Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

Merseyside Derby (GettyImages) 

We're still in the first month of the new year but today will be offering us the best day of soccer action to date.

There are can't-miss derbies, table-topping clashes and even some intriguing international tilts on today's schedule. The Merseyside Derby kicks things off with Liverpool and Everton squaring off. Birmingham and Aston Villa will also renew their own heated rivalry.

The match of the day will also be in England, where Tottenham takes on Manchester United, while France will feature Marseille-Bordeaux.

If you want a glimpse of potential U.S. Gold Cup opponents, the Copa Centroamericano will be on today, with Guatemala-Costa Rica among the match-ups.

If you will be watching today's action, please feel free to share your own thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

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


9am- Fox Soccer Channel- Liverpool vs. Everton

9am- Fox Soccer Plus- Juventus vs. Bari

9am- Lazio vs. Sampdoria

11am- Fox Soccer Plus- Birmingham vs. Aston Villa (Delayed)

11:10am- Fox Soccer Channel- Tottenham vs. Manchester United

1pm- Almeria vs. Real Madrid

1pm- Azteca America- Morelia vs. Chivas Guadalajara

1pm- Fox Soccer Plus- Norwich City vs. Cardiff City (Delayed)

1pm- Telemundo- UNAM Pumas vs. Santos Laguna

1pm- GolTV- Kaiserslautern vs. FC Cologne (Delayed)

2:45pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Lecce vs. AC Milan

3pm- GolTV- Barcelona vs. Malaga

3pm- Fox Soccer Plus- Marseille vs. Boreaux

3pm- Argentina vs. Uruguay (South American Under-20 Tournament)

3:15pm- Academica de Coimbra vs. Benfica

5pm- GolTV- Guatemala vs. Costa Rica (Copa CentroAmericano)

5:10pm- Peru vs. Chile (U.S. Under-20 Tournament)

7pm- GolTV- Panama vs. Nicaragua (Copa CentroAmericano)

10pm- GolTV- Belize vs. El Salvador (Copa CentroAmericano)

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34 Responses to Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

  1. Rob says:

    Everton’s defense is horrible right now. Way too many free shots on goal for Liverpool. Gotta feel for Howard.

  2. Hush says:

    Everton a bit sloppy.

    Also just found out Onyewu scored in a friendly on Friday. Going full 90 min.

  3. Astans says:

    Frankfurt (Clark starting) is playing Hannover (Cherundolo starting). Its 1:0 for Hannover so far.

  4. AlexR says:

    Hannover up 2:0 after 21 minutes. Wow

  5. JC says:

    2-0 Hannover now. They win today, they’re 2nd in the league.

  6. Brent McD says:

    Distin! great 2nd half start for Everton

  7. JC says:

    everton scores less than a minute into 2nd half, 1-1 now

  8. Glaing says:

    Game on, Liverpool 1 Everton 1

  9. Brent McD says:

    what a great play by Beckford. Everton fans in the corner going bananas!

  10. JC says:

    lol, 2-1 everton

  11. Glaing says:

    Wow, Beckford scores!

  12. juju says:

    nothing sweeter than seeing liverpool fail

  13. Brent McD says:

    aw man, that’s such a bullsh!t penalty call

  14. Glaing says:

    I hate to say it, but I thought it was the right call. Can’t stand seeing Liverpool players trying to get Howard sent off. They got the PK now they should just shut up.

  15. JC says:

    I agree. The ref made the right call about the penalty and lack of red card.

  16. juju says:

    how old is jay spearing? he looks like he’s on the wrong side of 40 or going through a mid life crisis with two mortgages and a family that hates him

  17. Brent McD says:

    lol, he’s only 22. listed at 5’6, but looks even shorter.

  18. juju says:

    it’s probably Benjamin Button-syndrome

  19. JC says:

    Hannover won 3-0. They’ve moved up to 2nd place.

  20. Sandra says:

    tottenham manu looks like it is going to be an exciting game!!

  21. Glaing says:

    Rooney is looking dangerous today.

  22. ahm says:

    mike dean! thank you for finally having a decision not go united’s way. in the several years ive been watching the epl i dont think ive ever seen an incorrect call go against united. a banner day in officiating, i’m sure ferguson is crap himself

  23. A Chicago Fire Fan says:

    Whats the commentator talking about?

    Accidental or not, you cannot take someone down from behind. How hard is that or not? Talking about understanding the rule? YOU don’t understand the rules. I feel like I have a problem with this idiot on a regular basis.

    If you trip someone on a breakaway, it’s a foul and a card, accidental or not.

  24. Brent McD says:

    and of course the announcers are beside themselves. ridiculous commentary. it was a correct decision

  25. Brent McD says:

    chicharrĂ³n on for berba

  26. Brent McD says:

    Rooney looks like a petulant chav

  27. john.q says:

    +1 for chicharrĂ³n reference you’re making me hungry.

  28. Darthspud says:

    Watching Republica Deportiva, El Presidente just said that Forlan is coming to MLS. He just didn’t say where, when and to who. Is this the Galaxy’s big signing?

  29. MSnats says:

    I keep seeing rumors that it’s Claude Makelele, which would’ve been cool 5,10, or 90 years ago.

  30. radi0head says:

    great goal from Zlatan!

  31. 20 says:

    agreed, the commentators were a disgrace. The media loves the big clubs (and so do the officials).. something I’ve learned following the PL

  32. jmac says:

    I thought he missed a couple of passes that could have resulted goals by Berbatov. Can’t question is work rate, but I think he lacked the polish on those final passes.

  33. jmac says:

    that was not a clear breakaway situation. it seemed it a bit ticky-tacky, and it unjustifiably shifted the game towards Totenham.

  34. eric says:

    Gold Cup opponents? These dudes are all rebuilding. Those games put me to sleepo.

    What I am hoping and praying for is that we have scouts down in that under-20 thing in South America. I watched both matches today and gotta say those kids are class.