Chelsea and Liverpool began the current season with hopes of challenge for the English Premier League title, and while both teams saw their league campaigns turn into disappointments, both have enjoyed considerable success in cup competitions.
Now the Blues and Reds are set to face off today in the FA Cup Final (12:15pm, Fox Soccer Channel), with Chelsea hoping to add the trophy to its collection ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final, and with Liverpool looking to add the FA Cup to the Carling Cup the club has already won this season.
The Premier League hasn't taken the day completely off for the FA Cup, with Arsenal kicking the day off against Norwich City in a match the Gunners need to win to maintain third place in the Premier League. The match is also Arsene Wenger's 900th in charge, and will also be the final match for long-serving Arsenal assistant Pat Rice.
In Mexico, the playoffs are in full swing and several Americans will be in action today, with Jose Torres and Pachuca facing Club America, and Edgar Castillo, Joe Corona and Greg Garza leading Club Tijuana against mighty Monterrey.
In Germany, Borussia Dortmund will be playing its first match since clinching the Bundesliga title, and today's tilt against Freiburg could be an opportunity for U.S. national team striker Terrence Boyd to make his Bundesliga debut.
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. - ESPN Deportes/ESPN2/ESPN3.com - Arsenal vs. Norwich City
7:45 a.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer2Go - Rangers vs. Motherwell
9:30 a.m. – ESPN Deportes/ESPN3.com - Borussia Dortmund vs. SC Freiburg
9:30 a.m. - GolTV - FC Cologne vs. Bayern Munich
11:30 a.m. - GolTV - Mainz vs. Borussia Moenchengladbach (Delayed)
12 p.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer2Go - Lecce vs. Fiorentina
12 p.m. - ESPN Deportes - Werder Bremen vs. Schalke 04
12:15 p.m. – Fox Soccer Channel/Fox Deportes - Liverpool vs. Chelsea
2:45 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel/ESPN3.com - Roma vs. Catania
3 p.m. - ESPN3.com - Atletico Madrid vs. Malaga
3 p.m. - GolTV - Granada vs. Real Madrid
3 p.m. - DirecTV - Sporting Gijon vs. Real Betis
3:30 p.m. - ESPN3.com - FC Porto vs. Sporting CP
4:30 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick - Toronto FC vs. D.C. United
4:30 p.m. - NBC Sports - Seattle Sounders vs. Philadelphia Union
5 p.m. - ESPN Deportes - Atletico Madrid vs. Malaga (Delayed)
5:15 p.m. - GolTV - River Plate vs. Gimnasia Jujuy
7 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick - Vancouver Whitecaps vs. San Jose Earthquakes
7 p.m. - Telefutura - America vs. Pachuca
7 p.m. – USLLive.com - Rochestor Rhinos vs. Charlotte Eagles
7:30 p.m. - USLLive.com - Dayton Dutch Lions vs. Richmond Kickers
7:30 p.m. - USLLive.com - Orlando City vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds
8 p.m. - ESPN/ESPN Deportes/ESPN3.com - Los Angeles Galaxy vs. New York Red Bulls
8:30 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick - Sporting Kansas City vs. Montreal Impact
9 p.m. – Azteca America - Monterrey vs. Tijuana
10:30 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick - Portland Timbers vs. Columbus Crew