THURSDAY, NOV. 3
UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE
Udinese (Italy) at Atletico Madrid (Spain)
GolTV, 1 p.m.
The Little Zebras are off to a terrific start, second in Serie A and on top midway through the Group I slate in Europe's No. 2 club competition. Atletico, which won this competition two seasons ago, lost the first meeting, two weeks ago in Udine, on two late goals.
Slovan Bratislava (Slovakia) at Paris Saint-Germain (France), GolTV, 11 a.m.
UEFA Champions League
Lille (France) at Inter Milan (Italy), Fox Soccer Channel, 9 a.m.; Fox Deportes, 11 a.m.; Fox Soccer Plus, 6 p.m.
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Philadelphia Union at Houston Dynamo
ESPN2, 5:30 p.m.
The Dynamo are healthy, confident, have much more than MVP candidate Brad Davis -- and they're looking like a good bet to make it to the MLS Cup final. Philly must overcome a 2-1 deficit from their home leg in the first-round playoff series.
New York Red Bulls at Galaxy, ESPN2, 8 p.m.
Washington State at Washington, Fox Soccer Channel, 7 p.m. and midnight
Libertad (Paraguay) at LDU Quito (Ecuador)
Fox Deportes, 5:30 p.m.
Every top-eight seed but one advanced to the quarterfinals of South America's No. 2 club competition, and that's because Liga de Quito did enough in their home leg to upset defending champion Independiente.
Vasco da Gama (Brazil) at Universitario (Peru), Fox Deportes, 7 a.m.
U de Chile (Chile) at Arsenal de Sarandi (Argentina), Fox Deportes, 3 p.m.
ON LOCAL FIELDS
Cal State Northridge at Long Beach State
George Allen Field (Long Beach), 2 p.m.
CSUN stunned the 49ers during the regular season, a loss that, it turns out, cost them the Big West Conference title. The rematch is a semifinal in the conference tournament, which Long Beach might need to capture to get into the NCAA tournament.
UC Davis at UC Irvine, 7 p.m.
Redlands at Cal Lutheran (Thousand Oaks), 7 p.m.
Pomona-Pitzer at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Claremont), 7 p.m.
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
New York Red Bulls at Galaxy
Home Depot Center (Carson), 8 p.m.
The Red Bulls put heavy pressure on L.A. after falling behind in the first leg, but if there was any question about Omar Gonzalez's MLS Defender of the Year candidacy, it's gone now. A draw is all the Galaxy needs to reach their third straight Western Conference final.
TV: ESPN2, 8 p.m.
FRIDAY, NOV. 4
VfB Stuttgart at FSV Mainz 05
ESPN Deportes, 12:25 p.m.
Sixth-place Stuttgart is unbeaten in its last six games, league and cup, and within reach of the No. 2 spot. Mainz has lost six of 11 games and appears at risk for relegation.
UEFA Europa League
FC Zurich (Switzerland) at Lazio (Italy), GolTV, 5 p.m.
Cal Poly at UC Santa Barbara
Fox Soccer Channel, 7 p.m.
California's biggest college rivalry game typically draws five-figure crowds, and they usually get to see a sizzler. Now we all do. All that's at stake is where UCSB will seeded in the Big West Conference tournament.
MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION
Jaguares at Morelia
Azteca America (KAZA/Channel 54) and Fox Deportes, 7:10 p.m.
The club from Chiapas is having a wonderful season, second place and playoff-bound heading into the final regular-season game of the Apertura. Morelia, after beating Santos in Wednesday's resumption of a gunbattle-halted clash, is on the bubble and can clinch a playoff spot with a win.
ON LOCAL FIELDS
USC at UCLA
Drake Stadium (Westwood), 7 p.m.
You know what they say about rivalry games, and no So Cal college soccer rivalry approaches this one. Yes, the Bruins are among the nation's best sides -- just one loss, ranked fourth in the nation -- and USC has suffered through a difficult, disappointing campaign. Means nothing here.
The Master's at Azusa Pacific (Azusa), 2 p.m.
San Francisco at Pepperdine (Malibu), 3 p.m.
Portland at Loyola Marymount (Westchester), 3 p.m.