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Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

Photo by Eric Bolte/USA Today Sports
Photo by Eric Bolte/USA Today Sports

The Olympics in Rio 2016 kick off their games on Wednesday with women’s soccer, even before the opening ceremony and the lighting of the torch. However, the day is set to be chock full of plenty of club team action as well.

Olympic hosts Brazil face off against China in the first round of games. Two worthy contenders in France and Colombia are set to clash, as well as Germany taking on Zimbabwe.

Only one MLS game is on the schedule on Wednesday with Real Salt Lake visiting Toronto FC. The home side will look to utilize Sebastian Giovinco’s fantastic form of late to win another three points at BMO Field.

The International Champion’s Cup continues tonight with two continental clashes. First Bayern Munich will look to match up with Real Madrid. Then later, AC Milan and Chelsea will go toe to toe, both teams looking to bounce back from disappointing 2015/2016 seasons.

The CONCACAF Champion’s League kicked off on Tuesday, and that action continues on Wednesday as both the New York Red Bulls and Portland Timbers begin their group stage runs.

Week 6 of the NASL Fall Season starts Wednesday, beginning with Indy Eleven hosting the Jacksonville Armada. NASL action then continues with Puerto Rico FC visiting top-three Minnesota United.

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):


6 p.m. — MLS  Live — Toronto FC vs. Real Salt Lake


2 p.m. — USA/NBC Sports Live Extra — Brazil vs. China

4 p.m. — USA/NBC Sports Live Extra — Zimbabwe vs. Germany

6 p.m. — NBCSN – U.S. Women’s National Team vs. New Zealand

8 p.m. — NBCSN/NBC Sports Live Extra — France vs. Colombia


6:30 p.m. — ESPN2/ESPN Deportes TV — Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid

8 p.m. — ESPN2/ESPN Deportes TV — Milan vs. Chelsea


7 p.m. — Univision Deportes — W Connection vs. Pumas

8 p.m. — UDN — New York Red Bulls vs. Antigua

9 p.m. — Univision Deportes/FOX Play Latin America — Don Bosco vs. Monterrey

10 p.m. — Galavision — Portland Timbers vs. Dragon


6:30 p.m. — CBS Sports Network/NASL Live — Indy Eleven vs. Jacksonville Armada

7 p.m. –NASL Live– Minnesota United vs. Puerto Rico

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