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Monday, October 10, 2011
Best Bets Oct. 10/11: What to watch


MONDAY, OCT. 10
MLS RESERVE LEAGUE
Chivas USA at Galaxy
Home Depot Center University Field 1 (Carson), 11 a.m.

The Galaxy might be the best team in Major League Soccer, but nobody's record is as bad as theirs (1-5-2, with a minus-8 goal difference) in the Reserve League. SuperClasico week begins with a low-key meeting on L.A.'s training field.

COLLEGE MEN
Whittier at Pomona-Pitzer
Pomona-Pitzer Soccer Field (Claremont), 4 p.m.
The Sagehens won six straight SCIAC games -- five by shutout -- between losses to first-place Redlands, the second Saturday. This one's a makeup of Wednesday's rain-postponed match.
Also
Berry at Chapman (Orange), 7 p.m.
Caltech at Soka (Aliso Viejo), 7 p.m.
College women
Pomona-Pitzer at Whittier, 7 p.m.

TUESDAY, OCT. 11
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY
Ecuador at United States
ESPN2 and Univision (KMEX/Channel 34), 4 p.m.
Clint Dempsey
scored two nice goals in the Amercans' victory Saturday over Honduras, and both of them should have counted. Nice debut by German-born Danny Williams, too. Can Jurgen Klinsmann make it two in a row in a Red Bull Arena friendly?

2012 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING
Portugal at Denmark
ESPN Deportes, 4 p.m.

The Group H title is on the line in Copenhagen, with the winner -- or Portugal if it's a tie -- advancing to next year's finals, and perhaps the loser, too, since one of nine runners-up gets to skip the playoff phase. But if Denmark wins big and Norway crushes Cyprus, Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. could be staying home.
Also
Belgium at Germany, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, 9:55 a.m.
Scotland at Spain, ESPN Deportes, noon
Bosnia & Herzegovina at France, ESPN Deportes, 2 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY
Brazil at Mexico
ESPN2 and Univision (KMEX/Channel 34), 6:30 p.m.
A top-class friendly at Estadio Azteca, with rising Mexico's first-choice group taking on everybody's second-favorite national team, featuring big names past (Ronaldinho) and present (Neymar).
2014 World Cup qualifying
Nicaragua at Panama, GolTV, 5 p.m.
College men
Wake Forest at College of Charleston, Fox Soccer Channel, 4 p.m. and midnight COLLEGE MEN
Fresno Pacific at Biola
Biola Soccer Field/Track (La Mirada), 7 p.m.
FPU is off to a 3-0-0 start in the Golden State Athletic Conference, sharing the early lead with Irvine's Concordia. Biola is just one game back, and a victory puts the Eagles squarely into the title race.
Also
San Diego Christian at Concordia (Irvine), 1 p.m.
Westmont at Azusa Pacific (Azusa), 3 p.m.
The Master's vs. Hope International at Cal State Fullerton, 3 p.m.
College women
San Diego Christian at Concordia (Irvine), 3 p.m.