By IVES GALARCEP
Brad Guzan and Aston Villa never lack for tough challenges, and this weekend is no different, with the Villans facing defending English Premier League champions Manchester City.
Aston Villa is on a two-match losing streak, but still sit just a point behind Manchester City for third place in the EPL, and the Villans will be hoping Villa Park can offer enough support to pull off another upset.
In Spain, Valencia play host to Atletico Madrid in a battle of unbeatens currently tied for second place in La Liga.
The day’s MLS schedule features some key match-ups in both conferences, with the New England Revolution facing the Columbus Crew, and Portland Timbers needing a win at San Jose to boost their playoff chances.
If you will be watching today’s soccer action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.
Enjoy the action (Today’s soccer TV schedule is after the jump):
SATURDAY’S SOCCER ON TV
9:30 a.m. – GolTV USA – Bayern Munich vs. Hannover
10 a.m. – NBC Sports Network – Liverpool vs. West Bromwich Albion
10 a.m. – beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports en Español – Valencia vs. Atletico Madrid
10 a.m. – Premier League Extra Time – Sunderland vs. Stoke City
10 a.m. – Premier League Extra Time – Leicester City vs. Burnley
10 a.m. – Premier League Extra Time – Swansea City vs. Newcastle
10 a.m. – Premier League Extra Time – Hull City vs. Crystal Palace
11 a.m. – beIN Sports USA – Caen vs. Olympique Marseille
12 p.m. – beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports en Español – Rayo Vallecano vs. Barcelona
12:30 p.m. – NBC – Aston Villa vs. Manchester City
12:30 p.m. – GolTV USA – Eintracht Frankfurt vs. FC Köln
2 p.m. – beIN Sports en Español – Eibar vs. Levante
2:45 p.m. – beIN Sports USA – AC Milan vs. Chievo
3 p.m. – GolTV USA – Danubio vs. Peñarol
3:15 p.m. – Univision Deportes – Penafiel vs. Sporting CP
3:20 p.m. – ESPN3 – Gremio vs. Sao Paulo
4 p.m. – beIN Sports en Español – Malaga vs. Granada
5:30 p.m. – GolTV USA – Cruzeiro vs. Internacional
6 p.m. – NBC Sports Network – New York Red Bulls vs. Houston Dynamo
6 p.m. – Univision – Cruz Azul vs. Club America
6 p.m. – Univision Deportes – Veracruz vs. Tigres UANL
7 p.m. – MLS Direct Kick – Vancouver Whitecaps vs. FC Dallas
7:30 p.m. – MLS Direct Kick – New England Revolution vs. Columbus Crew
8 p.m. – UniMas – Monterrey vs. Club Tijuana
8 p.m. – One World Sports – NY Cosmos vs. Indy Eleven
9 p.m. – Azteca America – Santos Laguna vs. Morelia
9 p.m. – Telemundo – Pachuca vs. Chiapas
10 p.m. – Univision Deportes – Universidad de Guadalajara vs. Pumas UNAM
10:30 p.m. – MLS Direct Kick – LA Galaxy vs. Toronto FC
11 p.m. – NBC Sports Network – San Jose Earthquakes vs. Portland Timbers
11:30 p.m. – One World Sports – Kashima Antlers vs. Gamba Osaka