THURSDAY, FEB. 2
ITALIAN SERIE A
Chievo Verona at Novara
Fox Soccer Channel, 11:30 a.m.
They're calling Michael Bradley “General” for his command in Chievo's midfield. This one's must-win for the Flying Donkeys -- Novara is all but sure for the drop. Replays: 5 p.m. and midnight.
BRAZILIAN CAMPEONATO PAULISTA
Guarani at São Paulo
GolTV, 1:30 p.m.
The Galaxy lost Juninho to São Paulo, and he hasn't made the 18-man game roster for the first three state tournament matches, all victories. Guarani has won two of its first three.
Union Española (Chile) at UANL Tigres (Mexico)
Fox Deportes, 6 p.m.
Los Alamitos' Jonathan Bornstein made his first competitive appearance for Tigres' first team since May in the first leg, a 1-0 loss in Chile. Overcome the deficit, and Mexico's champs join Bolivar (Bolivia), Junior (Colombia) and Universidad Catolica (Chile) in Group 3.
Peñarol (Uruguay) at Caracas FC (Venezuela), Fox Deportes, 3:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, FEB. 3
MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION
Atlas at Estudiantes Tecos
Galavision, 6 p.m.
The most vital regular-season race this Clausura is between these Guadalajara rivals. One of them, it appears, is headed down to the second-tier Liga de Ascenso, and this could make the difference. Atlas has a four-point lead in the relegation table.
Liga de Ascenso
Irapuato at Altamira, GolTV, 5 p.m.
Final, Fox Soccer Plus, 6:55 a.m. and 6 p.m.
ON LOCAL FIELDS
FC Hasental at Chivas USA
Home Depot Center Field 4 (Carson), 11 a.m.
Blair Gavin returns and Oswaldo Minda debuts as the Goats take on an NPSL team from Thousand Oaks in their second preseason encounter, tentatively scheduled for a field next to Avalon Boulevard.