Tim Howard celebrated his 33rd birthday earlier this week and will be looking for a belated birthday present in the form of a victory against fellow American Brad Friedel and Tottenham today.
Today's Tottenham clash is the first game in a big week of matches for Everton, with the Toffees taking on Liverpool on Tuesday and playing in the FA Cup quarterfinals on Saturday against Sunderland.
The Everton-Tottenham clash isn't the only match-up that will pair Americans up against each other. In Mexico, U.S. World Cup teammates Herculez Gomez and DaMarcus Beasley could see a lot of each other when Santos Laguna takes on Puebla.
Tim Ream and Bolton open today's action on national TV against Queens Park Rangers, with a win potentially helping the Trotters climb out of the relegation zone. In Germany, another key match-up featuring Americans will see Hoffenheim take on Bayern Munich, with Fabian Johnson and Danny Williams expected to play key roles against the German powerhouse.
The 2012 MLS season also kicks off today, with defending champion Los Angeles Galaxy taking on Real Salt Lake.
If you will be watching today's action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.
Enjoy the action (Today's TV Schedule is after the jump):
TODAY'S SOCCER ON TV
7:45 a.m. - ESPN2/ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes - Bolton vs. Queens Park Rangers
9:30 a.m. – ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes - Bayern Munich vs. Hoffenheim
10 a.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Chelsea vs. Stoke City
10 a.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv - Sunderland vs. Liverpool
10 a.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Aston Villa vs. Fulham
10 a.m. – FoxSoccer.tv - Wolverhampton vs. Blackburn
10 a.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Portsmouth
12:20 p.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv - Bristol City vs. Cardiff City
12:30 p.m. – Fox Soccer Channel - Everton vs. Tottenham
12:30 p.m. - GOLTV - FC Augsburg vs. Borussia Dortmund
1 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Brest vs. Bordeaux
1 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Evian Thonon Gaillard vs. Sochaux
1 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Nice vs. Nancy
1 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Toulouse vs. Lorient
1 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Valenciennes vs. St. Etienne
2 p.m. - ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes - Sevilla vs. Sporting Gijon
2:45 p.m. – Fox Soccer Channel - Palermo vs. Roma
3 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Lyon vs. Lille
3:15 p.m. - ESPN3.com - Porto vs. Academica de Coimbra
4 p.m. - ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes - Real Betis vs. Real Madrid
4:30 p.m. - GOLTV - Corinthians vs. Guarani
6 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Montreal Impact
6 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Colorado Rapids vs. Columbus Crew
6 p.m. – Telefutura - Monterrey vs. Queretaro
6 p.m. - ESPN Deportes/Azteca America - Jaguares vs. Tigres UANL
7:30 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - D.C. United vs. Sporting Kansas City
8 p.m. - Telefutura - Santos Laguna vs. Puebla
8 p.m. - Telemundo - Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Cruz Azul
10 p.m. - Galavision - San Luis vs. Pachuca
10 p.m. – Telefutura - Atlante vs. Atlas
10:30 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake
10:30 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - San Jose Earthquakes vs. New England Revolution