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Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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If you watched FC Barcelona's scoreless draw vs. Inter Milan in mid-week Champions League action and came away disappointed at not seeing any goals, you're in luck.

Barcelona faces Atletico Madrid in today's marquee match-up, a match guaranteed to feature a few goals as the two attack-minded teams always put on a show. Best friends and goal-scoring machines Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero headline a match featuring a boatload of attacking stars.

That's not the only match worth watching today. MLS fans have some great games to see as well, including Seattle-Chivas USA on Fox Soccer Channel at 3pm.

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):


9:45am- FSC- Arsenal vs. Wigan

10am- FSE- Aston Villa vs. Portsmouth

11:55am- ESPN360/ESPN Deportes- Deportivo La Coruna vs. Espanyol

12pm- FSE- Napoli vs. Udinese

12:15pm- FSC- West Ham United vs. Liverpool

12:55pm- Setanta Sports USA- Nice vs. Monaco

2pm- ESPN360/ESPN Deportes- Osasuna vs. Sevilla

2:45pm- ESPN360- Juventus vs. Livorno

3pm- Setanta Sports USA-Marseille vs. Montpelier

3pm- FSC- Seattle Sounders vs. Chivas USA

4pm- GolTV-Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid

4:15pm- ESPN360- Sporting Braga vs. Porto

5:30pm- FSC-Bolton vs. Stoke City (Delayed)

6pm- Azteca America/ESPN Deportes- Cruz Azul vs. San Luis

6:45pm- Setanta Sports USA- Hull City vs. Birmingham City (Delayed)

7pm- Azteca America- Puebla vs. Pumas

8pm- Telemundo- Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Jaguares

8pm- Telefutura- Pachuca vs. Monterrey

8pm- GolTV- Santa Fe vs. Junior

8:30pm- Direct Kick- Houston Dynamo vs. Real Salt Lake

8:30pm- Direct Kick- Kansas City Wizards vs. FC Dallas

10pm- Telemundo- Atlante vs. Santos Laguna

10:15pm- Setanta SPorts USA- Cardiff City vs. Queens Park Rangers

10:30pm- Direct Kick- Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Toronto FC

3am- FSC- Brisbane Roar vs. Perth Glory


  1. 9th minute- David Beckham scores to give LA a 1-0 lead. Assist from Birchall. DeGuzman gets to Beckham a touch late as Beckham scores from 15. Not DeGuzman’s fault though, it’s Guevara who appears to lose Beckham on the sequence. DeGuzman came running in from midfield to try and help. Nice layoff pass from Birchall on the goal.

  2. 82nd minute- Brad Davis his a freaking laser of a left-footed blast to give Houston a 3-2 lead. Dynamo pouring on the attack as RSL fades. Brian Ching gets a red card just seconds after the Davis goal for a tackle on Javier Morales, who he’d been going at it with for a while. Now it’s 10 on 10.

  3. Landin is coming along. He’s still not at a full 90 level and sometimes tries to get a little too cute with the ball. But you can see the vision and quality. Once everyone gets used to things, I think things will click well.

  4. @madmax

    It’s not the same ref. I can’t recall his name, but it’s different. This one is known for pulling red fast.

    None of the cards shown this game have been a surprise really.

    Thoughts at halftime: RSL are out hussling the Dynamo tho down a man. The Dynamo goals were as much about sloppy defending as anything. RSL’s was off nice build up. It won’t make a highlight reel because Landin couldn’t do much with it, but Holden sent a great ball bending past the RSL cb’s – something clicked and his game has gone to another level during Gold Cup.

  5. Terrible direct red card on RSL Olave, fierce tackle that got ball, but follow through, without studs up, deserved only yellow.

    I think the official is the Blanco autograph seeker.

    (SBI-The trailing leg was rough, so it’s at least a yellow, and when you’re as big as Olave, it’s easy to get called for that. And no, the ref isn’t Jair Marrufo, but Baldomero Toledo.)

  6. 32nd minute- Straight red card for Jamison Olave (vs. Houston again). Not sure it was a straight red, but Olave’s too big and too slow to come in late on sliding tackles.


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