It's getting down to crunch time across Europe, with a number of teams approaching must-win territory to keep their title or UEFA Champions League hopes afloat for another week.
Manchester City falls into that category, with the club entering its crucial match with Sunderland three points behind rival Manchester United while star forward Sergio Aguero is sidelined with a mystery foot injury.
In Spain, Barcelona has their eye on catching Real Madrid, especially with Cristiano Ronaldo & Co. dropping points in two of their last three matches. The Catalan giants would be foolish to overlook Athletic Bilbao though, as the two clash in what could be the most entertaining match of the weekend. Barcelona needed a stoppage-time equalizer from Lionel Messi to salvage a point when the two met back in November.
In MLS, all eyes will be on PPL Park Saturday afternoon, when Sebastien Le Toux makes his return to Philadelphia for the first time since being traded by the Union as the unbeaten Vancouver Whitecaps meet his winless former team.
Finally, the United States may no longer be involved, but CONCACAF will still crown its Olympic qualifiers Saturday night, as Mexico and Canada battle for one berth in London and El Salvador and Honduras clash for another at Livestrong Sporting Park.
Here is this weekend's soccer on TV:
THIS WEEKEND'S SOCCER ON TV
2:30 p.m. – ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes – Borussia Dortmund vs. Stuttgart
7:30 p.m. – NBC Sports Network – D.C. United vs. FC Dallas
10 p.m. – Galavision – Pachuca vs. Tijuana
7 a.m. – Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer2Go – Motherwell vs. Rangers
9:30 a.m. – GOLTV – Nurnberg vs. Bayern Munich
10 a.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – Aston Villa vs. Chelsea
10 a.m. – Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer2Go – Queens Park Rangers vs. Arsenal
10 a.m. – FoxSoccer2Go – Everton vs. West Brom
10 a.m. – FoxSoccer2Go – Fulham vs. Norwich City
10 a.m. – FoxSoccer2Go – Wigan Athletic vs. Stoke City
10 a.m. – FoxSoccer2Go – Wolverhampton vs. Bolton
10 a.m. – FoxSoccer2Go – West Ham vs. Reading
10 a.m. – ESPN2/ESPN3.com – Manchester City vs. Sunderland
12 p.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – AC Milan vs. Catania
12 p.m. – GOLTV – Racing Santander vs. Granada
12 p.m. – DirecTV/Dish Network – Sporting Gijon vs. Real Zaragoza
12:25 p.m. – Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer2Go – Blackpool vs. Southampton
1 p.m. – FoxSoccer2Go – Auxerre vs. Valenciennes
1 p.m. – FoxSoccer2Go – Bordeaux vs. Dijon
1 p.m. – FoxSoccer2Go – Lorient vs. Evian Thonon Gaillard
1 p.m. – FoxSoccer2Go – St. Etienne vs. Nice
1 p.m. – FoxSoccer2Go – Sochaux vs. Brest
2 p.m. – ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes – Osasuna vs. Real Madrid
2 p.m. – MLS Live/Direct Kick – Toronto FC vs. Columbus Crew
2:45 p.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – Parma vs. Lazio
4 p.m. – GOLTV – Barcelona vs. Atheltic Bilbao
4 p.m. – MLS Live/Direct Kick – New York Red Bulls vs. Montreal Impact
4 p.m. – MLS Live/Direct Kick – Philadelphia Union vs. Vancouver Whitecaps
4:15 p.m. – ESPN3.com – Benfica vs. Sporting Braga
6 p.m. – NBC Sports Network/Mun2 – Honduras vs. El Salvador
6:30 p.m. – ESPN Deportes/Azteca America – Cruz Azul vs. San Luis
7 p.m. – Telefutura – Queretaro vs. Puebla
8 p.m. – Telemundo – Mexico vs. Canada
9 p.m. – Telefutura – Tigres UANL vs. Morelia
10 p.m. – MLS Live/Direct Kick – Seattle Sounders vs. San Jose Earthquakes
10 p.m. – MLS Live/Direct Kick – Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake
10:30 p.m. – Galavision – Atlas vs. Pumas UNAM
11 p.m. – NBC Sports Network – Los Angeles Galaxy vs. New England Revolution
11 p.m. – Telefutura – Atlante vs. Jaguares
6:30 a.m. – ESPN2/ESPN3.com – Japan vs. USA women
6:30 a.m. – Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer2Go/ESPN3.com – Roma vs. Novara
7:45 a.m. – FoxSoccer2Go – Celtic vs. St. Johnstone
8:30 a.m. – Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer2Go – Newcastle vs. Liverpool
9 a.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – Inter Milan vs. Genoa
9 a.m. – ESPN3.com – Siena vs. Udinese
9:30 a.m. – ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes – Hannover 96 vs. Borussia Monchengladbach
10 a.m. – FoxSoccer2Go – Inverness Caledonian Thistle vs. Hibernian
10:30 a.m. – ESPN3.com – Vitesse vs. AZ Alkmaar
11 a.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – Tottenham vs. Swansea City
11 a.m. – FoxSoccer2Go – Caen vs. Ajaccio
11 a.m. – FoxSoccer2Go – Lille vs. Toulouse
11:30 a.m. – GOLTV – Hoffenheim vs. Schalke
12 p.m. – ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes – Valencia vs. Levante
1 p.m. – Univision – Toluca vs. Santos Laguna
2:45 p.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – Juventus vs. Napoli
3 p.m. – GOLTV – Oeste vs. Corinthians
3 p.m. – Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer2Go – Stade Rennes vs. Lyon
3:30 p.m. – DirecTV/Dish Network – Real Sociedad vs. Rayo Vallecano
3:30 p.m. – ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes – Villarreal vs. Espanyol
5 p.m. – Univision – America vs. Monterrey
6:30 p.m. – GOLTV – Estudiantes vs. Boca Juniors
7 p.m. – Galavision – Colorado Rapids vs. Chicago Fire
7 p.m. – Telefutura – Estudiantes Tecos vs. Chivas de Guadalajara
9 p.m. – MLS Live/Direct Kick – Chivas USA vs. Sporting Kansas City
Is FoxSoccer2go worth it? I was about to try it out but I watched the test video and it doesn’t look like HD.
Which attendence did they set
I hate when games I want to watch are on Fridays. I always miss them.
How about a Montreal Impact nationally televised game? Yes, they are Canadian, but they are in our league and set the attendance record.
that’s not television, that’s fox soccer’s internet subscription channel
The above schedule is incorrect.
6pm – El Salvador vs Honduras – mun2
9pm – Mexico vs Canada – NBC Sports Network, Telemundo
Seeing Honduras v. El Salvador on NBC Sports makes me upset. Knowing they purposefully picked up that game to air figuring the US would be playing still. Oh well.
Go Canada! Go Honduras!
Seeing that Caley Thistle v. Hibs has made it onto American television really says something about soccer in America.