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Arsenal sit just two points behind current-English Premier League leaders Manchester City, but another true test awaits it Saturday.

Everton visits the Emirates Stadium, where the Gunners most recently pulled out an impressive 2-0 win against Bayern Munich on Tuesday. Olivier Giroud came up big in the UEFA Champions League match, but head coach Arsene Wenger is expected to use his first-choice forward in Theo Walcott. Arsenal has already had a challenging EPL schedule to date, playing Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham in the team’s first nine games.

Elsewhere, the Under-17 World Cup rolls on, and Mexico is looking to clinch first place in its group before the knockout rounds. It can do so with a win against Germany.

In the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich hosts FC Koln at Allianz Arena, and into the evening NASL action kicks off, as the Fall Season winds to a close.

If you will be watching today’s soccer, 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):

SOCCER SATURDAY

FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP

3 p.m. — Fox Sports 2/Fox Sports Go/Fox Soccer 2Go/NBC Deportes en Vivo Extra — Ecuador vs. Belgium

3 p.m. — Fox Soccer Plus/Telemundo/Fox Soccer 2Go/NBC Deportes en Vivo Extra — Mali vs. Honduras

6 p.m. — Fox Soccer Plus/Fox Soccer 2Go/NBC Deportes en Vivo Extra — Argentina vs. Australia

6 p.m. — Fox Sports 2/Fox Sports Go/Fox Soccer 2Go/NBC Deportes en Vivo Extra — Germany vs. Mexico

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

10 a.m. — NBC Sports Live Extra — West Ham United vs. Chelsea

10 a.m. — NBC Sports Live Extra — Aston Villa vs. Swansea City

10 a.m. — USA Network/NBC Sports Live Extra — Leicester City vs. Crystal Palace

10 a.m. — NBC Sports Live Extra — Norwich City vs. West Bromwich Albion

10 a.m. — NBC Sports Live Extra — Stoke City vs. Watford

12:30 p.m. — NBC/NBC Sports Live Extra — Arsenal vs. Everton

SPANISH LA LIGA

10 a.m. — beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports en Español/beIN Sports Connect — Celta de Vigo vs. Real Madrid

12:15 p.m. — beIN Sports en Español/beIN Sports Connect — Granada vs. Real Betis

2:30 p.m. — beIN Sports en Español/beIN Sports Connect — Sevilla vs. Getafe

4:05 p.m. — beIN Sports en Español/beIN Sports Connect — Málaga vs. Deportivo La Coruña

GERMAN BUNDESLIGA

9:30 a.m. — Fox Sports 2/Fox Sports Go — Bayern Munich vs. Cologne

9:30 a.m. — Fox Soccer Plus/Fox Deportes/Fox Soccer 2Go — Bayer Leverkusen vs. VfB Stuttgart

9:30 a.m. — Fox Soccer 2Go — Darmstadt 98 vs. VfL Wolfsburg

9:30 a.m. — Fox Soccer 2Go — Mainz vs. Werder Bremen

9:30 a.m. — Fox Soccer 2Go — Hannover 96 vs. Eintracht Frankfurt

12:30 p.m. — Fox Sports 2/Fox Sports Go/Fox Deportes/Fox Soccer 2Go — FC Ingolstadt vs. Hertha Berlin

ITALIAN SERIE A

9 a.m. — beIN Sports Connect — Empoli vs. Genoa

Noon — beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports Connect — Carpi vs. Bologna

2:45 p.m. — beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports Connect — Palermo vs. Inter

FRENCH LIGUE 1

11 a.m. — beIN Sports Connect — Lorient vs. Stade de Rennes

2 p.m. — beIN Sports Connect — Gazélec Ajaccio vs. Nice

2 p.m. — beIN Sports Connect — Angers vs. Guingamp

2 p.m. — beIN Sports Connect — Montpellier vs. Bastia

MEXICAN LIGA MX

6 p.m. — Univision Deportes/Univision — Club América vs. Querétaro

8 p.m. — Univision Deportes — Monterrey vs. Tijuana

9:06 p.m. — NBC Universo/NBC Deportes en Vivo Extra — Pachuca vs. Morelia

9:30 p.m. — Azteca America — Atlas vs. Guadalajara

10 p.m. — ESPN Deportes — Dorados vs. Tigres UANL

ENGLISH LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

7:30 a.m. — beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports en Español/beIN Sports Connect — Blackburn Rovers vs. Burnley

10 a.m. — beIN Sports Connect — Charlton Athletic vs. Brentford

NASL

7:30 p.m. — ESPN3/WatchESPN — Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Carolina RailHawks

7:30 p.m. — ESPN3/WatchESPN — Indy Eleven vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers

8 p.m. — ESPN3/WatchESPN — Minnesota United vs. Atlanta Silverbacks

8:30 p.m. — ESPN3/WatchESPN/One World Sports — San Antonio Scorpions vs. New York Cosmos

NCAA MEN

1 p.m. — ESPN3 — Milwaukee vs. Cleveland State

1 p.m. — ESPN3 — Green Bay vs. Northern Kentucky

7 p.m. — ESPN3 — Appalachian State vs. Georgia Southern

7 p.m. — ESPN3 — North Florida vs. Jacksonville

7 p.m. — ESPN3 — Detroit vs. Wright State

NCAA WOMEN

1 p.m. — ESPN3 — Valparaiso vs. Detroit

7 p.m. — ESPN3 — Illinois-Chicago vs. Youngstown State

7 p.m. — ESPN3 — Oakland vs. Cleveland State

7 p.m. — ESPN3 — Saint Peter’s vs. Canisius

Comments

  1. There is literally nothing green could do in the 4th division that would make me care. Hes not someone im going to pay attention to until he plays above coed rec league level.

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    • I know you are exaggerating for effect, but its probably equal to if not better than the USL. And better than the competition Jordan Morris is getting at Stanford.

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    • It is better than USL from what I can remember from a few years ago, but definitely below MLS. If you rag on that level of play, then you should question the (comparative) joke of level Jordan morris is playing at or any other player on the USL teams.

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      • The difference with morris is that he doesnt claim to be a professional. Its a bonus that he produces for the USMNT and until he makes soccer his profession we have no right to criticize his low level of competition. Green is a pro so its totally appropriate to scoff at the pick up games at the park he plays in.

  2. Julian Green with a hat trick yesterday, doubling his goal total on the year. Yeah I know it’s the Regionalliga but maybe he’s getting back on track, and can still help the U23 side to the Olympics.

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    • I don’t think Green is eligible to play for the US in the Olympics, which is why he wasn’t with the team for qualifying. Something to do with him formally playing with the German youth set up before make the one-time switch.

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      • That was the U20 World Cup he couldn’t play in because he played in the U19 Euros with Germany. I believe Green wasn’t called in because Bayern weren’t going to release him until the FIFA window was actually open. Horvath was the only player they brought in like this.

      • So Bayern felt it was that important to keep him in Germany playing in 4th division rather than getting time in qualifying? Does that say something about how they rate him?

      • Max I think that’s more a statement of how they rate Concacaf U-23 qualifying. And as I’ve said before guys who played in the World Cup generally don’t participate in U-23 qualifying, if the team makes the Olympics yes, but not qualifying. Its like starting a guy for the varsity and JV.

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