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It's another loaded Saturday of soccer, with leagues from Europe to North America to Australia in action.

The English Premier League sees Geoff Cameronand Stoke City take on league leaders Chelsea, while a resurgent Leicester City heads to West Ham.

In the Bundesliga, second place RB Leipzig takes on relegation contenders Werder Bremen, featuring Aron Johannsson.

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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Several of Europe's top teams will take the field on Sunday while one of the world's premier rivalries takes centerstage in Scotland.

In English action, both the Premier League and FA Cup feature one game on Sunday as two heavy-hitters headline the schedule. Tottenham kickstarts the day with a clash with Millwall in FA Cup action while Liverpool faces Burnley in the lone game on the Premier League schedule.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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Premier League heavyweights collide to headline a Saturday with a loaded soccer schedule.

Chelsea has run rampant through the league in recent months, cruising en route to a semi-comfortable lead atop the Premier League table. Their latest test comes in the form of Arsenal, who are looking to rebound from a difficult loss to Watford midweek while keeping their title hopes alive.

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El Clasico takes centerstage on what should be a busy Saturday of soccer action.

Real Madrid and Barcelona collide in Saturday's marquee match, pitting La Liga's heavyweights against one another in the latest chapter of their historic rivalry. Entering Saturday's match, Real Madrid has a six-point lead over their longtime rivals, making the clash a pivotal one in the early stages of the La Liga title race.

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If AC Milan is going to turn its surprising start to the Series A season into a full-blown title challenge, then the Rossoneri will need to beat Juventus to close the gap.

The Italian rivals square off in Milan, with Juventus currently holding a five-point lead atop Serie A. The match will feature the old guard and new guard, as Gianluigi Buffon and Gianluigi Donnarumma face off.

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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Sunday isn't the busiest day of soccer action, but several of the game's heavy hitters take the field on a day that features plenty of interesting matchups.

In England, Premier League contenders Chelsea return to action for a visit to Wales to take on Swansea City. Sunday could see the reintroduction of centerback David Luiz, who could see the field for the club after recently joining from Paris Saint-Germain.

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Brazil could seal a historic achievement on Saturday in the Olympic gold medal game, while the returns of La Liga and Serie A headline Saturday's action.

In Rio, Brazil looks to capture the country's first ever gold medal in Olympic soccer in a clash with Germany, the same country that thrashed them, 7-1, at the 2014 World Cup.

UEFA Champions League

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Wednesday is full of Champions League action, spanning several continents.

In the afternoon, the UEFA Champions League continues play as Monaco battles Manchester City while Atletico Madrid take on Bayer Leverkusen as each seeks to earn a place in the quarterfinals. Monaco have a hole to dig themselves out of, as Man City lead, 5-3, after leg one, as do Leverkusen, who trail Atletico, 4-2.

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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It's a Champions League-packed day in socceras several continental competitions resume on Tuesday.

The round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League continues with Leicester City trying to overcome a 2-1 deficit at home against Sevilla. A 1-0 win at the King Power Stadium would be enough for the Premier League champions to advance to the quarterfinals.

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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Two teams booked their places in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals on Tuesday and two more can seal a spot in the final eight on Wednesday afternoon.

Barcelona will have to overcome quite the odds to battle their way to the next round. Facing off for a second leg clash with Paris Saint-Germain, Barca must overturn a 4-0 deficit from the opening leg, making them a longshot for a quarterfinal berth.

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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UEFA Champions League returns on Tuesday, plus the U.S. Women's National Team aims for a bounceback performance in the SheBelieves Cup.

The day begins with the second legs of the round of 16 in the Champions League. Napoli hosts Real Madrid and will try to overturn a 3-1 deficit. Elsewhere, Bayern Munich takes a commanding 5-1 lead into London as it faces Arsenal.

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It's a day of continental competition on Wednesday, as UEFA's two contests return to action, while CONCACAF continues their own Champions League play, and the CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores continues as well.

Early on, the UEFA Europa League returns to action at noon with three matches on today's schedule.

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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The UEFA Champions League headlines a busy Tuesday, but it's far from the only competition boasting interesting matchups throughout the day.

Manchester City's clash with Monaco serves as the main event, as Pep Guardiola and co. look to push on in continental play. Bayer Leverkusen and Atletico Madrid collide in the day's other match as last year's runners-up look to start hot on the road.

