It may be hard to believe, but Stuart Holden and Bolton are currently sitting in fifth place in the English Premier League, and could move into with a win against Blackpool today.
Bolton currently sit ahead of the likes of Tottenham (on goal differential) and Liverpool, and are doing so playing attractive soccer. Holden has become a key figure in the Wanderers attack as they look to stay ahead of Tottenham for fifth, and put pressure on Manchester City for fourth place.
Holden is one of several U.S. national team players in action. Clint Dempsey will look to help Fulham move further away from the relegation zone with a win against Birmingham City, while Tim Howard and Everton take on West Brom.
The biggest match involving an American team will take place at Toyota Park today, where the U.S. women's national team takes on Italy in the second leg of their World Cup playoff series. The Americans can clinch a World Cup berth with a win or a tie after beating the Italians on the road.
Wondering why Soccer Saturday was posted at 3:30am this morning? The Los Angeles Galaxy take on the Australian side Newcastle Jets in an exhibition in Australia airing live on Fox Soccer Channel at 3:30am.
If you will be watching today's action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.
Enjoy the action (Today's TV Schedule is after the jump).
TODAY'S SOCCER ON TV
3:30am- Fox Soccer Channel- Newcastle Jets vs. Los Angeles Galaxy (Exhibition)
7:45am- ESPN2- Aston Villa vs. Arsenal
10am- Fox Soccer Channel- Manchester United vs. Blackburn
10am- Fox Soccer Plus- Stoke City vs. Manchester City
10am- FoxSoccer.tv- Bolton vs. Blackpool
10am- FoxSoccer.tv- Everton vs. West Bromwich Albion
10am- FoxSoccer.tv- Fulham vs. Birmingham City
10am- FoxSoccer.tv- West Ham United vs. Wigan
Noon- Fox Soccer Plus- Sampdoria vs. AC Milan
Noon- Fox Soccer Channel- Fulham vs. Birmingham City (Delayed)
Noon- GolTV- Real Zaragoza vs. Villarreal
12:20pm- FoxSoccer.tv- Burnley vs. Derby County
12:30pm- ESPN3.com- Borussia Moenchengladbach vs. Borussia Dortmund
1pm- FoxSoccer.tv- Brest vs. Lens
1pm- FoxSoccer.tv- Olympique Marseille vs. Montpelier
2pm- ESPN3.com- USA women's national team vs. Italy (World Cup playoff)
2pm- ESPN3.com- Sevilla vs. Getafe
2pm- GolTV- Defensor Sporting vs. Nacional
2:45pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Juventus vs. Fiorentina
4pm- ESPN3.com- Atletico Madrid vs. Espanyol
4:15pm- ESPN3.com- Sporting Lisbon vs. FC Porto
6:20pm- GolTV- Santa Fe vs. Atletico Huila
2am- Fox Soccer Channel- North Queensland Fury vs. Perth Glory