF Champions Cup, with Messi and fellow Barcelona icon Luis Suarez both scoring to pull off a comeback, drawing 2-2 at Geodis Park. CF Montreal, meanwhile, have played only twice in the new MLS campaign, winning once and drawing the other.

Inter Miami, CF Montreal, MLS, Broadcast Listings

Chelsea vs. Newcastle live this Monday at 3 p.m. ET on the USA Network and Universo

Mauricio Pochettino's struggling Chelsea return to action on Monday, with the Blues hosting Newcastle in what promises to be an interesting showdown. The Blues have won only once in their last four fixtures while the Magpies are eyeing a third consecutive victory following their embarrassing 4-1 loss away to Arsenal in late February. Tune in to the USA Network and Universo to catch the action live.

Chelsea, Newcastle, Broadcast Listings, English Premier League


UEFA Champions League round of 16 wraps up this midweek as Barcelona vs. Napoli and Atletico vs. Inter headline live games on Paramount+ and ViX

This Week in the UEFA Champions League, Arsenal, Porto, Barcelona, Napoli, Dortmund, PSV, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, Paramount+, ViX 

The UEFA Champions League round of 16 wraps up this midweek as the final four games are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday. Arsenal host Porto in one of the first two games as the North London giants look to overcome that last-gasp 1-0 loss they suffered in Portugal. Mikel Arteta's men, who have been unstoppable in the Premier League in 2024, boast the home advantage and will aim to make that count.

Barcelona host Napoli in Tuesday's other game, with the previous leg having ended in a one-all draw. The Serie A heavyweights have improved recently, beating Sassuolo and Juventus 6-1 and 2-1 respectively, but Osimhen and Co. will face a tough time in Catalonia. Spanish and Italian heavyweights face off in the other key fixture, with Atletico Madrid welcoming Inter Milan with the sole goal of overturning the 1-0 deficit. Will Simeone's men or Inzaghi's side make the quarterfinals? Tune in to Paramount+ and ViX to stream all four matches live.

This week in women's soccer, March 8, March 14, Frauen-Bundesliga, CONCACAF W Gold Cup, Women's FA Cup, USWNT, Brazil, Frankfurt, Wolfsburg, Chelsea, Manchester United

This weekend will feature the conclusion of the 2024 CONCACAF W Gold Cup, but that is not all the interesting soccer matches taking place over the next few days.

Here's all you need to know ahead of another week in women's soccer.

What to watch in women's soccer: March 8 to March 10


Matchday 15 of the 2023/24 Frauen-Bundesliga season gets underway on Friday featuring SGS Essen (8th) vs. MSV Duisburg (12th). Arguably, the biggest matches of this round will be Saturday's match starring Eintracht Frankfurt (3rd) vs. Bayern München (1st), while Wolfsburg, who sit in second place just one point behind Bayern, will be in action against Leipzig on Monday, March 11th.


The inaugural CONCACAF W Gold Cup will come to an end this Sunday, as Brazil and the USWNT prepare to do battle in the upcoming final. Brazil secured their spot here thanks to a comfortable 3-0 win over Mexico, while the Stars and Stripes had to survive a nervy penalty shoot-out to finally beat Canada. It will be very interesting to see if fatigue will be a factor for Team USA due to having played well over a half hour more of soccer than their upcoming opponents.

USWNT, Brazil, CONCACAF W Gold Cup, Broadcast Listings

Women's FA Cup

More Women's FA Cup games will be taking place this weekend, with Saturday and Sunday featuring double-headers. On Saturday, the action will start with Liverpool vs. Leicester City, followed by Brighton vs. Manchester United. Then, on Sunday, March 10th, Everton will host reigning WSL champions Chelsea, followed by Tottenham hoping to match wits with title contenders Manchester City. 

What to watch in women's soccer: March 11 to March 14


Monday, March 11th sees the conclusion of matchday 15, with title contenders Wolfsburg welcoming RB Leipzig. Depending on how things go in Bayern's away game against Frankfurt, Wolfsburg could find themselves four points behind in the battle for the title - or alternatively, could reclaim the top spot here should Bayern fail to beat their upcoming hosts. Either way, this match surely will be one not to miss for Frauen-Bundesliga fans, and viewers in the USA can live-stream this tie via DAZN.

Top news in women's soccer

Teenage striker Jaedyn Shaw makes history during team's win over Canada

It was a rather dismal day on the pitch - at least in terms of the weather - as Canada and the USWNT locked horns in the second of the 2024 CONCACAF W Gold Cup semi-finals.

However, despite the water-logged conditions, it was a great day at the office for Jaedyn Shaw, who took advantage of some poor decision-making from Canada to nick her fourth goal of the competition.

In doing so, the 19-year-old now has made it four goals from her first four starts and is the first-ever player to achieve such a feat. The youngster, who plays her club football for NWSL side San Diego Wave, is also currently the top goalscorer in the CONCACAF W Gold Cup and will naturally be aiming to continue her record-breaking run when her team face Brazil in the final on March 10th.

Incoming USWNT boss Emma Haye's official debut announced

As interim boss Twila Kilgore looks to end her term in charge of the USWNT on a high note, many eyes are already looking towards the future. Chelsea boss Emma Hayes, who was announced as the new USWNT coach last November, will be aiming to help the team find their footing as they take part in the upcoming Olympic Games.

