Watch These Matches for the Week of 9/3

This week most leagues are on break for the inter­na­tion­al break. allow­ing teams to play in friend­lies or com­pe­ti­tions like the UEFA Nations League, etc. Looking over the leagues going on and the games being played, here are my picks for match­es to watch this week.

Tuesday, Sep. 4

  • USA vs. Chile (Women’s Friendly) — We are in the final friend­lies before World Cup qual­i­fi­ca­tion. USA won the first friend­ly 3 – 0, and we got a unique look at the squad on the field. Let’s see how it goes this time.

Friday, Sep. 7

  • Portland Thorns vs. Seattle Reign (NWSL) — Seattle is locked for the post sea­son, now they are play­ing to host the play­off game. Portland trails them by just 2 points, get­ting out of the Rose City with at least a point will be big for them. But it will be a chal­lenge, espe­cial­ly con­sid­er­ing they will be with­out Megan Rapinoe as she con­tin­ues recov­er­ing from her injury.
  • Italy vs. Poland (UEFA Nations) — During this week­end for the inter­na­tion­al break there are a num­ber of good nation­al matchups. Italy didn’t make the World Cup but they remain an inter­na­tion­al pow­er­house. Given Poland’s early depar­ture from the World Cup they have some­thing to prove as much as Italy does.
  • USA vs. Brazil (Men’s Friendly) — The road to Qatar begins as the US con­tin­ues refin­ing and search­ing for the squad who will put them back on the world’s biggest stage.

Saturday, Sep. 8

  • England vs. Spain (UEFA Nations) — Two of the best coun­tries in the world face off.
  • NYCFC vs. DC United (MLS) — NYCFC sit at third in the East. DC United are fight­ing to try and claw their way back into the post sea­son. Combine that with two leg­ends of the game: David Villa vs. Wayne Rooney. Should be an enter­tain­ing match.

Sunday, Sep. 9

  • France vs. Netherlands (UEFA Nations) — The Netherlands also missed the World Cup in Russia, how will they fair against the great­est nation­al team in the world?

Published by Trick Jarrett

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