We're still in the first month of the new year but today will be offering us the best day of soccer action to date.
There are can't-miss derbies, table-topping clashes and even some intriguing international tilts on today's schedule. The Merseyside Derby kicks things off with Liverpool and Everton squaring off. Birmingham and Aston Villa will also renew their own heated rivalry.
The match of the day will also be in England, where Tottenham takes on Manchester United, while France will feature Marseille-Bordeaux.
If you want a glimpse of potential U.S. Gold Cup opponents, the Copa Centroamericano will be on today, with Guatemala-Costa Rica among the match-ups.
If you will be watching today's action, please feel free to share your own thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.
Enjoy the action (Today's commentary is after the jump):
TODAY'S SOCCER ON TV
9am- Fox Soccer Channel- Liverpool vs. Everton
9am- Fox Soccer Plus- Juventus vs. Bari
9am- ESPN3.com- Lazio vs. Sampdoria
11am- Fox Soccer Plus- Birmingham vs. Aston Villa (Delayed)
11:10am- Fox Soccer Channel- Tottenham vs. Manchester United
1pm- ESPN3.com- Almeria vs. Real Madrid
1pm- Azteca America- Morelia vs. Chivas Guadalajara
1pm- Fox Soccer Plus- Norwich City vs. Cardiff City (Delayed)
1pm- Telemundo- UNAM Pumas vs. Santos Laguna
1pm- GolTV- Kaiserslautern vs. FC Cologne (Delayed)
2:45pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Lecce vs. AC Milan
3pm- GolTV- Barcelona vs. Malaga
3pm- Fox Soccer Plus- Marseille vs. Boreaux
3pm- ESPN3.com- Argentina vs. Uruguay (South American Under-20 Tournament)
3:15pm- ESPN3.com- Academica de Coimbra vs. Benfica
5pm- GolTV- Guatemala vs. Costa Rica (Copa CentroAmericano)
5:10pm- ESPN3.com- Peru vs. Chile (U.S. Under-20 Tournament)
7pm- GolTV- Panama vs. Nicaragua (Copa CentroAmericano)
10pm- GolTV- Belize vs. El Salvador (Copa CentroAmericano)