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Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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Manchester United can extend their impressive winning streak to seven games when they hit the road and travel to Villa Park.

Fabian Delph and Aston Villa await Louis Van Gaal’s men, as they start a difficult stretch of games at Aston Villa, home against Newcastle, and at Stoke in the next two weeks. Luckily for Man United, their offense seems to finally be finding its form, scoring two or more goals in each of their last five matches.

Manchester City meanwhile look to gain more points at the top of the table to catch Chelsea when the Citizens face Crystal Palace.

In Italy, AS Roma will attempt to continue their five-match unbeaten run in Serie A when they face rival AC Milan at the Stadio Olimpico. Roma coach Rudi Garcia will be on the bench for the match, after a two-match ban for aggressive behavior towards an official was overturned.

In France, Paris Saint-Germain can re-take the Ligue 1 lead with a victory against former champions Montpellier.

If you will be watching today’s action, or want to discuss the day’s earlier action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (Today’s schedule is after the jump):

7:15 a.m. – beIN Sports USA – Derby County vs. Norwich City

7:45 a.m. – NBCSN – Manchester City vs. Crystal Palace

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

10 a.m. – NBCSN – Aston Villa vs. Manchester United

10 a.m. – beIN Sports USA – Barcelona vs. Cordoba

10 a.m. – Premier League Extra Time – Hull City vs. Swansea

10 a.m. – Premier League Extra Time – QPR vs. West Brom

10 a.m. – Premier League Extra Time – Southampton vs. Everton

10 a.m. – Premier League Extra Time – Tottenham Hotspur vs. Burnley

10 a.m. – Premier League Extra Time – West Ham vs. Leicester City

10 a.m. – beIN Sports Connect – Ipswich Town vs. Middlesborough

11:30 a.m. – Fox Sports 2 – Cruz Azul vs. Auckland City

12 p.m. – beIN Sports en Espanol – Levante vs. Real Sociedad

12:15 p.m. – beIN Sports Connect – Nottingham Forest vs. Leeds United

12:30 p.m. – GolTV USA – Wolfsburg vs. FC Cologne

2 p.m. – beIN Sports en Espanol – Eibar vs. Valencia

2:30 p.m. – Fox Sports 2 – Real Madrid vs. San Lorenzo

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

4 p.m. – beIN Sports en Espanol – Rayo Vallecano vs. Espanyol


  1. Ooh, Rubin receives a low cross right in front of goal. Tries to delicately redirect it to far post, but puts it just inches wide. Good run, Good look, probably should have put it away.

    Utrecht dominating at the half.

  2. Aukland City just pulled ahead of Cruz Azul 1-0 seconds before halftime. Seemingly desperate boot from the back, but was right on for the forward to run on to.

  3. Guzan with the nice save to preserve the tie. was that a PK at the end for AV not called on the last play of the game? I have no replay so cannot tell but it looked like a trip from behind but that was just from my initial run of play view

  4. Any interesting action from the early games today?

    I can’t watch any soccer out on a church function.… my first religion got in the way of my second one


    • “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”
      I choose the EPL moneybags every time

      • I mean. I’ll be honest. No Hamburg manager is going to try to win that game vs Schalke. You want a draw. You aren’t going to put Green on as he would be an offensive sub.

        But no defensive sub? None at all? That’s weird.

      • lol…”world cup and champions league experience”. Good one.

        Unfortunately a cup of coffee in the Champions League and the World Cup has overshadowed an inability to earn minutes with either the USMNT or any club team higher then the Bundesliga’s 4th division.

  5. since this post already has a decidedly bundesliga flavor, y’all may want to check out a nice article by honigstein on espnfc about our “u.s. boys” there. gives a little more context behind the seasons of brooks, green, fabian, and chandler.

    • Hmm, decent read. I was pretty much aware of the situation for Green and Brooks.

      Interesting to note That Honigstein agree that Green has good potential. I don’t think he can replace Donovan but maybe should be a good winger.

      Chandler I wasn’t sure about but I saw his last game vs Hertha and he was fine. Chandler just seems to be competent while being nothing particularly special, which is fine.

  6. Finally. I was excited to see him play when he move to Hamburg but he has been injured/sick so much he has barely played. Hope he start to make some positive movement up the depth chart this year. Just want to see progress. Big or little.

    • Unfortunately, being injured/sick seems not to be the issue with Green’s lack of minutes. His lack of quality has kept him off the field for both club and country for most of the year. That being said, I hope that he does start to earn minutes with both club and country to fulfill the potential that Klinsmann has promised is there.


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