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Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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If Real Madrid is going to stay within striking distance of Barcelona, it will need to lean on Kaka to make that happen.

The most expensive team in the world faces Deportivo La Coruna today in a match with serious La Liga title race implications and the 'Galacticos' will need to win without Cristiano Ronaldo, who is serving the first of a two-match red card suspension.

The EPL will feature some quality matches as usual, with Fulham-Aston Villa and Wigan-Everton among the ones that will attract the most interest among American fans. Another match Americans will want to keep an eye on is Pachuca-Atlante, with Jose Francisco Torres taking his first steps toward trying to earn a World Cup roster spot.

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):


9:15am- Setanta USA- Liverpool vs. Bolton

9:25am- GoltV- Bayern Munich vs. Mainz 05

10am- ESPN2- Fulham vs. Aston Villa

10am- FSC/FSE- Birmingham City vs. Tottenham

10am- No TV- Wigan vs. Everton

11am- No TV- Algeria vs. Nigeria (African Cup of Nations-3rd Place)

11:55am- GolTV- Espanyol vs. Athletic Bilbao

Noon- AS Bari vs. Palermo

12:20pm- USA- Leicester City vs. Newcastle

12:30pm- ESPND/ Schalke 04 vs. Hoffenheim

12:30pm- FSC/FSE- Burnley vs. Chelsea

2pm- GolTV- Sporting Gijon vs. Barcelona

2pm- Telemundo- Argentina vs. Costa Rica (Tape Delayed)

2:30pm- FSC/FSE/ Napoli vs. Genoa

3pm- Setanta USA- Montpelier vs. Marseille

4pm- ESPND/ Deportivo La Coruna vs. Real Madrid

4:30pm- GolTV- Santos vs. Oeste

5pm- Setanta USA- West Ham vs. Blackburn (Delayed)

5pm- FSC- AS Bari vs. Palermo (Delayed)

6pm- Azteca America- Chiapas vs. UANL Tigres

6pm- Telemundo- Monterrey vs. Cruz Azul

6:20pm- GolTV- Millonarios vs. Medellin

7pm- FSC- Wigan vs. Everton (Delayed)

8pm- Telemundo- Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Estudiantes Tecos

8pm- Telefutura- Pachuca vs. Atlante

8pm- FSE- AS Bari vs. Palermo

8:15pm- GolTV- Independiente Medellin vs. Independiente Santa Fe

8:30pm- Setanta USA- Hull City vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers

3am- FSC- Perth Glory vs. Central Coast Mariners


  1. Great for Jozy! I’m glad to see how he does when his mind is focused. I just don’t know why he constantly needs a push to play his best? Donovan is still showing strong games, it is hard to believe he is still new in everton, but I’m not sure if his playing on the left today was a good thing or not. Anyone else prefer him on the right for everton, and why change it around to add confusion? Also I’d like to add Robben played out of his mind today for Bayern Munich!

  2. Everton won, 1-0. It was a physical and tad sloppy game, nobody on either team looked particularly awesome. Donovan was involved, and the announcers never had anything bad to say about him.

  3. Jozy is strong, he’s somewhat mobile, horrible first touch, good attitude (though he lacks motivation most of the time), decent passer & poor 1v1 skills.

    All in all, he’s got a lot of work ahead of him in order to reach the pedastal people like you have placed him on.

    At this point, he’s a poor man’s Balotelli.

  4. I don’t get why people omit demerit from the line up. At this point I think he’s our most obvious starter on defense.. at the least he is a much better option than boca

  5. So, who do you think gets cut from the English National Team for the world cup now? Wayne Bridge or John Terry? I would think that one of them isn’t going to make it to South Africa after this whole incident.

  6. Yes I was wondering the same thing. I have an HD reciever and have Direct TV but this is definitly not HD. If this is what FCS has been pimping over the past couple of months then I am sorely disappointed. Its only in 480p for christs sake!!!

  7. Actually it is not.

    I have a regular receiver in my room and I just noticed the difference between FSC and Fox Sports en Espanol, so I assumed the game would be in HD on a HD receiver but it is not.

    I’m guessing most(if not all) cable/satellite providers don’t have a separate channel for the HD feed yet.

  8. Can someone with FSC explain to me how I’m supposed to watch it in HD? It SAYS HD but I’m watching it and it is definitely NOT HD. Is there a new channel???

  9. Difficult, yes, but Donovan was quite involved and very dangerous, IMO. He tracked back on defense very well as well. Physicality tired him out, I think, not to mention the 3 games in a week and all the running he does. He played well, despite a few mis-touches.

  10. just went back to crunch some numbers… and since donovan has joined the team

    everton is 2-0-2, 6-3 on goals (2 games agaist arsenal and man city)

    4 games prior

    everton was 1-0-3, 7-5 on goals (1 game against chelsea)

  11. Strength (and mobility) + Talent + Good Attitude = Best target striker in the world. Jozy has the physical tools and the talent, he just needs the attitude and work rate to step in. If he gets those together, he could be one of the best in the world.

  12. no doubt a voice in his headset told him, “Take off your most dangerous player.” Hull deserves to be relegated for keeping that tool as their coach. And they will be relegated if they can get no more than a pt at home off Wolves.


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