As we head into the international break, most leagues in the world go on break.
Thursday, Mar. 21
- Belgium vs. Russia (UEFA Euro Qualifiers) — Russia crashed out of the Euros during the group stage in 2016, Belgium made it to the knockouts before being defeated 3 – 1 by Wales. Belgium is #1 in the world right now. This should be an entertaining match as they vie for another go in the Euros.
Friday, Mar. 22
- England vs. Czech Republic (UEFA Euro Qualifiers) — England sits at #6 in the world, but they are very much a team in transition as the next generation of players take over.
Saturday, Mar. 23
- Spain vs. Norway (UEFA Euro Qualifiers) - Spain are among my favorite international teams to watch, for obvious reasons. Who doesn’t want to see them face-off against #46 in the FIFA rankings?
- Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids (MLS) — The MLS limps along in the international break. Both of these teams need a win to help them rise in the standings.
- Saint Louis vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies (USL) - Two of the three remaining undefeated teams in USL meet. Saint Louis with dreams of coming to MLS. Rowdies living in the shadow of Orlando and the soon to arrive Miami.
Sunday, Mar. 24
- Netherlands vs. Germany (UEFA Euro Qualifiers) - Unquestionably the biggest of the Euro qualifier matches this week. Netherlands need to recover after not qualifying for the World Cup. Germany were disgraced at the World Cup after not making it out of the group stages. Two teams looking to make a comeback.