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Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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With the Mexican League season getting into full swing this weekend, and a plethora of friendlies taking place, today will offer up plenty of viewing options for fans looking for a soccer fix.

Herculez Gomez and Santos Laguna begin their defense of their Mexican League title today with a match against San Luis, while the morning's action is kicked off with some more Mexican soccer as 'El Tri's Olympic team takes on Japan.

There is a full slate of MLS matches to keep tabs on, including an afternoon affair featuring I-95 rivals New York Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union, as well as tonight's LA Galaxy-Chivas USA showdown.

A pair of MLS teams are taking part in friendlies against English clubs today, as Toronto FC faces Liverpool and the Chicago Fire take on Aston Villa.

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 a.m. - Telefutura - Mexico Olympic squad vs. Japan (friendly)

9 a.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Ajax Cape Town vs. Manchester United (friendly)

11 a.m. - GOLTV - Birmingham City vs. Borussia Monchengladbach (friendly)

1 p.m. - GOLTV - Fenerbahce vs. Newcastle (friendly)

2:30 p.m. - ESPN/ESPN3.com – New York Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia Union

4 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Toronto FC vs. Liverpool (WFC)

5:30 p.m. - GOLTV - Vasco de Gama vs. Santos

5:30 p.m. - Univision Deportes – Queretaro vs. Leon

7:30 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Columbus Crew vs. D.C. United

7:30 p.m. - Chicago-Fire.com live stream - Chicago Fire vs. Aston Villa (friendly)

8 p.m. - Univision Deportes - Monterrey vs. America

8 p.m. - Telefutura - Santos Laguna vs. San Luis

8:30 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Sporting Kansas City vs. New England Revolution

8:30 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Houston Dynamo vs. Montreal Impact

9 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick – FC Dallas vs. Portland Timbers

10 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado Rapids

10 p.m. - Univision Deportes - Atlas vs. Pumas UNAM

10 p.m. - Telefutura - Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Chivas USA


  • bigprof

    FMF is great, better then MLS but not by much. Pachuca should be interestng


  • crocajun1003

    Boyd scores a beautiful poachers goal on a low cross into the box from the left wing. Boyd makes a near post run and beats his defender and the goalie.


  • Louis Z

    boyd didn’t long to get his first. I predicted he was going to get 10-12 goals in his first season.


  • Geoff

    Boyd apparently assisted on the third goal moments ago. So far, a goal and an assist for the young man.


  • MK_27

    Freddy Adu played out of his mind vs Red Bulls last time around (until he got a red card). He’s not listed on the injury report, but he’s not in the 18 today. He also removed all Philadelphia Union related info from his Twitter page. Trade / transfer brewing?


  • Jake

    I read in a game thread that he also got an assist. Solid Debut to say the least.


  • Ben

    Wow, Boyd with two goals and an assist. Will they definitely give the second one to him? Off the goalies foot, off the bar, and then spun in. Either way, what a start for Boyd.


  • AL

    I wouldn’t be surprised. He’s not know for sticking around too long with any team.


  • IMDB

    why do coaches always sub off a player if they’re on a hat trick? Is it to save them from injury or to give other players a chance to score or a defensive tactic?


  • IMDB

    2 goals, 1 assist on his debut.

    Perhaps he has a break out season with 15-20 goals and suddenly he’s our NO 9


  • Jon

    Not even in to the full European seasons yet and I’m already excited for the Americans Abroad: Weekend Review. If anybody finds videos before then, please post.


  • Chupacabra

    GOL TV is the worst sports channel ever. Who cuts to ads during the 75th minute of a live match (missing the Newcastle goal in the process)?


  • Brett

    Dempsey was denied a goal after it hit the bar and went off the keeper and in.


  • ericJ

    That’s a bit different because the ball was traveling away form the goal before it hit the keeper…


  • Citronomics

    Word. And Danish league is in action too so hopefully we’ll have more ‘started’ entries. Curious to see if Davies gets match action and how Conor O’brien develops.


  • Jon

    Herc just got a goal after several near misses earlier.

    Timed run, good first touch, cool finish with the outside of his boot to slide it past the keeper.


  • beachbum

    more goals in LA

    and Omar gets some good run too. slow and steady reintegration under control physically has some potential for the Galaxy. some nice tackles and positioning from the big guy tonight in his 20 late minutes, and I still believe his distribution is underrated including his long ball


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