Your Running Commentary

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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A pair of heated English derby match-ups headline today's action, and both will have added subplots that will only make things more intense.

Manchester United and Liverpool clash in their first meeting since the controversial match where Luis Suarez allegedly used racial slurs against Patrice Evra; while London rivals Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers meet for the first time since John Terry allegedly used a racial slur against Anton Ferdinand.

In Italy, unbeaten Juventus takes on title hopeful Udinese in a clash of top three Serie A clubs. Despite the fact they have not lost yet, Juve is just three points ahead of Udinese, and one point ahead of AC Milan, meaning anything short of a home win could drop the Turin club out of first place.

In Spain, Barcelona takes on struggling Villarreal in their first match since their Copa Del Rey triumph over Real Madrid. Meanwhile, in Mexico, a full slate of games are on tap, including Michael Orozco and San Luis taking on Club America.

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): 


7 a.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv - Queens Park Rangers vs. Chelsea

7:45 a.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Liverpool vs. Manchester United

9:30 a.m. - ESPN3.com - Bayern Munich vs. Wolfsburg

10 a.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Derby County vs. Stoke City

10 a.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv - Leicester City vs. Swindon Town

12 p.m. - Fox Soccer Plus - Catania vs. Parma

12 p.m. - ESPN3.com - Espanyol vs. Mallorca

12 p.m. - GOLTV - Rayo Vallecano vs. Athletic Bilbao

12:15 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Newcastle

1 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Auxerre vs. Nancy

1 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Brest vs. Paris-St. Germain

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

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

1 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Nice vs. Montpellier

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

2 p.m. - ESPN Deportes - Sao Paulo vs. Sao Caetano

2 p.m. - GOLTV - Real Madrid vs. Real Zaragoza

2:45 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Juventus vs. Udinese

4 p.m. - ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes - Villarreal vs. Barcelona

6 p.m. - Azteca America/ESPN Deportes - Jaguares vs. Puebla

8 p.m. - Galavision - Tigres UANL vs. Estudiantes Tecos

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

10 p.m. - Galavision - Atlante vs. Cruz Azul

10 p.m. - Telefutura - San Luis vs. America

  • need2 know

    dude chill out. How about you correct your attitude before the grammar of online soccer enthusiasts?


  • Michael Stypulkoski

    Yeah, people have been saying that for several years now during every transfer window. I’ll believe it when I see it. And biff, nowhere in that article does Dempsey say he is “dissatisfied” at Fulham. I’ve made the analogy before, but it’s apt: all baseball players want to play in the World Series, but they don’t all sign with the Yankees.


  • PurpleGold

    srsly brah? ur on the internet complainin bout some grammer.

    U got a long job ahead of u brah if ur gonna teach er-one on tha internet how 2 spel.


  • biff

    Well, technically speaking, you’re right. And if I had written that in a news article and Dempsey complained, we’d probably have to run a correction. That said, Dempsey does say: “You should never get content.” And that, in my mind, signals some dissatisfaction with his current situation, i.e. the lower half of the Premier League table and not playing the Champions League.

    As for Dempsey saying this over and over again, I don’t remember him ever coming out with such a strong statement during a transfer window that he would like to move on. This time it seems that he is telling Fulham management categorically that he wants out and they should let him go. I think this is a whole new ballgame with Clint and and a transfer and he is 28 and the clock is ticking. Sort of a now or never situation the day after he played against his MLS-based buddy — and 1-year older- Landon.


  • EvertonBrian

    Bummed that AZ are down 2-nil at half, but glad that it is happening with Jozy on the bench. Hopefully their coach learns his lesson.

    Is Jozy just never gonna get it together or what? It just seems like he can’t stay on any coach’s good side…


  • biff

    Yeah, Hoffenheim not looking good at all these days. So definitely disappointing for USMNT fans, as we have several good prospects on the team I imagaine that the coach, Holger Stanislawski, is on very thin ice right now, will not be surprised to see him let go at some point in coming weeks unless, of course, Hoffenheim starts winning. There was a news article yesterday quoting a clearly discouraged Stanislawski, who until he moved last summer to rural small-town Hoffenheim had spent most of his playing career and all of his coaching career at big-city cult-club St. Pauli in Hamburg. This is the link to the story:

    “Es ist eine Katastrophe, was hier passiert”



  • fischy

    I guess I read too much into it. “Traveling to play Dortmund in front of 80,000 fans” — I guess he meant the team was playing.


  • EvertonBrian

    No Serg, I’m pretty sure this is the 3rd consecutive game he’s started on the bench.


  • GW

    fischy is not a facist.

    Facists get things done by force.

    He can’t force ignorant people to learn how to read or write, though my best friend claims he actually saw the Marines frighten a recruit in to learnng how to read better.

    But don’t worry, fischy can’t make you do anything.


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