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Week of Oct. 23-29

A pick of games we’re checking out this week in the world of soccer. For a full listing, go to

What: Inter Milan vs. Livorno
Station: Gol TV
When: 2:30 p.m. ET
Why: Inter can take sole possession of first place with a win (if Palmero loses or ties), but Livorno is looking to continue to move up the table and would be tied with Inter with a victory.

What: Old Dominion vs. William & Mary
Station: Fox Soccer Channel
When: 8 p.m. ET
Why: We’re thinking the college kids get up for these TV games as the past few shown live on Fox Soccer Channel this season have been some good match-ups. While these two teams aren’t pushing for a national championship, expect a good game.

What: Mainz vs. Werder Bremen
Station: Gol TV
When: 2:25 p.m.
Why: You might not get the chance to see Conor Casey of Mainz, but you will see the best team currently in Germany in Werder Bremen.

What: Virginia vs. Wake Forest
Station: Fox Soccer Channel
When: 8 p.m. ET
Why: Wake Forest and Virginia aren’t just two of the top teams in the ACC, but they’re both in the top five in the nation.

What: Liverpool vs. Aston Villa
Station: Fox Soccer Channel
When: 10 a.m. ET
Why: Liverpool has struggled early, while Aston Villa has bloomed under Martin O’Neill. We’re expecting this one to be one of the best matches in Europe over the weekend.

What: Bolton vs. Manchester United
Station: Setanta Sports USA
When: 9:45 a.m. ET
Why: Bolton is off to a great start and just two points behind Man U. A victory here would mean Bolton is for real.

What: AC Milan vs. Inter Milan
Station: Gol TV
When: 2:30 p.m. ET
Why: AC Milan is trying to crawl back up after starting in the negative and while beating Inter Milan would give them just three points, it would do a ton more for their confidence to get all the way back by the end of the year.

What: New England vs. Chicago
Station: Fox Soccer Channel
When: 7:30 p.m. ET
Why:  New England needs a big win at home to overcome their loss to Chicago in their first match last week.

What: FC Dallas vs. Colorado
Station: MLS Direct Kick
When: 8:30 p.m. ET
Why: Maybe the best of the four playoff matches last week, we’re hoping for the same thing in Dallas.

What: D.C. United vs. N.Y. Red Bulls
Station: ESPN2
When: 6 p.m. ET
Why: D.C. United has the lead, but you got to check out Arena’s last chance to pull something out of his hat to down his former club.

What: Houston Dynamo vs. Chivas USA
Station: Fox Soccer Channel
When: 8 p.m. ET
Why: Chivas USA got the win when Guzan saved De Rosario’s late penalty kick. You know Dwayne is going to do all he can to redeem himself in the rematch.