French League leaders Lille will look to lock up the Ligue 1 title today in a home showdown against Paris St. German.
With the English Premier League, German Bundesliga and Serie A all having already decided their champions, Lille will look to be the next in line to lift a trophy (or drop one off a bus), but with PSG having its own European aspirations to fight for, it won't be a cakewalk for Eden Hazard and Co.
On the MLS front, the Houston Dynamo will look to knock off a Thierry Henry-less New York Red Bulls side, while San Jose will look to knock off New England at home to start up its own winning streak.
Apologies for the late posting of today's SS, but with so few morning options, we left it for later in the day. If you will be watching today's action, or would like to discuss today's earlier games, 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):
TODAY'S TV SCHEDULE
2 p.m. - ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes - Real Madrid vs. Almeria
2 p.m. - DirecTV - Hercules vs. Sporting Gijon
2:30 p.m. - ESPN3.com - Schalke vs. MSV Duisburg (DFB Pokal final)
3 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Lille vs. Paris-St. Germain
3 p.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv - Lyon vs. Caen
3 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Auxerre vs. Brest
3 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Lens vs. Arles
3 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Marseille vs. Valenciennes
3 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Montpellier vs. Monaco
3 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Nice vs. Lorient
3 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Stade Rennes vs. Nancy
3 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Sochaux vs. St. Etienne
3 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Toulouse vs. Bordeaux
4 p.m. - DirecTV - Espanyol vs. Sevilla
4 p.m. - DirecTV - Osasuna vs. Villarreal
4 p.m. - Azteca America - Tijuana vs. Irapuato (Liga de Ascenso promotion final second leg)
4 p.m. - GOLTV - Real Sociedad vs. Getafe
4 p.m. - ESPN3.com - Valencia vs. Deportivo La Coruna
4 p.m. - ESPN3.com - Mallorca vs. Atletico Madrid
6 p.m. - GOLTV - America de Cali vs. Deportes Tolima (delayed)
8 p.m. - Galavision - Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire
8 p.m. - GOLTV - Levante vs Real Zaragoza (delayed)
8:30 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Houston Dynamo vs. New York Red Bulls
10 p.m. - ESPN2/ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes - Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Chivas USA
10 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Seattle Sounders vs. Sporting Kansas City
10:30 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - San Jose Earthquakes vs. New England Revolution
11 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Portland Timbers vs. Columbus Crew
Red bulls look disinterested, for what ever reason. They are giving the ball away like crazy and seem to be moving at half speed.
Carlos Ruiz with a goal of the year canidate
Great, interesting information. thanks.
Hoping he scores now that I wrote that….
I cannot wait until MLS gets control of the refs. I am sick of watching them blow calls all over the field.
Oh and if Agudelo is so mad that he is coming off the bench (see articles in the NYpost and Wall st journal) he needs to go back and watch this first half. He is still way too raw. Immense talent, just needs a bit more time.
anybody have a stream for the red bulls?
agudelo’s touch has been off tonight, 30 minutes in. lets see if he can get his act together
His name is Ben Lederman 11 years old.
Etienne Barbara has 2 more goals for the Railhawks in Cary, NC. Still has 35 minutes to go.
Yes — it’s common knowledge. From Houston.
Someone has already YouTube’d the two goals by the Xolos:
Is Corona considered a genuine prospect? I know he’s pretty young as a 20 yr old but is he leaning toward mexico or usa?
Scoring recap from Xolos vs Irapuato match:
37′ Molina (Own Goal)
No question who the Man of the Match was: Joe Benny Corona. 1 goal, 1 assist.
Let’s see if Franco P. continues to ignore Corona in his (Euro-centric) recap of Americans Abroad this week.
I knew about it as a Fulham fan, but who can say if it is common knowledge.
Just a guess but I think all the games are taking place at the same time tomorrow. They do this so teams have to try and get points in their game instead of relying on another team’s result. Kind of like in the World Cup when they play the final group games and both kick-off at the same time.
All EPL matches in the 38th round must kick off simultaneously to avoid collusion.
Because no matches on Saturday at 1500 London Time can be televised in the UK (by law,) EPL always plays the 38th round on Sunday, with kickoff at 1600 London Time (11am New York.)
why are there no epl games today?
Final: Xolos 2-1 Irapuato.
Those of you in Southern California will be able to watch a Mexican First Division match in person without having to get on a plane.
Bring your passport card (or passport book) and hop on a Mexicoach bus at San Ysidro.
Thanks olivert. I completely forgot about this game. The 15 minutes I saw was pretty intense.
Deportivo has been relegated, losing 2-0 to Valencia.
Other final scores:
Espanyol 2-3 Sevilla
Mallorca 3-4 Atletico de Madrid
Racing 1-2 Athletic Bilbao
Levante 1-2 Zaragoza
Osasuna 1-0 Villarreal
Real Sociedad 1-1 Getafe Team Dubai
Based on 3-way head-to-head, Atletico de Madrid finished 7th and will have to play in the UEFA Europa League 3rd qualifying round. Sevilla and Athletic Bilbao will play in the UEFA Europa League playoff round.
Tiempo Cumplido en Tijuana! Ganan los Xolos!! a la Primera División!!!
Go Xolos. If you win I’ll get a passport. I do hope you get real grass.
Yes. First Leg ended 0-0 so the 2nd leg will be winner-take all. No away goals rule.
30 minutes of extra time and penalties if necessary.
La Liga relegation battle:
Deportivo is in big trouble, down 1-0 at the half against Valencia.
Other half time scores:
Mallorca 0-2 Atletico
Osasuna 1-0 Villarreal
Levante 0-1 Zaragoza
Real Sociedad 0-1 Getafe
Getafe has the most to lose, as most suspect that the deal to sell the club to the Dubai group has a “no-relegation” clause.
is 2-1 the aggregate score as well?
38th minutes. Xolos 2-1 Irapuato.
Game on again…
Difference in TV rights fee between a bottom-feeding Mexican 1st Division team and a team from the Mexican Liga de Ascenso: about USD$8 million/year according to the Azteca America announcer.
If you don’t have access to Azteca America, you can watch the stream from TVC Deportes of Mexico:
32nd minute. Xolos 2-0.
Baja California is now less than and hour away from the Mexican First Division.
You can bet the likes of Mexicoach will operate bus caravans from East Los Angeles when Chivas or Club America come to Tijuana next season…
(Irapuato is without the injured Cuauhtemoc Blanco.)
Lille v PSG is intense. Bodmer just ripped one into the net after jukin two Lille defenders to tie the match.
28 minutes. Xolos de Tijuana 1-0 Irapuato.
Should have been 2-0 but ref missed the 1st one that went completely across the goal line after hitting cross bar.
The goal that was allowed also hit the cross bar and landed completely across the goal line.
Is it fairly common knowledge? I feel like I might be the last person to know. I mean it is kind of a useless fact, but for some reason I find it interesting.
Yeah. I’ve known about it for a while. I think I heard about it when Ives and commenters get in discussions about who would win between a New Jersey-born, Texas-born or California-born team.
I discovered something today that I was unaware of. Did anybody else know that Brede Hangeland was actually born in Texas. His parents were only in the country for two years before they went back to Norway.
I think he is literally a kid. If memory serves correct, he is like 11 or something like that.
yes Jen Chang (SI) tweeted with the link on this kid about a month ago. I’ll post the link if I can find it.
In the Barca-Malaga game, one of the commentators said there was a kid from California, who was signed to the Barca youth side. Any one have any info on that?
Holy crap RM. That is one way to end the season.
Lille-PSG has been incredibly entertaining so far