The FA Cup usually presents some appealing David-vs.-Goliath matchups, and some of this weekend's fourth-round replays and fifth-round matches are no exception.
Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal have Crawley Town, Notts County and Leyton Orient, respectively, in their FA Cup paths. Stoke City also has to be wary of an upset when it faces League One side Brighton. The two FA Cup matches that pit two Premier League teams against each other both involve Americans, with Tim Howard's Everton looking to knock off Chelsea in a fourth-round replay and Stuart Holden's Bolton facing Clint Dempsey's Fulham in a fifth-round clash.
Outside of England, FC Barcelona looks to reclaim its winning ways when it clashes with fifth-place Athletic Bilbao; Mainz and Bayern Munich square off in a match with implications toward the top of the Bundesliga table; and Carlos Bocanegra and St. Etienne can get right back in the thick of things in the Ligue 1 hunt with a result at Marseille.
Those are just some of the enticing matchups going on this weekend. Here is a rundown of all of this weekend's soccer on TV:
THIS WEEKEND'S SOCCER ON TV
9:30 p.m. – Galavision – San Luis vs. Pumas UNAM
3 a.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – Central Coast Mariners vs. Brisbane Roar
7:30 a.m. – Fox Soccer Channel/Fox Deportes – Chelsea vs. Everton (FA Cup)
9:30 a.m. – GOLTV – Borussia Dortmund vs. St. Pauli
10 a.m. – Fox Soccer Channel/Fox Deportes – Birmingham City vs. Sheffield Wednesday (FA Cup)
10 a.m. – FoxSoccer.tv – Nottingham Forest vs. Cardiff City
10 a.m. – Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv – Stoke City vs. Brighton (FA Cup)
12 p.m. – GOLTV – Valenca vs. Sporting Gijon
12 p.m. – Fox Soccer Plus/ESPN3.com – Bologna vs. Palermo
12:15 p.m. – Fox Soccer Channel/FoxSoccer.tv – Manchester United vs. Crawley Town (FA Cup)
12:30 p.m. – ESPN3.com – FSV Mainz 05 vs. Bayern Munich
1 p.m. – FoxSoccer.tv – Auxerre vs. Arles
1 p.m. – FoxSoccer.tv – Brest vs. Monaco
1 p.m. – FoxSoccer.tv – Caen vs. Valenciennes
1 p.m. – FoxSoccer.tv – Lens vs. Sochaux
1 p.m. – FoxSoccer.tv – Marseille vs. St. Etienne
2 p.m. – ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes – Real Madrid vs. Levante
2:45 p.m. – Fox Soccer Channel/Fox Deportes/ESPN3.com – Inter Milan vs. Cagliari
3 p.m. – FoxSoccer.tv – Lorient vs. Bordeaux
3 p.m. – GOLTV – Millonarios Bogota vs. Once Caldas
4 p.m. – ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes – Real Zaragoza vs. Atletico Madrid
6 p.m. – ESPN Deportes – Cruz Azul vs. Atlas
6 p.m. – Telemundo – Monterrey vs. Tigres UANL
6:15 p.m. – GOLTV – Atletico Nacional vs. America de Cali
8 p.m. – Fox Deportes – Veracruz vs. Leon
8 p.m. – Galavision – Santos Laguna vs. Queretaro
6:30 a.m. – FoxSoccer.tv/ESPN3.com – Lecce vs. Juventus
7 a.m. – Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv – West Brom vs. Wolverhampton
9 a.m. – ESPN3.com – Lazio vs. Bari
9 a.m. – Fox Soccer Channel/Fox Deportes/ESPN3.com – Chievo Verona vs. AC Milan
9 a.m. – Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv – Manchester City vs. Notts County (FA Cup)
9:30 a.m. – GOLTV – Bayer Leverkusen vs. Stuttgart
10 a.m. – FoxSoccer.tv – Fulham vs. Bolton (FA Cup)
10:30 a.m. – ESPN3.com – PSV Eindhoven vs. NAC Breda
11 a.m. – ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes – Getafe vs. Racing Santander
11 a.m. – DirecTV – Villarreal vs. Malaga
11 a.m. – DirecTV – Osasuna vs. Espanyol
11 a.m. – FoxSoccer.tv – Montpellier vs. Lille
11 a.m. – FoxSoccer.tv – Nice vs. Paris-St. Germain
11:30 a.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – Leyton Orient vs. Arsenal (FA Cup)
1 p.m. – GOLTV – Sevilla vs. Hercules
1 p.m. – Fox Deportes/Azteca America – Puebla vs. Jaguares
1 p.m. – Telemundo – Toluca vs. Necaxa
2:45 p.m. – Fox Soccer Channel/Fox Deportes/ESPN3.com – Napoli vs. Catania
3 p.m. – GOLTV – Barcelona vs. Athletic Bilbao
3 p.m. – Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv – Toulouse vs. Stade Rennes
Which games are you looking forward to watching the most? Do you see any of the Premier League giants falling in the FA Cup?
Share your thoughts below.
No Top Ten list?
They are more bitter over how the goal happened than who it happened against. And it cost them getting out of the group if i recall. I’m still bitter we started Ricardo Clark and didnt get past teams we shouldve gotten past. Its never going to be easier than that road we had.
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Altidore with Bursaspor vs. Gaziantepspor – Saturday at 1500 myp2p-dot-eu time.
Have tickets to the Fulham/Bolton FA tie. Americans abroad watching Americans abroad. Wearing my Dempsey US kit, hope the Brits aren’t still bitter over the WC match.
might have to wake up to watch chelsea everton which is in 5 hours or so, ill turn it on and fall back asleep probably
and im sure Brighton can win against stoke
cant wait for dempsey and bolton, I wish Sturridge wasnt cup tied, kid is a beast and mark davies lately is looking very good also, Holden doesnt seem to make the runs in midfield like Davies does but overall makes very good decisions and is a way more complete player.
FWIW, Fulham v Bolton is being shown on a 1hr delay on FSC+ at 11am Sunday
Three Good Matches
Chelsea vs. Everton (FA Cup)
FSV Mainz 05 vs. Bayern Munic
Marseille vs. St. Etienne
Other than Fulhan and Bolton not a lot that peeks my interest.
What happened to the top 10 matches for the weekend? Not sure there’s a top 10, but surely there’s a top 5? I use the top matches to watch some teams I’m not familiar with.
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Hey now, Brighton are the League One leaders! They’ve already beat two Championship teams to get here!