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Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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A pair of top Serie A clashes and key tilts in Portugal and Brazil headline a strong Sunday of soccer on TV today.

Napoli and Lazio are kicking things off this morning, while Roma and Juventus face off in an entertaining match. FC Porto and Benfica battle in a match-up of the top teams in Portugal, while Palmeiras and Santos meet in a clash of top Brazilian sides.

MLS had a busy Saturday but Sunday features an intriguing tilt between defending champion Colorado Rapids and an improved D.C. United side.

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 soccer TV schedule is after the jump):


6:30am- Fox Soccer Plus– Napoli vs. Lazio

8:30am- Fox Soccer Plus– Fulham vs. Blackpool

9am- Fox Soccer Channel– Catania vs. Palermo

9am- ESPN3.com– Lecce vs. Udinese

9:30am- ESPN3.com– FC Cologne vs. FC Nurnberg

11am- Fox Soccer Channel– Manchester City vs. Sunderland

11am- ESPN3.com– Espanyol vs. Racing Santander

11am- DirecTV– Levante vs. Malaga

11am- DirecTV– Deportivo La Coruna vs. Mallorca

11am- FoxSoccer.tv– Nice vs. Olympique Lyon

11am- FoxSoccer.tv– Saint Etienne vs. Valenciennes

1pm- GolTV– Sevilla vs. Real Zaragoza

1pm- Azteca America- Morelia vs. Pachuca

2:45pm- Fox Soccer Channel– AS Roma vs. Juventus

3pm- ESPN3.com– Osasuna vs. Atletico Madrid

3pm- Fox Soccer Plus– Lens vs. Olympique Marseille

3pm- GolTV– Santos vs. Palmeiras

3:30pm- ESPN3.com– Benfica vs. FC Porto

5pm- Univision– Club America vs. Puebla

7pm- Galavision– Colorado Rapids vs. D.C. United

7pm- ESPN3.com– Brazil vs. Ecuador (Copa Sudamericana U-20 Championship)

9pm- ESPN3.com– Argentina vs. Colombia  (Copa Sudamericana U-20 Championship)



  • Turgid Jacobian

    US U-20s won their group in the CONCACAF championship yesterday evening. Play Guatemala on Wednesday for the quarterfinal and a spot in Colombia.

    They were much the better side against Panama, as we might hope.


  • Anthony

    Japan is going to pull out of the Copa America. I wonder if that means they’ll have to invite someone else. Maybe the US can get invited again due to circumstance.


  • richd3668

    Anyone know if there is a link to a webcast of Jose or Freddie’s games in Turkey?


  • Jeff

    Blackpool supporters singing for a solid ten minutes toward the end of the game despite being down 3 goals. Who isn’t pulling for this team to stay up in the Premier League?


  • bottlcaps

    Frankie Simek and Carlisle United won the Johnson’s Paint Trophy today with a 1-0 win over Brentford.

    Sure it’s a minor trophy but silverware nonetheless. Congrats Frankie.


  • SilverRey

    It’s a great touch by Fulham to honor his career and commitment there. They officially renamed it after the end of the 2009 season, a full year after McBride left.


  • ec

    Ah. That actually sounded familiar. Not sure why US Soccer sent it out as news this morning…


  • ZacIndy

    Well CONCACAF is making Mexico take their u23 team and I would imagine Chicharito won’t be included. And from what I understand CONMEBOL isn’t thrilled. If the US was invited they would have to do the same. I suspect that they’ll look for a team from a zone that won’t have the same stipulation if they look for a replacement. I wouldn’t be suprised if they just have a three team group.


  • JoeW

    DCU vs. Colorado is shaping up to be a very ugly result for DCU.

    1. Snow coming in (possible 2-4 inches by the end of the game) combined with altitude…definitely an edge for the Rapids.

    2. DCU will be missing 5 starters plus Charlie Davies has a groin pull and didn’t make the trip.


  • Mike

    So I tuned into a little bit of Frankfurt v Wolfsburg and I noticed that Ricardo Clark was playing really high up the pitch especially since Frankfurt barely had any possession…I immediately became confused. I had something else to do so I couldn’t watch all of the match. Afterwards, I was looking at the heat map and average positioning and it really looked like he was playing as a striker. Really odd.


  • Supsam

    One thing I do know about the MLS version of Clark is that he does not have offensive flair…Ricardo Clark doing step overs?? bwahaha


  • Edwin

    It’s a bit of a FIFA thing, they don’t like teams from different continental zones competing in continental competitions outside of their region/zone.

    For the record Mexico could easily field about 7 or 6 of their potential starters/stars even with the U-23 team and they are letting them take 5 senior players, that is pretty much an A- minus team at best for Mexico.

    All the guys from the 2005 U-17 WC champion team. Vela, Gio Dos Santos, Hector Moreno, Efrain Juarez are all in that u-23 category and so is Chicharito and if they were able to convience him, Jonathan Dos Santos could go too. He is Gio’s younger brother who plays for Barcelona’s reserve or Barcelona B they are 4th in Spain’s 2nd division. just played 5 minutes yesterday.

    They can take a goalie, Salcido, Marquez, Guardado and a random X player for the 5 senior player. They can easily do this but doubt they will, they don’t want to drain their players. They’ll concentrate on Gold Cup. Wish they didn’t would love to see them take a full squad since they can?


  • Timothy

    Regarding the weather, I just finished playing a game at Dicks. It was hailing/snowing and just downright cold. I’m thinking about wearing all my snowboard stuff to the game tonight and would advise others to consider something similar. If you see someone in snowboard boots, give me a shout!


  • JoeW

    Goff reported that Saturday it was sunny and 80’s in Denver and now at gametime it’s 30’s, windy and snow–what a change! I know both teams have to play in the same conditions but you’d figure that Colorado has got a huge edge for the environmental stuff….being acclimated to altitude, probably being a much better direct soccer team (in weather that is going to encourage direct soccer) and probably better prepared for weather like this.


  • Beckster

    Interesting that Wolf and Najar are on the bench. What’s up with that? Almost looks like the first team missed the plane to Colorado this morning.


  • Supsam

    Its hilarious how the only words that I understand from the spanish play-by-play guy is “Kimura-san!” “Big Red” and “Ginger Ninja McCarty” haha

    This is way more entertaining than listening to John Harkes or Shep Messing


  • Beckster

    Well, I always like the whole GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL thing except unfortunately, it was the Rapids. Not sure why I’m watching as DCU always gets destroyed.


  • Rob

    Wow Hull City wish Folan was playing like this when they were in the EPL. He has a brace in his first game…


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