Christian Pulisic and Gio Reyna have Champions League quarterfinal action this midweek, along with a good deal of league battles. Let’s get into it! Here’s a snapshot of the USMNT players in action:
- Manchester City v Borussia Dortmund, 3p on Paramount+, Galavision, ZonaFutbol, fuboTV, Sling TV, TUDN.com, Univision NOW, and the TUDN app: City and Dortmund are going in opposite directions leading into their Champions League first leg tie. City’s hot streak has them 14 points clear in the Premier League, while Dortmund’s dire form has them 5th in the Bundesliga, 7 points out of Champions League for next year. One way Dortmund could qualify for the competition would be winning Champions League this year. Gio Reyna will likely play for Dortmund, while Zack Steffen will probably be on City’s bench with Ederson starting in goal.
Also in action:
- Waasland-Beveren v Sint-Truidense, 1p on ESPN+: Joe Efford’s 18th-place Waasland-Beveren desperately need points off Chris Durkin’s 15th-place St-Truiden to avoid dropping to the Belgian second tier.
- Maccabi Haifa v Maccabi Tel-Aviv, 1p: Josh Cohen and Haifa trail Tel-Aviv by only one point in the Championship round of the Israeli Premier League.
- Norwich City v Huddersfield Town, 2:45p on ESPN+: Norwich City are 5 points clear in the Championship table; they face Duane Holmes and 18th-place Huddersfield.
- Marathon v Portland Timbers, 6p on FS1, TUDN USA, fuboTV, Sling TV, FoxSports.com, TUDN.com, Vidgo, Fox Sports GO, and the TUDN app: Jeremy Ebobisse and Eryk Williamson travel to San Pedro Sula for the first leg in Concacaf Champions League action.
- Alajuelense v Atlanta United, 8p on FS1, TUDN USA, fuboTV, Sling TV, FoxSports.com, TUDN.com, Vidgo, Fox Sports GO, and the TUDN app: Miles Robinson, George Bello, and Emerson Hyndman kick off their 2021 campaign facing Costa Rican opposition in CCL.
- Huachipato v Antofagasta, 8:30p on Fanatiz, Vidgo, and beIN SPORTS XTRA: NY-born attacking mid Andrés Souper (age 21) is a rotational player for Antofagasta, who trail 0-1 going into the second leg of this Copa Sudamericana showdown.
- Jahn Regensburg v Werder Bremen, 12:30p on ESPN Deportes, fuboTV, Sling TV, Vidgo, and WatchESPN: Josh Sargent and Bremen face Jann George and second-tier Jahn Regensburg in the DFB Pökal quarterfinal, with the winner going n to face Tyler Adams’ Leipzig.
- Juventus v Napoli, 12:45p on ESPN+, fuboTV, and Fanatiz: Weston McKennie is back from suspension and will be available to face Napoli, as Juve face another crucial challenge in the league: the two sit tied for 4th-place with 56 points apiece.
- FC Porto v Chelsea FC, 3p on Paramount+, Galavision, ZonaFutbol, fuboTV, Sling TV, TUDN.com, Univision NOW, and the TUDN app: Christian Pulisic is available for Chelsea as they travel to Sevilla to open up their Champions League quarterfinal against FC Porto.
Also in action:
- Antalyaspor v Sivasspor, 12p: Tyler Boyd has 3 goals in 9 games for Sivasspor, on loan from Beşiktaş.
- Talleres de Córdoba v Vélez Sarsfield, 2:30p on fuboTV, Fanatiz, Sling TV, and Vidgo: Joel Soñora and Talleres face Vélez Sarsfield in the Copa Argentina round of 32.
- Saprissa v Philadelphia Union, 6p on FS1, TUDN USA, fuboTV, Sling TV, FoxSports.com, TUDN.com, Vidgo, Fox Sports GO, and the TUDN app: Anthony Fontana, new signing Leon Flach, and a host of homegrowns including Paxten Aaronson travel to San José, Costa Rica for the CCL first leg.
- Club León v Toronto FC, 8p on FS1, TUDN USA, fuboTV, Sling TV, FoxSports.com, TUDN.com, Vidgo, Fox Sports GO, and the TUDN app: Jozy Altidore and Ayo Akinola travel to Guanajuato for their CCL first leg against the reigning Mexican champions.
- Denizlispor v Kasimpasa, 9a: Mix Diskerud and Denizlispor sit 21st and bottom in the Turkish league.
- Midtjylland v SønderjyskE, 10:30a: Haji Wright and SønderjyskE are in the semifinal of the Danish cup. The first leg is away to leaders Midtjylland.
- Ajax v AS Roma, 3p: I’ve been informed by commenters that Bryan Reynolds is not in Roma’s Europa League squad, so he will not dress for their first leg at Johan Cruyff Arena.
- Real Esteli v Columbus Crew, 8p on FS1, TUDN USA, fuboTV, Sling TV, FoxSports.com, TUDN.com, Vidgo, Fox Sports GO, and the TUDN app: Gyasi Zardes and Artur travel to Nicaragua for their CCL 1st leg.
There are also a host of MLS preseason friendlies this week, check your club’s website or www.livesoccertv.com for details. That’s it! Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments below. Let’s see who impresses this week!