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Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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By IVES GALARCEP

Neither AC Milan or Inter Milan is posing a threat to Juventus for the Serie A title, but when the two city rivals clash today, it will still have plenty of meaning.

Both Milan and Inter are a win away from closing the gap on the Top Three in Serie A, and the UEFA Champions League berth that goes with it.

AC Milan is winless in four straight, but can turn things around with a victory against an Inter side that has dropped points in each of its past two matches.

The MLS playoffs resume today, with the New York Red Bulls playing host to the New England Revolution, and the Los Angeles Galaxy facing the Seattle Sounders in the league’s Final Four.

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 Soccer TV Schedule is after the jump):

TODAY’S SOCCER ON TV

7:30 a.m. – FOX Soccer Plus – Partick Thistle vs. Aberdeen

8:30 a.m. – CNBC – Crystal Palace vs. Liverpool

9 a.m. – beIN Sports USA – Napoli vs. Cagliari

9 a.m. – beIN Sports en Español – Hellas Verona vs. Fiorentina

9:30 a.m. – GolTV USA – Hamburg vs. Werder Bremen

11 a.m. – NBCSN – Hull City vs. Tottenham

11 a.m. – beIN Sports USA – Levante vs. Valencia 

11:30 a.m. – GolTV USA – Stuttgart vs. Augsburg

1 p.m. – Univision Deportes – Pumas UNAM vs. Monterrey

1:30 p.m. – NBC – New York Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution

2:45 p.m. – beIN Sports USA – AC Milan vs. Inter Milan

3 p.m. – GolTV USA – Fenix vs. Peñarol

5 p.m. – ESPN – LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders

Comments

    • Second legs should be much better. Seattle can’t only send Martins and Dempsey forward again at home. I feel like LA still have another gear anyway.

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  1. Julian Green didn’t even make the bench for Hamburger today. Anti-American bias in full effect.

    Or maybe he needed recovery time for the 4 minutes Klinsmann played him in the Colombia friendly.

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    • thanks for the link.

      as for the goals, the header was solid, GK tipped it just not enough to knock over the bad, credit still given. the other goal was interesting; the shot was well hit but if you watch, when the ball falls to him first, he tries to create space and actually knocks it straight to the defender, it then bounces off defender’s foot right back to Boyd who smartly takes a volley and scores. both goals were solid but hardly impressive imho.

      curiously and pokingly, had Jozy made those exact same goals what would people say? he finally got a good cross? he’s terrible? he almost lost the ball dribbling? he scored a great shot? he’s the worst player ever? he’s the best player ever?

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  2. Think it’s time Rodgers changes tactics. My take is LFC should switch to a 4-5-1 with Lambert up top, play more direct, and a second D-mid to cover for Gerrard and the gaping holes the backline offers to opponents. Also, the Skrtel – Lovren partnership does not work. We have Toure on the bench so maybe it’s time to see what he can do.

    Don’t see any great solutions here as this squad just has not gotten in rhythm.

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    • I personally think they need to play Can more and Gerrad less. Palace should not being slamming through the midfield like they did. I know it was mostly out wide but Gerrad can’t get out there.(or I didn’t notice him doing it towards the end of the game.)

      The ball for the 2nd goal bounces about 2 ft in front of Gerrad who is neither cutting out the pass to the runner in the middle or covering the guy behind him for a cutback….

      Gotta bench him. He isn’t a Dmid.

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  3. Ughhh… Manquillo set up clear by Coutinho but shanks his shot wide. LFC just not lethal without Mr. Bitey or Sturridge. Hopefully have the energy to keep pushing for the second goal.

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  4. Good general insights, but I’m still waiting for a specific insight which he uses his experience as a defender. We see a closeup of a tackle in the defensive third, analyze the tackle, the defender’s positioning. Instead we got a general bit about the attacker’s positioning on the wing.

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  5. Best bit of commentary from Cameron so far. Good observation about fluidity between midfielders, which led into interesting personal observation about Gerrard prompted by Arlo White. I also like that Cameron is letting the game breathe a bit.

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    • I wonder if British players ever do commentary probably too much controversy. But I really like that guys in the game commentate. You can be observant without being rude. Its just another skill but not all have it.

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  6. Cameron not off to a great start. Starts off talking about how crystal palace was defending deep and dropping off and would be hard to break down, and palace get beat with a ball over the top and concede a goal 90 seconds into the match.
    That has to be rough on your confidence.

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    • Cameron acknowledged this first when asked what CP need to do in the 2h. To your point below (as I interpret it), I do like that he is picking his spots a bit to offer commentary. Not bad for his first match commentatating gig.

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      • I think he’s had a really positive first match, and yeah, was saying he is picking his spots well for adding commentary.

        And to be fair I should have said Cameron was unfortunate rather than leaving the implication that Cameron made a mistake with his commentary.

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