With Euro 2012 over, the Olympics several weeks away and foreign clubs' preseason tours still around the corner, this weekend will be all about MLS.
Saturday night's TV slate is headlined by NBC Sports' broadcast of the clash between the Colorado Rapids and Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field. With Seattle winless in nine and Colorado coming off a midweek loss at home to Vancouver, both sides will want to get back on track with a win.
On Sunday, ESPN will televise the Los Angeles Galaxy's trip without David Beckham to take on the Chicago Fire, who have surged toward the top of the Eastern Conference by going 3-0-1 in their past four. And Galavision will broadcast a Northeastern rivalry match between the New York Red Bulls and New England Revolution.
Here is this weekend's soccer on TV:
8 p.m. – MLS Live/Direct Kick – Sporting Kansas City vs. Houston Dynamo
9 p.m. – MLS Live/Direct Kick - Real Salt Lake vs. Portland Timbers
9 p.m. – MLS Live/Direct Kick – FC Dallas vs. San Jose Earthquakes
10:30 p.m. – MLS Live/Direct Kick - Chivas USA vs. Vancouver Whitecaps
11 p.m. – NBCSN/TSN2 – Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids
3 p.m. – ESPN - Chicago Fire vs. Los Angeles Galaxy
4 p.m. – TSN/MLS Live/Direct Kick – Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC
7 p.m. - Galavision - New England Revolution vs. New York Red Bulls
7:30 p.m. - TSN/MLS Live/Direct Kick - Montreal Impact vs. Columbus Crew