The first weekend of the new year brings with it a plethora of live soccer games. Multiple cup competitions will be featured over the weekend, and leagues located in Italy and Spain will have their first fixtures of 2013. Those of you who count on ESPN3/Watch ESPN to watch games may find yourselves a little disappointed, however, as only three live matches will be shown via that service over the next few days.
All times listed below are ET
Live soccer games on US TV for January 4
beIN Sport/beIN Sport en Español: Both of these stations will show a single game on Friday afternoon. Real Zaragoza will host Real Betis at 3:25 pm.
Live soccer games on US TV for January 5
FOX Soccer: FA Cup action returns to the FOX Soccer stations this weekend. Southampton vs. Chelsea will air on FSC at 10:00 am. This game will also be featured live on FOX Deportes.
FOX Soccer Plus: FSP will showcase two FA Cup contests on Saturday. Brighton vs. Newcastle will begin at 7:25 am. Coverage of Peterborough United vs. Norwich City is scheduled to kick off at 9:55 am.
FOX Deportes: Along with the Southampton vs. Chelsea game, FOX Deportes will also air West Ham vs. Manchester United at 12:30 pm.
beIN Sport: The station kicks the day off with Catania vs. Torino at 11:55 am. Lazio will take on Cagliari at 2:40 pm.
beIN Sport en Español: Levante vs. Athletic Bilbao begins the morning at 9:55 am. Granada will play against Valencia at 11:55 am. Deportivo La Coruña host Malaga at 1:55 pm. Sevilla vs. Osasuna ends the day at 3:55 pm.
Univision Deportes: Univision Deportes will have four live games on Saturday. Lille will host Nîmes at 2:45 pm. América will take on Monterrey at 6:00 pm. Tigres vs. Jaguares immediately follows at 8:00 pm. The station’s final live match of the day, San Luis vs. Santos, will start at 10:00 pm.
TeleFutura: A single match, Atlante vs. Pachuca Tuzos, will air on TeleFutura at 8:00 pm.
Telemundo: Telemundo will have Club León vs. Qurétaro at 9:00 pm.
Live soccer games on US TV for January 6
FOX Soccer: The morning starts off early when Central Coast Mariners travel to Western Sydney for an A-League match that will start at 2:00 am. Two more FA Cup games will be shown live on FSC on Sunday. Swansea City will host Arsenal at 8:25 am. Coverage of Mansfield Town vs. Liverpool will follow at 10:30 am. Both of those FA Cup contests will also be featured live on FOX Deportes.
ESPN Deportes: Puebla will take on Tijuana at 12:55 pm.
beIN Sport: Serie A action begins the day when Juventus host Sampdoria at 8:55 am. Real Madrid take on Real Sociedad at 10:55 am. Barcelona vs. Espanyol follows at 12:55 pm. Both of those La Liga games will also be featured on beIN Sport en Español. The channel’s final live game of the day, Mallorca vs. Atletico Madrid, is scheduled to begin at 2:55 pm.
beIN Sport en Español: The station’s first match, AC Milan vs. Siena, begins at 8:55 am. Later on in the day, Napoli host Roma at 2:55 pm.
Univision Deportes: A French Cup match, Marseille vs. Guingamp, starts the day off at 8:00 am. Atlas Zorros will play against UNAM at 12:55 pm. This same game will also be shown on Univision.
Telemundo: Tune into Telemundo at 6:00 pm when Guadalajara take on Toluca.
As always, check your local listings for channel availability and also to learn about games airing via tape-delay and replay on the stations listed above.
For more: Check FOX Soccer schedule, FSP schedule, FOX Deportes schedule, beIN Sport schedules, ESPN schedules, TeleFutura/Univision schedules, Telemundo schedule