With 2009 in the rearview mirror, the new year brings with it great promise and new challenges for the world's best teams and players.
FC Barcelona will look to take on those new challenges after winning every trophy it could in 2009. The quest for new hardware begins today when Barcelona takes on Villarreal.
Americans looking to move closer to trophies will begin their quests today as the FA Cup kicks off. Brad Friedel, Brad Guzan and Aston Villa take on Blackburn while Tim Howard and Everton face Carlisle United in just two of the day's FA Cup matches involving Americans.
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):
Saturday's Soccer on TV
7:30am– Setanta USA- Bristol City vs. Cardiff City (FA Cup)
10am– FSC/FSE- Middlesbrough vs. Manchester City (FA Cup)
10am– Setanta USA- Sunderland vs. Barrow (FA Cup)
10am– No TV- Everton vs. Carlisle United
10am– No TV- Aston Villa vs. Blackburn
10am– No TV- Fulham vs. Swindon Town
Noon– ESPN Deportes/ESPN360- Valencia vs. Espanyol
Noon– FSC/FSE- MK Dons vs. Burnley (FA Cup)
12:15pm– Setanta USA- Reading vs. Liverpool (FA Cup)
2pm– ESPN Deportes/ESPN360- Barcelona vs. Villarreal
6:30pm– FSE- Atlante vs. Tecos (InterLiga)
9pm– FSE- America vs. Santos Laguna (InterLiga)