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It may seem strange to see FC Barcelona tied atop the Spanish Premier League standings with Levante, but Lionel Messi and Co. will have their chance to start pulling away from the upstarts by beating fourth-place Sevilla in today's battle of La Liga unbeatens.

Barcelona is just one point ahead of familiar foe Real Madrid, but sitting two points back is Sevilla, which will have hopes of springing an upset today. Led by the attacking duo of Alvaro Negredo and Jesus Navas, Sevilla will try to hand Barcelona its first loss of the season.

The Manchester Derby is still a day away, but the English Premier League still has some intriguing match-ups on offer, with upstarts Newcastle looking to stay in the top four with a win against Wigan, and Liverpool taking on Norwich City.

The final weekend of the MLS regular season also has some drama, with playoff seeds being determined by some key match-ups. Sporting Kansas City will look to grab the top spot in the East with a win against D.C. United, while Real Salt Lake faces Portland with a chance to lock up the No. 3 seed in the MLS Western Conference.

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):

TODAY'S SOCCER ON TV

7:45am– ESPN2- Wolverhampton vs. Swansea City

9:30am– GolTV- Borussia Dortmund vs. Cologne

10am– Fox Soccer Channel- Newcastle vs. Wigan Athletic

10am– Fox Soccer Plus- Aston Villa vs. West Bromwich Albion

10am– FoxSoccer.tv- Bolton vs. Sunderland

10am– FoxSoccer.tv- Blackpool vs. Nottingham Forest

Noon– Fox Soccer Plus- Fiorentina vs. Catania

Noon– DirecTV- Racing Santander vs. Espanyol

Noon– DirecTV- Sporting Gijon vs. Granada

12:20pm– FoxSoccer.tv- Reading vs. Southampton

12:30pm– MLS Direct Kick- Toronto FC vs. New England Revolution

12:30pm– Fox Soccer Channel- Liverpool vs. Norwich City

12:30pm– GolTV- Hamburg vs. Wolfsburg

1pm– FoxSoccer.tv- Bordeaux vs. Brest

1pm– FoxSoccer.tv- Caen vs. Montpellier

1pm– FoxSoccer.tv- Olympique Marseille vs. Ajaccio

1pm– FoxSoccer.tv- AS Nancy Lorraine vs. Nice

1pm– FoxSoccer.tv- Saint Etienne vs. Valenciennes

1pm– FoxSoccer.tv- Sochaux vs. Evian

2pm– ESPN3.com- ESPN3.com- Malaga vs. Real Madrid

2:45pm– Fox Soccer Channel- Juventus vs. Genoa

3pm– FoxSoccer.tv- Lorient vs. Toulouse

4pm– GolTV- Barcelona vs. Sevilla

7pm– Direct Kick- Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Colorado Rapids

7:30pm– MLS Direct Kick- D.C. United vs. Sporting Kansas City

8pm– Telefutura- Pachuca vs. UNAM Pumas

8pm– Telemundo- UANL Tigres vs. Monterrey

8:30pm– Direct Kick- Chicago Fire vs. Columbus Crew

9pm– Direct Kick- Real Salt Lake vs. Portland Timbers

9:45pm– Galavision- Atlas vs. Morelia

10pm– Telefutura- Atlante vs. Tijuana

10:30pm– Direct Kick- Chivas USA vs. Seattle Sounders

10:30pm– Direct Kick- San Jose Earthquakes vs. FC Dallas

Comments

  1. Thanks TomG. It needed to be said.

    People forget that Jozy is a goal away from being tied for number 10 on the all time goal scorers list for the US. And he is 21.

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  2. Anybody watching Barca-Sevilla? Barca gets a questionable PK call in stoppage time, Sevilla goes nuts, gets a red card…and then Navas stops Messi’s PK. Crazy.

    And as I write this, in the 6th minute of stoppage time, Sevilla gets another red card and sets up another free kick for Barca. In the 98th minute now!

    I think we should rename Fergie time to Guardiola time.

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  3. The Newcastle-Wigan game was a bit dull, but the Cabaye goal is worth looking at. Can’t believe they’re 4th still, even with the matches they’ve had so far.

    Absolutely brilliant.

