Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

Brazil (Reuters Pictures)

Plenty is on the line in the Copa America Wednesday night as group play wraps up. Three teams, including Brazil, have a shot at winning Group B, and third-place CONCACAF representative Costa Rica holds its breath, as it can still advance to the quarterfinals if Venezuela beats Paraguay.

The World Football Challenge kicks off Wednesday night as well, with the New England Revolution hosting Manchester United in the opening match of the exhibition tournament. The last U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal caps off the night, with Seattle and Los Angeles meeting for the right to play FC Dallas in the next round.

Here is the night's schedule of matches:

6:15 p.m. – Telefutura/YouTube – Paraguay vs. Venezuela

8 p.m. – ESPN2/ – New England Revolution vs. Manchester United

8:45 p.m. – Telefutura/YouTube – Brazil vs. Ecuador

10:30 p.m.Streaming videoSeattle Sounders vs. Los Angeles Galaxy

If you will be watching any of Wednesday night's matches, please feel free to share any thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below. Enjoy the action.

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42 Responses to Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

  1. MLSMLS says:

    All Ready to watch 30,000 Glory Hunters on espn2!

  2. glaing says:

    Would somebody get a ball pump in NE

  3. RS says:

    Epic Venezuela comeback (2 goals in the 90th minute plus??? amazing!)

  4. shawn says:

    These wfc games are going to generate a pretty decent amount of money. Does anyone know if mls players get a cut of it?

  5. jonk says:

    Are you implying the other 30k came out to see the Revs?

  6. John says:

    Not only that. Venezuela’s keeper got the assist on the last goal when he went up for the corner.

  7. Kyle says:

    Is NE unmotivated or are they just that bad? I know its a friendly but Nyassi looks to be the only man with legs to this point. Run at ’em boys. If you go down so be it.

  8. abc says:

    Does anyone know what the attendance figure is?

  9. John says:

    There just that bad. The Revs and Chivas are MLS’s bastard kids.

  10. fifawitz1313 says:

    Man it looks like Anderson has gained like 30 lbs in the offseason. Pretty impressive considering the season didn’t end that long ago.

  11. Steve says:

    How can i catch the brazil-ecuador match? Anybody know?

  12. steve cherundolo says:

    is that cause he looks fat or strong? hope its the latter. anderson has so much talent and i hope he can finally live up to his potential this season.

  13. John says: has the games in great quality HD if you don’t mind it being in Spanish. Just click on the game icon.

  14. Du says:

    the ball just stuck to him…easy to control

  15. AP says:


  16. jonk says:

  17. Rod says:

    It’s a friendly for both sides…The NE baby backline is holding up fairly well

  18. Goose says:

    New England is playing sleepy, just like their mgr

  19. predicto says:

    Not much samba yet. And Ecuador isn’t intimidated.

  20. patrick says:

    don’t think so, but im pretty sure that in the past when they go abroad on tours (Galaxy to Australia comes to mind, maybe NY and the Emirates Cup?) they’ve gotten compensation.

  21. marco says:

    Stevie I haven’t watch your side in a while but Boggs and Lekic are rubbish. Look for replacements in the parks.

  22. Mayonasa says:


  23. John says:

    Anybody else cringe everytime Harkes calls United Man U?

  24. Doc says:

    Speaking of sleepy…Brazil.

  25. John says:

    If Ecuador wins, Brazil gets knocked out. I hope they do so they can get their stuff together.

  26. Brit says:

    Well they held in there for a half. Man U has crushed its fair share of lower EPL teams; NE is currently a lower MLS team. I’m not embarrassed at all really. Not that anyone here was MLS-bashing.

  27. shawn says:

    i thought this was an issue during the last cba negotiations and that some sort of agreement was worked out, but i could be wrong.

  28. Mayonesa says:


  29. Larry Y says:

    MLS B teams have a hard enough time making it a game against MLS A teams (or consistently handling USL teams in US Open Cup), much less a Manchester United who’s bringing in Rio Ferdinand, Ji Sung Park and Ryan Giggs off the bench.

  30. Dawsaw says:

    Maicon is a pleasure to watch.

  31. Onion Bag says:

    Goal Seattle. 1-0 Seattle looks sharp.

  32. Lito says:

    Poor performance by NE…and they badly need a DP player. Nichol should be embarrassed.

  33. chris says:

    Nike’s kits are a 1000 times better than adidas. Wish they sponsored MLS

  34. glaing says:

    Get two DPs and pay Joseph a DP salary. While they are at it, build soccer specific stadium.

  35. Casi says:

    Quite the opposite… The US kits by Nike have always been awful. They need a switch. Adidas has always been #1.

  36. Topher says:

    I agree with Casi. I really would like to see the US make the switch. Adidas kits are class.

  37. Nick says:

    Brazil’s pretty mediocre also

  38. chris says:

    Didn’t realise you liked stripes on every adidas jersey. Look abroad nike has the most creative kits all over the world. I do agree its time to get rid of the sash

  39. Jamel says:

    NE revo loses 4-1 to a pre season man united. Imagine when they are fully recover from there break. They are going to humiliate the all stars again.

  40. Shawn says:

    NE is far from the all-stars…maybe Joseph is all star quality but the others are garbage including Feilhaber. Steve N is overrated also

  41. Shawn says:

    least creative, imo

  42. K Bone says:

    Pretty sure United will crush the All Stars too. Didn’t they crush them last year too?