With leagues coming off their winter breaks, and England diving into FA Cup action, today's slate of matches will give us the first good schedule of activity of the new year.
The Mexican League gets its Clausura season underway this weekend, as Herculez Gomez and Santos Laguna take on Jose Torres and Pachuca. Defending Apertura champions Tigres do battle against Cruz Azul in what should be another exciting clash.
Serie A kicks things off today, with Lazio and Inter Milan in action, while Portugal features the always-exciting match-up between Oguchi Onyewu's Sporting CP and Porto.
In FA Cup action, Bolton will look to hold off Macclesfield Town, while Aston Villa take on Bristol Rovers in another match-up of David vs. Goliath.
10 a.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Macclesfield Town vs. Bolton
10 a.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv - Fleetwood Town vs. Blackpool
10 a.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Swindon Town vs. Wigan Athletic
12 p.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/ESPN3.com - Siena vs. Lazio
12 p.m. - ESPN3.com - Levante vs. Mallorca
12 p.m. - DirecTV - Real Sociedad vs. Osasuna
12:30 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Bristol Rovers vs. Aston Villa
2 p.m. - GOLTV - Real Madrid vs. Granada
2:45 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Inter Milan vs. Parma
3:15 p.m. - ESPN3.com - Sporting Lisbon vs. Porto
4 p.m. - GOLTV - Malaga vs. Atletico Madrid
6 p.m. - Galavision - Monterrey vs. Jaguares
6 p.m. - Telefutura - Queretaro vs. Club America
6 p.m. - Fox Deportes/Azteca America - Cruz Azul vs. Tigres UANL
8 p.m. - Telefutura - Santos Laguna vs. Pachuca
8 p.m. - Telemundo - Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Atlante
9:45 p.m. - Galavision - San Luis vs. Pumas UNAM