Sunday, December 21, 2014

Games to Watch: U.S. women's national team, Clint Dempsey vs. Tim Howard, Barcelona-PSG

Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach lead the U.S. women against Germany in a rare friendly on European soil.

Games to Watch: U.S. women's national team, Clint Dempsey vs. Tim Howard, Barcelona-PSG

United States women at Germany 

12:15 p.m. Friday (ESPN3.com) 

Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach lead the U.S. women in a rare friendly on European soil. Perennial power Germany will use this game as a springboard to World Cup qualifying, which begins later this year. 

Real Salt Lake at Colorado Rapids 

7:30 p.m. Saturday, NBC Sports Network 

The spotlight in this Rocky Mountain Cup clash will be on some of Major League Soccer’s brightest young stars: Real Salt Lake’s Luis Gil and Sebastián Velásquez, and Colorado’s Deshorn Brown and Dillon Powers. 

Everton at Tottenham Hotspur 

9:00 a.m. Sunday (Fox Soccer Channel) 

The two most famous Americans in the English Premier League face off this weekend. Tottenham forward Clint Dempsey will look to score on Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard, and keep Spurs’ hopes of reaching next season’s Champions League alive.  

New York Red Bulls at Chicago Fire 

5:00 p.m. Sunday, ESPN2 

Chicago was a preseason playoff pick, but has yet to get a win this season. Jeff Larentowicz and the Fire will face a stiff challenge in this game from Thierry Henry and the star-laden Red Bulls. 

United States Under-17 boys vs. Haiti 

6:30 p.m. Sunday (Fox Soccer Channel) 

The CONCACAF Under-17 championship kicks off this weekend in Panama. Coach Richie Williams’ squad includes two highly-touted prospects in midfielder Junior Flores and forward Rubio Rubin. The U.S. must reach the semifinals to qualify for the World Cup in October. 

Manchester City at Manchester United 

2:30 p.m. Monday, ESPN 

The latest chapter of the Manchester derby has huge Premier League title implications. United have a 15-point lead over City in the standings with seven games to go. A win in this game would all but seal the championship. 

Paris Saint-Germain at Barcelona 

2:30 p.m. Wednesday (Fox Soccer Channel) 

After a 2-2 draw in Paris on Tuesday, Barcelona shouldn’t have to work too hard in the second leg of this UEFA Champions League quarterfinal. PSG’s hopes of an upset could rest on whether Barcelona star Lionel Messi can recover from a hamstring injury.

Jonathan Tannenwald Philly.com
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