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Despite a strong start to the 2015-16 English Premier League season, Arsenal is struggling to hold onto a UEFA Champions League qualification spot as the campaign comes to a close.

The Gunners host West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates Stadium in a must-win situation on Thursday. A third- or fourth-place finish is most likely for Arsenal with only five games remaining in the season, but West Brom will be looking to make the Gunners’ season worse. Manchester United continues to climb up the EPL table, and another loss for Arsenal could lead the club to a fifth-place finish or worse.

Elsewhere, AC Milan takes on Carpi in the Italian Serie A, while Real Sociedad-Getafe headlines action in Spain.

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 below):


2:45 p.m. — NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Deportes En Vivo Extra, NBCSN — Arsenal vs. West Bromwich Albion


2:30 p.m. — beIN Sports Connect, beIN Sports en Espanol — Real Sociedad vs. Getafe

3 p.m. — beIN Sports Connect, beIN Sports en Espanol — Granada vs. Levante


2:45 p.m. — beIN Sports Connect, beIN Sports — AC Milan vs. Carpi


8:45 p.m. — Fox Deportes, Fox Soccer 2GO — River Plate vs. Trujillanos

8:45 p.m. — Fox Soccer 2GO — The Strongest vs. Sao Paulo


  1. Bedoya- @CarliLloyd on twitter
    Carli, huge fan. Just curious. Would you give up your guaranteed salary + benefits for same bonus structure as men

    Bedoya not afraid to mix it up

    • Not that I disagree with Bedoya about this issue, but it seems more like Wambach grudge-holding than anything. Why get involved? Will this effect how USMNT players get paid? If the women want a different pay structure, great, go for it … they aren’t attacking the men players, they’re wanting a change in their revenue system. This just seems like fighting a battle of public opinion that has nothing to do with Bedoya. I find it weird when who he’s trying to put down represents US Soccer as well. I’m fine if people don’t like certain players on the women’s team, I understand that, but implying the USWNT don’t know what’s best for them as a whole is hella condescending.

      I think you support your fellow player, at least publicly, in their struggle for what they want. At least if it doesn’t mess with your business at all.

      • The women coming out with comments like ” the men get paid more to just show up then we do to win tournaments” I’m sure didn’t sit well with a few players. With that said I agree why get involved. Bedoya had to know he’d catch some heat for this after the whole Wambach thing recently.

      • Surely he originally commented due to the “foreigner” comments but this one seems straightforward. The women’s team, per their cba they worked out, make a base salary, 75 or 100k I believe, and game incentives. These game incentives are lower which leads some to think “hey! That’s not fair!” BUT when you factor in the fact that the men’s cba dictates that the men get NO BASE SALARY but higher game incentives to compensate. That’s all bedoya is pointing out. There was an article (can’t remember where) that layers all of this out. If u add up the incentives for let’s say 11 games in a year (an average number for a nter) then the numbers come to essentially the same more or less.

        So for the record, I want both genders to receive fair compensation. The hidden fact is that they pretty much already do. Misleading facts cause some to say it’s not fair pay. But the compensation-to-revenue ratio has always been comparable.

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