Leagues around the world take a back seat to the international game, as World Cup qualifying resumes.
The marquee match for U.S. soccer fans is the U.S. men's national team's battle against Jamaica Friday night, where the U.S. can claim sole possession of first place in its qualifying group with a win. The rest of the CONCACAF qualifying field is in action as well, as Mexico faces Costa Rica in a high-profile match between Group B favorites and Panama and Canada duke it out with first place in Group C on the line.
A world champion will be crowned on the women's U-20 level this weekend as well, as the U.S. U-20 women aim for their third World Cup title against a powerful Germany side.
There is one MLS game on the schedule this weekend, too, as the Seattle Sounders meet Chivas USA two weeks after the Sounders routed the Goats 6-2 behind a Fredy Montero hat trick at the Home Depot Center.
Here is this weekend's soccer on TV:
THIS WEEKEND'S SOCCER ON TV
4 p.m. – ESPN3.com – Spain vs. Saudi Arabia
4:20 p.m. – beIN Sport ñ – Colombia vs. Uruguay
4:30 p.m. – GOLTV – Montenegro vs. Poland
5 p.m. – beIN Sport 1 – Ecuador vs. Bolivia
7 p.m. – beIN Sport ñ – Argentina vs. Paraguay
7 p.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – Connecticut vs. Washington
7:45 p.m. – ESPN3.com - Canada vs. Panama
8 p.m. – beIN Sport 1 – Jamaica vs. USA
9:10 p.m. – beIN Sport ñ – Peru vs. Venezuela
9:30 p.m. – Pay-Per-View - El Salvador vs. Guyana
10 p.m. – Telemundo – Costa Rica vs. Mexico
10 p.m. – Pay-Per-View – Guatemala vs. Antigua and Barbuda
2:20 a.m. – ESPNU/ESPN3.com – Japan vs. Nigeria (U-20 Women's World Cup third-place game)
6:10 a.m. – ESPNU/ESPN3.com/Univision Deportes – USA vs. Germany (U-20 Women's World Cup final)
10 a.m. – ESPN3.com - Scotland vs. Serbia
4 p.m. – MLS Live/Direct Kick – Seattle Sounders vs. Chivas USA
7 p.m. – ESPN3.com – Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina
3 p.m. – ESPN3.com – Santos vs. Sao Paulo
3:10 p.m. – GOLTV – Argentinos Juniors vs. Boca Juniors
5:30 p.m. – GOLTV – Atletico MG vs. Palmeiras