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July 5/6: What to watch, where to go

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.

INTERNATIONAL/CLUB FRIENDLY

Mexico U-23 vs. Leon (Mexico)

Telefutura (KFTR/Channel 46), 5:30 p.m.

Leon, which takes on Santos Laguna on Sunday at Home Depot Center, gives Mexico's Olympians a pre-London test.

FRIDAY, JULY 6

  • TELEVISION

UEFA U-19 CHAMPIONSHIP

Portugal vs. Spain

GolTV, 10 a.m.

Spain, the defending champion, and Portugal won their Group A openers in Europe's under-19 tournament in Estonia. Replay: 5 p.m.

Also

France vs. Croatia, GolTV, 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

  • ON LOCAL FIELDS

USL PRO

Orlando City SC at L.A. Blues

Titan Stadium, Cal State Fullerton, 7:30 p.m.

The Blues are coming off three losses on the East Coast that pushed them out of the third-division league's playoff zone, so this two-game set with first-place/defending champion Orlando City is absolutely crucial. Game 2 is Sunday. The Pali Blues' women's game (below) starts the doubleheader.

USL W-League

Colorado Rapids at Pali Blues, Cal State Fullerton, 3 p.m.

Colorado Rush at L.A. Strikers, Occidental College, 7 p.m.