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

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
3:00a Australian A-League Wellington Phoenix vs. Sydney Fox Soccer Live
3:00a UEFA Europa League: Quarterfinal, 1st Leg Schalke 04 vs. Athletic Bilbao GolTV Replay
11:00a English Premier League Norwich vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers Fox Soccer Plus Replay
1:00p CONCACAF Champions League: Semifinal, 1st Leg Monterrey vs. Pumas Fox Soccer Replay
2:25p German Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund vs. VfB Stuttgart ESPN Deportes, ESPN3 Live
3:00p Italian Serie A Palermo vs. Udinese Fox Soccer Replay
3:00p UEFA Europa League: Quarterfinal, 1st Leg Atletico Madrid vs. Hannover 96 GolTV Replay
5:00p UEFA Europa League: Quarterfinal, 1st Leg Schalke 04 vs. Athletic Bilbao GolTV Replay
7:30p MLS Soccer D.C. United vs. Dallas FC NBC Sports Network Live
8:00p FA Cup: 6th Round Tottenham vs. Bolton Fox Soccer Replay
10:00p Mexican Primera Division Estudiantes Tecos de U.A. de G. vs. Chivas de Guadalajara Galavision Live
11:00p UEFA Champions League: Quarterfinal Benfica vs. Chelsea Fox Soccer Replay

 
SATURDAY, MARCH 31

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
3:00a UEFA Europa League: Quarterfinal, 1st Leg Atletico Madrid vs. Hannover 96 GolTV Replay
6:55a Scottish Premier League Motherwell vs. Rangers Fox Soccer Plus Live
9:30a German Bundesliga Nurnberg vs. Bayern Munich GolTV Live
9:55a English Premier League Queens Park Rangers vs. Arsenal Fox Soccer Plus Live
9:55a English Premier League Manchester City vs. Sunderland ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3 Live
10:00a English Premier League Aston Villa vs. Chelsea Fox Soccer Live
12:00p Italian Serie A Catania vs. AC Milan Fox Soccer, ESPN3 Live
12:00p Spanish La Liga Racing Santander vs. Granada GolTV Live
12:20p English npower Championship Blackpool vs. Southampton Fox Soccer Plus Live
2:00p UEFA Europa League: Quarterfinal, 1st Leg Schalke 04 vs. Athletic Bilbao GolTV Replay
2:00p Spanish La Liga Osasuna vs. Real Madrid ESPN Deportes, ESPN3 Live
2:30p Italian Serie A Parma vs. Lazio Fox Soccer, ESPN3 Live
2:30p English Premier League Fulham vs. Norwich City Fox Soccer Plus Same-day Tape
4:00p Spanish La Liga Barcelona vs. Athletic Bilbao GolTV Live
4:15p Portuguese Liga Benfica vs. Braga ESPN3 Live
4:30p English Premier League Wigan Athletic vs. Stoke City Fox Soccer Plus Taped
5:00p English Premier League Everton vs. West Bromwich Fox Soccer Same-day Tape
6:00p Argentine Soccer River Plate vs. Ferro Carril Oeste GolTV Live
6:30p English Premier League Wolverhampton vs. Bolton Fox Soccer Plus Taped
8:00p English Premier League Aston Villa vs. Chelsea Fox Soccer Replay
8:00p Spanish La Liga Barcelona vs. Athletic Bilbao GolTV Replay
9:00p Mexican Primera Division Tigres U.A.N.L vs. Monarcas Morelia Telefutura Live
10:00p German Bundesliga Nurnberg vs. Bayern Munich GolTV Replay
10:30p Mexican Primera Division Atlas vs. UNAM Galavision Live
11:00p MLS Soccer LA Galaxy vs. New England Revolution NBC Sports Nework Live
11:00p Italian Serie A Catania vs. AC Milan Fox Soccer Replay
11:00p Mexican Primera Division Atlante vs. Jaguares Telefutura Live

