Arsenal at Liverpool
7:45 a.m. Saturday (USA Network, mun2)
A gauntlet of tests for first-place Arsenal starts with a trip to Anfield. Liverpool’s Luis Suárez has cooled off a bit in recent weeks, having scored just once in the Reds’ last four games. But he’s still the Premier League’s top marksman, with 23 goals on the season.
Cardiff City at Swansea City
12:30 p.m. Saturday (NBC)
Any big Premier League rivalry is worth watching, as much for the atmosphere as the soccer itself. This matchup is an all-Welsh clash, and has decades of history and enmity. There’s extra spice this time because Swansea fired manager Michael Laudrup on Tuesday. Interim boss Garry Monk faces quite a test in his debut.
United States women vs. Russia
3:30 p.m. Saturday (ussoccer.com)
After edging Canada last weekend, Abby Wambach and company return to the field at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton. Russia’s squad includes University of Pennsylvania midfielder Ana Chevtchenko, a dual U.S.-Russian citizen whose family lives in Portland, Ore. This game is the first of two between the teams, with the second next Wednesday in Atlanta (7:30 p.m., ussoccer.com).
Roma vs. Lazio
8:55 a.m. Sunday (beIN Sport)
The Rome Derby needs little extra hype, even if both teams are far back of reigning champs Juventus in the Serie A standings. The spotlight will shine on two gracefully aging veterans: Lazio forward Miroslav Klose and Roma playmaker Francesco Totti.
Paris Saint-Germain at Monaco
3:00 p.m. Sunday (Univision Deportes, tape-delayed on beIN Sport at 5:00)
These two teams have revolutionized French soccer in recent years with their flashy spending. PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimović and Edinson Cavani have brought stardom to the City of Lights, having combined to score 31 goals this season. Monaco is without injured forward Falcao, but James Rodriguez and Emmanuel Rivière bring plenty of firepower.
Borussia Dortmund at Eintracht Frankfurt
2:45 p.m. Tuesday (ESPN3.com)
It’s been a rough season for Dortmund, which has seen many of its stars fall victim to injuries. But playmaker Marco Reus and striker Robert Lewandoski are still going. With the Bundesliga title out of reach, this German Cup quarterfinal presents a fresh chance for Jürgen Klopp’s team to take aim at a trophy.
Manchester United at Arsenal
2:45 p.m. Wednesday (NBCSN)
This game is always one of the biggest on the calendar, but it has lost some luster due to United’s struggles this season. That makes it even more of a must-win for Santi Cazorla and the Gunners, though, with Chelsea and Manchester City hot on their heels.