It’s all on Tuesday: Champions League action and an English Championship game. Going straight up to Korean Footballers Abroad for this one:
Son Heung Min and Leverkusen go to FC Zenit. Note the early noon ET / 1 AM Korea start time. On Fox Soccer Plus / DirecTV / ESPN3 in the US.
Lee Chung Yong and Bolton host Kim Bo Kyung’s Cardiff at 3PM ET / 4AM Korea Time. No TV in the US. No Kim Bo Kyung last weekend and doubt any change midweek. Chungy on the other hand scored his first goal of the season last Saturday and continues his great run of form for Bolton, and looks re-energized by Lennon’s faith in him.
There’s no midweek K-League games. >>> Tim jumping in…. in fact there is one. In the K-League Challenge Ansan Police play Anyang in a game that was rescheduled from earlier in the year. If Ansan lose or draw, Daejeon Citizen will clinch the title and promotion. An Ansan win keeps Daejeon’s inevitable promotion celebrations on hold. The game is Wednesday at 5:30am EST, 7:30pm KST. There is no TV, but Daum, Afreeca and Naver will stream.
Back to Roy…
Meanwhile congratulations are in order to Western Sydney for their first Asian title, beating Kwak Tae-Hwi’s Al Hilal in Saudia Arabia for the 2nd leg. The atmosphere, both in Australia and in Saudia Arabia was exemplary – packed stadiums of 65,000+ for the final 2nd leg game, and hundreds (maybe a thousand) cheering supporters for the Wanderers in the airport on their return back to Sydney. Korea FA: you all got to figure out a way to get the masses off their ass’z and get them into the stadiums in Korea AND get some TV coverage, especially for Asian Champions League fixtures. Other Asian countries are stepping up, so Korea got to represent to support the boys better.
>> Tim jumping in again… on Wednesday at 9am EST, 11pm KST (check that time though), Qatar SC play, team of Cho Young-Cheol and Han Kook-Young.