Soccer Saturday: European edition (Your Running Commentary)

Good morning folks. There is plenty of soccer on the schedule today, with Spain, Italy and the Netherlands joining England and Germany in full swing. Get your popcorn (or your coffee) ready.

Here is today’s TV schedule:

  • 9:30am- GolTV- Werder Bremen at Borussia Moechengladbach
  • 9:45am- Setanta USA- Portsmouth at Everton
  • 10am- FSC- Blackburn at West Ham
  • 11:30am- GolTV- VfL Bochum at Schalke 04
  • 12:30pm- FSC- Newcastle at Arsenal
  • 2pm- GolTV- Valladolid at Espanyol
  • 2:15pm- Setanta USA- West Bromwich Albion at Bolton
  • 2:30pm- FSC- Inter Milan at Sampdoria
  • 4pm- GolTV- Mallorca at Valencia
  • 4pm- Setanta USA- Stoke City at Middlesbrough
  • 4:30pm- FSC- Palermo at Udinese
  • 7:30pm- FSC- New York Red Bulls at D.C. United
  • 7:30pm- HDNet- Los Angeles Galaxy at New England Revolution
  • 3am- FSC- Central Coast Mariners at Queensland Roar

If you are watching any of these games, or any of the games taking place today, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some updates on the action throughout Europe here.

Enjoy the action (For a full schedule of today’s games in Europe’s top leagues, go to the jump).

England

  • Bolton vs. West Brom
  • Everton vs. Portsmouth
  • Hull vs. Wigan
  • Middlesbrough vs. Stoke
  • West Ham vs. Blackburn
  • Arsenal vs. Newcastle

Spain

  • Espanyol vs. Valladolid
  • Valencia vs. Mallorca

Italy

  • Udinese vs. Palermo
  • Sampdoria vs. Inter Milan

Germany

  • Arminia Bielefeld vs. Hamburg
  • Bayer Leverksen vs. TSG Hoffenheim
  • Borussia Moenchengladbach vs. Werder Bremen
  • Energie Cottbus vs. Borussia Dortmund
  • Schalke 04 vs. VFL Bochum
  • VFL Wolfsburg vs. Eintracht Frankfurt

France

  • AS Nancy Lorraine vs. Le Havre AC
  • Caen vs. PSG
  • Grenoble vs. Monaco
  • Lorient vs. Auxerre
  • Nantes vs. Le Mans
  • Nice vs. Valenciennes
  • Marseille vs. Sochaux

Netherlands

  • Willem II vs. Ajax
  • Roda JC vs. FC Twente
  • FC Utrecht vs. PSV Eindhoven
  • NEC Nijmegen vs. DeGraafschap

Portugal

  • Benfica vs. Porto
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34 Responses to Soccer Saturday: European edition (Your Running Commentary)

  1. kyle says:

    Hull getting thumped by Wigan. Down 2-0 in the 13th.

  2. soccerpruim says:

    Defoe scores for Pompey

  3. soccerpruim says:

    Convey didn’t start for Reading s***.. Simek not dressed for Wednesday… EJ on the bench in Cardiff.. Jemal Johnson on bench for MK.. Whitbread starting for Millwall…

  4. soccerpruim says:

    Szetela starting for Brescia..

  5. soccerpruim says:

    U.S. hopeful Subotic scores for Borussia

  6. Ossington Mental Youth says:

    Christ Bremen look dismal and this is coming from a Bremen supporter. If we continue to play like that we will out of the CL in the group stages and not even come close to winning the league

  7. soccerpruim says:

    Does anyone know if Goltv will be back on with DishNetwork. that’s the main reason i got dishnetwork instead of comcast because comcast doesnt carry goltv in my area. Now dishnetwork doesnt have a contract with goltv anymore and I don’t know if they are trying to work it out.

  8. Cosmos Forever says:

    I know that West Ham’s up 2-1 in the first half, but they are going to be terrible this year. Slow leaky defense and hardly any skilled players. I still don’t understand the folks that call for Ashton to have a place on the England team.

  9. soccerpruim says:

    Ashton will hopefully score 15+ goals this year. For my fantasy teams sake I’m kinda depending on him to have a decent year.

