May 23/24: What to watch, where to go

May, 22, 2012
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 23
  • TELEVISION
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Bayern Munich (Germany) at Netherlands
ESPN Deportes, 10 a.m.

A game nobody wants to play -- Bayern is coming off defeat in Saturday's Champions League final, and the Dutch don't want to play against so many German national-teamers just before Euro 2012 kicks off -- but this game was the resolution of a fight between the sides over Holland/Bayern star Arjen Robben.

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Boca Juniors (Argentina) at Fluminense (Brazil)
Fox Deportes, 3:30 p.m.

Carlinhos' second yellow card after 33 minutes colored the first leg, in Buenos Aires, which Boca captured, 1-0, on Pablo Mouche's goal early in the second half. If CABJ can hold on in Rio, it heads to the semifinals in South America's club competition. Replay: 11 p.m.
Also
Vasco da Gama (Brazil) at Corinthians (Brazil), Fox Deportes, 6 p.m.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Chivas USA at New York Red Bulls
Univision Deportes, 4 p.m.
Chivas is riding high from Saturday's win over the Galaxy, but New York has won five straight games, all by one goal, and the Goats don't have Juan Agudelo, who just arrived in a trade from the Red Bulls. If you've got DISH Network or AT&T UVerse, you can catch this one on Univision's new sports network. If not, there's the MLS LIVE online package ... or follow on Twitter.
Also
FC Dallas at Chicago Fire, MLS Direct Kick, 5:30 p.m.
Columbus Crew at Seattle Sounders, MLS Direct Kick, 7 p.m.
San Jose Earthquakes at Galaxy, KDOC/Channel 56, 7:30 p.m.; KWHY/Channel 22, 10:30 p.m.
  • ON LOCAL FIELDS
USL PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
Orange County Blue Star at Southern California Seahorses
Barbour Field, Biola University (La Mirada), 7 p.m.

The Seahorses are looking for the first victory as they open their home slate against their biggest rival. Blue Star is one of only two unbeaten sides in the Southwest Division, and the other, BYU, hasn't yet played.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
San Jose Earthquakes at Galaxy
Home Depot Center (Carson), 7:30 p.m.
The California Clasico isn't as heated as it used to be, before Chivas USA and when the clubs were trading titles, but the Quakes' resurgence this season makes this one a bit special, even if MLS goals leader Chris Wondolowski isn't playing. The Galaxy have already lost more games than in all of last season, and Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane are gone, like Wondo away on international duty.
TV: KDOC/Channel 56 (English) and KWHY/Channel 22 (Spanish, 10:30 p.m.).

THURSDAY, MAY 24

  • TELEVISION
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL ESPOIRS DE TOULON
Mexico U-23 vs. Morocco U-23
Telemundo (KVEA/Channel 52), 8:30 a.m.

Mexico's Olympic preps include a run through France's prestigious Toulon tournament, with the Moroccans up first in Group B, then France and Belarus.

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Velez Sarsfield (Argentina) at Santos (Brazil)
Fox Deportes, 4 p.m.
Ivan Obolo
's first-half goal gave Velez a 1-0 victory in their home leg, but beating Neymar and Co. in Brazil will be far tougher. The winner gets Corinthians or Vasco da Gama in the semifinals of South America's club championship. Replay: 11 p.m.
Also
Libertad (Paraguay) at Universidad de Chile (Chile), Fox Deportes, 6:30 p.m.

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