Your Running Commentary

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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Tim Howard and Everton's quest for silverware can move one step closer to bearing fruit today as the Toffees take on arch-rival Liverpool today in a highly-anticipated FA Cup semifinal showdown at Wembley Stadium (7:30 am, Fox Soccer Channel).

The Toffees have enjoyed an outstanding run of form in Premier League play, and will look to make their second FA Cup Final appearance in four years with a win against a Liverpool side that has endured a disappointing season in league play.

If the morning FA Cup edition of the Merseyside Derby is too early in the morning for you, there is plenty more soccer to choose from today. In Germany, first-place side and defending champion Borussia Dortmund will look to keep the momentum going from their impressive win against Bayern Munich by beating Schalke 04 in Gelsenkirchen, while Jozy Altidore and AZ Alkmaar take on PSV Eindhoven in a key Dutch League clash between title contenders.

In Spain, Real Madrid take on Sporting Gijon while Barcelona face Levante in the final matches before their crucial Clasico showdown at Camp Nou.

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):


7:30 a.m. - Fox Soccer Channel – Liverpool vs. Everton

7:45 a.m. - ESPN2/ESPN3.com – Norwich City vs. Manchester City

9:30 a.m. - GOLTV - Schalke vs. Borussia Dortmund

10 a.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Swansea City vs. Blackburn

10 a.m. – Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer2Go – West Brom vs. Queens Park Rangers

10 a.m. - FoxSoccer2Go - Sunderland vs. Wolverhampton

10 a.m. - FoxSoccer2Go - West Ham vs. Brighton & Hove Albion

12 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel/ESPN3.com - AC Milan vs. Genoa

12:30 p.m. - ESPN3.com - Bayern Munich vs. Mainz 05

12:45 p.m. - ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes - PSV Eindhoven vs. AZ Alkmaar

2 p.m. - GOLTV - Real Madrid vs. Sporting Gijon

2:45 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel/ESPN3.com – Udinese vs. Inter Milan

3 p.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer2Go - Lyon vs. Marseille

3:30 p.m. - NBC Sports Network - Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew

4 p.m. - ESPN/ESPN3.com - Levante vs. Barcelona 

4 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids

4 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - New England Revolution vs. D.C. United

4:30 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick – Toronto FC vs. Chivas USA

5:15 p.m. - GOLTV - River Plate vs. Huracan

6 p.m. - Univision Deportes - Queretaro vs. San Luis

6 p.m. – Telefutura - America vs. Santos Laguna

7 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick – New York Red Bulls vs. San Jose Earthquakes

8 p.m. - Univision Deportes - Tigres UANL vs. Chivas de Guadalajara 

8 p.m. – Telefutura – Pachuca vs. Morelia

8:30 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Sporting Kansas City vs. Real Salt Lake

8:30 p.m. – MLS Live/Direct Kick - FC Dallas vs. Montreal Impact

9:30 p.m. - Galavision - Atlas vs. Monterrey

10 p.m. – Univision Deportes - Atlante vs. Pumas UNAM

10:30 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers

  • g?

    I always felt that the Dutch were more than willing to have less European success in exchange for having the most exciting league. Midweek might be boring, but there are a LOT more league games per year.

    I’m lookin’ at you, Serie A…


  • wilyboy

    My favorite was the game when he praised Messi’s “Liza Minelli Cabaret performance!” Who is this man!?!


  • JG13

    Which is kind of funny because before Jozy’s goal, it was a bit of a snooze-fest. With the way AZ’s keeper is parrying the ball and the strikes that they’re having had at the other end, this isn’t likely to finish 2-1.


  • GorillaWearsJockStraps

    all the more reason to watch Boca/River. i pretty much latched onto bundesliga a few years back simply cause i thought allen fountain was entertaining to listen to. its my style. a good announcer goes along way towards attracting marginal fans


  • Jon

    Jozy with the early exit, as usual.

    He has been favoring his ankle since that tangle in the box early 2nd half though…


  • predicto

    Kinda got to be a snooze-fest again here in the second half….Hoping AZ can end on top


  • fischy

    Hudson has used that metaphor before, which leads me to a question:

    Aren’t all wet dreams of “orgasmic proportions”?


  • g?

    (this doesn’t get you out of your obligatory update on the ‘weekend rewind’ page though 😛 )


  • g?

    They’re better than most at conceding late against other top teams.
    Ajax, Twente last week and this week come to mind…


  • JG13

    Understood. All I’m saying is that the defending in the Eredivisie is poor in general. So, if a team with the lead doesn’t possess/attack, it is going to concede.

    Also, time for a new pair of gloves for Alvarado.


  • marco

    AZ goalie implodes once again. He’s too concerned about gamesmanship (CONCACAF) than playing, and it costs AZ a point.


  • Tony in Quakeland

    Happy to oblige…and I’m prepared for the storm of abuse that will come my way when he stalls at 24!


  • kev

    he really does indeed. He’s Jozy’s only competition and it doesn’t even seem he’s much of that. AZ need a better GK and focus on their defense and maybe another striker or 2.

    but even if they finish 2nd they go to the CL


  • NATO

    Jozy’s 14th league goal of the season. It’s amazing. He’s scored like 5-6 goals in just the past 2months. He’s on FIRE.

    Maybe next season he can score 20-25 goals


  • huhe888

    Looks like FOX Soccer will have French League Cup final at 3pm ET as replacement programming for the Serie A.


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