Weekend Schedule Aug 19-22 K-League & Koreans in Europe

Before we start, one KPA game in progress: Augsburg is at Ravensburg for a German Cup match….and Koo Ja-Cheol has scored the first goal already!  Ji Dong-Won just entered in the 2nd half, Augsburg leads 2-0. UPDATE: FT 2-0 win for Augsburg, they move onward in the cup. 

 

And courtesy of Korean Footballers Abroad, KPAs in Europe this weekend (times are in US EST):

 

Day Time (ET) Player Club Opponent TV
Friday 2:45 PM Ji Dong Won Augsburg @Ravensburg (Cup) None
Friday 2:45 PM Koo Ja Cheol Augsburg @Ravensburg (Cup) None
Saturday 10:00 AM Lee Chung Yong Crystal Palace @Tottenham NBC Extra Time
Saturday 10:00 AM Ki Sung Yueng Swansea Hull City NBC Extra Time
Saturday 10:00 AM Son Heung Min Tottenham Crystal Palace NBC Extra Time
Sunday 9:30 AM Kim Jin Su Hoffenheim @Germania Egestorf (Cup) None
Monday 2:45 PM Park Joo Ho Dortmund @Eintracht Trier (Cup) ESPN3

 

Son might have a chance to play on Saturday despite just joining up Spurs post-olympics, he’s been evaluated today.

Moving onto the K-League Classic, just 4 matches as FC Seoul and Jeonbuk are off in order to prepare for their midweek ACL quarterfinal matches. Pohang could do themselves favors by knocking Sangju from their ridiculously high 3rd place perch on the table. Suwon Bluewings are still periously close to the relegation zone, Jeonnam are right there with them only a mere point ahead. A preview of their clash on K-League United here.

Saturday, August 20

Suwon
6:00 AM

Dragons

Steelers
6:00 AM

Sangju Sangmu
Sunday, August 21

Incheon
5:00 AM

Jeju United

Gwangju
6:00 AM

Suwon FC
All times are in Eastern Time
Here’s the 2nd division K-League Challenge weekend Round 30 schedule. How is Ansan Police at the top of the table?
20.08. 02:00AM Gangwon Bucheon FC 1995
20.08. 03:00 Hummel Anyang
21.08. 03:00 Daegu Busan
22.08. 03:00 Goyang Zaicro FC Daejeon

Check out K League United for previews like the Goyang v Daejeon clash on Monday.

 

At the Tavern, we’re still all in recovery mode from the Olympics. We may have more post Olympic reaction to Korea’s QF exit, but you might have caught the semifinal scoreline: Brazil 6 : 0 Honduras. Ouch!  Germany and Brazil are in the gold medal match on Saturday.

 

It’s not all bad news with the exit – have to take it in stride considering some fantastic hard work, lessons learned, some moments of brilliance and great results against Fiji, Germany and Mexico to top Group C. A medal wasn’t in the cards, but for a number of players on this squad, there’s still a bright trajectory should they continue to improve and play their cards right. Dae han min guk and have fun this weekend.

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