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Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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The race for the final UEFA Champions League place in the English Premier League is as tight as can be and today will offer the top three contenders a chance to move into control.

Manchester City faces Aston Villa in the match of the day, while Tottenham looks to avoid the upset against Bolton to stay in range of fourth place.

In Spain, Barcelona looks to regroup from its Champions League disappointment with a win at Villarreal to stay ahead of Real Madrid in the La Liga standings.

If you will be watching today's action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments secton below.

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


7:45am– ESPN2- Birmingham City vs. Burnley

9:30am– GolTV- Bayern Munich vs. VfL Bochum

9:30am– ESPN Deportes- Schalke 04 vs. Werder Bremen

10am– FSC/FSE- Manchester City vs. Aston Villa

10am– Fox Soccer Plus- Tottenham vs. Bolton

Noon– FSC/FSE- Portsmouth vs. Wolverhampton

Noon– GolTV- Deportivo La Coruna vs. Real Zaragoza

2pm– GolTV- Espanyol vs. Valencia

2:30pm– FSC/FSE- AC Milan vs. Fiorentina

4pm– MSG/Telefutura- D.C. United vs. New York Red Bulls

4pm– Fox Soccer Plus- Stoke City vs. Everton (Delayed)

4pm– GolTV- Villarreal vs. Barcelona

6pm– FSC- Sky Blue FC vs. FC Gold Pride

6pm– Univision- Pachuca vs. Monterrey

7:15pm– GolTV- Tolima vs. Independiente Medellin

7:30pm– Direct Kick- New England Revolution vs. FC Dallas

8:30pm– FSCFSE- Houston Dynamo vs. Kansas City Wizards

8:30pm– Direct Kick- Chicago Fire vs. Chivas USA

9pm– Direct Kick- Real Salt Lake vs. Toronto FC

9:30pm– GolTV- Atletico Nacional vs. Deportivo Pereira

10pm– Direct Kick- San Jose vs. Colorado Rapids

10:30pm– Direct Kick- Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Philadelphia Union

10:30pm– Direct Kick- Seattle Sounders vs. Columbus Crew


  • Ed

    Cuellar has been a certified beast on Villa’s backline. Saved their *ss a few times today.


  • citronomics

    D’ohh… great run by Richards to find Bellamy and from that range… not much Friedel could do on the curler. This mean CL for Man City?


  • Isaac

    It’s nice to have Edu and Clark both getting playing time for their respective clubs.


  • Jose S.

    It comes down to Wednesday

    Man City v. Tottenham

    City must win to overtake Spurs heading to the final weekend.


  • Austin

    City and Tottenham play next weekend in the last game of the season…..if they tie, tottenham gets fourth. but, whoever wins gets it



  • hello mrs. lady

    hopefully city lose so then tottenham can show money isnt everything. on the other hand if man city win it made be a little bit more “fair” transfer market if u catch my drift.


  • Betinho

    I can see it now..vs. England:

    LD – Edu – MB – Clark – Deuce




  • fischy

    I can never understand how so many top players are in Italy. Whenever I watch games on TV, there are so many empty seats. How do Italian teams afford even mediocre players much less the number of real quality players that play in Serie A?


  • AKDN

    I think you misunderstood what he was saying.

    I think he was commenting on the massive number of away fans.


  • war

    Fans are always getting banned for one reason or another in at least one stadium. Juve had that done to them a couple of times this season I believe. Still, who knows?


  • Brian

    Pretty good weekend for the national team. Lots of guys getting playing time. Bradley, Clark, Edu, Cherundolo and Beasley.


  • Citronomics

    And soccernet reporting 4-1 W for Aarhus. Anyone hear how Benny did?


  • Richard

    2-0 Roma! Totti cross to Taddei’s head…

    Forza…Laz…Laz… come on, say it .. Laz…Lazio!


  • Isaac

    I mean, I’m not saying that they should both be starting, but if it had to come to that, It’s not a half bad option. As far as who gets the ball into the attack, the USA didn’t have an extremely creative force against Spain and they had chances. Not a lot, but enough to say that Bradley and Clark did their job. The point was to stop Spain from working right up the middle and force their players to other look out wide or dribble out wide. Bocanegra and Spector don’t have the pace to stop them, but with Onyewu, DeMerit and Howard right behind them to help put out fires, it was the least vicious attack.

    Of course that’s all a pretty moot point because Bradley seems to like the 4-4-2 and I’d say for good reason. It keeps constant pressure on the opposition’s backline, so if wing backs like Sergio Ramos, Capdevilla, Dani Alves, and Andre Santos get forward, it means space for the USA’s two strikers to move into. The first goal against Spain is a pretty good example of that. Bradley gets a beautiful pass to Davies, who is wide left to take the space Sergio Ramos left. Davies brings that pass down for Dempsey and the rest is US Soccer history.


  • mrt

    Just watched the taped broadcast of Portsmouth and Wolves, and James was excellent today (and he’s been excellent the last few weeks for Portsmouth). He’s certainly known for the occasional disastrous error, but when he’s good, he’s really, really good. As for Marcus, no major errors, but his reactions looked a bit slow for the 2nd and 3rd goals.


  • ahm

    nope. the youngster albertazzi got the spot on the bench. disappointing. can’t wait for him to get outta milan


  • Austin

    spurs are a bunch of scrubs…. Tevez will take Dawson and king to school on Wednesday. If money isn’t everything then there would be no world football…. Atleast we have a future, spurs will be mediocre again next season


  • Austin

    Well, I personally believe Leo is dumb and its not b/c of gooch. However, I think gooch is most likely not 100 percent yet, that is probably why he didnt make it


  • Jank

    Soccer fans in Italy are know to be some of the worst in terms of racism and thuggery.


  • phil

    won’t matter if they have Sir Alex wearing the gloves in SA if we don’t take our chances well.


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