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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The final round of the group stage in the UEFA Champions League highlights the action on Tuesday.

Group B is still up for grabs as Benfica hosts Napoli and Besiktas travels to Dynamo Kyiv. The former three teams are battling for the top two spots in the group as they are all separated by one point.

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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The UEFA Champions League returns on Tuesday with some of Europe's heavy-hitters set to take the field in group stage action.

Headlining the proceedings is a clash between German and English contenders as Bayer Leverkusen plays host to Tottenham, the latter of whom have Cameron Carter-Vickers listed among bench options.

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A rematch of last year's semifinal highlights the action in UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.

Atletico Madrid hosts Bayern Munich at the Vicente Calderon for the first time since Atleti knocked out the Bavarians in the semis last season. Other key matches includeManchester City and Celtic, along with Borussia Monchengladbach versusBarcelona.

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In a clash of European titans, Borussia Dortmund looks to continue the team's recent hot streak against the reigning champions in UEFA Champions League action.

The German powerhouse has won their last four games by a combined 20-2 scoreline, cruising past opponents in both league and European competition.

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Olympic soccer takes centerstage for a pair of semifinals, while the Spanish Super Cup and UEFA Champions League qualifiers return on Wednesday afternoon.

Neymar and Brazil look to continue their pursuit of a gold medal on Wednesday in a semifinal clash with Honduras with a bit of added pressure following the Brazil's loss to Sweden in Tuesday's women's semifinal.

Real Madrid

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Wednesday provides a full slate of soccer action, offering everything from cup clashes to international matches to CONCACAF Champions League deciders.

The day starts in Spain as both Barcelona and Real Madrid take the field in an effort to further their push for the La Liga crown. Barcelona is in action first for a clash with Sporting Gijon before Real Madrid plays host to Las Palmas.

Soccer Thursday: Your Running Commentary

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Copa del Rey action is on the agenda once again, as Spain's prestigious cup continueson Thursday afternoon.

At 1:00 p.m., Celta de Vigo faces a visit from Valencia while Eibar welcome Osasuna in Spanish cup play. The hosts both lead after leg one, Celta de Vigo with a 4-1 advantage and Eibar with a 3-0 lead, and seek to batten down the hatches and hold on in leg two.

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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After seeing their crosstown rivals drop points on Saturday, Atletico Madrid will look to leap back into the La Liga race on Sunday morning.

The Spanish powerhouse headlines Sunday's action in a clash with Deportivo La Coruna. Entering Sunday's match, Atletico sits on nine points, five back of league-leaders Real Madrid with a game in hand.

African Cup of Nations

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Cup action takes center stage on Wednesday with England and Spain highlighting the day's slate of games.

TheEFL Cup resumes as Liverpool and Southampton play the second leg of their semifinal at Anfield. Saints hold a 1-0 lead on aggregate after their win on Jan. 11. The winner of the semi will face either Hull City or Manchester United in the final.

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The FA Cup resumes with third-round replays on Tuesday, while the African Cup of Nations continues with Group D action.

Three Premier League teams are involved in the FA Cup replays as Lynden Gooch's Sunderland takes on Burnley, while Crystal Palace faces Bolton. However, the televised match will be Lincoln City against Ipswich Town.

United States Men's National Team

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Following Friday's loss, the U.S. Men's National Team returns to action on Tuesday night for another vital World Cup qualifier.

The Hexagonal continues on Tuesday night at Costa Rica's Estadio Nacional as the USMNT visits Los Ticos for the second game of the qualifying round.

USMNT vs. Trinidad & Tobago: Your Running Commentary

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The U.S. Men's National Team is one step away from the Hexagonal round heading into a clash with Trinidad & Tobago. Barring a historic self-destruction, the U.S. is through, but there's still plenty on the line in the final game of the World Cup qualifying stage.

Major League Soccer

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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Sunday morning is another busy one for Europe's elite, while the evening is headlined by some big-time MLS playoff clashes.

The action starts early in England, as the North London Derby kickstarts the day's action as Tottenham takes on Arsenal. Fellow title contender Liverpool joins the fray a bit later against Watford, while Bob Bradley's Swansea City hosts Manchester United as the American coach searches for his first win with the Welsh club.

