With Real Madrid's recent slip-up and Barcelona's continued dominance in La Liga, the Spanish League title race is in danger of being decided before the month of March. It will be up to another Madrid team to try and keep things interesting today.
Atletico Madrid is the next club that will attempt to stop Barcelona when the two attack-minded sides square off in the day's featured match.
Today also features several key matches for American players, such as Stuart Holden, who will lead Bolton against Tottenham, and the American duo of Herculez Gomez and Jose Torres, who are both poised to start in Pachuca's match against Monterrey.
Michael Bradley's Aston Villa debut will have to wait. With just one training session under his belt, Bradley is a spectator for Villa's showdown vs. Fulham (though you must admit, the picture we had up earlier of Bradley and Dempsey brought back some good memories).
If you will be watching today's matches, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.
Enjoy the action (and go to the jump for today's TV Schedule):
TODAY'S SOCCER ON TV
7:45am– ESPN2- Stoke City vs. Sunderland
9:30am– ESPN3.com- FC Cologne vs. Bayern Munich
10am– Fox Soccer Channel- Newcastle United vs. Arsenal
10am– Fox Soccer Plus- Manchester City vs. West Bromwich Albion
10am– FoxSoccer.tv- Aston Villa vs. Fulham
10am– FoxSoccer.tv- Everton vs. Blackpool
10am– FoxSoccer.tv- Tottenham vs. Bolton
10am– FoxSoccer.tv- Burnley vs. Norwich City
Noon– Fox Soccer Plus- Udinese vs. Sampdoria
Noon– DirecTV- Almeria vs. Espanyol
Noon– DirecTV- Osasuna vs. Mallorca
12:30pm– Fox Soccer Channel- Wolverhampton vs. Manchester United
12:30pm– ESPN3.com- Borussia Moenchengladbach vs. VfB Stuttgart
1pm– FoxSoccer.tv- Brest vs. AS Nancy Lorraine
1pm– FoxSoccer.tv- Caen vs. Lorient
1pm– FoxSoccer.tv- Lens vs. Valenciennes
1pm– FoxSoccer.tv- Montpelier vs. Saint Etienne
1pm– FoxSoccer.tv- Nice vs. Sochaux
1:45pm– ESPN3.com- PSV Eindhoven vs. ADO Den Haag
2pm– GolTV- Villarreal vs. Levante
2pm– Fox Soccer Plus- Burnley vs. Norwich City (Delayed)
2:45pm– Fox Soccer Channel- Cagliari vs. Juventus
3pm– FoxSoccer.tv- Stade Rennes vs. Paris St. Germain
4pm– GolTV- Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid
4pm– Fox Soccer Plus- Everton vs. Blackpool (Delayed)
6pm– Fox Soccer Plus- Tottenham vs. Bolton (Delayed)
6pm– Azteca America- Cruz Azul vs. Jaguares
6pm– Telemundo- Monterrey vs. Pachuca
6:15pm– GolTV- Deportes Tolima vs. Santa Fe
8pm– Galavision- Santos Laguna vs. Tigres UANL
8pm– Telemundo- Chivas Guadalajara vs. Atlante
8:30pm– GolTV- Boyaca Chico vs. Once Caldas
10pm– Telefutura- San Luis vs. Estudiantes Tecos
1am– Fox Soccer Channel- Newcastle Jets vs. Sydney FC