Barcelona vs AC Milan in key Champions League Quarterfinals rematch

USMNT U-23 team failed to qualify for 2012 Olympics

* The USMNT U-23s failed to qualify for the 2012 summer Olympics. The favorites lost their bid with a 1-1-1 record, after defeating Cuba 6-0, losing to Canada 2-0 and drawing against El Salvador 3-3. Was it a fluke, a matter of available talent, or a sign of something worse for the future of US soccer?

* Looking ahead, the USWNT will play two matches in Japan, as part of the Women’s Kirin Challenge Cup. The ladies take on Japan on Sunday, April 1 at 6:25a (ESPN2, ESPN3) and Brazil on Tuesday, April 3 at 7:00a (ESPN2, ESPN3).

* UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals pick up midweek, for the second leg. All eyes are on Barcelona vs AC Milan (Tuesday, April 3 at 2:30p, Fox Soccer), after the two league giants tied 0-0 in the first leg. After the match, Barcelona issued a complaint to UEFA regarding the state of the field at the San Siro, Milan’s home stadium. (Apparently, Barca really isn’t used to not winning.) AC Milan responded to the claim in a statement:

With reference to the protest lodged by FC Barcelona regarding the condition of the pitch at the San Siro, A.C. Milan wishes to communicate that:

1)The watering of the pitch within an hour before kick-off, as agreed in the organizational meeting yesterday morning was not done due to the already high levels of humidity of the pitch.

2)The general state of the pitch, which the Barcelona team trained on the previous evening without any problems, was declared to be acceptable by the referees and the UEFA delegates.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 30

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
3:00aAustralian A-LeagueWellington Phoenix vs. SydneyFox SoccerLive
3:00aUEFA Europa League: Quarterfinal, 1st LegSchalke 04 vs. Athletic BilbaoGolTVReplay
11:00aEnglish Premier LeagueNorwich vs. Wolverhampton WanderersFox Soccer PlusReplay
1:00pCONCACAF Champions League: Semifinal, 1st LegMonterrey vs. PumasFox SoccerReplay
2:25pGerman BundesligaBorussia Dortmund vs. VfB StuttgartESPN Deportes, ESPN3Live
3:00pItalian Serie APalermo vs. UdineseFox SoccerReplay
3:00pUEFA Europa League: Quarterfinal, 1st LegAtletico Madrid vs. Hannover 96GolTVReplay
5:00pUEFA Europa League: Quarterfinal, 1st LegSchalke 04 vs. Athletic BilbaoGolTVReplay
7:30pMLS SoccerD.C. United vs. Dallas FCNBC Sports NetworkLive
8:00pFA Cup: 6th RoundTottenham vs. BoltonFox SoccerReplay
10:00pMexican Primera DivisionEstudiantes Tecos de U.A. de G. vs. Chivas de GuadalajaraGalavisionLive
11:00pUEFA Champions League: QuarterfinalBenfica vs. ChelseaFox SoccerReplay

 
SATURDAY, MARCH 31

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
3:00aUEFA Europa League: Quarterfinal, 1st LegAtletico Madrid vs. Hannover 96GolTVReplay
6:55aScottish Premier LeagueMotherwell vs. RangersFox Soccer PlusLive
9:30aGerman BundesligaNurnberg vs. Bayern MunichGolTVLive
9:55aEnglish Premier LeagueQueens Park Rangers vs. ArsenalFox Soccer PlusLive
9:55aEnglish Premier LeagueManchester City vs. SunderlandESPN2, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3Live
10:00aEnglish Premier LeagueAston Villa vs. ChelseaFox SoccerLive
12:00pItalian Serie ACatania vs. AC MilanFox Soccer, ESPN3Live
12:00pSpanish La LigaRacing Santander vs. GranadaGolTVLive
12:20pEnglish npower ChampionshipBlackpool vs. SouthamptonFox Soccer PlusLive
2:00pUEFA Europa League: Quarterfinal, 1st LegSchalke 04 vs. Athletic BilbaoGolTVReplay
2:00pSpanish La LigaOsasuna vs. Real MadridESPN Deportes, ESPN3Live
2:30pItalian Serie AParma vs. LazioFox Soccer, ESPN3Live
2:30pEnglish Premier LeagueFulham vs. Norwich CityFox Soccer PlusSame-day Tape
4:00pSpanish La LigaBarcelona vs. Athletic BilbaoGolTVLive
4:15pPortuguese LigaBenfica vs. BragaESPN3Live
4:30pEnglish Premier LeagueWigan Athletic vs. Stoke CityFox Soccer PlusTaped
5:00pEnglish Premier LeagueEverton vs. West BromwichFox SoccerSame-day Tape
6:00pArgentine SoccerRiver Plate vs. Ferro Carril OesteGolTVLive
6:30pEnglish Premier LeagueWolverhampton vs. BoltonFox Soccer PlusTaped
8:00pEnglish Premier LeagueAston Villa vs. ChelseaFox SoccerReplay
8:00pSpanish La LigaBarcelona vs. Athletic BilbaoGolTVReplay
9:00pMexican Primera DivisionTigres U.A.N.L vs. Monarcas MoreliaTelefuturaLive
10:00pGerman BundesligaNurnberg vs. Bayern MunichGolTVReplay
10:30pMexican Primera DivisionAtlas vs. UNAMGalavisionLive
11:00pMLS SoccerLA Galaxy vs. New England RevolutionNBC Sports NeworkLive
11:00pItalian Serie ACatania vs. AC MilanFox SoccerReplay
11:00pMexican Primera DivisionAtlante vs. JaguaresTelefuturaLive

