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Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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There is soccer action galore on TV today, with a handful of top-notch rivalries on display.

Manchester United-Liverpool is the marquee game of the day, but there is so much more to watch. West Ham-Arsenal, Boca-River, Club America-Chivas and Marseille-Paris St. Germain are some of the quality tilts American soccer fans will have to choose from today.

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):


10am- FSC/FSE-Liverpool vs. Manchester United

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

11am- Turkey vs. Burkina Faso (Under-17 World Cup)

11:30am- NEC Breda vs. PSV Eindhoven

Noon- Setanta USA-  Manchester City vs. Fulham (Delayed)

Noon- FSC/FSE- West Ham United vs. Arsenal

2pm- Telemundo- UNAM Pumas vs. Monterrey

2pm- Colombia vs. Netherlands (Under-17 World Cup)

2pm- Costa Rica vs. New Zealand (Under-17 World Cup)

2pm- FSE- River Plate vs. Boca Juniors

2pm- GolTV- Internacional vs. Gremio

2pm- Setanta USA- Lens vs. Toulouse (Delayed)

3pm- Galavision/Telefutura- Chivas USA vs. Houston Dynamo

3:45pm- FSC- Chievo vs. AC Milan

3:55pm- Setanta USA- Marseille vs. Paris St. Germain

4pm- GolTV- Schalke 04 vs. Hamburg (Delayed)

6pm- ESPN2/ESPN Deportes/ Columbus Crew vs. New England Revolution

6pm- Univision- Club America vs. Chivas de Guadalajara

6pm- Azteca America- Puebla vs. Morelia

6pm- FSC- River Plate vs. Boca Juniors (Delayed)


  1. Well, that is technically the “rule” with this new Respect campaign, but no one ever does it. Some of the stuff players get away with is ridiculous. They either need the other refs to push players away (like in the NFL), or allow the refs to give as good as they get (MLB).

  2. EPL and FIFA would do everyone a favor, if only the captains could approach the referee. Everybody and their mother is stopping for a chat.

  3. I was about to blame Spector for Arsenal’s goal, as he seemed late to cover van Persie — left him wide open. Watching replays it’s clear the reason he was late to cover van Persie is that he was covering the wide man. The CB was on van Persie, but left him to try to get to and head the ball. Instead, he succeeded in interfering with his goalie and leaving van Persie uncovered with a 100% chance. Actually, if Zola sees the play the way I did, he’d have to agree that Spector has played a pretty good opening 25 minutes.

  4. I had a feeling that Hull weren’t pleased with Jozy’s Twitter. I understand his impulse to apologize publicly to his fans, but sometimes you take your lumps in private. You don’t get to be the stand-up guy taking responsibility — and you don’t tweet during he game for whatever reason.

  5. Thus far, Benayoun and Aurelio have been awesome for Liverpool. Lucas has also been good as much as the scousers hate him. He has kept fouling and the ref won’t give a persistent fouling yellow so why not?

  6. Unbelievable day of soccer, rivalries across the globe–Man U-Liverpool, River-Boca, PSG-OM, and Chivas-America…and I am stuck studying!!!! ARGGHHHH–sorry just had to vent.

  7. I’m surprised that Man U doesn’t bring their lawyers with them on the field. They argue and appeal so much.

    Fairly pathetic dive at the top of the box in injury time that the ref correctly ignored.

  8. Berbatov with a yellow card for dissent, I think. The original foul call against him was harsh in my opinion.

    Michael Carrick went down on a challenge just in the penalty box earlier, which they continue to show. On another day it could have been called a penalty I guess, but the referee has been letting some heavy challenges go in the match.

  9. The quality of play in the ManU-Pool game is very high. It’s really a joy to watch even though I root heavily against both teams.

    It seems that other than that one close call though, it is pretty even with ‘pool having the slight better of the possession but ManU not exactly on their heels.

  10. Liverpool have been the better team over the first half hour. Dirk Kuyt sent a shot left of the post across foal, and Van Der Sar had to make an excellent save from an Aurelio free kick, and a follow up save which I can’t recall at the moment.


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