*No matter what time of year, no matter what continent one is on, on any given weekend one can catch an entertaining soccer game. The key is to know where to look. Well, look no further -- here's a weekly feature that will preview (and eventually recap) my favorite match of the weekend. Consider this your open thread for all of the weekend's matches.*
First major trophy of the season is on the line this weekend at Wembley as Manchester United takes on Aston Villa in the Carling Cup final. Honorable mention for match of the week goes to Man City-Chelsea (6:30 a.m., Saturday, ESPN2). Let's get it going.
**The match:** Manchester United against Aston Villa
**TV:** 9 a.m. on Setanta, Sunday morning
**Quick Preview:** Both teams come into this one undefeated in their past 5 matches. Villa and Man U played to a 1-1 draw at Villa Park on February 10th, with United's only tally coming courtesy of a James Collins own goal. Villa will have to slow down Wayne Rooney to have any shot at picking up some hardware this weekend, as he kinda been setting the world (and nets) on fire lately.
**My prediction:** 2-1 Villa. Can't really put my finger on why, but I have a feeling that Aston Villa is coming away from this one victorious.
**The Result:** 2-1 Manchester United. Full highlights and a quick recap after the jump. Manchester United takes home the first trophy of the season with a 2-1 win over Aston Villa in the League Cup final. Wayne Rooney scored the game winner with a fantastic header in the 74th minute. James Milner started the scoring in the 5th minute, after Nemanja Vidic pulled down Gabriel Agbonlahor in the box. Micheal Owen equalized just 7 minutes after and Man U never looked back.