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Week of Aug. 28-Sept. 3

What: Middlesbrough vs. Portsmouth
Station: Fox Soccer Channel
When: 3 p.m. live / 8 p.m. replay
Why: Missed out on EPL action during the weekend? Here’s a Monday matchup to get your fill.

What: Celta Vigo vs. Barcelona
Station: Gol TV
When: 3 p.m. ET
Why: Will Barcelona be as dominant as last year? Get your first look during their first match of the 2006 La Liga season.

What: Manchester City vs. Arsenal
Station: Gol TV
When: 5 p.m. ET
Why: Catch this replay from the weekend as Man City upset Arsenal for a big early season victory. 

What: Kansas City vs. New York / Chicago vs. Houston / Salt Lake vs. Los Angeles
Station: MLS Direct Kick
When: 8:30 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. ET
Why: The battle for playoff spots continue and all three games are crucial for all teams involved.

What: Romania vs. Bulgaria
Station: Fox Soccer Channel
When: 2 p.m. ET
Why: Romania and Bulgaria both missed out on the World Cup, so you can expect both countries are pushing for Euro 2008 in this qualifying match.

What: Hungary vs. Norway
Station: Fox Soccer Channel
When: 4 p.m. ET
Why: Hungary hasn’t been the soccer power they once were for a long time, but they’ll be pushing to get back to the days of past by getting into Euro 2008.

What: Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado Rapids
Station: Fox Soccer Channel
When: 9 p.m. ET
Why: The battle in the mountains heats up as RSL needs points now to have a chance in the playoffs.

What: FC Dallas vs. Houston 
Station: HD Net
When: 8:30 p.m. ET
Why: Houston only trails Western division leaders FC Dallas and three points here for the guys in orange would be huge.

What: Chivas USA vs. D.C. United / Chicago vs. New York
Station: MLS Direct Kick
When: 7 p.m. ET
Why: D.C. United’s on a downward spiral, can they turn it around. New York’s six goal victory: a fluke or a tease of what’s to come?

What: Brazil vs. Argentina
Station: Gol TV
When: 11 a.m. ET
Why: When two of the best teams in the world meet, friendly or not, it’s must-see TV.