June 22/23: What to watch, where to go

June, 21, 2012
6/21/12
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FRIDAY, JUNE 22
  • TELEVISION
2012 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Germany vs. Greece
ESPN and ESPN Deportes, 11:30 a.m.

The Germans swept through the best of the first-round groups and now get a quarterfinal against the least of the final eight. These are not your father's Germans -- they're a thrilling, dynamic side that reflects the ethnic diversity of modern-day Germany, and there could be a title-game showdown with Spain in another week and a half. Replay: ESPN2, 3 a.m.
Copa Libertadores Sub-20
Real Espport (Venezuela) vs. Union Espaņola (Chile), Fox Deportes, 4 p.m.

SATURDAY, JUNE 23
  • TELEVISION
2012 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Spain vs. France
ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, 11:30 a.m.

The Spaniards are looking for their third straight major championship, and they weren't expecting France this soon. Laurent Blanc's side had gone 23 games without a loss before it was outclassed by Sweden in the Group D finale, and if the effort's no better here, the French head home. Replays: ESPN2, 4:30 p.m. and 3 a.m.; ESPN Deportes, 6 p.m.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Chivas USA at FC Dallas
Galavision, 6 p.m.
The Goats have lost just once, to the best team in MLS, in its last eight games, and sits just one point out of the playoff zone after Juan Pablo Angel's header beat Montreal on Wednesday night. FC Dallas has been a dismal disappointment of injuries, red cards and ineptness and hasn't won in two months.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
San Jose Earthquakes at Real San Jose
MLS Direct Kick, 6 p.m.
The Quakes have a knack for late victories, and Real Salt Lake just squandered a second-half lead against the Galaxy. The top two teams in the Supporters' Shield standings are separated by two points, little else.
Also
New England Revolution at Toronto FC, MLS DIrect Kick, 1:30 p.m.
Sporting Kansas City at Philadelphia Union, MLS Direct Kick, 4 p.m.
Houston Dynamo at Montreal Impact, MLS Direct Kick, 4:30 p.m.
Columbus Crew at Chicago Fire, MLS Direct Kick, 5:30 p.m.
Vancouver Whitecaps at Galaxy, KDOC/Channel 56 and KWHY/Channel 22, 7:30 p.m.
Copa Libertadores Sub-20
Blooming (Bolivia) vs. Independiente (Ecuador), Fox Deportes, 8 a.m.
Alianza Lima (Peru) vs. Defensor Sporting (Uruguay), Fox Deportes, 10 a.m.
Corinthians (Brazil) vs. River Plate (Argentina), Fox Deportes, noon
Junior (Colombia) vs. Atletico Madrid (Spain), Fox Deportes, 2 p.m.
Argentine Primera B Nacional
Alminante Brown at River Plate, GolTV, 11 a.m., 3:30 and 8 p.m., and midnight
Charity game
World Soccer Masters, Fox Soccer Channel, 4 and 8 p.m.
  • ON LOCAL FIELDS
WOMEN'S PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE
San Diego SeaLions at Ajax America
Nansen Field (Rolling Hills Estates), 3:30 p.m.

The SeaLions have mauled nearly everybody in the Pacific-South, including longtime South Bay powerhouse Ajax, which is fighting to get into playoff contention. A win here helps but doesn't ensure anything.

NATIONAL PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE
San Diego Boca at FC Hasental
Rancho Santa Susana Community Park (Simi Valley), 5 p.m.
Thousand Oaks' FC Hasental hasn't won in a month, slipping down the Southern Conference standings. Boca has won just once in the span and sit one spot above Los Conejos, by one point. Fourth place is on the line.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Vancouver Whitecaps at Galaxy
Home Depot Center (Carson), 7:30 p.m.

The Galaxy are coming off back-to-back victories over Portland and, in a thrilling comeback, Real Salt Lake, and they believe they really are starting to get back to where they were last year. The 'Caps are one of the big stories in the league: 25 points and third in the West, ahead of Seattle, L.A., Colorado ...
TV: KDOC/Channel 56 (English) and KWHY/Channel 22 (Spanish)

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