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The race for the European places in Serie A is an intense one, and both Lazio and Napoli are aware that they can't afford any slip-ups at this point in the year. That will make their meeting in Rome today all the more intense, and therefore the top match of the day.

Lazio can put a hammer lock on third place with a victory today, on a day the club will honor the passing of team legend Giorgio Chinaglia. Napoli can catapult ahead of Lazi with a win at Stadio Olimpico, while also putting some space between themselves and the trailing pack in Serie A.

In Spain, Barcelona haven't quite given up on catching Real Madrid for the La Liga title, but a win today against Real Zaragoza will be vital to keep that chase alive. Barca also know that Real Madrid will face a tough test on Sunday against Real Madrid that could force a slip by Jose Mourinho's side.

In England, Clint Dempsey and Fulham take on streaking Bolton, with Tim Ream a good bet to face off against Dempsey. The Trotters have won three straight and will look to keep Fulham struggling on the road.

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): 


7am- Fox Soccer Plus– Kilmarnock vs. Celtic

7:45am- ESPN2– Sunderland vs. Tottenham

9am- Fox Soccer 2Go/ESPN3– AC Milan vs. Fiorentina

9:30am- ESPN3– Bayern Munich vs. Augsburg

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

10am- Fox Soccer Channel– Chelsea vs. Wigan

10am- Fox Soccer Plus– Liverpool vs. Aston Villa

10am- Fox Soccer 2Go– Bolton vs. Fulham

10am- Fox Soccer 2Go– West Bromwich Albion vs. Blackburn

Noon- Direct Kick– Montreal Impact vs. Toronto FC

Noon- DirecTV– Getafe vs. Sporting Gijon

Noon- DirecTV– Rayo Vallecano vs. Osasuna

Noon- DirecTV– Espanyol vs. Real Sociedad

12:20pm- Fox Soccer 2Go– Nottingham Forest vs. Bristol City

12:30pm- Fox Soccer Channel– Stoke City vs. Woverhampton

12:30pm- Fox Soccer Plus– Palermo vs. Juventus

1pm- Fox Soccer 2Go– Brest vs. Lille

1pm- Fox Soccer 2Go– Dijon vs. Nancy

1pm- Fox Soccer 2Go– Evian TG vs. Stade Rennes

1pm- Fox Soccer 2Go– Valenciennes vs. Toulouse

1pm- Fox Soccer 2Go– Ajaccio vs. Saint-Etienne

2pm- GolTV– Real Zaragoza vs. Barcelona

3pm- Fox Soccer Channel– Lazio vs. Napoli

3pm- Fox Soccer Plus– Lyon vs. Auxerre

3pm- MSG/Direct Kick– Columbus Crew vs. New York Red Bulls

3:30pm- ESPN3– Sporting Braga vs. FC Porto

4pm- DirecTV– Real Betis vs. Villarreal

4pm- ESPN– Sporting Kansas City vs. Los Angeles Galaxy

4:10pm- GolTV– Boca Juniors vs. Argentinos Juniors

7pm- Direct Kick– San Jose Earthquakes vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

7:30pm- Direct Kick– D.C. United vs. Seattle Sounders

8pm- GolTV– Irapuato vs. Pumas Morelos

9pm- Direct Kick– Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado

10pm- Azteca America– Club Tijuana vs. Atlante

10:30pm- Direct Kick– Portland Timbers vs. Chivas USA

3am- Fox Soccer Channel– Central Coast Mariner vs. Brisbane



  1. I want to see one game where we start Lichaj on the left, and Chandler on the right.

    I know, Dolo has been our best right back ever, but having a hard time thinking Chandler wouldn’t be more useful in 2014.

    He’s the kind of marauding fullback that the US hasn’t truly seen, but he’s not as effective on the left.

  2. Carlos Vela with a brace against Espanyol in the first 20 minutes.

    This kid is on fire right now with 9 goals and 7 assists for Real Sociedad. Marca stated that he has had three goals called back erroneously this season so he should have 12 instead of 9 but them’s the breaks. He is also rumored to be joining the Mexican Olympic team along with Hernandez and the dos Santos brothers.


  3. And with Dempsey beating the crap out of Bolton, at least Chelsea are up 1-0 on Wigan and QPR are up against Man U tomorrow. Things still looking okay for Holden/Ream duo next season.

  4. It would be odd given the scoreline to suggest anything other than bad, but he’s definitely been their best defender.

    His positioning has been solid and his passing has been above average.

  5. Not at fault on the goals, to answer your real question. Deuce isn’t cannibalizing our own, he’s consuming everyone else.

    Like someone else said, his passing has been sharp, and my feed is too grainy to follow his defending well. But I’ve seen enough goal replays to know they weren’t his fault.

  6. Alonso LB (JB)for Bolton gets turned easily and allows space for Fulham attacker to find Deuce at the net. Ream’s passing out of the back has been very sharp.

  7. I’m so confused. As a Newcastle fan I’m hoping that Sunderland beat Spurs to give us a better shot at Europe… Looks like this one will end 0-0 though so I guess I’ll just go and sit in my shame.


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