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Best Bets Sept. 20/21: What to watch, where to go

TUESDAY, SEPT. 20

  • TELEVISION

SPANISH LA LIGA

Mallorca at Villarreal

ESPN Deportes, 12:55 p.m.

The Yellow Submarine is off to a horrid start, with just one win in six outings, and that over a Danish club. They're 17th of 18 clubs after three games, five spots above Mallorca, which is coming off back-to-back 1-0 defeats.

Italian Serie A

Inter Milan at Novara, Fox Soccer Channel, 11:30 a.m. and midnight; Fox Deportes, 11:30 a.m.

English League Cup

Manchester United at Leeds United, Fox Soccer Plus, 11:40 a.m., 6 p.m. and 1 a.m.

French Ligue 1

Lille at Bordeaux, Fox Soccer Plus, 2 and 9 p.m.

COPA SUDAMERICANA

Olimpia (Paraguay) at Emelec (Ecuador)

Fox Deportes, 5:30 p.m.

Vladimir Marin scored twice as Olimpia posted a 2-1 victory in its home leg. Now El Decano looks to hold on in Guayaquil.

Also

Nacional (Paraguay) at Aurora (Bolivia), Fox Deportes, 3 p.m.

CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Herediano (Costa Rica) at Seattle Sounders

Fox Soccer Channel and Telefutura (KFTR/Channel 46), 7 p.m.

The Sounders have won their first three games in the region's club championship, and another one here -- over the winless Florenses -- could be enough to ensure their passage to the knockout stage.

Also

Tauro (Panama) at Toronto FC, Fox Soccer Channel, 5 p.m.

Comunicaciones (Guatemala) at Monterrey (Mexico), Telefutura (KFTR/Channel 46), 5 p.m.

  • ON LOCAL FIELDS

COLLEGE WOMEN/MEN

Notre Dame de Namur at Cal Baptist

CBU Soccer Stadium (Riverside), 1:30 and 4 p.m.

Cal Baptist's first season in NCAA Division II is going well, and both the men and women captured their Pacific West Conference debuts. Notre Dame de Namur, from south of San Francisco, has a nationally ranked men's side.

Also

Bethesda Christian at The Masters (Santa Clarita), men: 4 p.m.

San Diego Christian at Soka (Aliso Viejo), women: 5 p.m.; men: 7 p.m.

Marymount at Biola (La Mirada), women: 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21

  • TELEVISION

SPANISH LA LIGA

Barcelona at Valencia

GolTV, 1 p.m.

The Catalans' iffy start to the La Liga campaign, with a draw at Real Sociedad in the second game, came into focus with the weekend's 8-0 laugher over Osasuna. Valencia is the surprise leader after winning its first three.

Also

Racing Santander at Real Madrid, ESPN Deportes, 10:55 a.m.

Sporting Gijon at Atletico Madrid, GoLTV, 11 a.m.

Italian Serie A

Udinese at AC Milan, Fox Soccer Channel, 11:30 a.m.; Fox Deportes, 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

English League Cup

Liverpool at Brighton & Hove Albion, Fox Soccer Plus, 11:40 a.m., 6 p.m. and midnight

Fulham at Chelsea, Fox Soccer Plus, 2 and 9 p.m.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Chivas USA at D.C. United

Prime Ticket and KWHY/Channel 22, 4:30 p.m.

The Goats have lost four in a row as their injury-fatigued defense has faltered, and their fading postseason desires require a victory here -- after getting blown out in the Sept. 10 meeting at HDC -- and down the line.

Also

Real Salt Lake at New York Red Bulls, MLS Direct Kick, 5 p.m.

San Jose Earthquakes at Portland Timbers, MLS Direct Kick, 7:30 p.m.

Brazilian Brasileirão Petrobras

Corinthians at Sao Paulo, GolTV, 5:45 p.m. and midnight

CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Galaxy at Alajuelense (Costa Rica)

Fox Soccer Channel and Galavision, 7 p.m.

L.A.'s late collapse last week at Morelia changed things considerably. Instead of sitting really pretty atop Group A -- with a win especially, but a tie would have worked, too -- the Galaxy is even with the Monarcas and Costa Rican champ Alajuela halfway through the round. Getting a result in Central America (a win, especially) might be mandatory.

Also

Pumas UNAM (Mexico) at FC Dallas, Fox Soccer Channel, 5 p.m. and 1 a.m.; Galavision, 5 p.m.

Real España (Honduras) at Colorado Rapids, Fox Soccer Channel, 10 p.m.

Copa Sudamericana

Universidad de Chile (Chile) at Nacional (Uruguay), Fox Deportes, 3 p.m.

La Equidad (Colombia) at Libertad (Paraguay), Fox Deportes, 11 p.m.

  • ON LOCAL FIELDS

COLLEGE MEN

Redlands at Whittier

Graham Soccer Field (Whittier), 7 p.m.

The Bulldogs and Poets went unbeaten the first week of Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play. Redlands is no surprise -- it shared the regular-season title last year.

Also

Caltech at Cal Lutheran (Thousand Oaks), 4 p.m.

Pomona-Pitzer at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Claremont), 7 p.m.

La Verne at Occidental (Eagle Rock), 7 p.m.

COLLEGE WOMEN

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Pomona-Pitzer

Pomona-Pitzer Soccer Field (Claremont), 4 p.m.

The Sagehens have won their last four games, all by shutout, and face a test against the other three Claremont Colleges in a SCIAC showdown. Afterward, a five-block walk north gets you to CMS's Pritzlaff Field for the men's game.

Also

Occidental vs. La Verne at Damien High School (La Verne), 7 p.m.

Whittier at Redlands, 7 p.m.