But before then, the English tactician will have a chance to get to know her players and figure out her best tactical formations in June, as the USWNT will be facing South Korea in a series of friendly matches on June 1 and June 4th. The pressure will surely be on Hayes to lead Team USA to success, especially as the Stars and Stripes have not won a gold medal since 2012.

Didn't find your favorite women's league on this list? No worries, as this is just a highlight of some of the exciting games coming up this week. Make sure to check out our special women's soccer page here at for full broadcast info, match updates, news, and more.  

Biggest stories

Haaland bites back after Alexander-Arnold's jibe that Liverpool trophies 'mean more'

Erling Haaland has hit back at Trent Alexander-Arnold's taunt that winning trophies means more to Liverpool than to Manchester City, boasting that last season's treble triumph felt "quite nice".

Defender Alexander-Arnold said in an interview this week that Liverpool's trophies had meant more due to the enormous financial resources available to Abu Dhabi-backed City.

However, Haaland, who scored 52 goals last season, hit back, saying: "I've been here one year and won the treble and it was quite a nice feeling," Haaland told Sky Sports when asked about Alexander-Arnold's comments.

"I don't think he knows this feeling, so that's what I felt last season and it was quite nice." Read more…

Liverpool receive huge injury boost ahead of Man City showdown as star player returns to training

Liverpool are gearing up for arguably the most important game of the season, with the Premier League leaders hosting defending champions Manchester City this Sunday. And with that game being only a few days away, Jurgen Klopp's side have received a huge injury boost.

The Reds are currently top of the table, sitting a point ahead of the Cityzens, but are suffering from a horrid injury crisis, with several first-team players currently on the sidelines. However, Liverpool's main man has just made his return ahead of that highly-anticipated Anfield battle.

As revealed by Sky Sports during the club's preparation for Thursday's UEFA Europa League showdown with Sparta Praha, Mohamed Salah is finally back. The Egyptian ace was spotted on the training pitch with his teammates, going through the drills in what is a huge boost for the quadruple chasers.

The 31-year-old made a cameo off the bench in Liverpool's clash with Slavia Praha, which is wonderful for the Merseyside outfit. Read more…

MLS All-Stars to face Mexican league stars in July showdown

This year's Major League Soccer All-Star Game will send the league's top players against the Mexican League All-Stars for the third time in four seasons, MLS announced on Monday.

The matchup will be played on July 24 in Columbus, Ohio. The MLS All-Stars beat their Liga MX rivals 2-1 in 2022 and 3-2 on penalties in 2021 in their prior meetings. Arsenal beat the MLS squad 5-0 in last year's All-Star Game.

"We're excited to host Liga MX at the 2024 MLS All-Star Game, showcasing the global and rising stars of our leagues and the strength of our sport in North America," said MLS executive vice president of properties and events Camilo Durana. Read more…

Barca lose De Jong, Pedri before Napoli game

Barcelona midfielders Pedri and Frenkie de Jong are expected to miss the Champions League clash against Napoli after the Spanish club confirmed injuries picked up in Liga action at the weekend.

Dutch international De Jong suffered a right ankle sprain with Spaniard Pedri picking up a new injury to his right hamstring in Sunday's goalless draw at Athletic Bilbao.

Barca did not specify the duration of the pair's absence, but they could be out for more than a month and miss the UEFA Champions League last 16 second leg clash against Napoli next week. Read more…

Spain prosecutors seek jail for Real Madrid coach Ancelotti over tax

Spanish prosecutors on Wednesday called for Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti to be jailed for four years and nine months, saying he had failed to declare earnings to the tax office.

Madrid state prosecutor's office accused the 64-year-old Italian of having cost Spain's treasury more than one million euros in undeclared earnings from image rights in 2014 and 2015.

It accused Ancelotti of allegedly setting up a "confusing" and "complex" system of shell companies to hide his extra earnings from his image rights.

Prosecutors also alleged the Real Madrid coach "simulated" the transfer of his image rights to entities "without any real activity" based outside of Spain to maintain "opacity vis-a-vis" the Spanish treasury. Read more…

Soccer star Kerr charged with "racially aggravated offense"

Chelsea and Australia women's soccer superstar Sam Kerr has been charged with a "racially aggravated offense" after a dispute involving a London police officer, the Metropolitan Police said Tuesday.

The 30-year-old striker, one of the highest profile and best-paid players in the women's game, was charged following the incident in January 2023, police said in a statement. 

The alleged dispute was sparked when a police officer responded to a "complaint involving a taxi fare", police added.

The Crown Prosecution Service told AFP that Kerr had pleaded not guilty to a charge of racially aggravated harassment. Read more…

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Madrid's Bellingham banned for two matches after Valencia red card

Jude Bellingham has been suspended for Real Madrid's next two La Liga matches after he was sent off against Valencia last weekend, the Spanish football federation said Wednesday.

Madrid appealed against his red card but the federation's disciplinary committee dismissed their complaint that referee Jesus Gil Manzano made an "error" by dismissing Bellingham. Continue reading…

Arteta won't fret over Liverpool's Man City clash as Arsenal eye top spot

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta insists he doesn't care who wins Sunday's showdown between Liverpool and Manchester City because his side are "still not there" in the Premier League title race. Arteta's team can temporarily take over in first place if they beat Brentford at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. Continue reading…