Another weekend of action is upon us as we creep closer and closer to the big international break that sees the Hex begin with USA vs. Mexico on November 11. This weekend promises to be an exciting one stateside as MLS wraps up its regular season.
There are still many questions to be answered. The Supporters’ Shield is still up for grabs as FC Dallas (59 pts) and the Colorado Rapids (57 pts) battle it out for the shinny plate and the top playoff seed in the West.
There’s also a battle at the bottom of the West for the final playoff spot. Real Salt Lake, Sporting Kansas City, Seattle Sounders, and Portland Timbers are all still alive and are battling for the final three spots. Which one will be left out?
The weekend abroad sees a few interesting match-ups with Bobby Wood taking on Timmy Chandler to kick off the weekend. Pulisic Watch drags on with a match against USMNT outcast Alfredo Morales on Saturday morning. Later in the day Fabian Johnson and Julian Green could see the field in a battle of top of Champions League clubs in the Bundesliga.
It should be a fun weekend. As always, we’ll be in the comments to discuss any and everything throughout. See you down there! Here’s the TV schedule for notable USMNT players (all times Eastern):
Friday, Oct. 21
Bobby Wood, Timmy Chandler: Hamburg vs. Eintracht Frankfurt, 2:45 p.m., Fox Soccer Plus
Paul Arriola, Michael Orozco: Club Tijuana vs. Chiapas, 10:00 p.m., Azteca America
Saturday, Oct. 22
Emerson Hyndman, Cameron Carter-Vickers: Bournemouth vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 7:30 a.m., NBCSN
John Brooks: Hertha Berlin vs. Koln, 9:30 a.m., GOLTV/Fox Soccer 2GO
Christian Pulisic, Alfredo Morales: Ingolstadt vs. Borussia Dortmund, 9:30 a.m., Fox Sports 2
Brad Guzan: Arsenal vs. Middlesbrough, 10:00 a.m., NBCSN
Geoff Cameron: Hull City vs. Stoke City, 10:00 a.m., PL Extra Time
Bob Bradley: Swansea City vs. Watford, 10:00 a.m., CNBC
Lynden Gooch: West Ham vs. Sunderland. 10:00 a.m., PL Extra Time
Julian Green, Fabian Johnson: Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Monchengladbach, 12:30 p.m., Fox Sports 2
William Yarbrough: Club Leon vs. Morelia, 10:00 p.m., Univision Deportes
Sunday, Oct. 23
Terrence Boyd, Aron Johannsson: RB Leipzig vs. Werder Bremen, 9:30 a.m., Fox Sports 1
Tim Howard: Colorado Rapids vs. Houston Dynamo, 4:00 p.m., MLS Live
Kellyn Acosta: LA Galaxy vs. FC Dallas, 4:00 p.m., Fox Sports 1
Steve Birnbaum, Bill Hamid: Orlando City vs. D.C. United, 4:00 p.m., MLS Live
Alejandro Bedoya, Sacha Kljestan: Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls, 4:00 p.m., MLS Live
Jordan Morris, Kyle Beckerman: Seattle Sounders vs. Real Salt Lake, 4:00 p.m., ESPN
Graham Zusi, Matt Besler, Chris Wondolowski: Sporting Kansas City vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 4:00 p.m., MLS Live
Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore: Toronto FC vs. Chicago Fire, 4:00 p.m., MLS Live
Darlington Nagbe: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Portland Timbers, 4:00 p.m., MLS Live
Omar Gonzalez: Chivas vs. Pachuca, 9:00 p.m., Univision Deportes
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