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May 29/30: What to watch, where to go

5/29/2012

TUESDAY, MAY 29

  • TELEVISION

BEACH SOCCER IL MUNDIALITO DE CLUBES

Seattle Sounders (USA) vs. São Paulo (Brazil)

Fox Deportes, 11 a.m.


MLS clubs are branching out, adding women's teams and, up north, even a beach soccer side, which competed in São Paulo earlier this month.

Also

Vasco da Gama (Brazil) vs. Santos (Brazil), Fox Deportes, 1 p.m.

AC Milan (Italy) vs. Boca Juniors (Argentina), Fox Deportes, 4 p.m.

Barcelona (Spain) vs. São Paulo (Brazil), Fox Deportes, 5 p.m.

  • ON LOCAL FIELDS

USL PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE

Southern California Seahorses at Orange County Blue Star

Concordia University (Irvine), 5 p.m.

Blue Star vaulted atop the Southwest Division standings with a 3-2 win over the Seahorses last week in La Mirada. So Cal is still seeking its first win of the year.

U.S. OPEN CUP

Chivas USA at Ventura County Fusion

Ventura College, 7 p.m.


The Goats have lost in their first game in the U.S. Open Cup, or in a qualifying opener, every year but one. They enter this year in the third round, against an amateur Fusion side that has one former Chivas player (Rodrigo Lopez), the brother of a Chivas player (Travis Bowen) and has already beaten one team of pros.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30

  • TELEVISION

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY

Brazil at United States

ESPN2, 4:30 p.m./Telefutura (KFTR/Channel 46), 5 p.m.


Landon Donovan's hat trick disposed of Scotland, but the second of three friendlies leading to the U.S.'s World Cup qualifying openers is going to be much, much tougher, of course. Brazil is 15-1-0 against the Yanks, the lone U.S. win back in 1998 at the Coliseum, thanks to Kasey Keller and Preki.

Also

Spain vs. South Korea, ESPN Deportes, 10:50 a.m.; ESPN2, 10:55 a.m.

Iceland at Sweden, ESPN Deportes, 1 p.m.

Beach Soccer Il Mundialito de Clubes

Vasco da Gama (Brazil) vs. Boca Juniors (Argentina), Fox Deportes, 11 a.m.

Flamengo (Brazil) vs. Seattle Sounders (U.S.), 1 p.m.

  • ON LOCAL FIELDS

USL W-LEAGUE

L.A. Strikers at Pali Blues

Palisades High School (Pacific Palisades), 7 p.m.


Pali is wrapping up its schedule against the local foes this week, with home games against Pasadena's Strikers and, on Saturday, the Santa Clarita Blue Heat. Sweep them again, and only Seattle and the Colorado clubs stand between the Blues and the Western title.