Your Running Commentary

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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The biggest domestic match of the European season takes place today, and should be the centerpiece for most soccer TV viewing this Saturday.

Real Madrid takes on FC Barcelona in what is easily the match of the day, but on a day when a record eight MLS matches will be played, there is a great selection of action on tap today.

Aston Villa/Chelsea and Fiorentina/Inter Milan will serve as good European appetizers before 'El Clasico', and before the full slate of MLS matches, which includes the Philadelphia Union's home debut.

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.

Enjoy the action (Today's TV schedule is after the jump):


10am– FSC/FSE- Hull vs. Burnley
– Fox Soccer Plus- West Ham vs. Sunderland
– FSC/FSE- Aston Villa vs. Chelsea (FA Cup semifinal)
Noon– Fox Soccer Plus/ESPN 360- Napoli vs. Parma
12:30pm– ESPN Deportes/ ESPN 360- Bayer Leverkusen vs. Bayern Munich
– FSC- Fiorentina vs. Inter Milan
-GolTV/ESPN Deportes/ESPN 360-Real Madrid vs. Barcelona
4pm-Telefutura- Chivas USA vs. New York Red Bulls
– FSC- Philadelphia Union vs. DC United
– Azteca America/ESPN- Jaguares vs. Club America.
6pm– Telemundo- Monterrey vs. San Luis
– Telefutura- Queretaro vs. Toluca
– Fox Soccer Plus- Napoli vs. Parma (Delayed)
7:30pm– Direct Kick- New England vs. Toronto FC
– Telemundo- Chivas Guadalajara vs. Morelia
– Telefutura- Pachuca vs. Atlas
– FSE- Independiente vs. San Lorenzo
– Fox Soccer Plus- West Ham vs. Sunderland (Delayed)
8:30pm– Direct Kick- Houston Dynamo vs Los Angeles Galaxy
8:30pm-Direct Kick- Kansas City Wizards vs. Colorado Rapids
– Direct Kick- FC Dallas vs. Columbus Crew
– Direct Kick- Chicago Fire vs. San Jose Earthquakes
– FSC- Aston Villa vs. Chelsea (FA Cup Semifinal- Delayed)
9pm– Direct Kick- Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle Sounders
– Telemundo- Atlante vs. Cruz Azul

  • Northzax

    Nah, i’d love to have Webb as a ref, the US couldn’t ask for a better one, frankly. He’s probably the most familiar with our major players, as well as US soccer (remember he reffed the Superliga final last summer) he’s not going to show Mike Bradley a straight red the minute he looks at someone funny or card Gooch just cause he’s a big guy. Mark my words, a us player will see a straight red this summer, not against England, probably the second match, one that Webb wouldn’t have given. We want a chippy, fairly dirty match, we don’t stand a chance in a wide open one.


  • Albert Belle

    If Guzan gets dropped to #3 because Hahnemann is playing and he isn’t then he may get an urge to move. Good keepers of Guzan’s ability are hard to come by in the UK. Who knows how much longer Friedel will play? It could be three to four or more.

    On the other hand Guzan is young and can afford to wait a bit. Still, he has to start showing soon because Howard could hang around for 2014 and I’m sure Guzan wants to be the US starter by then.


  • peter

    Can’t wait for the barcelona fan who is always on here, to start complaining about every call. Should be great fun.


  • MemRook

    Hear hear! Northzax is exactly right. A referee like Webb would understand both the USA’s and England’s style of physical play combined with speed and technical skill, and prolly let the game flow more in that respect.

    Our only real hope is that the US boys have seen over the past several international tournaments the kind of treatment we are gonna get from refs. It’s an old cliche but one we need to strongly heed: adjust to the style of refereeing or see red after red and fail.

    This world cup might be the Nats’ greatest mental challenge in a long, long time.


  • madmax

    JOZY is too often the best Hull player on the pitch.I hope he quits stopping play before the whistle.


  • peter

    barcelona aren’t having as much of ball as usual. madrid doing well with pressure


  • BCC

    Great goal by Messi and Xavi. Madrid needs to do better with their chances because I don’t see them getting many. This game could be a heart stopper.


  • DL

    Anyone have a high quality feed for the Dynamo Galaxy match? the one I am on is lagging. Thanks in advance.


  • DL

    4 Dynamo players have caught elbows to the face and that equaled one yellow. And the leg swipe by Landin is a straight red? Random, but what do you expect from MLS refs.


  • Brian

    Buddle is on freaking fire. him and gomez need to get a camp trial. seriously. no way is conor casey better than both of these guys who are in the zone.


  • Jamie Z.

    You know, it’s rough feeling hard done by every week, but the simple fact of the matter is that if Villa had more options and strength in depth, they would not find themselves in these positions week after week. I’ll support Villa whether they come in 4th or 14th, but they’re always going to struggle toward the end of the season until they strengthen their squad. I wouldn’t mind seeing someone like Bradley as another midfield option. And strikers…geez. We need somebody.


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