World Football Update

Jon Forget
Apr 16th 2014

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Feature Matches
A few weeks ago Barcelona triumphed over Real Madrid in a thrilling Clasico league match, that ended 4-3.  Leo Messi bagged a hat trick to lead the Blaugrana to victory away at Santiago Bernabeau stadium.  Today Real Madrid want revenge in the next edition of the famed Clasico, and this time it's for Silverware.  The two rivals meet in the Copa Del Rey Final, with kickoff set for 1:30pm this afternoon!  Barcelona are reeling after suffering defeat in their last two matches, including an exit from the Champions League at the hands of Spanish rivals Atletico Madrid.  Real are set to pounce, except for one thing, Christiano Ronaldo is out due to injury.  Madrid are keen to rest him for the upcoming Champions League semifinal battle with Bayern.  The Copa Final is to be played on neutral ground, in Valencia, and is sure to be an epic clash to raise the King's Cup!
In the English Premier League the fight is on, with battles raging for the League title, positions in the top four, and of course one of the greatest relegation battles in years!  Mid week we have a handful of clubs making up games in hand.  Everton will try to leap back into fourth, as in form Crystal Palace pay them a visit.  Manchester City take on Sunderland, one side clamoring to get back to the top, and the other struggling to get off the bottom of the table.  On the weekend EPL starts early Saturday with Tottenham taking on Fulham, followed by a full day of football from England.  Sunday morning both Liverpool, Everton, Manchester United, and Arsenal are in action!  
In MLS we have a home match to look forward to for the Colorado Rapids, as San Jose pays a visit to the Mile High City this Saturday.  The Earthquakes are struggling, and still looking for their first win.  Colorado on the other hand has 10pts from five matches, and things are just starting to gel for them.  The Rapids are 3pts out of first in the West, with a game in hand on the Western Conference Leaders.  Don't miss the opportunity to get out in support of your hometown Club, as they battle a Conference rival.  The match kicks off at 4pm, and we will have shuttle service from the Pub to DSG Park!
On the Horizon
Next week we feature the first leg of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League Semifinals.  The Colorado Rapids head west to battle the Seattle Sounders, with a 2pm Saturday kick off!  Sunday morning a match that could decide everything in the EPL takes place, as Liverpool battle Chelsea at Anfield.
This Week's Football
Monday April 14th
Udinese v Juventus 12:45pm (Serie A)
Athletic Bilbao v Malaga 12:45pm (La Liga)
Tuesday April 15th
Borussia Dortmund v Wolfsburg 12:30pm (Bundesliga)
Arsenal v West Ham 12:45pm (EPL)
Wednesday April 16th
Everton v Crystal Palace 12:45pm (EPL)
Manchester City v Sunderland 12:45pm (EPL)
Barcelona v Real Madrid 1:30pm (Copa Del Rey Final)
New York v Philadelphia 5:30pm (MLS)
Saturday April 19th
Tottenham v Fulham 5:45am (EPL)
Aston Villa v Southampton 8am (EPL)
Cardiff v Stoke 8am (EPL)
Newcastle v Swansea 8am (EPL)
West Ham v Crystal Palace 8am (EPL)
Chelsea v Sunderland 10:30am (EPL)
Atletico Madrid v Elche 12pm (La Liga)
Fiorentina v Roma 1pm (Serie A)
Philadelphia v Houston 2pm (MLS)
Chicago v New England 2pm (MLS)
Colorado v San Jose 4pm (MLS Home Game)
Vancouver v Los Angeles 5pm (MLS)
Columbus v D.C. 5:30pm (MLS)
Dallas v Toronto 6:30pm (MLS)
Sporting K.C. v Montreal 6:30pm (MLS)
Salt Lake v Portland 7:30pm (MLS)
Chivas v Seattle 8:30pm (MLS)
Sunday April 20th
Norwich v Liverpool 5am (EPL)
Hull City v Arsenal 7am (EPL)
Everton v Manchester United 9am (EPL)
Sevilla v Granada 11am (La Liga)
R. Sociedad v Espanyol 1pm (La Liga)
Monday April 21st
Manchester City v West Brom 1pm (EPL)
Sirius XM FC Live at the Lions:  The Sirius XM FC crew will be presenting a live broadcast from Three Lions for the Champions League Semifinal 2nd Leg match between Bayern Munchen and Real Madrid (Apr. 29th).  Former USMNT star John Harkes will be in the house, along with the regular Sirius crew, with coverage starting at 11am MST (and continuing for two hours postgame).  We encourage all fans of both of these Clubs, and the game in general, to join us as we show America how vibrant Denver's World Football culture is! 
Colorado v San Jose Earthquakes:   The Earthquakes are the visitors to DSG Park for the 3rd Rapids home game of the season this Saturday.  Kick-off is at 4pm & our Matchday Express service is simply the best way to get to the game. Buses depart from the Three Lions at 2pm & 3.15pm and also the Bulldog at 2.15pm & 3pm, returning right after the final whistle. Cost is $10 in advance / $12 on the day & includes a beer / soft drink in both directions.  If you need a match ticket, why not join us in Section 117 behind the south goal for $20?  Reservations can be made at
Supporters Email Lists: To receive emails from American Outlaws (US National Team), Colorado Supporters & other local team supporters groups, please go to If you have registered before, the system should bring up your account details automatically.
You can see all the games at Denver's best two football bars:
Three Lions
2239 East Colfax Ave

GM: Jon Forget
British Bulldog Pub
2052 Stout St

GM: Ian Forget