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This weekend's English Premier League action marked the one-third point of the season, leaving plenty of soccer left to play, but Manchester City could put a stranglehold on first place in England with a win against Liverpool today.

The Reds are the only thing standing between City and a seven-point lead atop the Premier League, and Liverpool has its own motivation for wanting to win at Anfield today. A victory would push Kenny Dalglish's men past Arsenal and into a tie with Chelsea, just a point behind Newcastle for fourth place.

If you want to watch an American player taking on a top European club, look no further than Serie A, where Michael Bradley and Chievo Verona take on AC Milan at the San Siro. Chievo has won two straight to climb into the top half of the Serie A standings, and could catapult to as high as fifth place with an upset victory.

In France, Paris St. Germain will look to move back into a tie for first place with surprising Montpelier by beating rival Olympique Marseille in the top Ligue 1 match of the weekend.

If you will be watching today's action, please feel free to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

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

TODAY'S SOCCER ON TV

8:30 a.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv - Swansea City vs. Aston Villa

9 a.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Siena vs. Inter Milan

9 a.m. - ESPN3.com - Palermo vs. Fiorentina

9:30 a.m. - ESPN3.com - Werder Bremen vs. Stuttgart

10 a.m. - ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes - Levante vs. Sporting Gijon

10:30 a.m. - ESPN3.com - Twente vs. Vitesse

11 a.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Liverpool vs. Manchester City

11 a.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Auxerre vs. Lyon

11 a.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Lorient vs. Nice

11:30 a.m. - GOLTV - Mainz 05 vs. Bayern Munich

12 p.m. - ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes - Espanyol vs. Osasuna

1:45 p.m. - GOLTV - Athletic Bilbao vs. Granada

2:45 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - AC Milan vs. Chievo Verona

2:45 p.m. - Fox Soccer Plus - Marseille vs. Paris-St. Germain

3:30 p.m. - GOLTV - Real Zaragoza vs. Sevilla

5:30 p.m. - GOLTV - Godoy Cruz vs. Boca Juniors

6 p.m. - Telefutura - Santos Laguna vs. Jaguares

8 p.m. - Telemundo - Tigres UANL vs. Pachuca

Comments

  1. G-Spot: READ my post. I was referring to one incident, not the entire game. I don’t wear the same rose-colored glasses you wear. Bradley was twice rated BMG’s top MF by Kicker and I reported it HERE. I know what potential he has, but I also know his pitfalls. You, on the other hand, tend to give him a free pass and praise him as if he is the wunderkind of US football. Look at the Whole and not the Parts that make the Whole.

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  2. He’s started four all year, usually due to injuries, and kicker rates him worse than the rest of the actual starting xi. Same kicker that called bradley our best player in sa.

    I really don’t like bringing yanks down, but you’re bradley hate is inconsistent and not at all reasonable.

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  3. bradley is just not very good. europe doesnt rate him but he will always have a place on the US national team side because well the US national side is average…

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  4. And for someone named the Truth, you sure can tell a Lie, or can BS with the best. Put the crack pipe down and maybe you won’t dream the Truth. Bradley moved towards the ball after leaving Tiago and saw the other guy marked and realized his own mistake. he was 5 meters from Tiago. Open your eyes and get on the clue train.

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  5. (Not a dig). Not sure that “bring the ball up over half” is a good proxy for where the attacks a) either really get ignited or b) translate into meaningful or quality chances. Am no way defending Bradley; however as I watch this match, there is much more of the Milan offense amounting to chances once the ball is redirected (in this half) from the Chievo right to left, even if the ball is first moved over the half line into “Bradley’s zone”.

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  6. Seems that Chievo’s coach agreed about Bradley’s positioning, he moved him to the right.

    (SBI-Wrong. Moving Bradley doesn’t “confirm” that Bradley has been caught out of position. It actually shows the coach is concerned with his right flank getting abused. And guess what? So far in the second half now Milan is attacking the other side of the field, away from Bradley.)

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  7. You might want to brush up on your Italian. There’s a difference between announcers saying Bradley is being caught out of position, and PLAYING out of position.

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