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The second week of the English Premier League kicks off this weekend, but it is MLS with the quality match-ups that headline today's soccer on TV.

First-place Columbus takes on second-place Philadelphia in a vital Eastern Conference clash, while FC Dallas battles Seattle in a match-up of top Western Conference foes. West leader Los Angeles will unveil newly-signed striker Robbie Keane tonight against San Jose.

If European soccer is your thing, then Arsenal-Liverpool will be the match to watch. Arsenal will be seriously short-handed, but will still make things tough at the Emirates against a Liverpool side looking to improve on its opening-week draw.

On the international front, Brazil takes on Portugal tonight in the Under-20 World Cup Final. American referee Mark Geiger will officiate the match between Brazil's deadly attack and Portugal's stingy defense.

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):


7 a.m. - - Sunderland vs. Newcastle

7:45 a.m. - ESPN2/ - Arsenal vs. Liverpool

9:30 a.m. - Deportes - Bayern Munich vs. Hamburger SV

10 a.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Everton vs. Queens Park Rangers

10 a.m. - - Aston Villa vs. Blackburn

10 a.m. - - Swansea City vs. Wigan Athletic

10 a.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/ - Nottingham Forest vs. Leicester City

12:20 p.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/ - Peterborough United vs. Ipswich Town

12:30 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Chelsea vs. West Brom

12:30 p.m. - GOLTV - FC Cologne vs. Kaiserslautern

1 p.m. - - Bordeaux vs. Auxerre

1 p.m. - - Brest vs. Lyon

1 p.m. - - Caen vs. Lille

1 p.m. - - Dijon vs. Lorient

1 p.m. - - Nice vs. Toulouse

2:30 p.m. - GOLTV - Nacional vs. Defensor Sporting

3 p.m. - - Ajaccio vs. Evian Thonon Gaillard

5 p.m. - Azteca America/ESPN Deportes - Tijuana vs. Cruz Azul

6 p.m. –  Galavision - Queretaro vs. Jaguares

6 p.m. - ESPNU/ - Mexico vs. France (U-20 World Cup third-place game)

7:30 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Columbus Crew vs. Philadelphia Union

7:30 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - New England Revolution vs. New York Red Bulls

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

8 p.m. - Telemundo - Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Monterrey

8:30 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Houston Dynamo vs. Real Salt Lake

9 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Colorado Rapids vs. Chivas USA

9 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - FC Dallas vs. Seattle Sounders

9 p.m. - ESPNU/ - Brazil vs. Portugal (U-20 World Cup final)

10 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

10:30 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Los Angeles Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes


  1. 2-1 win for the Crew and a six point lead in the East.

    Not at all what I was expecting this season. I was really expecting more “Sack Warzycha” and less “conention”

  2. ESPNU decided to use two Bristol, Connecticut-based ESPN Australia announcers for the FIFA U-20 final: Andrew Orsatti and former U.S. international Janucz Michallik.

    Michallik was the one who rambled on and on and on…

    I had to reach for the mute button…

  3. I think it’s fair to assume he meant “opened fire” — which means shooting guns. So — are you being persnickety or dense?

  4. Columbus tightening their grip on the East!

    Yes, it’s a rebuilding-in-progress, and yes, it’s going to need work. And yes, some of us Columbus fans are still more upset with the way the offseason went down than with the decisions that were made.

    But look at it this way: if Columbus is going to take over their conference in a *rebuilding* year, what happens when everything’s in place!?

  5. Sure. Not saying that, just that it doesn’t seem that anybody said, “Let’s wreak some havoc at a soccer match in a stadium full of people.”

  6. Dax should have drawn two penalties in the box. Shep Messing, the MSG announcer, was saying that maybe Dax needs to work on how he falls to the ground bc the ref wasn’t buying it. He got straight body-checked on the second non-call. I’m not sure what he could have done except fall as he did.

    I want to give that ref a red card.

  7. it was extremely close, but thank got it was not connected…either way no one knew what was happening, either way it is traumatizing

  8. Yep shooting occurred just right outside the stadium; a few people transported in an ambulance however could have been a result of spectators trying to escape and unfortunately getting hurt

  9. there was a shoot out outside of the stadium, the players ran off the field and the fans all dropped to the ground. After the shoot out, the fans started running to the field, the police locked the stadium down. Santos Laguna players came out and went to the stands to pick up their loved one and left to the locker rooms…thank god there were no casualties because the crowd and policemen acted very professional and kept their composure…the game is still postponed until further notice

  10. I *think* ESPN Deportes is starting to pick up the story, so that should help get details out. Can’t find a twitter hashtag yet, although Demarcus Beasley was watching live and tweeting about it.


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