THURSDAY, MAY 17
UEFA WOMEN'S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Lyon (France) vs. FFC Frankfurt (Germany)
GolTV, 9 a.m.
Defending champion Lyon, with a lineup featuring former L.A. Sol star Camille Abily, plus Sonia Bompastor and Lotta Schelin, takes on the three-time champion from Germany. FFCF's roster includes American defender Gina Lewandowski.
Fluminense (Brazil) at Boca Juniors (Argentina)
Fox Deportes, 3:30 p.m.
The top-seeded Brazilians have lost just one of eight games in this year's South American club championship. A Group 4 home game against Boca. Fluzão did win the La Bombanera showdown. This is the first leg of the quarterfinals.
Santos (Brazil) at Velez Sarsfield (Argentina)
MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION
Santos Laguna at Monterrey
Telefutura (KFTR/Channel 46), 6:50 p.m.
The top-seeded Guerreros visit the second-seeded Rayados for the opener of the home-and-home Clausura final, a rematch of the 2010 Apertura championship -- won by Monterrey, which is seeking its third title in seven seasons. Santos, which needed two late goals from Oribe Peralta to pull out its semifinal series against Tigres, have lost in three of the last four title series.
ON LOCAL FIELDS
Galaxy Front Office vs. Chivas USA Front Office
Black Army 1850 (Chivas USA) vs. Riot Squad (Galaxy)
Union Ultras (Chivas USA) vs. Angel City Brigade (Galaxy)
Home Depot Center Field 5 (Carson), 6 p.m.
Front offices and supporters groups from both SuperClasico sides square off in a friendly tripleheader in advance of Saturday's showdown between the real teams. Second game at 7:30, nightcap at 9.
FRIDAY, MAY 18
ON LOCAL FIELDS
USL PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
Ogden Outlaws at Ventura County Fusion
Ventura College, 7 p.m.
The Fusion are still looking for their first PDL victory, but they scored a big win Tuesday night in the U.S. Open Cup. Utah's Outlaws begin their campaign, starting a two-game Southland swing.
WOMEN'S PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE
L.A. Vikings at Beach Futbol Club
George Allen Field, Long Beach State, 7 p.m.
Beach FC, the club run by Long Beach State women's coach Mauricio Ingrassia, makes its WPSL debut against the Vikings club formerly known as “Los Al.”