Soccer on US TV, 10/10-10/12

Friday, October 10th

2:45 p.m.: Netherlands vs. Kazakhstan, Fox Sports 1

2:45 p.m.: Wales vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Fox Sports 2

2:45 p.m: Bulgaria vs. Croatia, Fox Soccer Plus

2:45 p.m: Italy vs. Azerbaijan, ESPN Deportes (Spanish)

7 p.m.: United States vs. Ecuador, ESPN

Landon Donovan is expected to play about half an hour in his final game for the USMNT, in front of more than 30,000 fans at Rentschler Field in Connecticut. Donovan aside, the U.S. squad features relatively few MLS players, and a bevy of young talent. The surprise inclusion of Miguel Ibarra, from the NASL’s Minnesota United, may give him his first serious national exposure. Their opponents aren’t to be overlooked; Ecuador qualified for this summer’s World Cup, though they finished third in their group.

8 p.m.: Chile vs. Peru, BeIn Sport

10 p.m.: Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

The Cascadia Cup is on the line tonight in Seattle, with more than 54,000 tickets already sold. Seattle needs just a draw to claim the silverware, but will be looking for all three points in their quest for the Supporters’ Shield. The Sounders are 11-0-3 all-time when more than 40,000 fans attend, but they’ll be without right back DeAndre Yedlin, who was called into the USMNT. Vancouver needs a win both to retain the Cascadia Cup and to leapfrog Portland for the final playoff spot in the West.

Saturday, October 11th

8 a.m.: Argentina vs. Brazil, BeIn Sports

If you accidentally wake up early expecting to find the Premier League, you won’t be totally out of luck. Argentina and Brazil are playing a friendly in China.

12 p.m.: Scotland vs. Georgia, Fox Sports 2

12 p.m.: Armenia vs. Serbia, Fox Soccer Plus

12 p.m.: Romania vs. Hungary, ESPN Deportes (Spanish)

2:45 p.m.: Finland vs. Greece, Fox Sports 2

2:45 p.m.: Northern Ireland vs. Faroe Islands, Fox Soccer Plus

2:45 p.m.: France vs. Portugal, ESPN Deportes (Spanish)

4 p.m.: Montreal Impact vs. New England Revolution, Univision Deportes (Spanish)

7 p.m.: New York Red Bulls vs. Toronto FC, and Univision Deportes

If you don’t mind watching on your computer, this should be a good game. The Red Bulls haven’t lost at home since May, but TFC’s loss at home to Houston on Wednesday leaves the Reds in a position where they all but need three points from this game. If things work out for New York elsewhere, they could clinch a playoff spot with a win.

Sunday, October 12th

12 p.m.: Ukraine vs. Macedonia, Fox Soccer Plus

12 p.m.: Estonia vs. England, ESPN Deportes (Spanish)

2:45 p.m.: Luxembourg vs. Spain, Fox Sports 1

2:45 p.m.: Sweden vs. Lichtenstein, Fox Sports 2

2:45 p.m.: Belarus vs. Slovakia, ESPN Deportes (Spanish)

3 p.m.: Houston Dynamo vs. DC United, UniMas (Spanish)

5 p.m.: Mexico vs. Panama, ESPN2

7 p.m.: FC Dallas vs. LA Galaxy, ESPN2

The Galaxy will have Landon Donovan available to them, but not Omar Gonzalez, as they seek to keep pace with Seattle in the Supporters’ Shield race.



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