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Week of Sept. 18-24

What: Roma vs. Inter Milan
Station: Gol TV
When: 2:30 p.m. ET
Why: Roma sits atop the league table two games in, but their match-up with Inter Milan is their first real test.

What: Liverpool vs. Newcastle
Station: Setanta Sports USA
When: 2:55 p.m.
Why: Rather catch some EPL action than Serie A? Then check out two teams with disappointing that will see this game as important for their survival to stay within reach of the table leaders.

What: N.Y. Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution
Station: MLS Direct Kick
When: 7:30 p.m. ET
Why: After their big win against the Crew courtesy of Under-20 MNT forward Josmer Altidore, the Red Bulls will need another big win if they want to actually overtake Kansas City in the Eastern Conference.

What: Once in a Lifetime: The Extrodinary Story of the New York Cosmos
Station: ESPN2
When: 9 p.m. ET
Why: We saw the preview in the theatre and it's definitely worth watching. We guarantee you'll be entertained and learn something you hadn't about the Cosmos.

What: North Carolina vs. Florida State (Women’s)
Station: Fox Soccer Channel
When: 8 p.m. ET
Why: It’s No. 1 (Florida State) vs. No. 4 (North Carolina). That’s all we need to say.

What: Borussia M’Gladbach vs. Borussia Dortmund
Station: Gol TV
When: 2:25 p.m.
Why: We know you’d rather be watching soccer than working on a Friday afternoon, so catch your favorite ‘keeper Kasey Keller as he attempts to secure a clean sheet against Dortmund.

What: Reading vs. Manchester United
Station: Fox Soccer Channel
When: 12 p.m. ET
Why: Convey and Hahnemann get their first look at the kings (okay, maybe former) of the Premier League when they take on Man U.

What: D.C. United vs. N.Y. Red Bulls
Station: MLS Direct Kick or Fox Soccer Channel
When: 7:30 p.m. ET
Why: D.C. is having a reunion of the ’96 MLS Championship team the night they’re going up against two Red Bull coaches who were important parts of that team – John Harkes and Bruce Arena.

What: FC Dallas vs. Real Salt Lake
Station: MLS Direct Kick
When: 8:30 p.m. ET
Why: FC Dallas will still be steaming a week later about losing to RSL 3-2 with a man advantage. At home watch for the Hoops to do what they can to exact revenge and diminish Real’s playoff hopes.

What: Chivas USA vs. Colorado
Station: MLS Direct Kick
When: 10 p.m. ET
Why: The team that loses here knows it’s more likely they could be caught by RSL for the last playoff spot.