OT: Soccer Saturday Open Thread

Submitted by itsbigcat on March 4th, 2017 at 7:25 AM

Today's thread is brought to you by both Ibuprofen, and Gloria Estfan's "Rhythm is Gonna' Get You". I don't know why, but that song has been stuck in my head for 48 hours for some unholy reason.

Today’s Schedule:



2:00p       Columbus v Chicago – CSN Chicago

4:00p       LA Galaxy v Dallas – Univision

4:30p       Real Salt Lake v Toronto – MLS Live

6:00p       DC United v Sporting KC – FoxSportsMidwest

8:30p       Houston v Seattle – MLS Live

10:00p    San Jose v Montreal – CSN Bay Area


English Premier League

7:30a       Manchester United v Bournemouth – NBCSports

10:00a    Leicester v Hull City – NBCLiveExtra

10:00a    Stoke City v Middlesbrough – NBCLiveExtra

10:00a    Swansea v Burnley – NBCLiveExtra

10:00a    Watford v Southampton – NBCLiveExtra

10:00a    West Brom v Crystal Palace – NBCLiveExtra

12:30p    Liverpool v Arsenal - NBCSports


La Liga

7:00a       Leganes v Granada – BeinConnect

10:15a    Eibar v Real Madrid – BeinSports

12:30p    Villareal v Espanyol – BeinConnect

2:45p       Barcelona v Celta Vigo - BeinSports


Ligue 1

11:00a    PSG v Nancy – BeinConnect

2:00p       Montpellier v Guingamp – BeinConnect

2:00p       Bastia v ASSE – BeinConnect

2:00p       Dijon v Nice – BeinConnect

2:00p       Caen v Angers – BeinConnect

2:00p       Metz v Rennes - BeinConnect


9:30a       Borussia Dortmund v Bayer Leverkusen – FS2

9:30a       Mainz 05 v Wolfsburg – Fox Soccer 2 Go

9:30a       Koln v Bayner Munich – Fox Soccer Plus

9:30a       Werder Bremen v Darmstadt 98 – Fox Soccer 2 Go

9:30a       Hoffenheim v Ingolstadt – Fox Soccer 2 Go

12:30p    Borussia M’Gladbach v Schalke 04 – Fox Soccer Plus


Serie A

9:00a       Roma v Napoli – BeinConnect

12:00p    Sampdoria v Pescara – BeinConnect

2:45p       AC Milan v Chievo - BeinConnect



*If you don’t see a league or team listed that you want to follow and discuss, let me know and I’ll add it (within reason). I’m not going out of my way to make sure Scunthorpe or Drogheda United are covered here.

*All Time Eastern  



Enjoy, cheers, and Go Blue!



March 4th, 2017 at 7:55 AM ^

There are lots of worse things in life than not being able to stop thinking about Gloria Estefan. I mean you could be stuck on Bat Outta Hell by Meatloaf, amirite.

Or stuck thinking about Leicester's central defenders. Ouch. *Shivers*


March 4th, 2017 at 8:20 AM ^

no idea what happened.  Ibrahimovic should be gone, but he's still out there after straight elbowing a dude in the head on one yellow already


March 4th, 2017 at 2:57 PM ^

Glad to see united drop points. You just can't retaliate so Ibra will be suspended for 3 games for sure, that elbow was bad, mings challenge was bad too and got a red. If city keeps winning, locking up second should be a breeze. 2 games in hand on Liverpool and tied on pts. 1 game in hand on Tottenham and down 1 pt. I like our chances.


March 4th, 2017 at 9:09 AM ^

I'd include Liga MX. Most watched league in the States. And it's loads of fun. I'm a Chiapas fan but I love watching the whole league.


March 4th, 2017 at 9:25 AM ^

I definitely understand the OP's problem here - Sheila E's "Glamorous Life" has been in my head since late Thursday. I know the keyboard portion and tried to play it out of my head, because that sometimes works, but that isn't working right now. It is quite troubling actually. 


March 4th, 2017 at 1:00 PM ^

My guys played their way out of relegation. At least for now. I think that's three wins in the last five matches, which, hey, given how the season has gone so far, I'll gladly take it and be happy.


March 4th, 2017 at 5:56 PM ^

USWNT currently playing England

Though I wish the She Believes Cup would not be competing with Algarve Cup. Both are really good for women's soccer IMO.


March 5th, 2017 at 12:04 AM ^

So you know, these threads are apprciated. Trying to get more involved in soccer and figuring out the various schedules is the hardest part. So thanks!


March 6th, 2017 at 10:04 AM ^

I'm still new to the EPL. I figured that it was time to hop aboard the train, so I picked a team (Crystal Palace) to follow, out of the blue, a couple of years ago. Why them? I just liked the name. 

But yeah, I still cannot figure out the scheduling. Various tourneys/cups within the regular season. Non-league games left and right. It's baffling to me as someone who is so used to American sports and scheduling.