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LAFC-Club América headlines This Week’s Soccer on TV and Online

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For good reason, Los Angeles FC has been basking in the sun of the MLS headlines for several weeks.

The additions of stars Gareth Bale and Georgio Chiellini have helped put together a four-game winning streak that has LAFC looking like more than a playoff lock in the Western Conference, and perhaps, the first iteration of the juggernaut-in-waiting club to earn some hardware.

Holding it down on the continental scene is a different story than MLS, though. And Wednesday offers a chance to show how the new era of LAFC stacks up to the Liga MX field in the opening round of the Leagues Cup showcase.

LAFC and crosstown rival LA Galaxy host Club América and Chivas respectively at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday to kick off the exhibition that will almost certainly mean more than a friendly to the MLS contingent.

There is also a six-game slate of MLS action this week, and each conference has a high-stakes match in terms of the current playoff picture.

In the West, the Portland Timbers and Nashville SC are on the back end of the playoff line and go head to head on Wednesday for one that should be seen as a statement game for both sides. On the Eastern front, the Columbus Crew have successfully dug themselves out of the early-season hole they put themselves in, but face another team above the line in CF Montréal.

The Copa Libertadores is in the quarterfinal stage, and two of Brazil’s best in Corinthians and Flamengo, second and fourth place in Serie A league play respectively, do battle in the cup setting.

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Here is a look at This Week’s Top 5 Matches to Watch, as well as a full rundown of This Week’s Soccer on TV and Online:


This Week’s Top 5 Matches to Watch


1. Los Angeles FC vs América – Is LAFC Concacaf ready?

2. Guadalajara vs LA Galaxy  –
A chance, maybe, for the Galaxy to step out of LAFC’s shadow in the local market.

3. Portland Timbers vs Nashville SC – These two hold the last two playoff tickets in the West and can not afford to drop points on Wednesday.

4. Columbus Crew vs CF Montréal –  The Crew got an accidental BYE week of sorts with a weather suspension in Charlotte on Saturday. Will they be well-rested or rusty against a playoff-caliber Montréal?

5. Corinthians vs Flamengo – The best matchup in the Copa Libertadores quarterfinal openers.


This Week’s Soccer on TV and Online


Monday


German DFB Pokal 

12:01 p.m. – ESPN+ – Chemnitzer FC vs Union Berlin
12:01 p.m. – ESPN+ – Energie Cottbus vs Werder Bremen
2:46 p.m. – ESPN+ – Magdeburg vs Eintracht Frankfurt

Primera División 

6 p.m. – Paramount+ – Rosario Central vs Central Córdoba SdE
6 p.m. – Paramount+ – Defensa y Justicia vs Arsenal
8:30 p.m. – Paramount+ – Colón vs Independiente

Brasileirão 

7 p.m. – Paramount+ – Santos vs Fluminense

Canadian Premier League 

2 p.m. – Fox Soccer Plus, fuboTV – HFX Wanderers vs York United

Colombian Primera A 

9:05 p.m. – beIN SPORTS, fuboTV – Atlético Nacional vs Deportivo Pasto

English Championship 

3 p.m. – ESPN+ – Watford vs Sheffield United

French Ligue 2 

2:45 p.m. – fuboTV – Sochaux vs Paris

Liga MX Femenil 

8 p.m. – ESPN+ – Santos Laguna vs León
10 p.m. – fuboTV, FOX Deportes – Monterrey vs Juárez

Uruguayan Primera Division 

6:30 p.m. – fuboTV – Peñarol vs Fénix


Tuesday


Major League Soccer 

7:30 p.m. – ESPN+, fuboTV – New York Red Bulls vs Colorado Rapids
10 p.m. – ESPN+ – Seattle Sounders vs FC Dallas

UEFA Champions League 

1 p.m. Sheriff vs Viktoria Plzeň
2 p.m. – Paramount+ – Monaco vs PSV
2:45 p.m. – Paramount+ – Union Saint-Gilloise vs Rangers

Copa Libertadores 

8:30 p.m. – beIN SPORTS, fuboTV – Corinthians vs Flamengo

Liga MX 

9 p.m. – TUDN – Toluca vs Puebla

National Women’s Soccer League

8 p.m. – Paramount+ – Racing Louisville FC vs OL Reign

Colombian Primera A 

9:05 p.m. – fuboTV – Santa Fe vs América de Cali

Copa Sudamericana 

6:15 p.m. – beIN SPORTS, fuboTV – Nacional vs Atlético Goianiense
8:30 p.m. – fuboTV – Deportivo Táchira vs Independiente del Valle

USL League One 

9 p.m. – ESPN+ – Northern Colorado vs Richmond Kickers


Wednesday


Major League Soccer 

7 p.m. – ESPN+, fuboTV – Charlotte FC vs D.C. United
7:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Columbus Crew vs CF Montréal
10:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Portland Timbers vs Nashville SC
10:30 p.m. – ESPN+, fuboTV – San Jose Earthquakes vs Inter Miami

Leagues Cup 

8:30 p.m. – ESPN, fuboTV, TUDN USA – Guadalajara vs LA Galaxy
11:15 p.m. – ESPN, fuboTV, TUDN USA – Los Angeles FC vs América

Liga MX 

8 p.m. – Fox Sports 1, fuboTV, FOX Deportes – Juárez vs Atlético San Luis

Copa Libertadores 

8:30 p.m. – beIN SPORTS, fuboTV – Atlético Mineiro vs Palmeiras

Copa Argentina 

8:10 p.m. – fuboTV – Aldosivi vs Newell’s Old Boys

Canadian Premier League 

8 p.m. – Fox Sports 2, fuboTV – Valour vs Cavalry

Copa Sudamericana 

6:15 p.m. – beIN SPORTS, fuboTV – São Paulo vs Ceará

Club Friendly 

1 p.m. – ESPN Deportes, fuboTV – Real Betis vs Real Zaragoza

USL Championship 

7 p.m. – ESPN+ – New York RB II vs Memphis 901
9 p.m. – ESPN+ – New Mexico United vs Sacramento Republic

USL League One 

10:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Central Valley Fuego vs Chattanooga Red Wolves


Thursday


UEFA Europa Conference League 

2:30 p.m. – Paramount+ – Brøndby vs Basel

Copa Libertadores 

8:30 p.m. – beIN SPORTS, fuboTV – Athletico-PR vs Estudiantes

Copa Sudamericana 

6:15 p.m. – beIN SPORTS, fuboTV – Melgar vs Internacional

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