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June 18/19: What to watch, where to go

6/17/2012

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 to 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 is 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 Track 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 Chivas 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.

TUESDAY, JUNE 19

  • TELEVISION

2012 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

England at Ukraine

ESPN and ESPN Deportes, 11:30 a.m.


The final two quarterfinal berths will come out of Group D, and the winner here will take one (with France likely for, but not guaranteed, the other). A draw is good enough for England, which can finally field Wayne Rooney. Replay: ESPN Deportes, 5 p.m.

Also

Sweden vs. France, ESPN2, 11:30 a.m.; ESPN Deportes, 2 p.m.

Copa Libertadores Sub-20

Alianza Lima (Peru) vs. Independiente (Ecuador), Fox Deportes, 4 a.m.

Corinthians (Brazil) vs. Atletico Madrid (Spain), Fox Deportes, 2 p.m.

America Mineiro (Brazil) vs. Cerro PorteƱo (Paraguay), Fox Deportes, 4 p.m.

Boca Juniors (Argentina) vs. Sporting Cristal (Peru), Fox Deportes, 11 p.m.