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Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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If it feels like there aren't that many marquee games this weekend, it could be because of the international fixture date at mid-week. With World Cup qualifiers and high-profile friendlies filling out an impressive schedule during the week, it looks as though leagues throughout Europe scheduled fewer of the top match-ups you circle the calendar for.

That doesn't mean there aren't good story lines and rivalries today. David Beckham takes the field with AC Milan for the first time since his public declaration that he wants to stay in Italy rather than return to MLS. You also have Peter Crouch leading Portsmouth against his old club Liverpool, as well as a good La Liga tilt between Real Madrid and Racing Santander.

The most anticipated match of the day isn't one you will find on TV when Jozy Altidore should make his debut for Xerez against Albacete. The game isn't scheduled for TV, but the internet tends to provide feeds for matches throughout the world so look for that one and please feel free to share any feeds below.

The full schedule of today's soccer on TV is after the jump. If you will be watching today's soccer action on TV, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (schedule after the jump):

Saturday Soccer on TV

10am- Hull City at Chelsea

10am- FSC- Aston Villa at Blackburn

11:30am- GolTV- Werder Bremen at Schalke 04

12:30pm- Setanta USA- Newcastle at West Brom

12:30pm- FSC- Liverpool at Portsmouth

2pm- GolTV- Racing Santander at Real Madrid

2:30pm- FSC- Reggina at AC Milan

3pm- Setanta USA- Sochaux at Lille

4pm- GolTV- Real Betis at Sevilla

4:30pm- FSC- Inter Milan at Lecce

5pm- Setanta USA- Stoke City at Sunderland

6pm- Telefutura- Atlas at San Luis

6pm- GolTV- Portuguesa at Corinthians

8pm- FSC- Bolton at Everton

8pm- Telemundo- Necaxa at Chivas de Guadalajara

8:30pm- Setanta USA- Middlesbrough at Manchester City

10pm- Telemundo- Chiapas at Atlante


  1. I think Adu’s defensive problems arent because he isnt a very good defensive player, its because he believes his size would allow him to be pushed around by the bigger guys. While we all know thats not true(Steve Cherundolo), guys we’re dealing with the youngest player to ever play a professional sport( at least in America). We cant expect him to grow up rapidly. He may be a talented player, but that shouldn’t overshadow the fact that he is still human.

  2. poor england- if james is your # 1, you’ve fallen a long way since your glory days of goalkeeping. those two late goals weren’t entirely your fault but why aren’t you screaming at the defense in front of you? Distin was torched on the equalizer…

  3. Better Jozy earns his spot than has it given to him, if only for the fact that if he doesn’t start off well, he will have more leeway if he actually worked into the lineup.

    Nevertheless, I still don’t see this loan as a good move right now. Hopefully he can break into the first team soon.

  4. Ives,
    what is really going on w/ Adu? Monaco Sucks, and there is no way he should be getting shut out minutes, let alone shut out of the bench altogether… People can say what they want about his development, but his creativity and ability on the ball are undeniable, and more than that he shows that ability every time he’s on the field…. It’s not as if the coach doesn’t like young players, the whole team is young… I do not buy the argument that he is a defensive liability, there are plenty of places on the field where you can shield players from massive defensive duties, which are the positions he usually plays in… This is crazy, and I think he’s too nice of a kid to raise his voice about it, but somebody has to rescue him from this situation… We have never had a player of his skill and creativity come out of the U.S, and to be honest it pisses me off that a club as inept as Monaco can’t find a spot for him on the field (which is probably why they are terrible in the first place)… Thoughts?

  5. ISAF,

    What are you talking about? Torres scored arguably the most important goal for the Spanish NT in the past 30 years to win Euro ’08…I know Villa has more goals, but none of them were as important as that one…

    My MOTM were Benayoun and Kuyt.

  6. Sounds like some teammates may have issues w/ all the attention Jozy’s received & coach making point to demonstrate who’s in charge after all the Jozy praise from club prez. Sorry for poor translation.

    Tough weekend to swallow for young Jozy. Left home for game. Sure he feels Villarreal’s forward crisis would’ve opened door against Numancia & possibly CL. Top it off Jo scores twice for Everton.

    I hope he gets the call vs Mexico & scores a 2nd half sub goal.

    BTW-Ives, great site big fan. But not sure I’m buying fact that you didn’t know Jozy was left home before you wrote the article. You being a VIP insider & all:)

  7. If only Torres can score for Spain, Villa is overshadowing him in international games. Spain needs both to score to get to the World Cup.


  8. Now if only Torres can score in the Champions League. I’m betting on him to score goals in both home/away matches with Real Madrid. Let’s go REDS. Top of the table.

  9. EL NINO is GOD.

    8th goals in 14 matches. 3rd goal in the past 2 league matches. Only on the pitch for 14mins and he grabs the game winner.

    With 13matches left i figure he can pop in 7 more for a season total of 15 league goals. Nowhere as great as his 24 from last season, but he’s been injured for several months.

  10. Jozy will take a few matches before he can start for Xerxes. No worries guys. We know he’s in the right hands. Come on Jozy. You will be our star in qualifying.

  11. WHAT A COMEBACK REDMEN!!! Hopefully that shuts up the the Kuyt haters for a while, top of the league again (for a day at least)!

  12. Goal Liverpool!!!

    Distin completely whiffs on a clearance, and Torres plays the ball back to Kuyt, who kind of bungles his first touch, but eventually controls the ball and blasts it by James, beating him near post.


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