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Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

Graham Zusi


On Wednesday afternoon, Manchester United will look to take control of UEFA Champions League Group A when they host Real Sociedad.

David Moyes’ side dropped two points at home last Saturday and they could only work out a 1-1 draw on the road at Shakhtar Donetsk the last time they played a Champions League match. This game comes maybe a week too late for Man United as La Real won their first game in eight matches in all competitions after a a troubling start to the season.

Elsewhere in Europe, Manchester City visit CSKA Moscow, Juventus travel to face Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich host Viktoria Plzen.

In the evening, the CONCACAF Champions League takes center stage with Sporting KC hosting Olimpia and the San Jose Earthquakes hosting Heredia, while Real Salt Lake play their regular season home finale against Chivas USA.

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):

12pm – Fox Sports 1/Fox Deportes – CSKA Moscow vs. Manchester City

2:45pm – Fox Sports 1 – Manchester United vs. Real Sociedad

2:45pm – Fox Sports 2/Fox Deportes – Real Madrid vs. Juventus

2:45pm – Fox Sports Plus – Bayern Munich vs. Viktoria Plzen

2:45pm – Fox Sports Net/MSG Plus – Anderlecht vs. PSG

2:45pm – Fox Soccer 2Go – Galatasaray vs. FC Copenhagen

2:45pm – Fox Soccer 2Go – Benfica vs. Olympiakos

2:45pm – Fox Soccer 2Go – Bayer Leverkusen vs. Shakhtar Donetsk

7:50pm – beIN Sport Play – Flamengo vs. Botafogo

7:50pm – beIN Sport USA – Gremio vs. Corinthians

8pm – Fox Soccer Plus – Sporting Kansas City vs. Olimpia

8pm – Univision Deportes – Toluca vs. Comunicaciones

8:50pm – ESPN Deportes – Oaxaca vs. Atlas

9pm – MLS Live – Real Salt Lake vs. Chivas USA

10pm – Fox Sports 2/Univision Deportes – San Jose Earthquakes vs. Heredia


  1. More embarrassing: Vidal’s demand for a penalty after a foul by the turf at the Bernabeu or Benzema’s performance in general?

    Tough, tough call.

  2. United fans cannot feel good about this performance. Real Sociedad are in 12th place in La Liga and they’re going toe-to-toe with United right now… have hit the woodwork twice too!

  3. Sacha about the only Anderlect player that looks like he belongs on the pitch against PSG. Very impressed with how composed he is playing today under a ton of pressure from the PSG mids and forwards. He had one give-away on what looked to be a foul that wasn’t called, other than that he has looked very good. Relieving pressure, quick decisions, accurate passing and has started the attack a few times. Not much they could do against Ibra’s hat trick, 2 of those goals were amazing.

  4. Ibra with the brace. Can he and Cavani play together? 2 of the worlds best strikers and yet they don’t score when playing with 1 another.

    • Actually, after all the media coverage, I expected the pitch to be much worse. And while the pitch was an eye-sore, the players did not appear to be slipping and falling like they were at Chelsea vs. Schalke game.

  5. Hernandez vs. Vela in the Champions today. Interesting. As bad as the Mexican National Team is playing these are the two best offensive players they have and starting today against each other in the Champions League.

    • El tri haven’t “had” Vela for over a year and did you see that terrible miss by Hernandez vs Costa Rica? Yeah he’s sucking right now.Not Man Utd quality at all.

    • My thoughts exactly. But fox soccer’s,or sports now, production value and effort have always been half assed and as minimal as possible. Really, I mean compared to NBC, they should be ashamed. They should just embrace their rebublican nature and exclusively cover “real” American sports and spare us soccer fans the grief.


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