Most soccer fans are anxiously waiting to see the year's most anticipated games to be played this summer at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Millions of Spanish-speaking fans in the United States will tune-in to ESPN Deportes to get the latest up-to-date coverage that will be offered, but who will be the voices they will hear?
Get your snacks and drinks ready, your fingers warmed up and your TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones fired up. This afternoon features seven important matches, most of which are being televised concurrently. And then one match later in the day to help us recover from our Friday soccer high.
If you live in the United States, here's today's schedule of matches on TV and Internet:
Iceland vs Croatia(World Cup playoff match, 1st leg), 2pm, WatchESPN.
World Cup dreams will be realized and destroyed today in the final day of the regular stages of the World Cup qualifying matches around the world. Teams will be battling for automatic qualification, while others will be trying to qualify for the play-offs, and other teams will be fighting for pride.
You want soccer? You got soccer. If you live in the United States, here's where you can watch the 28 live World Cup qualifier matches on television and the Internet as well as the friendly between France and Australia.
First, the starting line-ups:
England are reportedly going to start with: Hart, Walker, Jagielka, Cahill, Baines, Gerrard, Lampard, Townsend, Rooney, Welbeck, Sturridge
After England's disappointing one-nil loss against Italy in mid-week, Stuart Pearce's under-21 team has an opportunity to pick up all the pieces and start all over again today in the team's match against Norway, scheduled to kick off at Noon ET.
For viewers in the United States, the match is being shown live on ESPN Deportes and ESPN3.
Tonight features the second leg of Western Conference Championship between Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake. For viewers in the United States, the live broadcast begins at 9pm ET on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.
What It Means For Portland, 2-1-0 #1 Seed in the Western Conference
The Portland Timbers' 2013 has been one of the most remarkable seasons in MLS history, as the Timbers climbed from the Western Conference cellar to the top of the league with panache, heart, and guts.
FOX Sports has sub-licensed the Europa League Spanish-language rights to ESPN Deportes this season, which means that soccer fans in the United States will be able to watch Europa League action on ESPN Deportes and ESPN3.com in addition to English language broadcasts on FOX Sports and FOX Soccer 2Go.
If you live in the United States, you have a choice of 28 live international matches to choose from today that will be shown across television and the Internet. The vast majority of them are crucial World Cup qualifiers to determine which countries will qualify for next summer's World Cup tournament in Brazil.
For the fourth time in five matches, there will be a new man in charge of the Mexico National Team.
After two games in charge, which included the thrilling 2-1 victory over Panama and a 2-1 defeat in Costa Rica, the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) have decided to part ways Victor Manuel Vucetich, according to a Vucetich himself in a strongly-worded interview with ESPN Deportes.
Two Premier League matches are in store today before the FA Cup semi-final later today between Chelsea and Manchester City.
Early risers will be able to catch the Tyne-Wear derby between Newcastle United and Sunderland, which kicks off (hopefully on the pitch, that is, not in the stands) at 7am ET on ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN.
Bundesliga on GolTV: Hamburg - Schalke at 2pm. Premier League on ESPN Deportes: Sunderland - QPR at 2:45pm. Fox Soccer has Aston Villa - Reading at 3pm. Cops del Rey on beIN: Real Madrid - Alcoyano at 3:30pm. All Times Eastern
The Houston Dynamo will play the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park in the 2012 Eastern Conference Knockout Round playoff game. The game will be played Wednesday at 8 p.m. CT. It can be seen nationally on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.
The winner of Wednesday's Knockout Round game will advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals, and will face Sporting Kansas City in a two-leg playoff series.
With a little more than two weeks to go before the roster is chosen for the huge World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico, the coaching staff is closely monitoring the fitness and form of the player pool. Thanks to the plethora of networks covering soccer here, so can you. Here's a look at what you can watch this weekend of the current MNT hopefuls.
As the MLS season approaches, there's still action aplenty abroad for members of the Men's National Team. This weekend sees Tim Howard in FA Cup action, Michael Bradley hosting the league leaders and a showdown between two MNT teammates in Mexico. Here's the viewing schedule:
Russia - USA is on ESPN2 and Univision Deportes at 10am. beIN Sport has Argentina - Saudi Arabia at 1pm and Panama - Spain at 4pm. ESPN Deportes has Czech Republic - Slovakia at 11:30am and Holland - Germany at 2:30pm. On GolTV: Argentina - Saudi Arabia at 12pm, England - Sweden at 2:30pm, and Ireland - Greece at 4:30pm.
Champions League on Fox Soccer: Zenit St Petersburg - Milan at 12pm, Manchester City - Borussia Dortmund at 2pm, Arsenal - Olympiacos at 5pm, and Ajax - Real Madrid at 7pm (2pm on Fox Soccer Plus). Liga MX on Univision Deportes: Toluca - Queretaro at 8pm and Monterrey - Tijuana at 10pm. Galavision has Santos Laguna - Atlas at 9pm.