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The UEFA Champions League final won by Barcelona over Manchester United feels like it was just yesterday, but the reality is an off-season has come and almost gone as the two European giants prepare to do battle in today's marquee match-up.

The New York Red Bulls are in London for the Emirates Cup, meaning a pair of friendlies on consecutive days, starting with a match against Paris St. Germain this morning.

If you're interested in some real MLS action look no further than Utah, where Real Salt Lake takes on the Columbus Crew in a top battle.

If you will be watch today's action, please feel free to share your thought, opinions and some play-by-play in the coments ectionbe.

Enjoy the action (Today's TV Schedule is after the jump):


9 a.m. - - New York Red Bulls vs. Paris-St. Germain

9 a.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/ - Airtricity League XI vs. Manchester City

11:15 a.m. - - Arsenal vs. Boca Juniors

11:30 a.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Inter Milan vs. Celtic

5:30 p.m. - GOLTV - Flamengo vs. Gremio

6 p.m. - - Cameroon vs. New Zealand (U-20 World Cup)

6 p.m. - - Mali vs. South Korea (U-20 World Cup)

6 p.m. - Telefutura - Queretaro vs. Tigres UANL

7 p.m. - ESPN2/ - Barcelona vs. Manchester United

7:30 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Los Angeles Galaxy

8 p.m. - Telemundo - Monterrey vs. Tijuana

8 p.m. - Telefutura - Santos Laguna vs. Atlante

8:30 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Houston Dynamo vs. Seattle Sounders

8:30 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Sporting Kansas City vs. New England Revolution

9 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Real Salt Lake vs. Columbus Crew

9 p.m. - ESPNU/ - Colombia vs. France (U-20 World Cup)

9 p.m. - - Portugal vs. Uruguay (U-20 World Cup)

10 p.m. - Telefutura - San Luis vs. Estudiantes Tecos

10:30 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - San Jose Earthquakes vs. D.C. United

11 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Portland Timbers vs. Toronto FC




  1. Buddle’s one of the USA’s better options at forward, IMHO — not the holy grail, maybe, but better than some of the players who’ve started ahead of him. If he can get called up from the 2.Bundesliga, I see no reason why Taylor couldn’t as well. Plus, if there’s one country whose league(s) Klinsmann’d be familiar with, it’d be Germany’s, so he’ll surely at least be aware of Taylor … though Klinsmann will be looking to develop a team for 2014 and Taylor will be 33 by then, so he may have missed the boat.

  2. Agreed. I think if TFC can string together a few decent games they’ll begin to gain back some confidence and play some nice football. Plata looked good, and Martina was instant offense when he came on. Frings had some nice passes, and generally looked calm and confident on the ball.

    But really, I’m just happy they came back and tied Portscum at home! 🙂

  3. Portlandia shat the bed.

    TFC actually looks promising. Plata can play. Koovermans is a pro scorer. Maybe the management will keep this group together for a minute.

  4. KC got the late goal to draw NE, keeping their home streak alive and making giving themselves, and their fans, more reason to believe. Bravo was fun to watch again, and Sapong.

    Landon. nice game. outside of the left foot finalizer and more; doubled up the outd=side of his right foot bam bam and unlocked Franklin’s 50 yard far post run for the back of the net

    Luis Gil got some 2nd half minutes, one chance but maybe his first touch could have sprung a shot, and Ching twice, now watching Toronto at Portland. I’d bet players are hot to play in that city for that team in that atmosphere going forward

  5. Meanwhile, back in MLS action, a very nice night, indeed: Seattle loses by a couple, RSL (at home) loses by a couple… Can anyone fire up those goats for a similar upset of Dallas tomorrow?

  6. I agree with you on the crowded MNT midfield, but to be honest I’m not sure the Nats are even a huge draw for him at the moment… he has a chance in mid to extend his european club career by a couple more contracts with success there.

    He was left out of the WC and the entire Gold Cup as a defender, not to mention Chandler (a german), Dolo, and Lichaj seem to have RB locked up for the time being. Ze Jurgen might bring him back into the fold, but I’m doubtful.

    Will be interesting to follow it either way!

  7. Bam. United back on top through Owen. When he was at Real Madrid, his strike rate per minutes played was pretty good. Wonder what he could’ve achieved if stayed at/wasn’t let go by RM?


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