Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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Good morning all. Today is shaping up to be another one of those days where you can feel free to grab the remote and watch good soccer all day long. There are matches galore, from South America to Europe, to keep you entertained.

Where to begin? You can start with Tim Howard and Everton facing Howard's former club, Manchester United, which is the second hottest team in the world right now, behind Barcelona. You also have some entertaining South American Under-20 matches that could help you catch a glimpse of the next generation of South American stars.

Here are today's Top Five matches to watch:

  1. Everton at Manchester United. Can Tim Howard stop the red-hot Red Devils?

  2. Udinese at Napoli. Two exciting teams with more star power than you realize.

  3. West Ham at Arsenal. London derbies are always fun to watch.

  4. Uruguay vs. Brazil (Under-20). Five years from now you'll be glad you watched.

  5. Portsmouth at Fulham. Can Clint Dempsey get hot before the Mexico match?

As always, feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

The rest of today's soccer TV schedule is after the jump. Enjoy the action:


Saturday soccer TV schedule

10am- Setanta- West Ham at Arsenal

10am- FSC- Wigan at Aston Villa

11:30am- GolTV- Bayer Leverkusen at Borussia Dortmund

12:15pm- FSC- Birmingham at Sheffield Wednesday

12:30pm- FSC- Everton at Manchester United

2:30pm- FSC- Cagliari at Juventus

3:30pm- GolTV- Paraguay vs. Argentina (CONMEBOL Under-20)

4:30pm- FSC- Udinese at Napoli

5pm- Setanta- Tottenham at Bolton

5:30pm- GolTV- Uruguay vs. Brazil(CONMEBOL Under-20)

6:45pm- Setanta- West Brom at Hull

8pm- GolTV- Paraguay vs. Venezuela(CONMEBOL Under-20)

8pm- FSC- Portsmouth at Fulham

10pm- GolTV- Real Madrid vs. Numancia

11pm- FSC- Gimnasia at Independiente

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67 Responses to Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

  1. Richie B says:

    Spector will be on the bench for West Ham today.

  2. Brian B says:

    Anybody know why Steve Cherundolo isn’t starting for Hannover? It looks like the RB who started in his stead scored the opening goal in their mad… This makes me nervous.

  3. diego says:

    anybody got a link to the fulham game?

  4. Julio says:

    Dude the schedule is all wrong….Col. vs Venz play today in the Sub 20 at night the other games are on Sunday. Who screwed this up!??!??!!?

  5. adam says:

    Stevie Cherundolo is injured.

    JEMAL JOHNSON with a GOAL for MK Dons!!!

  6. Fireball says:

    Dempsey assist in first half.

  7. Chase says:

    Bradley and Szetela both started and are playing for their respective teams…

  8. Ives says:

    Julio, I took the schedule off the GolTV website. If you have the correct schedule please pass it along.

  9. Beckster says:

    Freidel with a great save to end the half.

  10. MZ says:

    cherundolo is injured. Not sure when he will be back, but he is injured. Good to see Zizzo on the bench, and bradley with a start is nice.

  11. Krista says:

    sorry diego the link i did find isn’t working. sucks.

    anyone watching MB play?

  12. milkshake of despair says:

    Extended weather forecast for Columbus: hi 50, low 33, rain

  13. Chase says:

    Bradley goes the full 90, but Monchengladbach loses again, keeping them in the cellar of the Bundesliga table…

  14. Krista says:

    holy crap! how did villa not score just then????

  15. adam says:

    Jemal Johnson scores a 2nd goal

  16. Joe says:

    Jemal Johnson with a brace.

  17. Krista says:

    wow. villa has had some great chances. this match is crazy. carew must have lost a bet or something. that hair cut is ridic.

  18. Fireball says:

    Fulham 3-0 80th minute

  19. matt says:

    i just woke up and have been watching the villa game for about 20-30 minutes. this has been friggin intense! the indirect free kick in the box and about 15 other chances villa’s had have all been turned back by wigan. so awesome.

