The Los Angeles Galaxy and Seattle Sounders face each other in a crucial Western Conference battle Sunday night, but before that they both have a Thursday night tune-up on national television.
After watching Real Salt Lake and Toronto FC open the new-look CONCACAF Champions League with mixed results, the Sounders will aim to hold serve at home against Caribbean side Caledonia AIA in their first group match of the 2012-13 tournament.
A ways down the West Coast, the defending MLS Cup champion Galaxy host La Liga title holders Real Madrid, as Jose Mourinho, Cristiano Ronaldo & Co. invade the Home Depot Center for the third meeting between the two clubs in as many years as part of the World Football Challenge. David Beckham has returned from London and is available for selection to play against his old team.
Here is the viewing schedule for the night's matches:
10 p.m. – Fox Soccer Channel – Seattle Sounders vs. Caledonia AIA
10:30 p.m. – ESPN2/ESPN3.com – Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Real Madrid
If you will be watching any of Thursday night's action, please feel free to share any thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below. Enjoy the games.