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Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary


The games might already be underway, but Saturday still has an action-packed schedule to offer.

One of the day’s most interesting matches will take place in Spain, as Barcelona visits Valencia. New Valencia head coach Gary Neville will not be officially on the sidelines for the match, but will be watching from the stands as his struggling club tries to slow down Leo Messi, Neymar, and the rest of Barcelona’s star-studded lineup.

Another intriguing bout is between Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg, as the second- and third-placed clubs in the German Bundesliga square off. Wolfsburg has the advantage of playing at home, but will need to find a way to stymie the red-hot Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

In the mood for some college action? You are in luck. Stanford and Wake Forest meet at night, with U.S. Men’s National Team striker Jordan Morris trying to lead the Cardinal to its latest victory.

The full schedule for today’s games is below. 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.

Enjoy the action.



7:45 a.m. — NBCSN/NBC Sports Live Extra/NBC Universo — Stoke City vs. Manchester City

10 a.m. —NBCSN/NBC Sports Live Extra/NBC Universo — Manchester United vs. West Ham United

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

10 a.m. — NBC Sports Live Extra — Arsenal vs. Sunderland

10 a.m. — NBC Sports Live Extra — West Bromwich Albion vs. Tottenham Hotspur

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

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

12:30 p.m. — NBC/NBC Sports Live Extra — Chelsea vs. Bournemouth


10 a.m. — beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports en Español/beIN Sports Connect — Real Madrid vs. Getafe

12:15 p.m. — beIN Sports en Español/beIN Sports Connect — Granada vs. Atlético Madrid

2:30 p.m. — beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports en Español/beIN Sports Connect — Valencia vs. Barcelona

4 p.m. — beIN Sports en Español/beIN Sports Connect — Deportivo La Coruña vs. Sevilla

4:05 p.m. — beIN Sports Connect — Real Betis vs. Celta de Vigo


9 a.m. — RAI Internazionale — Torino vs. Roma

2:45 p.m. — RAI Internazionale/beIN Sports Connect — Inter vs. Genoa


9:30 a.m. — Fox Sports 1/Fox Sports Go/Fox Soccer 2Go — Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. Bayern Munich

9:30 a.m. — Fox Sports 2/Fox Sports Go/Fox Deportes/Fox Soccer 2Go — Hertha Berlin vs. Bayer Leverkusen

9:30 a.m. — Fox Soccer 2Go — Ingolstadt vs. Hoffenheim

9:30 a.m. — Fox Soccer 2Go — Hamburg vs. Mainz 05

9:30 a.m. — Fox Soccer 2Go — Cologne vs. Augsburg

12:30 p.m. — Fox Sports 2/Fox Sports Go/Fox Soccer 2Go — VfL Wolfsburg vs. Borussia Dortmund


11 a.m. — beIN Sports Connect — Lyon vs. Angers


10 a.m. — beIN Sports Connect — Burnley vs. Preston North End


10 a.m. — Fox Soccer 2Go — Northampton Town vs. Northwich Victoria

10 a.m. — Fox Soccer 2Go — Stourbridge vs. Eastleigh


7:30 a.m. — Fox Soccer 2Go/Fox Soccer Plus — Dundee vs. Aberdeen


7 p.m. — ESPN3 — Stanford vs. Wake Forest


  1. Brooks nearly scored a brace in that game. Had the keeper not made a good save he would have had two
    I think the best thing today, was how Cameron played as a DM. He was pivotal in shutting down MC today.

  2. only caught the last 20 minutes of arsenal-sunderland, but yedlin looked like a bystander for the most part. i do like that he’s playing wingback, since i think that’s his ideal role.

    • to clarify: “bystander” in the sense that he looked lost out there. he certainly did enough running, just to not much effect.

    • I only saw the second half as well but id say yedlin was 70% great, 10% bad and 20% ball watching lol. His main problems that I see are once he’s defending in his own box he allows the attacker too much space. He made quite a few tackles and clearances, including a goal saving one off the line but also kinda was at fault for 2 if not all 3 goals. If he can cut out the ball watching I think he will develop nicely.


      • I just watched the 15 minute highlight over at timesoccer (which is a sketchy site), and thought the same. Way too much ball-gazing from Yedlin. He was only involved in one dangerous attack, with a really good run, but he sent the shot over the goal. Although he did have to rush the attempt with his right foot as a defender was closing him down. Finally and most worryingly, there were a few players on Sunderland that seemed to stop giving it their full effort in the final minutes, and Yedlin was one of them.

        It looks like Cech is still a top 3 goal keeper in the world. Smart, focused, quick as ever; Petr Cech putting on his usual masterclass.

  3. fabian also with the initial pass on gladbach’s first goal. was dangerous throughout.

    also, that was an amazing game. both teams just flat-out attacked the whole time.

  4. Entertaining Stoke? Oh, yes, Gome are the kick and run days of Pulis.
    F. Johnson with a goal against previously undefeated giants Bayern Munchen. Quick, sign him up in MLS. that worked great for bradley, dempsey.

    • Clint had the most goals for the US, this year then he ever has in his career, with 9 actually. Had just as good of a World Cup last year that he ever had. Just don’t see this drop off or where he would have been better honestly.


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