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Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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Today marks the first full day of MLS action since the 2011 season kicked off on Tuesday, but before we get into the day's heavy menu of MLS match-ups, there are plenty of quality games to watch around the world today.

Manchester United takes on Stuart Holden and Bolton in one of the morning's marquee match-ups, while U.S. teammates Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey will face each other as Everton plays host to Fulham.

Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid will play the latest installment of their rivalry in a match that should have its share of goals.

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):


 8:45am- ESPN2- Tottenham vs. West Ham United

10:30am- GolTV- SC Freiburg vs. Bayern Munich

11am- Fox Soccer Channel- Manchester United vs. Bolton

11am- Fox Soccer Plus- West Bromwich Albion vs. Arsenal

11am- FoxSoccer.tv- Aston Villa vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers

11am- FoxSoccer.tv- Stoke City vs. Newcastle United

11am- FoxSoccer.tv- Wigan vs. Birmingham City

1pm- DirecTV- Mallorca vs. Real Zaragoza

1pm- Fox Soccer Plus- Lazio vs. AC Cesena

1:30pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Everton vs. Fulham

1:30pm- ESPN3.com- Borussia Dortmund vs. Mainz 05

2pm- FoxSoccer.tv- Auxerre vs. Sochaux

2pm- FoxSoccer.tv- Brest vs. Lille

2pm- Fox Soccer.tv- Lorient vs. Saint Etienne

2pm- FoxSoccer.tv- Montpellier vs. Lens

2pm- FoxSoccer.tv- Toulouse vs. Nice

3pm- GolTV- Barcelona vs. Getafe

3:45pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Palermo vs. AC Milan

5pm- ESPN3.com- Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid

5:30pm- GolTV- Bragantino vs. Santos

6:30pm- Direct Kick- Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Toronto FC

6:55pm- Azteca America- Cruz Azul vs. Toluca

7pm- ESPN3.com- Chile vs. Venezuela (CONMEBOL Under-17 Championship)

7pm- Telemundo- Monterrey vs. Club America

7:30pm- Direct Kick- D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew

7:30pm- MSG- New York Red Bulls vs. Seattle Sounders

7:30pm- GolTV- Atletico Nacional vs. Cucuta

8:30pm- Direct Kick- FC Dallas vs. Chicago Fire

8:30pm- Direct Kick- Houston Dynamo vs. Philadelphia Union

8:55pm- Galavision- Santos Laguna vs. Morelia

9pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Colorado Rapids vs. Portland Timbers

9pm- Telemundo- Chivas Guadalajara vs. Queretaro

9:10pm- ESPN3.com- Brazil vs. Paraguay (CONMEBOL Under-17 Championship)

10:30pm- Direct Kick- Chivas USA vs. Sporting Kansas City

10:30pm- Direct Kick- San Jose Earthquakes vs. Real Salt Lake

11pm- Galavision- San Luis vs. Atlas (Delayed)

11pm- Telefutura- Atlante vs. Jaguares (Delayed)


  • VilniusNastavnik

    would be very surprised if anyone knows that already. doesn’t mean it ultimately isn’t correct, but i’d be surprised if that isn’t unsubstantiated speculation.


  • Brent McD

    ouch, just saw the Holden injury. looks bad, hope his right knee is alright. sheesh, talk about bad luck for the kid. :-(


  • jon

    does BB still experiment with the 4-2-3-1? Holden was the whole reason that he started going in that direction. Makes me wonder how the lineup is effected.


  • Mike

    Wonder what he will have to say about that tackle considering how harsh he was on the Carragher tackle.


  • CJ

    I have to disagree. you can see that stu’s leg is swinging in to kick the ball, whereas evans goes straight in with studs up. but yeah, here’s hoping it’s nothing too serious.


  • Brad

    I think the best place to get Holden’s injury news would be twitter, Jen Chang is always updating his…


  • PurpleGold

    why would he be speaking english to his cousin in mexico. callin him bro and junk.


  • Jack

    Yeah, agree. From the replays, I would guess that best outcome would be a bruise, worst would be ligament damage. From the way he was hit, I don’t think that a broken leg would be the most likely outcome, but I could be wrong.


  • Jack

    Stu just tweeted that he will post more when he knows the extent of the injury.

    I might just be in a gloomy mood, but that does not sound good.


  • VilniusNastavnik

    per owen coyle, via shinguardian’s twitter:

    RT @DTguardian Owen Coyle on Holden ‘his knee is wide open, we’re hoping it’s just a cut, not a break or ligament damage-we don’t know yet


  • Dainja

    Hey, chins up out there fellas! I know its been a brutal day so far for our boys, but damnit, there’s still a Clint second half to watch! This isn’t the end of the world. Cmon Deuce. The Yanks NEED a goal today!!


  • Robbie

    Hey, I’m a complete newbie to this sport. Question:

    How does FSC make money? All the halftime ads were for the Premier league and FSC and it seems unlikely that they can make much advertising their own product. Obviously there is something I’m missing.


  • Beckster

    Fulham didn’t really have much of an attack going in the first half but Dempsey is just so good on the ball – really excellent.


  • StevenG

    Demps is good, but they’re not gettin the ball to him. Pretty invisible right now.


  • jon

    in an otherwise tragic day for USMNT fans, Clint Dempsey just scored for Fulham to make the score 2-1 to Everton


  • Dainja

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! what the BLEEP did I tell ya’ll! Deuce, not only breaking the record for goals in a season by a Yank in the EPL, but he just saved a horrific Saturday for Americans Abroad!! …what Holden injury?? haha. But for real, Deuce, thank you. Still the man! And what better than to do it at an American goalie’s expense. bwhaha


  • Beckster

    that’s Dempsey…doesn’t look like he is in it an then he scores. But that doesn’t diminish his passing and ball control.


  • away goals

    Love that dempsey immediately went to zamora to celebrate. That’s classy. And hopefully not the last time this year zamora helps deuce look good.


  • Robbie

    In an already tragic day for USMNT fans, Tim Howard conceded a goal to Fulham to make the score 2-1 to Everton.


  • JS

    That crazy stuff is also known as creativity and something we need out of a few more of our players


  • K-Town

    Dempsey now has scored more PL goals (10) than: Drogba, Torres, Elmander, Cahill, Malouda, and Nani, all with 9 goals so far. Only Berba, Tevez, Nolan, Bent, and Carroll have scored more so far this season. Keep it up Deuce!


  • K-Town

    BTW, Nolan, Bent , and Carroll only have 11 goals. If Deuce scores one more then only Berba, and Tevez are ahead, which nobody will catch this season.


  • 20

    well played Deuce. Fulham are like the USA, they give up goals early and come raging back in the second half.. unfortunately they didn’t have enough creativity today


  • BradAR

    Ipswich Town was relegated in 2001-02 and won a place in the UEFA Cup via the Fair Play award. Norwich City won the League Cup and were relegated in 1984-85, but was not able to play in Europe because England was banned due to the Heysel Disaster.


  • SteveO

    One own goal does not a plummeting stock make…he seems to be doing just fine starting for one of the top Championship teams.


  • Warren

    Knocking in a few goals – against ManU – earlier this season and looking like you belong on the pitch will do wonders for a player. Fans remember things like that.


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