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):
SATURDAY'S SOCCER ON TV
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- ESPN360.com/RAI- AS Bari vs. Palermo
12:20pm- ESPN360.com/Setanta USA- Leicester City vs. Newcastle
12:30pm- ESPND/ESPN360.com- 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/ESPN360.com- Napoli vs. Genoa
3pm- Setanta USA- Montpelier vs. Marseille
4pm- ESPND/ESPN360.com- 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
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!
Ha, keep crunching.
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.
How did Everton do?
Has anyone ever noticed that Donovan looks taller in an Everton uniform than he does in MLS?
Actually, I heard that Beasley’s injury was better.
Where did you read/hear Cahill’s comments? Do you have the link?
I can understand, because Landon’s wide play gives Cahill and Saha much more room.
Wilshere is just on loan.
Capello is Italian — wife swappping is common in Italy!
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.
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
Everton is 3-1-1 since Donovan joined, with the loss being to Birmingham in the FA Cup
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.
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!!!
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.
that replay brought back memories of him powering over the spanish defender when he scored against Spain in the confed.
It’s definitely a better quality feed than previously, but it’s hardly HD.
Is your feed in HD? Who is your cable provider?
Watching Chelsea Burnley, it says HD in the corner, but it’s not in HD. I can’t find FSCHD on FiOS, anyone else?
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???
FSC is finally in HD
Burnley – Chelsea today
Arsenal-Man U tomorrow
Good game from Jozy. Hope he can follow it up next week. Give him the start again!
Did anyone see the guy wearing a Jets beanie in the Fulham-Villa game…I thought that was pretty funny.
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.
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)
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.
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.
phil brown never ceases to amaze me