Your Running Commentary

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

Franck Ribery (AP) 

Good morning folks.  We have a full slate of games on tap today for those of you who plan on getting your fill of soccer on TV in between your Christmas shopping and eating leftover turkey.

Here is a rundown of today's games:

  • 9:30am- Setanta USA- Bolton at Sunderland
  • 10am- FSC- Newcastle at Middlesbrough
  • *11:30am- GolTV- Bayern Munich at Bayer Leverkusen
  • 12:15pm- Setanta USA- Bristol City at Preston
  • 12:30pm- FSC- Blythe at Bournemouth (FA Cup)
  • 2pm- GolTV- Real Madrid at Getafe
  • 2:30pm- FSC- Reggina at Juventus 
  • 2:55pm- Setanta USA- Bordeaux at Sochaux
  • *4pm- GolTV- Barcelona at Sevilla
  • 4:30pm- FSC- Lecce at Catania
  • 5pm- Setanta USA- Fulham at Aston Villa
  • 6:15pm- GolTV- Pereira at Deportivo Cali
  • 6:45pm- Setanta USA- West Brom at Wigan
  • 8pm- FSC- Dag & Red at Leceister (FA Cup)
  • 10pm- Telemundo- Tigres at Atlante
  • *11pm- Telefutura- Santos Laguna at San Luis
  • 11pm- FSC- Hull City at Stoke City
  • 1am- FSC- Adelaide United at Newcastle Jets
  • If you will be watching today's action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below (as always, please try to avoid commenting on games that will be shown on delay during the afternoon. This does not include the Hull-Stoke match.)

    Enjoy the action.

    • hoyanick

      I’d love an update on Beasley and Edu … Beasley looked good for the US during WCQ, so these exclusions are really suprising – and depressing. Beasley is supposed to be one of the MNT’s established talents.


    • Ives Galarcep

      Listen guys, I’m not making it some hard and fast rule about what games you can and can’t comment on. It was more of a suggestion since some folks have complained in the past about games being spoiled. Just use your own judgment. If there’s an 8am live game that is going to be shown at 10am, you might want to leave the commentary alone. That said, if enough people want to know what is going on, then go ahead and comment. I’m actually more of a “If you don’t want it spoiled then don’t come on the internet” guy but since a few folks were complaining about spoilers I decided to try and offer a compromise. If more people would prefer the open system, then so be it. I’ll let you guys sort it out.


    • eric

      Did Sneijder get subbed off? I got distracted. He went into a tackle and other guy jumped and landed right on the ankle.

      Wow! Goal Getafe! 47th.


    • eric

      Madrid had to use 2 1st half injury subs for Sneijder and Gomez, their young RB.

      Just a really poor effort by Casillas on goal 2. I think he’s good, but not that good.

      Goal Madrid! Saviola pulls one back with a really sweet shot that might have been a penalty even if he missed, the defender was taking out his legs. Great turn and feed by Sergio Ramos for the assist.


    • zach

      “ulham had two efforts on goal during the first period of play and almost grabbed the lead right before the break. Brad Friedel was untroubled by Simon Davies early effort from distance but was required to pull off a first class save to deny Clint Dempsey before the break.”

      “Fulham almost caught Villa cold on the counter attack 15 minutes from time and Brad Friedel was required to save his side with a superb save to deny Dempsey. Fulham broke with pace and the ball found Dempsey on the right hand side of the area. The Amercian sent in a fierce right-footed drive to the far corner but Villa’s keeper was equal to his effort. ”


    • eric

      Madrid was looking like they were going to take the game back, but Gatafe put in a couple of subs and are the more aggressive team again. Nice game, still 2-1 Get in the 70th.


    • eric

      81st minute – Goal Getafe 3-1!

      What a sweet counter attack. Madrid had everyone forward for a corner, Getafe controlled it, hit a long pass to a streaking attacker who put it back in the center for the trailing man who put it past Casillas.


    • eric

      Madrid was knocking on the door, but then almost get burned yet again. Uche, scorer of 3rd goal got behind the defense again and was 1v1 with the keeper, but looked to be more interested in drawing a penalty than in scoring and pushed it wide.

      Going into injury time.


    • eric

      Getafe finish off Real Madrid, 3-1 a week after holding Barca 1-1. What a tough stretch, they played Sevilla and Valencia before that, and have Villarreal next week.

      Barca-Sevilla up next.


    • Michael F.

      Just want to say it’s great to see Dempsey earning his way back into the line-up, starting and playing the whole game. Good work out of him.


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