Waiting for the Weekend

The Galaxy are at home Saturday night against FC Dallas, Chivas USA have a noon Sunday game against the New England Revolution in Carson and yet there’s plenty of soccer on TV for those unwilling to leave their home.

ESPN issued a press release Thursday trumpeting their 14 games this weekend across their platforms (Freddy Adu fans can check out ESPN360.com Sunday, for instance, to see it he takes the field for Belenenses against the team that holds his contract, Benfica), while El Segundo-based DirecTV finally got around to formally announcing their broadcasts of more than 300 matches in the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and La Liga this season that I previously wrote about in my weekly column.

Overwhelmed? Here are my picks for the weekend’s best games on the box, followed by the local college action:


*6:54 a.m. ESPN2 Liverpool-Burnley
*7 a.m. Stoke City-Chelsea
*9:30 a.m. Tottenham Hotspur-Manchester United
*9:30 a.m. GolTV Borussia Dortmund-Bayern Munich
*6 p.m. FSC Real Salt Lake-Chicago Fire
*6:30 p.m. KFTR San Luis-CD Guadalajara
*10 p.m. Prime Galaxy-Dallas (delayed)


6 a.m. FSC Inter Milan-Parma
8 a.m. FSC Fulham-Everton
Noon FSN Chivas USA-New England Revolution

College result Thursday:

UCLA men 4 UC Davis 0 (Palos Verdes Estates’ Kyle Nakazawa got a goal for the Bruins, BTW.)

Local college games

The Matadors host a four-team tournament this weekend.


*4:30 p.m. today CSUDH men-Cal State San Bernadino, followed by the women’s game from the two schools at Toro Stadium.
*3 p.m. today USC-Gonzaga at McAlister Field.
*4 p.m. LMU men-San Jose State at Sullivan Field.
*Noon Sunday USC-Michigan at McAlister Field.
*1 p.m. Sunday UCLA women-Gonzaga at Drake Stadium
*1 p.m. Sunday Pepperdine-Hawaii (Tip: fans planning to attend Sunday’s game should first head to Lily’s Caf, Subway or Kentucky Fried Chicken along the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu and pick up a “Buy One, Get One Free” flyer).

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South Bay-based Los Angeles News Group soccer columnist and blogger Nick Green writes at the 100 Percent Soccer blog at www.insidesocal.com/soccer and craft beer at the Beer Goggles blog at www.insidesocal.com/beer. Cheers!