  20. Fireball says:

    Who’s watching villa-wigan? Wigan throwing their bodies at the ball in their box. Crazy!

  21. Chase says:

    Come on Wigan, hold on!

  22. matt says:

    haha i cant belive they did it. great game.

    now it’s time for the big one of the day

  23. jddjsjsjdd says:

    Arsenal will not be in the Champions League next season. Say Hello to the CL, Mr. Friedel and Mr. Guzan.

  24. jddjsjsjdd says:

    Steve Cherundolo is a LEGEND at Hannover. Been part of the team for a decade now and still has 5 quality years in him. Just hope they can rise again and get back in UEFA Cup football.

  25. NATO says:

    I’m praying for Timmy to keep a cleansheet and for someone at Everton to score the winning goal against Man U. Liverpool needs to win to take the lead of the league. Come on Reds. Help out Everton.

  26. matt says:

    jdd: i hope you’re right. that would mean lil brad would hopefully get alot more pt and that would be awesome.

  27. ISAF says:

    Kljestan is heading to Dutch or German club this summer.

    Davies is moving up to a French or German club.

    Gooch is heading to Marseille or PSG

    Freddy Adu is probably heading back to Benfica or maybe a loan to a Dutch club.

    Things are getting done.

  28. matt says:

    come on guys i;m gonna stay on the sacha to italy bandwagon hoping him or his people religiously read the comments on sbi. SACHA TO ITALY.

  29. FRUGAL says:

    Brad Guzan is a solid no.2 for AV and should be getting tons more time as the FA Cup winds on down and the UEFA Cup turns the heat up. Though i would like him to get a loan to maybe a Championship team to get PT, i think him sticking with AV and ajusting is the best.

    Friedel is 1 of the top20 GK’s in the world. But it seems only the English or us Americans know it.

  30. HenrikSSW says:

    Nevland is a hero for Fulham. I have a feeling Zamora just lost his starting spot to him. And Dempsey shows his form again as usual. About time AJ has scored again. He hasn’t scored in the Premier League since November i believe. His 5th league goal in 20games.

  31. BarneyIWasHere says:

    If only EJ could play 15 or 20mins in the game against Arsenal, maybe he could score a goal. Sounds kinda sad but i still hold hope for that guy. If he could score some goals, he could be a possible standby for the World Cup. He has speed and he creates chances for the team. Just like Brian Ching, though neither of them can actually score against decent competition.

    Was it the game against Poland where both struggled endlessly to score against Poland? Shite.

  32. Chase says:

    Come on everton (one of the few times you will ever hear that from me…

  33. Krista says:

    why are the players wearing black armbands?

  34. matt says:

    krista: the guardian liveblog says man united is wearing them because of the anniversary of the munich air disaster but every game ive seen today both teams are wearing it so i dont know what else it is unless theyre all wearing them for that.

  35. jddjsjsjdd says:

    Bradley went the full 90 for BMG but they lost again. IT will be a long enduring season if they are going to keep from being relegated. They need a goal scorer cause Rob Friend just ain’t cutting it. 5 goals in 20 matches already.

  36. matt says:

    damn. i want united to win but tim howard is a friggin boss. what a good save.

  37. Jacob A. says:

    Remember when Tony Meola was the best goalie in the world for a day against England?

    Remember when Tim Howard was the best in the world for a day against Argentina?

    Hes on his way to a second day like that with three great reflex, close range saves already.

  38. 3Lions says:

    England has the following strikers who can be used for WC qualifying or for the WC.

    Wayne Rooney

    Peter Crouch

    Jermaine Defoe

    Darren Bent

    Gabriel Agbonlahor

    and on the periphery you have Michael Owen and Dean Ashton.

    Not too shabby. I imagine Rooney/Agbonlahor will be partnered up top with Defoe/Crouch being super subs.

  39. matt says:

    terrible offside call there. i think they screwed everton on one earlier too.

  40. puffyjrkfan says:

    Com’on Red Devils! Champions of England, Champions of Europe!

