Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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By MICHAEL KLINE

Today’s soccer action is kicked off in Rome, where the Coppa Italia Final will see local rivals AS Roma and Lazio square off in an intense battle for cup glory and a spot in next season’s Europa League.

American midfielder Michael Bradley and Roma have the opportunity to claim the club’s tenth Coppa Italia cup trophy, which would move Roma ahead of Juventus as the competition’s most successful club.

Thwarting Vladimir Petković and Lazio will be no easy task, however, with the Biancocelesti having taken four points from their two previous meetings with Roma this season.

Later in the day, Real Sociedad will host Real Madrid in an ongoing battle to qualify for the Champions League.

Sociedad currently sit tied on points with Valencia for the last Champions League spot in Spain, and a loss against Madrid will be a massive blow to their European dreams.

Valencia, meanwhile, will welcome Granada to the Mestalla Stadium, who happens to be one of the bottom five clubs in the Spanish top division.

If you will be watching today’s action, 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

SUNDAY

12pm – beIN Sport – Roma vs. Lazio

2pm – beIN Sport en Español – Real Sociedad vs. Real Madrid

2pm – beIN Sport – Espanyol vs. Barcelona

3:30pm – NBC Sports Network – Sporting Kansas City vs. Houston Dynamo

5pm – Univision Deportes – New York Red Bulls vs. Columbus Crew

9pm – Univision – América vs. Cruz Azul

11pm – ESPN2 – Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders

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22 Responses to Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

  1. Alex says:

    Bradley in the starting 11

  2. John Lowe says:

    Too bad I am stuck at work. I would love to watch Roma vs. Lazio :(

  3. Ben says:

    Alright, a yank in another Cup final.

  4. Shark says:

    Broadcast under way….Michael in the starting 11 for Roma…of course…:)

  5. Ben says:

    Choppy early in the first 5

  6. Ben says:

    Oh Bradley, close, had to hesitate to wait for the ball and just went wide.

  7. beachbum says:

    what a chance for MB there, darted late into the box smartly to pick up a loose ball and operated for an angled shot far post but a yard wide

  8. Shark says:

    Michael getting kudos from the announcers in the first 15 minutes….great to hear….

  9. Tony in Quakeland says:

    Any streams? My DirecTV is acting all screwy

  10. Jon says:

    Lazio getting the better of this one late in the half.

  11. Clyde Frog says:

    O Brasileiro starts today! Woo-hoo! Well, actually it started yesterday with 3 matches. But everyone else plays their first match today, including Freddy and Bahia who play away at newly promoted Criciuma at 4PM local time.

  12. Shark says:

    Michael with a more than solid first half….

    0-0 at the half….

  13. Nate Dollars says:

    roma-lazio chippy as expected; lazio with the better first half. hopefully roma starts attacking more in the second.

  14. Shark says:

    Ives Galarcep ‏@SoccerByIves FWIW, this website has Michael Bradley rated as the top player of the Coppa Italia 1st half: link to bit.ly

  15. Jon says:

    Bummer for MB.

  16. Citronomics says:

    Ives – what’s the word on Terrance Boyd? He’s had a decent (perhaps good) first season with Rapid so curious if he’s in their plans or a transfer is on the horizon this summer?

    Thanks!

    • Mig says:

      Hey Citronomics, the SBI Podcast had TB on the broadcast a few weeks ago. He was a fun kid and seemed to indicate that all is up in the air but that he is happy to be playing and producing. Give it a listen.

      Also, as far I anybody knows at this point, there isn’t an imminent move.

  17. ed - houston says:

    Hell of a second leg . Club America champs on PKs

    • Lu says:

      Hell of a game man. My whole family (uncles and cousins) were going crazy! Agulias ftw!

    • BSU SC says:

      Couldn’t ask for a better ending to the season. Both teams played great over 2 legs. Congrats to Los Agulias!