Arsenal has been on Chelsea's trail through the Premier League season, but the Gunners could surpass the suddenly struggling Blues with a win this weekend against Tottenham in a vital London Derby.
Chelsea can hold onto first place with against Birmingham, while Manchester United could pull even with Chelsea with a win and Chelsea loss.
For American soccer fans, MLS Cup will be the headlining event, but the U.S. women's national team are also playing a crucial match, the first of two against Italy for a place in the World Cup.
MLS teams aren't the only ones featuring Americans in a playoff. Herculez Gomez, Jose Torres and Marco Vidal will be a part of Pachuca's attempt to knock off Monterrey in the second leg of their series.
Here is a rundown of this weekend's soccer on TV, as well as SBI's Top Ten Matches to Watch:
SBI's TOP TEN MATCHES TO WATCH
1. Arsenal vs. Tottenham. London Derby should be dynamic attacking display (at least we hope for a match this early).
2. FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids. Two MLS originals vie for their first MLS title.
3. AC Milan vs. Fiorentina. Milan looks to hold on to first place.
4. Bayer Leverkusen vs. Bayern Munich. Bayern is in dire need of three points, but second-place Leverkusen won't make it easy.
5. Monterrey vs. Pachuca. Pachuca tied the first leg, but now needs a victory in the second leg to advance in the Mexican League playoffs.
6. Fulham vs. Manchester City. Clint Dempsey just had a son born this week so he could be ready to do the rockabye baby goal celebration against struggling Manchester City.
7. Ajax vs. PSV Eindhoven. This Dutch clash is usually one of the more entertaining in Europe, with Luis Suarez the star of the show.
8. Bolton vs. Newcastle. Stuart Holden is coming off his best game for Bolton, and will now face off against England starlet Andy Carroll.
9. Schalke vs. Werder Bremen. Jermaine Jones and Schalke are in the Bundesliga relegation zone and need a win against mid-table Bremen.
10. USA Women vs. Italy. The USA Woman are in must-win mode in the first leg of this two-leg playoff for a World Cup berth.
THIS WEEKEND'S SOCCER ON TV
7:45am– ESPN2/ESPN3.com- Arsenal vs. Tottenham Hotspur
9:30am– GolTV- Schalke 04 vs. Werder Bremen
9:30am– ESPN3.com- Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Mainz
10am– FoxSoccer.tv- Birmingham City vs. Chelsea
10am– FoxSoccer.tv- Blackpool vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers
10am– FoxSoccer.tv- Bolton vs. Newcastle United
10am– Fox Socer Channel- Manchester United vs. Wigan Athletic
10am– FoxSoccer.tv- West Brom vs. Stoke City
10:30am– ESPN3.com- USA women vs. Italy
12pm– Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv- Roma vs. Udinese
12:20pm– FoxSoccer.tv- Sheffield United vs. Crystal Palace
12:30pm– Fox Soccer Channel- Liverpool vs. West Ham United
12:30pm– ESPN3.com- Bayer Leverkusen vs. Bayern Munich
1pm– FoxSoccer.tv- Rennes vs. Brest
2pm– GolTV- Penarol vs. Defensor Sporting
2:45pm– ESPN3.com- Ajax vs. PSV
2:45pm– ESPN3.com/Fox Soccer Channel- A.C. Milan vs. Fiorentina
3pm– FoxSoccer.tv- Nice vs. Montpellier
4pm– GolTV- Real Madrid vs. Athletic Bilbao
6pm– Azteca America- Cruz Azul vs. Pumas
6:15pm– GolTV- Deportes Tolima vs. Santa Fe Bogota
8pm– Telefutura- America vs. San Luis
8:30pm– GolTV- La Equidad Bogotá vs Atlético Huila
11pm– Fox Soccer Channel- Sydney FC vs. Perth Glory
6:30am– ESPN3.com/FoxSoccer.tv- Genoa vs. Juventus
8:30am– FoxSoccer.tv/Fox Soccer Plus- Blackburn vs. Aston Villa
9am– ESPN3.com- Verona vs. Inter Milan
9am– ESPN3.com- Parma vs. Lazio
9:30am– GolTV- Stuttgart vs. Cologne
11am– Fox Soccer Channel- Fulham vs. Manchester City
11am– DirecTV- Osasuna vs. Sporting Gijon
11am– DirecTV- Espanyol vs. Hercules
11am– DirecTV- Levante vs. Racing Santander
1pm– GolTV- Sevilla vs. Mallorca
2:45pm– ESPN3.com/Fox Soccer Channel- Napoli vs. Bologna
3pm– GolTV- Real Sociedad vs. Atletico Madrid
3pm– FoxSoccer.tv- Lens vs. Lyon
5pm– Telemundo- Monterry vs. Pachuca
7pm– Telefutura- Santos Laguna vs. Jaguares
8:30pm– ESPN- Colorado vs. FC Dallas