 
SUNDAY, APRIL 1

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
12:00a Argentine Soccer River Plate vs. Ferro Carril Oeste GolTV Replay
3:00a English Premier League Everton vs. West Bromwich Fox Soccer Replay
3:00a Spanish La Liga Racing Santander vs. Granada GolTV Replay
6:25a Italian Serie A Roma vs. Novara Fox Soccer Plus Live
6:25a Women’s Soccer Japan vs. United States ESPN2, ESPN3 Live
8:30a English Premier League Newcastle United vs. Liverpool Fox Soccer Plus Live
9:00a Italian Serie A Inter Milan vs. Genoa Fox Soccer Live
9:25a German Bundesliga Hannover 96 vs Borussia Monchengladbach ESPN Deportes Live
10:30a Scottish Premier League Celtic vs. St. Johnstone Fox Soccer Plus Taped
11:00a English Premier League Tottenham Hotspurs vs. Swansea City Fox Soccer Live
11:30a German Bundesliga TSG Hoffenheim vs. Schalke 04 GolTV Live
11:50a Spanish La Liga Valencia vs. Levante ESPN Deportes Live
12:30p Scottish Premier League Inverness CT vs. Hibernian Fox Soccer Plus Taped
1:00p Mexican Primera Division Toluca vs. Santos Laguna Univision Live
1:30p Spanish La Liga Atletico Madrid vs. Getafe GolTV Same-day Tape
2:30p Italian Serie A Juventus vs. Napoli Fox Soccer Live
2:55p French Ligue 1 Stade Rennais FC vs. Olympique Lyonnais Fox Soccer Plus Live
3:20p Spanish La Liga Villareal vs. Espanyol ESPN Deportes Live
3:30p Brazilian Soccer Oeste vs. Corinthians GolTV Live
5:00p English npower Championship West Ham United vs. Reading Fox Soccer Plus Taped
5:00p Mexican Primera Division America vs. Monterrey Univision Live
6:30p Argentine Soccer Estudiantes La Plata vs. Boca Juniors GolTV Live
7:00p MLS Soccer Colorado Rapids vs. Chicago Fire Galavision Live
7:00p Mexican Primera Division Estudiantes Tecos vs. Guadalajara Telefutura Live
9:30p The FA Classic Collection: 2001/02 Tottenham Hotspur vs. Chelsea Fox Soccer Replay
10:00p Spanish La Liga Barcelona vs. Athletic Bilbao GolTV Replay
11:00p English Premier League Tottenham Hotspurs vs. Swansea City Fox Soccer Replay

 
MONDAY, APRIL 2

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
12:00a English Premier League Newcastle United vs. Liverpool Fox Soccer Plus Replay
12:00a Argentine Soccer Estudiantes La Plata vs. Boca Juniors GolTV Replay
3:00a Italian Serie A Inter Milan vs. Genoa Fox Soccer Replay
3:00a German Bundesliga TSG Hoffenheim vs. Schalke 04 GolTV Replay
4:00a Italian Serie A Roma vs. Novara Fox Soccer Plus Replay
11:00a French Ligue 1 Stade Rennais FC vs. Olympique Lyonnais Fox Soccer Plus Replay
1:00p English Premier League Fulham vs. Norwich City Fox Soccer Plus Replay
1:00p Argentine Soccer River Plate vs. Ferro Carril Oeste GolTV Replay
2:55p English Premier League Blackburn Rovers vs. Manchester United ESPN2 Live
3:00p Italian Serie A Juventus vs. Napoli Fox Soccer Replay
3:00p English npower Championship West Ham United vs. Reading Fox Soccer Plus Replay
3:00p Brazilian Soccer Oeste vs. Corinthians GolTV Replay
5:00p English Premier League Everton vs. West Bromwich Fox Soccer Replay
5:00p Scottish Premier League Motherwell vs. Rangers Fox Soccer Plus Replay
5:00p Spanish La Liga Barcelona vs. Athletic Bilbao GolTV Replay
8:00p English Premier League Aston Villa vs. Chelsea Fox Soccer Replay
9:00p English Premier League Newcastle United vs. Liverpool Fox Soccer Plus Replay
11:00p English Premier League Tottenham Hotspurs vs. Swansea City Fox Soccer Replay