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  4. It is comments like yours, Jonathan that are typical of the hater crowd that is unfortunately a part of the community. A rational critic might point to a player’s work rate or first touch but haters make subjective, overly personal leaps of emotion that have nothing to do with the obsevable attributes on the pitch. He’s cocky? Where the heck are you haters getting THAT from? The constant lazy comments are also ridiculous. Laziness is a personality trait. Unless you know him personally, it is an ignorant and,ironically, LAZY attribution. Laziness has nothing to do with football. You haters like to construct nasty personality profiles of players that have no objective basis in reality. Here, let me demonstrate. You are a pitiful, pathetic creature who lives with his parents well into his thirties and obsessively hates on football players as an externalization of his own feelings of self inadequacy. There, i just did what you haters do to Jozy, to Bradley before hime, to Deuce before him, and Landon before him, ad infinitum. I assumed personality traits based on bare shreds of information. Let’s stop attacking personality and talk about wht’s on the pitch.

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  5. Credit to Norwich for a beaut of a goal. Terrific cross and Reina is beat to the ball. Dang Pool looks sloppy – a little Bob Bradley Zone D on display wihout Lucas 🙂

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  6. Bellamy with the breakthrough goal in 1H stoppage and will take a little luck with that helpful deflection off of the Norwich defender. The visitors have played fairly positive so hopefully the 2H will see a good flow and attacking play (with a Pool win of course).

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  7. Liverpool has hit the goalpost twice so far and despite dominating play, there are certainly spaces to exploit in their 3rd. Starting to feel like this match won’t play out well for the Red Dragons.

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  8. Terrance Boyd made the 18 for Borussia Dortmund, he’s had 8 goals in 10 games for Dortmund II. Good to see another striker make it to the next level, hopefully he’ll keep making the 18 and possibly getting into the matches soon

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  9. That was a nice goal by Cabaye. Well played all around. Poor Wigan. Rodallega’s chances weren’t easy but he should have forced a couple of saves instead of missing near post.

    Newcastle has done well with their easy-ish schedule so far, let’s see what they do as things toughen up.

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  10. Sweet goal by Cabaye and a few (though not easy)decent chances blown by Rodallega and Wigan. Think he would be a good acquisition for MLS and the way Wigan’s season is going he may be looking for new employment come May.

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  11. Yes… with the exception of a terrific save by the NewCastle goalie in the first few minutes, it’s been all ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ…

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  12. It’s old news. He was benched for Europa league game, but after his team was 0-2 down, they put him in. The game ended in a 2-2 tie. Altidore will be fine.

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  13. Stefan Jerome in the 18 for Sigma Olomouc so we’ll see if his midweek Cup goal springs him into a few minutes in this one come 2nd half.

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  14. The continual, albeit few and far between, cries for a Findley recall to the National team seems futile being that he cannot even crack the starting lineup for Forrest. We’ll see if a second half cameo can change that.

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  15. Crazy match between Swansea and Wolverhampton this morning. Wolves had nothing the entire match until the final ten minutes when they went goal crazy just after a whole wave of fans bounced. A rule I learned long ago. Never leave!

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  16. Now it looks as though Williams is playing right back and Johnson is still central. Williams is active where Johnson’s involvement in the action has waned a bit.

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  17. hahaha why do you think he thinks he is so good? Youre a f*cking joke you dont know him and have no right to determine his cockyness last time i checked hes miles ahead of anything you have done in life

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  18. I find it interesting that the oddsmakers give no credence to M’Gladbach’s hot start. It was 2.2-1 for Hoffenheim win, 4.75-1 for BM’G. The draw was 3.5-1 so it seems they really are having trouble getting money on BM’G.

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  19. I swear by it Mig22. Always has lineups 30 minutes prior to kickoff and updates stats and standings almost instantaneously following a match.

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  20. I’m watching the same game. It seems Johnson and Williams are playing centrally. Johnson up top and Williams as a #6. Do you see it differently. My quality is not the best and the commentating is in German…

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  21. Didn’t the coach say that it was something that he didn’t like about Jozy’s current form outside of games? Maybe he hasn’t had good practices, not sure how you can think that makes him somehow in the dog house? he still made the bench and got in the game, but it is Europe, people challenge for your spot EVERY week

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  22. Soccerway.com still has a German flag next to Fabian’s name…tisk, tisk. He is OURS now!! Great Yanks Abroad game to watch on the comp.

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  23. Ives, why no comment about how Altidore has been put in the doghouse??? I liked him years ago, but he’s had too many times to prove his worth and basically he’s just lazy and thinks he’s a lot better than he is. I’m not really sure why he thinks he’s soo good though, b/c there are so many players in the world that are better than him, but anyway you should be reporting when our national team starting striker basically get’s told that he’s not good enough to have an attitude in the dutch league by his coach

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