Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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By DAN KARELL

Millions of dollars are on the line today when Arsenal faces off against Wigan in the Premier League.

The Latics are coming off the high of winning the FA Cup for the first time in club history, but they need to re-focus their efforts to Tuesday night’s Premier League match. Roberto Martinez’s side currently sit in the final relegation spot, needing a win to keep survival alive.

Arsenal on the other hand are fighting for a place in the lucrative place in next season’s Champions League and are currently on the outside looking in. A win over Wigan at Emirates Stadium would send Arsenal back into fourth place and a point above rivals Tottenham.

Also in Premier League action on Tuesday, Manchester City takes on relegated Reading, and in the Copa Libertadores, Club Tijuana makes the long trip to Brazil to face Palmeiras for a place in the quarterfinal round. The two sides played to a scoreless draw in the first-leg in Tijuana.

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):

2:45pm – Fox Soccer Channel – Arsenal vs. Wigan

3:00pm – Fox Soccer Plus – Reading vs. Manchester City

9:00pm – Fox Deportes – Palmeiras vs. Club Tijuana

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46 Responses to Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

  1. Scott says:

    Last nights Bruins game didn’t kill me, but today’s Arsenal game just may.

  2. Scott says:

    Podolski with the early goal!

  3. Old School says:

    Cmon Wigan!

  4. Tony in Quakeland says:

    With Klinsman doing all he can to screw the Nats, I really need Arsenal to come through today. I don’t want them just to win. I want them to send a message about next year…

    • Zach says:

      What message is that…?

      “Pencil us in for the fourth place trophy next year too!!!”

      Sorry, disgruntled Arsenal fan.

      • Zach says:

        Ruh roh…

        Or maybe not even this year :(

      • Tony in Quakeland says:

        More the “we’ve been the best team the second half of the season have secure our core will spend money and win the league next year” message.

        – Eternally optmistic Arsenal fan

  5. Scott says:

    Koscielny should have made it 2-0! misses the net from a corner

  6. Scott says:

    Damn it. Credit to Maloney with an excellent free kick, after a BS foul call.

  7. AcidBurn says:

    Wigan!

    Spurs fans and TV executives celebrating.

    • kandahar says:

      why tv execs?

      • AcidBurn says:

        More drama for Sunday’s games if Wigan has a chance to stay up (and Villa, Sunderland, etc. can still go down)

        • Tony in Quakeland says:

          You don’t think the drama over which London club makes the Champions League carries a little more interest than whither Wigan?

          • Addick says:

            That “drama” (the battle for the final CL spot) was going to be present regardless of today’s result. Now, it’s going to be an uncharacteristically dull final Sunday in the PL with all the relegation spots decided.

          • EasyE says:

            This man, this man gets it

  8. kandahar says:

    Wigan wins and wins sunday sending Spurs to the Champions League and Sunderland to the drop

  9. 34 says:

    Hoping for a Dempsey hat trick this weekend

  10. 34 says:

    Jozy was named in Eredivisie’s Team of the Season

    expect him to be sold for 7 million euros this summer

    • Darwin says:

      Will I find a postdoc this year Nostradamus?

    • Old School says:

      7 million for a 23 year old scoring 38 goals?

      Only if he gets the “Well, he’s American.” euro-snob label pricing. I expect him to go for at least double that.

      • jebediah says:

        he scored 31 this season. and of course a lot of criticism due to nationality. he’s worth 9million tops

      • AcidBurn says:

        If he was Jozinho Altidinho he’d go for $20 million, but the fact that he is a Yank drops his value below $10 million.

  11. jebediah says:

    Cherundolo got a year extension on his contract with Hannover

  12. Scott says:

    AHHHH Wigan score but offside then somehow Carzola doesnt!!

  13. SteveE says:

    Game turned ugly quick. Keep it up boys, rack it up even more.

  14. apw40 says:

    Ramsey scored, somebody famous is gonna bite the dust very soon!

    • Scott says:

      dictators and singers beware! Aaron Ramsey has scored!

    • jebediah says:

      i don’t get the jok

      • apw40 says:

        Each time he scores a celebrity dies:

        Ramsey goal: 5-1-11, vs. Manchester United. Next day: Osama bin Laden killed.

        Ramsey goal: 10-2-11, vs. Tottenham. Three days later: Steve Jobs died.

        Ramsey goal: 10-19-11, vs. Marseille. Next day: Gaddafi killed.

        Ramsey goal: 2-11-12, vs. Sunderland. That night: Whitney Houston died.

        There was a taiwanese animation of it as well

  15. jebediah says:

    Poor wigan. you are relegated. you flirted with relegation for years and now you’re done.

  16. Darwin says:

    Arsenal displace Spurs from the CL playoff spot.

    • Hogatroge says:

      Does Newcastle have it in them to beat or draw with Arsenal?

      Methinks not, but mehopes so.

  17. Tim F. says:

    Tijuana gifted a goal; can they hold onto victory and advance in Copa Libertadores?

  18. Tim F. says:

    What a strike by Arce. A great, great strike.

  19. Tim F. says:

    Palmeiras nearly gets one back on a great cross but header just wide.

  20. Bean says:

    10 yellow cards already issued.

    Police on standby.

  21. Tim F. says:

    Interesting hand ball call. 2-1

  22. Bean says:

    Penalty scored…

    2-1

  23. Citronomics says:

    SBI Nation – Any recommendations on where to watch the Europa league final tomorrow in Sydney Australia?

    Cheers

  24. Bean says:

    This is excellent experience for Joe Corona and Edgar Castillo. I hope to see them get some call ups this summer.

  25. Tim F. says:

    Tijuana nearly put the game away; good goal line save by Palmeiras defender

  26. Tim F. says:

    Tijuana player gets second yellow; no argument on call. Now needs to hold off final 10 minutes down a player

  27. Tim F. says:

    Tijuana holds onto win. It was a battle.