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Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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By RYAN TOLMICH

With domestic competitions taking centerstage in both Spain and England, Wednesday’s action is highlighted by tournament play.

In England, the Capital One Cup resumes with a pair of contests, highlighted by a battle of Premier League sides when Tottenham takes on Newcastle. Meanwhile, Liverpool look to shake off a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester United with a trip to Championship side Bournemouth.

The Copa del Rey also continues Wednesday with six matches, which include a meeting between Real Sociedad and Real Oviedo, Getafe’s visit to Eibar and a clash between Cordoba and Granada.

In addition, Borussia Dortmund take on Wolfsburg in Bundesliga play, while San Lorenzo meets Auckland City in the Club World Cup.

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

Enjoy the action.

2:00 p.m. – beIN Sports en Espanol – Espanyol vs. Deportivo Alaves

2:00 p.m. – beIN Sports Connect – Levante vs. Albacete

2:00 p.m. – beIN Sports Connect – Eibar vs. Getafe

2:00 p.m. – GOLTV USA – Borussia Dortmund vs. Wolfsburg

2:20 p.m. – Fox Sports 2 – San Lorenzo vs. Auckland City

2:45 p.m. – beIN Sports USA – Bournemouth vs. Liverpool

2:45 p.m. – beIN Sports Connect – Tottenham vs. Newcastle

4:00 p.m. – beIN Sports Connect – Cordoba vs. Granada

4:00 p.m. – beIN Sports Connect – Villareal vs. Cadiz

4:00 p.m. – beIN Sports Connect – Real Sociedad vs. Real Oviedo

Comments

  1. Fabian Johnson rotting on the Gladbach bench. He fell off from his World Cup form and looked terrible in recent US friendlies. Needs to find playing time.

    Reply
      • ASN reported a few weeks back that FJ had been trying to recover from a nagging injury. and now he has the flu according to his club. it’s too bad.

      • how’s he playing? all i see about Chandler are retweets from Doyle from a guy who thinks Chandler isn’t a Bundesliga player. but given Doyle has a negative bias towards Chandler, i can’t take it seriously. that’s like asking Jimmy Conrad for an honest assessment of JK.

        and for the record, i like Doyle and Conrad. but they both have an agenda when it comes to Chandler and JK, respectively. always quick to point out the negatives, never mentioning the positives.

      • None of the goals seem have involved Chandler. Of Frankfurts 2 Fullbacks he seems the more competent one. The other just tired to give away a goal with terrible backpass.

        And yes Doyle is crazy biased. On the verge of being blinded by it.

      • 3rd set piece goal by Berlin now. I dunno why that guy fouled the Berlin player Chandler had the route to the inside covered…

      • thanks. yeah man, for a guy who is supposed to be a “numbers” guy providing unbiased analysis, he really misses the mark on some players. this guy use to RIP Jones a new one and talk about how much Beckerman was simply because he disliked Jones.

        certain players he just can’t get past his own bias. always has something to say when Chandler plays poorly and NEVER mentions the times he plays well.

      • It’s important to remember he is a paid MLS hype man. Now that Jones is in the MLS is he is beloved. Before he was “terrible.”

        You really can’t pay attention to anyone who works for the MLS in regards to the national team. They have a very big agenda to push and like you said Doyle chooses to focus on the negatives.

        Chandler is very mediocre but for depth? He is fine.

      • yeah for sure, i get that. and he ate a ton of crow after the World Cup, so that was great to see.

        it just is a bummer when he can’t even have an honest conversation about a player he doesn’t like. regardless of where they play. with Chandler, he’s not even being compared to an MLS player. it’s just, “nah, he is terrible,” and yet when you look at Chandler’s Opta stats, he’s not terrible. he just isn’t great either. like you said, he’s depth. oh well.

      • what do you know…Chandler wins the free kick that sets up the equalizer.

        earlier, Chandler teed up Meier nicely but a good save stopped the goal.

      • The Chandler we saw (or more accurately did not see) in the World Cup and during the run up to it looked some measure off the guy he was the first few times he played for the USMNT.

        He looked tentative which, given his situation, makes sense. And there is nothing more guaranteed to slow you down than uncertainty.

        Hopefully he will get back to his best.

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