Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary


Four of the top six teams in the English Premier League square off in a pair of high-profile match-ups that will headline a packed Sunday of quality matches across the globe.

London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea square off, while EPL leaders Manchester United will look to extend their league lead to seven points with a win against fourth-place Tottenham.

In Africa, Ghana takes on Congo in what should be an action-packed Africa Cup of Nations clash. In Italy, Roma take on Inter Milan in what should be a closely-fought and intense battle between Serie A powers.

Looking to watch some Americans play? You can see Herculez Gomez and Santos Laguna take on DaMarcus Beasley and Puebla, while Michael Parkhurst could be making his debut for German side Augsburg as they take on Fortuna Dusseldorf in a clash of bottom-table German sides.

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):


8:30am- Fox Soccer Channel- Chelsea vs. Arsenal

9am- beIN Sport- AC Milan vs. Bologna

9am- beIN Sport en Espanol- Fiorentina vs. Napoli (Delay)

9:30am- GolTV- Nuremberg vs. Hamburg

10am- ESPN3.com- Ghana vs. Congo

11am- Fox Soccer Channel- Tottenham vs. Manchester United

11am- beIN Sport en Espanol- Real Valladolid vs. Real Zaragoza

11:30am- GolTV- Fortuna Dusseldorf vs. Augsburg

1pm- ESPN3.com- Mali vs. Niger

1pm- beIN Sport- Atletico Madrid vs. Levante

1pm- ESPN Deportes/Azteca America- Puebla vs. Santos Laguna

1pm- Univision- UNAM Pumas vs. Club Tijuana

2:45pm- RAI- Roma vs. Inter Milan

3pm- beIN Sport- Valencia vs. Real Madrid

6pm- Telemundo- Chivas Guadalajara vs. Cruz Azul

11pm- beIN Sport- Roma vs. Inter Milan (Delayed)

  • Dudester

    Beasley comes on for final 25 min.Gomez misses a chance wide with left foot from six yards out.


  • Dudester

    Noriega scores in stoppage time for Puebla, as they beat Santos 2-1.I think Benji Joya was prob in the stands with the u-20s rather than the Santos bench.Anyways as I end the commentarry with myself ,anyone know what the heck RAI is and if the channel is available on direct tv?Trying to catch Inter-Roma.


    • Edwin in LA

      It’s a channel from Italy I believe….I don’t think DirecTv offers no…but I suppose you have already looked for it? Oh and I think Joya was not with the U-20s however….Beasley made it happen towards the end with that near miss on his off foot and by him pressuring Baloy which lead to free kick of the game winning goal


    • G. Bean

      Good commentary.

      Tijuana had a great result against UNAM as well. A good day for gringos.


      • DaveW

        Well, my Pumas can’t seem to get it right no matter what… Funny how Xolos can come from near sea level Tijuana and seem to have no fitness issues at altitude–they even looked more fit than Toluca in the Apertura final.
        Other notes–commentators picked on “Homey” Castillo a bit, perhaps unfairly, Pumas also tried to, but they never got much going on the right. Also, I don’t think Leandro Augusto has ever made even the bench for a game against his old team, either suspension or injury. Also, Joe Benny was out injured.


  • ex_sweeper

    Bradley wins a penalty kick for Roma which Totti converts! Bradley hasn’t had a bad touch in the game.


    • Alex

      should not have been a penalty but mids including Bradley causing some havoc on Inter. Agree Bradley solid so far


    • Edwin in LA

      Are you watching it on RAI? If so I’m guessing you have cable? Because I was trying to help someone find it on DirecTv but I found out they don’t carry RAI…


  • andrew in Tally

    Watching the Roma v Inter game. Bradley’s passing game is a joy to watch. His defense is no laughing matter either. He needs to play higher up the pitch to add bite to the offense. He forced a turnover and drew a penalty.


  • Edwin in LA

    And Madrid score on a counter after a corner basically and they are up 1-0 early on…I know there’s a ton of games left, 18 I believe but it would be nice if they tied or loss so Barca could keep at lest 16 points worth of a lead….would love them to be able to take it easy the last 6 games if they maintain their lead over Real and Atletico to give the young Barca players like Tello, Thiago, Montoya, Bartra, Planas and others even Jonathan Dos Santos some minutes towards the last month of La Liga and because if anyone can go on a 12 game winning streak is Real lol


    • G. Bean

      If anyone can hold Madrid, it should be Valencia CF in La Mestalla. Unfortunately this match is not like their meeting at the end of last season.


      • Edwin in LA

        Yeah I know….Barca just needs to regroup and get back holding possession. Real Sociedad has always given the problems the last 3 seasons…they had tied and lost a game the last 2 times they played away to them…. I swear the Basque region has some great players and teams…. but they need to tear up Osasuna to get back on track next weekend….

        Gosh as for Valencia, just when I think they might be making a push for the top 4 again…they get destroyed by Real….


  • sly

    This Madrid game turning into a route. 5-0 half time. Valencia isn’t half as bad as the score is making them seem.


  • TomG

    Bradley was great. The whole team was completely dominant, the simply can’t finish the last 3 weeks. They’ve missed chance after chance after chance.


  • Dudester

    It says alot about US soccer, that our two best field players are not the most naturally gifted players in Bradley and Dempsey.Both have gotten to a high level through hard work and determination.Compare that to Adu & EJ who both have much more natural talent but lack the drive of the former two.


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