Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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With the transfer window shut, teams across Europe are moving forward with their new parts in place. 

Queens Park Rangers' newest signings Djibril Cisse and Taye Taiwo are in the starting lineup for the club's match at Aston Villa, which has Robbie Keane in the starting lineup and Americans Brad Guzan and Eric Lichaj ready on the bench. 

Bolton added a few new pieces during the transfer window as well, but one of them, former New York Red Bulls centerback Tim Ream, won't be making his debut against Thierry Henry and Arsenal on Wednesday when the two teams lock horns at Reebok Stadium. Henry is on the bench to start out as he enters the final month of his brief loan to his former club.

Elsewhere in notable matches, AC Milan and Lazio are two teams on Juventus' heels in Serie A, and the two do battle in a high-profile match with table implications in Italy. In Spain, Barcelona returns to action in the Copa del Rey. Fresh off eliminating Real Madrid in the quarterfinals, Barcelona travels to Valencia for the first leg of the semifinals.

If you will be watching any of Wednesday's games, please feel free to share any thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below. Enjoy the action (TV schedule is after the jump)


2:45 p.m. – – Aston Villa vs. Queens Park Rangers

2:45 p.m. – – Lazio vs. AC Milan

2:45 p.m. – – Inter Milan vs. Palermo

2:45 p.m. – – Cagliari vs. Roma

2:45 p.m. – – Napoli vs. Cesena

3 p.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – Bolton vs. Arsenal

3 p.m. – Fox Soccer Plus/ – Fulham vs. West Brom

3 p.m. – – Sunderland vs. Norwich City

3 p.m. – – Blackburn vs. Newcastle

3 p.m. – Deportes – Valencia vs. Barcelona

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27 Responses to Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

  1. Will says:

    Your old #7 is waiting for you Robbie! Just dont get hurt, please

  2. argh says:

    dude why did Buddle sign with Galaxy? He should have looked and found a club in Turkey or Greece or Holland

  3. JEKV says:

    Come on Dempsey. You are the only thing keeping Fulham from relegation

  4. L Prater says:

    I guess the US isn’t so bad after all…Welcome home, Edson!

  5. elgringorico says:

    Are people following what just happened in Egypt? Crazy…
    link to

  6. Jon says:

    Henry vs Tim Ream???? Lol

  7. RK says:

    And what were those teams that were offering him a contract?

  8. Camjam says:

    Wow. I hope those are overestimates.

  9. Jim says:

    Wow, Al-Ahly was that team that just played in the Fifa Club World Cup

  10. Joe Creighton says:

    Wow!! Frazier Campbell!! One of the goals of the season!!

  11. Joe Creighton says:

    Who is that awful Scottish or English announcer calling the Bolton v Arsenal game. I can barely stand to listen to that man. It’s not just how he’s saing it, it’s what he says. The worst sports announcer of any sport, next to Taylor Twellman’s partner, whats his name PErez on Espn3, he is simply atrocious.

  12. AK says:

    Haha Puyol with back to back spin moves around defenders. I hope I see that again, that was hilarious and awesome.

  13. Kevin says:

    Dempsey… just getting it done…

  14. PG says:

    Dempsey does it again…kids on fire!

  15. isaf says:

    I hear that President Obama is selecting Clint as his VP for the election. Obama-Dempsey for 2012. who’s got their support?

  16. Gnarls says:

    Amen to that.

  17. AK says:

    This Valencia game has gotten out of hand. More and more teams are resorting to the, “we can’t stop Barcelona by playing so let’s just injure them” defense.

  18. chris says:

    Yeah its the other teams fault riiiiiiight?

  19. Zach says:

    Yeah it’s Barcelona’s fault that they get cheap shotted and seriously fouled, maybe they should just give the ball to the other teams?

    You sound like those idiots who blame women for being assaulted. Grow up.

  20. Ryan in NY from NC says:


    just stare at the name. LOOK AT IT. HE’S THE MAN!

  21. AK says:

    Thanks for saving me from writing a lengthy reply.

  22. Ted in MN says:

    Whitbread was slow to close down space on the first two goals for Sunderland. The third he was out of the play behind. A terrible display from the entire Norwich back line and picking out Whitbread would be a bit harsh, especially on the first one which was part wonder strike part John Ruddy.

  23. FulhamPete says:

    LOVE IT!!!

    Except Dempsey isn’t 35.

  24. isaf says:

    Obama can pull some strings

  25. hogatroge says:

    It’s sad to see it. Maybe if the Valencia FO weren’t so inept, they wouldn’t be so far in depth and they’d have been able to hold onto players like Villa, Silva and Mata who could actually keep them competitive with Barca.

  26. biff says:

    Of course, it’s Valencia’s fault. Who in the world do they think they are blocking a penalty shot from the world’s greatest player. Valencia goalkeeper is a fricking jerk. He should have walked over to the side and left the goal wide open for Messi to tap in the winning goal instead of blocking. the goalkeeper is mean and doesn’t play fair.