It's a big day for the International Champions Cup on ESPN with several games on the schedule. Not bad for soccer on a Saturday in July. The fun starts with Celtic hosting Barcelona at 1pm and ends at midnight with PSG vs Leicester City. How do they fit on is many games? The magic of time zones. On Sunday, MLS is back on network TV with Sporting Kansas City playing Portland on Fox. Celtic vs . . .
The International Champions Cup goes to work in the United States, China, and Australia on the weekend soccer TV schedule. There are games that count from MLS, the NASL, and Liga MX. One of those really counts for MLS. The latest edition of the New York derby is on network TV on Sunday. Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy at 3:30pm on ESPN on Saturday. The Seattle Sounders are the third party in this . . .
It's a whole lot of MLS on Sunday, part of the weekend soccer TV schedule. Seattle tries to show their turnaround is real in a Cascadia derby at Portland. Philadelphia plays the Red Bulls in the late game. In between is our highlight game, an Eastern Conference meeting between Montreal and NYCFC Montreal vs NYCFC at 5pm on Sunday on ESPN. Eastern Conference showdowns don't count for much these . . .
Sure, there's that Euro 2016 final, but the interesting game on Sunday is in MLS. Ok, not really but we've made it all the way to the end of the European championship and pretty much ignored it. Why stop now? American soccer doesn't need another think piece comparing summer tournaments when the USMNT can't play in the other one. Instead, let's focus on whether or not NYCFC can keep winning games . . .
The NASL gets its first game under the league's deal with CBS Sports Network. Check your local listings to see if Rayo OKC playing Edmonton is available on your cable system on Saturday. There's also more from the Euro 2016 quarterfinals with Germany playing Italy on Saturday and hosts France against everybody's favorite underdog Iceland on Sunday. MLS tries for the Independence Day sports crowd . . .
Playing in the US Open Cup on Tuesday and then back to the MLS schedule on Friday is the story for Chicago and Real Salt Lake. The Fire beat Columbus in the Cup and now face San Jose in the league. It's the same story for RSL, losing to Seattle on penalties in the Cup and now trying to regroup against DC United. Chicago vs San Jose at 8pm on UniMas. The Fire haven't won a league game since . . .
The USMNT plays its final game at the Copa Centenario, a rematch against Colombia for 3rd-place on Saturday. The Copa Centenario final is on Sunday with Chile playing Argentina at MetLife Stadium. Also on the schedule, Euro 2016 moves to the knockout rounds. USMNT vs Colombia at 9pm on FX on Saturday. Both teams are playing for the consolation prize, and it's a safe assumption that they'll also . . .
It's the other half of the Copa Centenario semifinal bracket with Colombia playing Chile on Fox Sports 1. There's plenty of intrigue with this one, especially since Chile is coming off of their lopsided shutout of Mexico. Also on the soccer TV schedule, the Euro 2016 group stage concludes in France. Colombia vs Chile at 8pm on Fox Sports 1. It's the other Copa Centenario semifinal with Colombia . . .
It's another must-win game for the USMNT in the Copa Centenario, because that's how knockout rounds work. There's no playing down the challenge that Argentina represents, with the tournament favorite standing in the USMNT's way for a place in the final. USMNT vs Argentina at 9pm on Fox Sports 1. It's the Copa Centenario semifinals with the USMNT hoping to benefit from two extra days of . . .
The weekend soccer TV schedule has the rest of the Copa Centenario quarterfinals. The USMNT waits for the winner of Saturday's Argentina vs Venezuela game on FX. Also on the schedule, more from Euro 2016 and the return of the MLS schedule. Argentina vs Venezuela at 7pm on FX in the Copa Centenario quarterfinals. The winner moves onto a date with the USMNT in Houston on Tuesday. Argentina won all . . .