Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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Three Premier League matches featuring England’s top teams highlight Wednesday’s soccer action.

Manchester City hosts Wigan Athletic, with both sides needing to win for different reasons. City wants to keep their title hopes alive, while Wigan needs to win to get themselves out of the relegation zone, where they currently sit in 18th place. Both sides should be wary of each other, as the two will meet again in the FA Cup Final on May 11.

Manchester United takes on West Ham United, while Chelsea visits Fulham in a vital London derby for Rafael Benitez’s men as they look to keep a top-four place.

Meanwhile, in France, Italy, and Germany, Cup matches are in play on Wednesday.

Three months after their first-leg victory, AS Roma travels north to take on struggling Inter Milan in the Coppa Italia semifinals. A victory for Michael Bradley’s squad could set up an all-Rome final, with Lazio having already qualified for the final with a win over Juventus.

Finally, in the evening, Copa Libertadores and an international friendly between Mexico and Peru take center stage.

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):


2:30pm – ESPN3 – Stuttgart vs. Freiburg

2:45pm – Fox Soccer Plus/Fox Soccer 2Go – Manchester City vs. Wigan

2:45pm – ESPN2 – West Ham United vs. Manchester United

2:55pm – ESPN3 – Evian TG vs. Paris Saint-Germain

3pm – Fox Soccer Channel – Fulham vs. Chelsea

6:45pm – Fox Deportes – Toluca vs. Boca Juniors

7:30pm – MSG Plus/MLS Live – New York Red Bulls vs. Sporting KC

11pm – ESPN2 – Mexico vs. Peru

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30 Responses to Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

  1. ChiTown says:

    Rio Ferdinand was just beaten so bad he should probably just consider retiring like that 7′ guy Vince Carter dunked on in the Olympics.

  2. ChiTown says:

    Contrary to major news networks thoughts–we don’t all love Manchester United and we don’t want to listen to commentators who demean everything the opponent does.

    • Mig says:

      Chi, in a rare turn of events, I agree with you! It is a real chore to listen to announcers when ManUtd is playing.

    • Nate Dollars says:

      +1. one of the reasons i ALWAYS cheer against manu is the endless jock-riding from the commentators (and journalists).

  3. Mig says:

    David Luiz…catches so much grief, indeed more than his share, when he makes mistakes but wow does he make plays. And that shot was worth the price of admission.

    • Travis says:

      My issue with him is he needs to be converted to CM, he loses his mark too much defensively but I think he could learn to be great at CM

  4. Scott says:

    Ruiz is booked for diving and with my stream….I can’t tell if Terry touched him or not haha

  5. ChiTown says:

    Perfect example right there.

    Nolan has the ball hit off his face in midfield and nobody,not even United players, says a word and the Brit commentator comes back right after the play and says, “well it’s good nothing came from that very clear Nolan handball.”

    Uhh… not even close to his hand, but nice try.

  6. Scott says:

    What a goal from Diame! Couldn’t have curled that any better!

  7. ChiTown says:

    Golazo! What a strike!

  8. G.Bean says:

    Beautiful and perfectly placed shot. No keeper in the world could see that coming.

  9. ChiTown says:

    Wayne Rooney >>>>>>>>>>>> Van Persie.

  10. ChiTown says:

    Is Ferguson drunk?

    I strongly dislike United and I would never take Rooney off unless he was very poor and that certainly has not been the case. He’s your best player.

  11. ACS says:

    Roma up 2-1 with a goal by Lamela

  12. ChiTown says:

    And Van Persie scores from a clearly offside position and somehow it counts. How do you possibly miss that?

    • Francois says:

      Typical United, man. They always benefit from calls or no-calls going their way.

      • Sir Alex Ferguson says:

        We’ve no hud calls go oor way at the fitba. Never in all mah puff. It’s them dippet referees that eywis huv it oot for us, ken.

    • J.M. says:

      Kind of like how they missed the handball deflection on the Kagawa shot.

  13. beachbum says:

    3-1 now. Commentator just said Inter hasn’t lost a home match in the Coppa Italia since 2002

  14. ACS says:

    Now 3-2 90′, Inter has to win to go to the next round, a tie won’t do it.

  15. ChiTown says:

    link to

    Linesmen staring at Van Persie standing a full yard offside when the shot is taken and he still doesn’t raise the flag when Van Persie finishes the rebound.

  16. ChiTown says:

    Big Sam is getting fined for that one. Goes HAM on the linesman and says there’s no excuse to miss that call.

    West Ham deserved–yes, deserved–all 3 points. The United EPL officiating bias continues.