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May 25/26: What to watch, where to go

FRIDAY, MAY 25

  • TELEVISION

SPANISH COPA DEL REY

Athletic Bilbao vs. Barcelona

ESPN Deportes, 12:50 p.m.

Barca didn't win either of the trophies they really coveted this season -- La Luga and the Champions League -- but the Catalans can wrap their season with Spain's cup title. Replay: 4 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY

Guatemala at Costa Rica

ESPN Deportes, 5:55 p.m.

Central American rivals face off in a friendly as they prepare for next month's start to semifinal-group play in CONCACAF's World Cup qualifying tournament.

SATURDAY, MAY 26

  • TELEVISION

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY

Bosnia & Herzegovina at Ireland

ESPN Deportes, 6:55 a.m.

Ireland begins its preparations for Euro 2012 in earnest, but Galaxy forward Robbie Keane, recovering from a hamstring strain, might be sitting this one out.

Also

Brazil vs. Denmark, GolTV, 6:30 a.m., noon, 4 and 10 p.m.

Serbia at Spain, ESPN Deportes, 8:55 a.m. and 6 p.m.

England at Norway, ESPN Deportes, 11:30 a.m.

Bulgaria at Netherlands, ESPN Deportes, 2 p.m.

Toulon International Tournament

Mexico U-23 vs. France U-23, Telemundo (KVEA/Channel 52), 11 a.m.; Mun2, 7 p.m.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Galaxy at Houston Dynamo

NBC Sports Network, 11:30 a.m.

The sole regular-season rematch of last year's MLS Cup presents the Galaxy their first trip to new BBVA Compass Stadium.

Also

Philadelphia Union at Toronto FC, MLS Direct Kick, 1:30 p.m.

Chicago Fire at Columbus Crew, Univision Deportes, 4 p.m.

New England Revolution at D.C. United, MLS Direct Kick, 4:30 p.m.

FC Dallas at Real Salt Lake, MLS Direct Kick, 6 p.m.

Montreal Impact at Colorado Rapids, MLS Direct Kick, 6 p.m.

Vancouver Whitecaps at Portland Timbers, MLS Direct Kick, 7 p.m.

Seattle Sounders at Chivas USA, Fox Sports West and KWHY/Channel 22, 7:30 p.m.; Prime Ticket, 2 a.m.

ENGLISH LEAGUE ONE

Huddersfield Town vs. Sheffield United

Fox Soccer Channel, 7 a.m.

One of these teams is joining Charlton Athletic and Sheffield Wednesday in vaulting from England's No. 3 league to the second-tier Championship. Sheffield United missed automatic promotion by three points. Replays: Fox Soccer Plus, 1 p.m.; FSC, 5 p.m.

Brazilian Brasileirão

Internacional at Flamengo, ESPN Deportes, 4 p.m.

Argentine Primera B Nacional

River Plate at Rosario Central, GolTV, 10 a.m., 2 and 8 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY

Scotland at United States

NBC Sports Network and Galavision, 5 p.m.

The U.S. is in Jacksonville to begin its “five-game tournament,” as it is terming three friendlies plus the first two World Cup qualifiers. The highlight: The first time Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey team up under Jurgen Klinsmann.

  • ON LOCAL FIELDS

NATIONAL PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE

Bay Area Ambassadors at FC Santa Clarita Storm

Hart High School (Newhall), 4 p.m.

Santa Clarita has beaten its first two Northern Conference opponents in West Division crossover play to climb to second in the South. Rosamond's Alex Harlley is a rising star.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Seattle Sounders at Chivas USA

Home Depot Center (Carson), 7:30 p.m.

The Goats are feeling confident after beating the Galaxy and claiming a point at New York. And the mighty Sounders are faltering -- they conceded four goals in their first 10 games and four in their last two.

TV: Fox Sports West (English), Prime Ticket (English, 2 a.m.) and KWHY/Channel 22 (Spanish).

USL PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE

Southern California Seahorses at Ventura County Fusion

Ventura College, 8 p.m.

The Fusion play the sixth of seven games in a 16-day span. Victory is required if they want to win the PDL's Southwest Division, but the biggest game in club history -- against Chivas USA in the U.S. Open Cup -- is only three days away.