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Thursday, July 5, 2012
July 5/6: What to watch, where to go


THURSDAY, JULY 5
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
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.

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.