 
TUESDAY, APRIL 3

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
3:00a Italian Serie A Parma vs. Lazio Fox Soccer Replay
3:00a Brazilian Soccer Oeste vs. Corinthians GolTV Replay
4:00a English npower Championship Blackpool vs. Southampton Fox Soccer Plus Replay
7:00a Women’s Soccer United States vs. Brazil ESPN2, ESPN3 Live
11:00a English Premier League Aston Villa vs. Chelsea Fox Soccer Replay
11:00a English Premier League Queens Park Rangers vs. Arsenal Fox Soccer Plus Replay
2:30p UEFA Champions League: Quarterfinal Barcelona vs. AC Milan Fox Soccer Live
2:30p UEFA Champions League: Quarterfinal Bayern Munich vs. Olympique de Marseille Fox Soccer Plus Live
3:00p Spanish La Liga Atletico Madrid vs. Getafe GolTV Replay
5:00p UEFA Champions League: Quarterfinal Bayern Munich vs. Olympique de Marseille Fox Soccer Replay
5:00p UEFA Champions League: Quarterfinal FC Barcelona vs. AC Milan Fox Soccer Plus Replay
5:00p AC Milan Channel Catania vs. AC Milan GolTV Replay
8:00p UEFA Champions League: Quarterfinal Barcelona vs. AC Milan Fox Soccer Replay
8:30p UEFA Champions League: Quarterfinal Bayern Munich vs. Olympique de Marseille Fox Soccer Plus Replay
11:30p UEFA Champions League: Quarterfinal Bayern Munich vs. Olympique de Marseille Fox Soccer Replay

 
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
12:00a UEFA Champions League Soccer FC Barcelona vs. AC Milan Fox Soccer Plus Replay
3:00a Italian Serie A Juventus vs. Napoli Fox Soccer Replay
3:00a AC Milan Channel Catania vs. AC Milan GolTV Replay
4:00a Scottish Premier League Celtic vs. St. Johnstone Fox Soccer Plus Replay
11:00a UEFA Champions League: Quarterfinal Barcelona vs. AC Milan Fox Soccer Replay
11:00a English Premier League Wigan Athletic vs. Stoke City Fox Soccer Plus Replay
2:30p UEFA Champions League: Quarterfinal Chelsea vs. Benfica Fox Soccer Live
2:30p UEFA Champions League: Quarterfinal Real Madrid vs. Apoel Fox Soccer Plus Live
3:00p Argentine Soccer Estudiantes La Plata vs. Boca Juniors GolTV Replay
5:00p UEFA Champions League: Quarterfinal Real Madrid vs. Apoel Fox Soccer Replay
5:00p UEFA Champions League: Quarterfinal Chelsea vs. Benfica Fox Soccer Plus Replay
5:00p German Bundesliga Nurnberg vs. Bayern Munich GolTV Replay
8:00p CONCACAF Champions League: Semifinals, Leg 2 Santos Laguna vs. Toronto FC Fox Soccer, Telefutura Live
8:00p Spanish La Liga Barcelona vs. Athletic Bilbao GolTV Replay
8:30p UEFA Champions League: Quarterfinal Real Madrid vs. Apoel Fox Soccer Plus Replay
10:00p CONCACAF Champions League: Semifinals, Leg 2 Pumas vs. Monterrey Fox Soccer, Telefutura Live

 
THURSDAY, APRIL 5

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
12:00a UEFA Champions League: Quarterfinal Chelsea vs. Benfica Fox Soccer Plus Replay
3:00a CONCACAF Champions League: Semifinals, Leg 2 Santos Laguna vs. Toronto FC Fox Soccer Replay
3:00a German Bundesliga Nurnberg vs. Bayern Munich GolTV Replay
4:00a Scottish Premier League Inverness CT vs. Hibernian Fox Soccer Plus Replay
11:00a Italian Serie A Roma vs. Novara Fox Soccer Plus Replay
1:00p CONCACAF Champions League: Semifinals, Leg 2 Pumas vs. Monterrey Fox Soccer Replay
3:00p Italian Serie A Catania vs. AC Milan Fox Soccer Replay
3:00p UEFA Europa League: Quarterfinals, 2nd Leg Hannover 96 vs. Atletico Madrid GolTV Live
5:00p UEFA Champions League: Quarterfinal Bayern Munich vs. Olympique de Marseille Fox Soccer Replay
5:00p UEFA Europa League: Quarterfinals, 2nd Leg Athletic Bilbao vs. Schalke 04 GolTV Live
8:00p UEFA Champions League: Quarterfinal Chelsea vs. Benfica Fox Soccer Replay
11:00p UEFA Champions League: Quarterfinal Real Madrid vs. Apoel Fox Soccer Replay

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