By MICHAEL KLINE
The Gold Cup quarterfinals highlight this weekend’s soccer action, but there will also be several club friendlies televised to help pass the time.
The Gold Cup quarterfinals kicks off on Saturday when Panama faces Cuba, followed by Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago. Cuba will be riding an emotional high following their stoppage time goal which put them into the quarterfinals for the first time since 2003, while Mexico will be looking to put their early Gold Cup problems behind them.
On Sunday, Honduras will duke it out with Costa Rica before the U.S. Men’s National Team takes on El Salvador. Costa Rica had gone 785 minutes without allowing a goal prior to Brek Shea’s winner in their match against the USA, the only goal preventing them from being unbeaten in the group stages.
The USMNT made four changes to their Gold Cup roster, and it will be seen whether they feature in Sunday’s match. Matt Besler is a likely inclusion to the starting lineup.
Here is a rundown of This Weekend’s Soccer on TV:
2:15pm – beIN Sport - Werder Bremen vs Ajax
8:30pm – ESPN2 - Querétaro vs Morelia
10:25pm – ESPN Deportes – Tijuana vs AtlAS
5:30am – Fox Soccer Channel - Manchester United vs A-league All-stars
12:30pm – beIN Sport - Hamburger SV vs Bayern Munich
3:30pm – Fox Soccer Channel – Panama vs Cuba – Gold Cup
4pm – MLS Direct Kick - Toronto vs New York Red Bulls
4pm – MLS Direct Kick - Seattle Sounders vs Colorado Rapids
6:30pm – Fox Soccer Channel - Mexico vs Trinidad and Tobago – Gold Cup
7pm – MLS Direct Kick - Montreal Impact vs Dallas
7:30pm – MLS Direct Kick - Columbus Crew vs New England
7:30pm – MLS Direct Kick - Philadelphia Union vs Portland Timbers
8:30pm – MLS Direct Kick - Chicago Fire vs DC United
9:05pm – Telemundo - León vs Atlante
10pm – MLS Direct Kick - Real Salt Lake vs Sporting Kansas CIty
10:30pm – MLS Direct Kick - LA Galaxy vs Vancouver Whitecaps
9:45am – GolTV - Malaysia All Star vs Chelsea
1pm – ESPN Deportes - Puebla vs Pumas UNAM
3pm – beIN Sport en Español - AFC Bournemouth vs Real Madrid
4pm – FOX - USA vs. El Salvador – Gold Cup
7pm – Fox Soccer Channel – Honduras vs Costa Rica – Gold Cup