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Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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It's the best day of the year (at least for some soccer fans).

Today marks the start of the English Premier League season, the first real sign that European soccer is back in full swing, and American soccer fans will have plenty of juicy match-ups to make this special day enjoyable.

Clint Dempsey and Fulham begin their campaign by playing host to Eric Lichaj and Aston Villa, while Stuart Holden's Bolton welcomes Queens Park Rangers to the Premier League. Revamped Liverpool is also in action today against Sunderland. These are just some of the EPL match-ups on tap.

The EPL isn't the only league kicking off today. France brings us Ligue 1 action, with revamped Paris St. Germain taking the field, while the Under-20 World Cup knockout rounds bring us the juicy Portugal-Argentina and Mexico-Colombia battles.

And then there's MLS, where the Philadelphia Union plays host to FC Dallas in a match that was already a headliner BEFORE it was slated to be Freddy Adu's debut for the Union.

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):


9:30 a.m. - GOLTV - Wolfsburg vs. Bayern Munich

10 a.m. - Fox Soccer Channel/FoxSoccer.tv - Liverpool vs. Sunderland

10 a.m. - ESPN2/ESPN3.com/FoxSoccer.tv - Fulham vs. Aston Villa

10 a.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv - Queens Park Rangers vs. Bolton

10 a.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Blackburn vs. Wolverhampton

10 a.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Wigan Athletic vs. Norwich City

10 a.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Birmingham City vs. Coventry City

12:30 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel/FoxSoccer.tv - Newcastle vs. Arsenal

12:30 p.m. - ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes - Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Stuttgart

1 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Toulouse vs. Dijon

1 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Lyon vs. Ajaccio

1 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Lorient vs. Bordeaux

1 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Stade Rennes vs. Paris-St. Germain

1 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - St. Etienne vs. Nancy

1 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Sochaux vs. Caen

3 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Valenciennes vs. Brest

4 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Seattle Sounders vs. Chivas USA

5:30 p.m. - GOLTV - Sao Paulo vs. Atletico Paranaense

6 p.m. - ESPNU/ESPN3.com/Galavision - Portugal vs. Argentina (U-20 World Cup)

6 p.m. - Telefutura - San Luis vs. Monterrey

7 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Toronto FC vs. Real Salt Lake

7:30 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - New York Red Bulls vs. Chicago Fire

7:30 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Philadelphia Union vs. FC Dallas

7:30 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - D.C. United vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

7:30 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Columbus Crew vs. New England Revolution

8 p.m. - Azteca America/ESPN Deportes - Jaguares vs. Cruz Azul

8 p.m. - Telemundo - Tigres UANL vs. America

8 p.m. - Telefutura - Pachuca vs. Toluca

9 p.m. - ESPNU/ESPN3.com - Mexico vs. Colombia (U-20 World Cup)

9:45 p.m. - Galavision - Atlas vs. Estudiantes Tecos

10 p.m. - Telefutura - Atlante vs. Queretaro

10:30 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - San Jose Earthquakes vs. Colorado Rapids

  • Travis

    The ref in the seattle vs chivas game just missed a blatantly obvious penalty that would have given the Sounders a win. Kevin Stott strikes again, just a terrible referee


  • UCanStudyBuzzed

    WTFFFFF!!!!!! HOOOOORIBLE call in the sounders game how in the world is that not a penalty mr. stot or whatever your frickin name is!?!?!??!!!!! when is USSF going to get their sh!t together with the horrible referees!!!!! He looks like such a little twat running around with no confidence or balls to make a big call!


  • Jeff

    While I too agree, I think the SBI guys need to spend some time just enjoying the games or they will get Blog-writer burn out. They also need to prepare for the very nice, exclusive, MLS coverage they do every weekend.


  • Dank

    I think it was a make up for the harsh one called in the first half where the ball hit the defender’s hand.


  • sandtrout

    Jose Francisco Torres is starting in center-midfield for Pachuca, and if I saw correctly, he had a key role in an early goal. Can’t quite tell if it was him, but I think it was. There was a sort of double wall pass involving him, then Torres passed it to another player down to the goal line, who pulled it back to a forward for a tap-in goal.


  • Travis

    The defenders hand was very far away from his body and the hand balled killed the attack, hardly a harsh call.


  • 20

    Hughes was playing out of position.. like DrMonkeyArmy said he is not a right back. Hughes and Hangeland have been one of the best centerback pairings in the league for a couple years now


  • marco

    Mexico vs. Colombia (U-20 World Cup)

    Mexico was excellent, 3-1. Has any country ever won the 17’s and 20’s in the same year?


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