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Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary


All eyes will be on Saturday’s El Clasico.

Barcelona hosts Real Madrid at the Camp Nou, and the former will be looking to extend its sizable gap at the top of the Spanish La Liga table.

In England, Leicester City and its supporters will be keeping a close eye on the happenings at White Hart Lane. Tottenham faces a stiff test against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, as the Spurs hope to maintain pace with the English Premier League leading Foxes.

Stateside, the NASL kicks off its Spring Season, with Fort Lauderdale Strikers-Miami FC headlining action. In MLS, the Seattle Sounders look to earn their first point of the season against the Montreal Impact.

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

Enjoy the action (Check below for today’s soccer TV schedule):


5 p.m. — MLS Live — Chicago Fire vs. Philadelphia Union

8 p.m. — MLS Live — Colorado Rapids vs. Toronto FC

8:30 p.m. — MLS Live — Sporting Kansas City vs. Real Salt Lake

9 p.m. — MLS Live — FC Dallas vs. Columbus Crew

10 p.m. — MLS Live — Seattle Sounders vs. Montreal Impact

10 p.m. — MLS Live — Vancouver Whitecaps vs. LA Galaxy

10:30 p.m. — MLS Live — San Jose Earthquakes vs. D.C. United


3 p.m. — ESPN3/WatchESPN/NASL Live — Carolina RailHawks vs. Minnesota United

7 p.m. — beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports Connect/One World Sports/ESPN3/WatchESPN/NASL Live — Fort Lauderdale Strikers vs. Miami FC

7:30 p.m. — ESPN3/WatchESPN/NASL Live — Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Indy Eleven

8 p.m. — ESPN3/WatchESPN/NASL Live — Rayo OKC vs. FC Edmonton


7:45 a.m. — NBCSN/NBC Sports Live Extra/NBC Universo/NBC Deportes en Vivo Extra — Aston Villa vs. Chelsea

10 a.m. — NBCSN/NBC Sports Live Extra/NBC Universo/NBC Deportes en Vivo Extra — Arsenal vs. Watford

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

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

10 a.m. — NBC Sports Live Extra — Bournemouth vs. Manchester City

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

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

12:30 p.m. — NBC/NBC Sports Live Extra/NBC Universo/NBC Deportes en Vivo Extra — Liverpool vs. Tottenham


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

12:15 p.m. — beIN Sports Connect — Las Palmas vs. Valencia

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

4:05 p.m. — beIN Sports Connect — Celta de Vigo vs. Deportivo La Coruña


Noon — beIN Sports Connect — Carpi vs. Sassuolo

2:45 p.m. — beIN Sports Connect — Juventus vs. Empoli


9:30 a.m. — Fox Sports 2/Fox Sports Go/Fox Soccer 2Go — Bayern Munich vs. Eintracht Frankfurt

9:30 a.m. — Fox Soccer 2Go/Fox Deportes/Fox Soccer Plus — FC Ingolstadt vs. Schalke 04

9:30 a.m. — Fox Soccer 2Go — Hannover 96 vs. Hamburg SV

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

9:30 a.m. — Fox Soccer 2Go — Darmstadt 98 vs. VfB Stuttgart

12:30 p.m. — Fox Soccer 2Go — Borussia Dortmund vs. Werder Bremen


11 a.m. — beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports Connect — Paris Saint-Germain vs. Nice

2 p.m. — beIN Sports Connect — Gazélec Ajaccio vs. Saint-Étienne

2 p.m. — beIN Sports Connect — Toulouse vs. Caen

2 p.m. — beIN Sports Connect — Stade Rennes vs. Stade de Reims


7 p.m. — Univision Deportes/Univision — Cruz Azul vs. Pachuca

10:06 p.m. — NBC Universo/NBC Deportes en Vivo Extra — Club León vs. Monterrey

10:30 p.m. — Azteca America — Morelia vs. Puebla

11 p.m. — Univision Deportes — Chiapas vs. Club América


7:30 a.m. — beIN Sports Connect — Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Burnley


1:45 p.m. — Univision Deportes — AZ Alkmaar vs. PSV Eindhoven


7:30 a.m. — Fox Soccer Plus/Fox Soccer 2Go — Celtic vs. Heart of Midlothian


  1. Congrats to miazga for his first start. Did anyone watch CP22 today he looked really good and made the defender look stupid one time when he pulled the ball back when attacking one on one, that’s a quality the US needs and hopefully he is developed the right way

  2. Great games today…both liverpool v. Tottenham and Dortmund v. Werder were excellent, and on NBC and FOX proper
    Can’t beat that!
    Off to desert, the game of games, Barcelona v. Real Madrid.

  3. Gotta say, Yedlin had a great game today. He has the reputation of being defensively suspect, and in his early games at Sunderland’s he was all over the field, and not in a good way, but in his last few games he seems to pick his opportunities to go forward a lot better and is a lot more composed in defense. His growth is evident and he looked like one of Sunderland’s better players today.

    • Yea he looks miles more comfortable on the ball and in defensive positioning. Now his con is turning out to be a loose touch going forward and lack of knowledge of what to do with the ball in the attack.

      Someone needs to train him on crossing on the run, and running fastly WITH the ball rather than the knock forward and catch up technique he relies on too much. Fun to watch him grow. I am backpocket hoping for another Tottenham loans out to Stoke. Cameron and Yedlin getting club minutes for a season would be fun lol

    • Pulisic making some stuff happen out there! Caused the corner that led to the third goal & getting some good chances afterward.

    • There was a very bad Derby County team a few years ago with American Eddie Lewis running up and down the wing with very little effect. Good hustle, but no reward

  4. Miazga looked good in the first half. Nearly had an assist and defended well. Guzan nearly stopped Pato’s PK. Couldn’t blame him for either goal.

    • Was the 4th goal really Guzan’s fault? it wasn’t that hard of a shot, but he seemed fully extended to his right in a dive and parried the ball to the side, not the middle.

      • He tried to catch the ball, instead of parrying the ball off to the side. If you watch the replay, you can see him try to catch the ball which was a bad decisions considering Chelsea had players ready for any rebounds.

      • guzan probably should’ve gone with a stronger parry there–looked like he was caught between two minds trying to decide whether to parry or catch. but no, i wouldn’t say the goal was his fault, considering at least two defenders could’ve tracked pedro if they gave half a sh!t.

      • Thanks Nate. That was the point I was trying to get to. Yeah, Guzan could have done better, but to say it was a terrible keeping error – like the announcer on NBC Sports – was an overstatement. That particular color commentator – I can’t remember his name – has a habit of calling out individuals, unfairly in my opinion.

    • sorry, just got a little excited there. 1st half comments: miazga’s looked a little unsure, letting ivanovic take most of the 1v1s, but nothing too worrying. he also could’ve had an assist off a set play if not for a good save from guzan.

      also, aston villa makes chelsea look like barcelona. guzan’s a goddamn saint.

      • Why not be excited for Miazga – the first American to start for Chelsea? Great for him, a young 20 years old (right) and for american soccer. Better to be unsure against a toothless Aston Villa than,well just about any other team.

      • absolutely–just didn’t want anybody to see my comment and think he scored or something.

        and yes, looking a little tentative in your first epl match is nothing to be ashamed of; he actually didn’t do much wrong at all, just backed off a couple times when he should’ve stepped up. i thought it was a very good debut for him.

  5. Chelsea is starting a US international at centerback in a real EPL game. Yes, there are some disclaimers about the import of the game and lateness of the season. But still. How many US internationals have started at centerback in the EPL (or any good league) for a traditional power?


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