It’s Saturday, which means there’s a lot more footy to watch. Even though we aren’t in the full swing of the season quite yet, we get a good helping of games to watch and the options are bountiful.
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The ICC in China sees its penultimate contest as Milan, who are coming off an opening defeat to Borussia Dortmund, take on Bayern, who are coming off of a draw/PK loss to Arsenal. It will be a crucial test for Milan as it is the final game before their Europa League Qualifying matches coming up. Bayern will move on to Singapore for their next ICC tour after this game concludes.
Leicester and Liverpool will vie for a preseason title as the two meet in the Final of the Premier League Asia Trophy. This one isn’t readily available in the United States, but is pretty accessable around the world, so it’s worth to check and see if you can do some preseason scouting.
The two winners of Group C’s Round 1 play will face off in a crucial match for whomever seeks to win Group C going into the knockout rounds.
This one isn’t just up here because it’s one of Ryan’s teams. It’s also getting picked up for national coverage on ESPN. It isn’t the sexiest of matchups, especially considering NYRB’s recent struggles (their most recent 5-1 win not withstanding), this game could be a nice one to hold you over between games on Saturday.
Despite it being a continuation of this glorified preseason competition, this is still a pretty intriguing match. Considering it’s still July and there’s not much better, Juventus and Barcelona is a more-than-adequate pairing to whet the appetite.
ESPN’s doubleheader coverage of the ICC USA will carry on to Orlando as PSG will play their second game of the tournament after a draw/PK win over Roma in their first ICC game.
The first semifinal of the 2017 Gold Cup sees the United States try to push their way into the Final against what will likely be Mexico. However, the USA has been rather disappointing through much of the tournament. Their quarterfinal win against El Salvador was a step in the right direction, but there is a lot of room for improvement. Costa Rica is a tough opponent and not one to sleep on as the tournament nears its end.