There is some good soccer on TV over the 24 hours or so leading up to the Sounders’ match at New England at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
At 5 p.m. today, NBCSN will show the Chicago Fire match at Sporting Kansas City. SKC is only a point out of the lead in the Eastern Conference … and still looms as a potential Sounders’ opponent if they advance to the U.S. Open Cup final. Game preview here.
Then at 11 a.m. Saturday, NBC will show the USA women’s national team take its final pre-Olympics match, meeting Canada at Rio Tinto Stadium in Salt Lake City … where the Sounders will meet RSL four days later. Details here.