  10. Johnny says:

    “U.S. hopeful Subotic scores for Borussia”

    -soccerpruim

    This probably should say

    German national team hopeful scores for Borussia

  11. Johnny says:

    Does anyone know if Goltv will be back on with DishNetwork

    Their website states that there will ne no resolution with dish network and if you want gol TV you should switch providers.

  12. soccerpruim says:

    well I hope he is US maybe not him.. Dishnetwork sucks.. i called and said I wanted to cancel and shouldn’t have to pay the cancellation fee because they dropped channels that i signed the contract for and they said there is anything they can do

  13. Joe D says:

    Danny Szetela is playing with Brescia right now on RAI International! Brescia is currently down 1-0 to Empoli in the 2nd Half.

  14. Joe D says:

    GOAL BRESCIA!! 1-1

    scored by Caracciolo

  15. Erik Abarca says:

    Is that Howard’s fault?

  16. Joe D says:

    oh well, Empoli scored again. 2-1, goal by Vannucchi

    at least I got to see Szetela pull the ball out of the back of the net…

  17. mikeK says:

    The irony is, Subotic scored to give his team the win on the road… Sigh…

  18. Dannyc58 says:

    Cosmos Forever,

    You either hate West Ham, or don’t understand football. Your post could not have been further from reality.

  19. Dannyc58 says:

    soccerpruim,

    Comcast should have GolTV, you just have to pay the $4.99 per month for the Sports Tier.

  20. Luis says:

    Im kind of happy Naven scored but then again im not. If he decides for germany, who does he have to compete with for a spot??

  21. A.S. says:

    That was a cheap handball on Newcastle. There can’t be intent if you aren’t even looking at the ball. Shouldn’t have been given.

  22. ManicMessiah says:

    Arsenal go up 1-0 against Newcastle on a penalty be van Persie, the penalty given on a unintentional handball in the box.

    It’s a harsh penalty in my view, as the player was turning away at the time. Still, they had another penalty shout earlier in the game, so I don’t complain too too much.

  23. ManicMessiah says:

    Given with a GREAT save to stop van Persie from scoring on a free kick.

    Arsenal have been awarded 2 free kicks in great position on what is, in my opinion, minimal contact.

  24. Kevin says:

    Why are Stoke playing Birmingham? I’m not a huge follower of European soccer, but I do know the Birmingham were relegated last season, and Stoke promoted.

  25. Eugene T says:

    Fantastic work by Arsenal results in two more goals – one by Van Persie for the brace, and another by Denilson. Arsenal are playing beautiful football.

    3-0 Gunners with about ten minutes to go, and the deficit would be much greater if not for some impressive saves by Shay Given. (“There’s only one…”)

  26. Zheri says:

    For the LAST time, Subotic is NOT, I repeat, not eligible for Germany now or in the future!

  27. fig says:

    Zheri,

    Subotic has a chance of becoming eligible for the German NT.

    Pay attention. ;)

  28. Zheri says:

    @fig

    You pay attention. He’s not eligible due to Fifa rules. At the time he appeared for the US Youth National Team he was eligible for Serbia, Bosnia, and the US of A. You cannot switch to a team you were not eligible for when you appeared for another NT. Hence, his options are the US, Serbia and Bosnia.

  29. Richard says:

    looks like no one said anything about the brescia game after the 2-1 score but danny had a left footed shot from outside the 18 in the 91st minute, but put it a little high… They tied it 2 minutes later so a good finish to a good game. 2-2

  30. Richard says:

    Near the bottome of http://www.channelsurfing.net, there is a link to the game – it says its only for internet explorer fyi…

  31. Richard says:

    oops, posted in the wrong page… sorry

  32. fig says:

    @zheri,

    YOU pay attention, you big poopyhead! ;)

    Subotic may become eligible for the German Nats on a technicality. This has already been discussed previously and you should know that by now.

    The end!!!

    Nyah nyah nyah!

    Pbbbsfffffst!

  33. irene says:

    EJ needs to score this weekend. Help his confidence going into the upcoming internationals against Cuba and T&T

  34. span says:

    EJ needs to get a pulse.