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Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary


The club soccer scene is back in full swing on Saturday as teams throughout Europe return to action following the international break.

Several of the Premier League’s heavy hitters collide on Saturday, headlined by a clash between Chelsea and reigning champions Leicester City. Manchester City hosts Everton in one of the more exciting matchups, while Bob Bradley leads Swansea City for the first time in a match against Arsenal.

In Germany, Bayern Munich takes on Eintracht Frankfurt in a match that could include Julian Green and Timmy Chandler, while Fabian Johnson’s Borussia Monchendladbach takes on Bobby Wood and Hamburg.

Elsewhere, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are all in action, while Liga MX and NASL action headline the evening’s schedule.

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):


7:30 a.m. — NBCSN/NBC Sports Live Extra/NBC Universo/Telemundo Deportes en Vivo — Chelsea vs. Leicester City

10 a.m. — NBCSN/NBC Sports Live Extra/NBC Universo/Telemundo Deportes en Vivo — Manchester City vs. Everton

10 a.m. — NBC Sports Live Extra/Telemundo Deportes en Vivo — Arsenal vs. Swansea City

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

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

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

12:30 p.m. — NBC Sports Live Extra/NBC Universo/Telemundo Deportes en Vivo — Crystal Palace vs. West Ham United


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

9:30 a.m. — Fox Sports 2/Fox Sports Go/Fox Deportes/Fox Soccer 2Go — Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. Hamburg SV

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

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

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

12:30 p.m. — Fox Deportes/Fox Soccer 2Go — Werder Bremen vs. Bayer Leverkusen


10:15 a.m. — beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports en Español/beIN Sports Connect — Barcelona vs. Deportivo La Coruña

12:30 p.m. — beIN Sports en Español/beIN Sports Connect — Atlético Madrid vs. Granada

2:45 p.m. — beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports en Español/beIN Sports Connect — Real Betis vs. Real Madrid


6 p.m. — Univision Deportes — Chiapas vs. Monterrey

8 p.m. — Univision Deportes — Tigres UANL vs. Necaxa

8 p.m. — Telemundo/NBC Universo/Telemundo Deportes en Vivo — Pachuca vs. Santos Laguna

8 p.m. — Azteca America — Morelia vs. Cruz Azul

10 p.m. — Univision/Univision Deportes — Club América vs. Tijuana


12:30 p.m. — beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports Connect — Aston Villa vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers


7 p.m. — One World Sports/ESPN3/WatchESPN — Jacksonville Armada vs. New York Cosmos

7:30 p.m. — beIN Sports en Español/beIN Sports Connect — Indy Eleven vs. Carolina RailHawks


6 p.m. — ESPN3/WatchESPN — Evansville vs. Loyola-Chicago

7 p.m. — ACC Network/WatchESPN — NC State vs. Pittsburgh

7 p.m. — ACC Network/WatchESPN — Louisville vs. Wake Forest

7 p.m. — ESPN3/WatchESPN — Cleveland State vs. Illinois-Chicago

7 p.m. — ESPN3/WatchESPN — Indiana-Wesleyan vs. Taylor

7 p.m. — ESPN3/WatchESPN — St. John’s vs. Butler

7 p.m. — SEC Network +/WatchESPN — Kentucky vs. Old Dominion

7 p.m. — SEC Network +/WatchESPN — South Carolina vs. UAB

8 p.m. — ESPN3/WatchESPN — Missouri State vs. Drake

8 p.m. — ESPN3/WatchESPN — Bradley vs. Central Arkansas


1 p.m. — ESPN3/WatchESPN — Detroit Mercy vs. Cleveland State

1 p.m. — ESPN3/WatchESPN — Canisius vs. Iona

3 p.m. — ACC Network/WatchESPN — NC State vs. Florida State

3 p.m. — ESPN3/WatchESPN — Milwaukee vs. Wright State

5 p.m. — ACC Network/WatchESPN — Wake Forest vs. Boston College

7 p.m. — ESPN3/WatchESPN — Oakland vs. Green Bay


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


  1. A couple things of note nobody mentioned.

    North Carolina’s own Bjorn Maars Johnsen scored his first goal for Hearts

    Rafa Benitez that rec league quality manager played Yedlin at RM off the bench

    Matt Miazga got his first start for Vitesse

  2. What formation did Bayern start in today? I missed the match but the lineup sheet says Lewandowski was used as a sub.

    Their official team sheet only lists two center forwards: Lewandowski and Green. Just curious of Green was kept out for a tactical change or is their second best CF not good enough to crack the eleven ahead of a slew of midfielders and wingers.

    • Muller was listed in the center, he tends to play as more a false #9, but I was on the road and didn’t see the match. You have to remember Green played Tuesday night. Even if he took the red eye to Munich, he’s no good to even start to think about training until Thursday.

  3. Chandler playing well for Frankfurt in the 1st half against Bayern. Has had a couple of good crosses and a nice shot on goal that bounced off the far post.

    Green on the bench for Bayern….hopefully he’ll see some minutes today.

    • Chandler having a fantastic game vs Bayern. Full of confidence. Defending well, attacking a lot, and getting most of his crosses into dangerous spots in the box. If he plays anywhere close to this, I don’t mind him over Yedlin for the qualifiers.

  4. Fabian in the starting XI for Monchengladbach Vs. Hamburg. Hamburg reduced to 10 men after 25 minutes, but Monchen can’t convert the PK.


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