Soccer on TV: Saturday’s schedule

Here is the list of games from across the world that can be viewed on TV on Saturday.

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6:30 a.m. – Borussia Dortmund at SC Freiburg – FS1

6:30 a.m. – Eintracht Frankfurt at Borussia Monchengladbach – FSP

6:30 a.m. – Bayer Leverkusen at Mainz – FS2

6:55 a.m. – Bournemouth at Arsenal – NBCSN

7 a.m. – Tottenham at Everton – CNBC

7:05 a.m. – Atletico Madrid at Valencia – beIN

9:15 a.m. – Chievo Verona at Juventus – beIN

9:30 a.m. – Manchester United at Stoke City – Ch. 4

9:30 a.m. – Bayern Munich at TSG Hoffenheim – FSP

11:35 a.m. – Espanyol at Barcelona – beIN

12:30 p.m. – NWSL: FC Kansas City Chicago – Lifetime

12:55 p.m. – MLS: New York at Chicago – UniMas

4:55 p.m. – Necaxa at Monterrey – Gala

5 p.m. – Chivas at Pachuca – KMEX, 1220

6:55 p.m. – Veracruz at Club America – KMEX

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MLS increases number of substitutes for upcoming postseason

Major League Soccer announced Thursday that a fourth sub will be available for teams during the upcoming postseason.

The extra sub will only be available if the game goes to extra time and may be used regardless of the number of subs a team makes during regulation.

Other competitions that have experimented with the fourth substitute include the FA Cup, Scottish Cup, FIFA Confederations Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.

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100 Percent Soccer column: Real stars on show at MLS All-Star game and the return of Sigi Scmid to the LA Galaxy

(Photos courtesy LA Galaxy).

Given today’s news, this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column that was filed Wednesday afternoon before word broke of Sigi Schmid’s Galaxy return, was rather prescient.

Also: Continue reading “100 Percent Soccer column: Real stars on show at MLS All-Star game and the return of Sigi Scmid to the LA Galaxy” »

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100 Percent Soccer column: Can the Galaxy turn their season around after deflating home loss to Vancouver Wednesday?

Read the match report here.

Short answer from fans: no (see more reaction below).

This was not what coach Curt Onalfo and the Galaxy wanted when they embarked on the second half of the season Wednesday against Vancouver.

Read more at this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column (full disclosure it was filed just before last night’s game kicked off).

Fans are not happy:

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ICYMI: Pele signs with LA Galaxy, will Zlatan Ibrahimovic be next?

No, not THAT Pele — it’s Pele van Anholt, a 26-year-old Dutch defender.

As for the persistent Zlatan rumors, the latest is that he could stay with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said today at a press conference in LA ahead of Saturday’s friendly against the Galaxy since he will be out until at least December.

But the LA Times was most insistent earlier that the Galaxy could be his destination. And yet the always reliable tabloid The Sun (cough, cough) says otherwise.

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100 Percent Soccer column: Manchester United on Saturday’s LA Galaxy game in Carson — meh

Would you spend $250 to watch a Real Madrid training session? And there’s no guarantee of even on autograph at that price.

Ticket prices for actual games are similarly eye-popping considering they are little more than glorified training sessions. And to top it off, Manchester United’s attitude toward Saturday’s Galaxy exhibition game is more than a little underwhelming if not insulting.

Read more in this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column.

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Bradford Jamieson IV selected to MLS Homegrown Game

Bradford Jamieson IV was selected to his third MLS Homegrown Game, the league announced Wednesday.

Jamieson, 20, was previously named to the 2014 and 2015 roster. He has played in a

Portland Timbers forward Lucas Melano (26) and Los Angeles Galaxy forward Bradford Jamieson IV (38) in actions during an MLS soccer game in Carson, Calif., Sunday April 10, 2016. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

career-high nine games so far this season, with one goal and one assist.

The MLS Homegrown team will be coached by Brian McBride and Mike Magee to face the U-20 team of Chivas de Guadalajara in the fourth annual MLS Homegrown Game, Aug. 1 at Toyota Park.

Here is the complete roster:

Goalkeepers: Jesse Gonzalez (FC Dallas), Evan Louro (New York Red Bulls)

Defenders: Marco Farfan (Portland Timbers), Kortne Ford (Colorado Rapids), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union)

Midfielders: Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls), Alphonso Davies (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Derrick Etienne Jr. (New York Red Bulls), Derrick Jones (Philadelphia Union), Brooks Lennon (Real Salt Lake), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire), Paxton Pomykal (FC Dallas), Ballou Tabla (Montreal)

Forwards: Andrew Carleton (Atlanta United), Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas), Jordan Hamilton (Toronto FC), Bradford Jamieson IV (LA Galaxy)

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