 
SUNDAY, APRIL 1

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
12:00aArgentine SoccerRiver Plate vs. Ferro Carril OesteGolTVReplay
3:00aEnglish Premier LeagueEverton vs. West BromwichFox SoccerReplay
3:00aSpanish La LigaRacing Santander vs. GranadaGolTVReplay
6:25aItalian Serie ARoma vs. NovaraFox Soccer PlusLive
6:25aWomen’s SoccerJapan vs. United StatesESPN2, ESPN3Live
8:30aEnglish Premier LeagueNewcastle United vs. LiverpoolFox Soccer PlusLive
9:00aItalian Serie AInter Milan vs. GenoaFox SoccerLive
9:25aGerman BundesligaHannover 96 vs Borussia MonchengladbachESPN DeportesLive
10:30aScottish Premier LeagueCeltic vs. St. JohnstoneFox Soccer PlusTaped
11:00aEnglish Premier LeagueTottenham Hotspurs vs. Swansea CityFox SoccerLive
11:30aGerman BundesligaTSG Hoffenheim vs. Schalke 04GolTVLive
11:50aSpanish La LigaValencia vs. LevanteESPN DeportesLive
12:30pScottish Premier LeagueInverness CT vs. HibernianFox Soccer PlusTaped
1:00pMexican Primera DivisionToluca vs. Santos LagunaUnivisionLive
1:30pSpanish La LigaAtletico Madrid vs. GetafeGolTVSame-day Tape
2:30pItalian Serie AJuventus vs. NapoliFox SoccerLive
2:55pFrench Ligue 1Stade Rennais FC vs. Olympique LyonnaisFox Soccer PlusLive
3:20pSpanish La LigaVillareal vs. EspanyolESPN DeportesLive
3:30pBrazilian SoccerOeste vs. CorinthiansGolTVLive
5:00pEnglish npower ChampionshipWest Ham United vs. ReadingFox Soccer PlusTaped
5:00pMexican Primera DivisionAmerica vs. MonterreyUnivisionLive
6:30pArgentine SoccerEstudiantes La Plata vs. Boca JuniorsGolTVLive
7:00pMLS SoccerColorado Rapids vs. Chicago FireGalavisionLive
7:00pMexican Primera DivisionEstudiantes Tecos vs. GuadalajaraTelefuturaLive
9:30pThe FA Classic Collection: 2001/02Tottenham Hotspur vs. ChelseaFox SoccerReplay
10:00pSpanish La LigaBarcelona vs. Athletic BilbaoGolTVReplay
11:00pEnglish Premier LeagueTottenham Hotspurs vs. Swansea CityFox SoccerReplay

 
MONDAY, APRIL 2

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
12:00aEnglish Premier LeagueNewcastle United vs. LiverpoolFox Soccer PlusReplay
12:00aArgentine SoccerEstudiantes La Plata vs. Boca JuniorsGolTVReplay
3:00aItalian Serie AInter Milan vs. GenoaFox SoccerReplay
3:00aGerman BundesligaTSG Hoffenheim vs. Schalke 04GolTVReplay
4:00aItalian Serie ARoma vs. NovaraFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:00aFrench Ligue 1Stade Rennais FC vs. Olympique LyonnaisFox Soccer PlusReplay
1:00pEnglish Premier LeagueFulham vs. Norwich CityFox Soccer PlusReplay
1:00pArgentine SoccerRiver Plate vs. Ferro Carril OesteGolTVReplay
2:55pEnglish Premier LeagueBlackburn Rovers vs. Manchester UnitedESPN2Live
3:00pItalian Serie AJuventus vs. NapoliFox SoccerReplay
3:00pEnglish npower ChampionshipWest Ham United vs. ReadingFox Soccer PlusReplay
3:00pBrazilian SoccerOeste vs. CorinthiansGolTVReplay
5:00pEnglish Premier LeagueEverton vs. West BromwichFox SoccerReplay
5:00pScottish Premier LeagueMotherwell vs. RangersFox Soccer PlusReplay
5:00pSpanish La LigaBarcelona vs. Athletic BilbaoGolTVReplay
8:00pEnglish Premier LeagueAston Villa vs. ChelseaFox SoccerReplay
9:00pEnglish Premier LeagueNewcastle United vs. LiverpoolFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:00pEnglish Premier LeagueTottenham Hotspurs vs. Swansea CityFox SoccerReplay

