Soccer Weekend: Jozy Altidore Scored A Goal!

Soccer Weekend: Jozy Altidore Scored A Goal!


Soccer Weekend: Jozy Altidore Scored A Goal!

Jozy Altidore scored a solid header for his Turkish club Bursaspor during a 3-2 loss to Antalyaspor. This is his first goal against top level opposition in a competitive match since he scored for Hull City on Feb 6, 2010. He needs to take advantage of his opportunities now – at his third loan club in three seasons – he won’t get many more. Your five matches to watch this weekend are after the jump.

Udinese vs. Roma: Both teams are part of a three-team race for the fourth Italian Champions League place. Roma is six points back from Udinese in fourth. Basically, if the Giallorossi wish to return to the Champions League next season, they must win the six-pointer here. [2:45pm Sat, FSC]

Valencia vs. Villarreal: Sixteen points behind Real Madrid, the clubs are locked into third and fourth place. They’ll both qualify for the Champions League, but the team finishing ahead avoids the qualifying round. [3pm Sun, GolTV]

Fiorentina vs. A.C. Milan: After last weekend the scudetto should be down to a two-club race between AC Milan and Napoli. The Rossoneri  have a three-point lead and two tough away fixtures remaining. This is the first. [2:45pm Sun, FSC]

Blackpool vs. Arsenal: Arsenal leave the Emirates for this match. With the tension building, that may be a good thing. Blackpool need points to avoid relegation. Arsenal need them to maintain the pretense they are still in the title race. [8:30am Sun, FSC]

Manchester United vs. Fulham: Hard to see Man U dropping points, but it’s a chance to watch the best Mexican player, Chicharito, face off against the best American one, Clint Dempsey. [10:00am Sat, FSC]

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