Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

 

The door has been left open for Manchester City, and today will determine whether the Citizens are serious about taking full advantage.

Manchester United's 4-4 tie with Everton early this morning means Manchester City can close the gap atop the English Premier League standings to three points with a win against Wolverhampton today. Roberto Mancini's men have hit a strong run of form lately and could draw even closer to their neighbors ahead of the Manchester Derby.

In Italy, Juventus is trying to move closer to a Serie A title, but a showdown against Roma won't be easy as the Romans have Champions League aspirations to keep alive.

If you will be watching today's action, or want to talk about the games from the early morning, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (Today's TV Schedule is after the jump):

TODAY'S SOCCER ON TV

10 a.m. - ESPN3.com - Racing Santander vs. Athletic Bilbao

10:30 a.m. - ESPN3.com - Ajax vs. Groningen

11 a.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Wolverhampton vs. Manchester City

11 a.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer2Go - Liverpool vs. West Brom

11 a.m. - FoxSoccer2Go - Paris St. Germain vs. Sochaux

11 a.m. - FoxSoccer2Go - Ajaccio vs. Nancy

11:30 a.m. - ESPN3.com - Hannover 96 vs. Freiburg

12 p.m. - GOLTV - Atletico Madrid vs. Espanyol

1 p.m. - Univision - Pumas UNAM vs. Jaguares

2:45 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Juventus vs. Roma

3:15 p.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer2Go - Lyon vs. Lorient

3:30 p.m. - GOLTV - Valencia vs. Real Betis

5 p.m. - Azteca America - Puebla vs. America

6 p.m. - ESPN2 - D.C. United vs. New York Red Bulls

6 p.m. - GOLTV - Belgrano vs. Boca Juniors

 

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34 Responses to Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

  1. g? says:

    Howard with a great save at the death to help win the point, and Jozy scored on a powerful header against VVV.
    Woo!

  2. g? says:

    I remember one of the earlier ‘weekend rewind’ posts from this season, where Jozy, Clint, and one other American scored, and everyone was stoked at how great the weekend was for Americans.
    Now it’s fairly commonplace-the did not dress issue is much less.

    Let the good times roll!

  3. Isaac says:

    ….I can’t tell if that’s a V and a W or a W and a V or a zigzag or some sort of letter my Kindergarten teacher fudged…

  4. Isaac says:

    True stuff. Can’t wait to see how Jozy and Clint do together/off of one another with Landon lurking somewhere in the midfield to provide some decent service. He’ll probably go left with Chandler on the right, at least, that’s what I hope for.

  5. g? says:

    It’s obviously VVV :P
    “Venlose Voetbal Vereniging”
    Best name ever…

  6. David J S says:

    City are officially back in the driver’s seat in the Premiership!! Hopefully the lads don’t feel the pressure like we did 6 weeks ago… Should be a great run in for the neutrals though!

  7. leftcoastmetro says:

    Does anyone have a link for the AZ Alkmaar game?

  8. g? says:

    Over, AZ won 2-1 thanks to Jozy’s winner.

    In Genoa, the Ultras invaded the pitch, and for the last ~20 minutes, the captain and a few other players/club officials have been negotiating with them. Weird, weird stuff. The Ultras demanded all the players’ shirts.

  9. Michael Stypulkoski says:

    They are? Even if City take all three points from Wolves, they’re still three behind United. Doesn’t look like any driver’s seat I’ve ever seen!

  10. data from star trek says:

    seriously?

    Jozy has his 15th league goal of the season and won MotM

  11. MemRook says:

    With a game at Etihad against ManU on the 30th! So glad the title race is still interesting. Thank God!

  12. g? says:

    Yeah ‘they aren’t fit to represent Genoa.’ The keeper is refusing and is arguing with a mob of fans.
    Looks like they’ll play on, with ~35 minutes of added time…

    Looking it up on Gazzetta, MB90 was MotM in yesterday’s game.

