As the European club season approaches we start to see some decent preseason games . And with the Gold Cup on, there's some international flavor on TV this weekend too.
Peace Cup 2009 starts tomorrow in Spain, and features some interesting matchups. GolTV will cover the tournament, and while some group games are definitely worth a look, the later rounds should be quite entertaining, and interesting looking towards the season ahead.
The tourney kicks off with Liga de Quito v. Al-Ittihad at 2:30 pm EST, followed up by Sevilla v. Juventus at 4:30 pm. The other participants in this year's version are Real Madrid, Lyon, Aston Villa, Porto, Besiktas, Malaga, Atlante, and Seongnam.
The World Football Challenge standings look like this:
America - 8 / Chelsea - 5 / Inter - 2 / AC Milan - 1
AC Milan plays Chelsea on Friday on ESPN at 8 EST. On Sunday the Milan derbi comes Stateside, and Chelsea and America play the round robin tournament's "final."
Sunday at 3 EST FSC will carry the Gold Cup final live. In a stunning turn of events, the United States will face Mexico.