June 17/18: What to watch, where to go

June, 17, 2012
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SUNDAY, JUNE 17
  • TELEVISION
2012 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Portugal vs. Netherlands
ESPN and ESPN Deportes, 11:30 a.m.

Nobody expected the Dutch to be in the shape they're in, winless after two Group B games (despite leading the competition in shots) and requiring a two-goal victory -- plus a German triumph over the Danes -- to reach the quarterfinals. Cristiano Ronaldo looks to prod Portugal into the knockout phase.
Also
Denmark vs. Germany, ESPN2, 11:30 a.m.; ESPN Deportes, 2 p.m.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
New York Red Bulls at Chicago Fire
NBC Sports Network, 2 p.m.
The Red Bulls had won five in a row and then tied Chivas USA before heading into the minibreak, and they head into the weekend just a point behind Eastern Conference leader D.C. United, which has played two more games. Thierry Henry (calf) and Rafa Marquez (thigh) are not available for the New York.
Also
Portland Timbers at Galaxy, KDOC/Channel 56, 4 p.m.; KWHY/Channel 22, 5 p.m.

ARGENTINE PREMIER LEAGUE
Arsenal de Sarandi at Boca Juniors
GolTV, 3 p.m.
With two games left, mighty Boca is atop the standings, just one point ahead of Tigre and Arsenal. Replay: 6 p.m.
Copa Libertadores Sub-20
Atletico Madrid (Spain) vs. River Plate (Argentina), Fox Deportes, noon
Corinthians (Brazil) vs. Junior (Colombia), Fox Deportes, 2 p.m.
Universitario (Peru) vs. Union Espaņola, Fox Deportes, 11 p.m.
  • ON LOCAL FIELDS
BEACH SOCCER
Copa Cabana Santa Monica
Santa Monica Pier, 9 a.m.

The big beach bash concludes, with 38 divisions for men, women, boys and girls. The big finals set for 1:10 and 2 p.m.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Portland Timbers at Galaxy
Home Depot Center, 4 p.m.

The Galaxy haven't won in their last eight games, seven of them in league, since goalkeeper Josh Saunders took his stress break. Now he's back, and L.A. needs to turn things around quickly.
TV: KDOC/Channel 56 (English) and KWHY/Channel 22 (Spanish, 5 p.m.).

USL PRO
Dayton Dutch Lions at L.A. Blues
Titan Stadium, Cal State Fullerton, 5 p.m.

The Blues finally, after 14 months, collected their first win at CSUF in Friday's meeting, thanks to a brilliant Bright Dike goal, and look to sweep the season series.

MONDAY, JUNE 18
  • TELEVISION
WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY
United States vs. Japan
Universal Sports, 10 a.m.

Another rematch of last year's Women's World Cup final, this time in a three-nation Olympic tuneup in Sweden. Diamond Bar's Alex Morgan looks to add her her 2012 total of 15 goals.

2012 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Croatia vs. Spain
ESPN and ESPN Deportes, 11:30 a.m.

The top two teams in Group C face off for the top spot. One of them in guaranteed a quarterfinal berth, and the other could go through, too, depending on what happens in the Italy-Ireland game. Replay: 5 p.m.
Also
Italy vs. Ireland, ESPN2, 11:30 a.m.; ESPN Deportes, 2 p.m.
Copa Libertadores Sub-20
Real Espport (Venzuela) vs. America (Mexico), Fox Deportes, 2 p.m.
Blooming (Bolivia) vs. Defensor Sporting (Uruguay), Fox Deportes, 4 p.m.
  • ON LOCAL FIELDS
MLS RESERVE LEAGUE
Portland Timbers at Chivas USA
Home Depot Center Traack and Field Stadium (Carson), 11 a.m.

One of the best things about watching the Goats' reserves is getting to see 17-year-old Home Grown signing Marky Delgado, who won't be eligible for the first team for another couple of months. A victory here sends the Goats atop the West Division standings.

USL PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
FC Tucson at L.A. Misioneros
Carver Middle School (Los Angeles), 7:30 p.m.

Misioneros claimed a 1-1 draw Thursday in Arizona and look to reach .500 with a victory in the return game. Tucson is second in the Southwest Division after Saturday's draw at Ventura County.

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