July 4/5: What to watch, where to go

July, 4, 2012
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 4
  • TELEVISION
COPA LIBERTADORES
Boca Juniors (Argentina) at Corinthians (Brazil)
Fox Deportes, 5:30 p.m.

Romarinho's late goal answered Faucundo Roncaglia's just a dozen minutes earlier, and Corinthians exited Buenos Aires with a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the final in South America's club championship. That gives it the advantage heading into the decisive clash in São Paulo.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Seattle Sounders at Real Salt Lake
MLS Direct Kick, 7 p.m.

Here's a Fourth of July treat: Two struggling giants looking to right things in a Western Conference showdown. The Sounders haven't won in eight MLS games, since early May. RSL has dropped three in a row, the first two at home.
Also
Sporting Kansas City at Montreal Impact, MLS Direct Kick, 4 p.m.
Toronto FC at FC Dallas, MLS Direct Kick, 6 p.m.
Vancouver Whitecaps at Colorado Rapids, MLS Direct Kick, 6:30 p.m.
Philadelphia Union at Galaxy, KDOC/Channel 56 and KWHY/Channel 22, 7:30 p.m.
  • ON LOCAL FIELDS
USL PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
Fresno Fuego at Ventura County Fusion
Ventura College, 1 p.m.

The Fusion are streaking to the Southwest Division title, but their aim is a second PDL crown in four years. With Gyasi Zardes, Francisco Lopez and Travis Bowen pouring in goals, that's doable. First they look for a sweep of last year's divisional champ.
USL W-League
Colorado Rush at Santa Clarita Blue Heat, Valencia High School (Valencia), 4 p.m.

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

The Galaxy are a Fourth of July tradition in So Cal -- this is their 17th annual “Fireworks Extravaganza,” and they usually do the job on the field, too. Just one loss since HDC opened in 2003. No David Beckham this time: He was suspended following that stupid yellow card in the weekend loss at San Jose.
TV: KDOC/Channel 56 (English) and KWHY/Channel 22 (Spanish).

THURSDAY, JULY 5
  • TELEVISION
ELITE CLUBS NATIONAL LEAGUE
Michigan Hawks vs. CASL Chelsea Ladies
GolTV, 5 p.m.

There is no Development Academy for girls yet, so the ECNL fills the void. The under-17 final was taped six days earlier.

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