MLS Week 30: Your Running Commentary

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Saturday is a busy day in MLS play, as several teams in the playoff hunt collide as the season winds down.

An Eastern conference clash between Toronto FC and the Philadelphia Union kickstarts the action, as TFC looks to clinch a spot in the playoffs with a win.

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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The UEFA Champions League is finally back, while two MLS teams vie for an elusive trophy on Tuesday night.

In Europe, the Champions League group stage begins with several marquee clashes on tap. Paris-Saint Germain hosts Arsenal in a pivotal game as both sides duke it out for the top spot in Group A.

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The international break is in full swing, but the MLS schedule features five matches to make up a busy Saturday night.

Headlining the action is a clash of Western Conference contenders as the Portland Timbers visit FC Dallas. Joining them in action are the Colorado Rapids, who will look to keep pace atop the conference against the struggling New England Revolution.

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The MLS playoffs continue on Sunday with a slate of four games to open the conference semifinal round.

Sunday's action begins in Montreal, as the Impact host the New York Red Bulls in Eastern Conference action. The Impact are fresh off a win over D.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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The international break is in full swing, as Saturday presents a busy slate of clashes across the world of soccer.

Headlining Saturday's action are several World Cup qualifiers throughout Europe. In England, the Three Lions take the field for the first time since Sam Allardyce's dismissal, adding a bit if intrigue to a clash with minnows Malta.

Manchester United

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European Cup action headlines Wednesday afternoon before the MLS playoffs kick off in the evening.

A Manchester Derby serves as the main event, as Manchester United hosts Manchester City in the EFL Cup. The match is a virtual must-win for Man United, who have struggled for form under Jose Mourinho.

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Two of the Premier League's best teams, and fiercest rivals, collide on Monday afternoon.

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are firmly in the title race, but will need a win on Monday to keep pace. In their way stands Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Manchester United, a team still finding their feet after several big-name additions over the summer.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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The international break is over, asclub soccer returns on Saturday with some spectacular matchups.

Saturday's action is headlined by a derby clash between Manchester United and Manchester City. Featuring longtime rivals Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho at the helm, the two Manchester clubs have been the best in England thus far, even if City will be without Sergio Aguero for Saturday's clash due to suspension.

The Rest

Soccer Friday: Your Running Commentary

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The weekend's soccer begins today, with several leagues in play, featuring multiple Americans.

Fresh off securing a spot in the Champions League quarterfinals, Borussia Dortmund and Christian Pulisic host FC Ingolstadt, featuring fellow American Alfredo Morales in Bundesliga action. Meanwhile, in the English Championship, German-American manager David Wagner continues in the hunt for promotion with Huddersfield Town as they face a Bristol City side looking to avoid relegation.

U.S. U-20s vs. Panama: Your Running Commentary

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The road to South Korea starts on Saturday for the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team.

Saturday brings the beginning of the CONCACAF U-20 Championships as the U.S. U-20s collide with Panama to open their push towards the World Cup. The competition begins with a group stage with the U.S. needing to finish in the top two of a group featuring Panama, Haiti and Saint Kitts & Nevis to reach the second round.

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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Edinson Cavani's impeccable form as of late has Paris Saint-Germain thinking of yet another Coupe de La Ligue title this season, and the club will try to take its next step toward accomplishing that feat on Tuesday.

The three-time reigning champion of the competition will travel to take on Bordeaux in the semifinals today with its Argentine striker playing at his personal best.

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A pair of Premier League sides clash in the English Football League Cup Semifinals on Wednesday afternoon, as each seeks to reach the finals of the prestigious knockout tournament.

Southampton play the hosts as they welcome Liverpool to St. Mary's Stadium in leg one of their semifinal match.

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First place in the Bundesliga in on the line on Wednesday, as the perennial title favorite takes on the upstart challenger.

Bayern Munich and Red Bull Leipzig enter the final matchday before the winter break tied on 36 points. Bayern enters the match in first due to a superior goal differential.

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Five teams will try to book their spots in the group stage of the Champions League, while cup action resumes across Europe and in Mexico.

TheUEFA Champions League continues with five second-leg playoff matches, featuring Roma against Porto, Monaco versus Villarreal and Celtic taking on Hapoel Be'er Sheva.