The first weekend in October 2012 brings with it your standard soccer fixtures before an international break gives clubs located around the world some time off. As usual, multiple games will air on Friday to start off your weekend. Leagues that are located in North America, South America, Europe and even Australia will be featured on television over the next three days. Check out the ESPN3/Watch ESPN schedules if you need or want to watch matches via that service.
All times listed below are ET
Live soccer games on US TV for October 5
FOX Soccer: FOX Soccer begins its weekend with a men's college soccer game. Maryland vs. Virginia starts at 7:00 pm.
FOX Soccer Plus: Inverness CT vs. Ross County kicks off at 2:40 pm.
beIN Sport: One match, St. Etienne vs. Nancy, starts at 2:40 pm. This game will also air on Univision Deportes.
beIN Sport en Español: Celta take on Sevilla in a La Liga contest at 3:25 pm.
GolTV: GolTV has two live games on Friday. Augsburg vs. Werder Bremen starts at 2:30 pm. Estudiantes will play against Correcaminos at 9:00 pm.
Live soccer games on US TV for October 6
FOX Soccer: Two Premier League games will air on the station. Chelsea host Norwich City at 10:00 am. West Ham take on Arsenal at 12:30 pm. Both of those games will also be available on FOX Deportes.
FOX Soccer Plus: Tune into FSP at 9:53 am for Wigan vs. Everton.
ESPN2: The channel's Premier League game of the week, Manchester City vs. Sunderland, begins at 7:30 am. This contest will also be on ESPN Deportes.
ESPN Deportes: Fluminense vs. Botafogo will air on the station at 5:25 pm.
beIN Sport: Birmingham vs. Huddersfield starts things off at 9:55 am. Chievo vs. Sampdoria airs at 11:55 am. Later in the day, Genoa take on Palermo at 2:40 pm.
beIN Sport en Español: Rayo Vallecano will play against Deportivo at 9:55 am. Chievo vs. Sampdoria will also air live on this station at 11:55 am. Valladolid vs. Espanyol starts at 1:55 pm. Betis vs. Real Sociedad ends the channel's day at 3:55 pm.
GolTV: GolTV will give you two live games on Saturday. Bayern Munich will play against 1899 Hoffenheim at 9:30 am. Later on in the day, Sao Paulo will take on Palmeiras at 3:00 pm.
NBC: Major League Soccer returns to NBC at 3:30 pm when New York Red Bulls host Chicago Fire.
NBC Sports Network: LA Galaxy will face off against Real Salt Lake at 9:00 pm.
Univision: One match, América vs. Guadalajara, starts at 5:30 pm.
TeleFutura: Pachuca vs. León will begin at 8:00 pm.
Univision Deportes: The channel's first game, Montpellier vs. Evian TG, begins at 11:00 am. Lille take on AC Ajaccio at 2:00 pm. Two live games will air at night. Tigres vs. Puebla starts at 8:00 pm. Atlas vs Cruz Azul immediately follows at 10:00 pm.
Live soccer games on US TV for October 7
FOX Soccer: Plan to stay up late, because Perth Glory will face off against Brisbane Roar at 2:00 am. Southampton host Fulham at 8:25 am. Newcastle United vs. Manchester United will start at about 11:00 am. Both Premier League contests will also air on FOX Deportes.
FOX Soccer Plus: Celtic host Hearts at 7:40 am. Liverpool vs. Stoke City follows at 9:53 am.
ESPN: Your weekend of live games ends with MLS action. Seattle Sounders will play against Portland Timbers at 9:00 pm. This game will also air on ESPN Deportes.
ESPN Deportes: Ajax vs. FC Utrecht starts things off at 6:25 am. PSV Eindhoven vs. NAC follows at 8:25 am. FC Twente vs. AZ Alkmaar begins at 10:25 am. Later on in the day, Jaguares will take on San Luis FC at 5:55 pm.
beIN Sport/beIN Sport en Español: Both beIN Sport and beIN Sport en Español will have Siena vs. Juventus at 8:55 am. Coverage of Lorient vs. Lyon will air on beIN Sport at 10:55 am. Both beIN Sport and beIN Sport en Español will air Real Madrid vs. Barcelona at 1:45 pm. Both stations will show the second half of AC Milan vs. Inter when the Barcelona vs. Real Madrid game concludes.
GolTV: Five games will be on GolTV on Sunday. B. Monchengladbach vs. E. Frankfurt will begin at 9:30 am. Hannover 96 vs. B. Dortmund starts at 11:30 am. Cruz Azul Hidalgo take on Irapuato at 1:30 pm. Coverage of Nacional vs. Danubio begins at 3:00 pm. The channel's last game of the weekend, River Plate vs. Godoy Cruz, kicks off at 6:30 pm.
Univision: UNAM vs. Monterrey begins at 1:00 pm. This match will also air on Univision Deportes.
Univision Deportes: Marseille vs. PSG will start at 3:00 pm. Atlante vs. Monarcas is scheduled to air at 7:00 pm. Tijuana vs. Toluca follows at 9:00 pm.
Galavision: A single MLS match, Chivas USA vs. FC Dallas, kicks off at 7:00 pm.
As always, check local listings for channel availability and for a list of match replays showing on all of the channels mentioned in this piece.