Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

Yaya Toure of Manchester City chases Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal

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 The English Premier League season is still a week away, but the first real taste of the new European club season takes place this morning, with Arsenal taking on Manchester City in the Community Shield.

The Gunners will look to show off new signing Alexis Sanchez and begin life without Thomas Vermaelen, who has been sold to  Barcelona, while Manchester City starts to figure out a first-choice lineup from its loaded roster.

In Brazil, Sao Paulo-based rivals Santos faces Corinthians in a battle of South American powerhouses. Brazilian star Robinho could make his debut in this clash after joining Santos from AC Milan.

In MLS action, the Houston Dynamo travel to Seattle to take on the Sounders, while the New York Red Bulls head to Toyota Park to take on the Chicago Fire.

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. – Liverpool vs. Borussia Dortmund – NBC Sports Network

10 a.m. – Arsenal vs. Manchester City – Fox Sports 1

11 a.m. – Lyon vs. Rennes – beIN Sports en Español

1 p.m. – Pumas UNAM vs. Atlas – Univision

1:45 p.m. – Ferencvaros vs. Chelsea – beIN Sports USA

3 p.m. – AS Monaco vs. Lorient – beIN Sports en Español

3 p.m. – Santos vs. Corinthians – GolTV USA

6 p.m. – Universidad de Guadalajara vs. Toluca – Univision Deportes

8 p.m. – Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Sporting Kansas City – MLS Direct Kick

8 p.m. – Chicago Fire vs. New York Red Bulls – Univision Deportes

10:30 p.m. – Seattle Sounders vs. Houston Dynamo – ESPN2

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11 Responses to Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

  1. Citronomics says:

    Red Dragons rounding into form with a positive outing (so far) against Dortmund. Granted Dortmund is fielding fewer starters (e.g., no Hummels) but terrific to see LFC’s top attacking threats clicking with combination play and incisive, threaded passing.

  2. Citronomics says:

    Sublime build-up sequence on LFC’s 4th goal (though Coutinho’s pass crossed the goal line and should’ve been ruled a goal kick).

  3. GLAD says:

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    UEFA is so corrupt. Let the Polish play

  4. Ian says:

    Watching Rangers vs. Hearts on FS Plus and I see Kenny Miller and Kris Boyd playing. Who knew the Scottish Championship was the MLS retirement league? 😉

    • Gary Page says:

      Great comment. It reminds me that maybe 5 years ago a middling player, maybe Dorfman, left the NE Revs for Scotland, one of the teams below Celtics and Rangers, and in a couple of years he was among the top scorers in the league.

  5. Chicago Josh says:

    Jozy came on after Sunderland went up 2-0 vs. Udinese and got 29 minutes. Any word on how he did (and please spare me the Jozy hate).

  6. reignman says:

    The ref in the Seattle v Houston game just got talked into called a penalty by Houston, although it was a good call that was still extremely poor officiating, you can’t let players talk you into anything. Also it looked like Bruin had just handled in the box as well

  7. Chicago Josh says:

    What the heck is wrong with the turf in Seattle? It looks terrible?

    • reignman says:

      Im guessing it has to do with the Seahawks but they haven’t played a home game yet so not 100% sure on that