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When David Villa signed for FC Barcelona this summer he probably didn't expect to his former club to be in first place in La Liga the first time he faced them.

That's exactly where Valencia sits as the two sides meet today in the day's best match. With Lionel Messi back to full health, the defending champions will be favored to halt Valencia's hot start to the season.

Clint Dempsey and Eddie Johnson couldn't find the net for the U.S. national team last week, but both will be hoping to break through today when Fulham faces Tottenham. The Premier League also features key tilts between Chelsea and Aston Villa, as well as Manchester United against surprising West Brom.

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/web Schedule is after the jump):  


9:30am– GolTV- Bayern Munich vs. Hannover 96

9:30am– Mainz 05 vs. Hamburg

10am– Fox Soccer Channel/FSE- Arsenal vs. Birmingham City

10am– Fox Soccer Plus/ Fulham vs. Tottenham

10am– ESPN2- Manchester United vs. West Brom

10am– Bolton vs. Stoke City

10am– Wolverhampton vs. West Ham

10am– Queens Park Rangers vs. Norwich City

10am– Newcastle United vs. Wigan

Noon– GolTV- Atletico Madrid vs. Getafe

Noon– Fox Soccer Plus/ AC Milan vs. Chievo

12:20pm– Middlesbrough vs. Leeds United

12:30pm– Fox Soccer Plus/FSE/ Aston Villa vs. Chelsea

12:30pm– Wolfsburg vs. Bayer Leverkusen

1pm– AJ Auxerre vs. Bordeaux

1pm– Marseille vs. AS Nancy Lorraine

2pm– Barcelona vs. Valencia

2pm– Fox Soccer Plus- Middlesbrough vs. Leeds United (Delayed)

2:45pm– Fox Soccer Channel/FSE- AS Roma vs. Genoa

3pm– Toulous vs. Paris St. Germain

4pm– GolTV- Malaga vs. Real Madrid

4pm– Telefutura- Chicago Fire vs. D.C. United

4pm– Direct Kick- Toronto FC vs. Columbus Crew

4pm– Fox Soccer Plus- Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. West Ham United (Delayed)

5:30pm– GolTV- Flamengo vs. Internacional

6pm– Fox Soccer Channel- Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls

6pm– Azteca America/ESPN Deportes- Cruz Azul vs. Santos Laguna

7:20pm– GolTV- America de Cali vs. Deportes Quindio

8pm– Direct Kick- New England Revolution vs. Kansas City Wizards

8pm– Telefutura- Pachuca vs. Morelia

8pm– Telemundo- Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Necaxa

8:30pm– Fox Soccer Channel- Newcastle vs. Wigan (Delayed)

9pm– Direct Kick- Real Salt Lake vs. FC Dallas

10pm– Direct Kick- San Jose Earthquakes vs. Houston Dynamo

10pm– Telemundo- Monterrey vs. Toluca

10:30pm– Direct Kick- Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Colorado Rapids



  1. LOL That’s the most dufes comment I’ve heard in a while.haha There is Messi, then there is everyone else. “Something cute”??!lol .. I wish everyone someone on the USMNT tried something cute every once in a while. 🙂

  2. Real Madrid played beautiful soccer today. Dare I say they reminded me of last year’s version of Barca. Footage of a better cross than the one Ronaldo produced to set up Real’s first goal does not exist.

    Ives will have to break down and post a highlight reel at some point.

  3. as noted, suspended. He spends a fair amount of time suspended or needing to be careful because of his stunningly bad disciplinary record. Think Gattuso or even DeJong (without the broken legs).

  4. Are you being serious when you say “Messi doesn’t dive”?
    All Messi does is run at defenders, try something cute, and then falls down if he doesn’t get past the defender.

  5. Hey Jim, does being Man of the Match by SkySports put you in your place of not knowing what youre talking about or do you need a more credible source?,19764,11065_3283125,00.html

    “Man of the match: The often unassuming Stuart Holden was my man of the match today, the American was instrumental for Wanderers.”

    Guess you backup the American stereotype when it comes to analyzing football by not knowing what you’re talking about


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