Friday Football: Waiting for the Weekend

It’s a rare weekend when both the Galaxy and Chivas USA are on the road, but that’s the case Saturday and Sunday.

Still, there’s plenty going on including:

*The Galaxy visiting San Jose (1 p.m. FSN) where fans there still loathe Landon Donovan.

*Long Beach State kicks off their season at 5 p.m. today against BYU at George Allen Field.

*Other college games locally include Pepperdine playing at 3 p.m. today at Tari Frahm Rokus Field against Fresno State. Tickets are $8 adults, $5 students, seniors and children.

*The Cal State Northridge women play at UC Santa Barbara tonight then play the first-ever home game under lights at 7 p.m. Sunday against Portland at Matador Field. The floodlights were installed this summer. Tickets are $5 adults, $3 youths and seniors.

*San Diego Padres management may be thrilled about the Chivas USA-CD Guadalajara game announced Thursday, but players with the baseball franchise are not.

*Check out this cool soccer map that won awards at a recent San Diego convention for mapmakers. (Click on it to enlarge).

*Finally, Daily Breeze columnist John Bogert today pays tribute to his late father-in-law, John Crisp Yellowley, a huge soccer fan and former club physician for Scotland’s Dunfermline Athletic. Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who banged in 45 goals in 51 games for Dunfermline back in the 1964-1965 season, will attend his funeral Tuesday. Read the column here.

*For those of you loathe to leave the comfy confines of your couch this weekend, Clint Dempsey’s Fulham hosting Manchester United at 8 a.m. Sunday on Fox Soccer Channel is probably the pick of the televised games from the EPL.

In MLS, Chivas USA plays at Dallas at 5:30 p.m. Saturday on FSC.

Click at top right for a full listing of all the games on TV.

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  • Studs Up

    Just a note re CSUN soccer history. Back in the 80′s when CSUN was a dominent force in NCAA Division II, attending their games at their old field in Devonshire Downs with it’s permanent/covered (pre-quake days) west stand was THE best soccer experience in LA area, including the heyday of UCLA soccer. It was packed with 3-4000 people for evey home game with some good soccer to boot.