Everton and Liverpool currently stand closer to relegation than an English Premier League title, but the Merseyside Derby is always a can't-miss affair and never lacking for storylines.
The Liverpool-based rivals face off in this weekend's marquee match-up, with the clash coming just as Liverpool celebrates having gotten rid of nightmare owners Tom Hicks and George Gillet. Everton will look to get the John Henry era off to a losing start with a win at Goodison Park. You might remember that Liverpool won this clash at Goodison last year (when Landon Donovan was in the lineup for Everton).
The Merseyside Derby is one of several appealing clashes, and not the only rivalry on the slate. The Philadelphia Union plays host to the New York Red Bulls, who are making their first visit to PPL Park. London rivals Fulham and Tottenham will also do battle this weekend.
Here is a rundown of This Weekend's Soccer on TV, as well as our selections for the Top 10 Matches to Watch:
Top 10 Matches to Watch
1. Everton vs. Liverpool. Yes, both teams are struggling badly, but it's still the Merseyside Derby and, if anything, their struggles will make it a more intense and desperate encounter.
2. Barcelona vs. Valencia. One of these teams is in first place in La Liga and the other is in fourth place. Wouldn't have figured it would be Valencia in first.
3. Aston Villa vs. Chelsea. The Blues are rolling in first place, but a visit to Villa Park should provide a stiff test as Brad Friedel looks to shut down the vaunted Chelsea attack.
4. Mainz vs. Hamburg. First-place Mainz will get to show yet again why it's one of the most surprising teams in Europe, but Hamburg will be looking to spoil the part.
5. Real Salt Lake vs. FC Dallas. The hottest team in MLS takes on one of the best in what could be a Western Conference playoff preview.
6. Fulham vs. Tottenham. Clint Dempsey and Eddie Johnson are back from the United States and will look to knock off Tottenham, which could get caught looking ahead to Champions League play.
7. AC Milan vs. Chievo. Milan has built a star-studded squad, but must beware of a Chievo side that has been one of the revelations of the season in Serie A.
8. Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls. The I-95 rivalry makes its first trip to PPL Park, where the first-place Red Bulls take on a fiesty Union side that is tough to beat at home.
9. Pachuca vs. Morelia. The American contingent at Pachuca will look to move a step closer to first place in their group with a win against a tough Morelia squda.
10. Flamengo vs. Internacional. These Brazilians powers do battle in what should be an entertaining option for fans who want to see something other than European soccer and MLS this weekend.
This Weekend's Soccer on TV
2:30pm– GolTV- Cologne vs. Borussia Dortmund
8pm– Fox Soccer Channel- Boston University vs. University of Maryland-Baltimore County
9pm– Galavision- Tecos vs. Atlas
11pm– ESPN2- Seattle Sounders vs. Chivas USA
11pm- Fox Soccer Channel– UCSB vs. Duke
9:30am– GolTV- Bayern Munich vs. Hannover 96
9:30am– ESPN3.com- Mainz 05 vs. Hamburg
10am– Fox Soccer Channel/FSE- Arsenal vs. Birmingham City
10am– Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv- Fulham vs. Tottenham
10am– ESPN2- Manchester United vs. West Brom
10am– FoxSoccer.tv- Bolton vs. Stoke City
10am– FoxSoccer.tv- Wolverhampton vs. West Ham
10am– FoxSoccer.tv- Queens Park Rangers vs. Norwich City
10am– FoxSoccer.tv- Newcastle United vs. Wigan
Noon– GolTV- Atletico Madrid vs. Getafe
Noon– Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv- AC Milan vs. Chievo
12:20pm– FoxSoccer.tv- Middlesbrough vs. Leeds United
12:30pm– Fox Soccer Plus/FSE/FoxSoccer.tv- Aston Villa vs. Chelsea
12:30pm– ESPN3.com- Wolfsburg vs. Bayer Leverkusen
1pm– FoxSoccer.tv- AJ Auxerre vs. Bordeaux
1pm– FoxSoccer.tv- Marseille vs. AS Nancy Lorraine
2pm– ESPN3.com- Barcelona vs. Valencia
2pm– Fox Soccer Plus- Middlesbrough vs. Leeds United (Delayed)
2:45pm– Fox Soccer Channel/FSE- AS Roma vs. Genoa
3pm– FoxSoccer.tv- Toulous vs. Paris St. Germain
4pm– GolTV- Malaga vs. Real Madrid
4pm– Telefutura- Chicago Fire vs. D.C. United
4pm– Direct Kick- Toronto FC vs. Columbus Crew
4pm– Fox Soccer Plus- Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. West Ham United (Delayed)
5:30pm– GolTV- Flamengo vs. Internacional
6pm– Fox Soccer Channel- Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls
6pm– Azteca America/ESPN Deportes- Cruz Azul vs. Santos Laguna
7:20pm– GolTV- America de Cali vs. Deportes Quindio
8pm– Direct Kick- New England Revolution vs. Kansas City Wizards
8pm– Telefutura- Pachuca vs. Morelia
8pm– Telemundo- Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Necaxa
8:30pm– Fox Soccer Channel- Newcastle vs. Wigan (Delayed)
9pm– Direct Kick- Real Salt Lake vs. FC Dallas
10pm– Direct Kick- San Jose Earthquakes vs. Houston Dynamo
10pm– Telemundo- Monterrey vs. Toluca
10:30pm– Direct Kick- Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Colorado Rapids
6:30am– Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv- Cagliari vs. Inter Milan
8:30am– Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv- Everton vs. Liverpool
8:30am– ESPN3.com- Willem II vs. PSV Eindhoven
9am– ESPN3.com- Catania vs. Napoli
9am– Fox Soccer Channel/FSE/ESPN3.com- Juventus vs. Lecce
9am– ESPN3.com- Sampdoria vs. Fiorentina
10:30am– Fox Soccer Plus- Bolton vs. Stoke City (Delayed)
11am– Fox Soccer Channel/FSE- Blackpool vs. Manchester City
11am– ESPN3.com- Deportivo La Coruna vs. Osasuna
11am– DirecTV- Levante Real Sociedad
11am– DirecTV- Mallorca vs. Espanyol
11am– FoxSoccer.tv- Lorient vs. Valenciennes
11am– FoxSoccer.tv- Lens vs. Stade Rennes
11:30am– GolTV- Hoffenheim vs. Borussia Moenchengladbach
1pm– Telemundo- UNAM Pumas vs. Jaguares
1pm- Azteca America- Puebla vs. Club America
1pm– ESPN3.com- Athletic Bilbao vs. Real Zaragoza
2:45pm– Fox Soccer Channel- AS Bari vs. Lazio
3pm– GolTV- Sporting Gijon vs. Sevila
3pm– FoxSoccer.tv- Lyon vs. Lille
5pm– GolTV- Guarani de Campinas vs. Corinthians
6pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Juventus vs. Lecce (Delayed)
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