Best Bets Aug. 3/4: What to watch

August, 2, 2011
8/02/11
10:58
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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 3

  • TELEVISION

CLUB FRIENDLY
Guadalajara (Mexico) vs. Barcelona (Spain)
ESPN2 and Galavision, 5 p.m.

Chivas pushed back its visit to Tijuana by a month to play in this World Football Challenge friendly against Europe's champs, who started their participation in the series with a loss to Manchester United.

CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
San Francisco FC (Panama) at Seattle Sounders
Fox Soccer Channel, 7 p.m.
The Sounders failed in the first leg in Panama and head into the home leg of their preliminary-round series down, 1-0, so this is as must-win as they come. The reward is a spot in the group phase of the region's club championship.
Also
Alianza (El Salvador) at FC Dallas, Fox Soccer Channel, 5 p.m.
Santos (Mexico) at Olimpia (Honduras), TeleFutura (KFTR/Channel 46), 7 p.m.
Copa Sudamericana
Deportivo Anzoategui (Venezuela) at Deportivo Quito (Ecuador), Fox Deportes, 3 p.m.
The Strongest (Bolivia) at Olimpia (Paraguay), Fox Deportes, 5 p.m.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Galaxy at Portland Timbers
ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, 7:30 p.m.
The Galaxy's unbeaten streak has reached 14 games, but can it survive Timber Joey's chainsaw? David Beckham is back from suspension, so Portlanders won't be too unhappy if L.A. wins.
Also
Real Salt Lake at Sporting Kansas City, MLS Direct Kick, 5:30 p.m.
Philadelphia Union at Chicago Fire, MLS Direct Kick, 6 p.m.

MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION
Monterrey at Pumas UNAM
Telemundo (KVEA/Channel 52), 10 p.m.
The showdown between Mexico's last two champs -- the Rayados won last year's Apertura, and Pumas is reigning champ after capturing the Clausura -- is on a three-hour delay. Both have won their first two games.
Also
Estudiantes Tecos at America, TeleFutura (KFTR/Channel 46), 5 p.m.
Cruz Azul at Pachuca, Galavision, 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, AUG. 4




  • TELEVISION

FIFA U-20 WORLD CUP
Mexico vs. England
Galavision, 2:50 p.m.
Knockout-stage berths are available to both sides in this Group F finale, and a winner is guaranteed a spot. El Tri is coming off a 3-0 rout of North Korea, but England has not impressed -- both of its games ended 0-0. Replay: ESPNU, 11 p.m.
Also
Brazil vs. Panama, ESPNU, 5:45 p.m.
Copa Sudamericana
Nacional (Paraguay) at San Jose (Bolivia), Fox Deportes, 3 p.m.
Liga de Quito (Ecuador) vs. Yaracuyanos (Venezuela), Fox Deportes, 5 p.m.

CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Motagua (Honduras) at Municipal (Guatemala)
TeleFutura (KFTR/Channel 46), 7 p.m.
The Galaxy will open its CCL campaign Aug. 16 at Home Depot Center against the victor in this preliminary-round series -- Motagua, almost certainly, after its 4-0 romp in last week's first leg.

MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION
Puebla at Atlante
Galavision, 7 p.m.
Wednesday's Apertura meeting makes it to the screen a day late. Puebla has real aspirations for something nice this season -- the playoffs would be nice -- and are hoping American winger DaMarcus Beasley, back in North America after seven years in Europe, can help make it so.
Also
Gallos Blancos de Queretaro at Atlas, Galavision, 5 p.m.

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