  13. Kevin_Amold says:

    They may not be in the “drivers seat” but I guess they do pretty much control their destiny, which is what I think the original poster meant.

  14. Eric says:

    Anyone know if ESPN3 will also cover the DC/NY game?

  15. DaveInSLO says:

    It looks like Man City spent a little too much energy celebrating Everton’s draw this morning and left little for the small formality of their own game against Wolves.

  16. KC says:

    Jermain Jones is such a disgrace to football.

  17. MemRook says:

    My undefeated men’s team, Motrin FC, has a must-win game against VFC, who are 3 points back, today at 1. We’ve already tied them earlier in the season 2-2 so if we can get the win and put some separation between us we’re almost guaranteed the division championship. We’ve got another team, Dynasty, breathing down our necks level on points with VFC right now. So we MUST win.

    And no guys, sorry to say I couldn’t find any links for today’s big showdown.

  18. thedude says:

    Yes

  19. DaveInSLO says:

    This is really pathetic by City. I thought they would come out with a clear sense of purpose and instead they’re staggering around Molineux like a bunch to drunks. Do they have something better to do today than play football?

  20. abc says:

    Sigh… what did he do this time?

  21. Michael Stypulkoski says:

    I understand, but since Man U also control their own destiny, and are ahead by three points, I’d say United are still in good position. Just giving David a hard time. haha

  22. Bill says:

    Nice, but u really should post a stream next time

  23. Tony in Quakeland says:

    Jozy….6 to go. Get a hat trick next week! Make it exciting!

  24. g? says:

    If he scores 26 though, your prediction becomes bunk. Just saying…

  25. CroCajun says:

    Tony in Quakeland for the 2011-2012 season’s SBI Poster D’Or award.

  26. TomG says:

    Jozy was very physical today, Defenders bouncing off of him like Joba Chamberlain on a trampoline. No flopping today. The only downside was a couple of posts on marketable shots. The second, a header, he probably should have buried: a contested one from close range that he didn’t get cleanly but possibly should have. Granted there was a defender draped all over him, and he did a nice job of out muscling and elevating over his mark, but his aerial game remains a bit of a work in progress. I think he is getting better though!

  27. TomG says:

    Makeable shots, not marketable. Damn you autocorrect!

  28. MemRook says:

    Update:

    Motrin 3 – VFC 0

    Y’all missed a hell of a game haha. 2 more points from 2 games and we’re champs!

  29. MemRook says:

    Anyone Fulham fans in here? Can we pretty please talk about how this season is shaping up in the home stretch? Results couldn’t have favored Fulham better today: Liverpool lose (baggies are close but fulham have a game in hand) and Everton only one point with a tie to ManU today (btw, WHAT a game!!!).

    Fulham can potentially finish 7th! After the horrid start we had to the season I’d say that’s an accomplishment. And who’s to thank? Yep, you guessed it: Bryan Ruiz. Ha! Just kidding, DEUUUUUUUUCE. What a beast. What a beast season. Is Fulham going to lose Dempsey? Probably. Does Dempsey deserve to be called a Fulham legend? Hells yes. I think so. What a season. He’s Arsenal’s RVP in that he carried the whole team all season.

    Where Arsenal and Fulham would be without RVP and Fulham, well it’s a lot worse. Arsenal probably in 10th and Fulham battling relegation. Come on you Whites! 3 more games (tough games to be sure) but winnable. Lets go boys! Whew. I’m pumped. Can you tell?

  30. tom says:

    I saw that Acerbi was given Motm.

  31. Herb says:

    Why does city win if city andMU are tied in points?
    Is it gd or head to head?

  32. MemRook says:

    From BPL website:

    If two or more teams have equal points the following tiebreakers shall be employed: Goal Difference, Goals scored, Play-off at neutral venue (champion or relegation places only).

    I guess head-to-head doesn’t factor at all. Weird. I would have though that’d be the first tiebreaker. So yes, ManCity on goal differential

  33. Kevin_Amold says:

    COYW