By MICHAEL KLINE
This weekend features more international action, with ESPN hosting multiple excellent international matches for your viewing pleasure.
The European Under-21 Championships will progress to the semi-finals on Saturday, with Spain taking on Norway and Italy facing the Netherlands.
Norway are massive underdogs against the defending champs, and Spain will look to progress to the finals in an attempt to continue their international dominance across all age groups. Spain will have Real Madrid striker, and tournament leading goalscorer, Alvaro Morata on their side, however, the Norwegian lads have been more proficient thus far in the tournament, a slight advantage over the Spaniards.
On Sunday, ESPN will show the opening round of the Confederations over a span of five consecutive hours.
Brazil get Group A underway on Saturday, when they face Japan in the opening match of the tournament. Mexico will meet Italy on Sunday in another Group A matchup, with Spain and Uruguay following an hour later.
Here is a rundown of This Weekend’s Soccer on TV:
THIS WEEKEND’S SOCCER ON TV
10pm – GolTV – Guatemala vs. Argentina
11:30am – ESPN3 – Spain vs. Norway – U21
2:30pm – ESPN3 – Italy vs. Netherlands – U21
3pm – ESPN – Brazil vs. Japan
5pm – ESPN – Portland Timbers vs. Dallas FC
7pm – MLS Direct Kick – DC United vs. Toronto FC
7pm – ESPN3 – United States vs. South Korea – Women’s
7:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Columbus Crew vs. Montreal Impact
9pm – MLS Direct Kick – Colorado Rapids vs. San Jose Earthquakes
10pm – MLS Direct Kick – Vancouver Whitecaps vs. New England Revolution
3pm – ESPN – Mexico vs. Italy – Confederations Cup
6pm – ESPN – Spain vs. Uruguay – Confederations Cup