World Football Update - Sep 27th 2012

Jon Forget
Sep 27th 2012

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Feature Matches
English League Cup matches are the lunchtime fare Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, withLeeds United facing Everton this afternoon. Everton are off to a smashing start to their Barclays Premier League campaign, sitting third in the table after five matches. They face a Leeds side that has plenty of great history, but a less than stellar record over the last decade. Leeds has struggled mightily, going from a team on the cusp of Champions League glory, to plying their trade in the lower tiers of English football. Wednesdays League Cup match of the day features Manchester United against Newcastle, with one of these big clubs heading home at the end of the day. WestBromwich Albion face Liverpool, with the match featured on tape delay in the early evening.
Our weekend football kicks off Friday evening at dinnertime, with an MLS battle for supremacy in the Eastern Conference. Sporting K.C. play host to a resurgent ChicagoFire, with only two points separating the teams at the top of the table. Chicago is red hot, coming off four straight wins, and they are well aware that K.C. has been vulnerable at home. Expect the winner here to take the Eastern Conference title.
Saturday morning provides us with a huge EPL clash, as London sides Chelsea and Arsenal battle at Stamford Bridge. The match kicks off early (5:45am), and it will surely be worth losing some sleep over. Both sides are undefeated five matches into the campaign. The Blues hold the advantage, and the top of the table, with four wins and a draw. Arsenal are on two wins and three draws, and are playing their best football in years. This one is sure to be a knock down drag out affair, and the Lions will be serving full breakfast, and Happy Hour (7am)for this EPL match of the week. Saturdays 8am matches feature Manchester CityandLiverpool, as they face Fulham and Norwich away. The 10:30am slot brings us another mouth watering fixture, asManchester United host theTottenham Hotspur. Spurs started slow, but nabbed a win last week against QPR. Theyll be keen to get a result here, but theyll have their work cut out for them at Old Trafford. The early afternoon brings us La Liga leaders Barcelona taking on Sevilla (2pm). The evening finishes with plenty of MLS action, with the highlight match pitting Vancouver against Seattle in the Cascadia Cup (7pm).
Sundays highlight match has our Colorado Rapids taking on the L.A. Galaxy at home with a 5pm kick off. This isone of three remaining home matches in the 2012 season, and the Bulldog Supporters Group will be running a bus shuttle from the Pub leaving in the early afternoon.Lets help our hometown boys finish strong by getting out in support, as they face the likes ofDonavan, Beckham, and Keane right here at home! Reservations can be made for the shuttle at: .
Last, but not least, there are two great opportunities to support charitable causes this week at Three Lions. Tonight (9/25) 20% of all food proceedssold at the Pub between 5-9pm will bedonated to the East High Boys Soccer Program. They are raising funds to send their squad to Saint Louis for the Gateway Classic at the end of the month.We are veryproud to help our neighbors and defending State Champions raise money for travel expenses, soif you dont have plans come down and support a great cause. The other major charitable event we aresupporting falls on Saturday afternoon.America SCORES Denveris attempting to break a Guinness World Record for the most people simultaneously dribbling a soccer ball. The event is being held at East High School on the turf field, and each participant will receive a t-shirt and soccer ball for being a part of the World Record breaking attempt. Please pre-register if you can participate in this fun and charitable fundraising event Registration is $25 per individual, and $50 for a group of four, with all proceeds directly supporting America SCORES Denver, whichprovides its innovative soccer, poetry and service learning programming to 320 poet-athletes at ten West Denver DPS schools.
On the Horizon
Champions League Group stage action falls Tuesday and Wednesday, witha highlight match between Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund in the "Group of Death". Saturday night the Colorado Rapids host Western Conference leaders San Jose.Newcastle will face Manchester United in league play on the weekend, and Barcelona take on Real Madrid in a Sunday afternoon Clasico.
This Weeks Football

Tuesday September 25th
Leeds v Everton 12:45pm (League Cup)
Fiorentina v Juventus 12:45pm (Serie A)
Aguila v Toronto 8pm (CCL)
Wednesday September 26th
Manchester United v Newcastle 12:45pm (League Cup)
West Brom v Liverpool 6:30pm (League Cup Tape Delay)
Thursday September 27th
Siena v Bologna 12:45pm (Serie A)
Friday September 28th
Rennes v Lille 12:45pm (Ligue 1)
Sporting K.C. v Chicago 6:30pm (MLS)
Saturday September 29th
Arsenal v Chelsea 5:45am (EPL)
Fulham v Manchester City 8am (EPL)
Norwich v Liverpool 8am (EPL)
Manchester United v Tottenham 10:30am (EPL)
Reading v Newcastle 12:30pm (EPL Tape Delay)
Juventus v Roma 12:45pm (Serie A)
Sevilla v Barcelona 2pm (La Liga)
New York v Toronto 5pm (MLS)
Columbus v Philly 5:30pm (MLS)
Houston v New England 6:30pm (MLS)
Vancouver v Seattle 7pm (MLS)
Portland v D.C. United 8:30pm (MLS)
Chivas v Salt Lake 8:30pm (MLS)
San Jose v Dallas 8:30pm (MLS)
Sunday September 30th
Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion 9am (EPL)
St. Etienne v Reims 9am (Ligue 1)
Real Madrid v Levante 11:50am (La Liga)
Inter v Fiorentina 12:45pm (Serie A)
Lyon v Bordeaux 1pm (Ligue 1)
Colorado v L.A. Galaxy 5pm (MLS Home Game Bus Trip/Tailgate)
Monday October 1st
Queens Park rangers v West Ham 12:45pm (EPL)
The America SCORES GreatSoccer Dribble: Want to be part of a Guinness World Record breaking attempt? Join America Scores Denver, and patrons of Three Lions, as we attempt to set a record for the most people simultaneously dribbling a football on Saturday September 29th at 3pm! This is not only gonna be fun, but it supports a great cause as well. Follow this link for more info:
Three Lions Fantasy Football League: Test your mettle against other football fanatics by playing the 2012/13 Barclays Premier League Fantasy Football Game. To join the Three Lions league go to , sign up, create your squad, and click on join league. The game will prompt you to enter a code to join our private league. The code is154057-45174. Playing fantasy Prem is a great way to learn about different teams and players in the Premiership, and after the initial set up only takes five or ten minutes each week to adjust your squad.
Formula 1: Sunday October 7th the F1 series returns with theJapaneseGrand Prix, the race will be shown live at 12am MST (Sat. night).
Scarf Wall: We are currently collecting soccer scarves from around the world for the Three Lions scarf wall. If you have any old football scarves that are just sitting in a drawer, and you would like to see them displayed in the Pub, please bring them down. (Thank you to all of the folks that have already contributed!)

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