Thursday Kicks: World Cup weekend & more

i-0992015a7aa8c2f2efe8fa7e326deebd-maradonaqfinals.jpgDiego Maradona and Argentina are ready for the quarterfinals. Are you? (AP Photo)

*Will there be four South American teams in the World Cup quarterfinals?

The schedule:

7 a.m. Friday ESPN Netherlands-Brazil
11:30 a.m. Friday ESPN Uruguay-Ghana

7 a.m. Saturday ABC Germany-Argentina
11:30 a.m. Saturday ABC Paraguay-Spain

Click at top right for recommended places to watch in Southern California.

*Also, some World Cup stars could soon be coming to play in Ventura County.

*Is this the reason “bubbly” Bob Bradley hasn’t resigned yet?

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Expect fireworks in Carson this weekend (times two).

From today’s Daily Breeze:

*Chivas USA and Major League Soccer-expansion team Philadelphia Union meet for the first time in history at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Home Depot Center, 18400 Avalon Blvd., on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and will feature a 15-minute firework display at its conclusion. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit Tickets range from $20 to $200.

*An even bigger fireworks display is on tap for Sunday after the 7:30 p.m. Galaxy-Seattle Sounders game. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 877-3GALAXY (877-342-5299).

For those just wanting to view the fireworks after the Galaxy game, a free shuttle bus will be available from the parking lot of the Carson Community Center to the Home Depot Center. A grass picnic area next to the Velodrome has been set up as a viewing area. The bus will make at least two round-trips and will depart from the community center for the first time at 7:30 p.m., make a stop at the South Bay Pavilion and transport spectators back to the community center after the fireworks show.

Families are welcome to bring lawn chairs and food to enjoy the evening’s festivities. Admission is free to view in the public viewing area, but parking fees apply if spectators drive in to the Home Depot Center. Call 310-952-1000, Ext. 1712, for more information.

*Finally, the Galaxy will play Seattle twice in four days next week.


ESPN2 added Sunday’s Galaxy-Sounders game to its schedule today citing “the excitement surrounding the 2010 FIFA World Cup.”

Landon Donovan and Edson Buddle are both expected to return from World Cup duty for the game.

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