May 25/26: What to watch, where to go

May, 24, 2012
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FRIDAY, MAY 25
  • TELEVISION
SPANISH COPA DEL REY
Athletic Bilbao vs. Barcelona
ESPN Deportes, 12:50 p.m.

Barca didn't win either of the trophies they really coveted this season -- La Luga and the Champions League -- but the Catalans can wrap their season with Spain's cup title. Replay: 4 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY
Guatemala at Costa Rica
ESPN Deportes, 5:55 p.m.
Central American rivals face off in a friendly as they prepare for next month's start to semifinal-group play in CONCACAF's World Cup qualifying tournament.

SATURDAY, MAY 26
  • TELEVISION
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY
Bosnia & Herzegovina at Ireland
ESPN Deportes, 6:55 a.m.

Ireland begins its preparations for Euro 2012 in earnest, but Galaxy forward Robbie Keane, recovering from a hamstring strain, might be sitting this one out.
Also
Brazil vs. Denmark, GolTV, 6:30 a.m., noon, 4 and 10 p.m.
Serbia at Spain, ESPN Deportes, 8:55 a.m. and 6 p.m.
England at Norway, ESPN Deportes, 11:30 a.m.
Bulgaria at Netherlands, ESPN Deportes, 2 p.m.
Toulon International Tournament
Mexico U-23 vs. France U-23, Telemundo (KVEA/Channel 52), 11 a.m.; Mun2, 7 p.m.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Galaxy at Houston Dynamo
NBC Sports Network, 11:30 a.m.
The sole regular-season rematch of last year's MLS Cup presents the Galaxy their first trip to new BBVA Compass Stadium.
Also
Philadelphia Union at Toronto FC, MLS Direct Kick, 1:30 p.m.
Chicago Fire at Columbus Crew, Univision Deportes, 4 p.m.
New England Revolution at D.C. United, MLS Direct Kick, 4:30 p.m.
FC Dallas at Real Salt Lake, MLS Direct Kick, 6 p.m.
Montreal Impact at Colorado Rapids, MLS Direct Kick, 6 p.m.
Vancouver Whitecaps at Portland Timbers, MLS Direct Kick, 7 p.m.
Seattle Sounders at Chivas USA, Fox Sports West and KWHY/Channel 22, 7:30 p.m.; Prime Ticket, 2 a.m.

ENGLISH LEAGUE ONE
Huddersfield Town vs. Sheffield United
Fox Soccer Channel, 7 a.m.
One of these teams is joining Charlton Athletic and Sheffield Wednesday in vaulting from England's No. 3 league to the second-tier Championship. Sheffield United missed automatic promotion by three points. Replays: Fox Soccer Plus, 1 p.m.; FSC, 5 p.m.
Brazilian Brasileirão
Internacional at Flamengo, ESPN Deportes, 4 p.m.
Argentine Primera B Nacional
River Plate at Rosario Central, GolTV, 10 a.m., 2 and 8 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY
Scotland at United States
NBC Sports Network and Galavision, 5 p.m.
The U.S. is in Jacksonville to begin its “five-game tournament,” as it is terming three friendlies plus the first two World Cup qualifiers. The highlight: The first time Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey team up under Jurgen Klinsmann.
  • ON LOCAL FIELDS
NATIONAL PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE
Bay Area Ambassadors at FC Santa Clarita Storm
Hart High School (Newhall), 4 p.m.

Santa Clarita has beaten its first two Northern Conference opponents in West Division crossover play to climb to second in the South. Rosamond's Alex Harlley is a rising star.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Seattle Sounders at Chivas USA
Home Depot Center (Carson), 7:30 p.m.
The Goats are feeling confident after beating the Galaxy and claiming a point at New York. And the mighty Sounders are faltering -- they conceded four goals in their first 10 games and four in their last two.
TV: Fox Sports West (English), Prime Ticket (English, 2 a.m.) and KWHY/Channel 22 (Spanish).

USL PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
Southern California Seahorses at Ventura County Fusion
Ventura College, 8 p.m.
The Fusion play the sixth of seven games in a 16-day span. Victory is required if they want to win the PDL's Southwest Division, but the biggest game in club history -- against Chivas USA in the U.S. Open Cup -- is only three days away.

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