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June 1/2: What to watch, where to go

6/1/2012

FRIDAY, JUNE 1

  • TELEVISION

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY

Ukraine at Austria

ESPN Deportes, 11:25 a.m.

The Ukrainians are wrapping up preparations for Euro 2012, for which they are a co-host, and they're striving to maintain focus amid warnings that the racism in their country and Poland is so bad that fans who are not white should not attend the tournament, a charge their government has attacked as unfair and inaccurate.

Beach Soccer Il Mundialito de Clubes

Sporting Lisbon (Portugal) vs. Barcelona (Spain), Fox Deportes, 11 a.m.

Lokomotiv Moscow (Russia) vs. Boca Juniors (Argentina), Fox Deportes, 1 p.m.

Corinthians (Brazil) vs. Vasco da Gama (Brazil), Fox Deportes, midnight

  • ON LOCAL FIELDS

USL PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE

Ogden Outlaws at Southern California Seahorses

Barbour Field, Biola University (La Mirada), 7 p.m.

Utah's Outlaws make their second of three So Cal treks after a great weekend at home, with a draw against defending Southwest Division champion Fresno and a victory over talented L.A. Misioneros. The Seahorses are still seeking their first win of the season.

Also

BYU Cougars vs. Pali Blues, Palisades High School (Pacific Palisades), 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, JUNE 2

  • TELEVISION

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY

Belgium at England

Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 9 a.m.

The English have high hopes for a title run at Euro 2012, but they always have high hopes -- usually unrealistic hopes -- and always falter. Maybe this time will be different. A final prep, with the nation's “centurions” -- David Beckham included -- to be honored at halftime.

Also

Croatia at Norway, ESPN Deportes, 9:55 a.m.

Beach Soccer Il Mundialito de Clubes

Sporting Lisbon (Portugal) vs. Lokomotiv Moscow (Russia), Fox Deportes, midnight

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Chicago Fire at New England Revolution

MLS Direct Kick, 4:30 p.m.

One of MLS's most enduring rivalries is the lone match this weekend. The Fire and Revs met in the playoff every year from 2005 through 2009, three times in Eastern Conference finals. Both are looking to return to the postseason this year.

  • ON LOCAL FIELDS

USL W-LEAGUE/PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE

Santa Clarita Blue Heat at Pali Blues

Ogden Outlaws at Pali Blues

Palisades High School (Pacific Palisades), 4 and 7 p.m.

Pali had to fight to get past the L.A. Strikers on Wednesday night, and Blue Heat just routed the Strikers last weekend. So Cal's two best W-League powers face off to start a doubleheader involving teams in the Blues organization.

Also

PDL: BYU Cougars at Southern California Seahorses, Biola University, 7 p.m.

NATIONAL PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE

Sacramento Gold at Fullerton Rangers

Santa Ana Stadium, 5:30 p.m.

A possible playoff preview, with the Gold on top in the Western Division's North Conference and the Rangers battling for the No. 2 spot in the South.

Also

FC Hasental vs. Real San Jose, Rancho Santa Susana Community Park (Simi Valley), 5 p.m.

Women's Premier Soccer League

L.A. Vikings vs. San Diego SeaLions, Home Depot Center Field 7 (Carson), noon