Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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If the Women's Olympic Soccer Tournament is your thing, today is going to be a great day of action.

Along with the U.S. Women's National team taking on underdog Colombia, we will see the best group stage match of the Olympics that doesn't involve the USA when reigning World Cup champion Japan takes on Sweden.

If you are looking for some men's soccer to tide you over, Saturday features some enticing action involving European clubs, including Liverpool taking on Tottenham in a friendly in Baltimore and Chelsea playing AC Milan in Miami.

Yes, there is a full slate of MLS action as well, and we will provide a more in-depth look at that action later in the day.

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 Soccer TV schedule is after the jump):


7 a.m. - MSNBC/ - Japan women vs. Sweden

9:30 a.m. - NBC Sports Network/ – New Zealand women vs. Brazil

9:45 a.m. - MSNBC/NBC – Canada women vs. South Africa

12 p.m. - NBC Sports Network/ – USA women vs. Colombia

12:15 p.m. - MSNBC/ - Great Britain women vs. Cameroon

1 p.m. - ESPN2/ – Liverpool vs. Tottenham

1 p.m. - GOLTV - Cruz Azul Hidalgo vs. Dorados

2:45 p.m. - NBC Sports Network/ - France women vs. North Korea

3 p.m. - Univision Deportes – Montpellier vs. Lyon

4:30 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Toronto FC vs. Houston Dynamo

5:30 p.m. - GOLTV - Internacional vs. Vasco de Gama

6 p.m. - ESPN2/ - Chelsea vs. AC Milan

6 p.m. - Univision - America vs. Jaguares

7:30 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - D.C. United vs. Paris-St. Germain

7:30 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Montreal Impact vs. New York Red Bulls

8 p.m. - NBC Sports Network – FC Dallas vs. Los Angeles Galaxy

8 p.m. - Telefutura - Pachuca vs. Atlas

8 p.m. - Univision Deportes - Tigres vs. Atlante

8:30 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Sporting Kansas City vs. Columbus Crew

9 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Colorado Rapids vs. Seattle Sounders

10 p.m. - Univision Deportes - San Luis vs. Cruz Azul

10:30 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick – San Jose Earthquakes vs. Chicago Fire

11 p.m. – MLS Live/Direct Kick – Portland Timbers vs. Chivas USA

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47 Responses to Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

  1. adam says:


  2. malkin says:

    Fulham’s fb page just listed lineup/subs for their preseason friendly. Deuce not taking part. I know there have been a couple others the last few weeks and I don’t think he was in those either?

    Seems to me if there was anything to Fulham’s “he’s not for sale” and “hasn’t been any formal offers” statements he’d be training with the team, no?

  3. Eric Imhof says:

    I’ll be watching LFC in my old stomping grounds (I’ve heard that Baltimore is the Liverpool of the US, hm…)

  4. Neal says:

    My cable provider, Brighthouse (Florida), has a channel dedicated solely to the Olympic soccer broadcasts. Assuming others will too.
    Just a quick fyi to anyone that doesn’t want to channel surf…

  5. Hogatroge Abroad says:

    You must be new here…

  6. Hogatroge Abroad says:

    Anyone know what’s going on with Mix Diskerud these days?

    His loan at Gent has expired, but he hasn’t played for Stabaek yet and he’s to good to waste the upcoming season playing a bunch of futile matches for a guaranteed cellar-dweller.

  7. nato says:

    The WIRE

  8. nato says:

    I recall that he may be moving to a new club in Norway due to club financial issues.

  9. soccerroo says:

    Small turnout at Hampden Park. I would have figured that rangers fans would be looking for some good football since their team will be playing 4th division this year.

  10. Citronomics says:

    Season 4… IMHO the best season of a tv drama series ever.

  11. Royal in Indiana says:

    Rangers play at Ibrox and they have a game tomorrow.

  12. Citronomics says:

    Nasty elbow on Wambach. Ref didn’t catch it, but definitely ejection worthy as off ball and appeared deliberate

  13. Javier says:

    US Women been getting hosed by this ref all half. Nice to see international refs hate our women too.

  14. Citronomics says:

    Replay shows it was a (sucker) punch

  15. pancholama says:

    Right hook – the Colombian fullback blind sided her. Essentially cold cocked her from over her right shoulder as she was running up behind her.
    Should have been a straight red card – no other interpretation possible.
    It was an assault.

  16. Borat says:

    Its a women ref. The women ref doesnt like USA because they are all hotter than her.

  17. Good Jeremy says:

    You obviously didn’t see season three of breaking bad.

  18. Jamie Z. says:

    I much prefer the new stripey kits with white shorts, by the way, as opposed to the blue ones. If the men start doing the same thing, as well, it may make the next couple years a lot easier on the eyes as a spectator.

  19. nato says:

    Marlo Stanfield and his crew. You’re right about that. Also those junior high kids

  20. cj says:

    Is Wambach good enough to play on the USMNT?

  21. Citronomics says:

    Nominating Arlo White for witty Olympic commentary. “like a hot knife through butter.”

    …on Lloyd’s goal. 3-0 US

  22. jcd says:

    Wambach would not be denied… what a nice through ball with a powerfully skilled finish. LLoyd is quite the midfield general, like her style.

  23. Borat says:

    No, idiot.

  24. Borat says:

    Who do you guys think is the hottest Colombian player? There is a few hotties I’d take a swing at.

  25. Malkin says:

    I think you missed his point

  26. ericJ says:

    Who do you guys think is the hottest USMNT player?

  27. Shawn says:

    If the olympics are in London, why is the womens game in scotland?

  28. Peretz48 says:

    Rapinoe, but alas, she’s not available.

  29. ericJ says:

    Why did GB play in Manchester and not london????????????

  30. shawn says:

    I would think that there would be enough soccer stadiums in London

  31. ericJ says:

    I agree. My only guess would be it has something to do with it being team GB? Part of an agreement or something? *shrugs*

  32. swhawn says:

    Craven cottage would have been great for this game.

  33. Borat says:

    Carlos! duh!

  34. Borat says:

    You would probably choose Jermaine Jones.

  35. SilverRey says:

    Was anyone else watching USWNT on I kept on having issues with the player crapping out on me (I totally missed the 2 goals in the second half because it took me 10 minutes to get it back on). I say boo to thee NBC IT!!!!

  36. ericJ says:

    I was leaning towards JFT.

  37. T says:

    The US women do not have the hottest of women on their team, I’ve seen other teams with way better looking women. Nevertheless, winning is most important.

  38. jcd says:

    None. Ew.

  39. Borat says:

    JFT would make a cute boytoy

  40. Borat says:

    I would purposefully impregnate some of Brazil’s womens team….then make the future born sons play for USA.

  41. Borat says:

    Wasn’t that clever – pretty sure I’ve heard that metaphor copied a few dozen times.

  42. CplDaniel says:

    Tried to watch Brazil vs Egypt replay from NBC. Very S#*++Y quality. Just raw video, no announcer or mixer to cover up the VuVu’s, low-resolution AND still choppy as hell. NBC should just have their web-guys track down the people running ESPN’s servers and pay them handle their web streaming.

  43. wanker says:

    or just dying for attention!

  44. A says:

    NBC has been awful already. THe worst Olympics coverage I can remember in my lifetime.

    They missed the Phelps-Lochte final because they were showing some Dateline style interview about gymnastics.

  45. FSegaud says:

    But are you truly worthy enough to be the other half???

    Just sayin’….

  46. bryan says:

    why isnt DC on FSC?

  47. Josh says:

    I hope they catch that on replay and give Lady Andrade a long-term suspension. That garbage has no place in the game.