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Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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If you are a fan of all things Brazilian soccer, then today is your day.

Brazil's women's and men's national teams are both in action today, while the men's Under-17 national team is also playing, meaning you'll have three chances to see some Samba soccer on display.

The Brazil men kick off their Copa America campaign, while the women look to keep rolling in the World Cup.

MLS fans also have a viewing option on the menu, with the Colorado Rapids taking on the Houston Dynamo.

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):


12 p.m. - ESPN/ - Brazil vs. Norway (Women's World Cup)

3 p.m. - Univision/YouTube - Brazil vs. Venezuela (Copa America)

3:45 p.m. - - Uruguay vs. Uzbekistan (U-17 World Cup)

5:30 p.m. - Telefutura/YouTube - Paraguay vs. Ecuador (Copa America)

6:45 p.m. - ESPNU/ - Japan vs. Brazil (U-17 World Cup)

9 p.m. - ESPN2/ Deportes - Colorado Rapids vs. Houston Dynamo



  1. Hi Jason—Yes, I had half a load on when I wrote that, but you handled my silliness well. 🙂

    I do think really that Brazil will do everything they can to avoid another situation like they had in 1950 when Uruguay won the final in Brazil against Brazil.

  2. It’s hard to admire Marta’s skills when she’s frankly such a dirty player. I recall one game (against the San Jose Cyberrays) )where she hip-checked a defender against the signboards – put her out of commission for the entire season. No attempt to play the ball at all. And the perpetual scowl, yelling at her teammates…. It got under my skin to hear Julie Foudy gushing over her play. Maybe if she and Ian Darke would spend more time watching the feed and less time chatting with each other, they would catch those incidents. OK,rant over.

  3. Methinks those were temporary stumbles along the way for Brazil and Argentina. And if they don’t win in 2014, then I imagine Germany or Spain could take the Cup.

  4. So if Brazil and Argentina are awful like they’ve each been in the opening rounds of the Copa America, and the next World Cup is in Brazil, and in the Americas only teams from the Americas have won it thus far (am I right?) who wins it in twenty-fourteen?

    Uruguay? Mexico? Guadaloupe? (If they can get FIFA membership prehaps…)

  5. Heavily favored and full strength side under performs against regional up and comer in continental championship group play….FIRE BOB BRADLEY!!!

    Oh wait… sorry Selecao’

  6. bunches of long balls and crosses to nobody, sloppy turnovers, houston repeatedly back passing to the keeper and hoofing it upfield hoping colorado might cough it over on their own end…

  7. Agree wholeheartedly…it’s boring soccer…watching these teams play is like watching old MLS style soccer before everyone else got more dynamic in the past 2 years.

  8. Watching Dynamo-Rapids. Level of play is noticeably lower than that of the San Jose-NYRB game last night. Houston looks winded at the half, and can’t outrun the Colorado defense. I would imagine that the Rapids will eventually score on one of these corners.

  9. Railhawks kicking Montreal’s tail so far. 2-0 in 70th, but could be much worse. Ali Gerba playing for Impact and still about as useful as a plastic cup on the pitch.

  10. I’d love to see what would happen there. FIFA has demanded that men’s and women’s teams be kept separate (this actually came up in connection with one of the El Tri women, oddly enough)– but that rule pretty obviously violates Title VII (federal anti-discrimination law).

    It’s one thing to have an all-male workforce because they’re the only ones that can do the job… but if she really was better than whoever she’d be replacing (which is probably true), you can’t use that excuse.

    She’d almost certainly win a lawsuit, at which point… what, would FIFA really claim “governmental interference” and suspend the US federation? Doubt it– too much money at stake. I think they’d have to let her play.

  11. Ya, but I don’t think the USWNT would lose to them again. Definitely more of a fluke than people think. Any team can beat anyone on any given day though.

  12. some team in MLS should take a flyer on Marta. i mean can she really be any worse than Andrew Sousa (NER) or Long Tan (VWFC)? and if 5’3″ Joao Plata can physically hack it in MLS why not Marta?

  13. 3-0, terrible defensive mistake and Marta ends up with the ball at the top of the box, jukes a defender then scores.

  14. Marta draws 4 defenders in the box and lays it off to a teammate making a run who slots it into the far corner. If only the USMNT had a player who could do that.


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