Your Running Commentary

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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The U.S. Men's Under-23 National Team didn't make it to the Olympics, but that hasn't stopped one team from stepping forward to capture the appreciation of plenty of American soccer fans at these Olympic Games.

Honduras has put together a dream run into the Olympic quarterfinals, and with four MLS players on the roster, it has become easy to root for them (and let's face it, not many American fans are going to root for Mexico). The 'Catrachos' face their toughest test of these Olympics today as they try to keep their Cinderella run going with an upset win over Brazil in today's Olympic quarterfinals.

Mexico will try to book a place in the Olympic semifinals by knocking off a dangerous Senegal side this morning. 'El Tri' won their group and have a very reasonable path to the gold medal game.

If you're craving some European soccer action, Paris St. Germain takes on Barcelona in a match-up of star-studded rosters. If you would rather see a U.S. national team player in action, Jose Torres and Pachuca are in action this afternoon.

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. - MSNBC/NBCOlympics.com - Mexico vs. Senegal 

10 a.m. - GOLTV - Brighton vs. Chelsea

12 p.m. - MSNBC/NBCOlympics.com – Brazil vs. Honduras

1:40 p.m. - ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes - Paris St.-Germain vs. Barcelona

2:30 p.m. - MSNBC/NBCOlympics.com - Team Great Britain vs. South Korea

5:30 p.m. - GOLTV - Palmeiras vs. Internacional

6 p.m. - Unvision Deportes – Queretaro vs. Pachuca

6 p.m. - Telefutura – Monterrey vs. Jaguares

7:30 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - New England Revolution vs. Sporting Kansas City

7:30 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Montreal Impact vs. Philadelphia Union

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

8:30 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick – Chicago Fire vs. Toronto FC

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

10 p.m. - Univision Deportes - Atlas vs. Tigres UANL

  • Jack Daw

    And the flopping begins. OK. Drinking game. Anytime a Honduran rolls around on the ground, drink. We’ll be drunk by the 30th minute. Disgusting display.


  • Michael Stypulkoski

    Two soft yellows in quick succession and Honduras is down to ten. Crisanto off.


  • Michael Stypulkoski

    Brazil scores, and I’m wondering how long this will be worth watching. Thanks, ref.


  • Tyler

    Awful defensive error. Granted when you’re missing a player it helps that Brazil has more people, but…

    Why would you try and trap the ball 3 feet outside off your goal line?! KICK THE BALL


  • Wendell Gee

    Well…it’s certainly not the first time someone has won a major tournament dropping only one set (or no sets).


  • g-loff

    aaaaaand the ref gives a penalty to Brazil a few seconds later. Looked a little soft to me. 2-2.


  • Michael Stypulkoski

    And of course a penalty is given just as I type this, Neymar levels it.


  • Matt

    I can see the earlier red card as a product of Honduras going physical after grabbing the lead. That being said, the referee went with the second yellow too quickly and then really destroyed his credibility as the game went on as he called fouls for feigning of injury/fouls by Brazil.


  • Jack Daw

    Well, that shows how much you know about soccer, or you don’t mind watching disgusting play.


  • Vic

    No major powers in their group. Senegal then Japan then the final. When they start outplaying top powers on neutral sites, then I’ll be impressed.


  • Jack Daw

    Yeah. That’s it. It’s not because Honduras can’t play without giving hard fouls, and even if they’re not, they can’t adapt to the ref calling fouls. Either way, it’s hardly the ref’s fault. Also it would help if the Hondurans weren’t a bunch of floppers.


  • Jim

    Uh…have you seen Neymar?!? he is skinny but cmon he should be participating in the synchronized diving competition with his antics….the ref has given Brazil every single call its blatant


  • Old School

    Who is the color commentator for this game? Absolutely horrible:

    After Brazil scored their third goal making it 3-2:
    “If this was any other team, Great Britain or South Korea, Brazil would be in trouble.”

    The f**cking score was 3-2…and Honduras has played extremely well, even with a man down. What a clown, this guy.

    Damiao tackles the Honduras player on the counter and he says:

    “That’s not a yellow card. This ref is just card happy.”

    …regardless, that WAS a yellow card. This guy belongs in the John Harkes Hall of Shame.


  • Tyler

    South Korea throwing a team temper tantrum after they give up a penalty for a blatant handball in the box.


  • ted tran

    LOL lame, they were a seed team. Is it Mexicos fault Germany didn’t qualify? or Argentina and so on..


  • Tyler


    That sort of screw up could not have happened to a better person. Selfish sturridge trying to get fancy with his PK and just blows it all for GB.

    Could not have happened to more deserving person for all the selfishness he’s displayed.


  • Henry

    Terrible refereeing in the Honduras game. That ref seemed to want to see Brazil through.

    Amazing effort by Espinoza and the whole team. Way to rep CONACACAF and MLS.


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