 
TUESDAY, APRIL 3

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
3:00aItalian Serie AParma vs. LazioFox SoccerReplay
3:00aBrazilian SoccerOeste vs. CorinthiansGolTVReplay
4:00aEnglish npower ChampionshipBlackpool vs. SouthamptonFox Soccer PlusReplay
7:00aWomen’s SoccerUnited States vs. BrazilESPN2, ESPN3Live
11:00aEnglish Premier LeagueAston Villa vs. ChelseaFox SoccerReplay
11:00aEnglish Premier LeagueQueens Park Rangers vs. ArsenalFox Soccer PlusReplay
2:30pUEFA Champions League: QuarterfinalBarcelona vs. AC MilanFox SoccerLive
2:30pUEFA Champions League: QuarterfinalBayern Munich vs. Olympique de MarseilleFox Soccer PlusLive
3:00pSpanish La LigaAtletico Madrid vs. GetafeGolTVReplay
5:00pUEFA Champions League: QuarterfinalBayern Munich vs. Olympique de MarseilleFox SoccerReplay
5:00pUEFA Champions League: QuarterfinalFC Barcelona vs. AC MilanFox Soccer PlusReplay
5:00pAC Milan ChannelCatania vs. AC MilanGolTVReplay
8:00pUEFA Champions League: QuarterfinalBarcelona vs. AC MilanFox SoccerReplay
8:30pUEFA Champions League: QuarterfinalBayern Munich vs. Olympique de MarseilleFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:30pUEFA Champions League: QuarterfinalBayern Munich vs. Olympique de MarseilleFox SoccerReplay

 
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
12:00aUEFA Champions League SoccerFC Barcelona vs. AC MilanFox Soccer PlusReplay
3:00aItalian Serie AJuventus vs. NapoliFox SoccerReplay
3:00aAC Milan ChannelCatania vs. AC MilanGolTVReplay
4:00aScottish Premier LeagueCeltic vs. St. JohnstoneFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:00aUEFA Champions League: QuarterfinalBarcelona vs. AC MilanFox SoccerReplay
11:00aEnglish Premier LeagueWigan Athletic vs. Stoke CityFox Soccer PlusReplay
2:30pUEFA Champions League: QuarterfinalChelsea vs. BenficaFox SoccerLive
2:30pUEFA Champions League: QuarterfinalReal Madrid vs. ApoelFox Soccer PlusLive
3:00pArgentine SoccerEstudiantes La Plata vs. Boca JuniorsGolTVReplay
5:00pUEFA Champions League: QuarterfinalReal Madrid vs. ApoelFox SoccerReplay
5:00pUEFA Champions League: QuarterfinalChelsea vs. BenficaFox Soccer PlusReplay
5:00pGerman BundesligaNurnberg vs. Bayern MunichGolTVReplay
8:00pCONCACAF Champions League: Semifinals, Leg 2Santos Laguna vs. Toronto FCFox Soccer, TelefuturaLive
8:00pSpanish La LigaBarcelona vs. Athletic BilbaoGolTVReplay
8:30pUEFA Champions League: QuarterfinalReal Madrid vs. ApoelFox Soccer PlusReplay
10:00pCONCACAF Champions League: Semifinals, Leg 2Pumas vs. MonterreyFox Soccer, TelefuturaLive

 
THURSDAY, APRIL 5

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
12:00aUEFA Champions League: QuarterfinalChelsea vs. BenficaFox Soccer PlusReplay
3:00aCONCACAF Champions League: Semifinals, Leg 2Santos Laguna vs. Toronto FCFox SoccerReplay
3:00aGerman BundesligaNurnberg vs. Bayern MunichGolTVReplay
4:00aScottish Premier LeagueInverness CT vs. HibernianFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:00aItalian Serie ARoma vs. NovaraFox Soccer PlusReplay
1:00pCONCACAF Champions League: Semifinals, Leg 2Pumas vs. MonterreyFox SoccerReplay
3:00pItalian Serie ACatania vs. AC MilanFox SoccerReplay
3:00pUEFA Europa League: Quarterfinals, 2nd LegHannover 96 vs. Atletico MadridGolTVLive
5:00pUEFA Champions League: QuarterfinalBayern Munich vs. Olympique de MarseilleFox SoccerReplay
5:00pUEFA Europa League: Quarterfinals, 2nd LegAthletic Bilbao vs. Schalke 04GolTVLive
8:00pUEFA Champions League: QuarterfinalChelsea vs. BenficaFox SoccerReplay
11:00pUEFA Champions League: QuarterfinalReal Madrid vs. ApoelFox SoccerReplay

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