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Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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By RYAN TOLMICH

The international break gets underway Wednesday with a series of friendlies headlined by a pair of national team returns.

Leading the way is a World Cup rematch, as Mexico look to avenge their Round of 16 elimination at the hands of the Netherlands. Wednesday’s action will see the El Tri return of forward Carlos Vela, who will be making his first national team appearance in nearly four years after refusing a series of call-ups.

Argentina will also see the return of one of the nation’s brightest stars, Carlos Tevez, who features for the first time since 201. The World Cup runners-up return to Tevez’s former stomping grounds, West Ham’s Upton Park, for a matchup against fellow World Cup participants Croatia.

Meanwhile in other international action, Brazil matches up with Turkey, while Belgium takes the field against Iceland.

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):

1:30 p.m. – beIN Sports USA – Turkey vs. Brazil

2:30 p.m. – ESPN 2 – Netherlands vs. Mexico

2:30 p.m. – beIN Sports en Espanol- Argentina vs. Croatia

2:30 p.m. – ESPN Deportes/ESPN 3 – Belgium vs. Iceland

Comments

  1. Wow, that was an awesome game by Mexico. All of their lines played great and were able to hold off some good dutch attacking plays. Both Dutch goals came from long range efforts which shows that there needs to be some better defending in between lines. Might be a weakness to the 5-3-2 formation that Piojo likes. But then again, Sneijder and Blind have ridiculous long range shots.

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  2. 3-2, all goals were crazy. Great win for Mexico who got a little revenge against the Dutch who obviously didn’t want to lose this one.

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    • This could be true, but Mexico consistently has more ‘talent’ that the U.S., but no longer dominates the series. Time will tell, but having Vela in the fold is massive for that squad. He kind of changes everything.

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      • Mexico doesn’t dominate the series but outside of CONCACAF they are considered the better team, games like this are the reason why they get more respect from bigger teams than us.

  3. Obviously going to Holland and pounding the Dutch is nothing to sneeze at, but it’s starting to look more and more like the sun is setting on the Dutch’s big three as international players…whereas the Mexicans are entering the golden years for guys like Vela, Chicharito, Dos Santos, etc.

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  4. US U20 vs Russia U21 kicked off at 9am, anyone know of a stream or play by play? I see Russia is up 1-0 looking at the Russian Football Federation website, however its all in Russian.

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