Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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By JUSTIN FERGUSON

With four teams eliminated after the group stage, the final eight are set in the battle for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The quarterfinal round will kick off with two matches from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. After a last-second goal capped its thrilling group stage finale, Cuba will look to continue its stay in the tournament with a win over Panama, who pulled off two narrow wins before a scoreless draw with Canada.

After the Cuba-Panama match, all eyes will be on Mexico, who take on Trinidad & Tobago. El Tri has rebounded from an opening loss with back-to-back multi-goal victories, but the pressure is still on manager Jose Manuel de la Torre and the rest of his squad as they look for a third straight Gold Cup title.

Some action from Europe and Liga MX will bookend Saturday’s Gold Cup quarterfinals. After recording a treble last season, Bayern Munich will face their first domestic competition of the campaign with a match against Hamburg in the Telekom Cup, a German preseason mini-tournament. In Mexico, new-look Atlante will cap off an evening of Liga MX openers with a road meeting with Leon.

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):

9:30am – beIN Sport – Indonesia XI vs Liverpool

12:30pm – beIN Sport - Hamburger SV vs Bayern Munich

3:30pm – Fox Soccer Channel – Panama vs Cuba – Gold Cup

4pm – MLS Direct Kick - Toronto vs New York Red Bulls

4pm – MLS Direct Kick - Seattle Sounders vs Colorado Rapids

6:30pm – Fox Soccer Channel - Mexico vs Trinidad and Tobago – Gold Cup

7pm – MLS Direct Kick - Montreal Impact vs Dallas

7:30pm – MLS Direct Kick - Columbus Crew vs New England

7:30pm – MLS Direct Kick - Philadelphia Union vs Portland Timbers

8:30pm – MLS Direct Kick - Chicago Fire vs DC United

9:05pm – Telemundo - León vs Atlante

10pm – MLS Direct Kick - Real Salt Lake vs Sporting Kansas CIty

10:30pm – MLS Direct Kick - LA Galaxy vs Vancouver Whitecaps

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18 Responses to Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

  1. Citronomics says:

    For New Englanders, Liverpool match is also on NESN.

  2. Thisten says:

    I hesitate to bring this topic up again, but does anyone have any information regarding the state of the field at the Georgia Dome, i.e., the grass installation over FieldTurf? According to the Georgia Dome’s Facebook page, it looks like they installed the grass this past Wednesday on July 17th. Isn’t that late?

  3. Citronomics says:

    Wearing the new Waririor-designed third kit. Now that I see it on tv, I guess it’s not as putrid as the away kit.

  4. GretelNick says:

    Both Gold Cup games are also on Univision (which is OTA and basic cable in Boston, for instance).

    And, I think, they’re also streaming on UnivisionDeportes.com.

  5. Frank says:

    Just wanted to say nice work on making the “Top Headlines” section bigger. Makes the site much easier to navigate.

  6. Snack Time says:

    What a goal by Cuba to take a 1-0 lead over Panama

    • petedx says:

      Great goal, didn’t last too long though. Probably not a penalty there but given the earlier no call and the fact they looked to score anyhow, seems fair.

  7. biff says:

    Noticed that Alexander Larin is on the El Salvador roster. Larin was the punk who hit Terrence Boyd full force in the face in during the U-23 Olympics qualifying game, with Terrence suffering a bloody nose. I hope Klinsmann has the guys watch this before the game Sunday for a little added incentive.

    Short version at the 1:58 mark
    link to youtube.com

    Or the long version of the whole scene at 1:36
    link to youtube.com

  8. RB says:

    So I have just confirmed what I thought before was the case, on a couple of occasions: the MLS app & site change the standings according to the scores of games still in progress. Shortly after the Rapids opened the scoring, they lifted them from 30 to 33 pts. Now that Seattle has draw even, the Rapids are back to 31 pts and Seattle is shown at 25 rather than the 24 they started te day with. Bizarre approach.

  9. Dudester says:

    I hope all these Mexican American players coming through choose USA.Already there are two in the Mexican b squad.

  10. Snack Time says:

    Mexicans are having a tough time with T&T – 82 minutes, still 0-0, but the Islanders look gassed.