Plenty on the weekend soccer TV schedule and not just from England. La Liga and Serie A return from their brief winter break and it's the start of the 2017 Liga MX Clausura. It's also an FA Cup weekend in England, with plenty of reminders that it's "magic". It's also a big opportunity for Danny Williams and Reading.
Manchester United vs Reading at 7:30am on Saturday on Fox Sports 1. It's the Third Round of the 2016-17 FA Cup with Reading on the road against a super club a league up from them. Well, sort of a super club. Manchester United is 6th in the Premier League and currently on a winning streak that's lasted longer than Reading's three in a row. United shutout West Ham away 2-0 in their last league game. Reading beat Bristol City 3-2.
"Everyone always looks forward to games like these. We want to show ourselves at Old Trafford against a side like Manchester United," Reading manager Jaap Stam said. "We know they are in form and it doesn’t matter which players they play – they have so much quality. So we know it’s going to be difficult. But we’ve got confidence as well. We believe in ourselves. We believe we can do something. But that doesn’t make it any easier when you’re up against a team like United."
Saturday Soccer TV
FA Cup on Fox Sports 1: Manchester United vs Reading at 7:30am, Sutton United vs Wimbledon at 10am, and PNE vs Arsenal at 12:30pm. Fox Sports 2 has Barrow vs Rochdale at 10am.
La Liga on beIN en Espanol: Eibar vs Atletico at 10am, Las Palmas vs Sporting Gijon at 12:15pm, and Real Sociedad vs Sevilla at 2:45pm. Serie A on beIN Sport: Napoli vs Sampdoria at 2:40pm.
Liga MX on Univision: Tigres vs Santos Laguna at 8pm and Chivas vs UNAM Pumas at 10pm. Azteca America has Morelia vs Tijuana at 8pm. Leon vs Pachuca is on Galavision at 8pm. Univision Deportes has Cruz Azul vs Necaxa at 6pm.
Sunday Soccer TV
FA Cup on Fox Sports 1: Liverpool vs Plymouth at 8:30am and Spurs vs Aston Villa at 11am. Fox Sports 2 has Chelsea vs Peterborough at 9:50am.
Serie A on beIN Sport: Genoa vs Roma at 9am and Milan vs Cagliari at 12pm. La Liga on beIN en Espanol: Real Betis vs Leganes at 10am, Celta Vigo vs Malaga at 12:20pm, and Villarreal vs Barcelona at 2:30pm (also on beIN Sport).
Liga MX on Univision: Toluca vs Atlas at 1pm. Univision Deportes has Puebla vs Monterrey at 7pm.
Monday Soccer TV
FA Cup on Fox Sports 2: Cambridge United vs Leeds at 2:45pm. All Times Eastern