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June 18/19: What to watch, where to go


MONDAY, JUNE 18

WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY
United States vs. Japan
Universal Sports, 10 a.m.

Another rematch of last year's Women's World Cup final, this time in a three-nation Olympic tuneup in Sweden. Diamond Bar's Alex Morgan looks to add to her 2012 total of 15 goals.

2012 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Croatia vs. Spain
ESPN and ESPN Deportes, 11:30 a.m.
The top two teams in Group C face off for the top spot. One of them is guaranteed a quarterfinal berth, and the other could go through, too, depending on what happens in the Italy-Ireland game. Replay: 5 p.m.
Also
Italy vs. Ireland, ESPN2, 11:30 a.m.; ESPN Deportes, 2 p.m.
Copa Libertadores Sub-20
Real Espport (Venzuela) vs. America (Mexico), Fox Deportes, 2 p.m.
Blooming (Bolivia) vs. Defensor Sporting (Uruguay), Fox Deportes, 4 p.m.

MLS RESERVE LEAGUE
Portland Timbers at Chivas USA
Home Depot Center Track and Field Stadium (Carson), 11 a.m.

One of the best things about watching the Goats' reserves is getting to see 17-year-old Home Grown signing Marky Delgado, who won't be eligible for the first team for another couple of months. A victory here sends Chivas atop the West Division standings.

USL PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
FC Tucson at L.A. Misioneros
Carver Middle School (Los Angeles), 7:30 p.m.
Misioneros claimed a 1-1 draw Thursday in Arizona and look to reach .500 with a victory in the return game. Tucson is second in the Southwest Division after Saturday's draw at Ventura County.

TUESDAY, JUNE 19

2012 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
England at Ukraine
ESPN and ESPN Deportes, 11:30 a.m.

The final two quarterfinal berths will come out of Group D, and the winner here will take one (with France likely for, but not guaranteed, the other). A draw is good enough for England, which can finally field Wayne Rooney. Replay: ESPN Deportes, 5 p.m.
Also
Sweden vs. France, ESPN2, 11:30 a.m.; ESPN Deportes, 2 p.m.
Copa Libertadores Sub-20
Alianza Lima (Peru) vs. Independiente (Ecuador), Fox Deportes, 4 a.m.
Corinthians (Brazil) vs. Atletico Madrid (Spain), Fox Deportes, 2 p.m.
America Mineiro (Brazil) vs. Cerro Porteņo (Paraguay), Fox Deportes, 4 p.m.
Boca Juniors (Argentina) vs. Sporting Cristal (Peru), Fox Deportes, 11 p.m.