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Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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From morning soccer action in England, to evening soccer action in Mexico, Saturday's slate of soccer has something for everybody on this Halloween Day.

Arsenal-Tottenham kicks off today's activities in a highly-anticipated battle on ESPN2 (8:30am). MLS fans will get a taste of playoff soccer later in the day when the Columbus Crew face Real Salt Lake. Then if you're looking to watch some U.S. national team players perform, you can watch Tim Howard (via delay) and Jose Francisco Torres in the late evening.

If you will be watching any of 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 schedule of soccer on TV is after the jump):


7am-Setanta USA- FC Moscow vs. Zenit St. Petersburg

8:30am– ESPN2- Arsenal vs. Tottenham

11am– Gambia vs. Colombia (Under-17 World Cup)

11am– Netherlands vs. Iran (Under-17 World Cup)

11am– Setanta USA- Fulham vs. Liverpool

11am– FSC/FSE- Bolton vs. Chelsea

12:55pm– ESPN Deportes/ Getafe vs. Real Madrid

1pm– RAI- Juventus vs. Napoli

1:30pm– FSC- Manchester United vs. Blackburn

2pm– Burkina Faso vs. Costa Rica (Under-17 World Cup)

2pm– New Zealand vs. Turkey (Under-17 World Cup)

2:55pm– ESPN Deportes/ Sevilla vs. Xerez

3:45pm– FSC/FSE- AC Milan vs. Parma

4pm– Setanta USA- St. Etienne vs. Lyon

4pm– ESPN Deportes- PSV Eindhoven vs. Vitesse Arnhem

5:15pm– Sporting Braga vs. Benfica

5:30pm– FSE- Juventus vs. Napoli (Delayed)

6pm– Direct Kick- Columbus Crew at Real Salt Lake

6pm– FSC- Sunderland vs. West Ham United (Delayed)

7pm– Azteca America- Cruz Azul vs. Atlante

7pm– Telefutura- San Luis vs. Monterrey

9pm– Telemundo- Tigres vs. Tecos

9pm– Azteca America/ESPn Deportes- Indios vs. Puebla

10pm– Setanta USA- Everton vs. Aston Villa (Delayed)

11pm– Telemundo – Atlas vs. Pachuca


  1. Except that the foul was called against Jozy. Not how you want to be featured in highlights, with a goal being erased on account of your foul. Perhaps it wasn’t flagrant, but Jozy is often pulling and pushing on set pieces. I’ve seen him get away with some that should have been called. That’s something he is going to have to learn not to do.

  2. ….what? You mean Dempsey as the target striker with Altidore as the second forward? Sorry but it should be the other way around with Dempsey playing deeper and Altidore sitting closer to the center backs, although they’re subject to in-game change since both have shown abilities at both positions.

  3. I’m taking credit for Dempsey.

    Had him on my fantasy team and he didn’t do anything.

    Took him out and he has a goal in two straight games.

  4. It was the beachball ref. Same guy who allowed Bent’s goal off the big red ball. They promoted him back to the EPL and will probably quickly relegate him again.

  5. There was no video feed. The radio announcers said he looked improved and even asked if he should be included back in the Starting XI. MOTD will have highlights. Jozy had 2 shots, one hit the post and was described as a cracker. We’ll see.

  6. I was listening to that broadcast too. They were pretty harsh on Jozy the whole match. But, they praised Brown like he was a legend.

  7. According to the radio broadcast Jozy also hit a laser that deflected off the post and out.

    I have to agree that the radio team for Hull is hysterical. “Never mind waterboarding, it’s torture for a fat bloke to have a pie in front of him and not be able to eat it.”

  8. apparently jozy played great

    i heard that hull had a free kick goal taken away because of some jostling in the wall, which was apparently not worthy of even a talking to

    geovanni was given a yellow for arguing it and then got another a minute after for a red

    the referee influenced that game too much

  9. good quotes there, Mcjones. It’s about time we had a good week for Americans Abroad. It’s true that Deuce up top behind Jozy is not such a bad downgrade from Charlie. I loved Charlie’s speed to complement Joz, but Deuce’s strength in the air allows them to share the target duties so one player doesn’t absorb all the abuse and if the defending side doesn’t know which player is playing target at any moment, it could cause matchup problems/ marking confusion.

    I also like Holden swerving in crosses to Deuce, who is more accustomed to the English-style crosses than the rest of the nats who seem to blow one opportunity after the other.

  10. From SkySports

    85 Altidore wins a free-kick near the Burnley box to give Hull a bit of breathing space, there’s still time for a comeback…

    76 Altidore is looking lively for the away side which is a little deflated at the moment.

    71 You can’t take your eyes off this game now as Altidore shows good strength down the right to pull away from his marker and fire in a useful cross to the backpost.


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