Waiting for the Weekend

It’s the final weekend of the MLS regular season in what we are (constantly) reminded is the tightest playoff race in league history, while local colleges are also getting closer to making tournament plans. And, of course, the especially avid fan can see the Galaxy play San Jose at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Home Depot Center (9 p.m. FSN, delayed) and then turn around a few hours later to check in at noon Sunday at the same venue to see Chivas USA play the Houston Dynamo (live on Prime).

So there’s plenty to watch on TV, plenty to see locally, plenty to check out below:

TV highlights
*4:30 a.m. Saturday ESPN2 Wolverhampton Wanderers-Aston Villa
*7:55 a.m. Saturday Galavision Mexico-Switzerland (U-17 World Cup)
*9:30 a.m. Saturday FSC Chelsea-Blackburn Rovers
*6 p.m. Saturday FSC Real Salt Lake-Colorado Rapids

*7 a.m. Sunday FSC Liverpool-Manchester United
*9 a.m. Sunday FSC West Ham United-Arsenal
*12:30 p.m. Sunday FSC Chievo-AC Milan
*1 p.m. Sunday ESPN2 Barcelona-Real Zaragoza
*3 p.m. Sunday ESPN2 Columbus Crew-New England Revolution
*3 p.m. Sunday KMEX Club America-CD Guadalajara
*3 p.m. Sunday FSC River Plate-Boca Juniors

In college action Thursday, Torrance’s Tyler Krumpe (son of Coach Paul Krumpe) scored the winner in overtime Thursday as the Loyola Marymount men (7-6-1, 2-3-1 WCC) defeated San Diego, 2-1. Also Thursday, the Long Beach State women (5-9-2, 1-4-0 BWC) lost 2-0 to Cal State Fullerton.

Local women’s college games this weekend include:
*2:30 p.m. today Cal State Northridge-Cal State Bakersfield
*3 p.m. today USC-Oregon State
*7 p.m. Saturday CSUDH-Seattle Pacific
*1 p.m. Sunday USC-Oregon
*2 p.m. Sunday Long Beach State-UC Riverside
*2:30 p.m. Sunday Cal State Northridge-UC Irvine

Local men’s games:
*3 p.m. Sunday LMU-San Diego

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