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Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary


The U.S. Women’s National Team will continue their preparation for this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio, while a packed slate of MLS and NASL matches headline the evening.

Jill Ellis and the USWNT will take on South Africa on Saturday afternoon, as both teams prepare for next month’s tournament. The U.S. rides a 13-match unbeaten streak heading into the contest.

In MLS, six matches will take place on the day, including the Seattle Sounders hosting LA Galaxy at CenturyLink Field. Elsewhere, the Vancouver Whitecaps meet the Colorado Rapids and the Philadelphia Union faces D.C. United.

The NASL Fall Season hits week two this weekend as Indy Eleven and Minnesota United do battle after strong Spring campaigns. The New York Cosmos will travel to Miami FC, as the latter looks to put its revamped roster to the test against one of the league’s top sides.

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 (Today’s TV schedule below):


3 p.m. — ESPN/ESPN Deportes/Watch ESPN/MLS Live — Seattle Sounders vs. LA Galaxy

7 p.m. — MLS Live — Philadelphia Union vs. DC United

7:30 p.m. — MLS Live —Toronto FC vs. Chicago Fire

7:30 p.m. — MLS Live —New England Revolution vs. Columbus Crew SC

10 p.m. — MLS Live —Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Colorado Rapids

10 p.m. — MLS Live — Real Salt Lake vs. Montreal Impact


7 p.m. — ESPN3/NASL Live — Jacksonville Armada vs. Puerto Rico FC

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

7:30 p.m. — beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports Connect/NASL Live — Indy Eleven vs. Minnesota United

8 p.m. — One World Sports/ESPN3/GOLTV USA/NASL Live — Miami FC vs. New York Cosmos


11:30 a.m. — ESPN3 — Inter Milan vs. Wattens


1:30 p.m. — Fox Sports 1/Fox Sports GO/Univision Deportes — United States vs. South Africa


  1. The USWNT looked like they typically do when they haven’t been together for awhile, vs
    RSA. They pass poorly and do not take advantage of the scoring opportunities which present
    themselves. Granted RSA did not allow a goal in their final 5 Olympic Qualifying matches,
    but the USA needs to keep their USWNT together from here until the Olympics if they are
    going to be the favorites. They need to run drills together so that everyone is one the same
    page when match time arrives. Their match play against RSA would not beat France when
    France brings their “A” game to the pitch. They will need to beat France in Group play if
    they want to coast into the Olympic Gold Medal Match against Germany. They could have
    benefitted with another match against RSA, while RSA was still around.


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