  41. salamiman says:

    Ja. and we have Altidore, Donovan, Davies, Cooper and Ching. Ching probably won’t even make it to the roster of the last few games of qualifying much less the World Cup. Davies and Cooper need more games to shake their rusty look and emerge. Davies would be a great super-sub though. Each game Altidore becomes more of the striker we truly need him to be.

  42. puffyjrkfan says:

    Everton are parking the bus in their goal. This could be a long 90 minutes…

  43. Kyle says:

    Is this a US vs England thread?

  44. 4now says:

    Is this online anywhere?

  45. Krista says:

    ugh. i want to hit ronaldo with one of his hookers.

  46. A.S. says:

    Why is it that United always get those lame penalty calls at Old Trafford? Teams have to play 11 on 12 to beat them.

  47. matt says:

    if an everton guy was tripped in the box like that would it be a penalty then? dude got beaten and left his leg out for they guy to trip on. is that not a foul?

  48. SonicDeathMonkey says:

    Krista, thats the OTHER Ronaldo.

  49. hokieunited says:

    Those saying Dolo is out with an injury…… how long? Meaning, will he be available for Mexico?

  50. Zach says:

    Tim Howard is probably the MVP for Everton.

  51. scott47a says:

    Ives,

    Why don’t you include the Mexican League games in your weekend television list?

    I don’t get Setanta or Gol TV on my Comcast. But I do get all kinds of Mexican League games on several different channels.

    Is there some reason you would avoid these? Do you not have respect for the Mexican game or something?

  52. Krista says:

    yeste for bilbao ties it up with a beautiful left foot shot.

  53. Rafael says:

    Scott47a,

    The reason I visit this site is because there isn’t any Mexican league propaganda. Check Univision.com for mexican soccer. GO USA!!

  54. zach says:

    who won everton or man u? missed the match, girlfriend took me away.

  55. Eric R says:

    Sonic, no it’s not.

  56. JC says:

    FRUGAL, Brad Friedel is a top 10 goalkeeper, probably in the 5-10 range. Who’s better? Iker, Buffon, Pepe Reina, maybe a few others..

  57. Krista says:

    ohhhh niiiice!!!! llorente with a powerful left strike to tie it up at 2-2.

    man u won on a pen in the 44th.

  58. Krista says:

    suseta with a sweet header right outside the box for bilbao to take the lead. 85th min.

  59. zach says:

    How was clint’s performance today? Did he have any close goals?

  60. Isaac says:

    Wonder if Gooch will go to France or England.

  61. Only1Keano says:

    Can we petition FSC to stop showing Proactive commercials? It’s really gotten out of control.

  62. Nicholas says:

    Dolo’s injury is considered day to day.

  63. Stanley Villa says:

    “””Bradley goes the full 90, but Monchengladbach loses again, keeping them in the cellar of the Bundesliga table…”””

    Do you think that might be the reason why Gladbach are heading straight back to the 2. Bundesliga?

    I do.

  64. Richard says:

    Napoli-Udinese 2-2 … Quagliarella with the goal of the day imo link to youtube.com

    CAGLIARI-Juventus 3-2! Forza Roma!

  65. Jamie Z. says:

    Keano,

    If I have to hear Jessica Simpson say, “Just a little dab,” one more time…

    Good lord.

  66. span says:

    Sick sick sick goal by Fabio Quagliarella in the Napoli v. Udinese game.

  67. Brett says:

    Zach – Clint was involved in two of the three goals for Fulham but I did not catch any good chances on goal from him. The first goal was a great through ball from Dempsey to Andy Johnson at the end of a good chain of 3-4 passes. The third goal Dempsey took posession outside the box and beat 3 defenders to keep posession into the box. He let a shot off that was deflected and it landed to Davies who served it to Nevland.

    Some also might not find it interesting, but i noticed today that Clint has been moved to another position. Hodgson seems to have swapped him with Davies, from RM to LM. Clint played on the left flank for the whole game. Seems like rather than look for service from the side of midfield he wants them cutting in on goal to shoot and the service to come from the backs.