Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez and Clint Dempsey are arguably the two best CONCACAF players in the world right now and they'll face each other in one of the weekend's best match-ups.
Hernandez and Manchester United are rolling, coming off a mid-week UEFA Champions League win against Chelsea. The Red Devils will be heavily favored to beat the Cottagers, but Dempsey and Fulham have been known to deliver surprising performances and could provide a good challenge at Old Trafford.
There aren't many marquee match-ups in Europe this weekend, but MLS has some very good match-ups on the schedule, including the I-95 Derby between the Philadelphia Union and New York Red Bulls, and the 2010 MLS Cup rematch between FC Dallas and the Colorado Rapids.
Here is a rundown of SBI's Top Ten Matches to Watch, and This Weekend's Soccer on TV:
SBI’S Top Ten Matches to Watch
1. Manchester United vs. Fulham. Javier Hernandez and Clint Dempsey, arguably the two best CONCACAF players in the world, square off as United looks to keep its hold on first place in the Premier League.
2. Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls. The I-95 rivalry resumes with the two teams playing with first place in the MLS Eastern Conference on the line.
3. Valencia vs. Villarreal. Barcelona and Real Madrid aren’t the only good teams in Spain. This battle of the Vs should produce plenty of quality, with red-hot Giuseppe Rossi one to watch.
4. FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids. Don’t let FC Dallas’ winless record fool you. This MLS Cup rematch is going to be a real battle and could produce a goal-fest.
5. Argentina vs. Brazil (Under-17 CONMEBOL Championships). Why should you care about a bunch of kids you probably never heard of? Well, because the next generation of South American superstars could emerge from these teams and this is your chance to catch a first glimpse.
6. D.C. United vs. Los Angeles Galaxy. Bruce Arena takes on Ben Olsen in this D.C. reunion match. LA may not have Landon Donovan, which could give D.C. the edge at RFK Stadium.
7. Chivas Guadalajara vs. Club America. Chivas is struggling, but this rivalry is still one of the best around.
8. Seattle Sounders vs. Chicago Fire. The Fire is off to a surprisingly good start while the Sounders are struggling. Why watch? This match-up should tell us a lot about where these teams really stand.
9. Blackpool vs. Arsenal. If the Gunners are to really have a chance of catching Manchester United, they’ll need all three points against a Blackpool side that is very tough at home.
10. Fiorentina vs. AC Milan. Milan looks poised to cruise to a Serie A title, but a won on the road against the Viola won’t be easy. This road match should be a good chance for the likes of Pato and Robinho to show they’re serious about lifting the Scudetto.
This Weekend’s Soccer on TV
2:30pm- ESPN3. com– Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Werder Bremen
9pm- Fox Soccer Channel– FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids
9:10pm- Galavision– Estudiantes Tecos vs. Queretaro
7:45am- ESPN2– Wolverhampton vs. Everton
10am- Fox Soccer Channel– Manchester United vs. Fulham
10am- Fox Soccer Plus– Chelsea vs. Wigan
10am- FoxSoccer.tv– Sunderland vs. West Bromwich Albion
10am- FoxSoccer.tv– Tottenham vs. Stoke City
10am- FoxSoccer.tv– Blackburn vs. Birmingham
10am- FoxSoccer.tv– Bolton vs. West Ham United
Noon- Fox Soccer Channel– Inter Milan vs. Chievo Verona
Noon- ESPN3.com– Athletic Bilbao vs. Real Madrid
12:20pm- FoxSoccer.tv– Swansea City vs. Norwich City
1pm- FoxSoccer.tv– Auxerre vs. Saint Etienne
1pm- FoxSoccer.tv– Bordeaux vs. Arles
1pm- FoxSoccer.tv– Caen vs. Paris St. Germain
1pm- FoxSoccer.tv– Lorient vs. Sochaux
1pm- FoxSoccer.tv– Monaco vs. Lille
1pm- FoxSoccer.tv– Valenciennes vs. Nancy
2pm- GolTV– Barcelona vs. Almeria
2pm- Fox Soccer Plus– Swansea City vs. Norwich City (Delayed)
2:45pm- Fox Soccer Channel– Udinese vs. Roma
3pm- FoxSoccer.tv– Brest vs. Stade Rennes
4pm- GolTV– Mallorca vs. Sevilla
4pm- Direct Kick– Seattle Sounders vs. Chicago Fire
4:4pm- ESPN3.com– Paraguay vs. Colombia (CONMEBOL U-17 Championships)
7pm- ESPN2– Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls
7pm- ESPN3.com– Ecuador vs. Uruguay (CONMEBOL U-17 Championships)
7:15pm- GolTV– Boyaca Chico vs. Nacional de Medellin
7:30pm- Direct Kick– D.C. United vs. Los Angeles Galaxy
7:30pm- Direct Kick– New England Revolution vs. Real Salt Lake
8pm- Galavision– Pachuca vs. Jaguares
9pm- ESPN3.com– Argentina vs. Brazil (CONMEBOL U-17 Championships)
9:30pm- GolTV– Deportivo Cali vs. Deportivo Pereira
10pm- Telefutura– Atlante vs. Atlas
10pm- Galavision– San Luis vs. Necaxa
10:30pm- DirecTV– Chivas USA vs. Columbus Crew
10:30pm- DirecTV– San Jose Earthquakes vs. Toronto FC
6:30am- Fox Soccer Plus– Juventus vs. Genoa
8:30am- Fox Soccer Channel- Blackpool vs. Arsenal
9am- Fox Soccer Plus– Bologna vs. Napoli
10:30am- ESPN3.com– PSV Eindhoven vs. Heerenveen
11am- Fox Soccer Channel– Aston Villa vs. Newcastle United
11am- DirecTV– Sporting Gijon vs. Osasuna
11am- DirecTV– Hercules vs. Espanyol
11am- ESPN3.com– Racing Santander vs. Levante
11am- FoxSoccer.tv– Montpellier vs. Nice
11:30am- GolTV– Bayer Leverkusen vs. St. Pauli
1pm- ESPN3.com– Atletico Madrid vs. Real Sociedad
1pm- Azteca America– Puebla vs. Toluca
1pm- Telemundo– UNAM Pumas vs. UANL Tigres
1:15pm- ESPN3.com– Portimonense vs. FC Porto
2:45pm- Fox Soccer Channel– Fiorentina vs. AC Milan
3pm- GolTV– Valencia vs. Villarreal
3pm- Fox Soccer Plus– Olympique Lyon vs. Lens
5pm- GolTV– Noroeste vs. Sao Paulo
6pm- Fox Soccer Channel– Sky Blue vs. Philadelphia Independence
7pm- Galavision– Houston Dynamo vs. Vancouver Whitecaps
7pm- Telemundo– Chivas Guadalajara vs. Club America
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