Monday, October 10, 2011
Best Bets Oct. 10/11: What to watch MONDAY, OCT. 10
ON LOCAL FIELDS
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.
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.
Berry at Chapman (Orange), 7 p.m.
Caltech at Soka (Aliso Viejo), 7 p.m.
Pomona-Pitzer at Whittier, 7 p.m.
TUESDAY, OCT. 11
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.
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.
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.
Wake Forest at College of Charleston, Fox Soccer Channel, 4 p.m. and midnight
ON LOCAL FIELDS
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.
San Diego Christian at Concordia (Irvine), 3 p.m.