THURSDAY, APRIL 7
UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE
PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands) at Benfica (Portugal)
The Dutchmen lost their opener in Europe's No. 2 club competition, falling to Russian nobodies Sibir Novosibirsk in the pre-group playoffs. They haven't lost since. Benfica looks for a solid result in their home leg to star the quarterfinal series. Replay: midnight.
Spartak Moscow (Russia) at FC Porto (Portugal), GolTV, 2 p.m.
Velez Sarsfield (Argentina) at Universidad Catolica (Chile)
Fox Deportes, 6 p.m.
The top two teams in Group 4 of South America's club championship face off with just two games to go -- and Caracas in position to leap past one or both.
Colo Colo (Chile) at Santos (Brazil), Fox Deportes, 7 a.m.
Caracas FC (Venezuela) at Union Espanola (Chile), Fox Deportes, 4 p.m.
Emelec (Ecuador) at Jorge Wilstermann (Bolivia), Fox Deportes, 11 p.m.
South American U-17 Championship
Brazil vs. Paraguay, ESPN Deportes, 8 a.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 8
CONCACAF U-20 CHAMPIONSHIP
Guatemala vs. Costa Rica
ESPN Deportes, 4:30 p.m.
Both sides have reached the promised land, qualifying for this summer's FIFA U-20 World Cup with quarterfinal victories -- Guatemala shocking the U.S. -- and the winner here heads to Sunday's regional title game.
Mexico vs. Panama, ESPN Deportes, 6:30 p.m.
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Colorado Rapids at FC Dallas
Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 6 p.m.
It's a rematch of last year's MLS Cup final, but if the champion Rapids are living up to their title -- they've got MLS's best mark, at 3-0-0 -- the runner-up Hoops are still looking for their first win after two losses and a draw. Replay: FSC, midnight
MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION
Gallos Blancos at Estudiantes Tecos
Galavision, 6:10 p.m.
Both clubs are 4-6-2 in the Clausura and just two points below the playoff zone, so the victor, if there is one, can take a big step toward an unexpected postseason assignment.