Soccer on TV 4/16 – 4/21

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Today’s Guide

The Barcelona-Real Madrid Copa del Rey final is Wednesday. … MLS Week 7 kicks off on Wednesday when New York hosts Philadelphia.

(All times Eastern unless noted. TV programming is always subject to change. Besides the exclusive streaming programming listed here, many networks and leagues* make TV programming available on streaming devices (online, tablets and mobile). Check your local listings and network programming listings. Soccer on TV is updated daily throughout the week.)

WEDNESDAY, April 16

ESPN
Spanish Cup
BARCELONA-REAL MADRID (live) 3:25 pm.

NBCSN

England MANCHESTER CITY-SUNDERLAND (live) 2:45 pm.

ESPN DEPORTES
Spanish Cup BARCELONA-REAL MADRID (live) 3:25 pm.

FOX DEPORTES
Copa Libertadores LANUS-SANTOS LAGUNA (live) 6:30 pm.
Copa Libertadores LEON-BOLIVAR (live) 9 pm.

MLS DIRECT KICK/MLS LIVE
MLS NEW YORK-PHILADELPHIA (live) 7:30 pm.

ESPN3.com
German Cup BAYERN MUNICH-KAISERSLAUTERN, semifinal (live) 2:25 pm ET.
French Cup GUINGAMP-MONACO (live) 4:55 pm.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
England EVERTON-CRYSTAL PALACE (live) 2:45 pm.

THURSDAY, April 17

FOX DEPORTES
Copa Libertadores THE STRONGEST-DEFENSOR (live) 8 pm.

FRIDAY, April 18

BeIN SPORTS
England BLACKPOOL-BURNLEY (live) Noon.
Spain ATLETICO MADRID-ELCHE (live) 2:15 pm.

AZTECA AMERICA
Mexico MONARCAS-CRUZ AZUL (live) 8:30 pm.

BeIN SPORTS en Espanol
Spain ATLETICO MADRID-ELCHE (live) 2:15 pm.

ESPN DEPORTES
Mexico MORELIA-CRUZ AZUL (live) 8:30 pm.

UNIVISION DEPORTES
Mexico SANTOS-JAGUARES (live) 10:30 pm.

BeIN PLAY
France SAINT ETIENNE-RENNES (live) 2:15 pm.
Englnad DONCASTER ROVERS-DERBY (live) 2:15 pm.

SATURDAY, April 19

BeIN SPORTS
England
LEICESTER CITY-QPR (live) 7 am.
Italy
PARMA-INTER MILAN (live) 9 am.
Italy
JUVENTUS-BOLOGNA (live) 12:30 pm.
French Cup
PSG-LYON, Final (live) 3 pm.
Italy
FIORENTINA-ROMA (delay) 5 pm.
Spain
REAL SOCIEDAD-ESPANYOL (delay) 7 pm.

NBC
England CHELSEA-SUNDERLAND (live) 12:30 pm.

NBCSN
England TOTTENHAM-FULHAM (live) 7:45 am.
England CARDIFF CITY-STOKE CITY (live) 10 am.
MLS CHICAGO-NEW ENGLAND (live) 4 pm.

BeIN SPORT en Espanol
Spain
OSASUNA-VALENCIA (live) 10 am.
Italy
UDINESE-NAPOLI (delay) Noon.
Spain
REAL SOCIEDAD-ESPANYOL (live) 2 pm.
Italy
FIORENTINA-ROMA (live) 4 pm.
Italy
JUVENTUS-BOLOGNA (delay) 5 pm.

GOLTV
Germany BRAUNSCHWEIG-BAYERN MUNICH (live) 9:30 am.
Mexico LEONES NEGROS-OAXACA (live) 1 pm.
Uruguay NACIONAL-CERRO LARGO (live) 3 pm.

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England TOTTENHAM-FULHAM (live) 7:45 am.

TELEMUNDO
Mexico LEON-TIGRES (live) 9 pm.

UniMas
Mexico MONTERREY-VERACRUZ (live) 8 pm.

UNIVISION
Mexico AMERICA-QUERETARO (live) 6 pm.

UNIVISION DEPORTES
Mexico PACHUCA-PUEBLA (live) 8 pm.
Mexico ATLAS-TOLUCA (live) 10 pm.

UNIVISION DEPORTES DOS
Mexico ATLANTE-TIJUANA (live) 10 pm.

MLS DIRECT KICK/MLS LIVE
MLS PHILADELPHIA-HOUSTON (live) 4 pm.
MLS COLORADO-SAN JOSE (live) 6 pm.
MLS VANCOUVER-LOS ANGELES (live) 7 pm.
MLS COLUMBUS-D.C. UNITED (live) 7:30 pm.
MLS DALLAS-TORONTO (live) 8:30 pm.
MLS KANSAS CITY-MONTREAL (live) 8:30 pm.
MLS SALT LAKE-PORTLAND (live) 9:30 pm.
MLS CHIVAS USA-SEATTLE (live) 10:30 pm.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
England ASTON VILLA-SOUTHAMPTON (live) 10 am.
England NEWCASTLE-SWANSEA CITY (live) 10 am.
England WEST HAM-CRYSTAL PALACE (live) 10 am.

SUNDAY, April 20

BeIN SPORT
France
BORDEAUX-GUINGAMP (live) 11 am.
Spain
SEVILLA-GRANADA (live) 1 pm.
Spain
BARCELONA-BILBAO (live) 3 pm.
France
MARSEILLE-LILLE (delay) 5 pm.

NBCSN
England NORWICH CITY-LIVERPOOL (live) 7 am.
England
HULL CITY-ARSENAL (live) 9 am.
England
EVERTON-MANCHESTER UNITED (live) 11 am.

BeIN SPORT en Espanyol
Spain RAYO-BETIS (live) 11 am.
Spain
SEVILLA-GRANADA (live) 1 pm.
Spain
BARCELONA-BILBAO (live) 3 pm.

GOLTV
Germany NUREMBERG-LEVERKUSEN (live) 9:30 am.
Germany
STUTTGART-SCHALKE (live) 11:30 am.
Brazil
SAO PAULO-BOTAFOGO (live) 3 pm.
Argentina
RIVER PLATE-VELEZ SARSFIELD (live) 5 pm.

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England EVERTON-MANCHESTER UNITED (live) 11 am.

UNIVISION
Mexico PUMAS-CHIVAS (live) 1 pm.

MONDAY, April 21

BeIN SPORT
England
BURNLEY-WIGAN (live) 10 am.
England
LEEDS UNITED-NOTTINGHAM FOREST (live) Noon.
Italy
AC MILAN-LIVORNO (delay) 2:30 pm.

NBCSN
England MANCHESTER CITY-WEST BROM (live) 3 pm.

BeIN SPORT en Espanol
Italy PARMA-INTER (delay) 1 pm.
Spain MALAGA-VILLAREAL (live) 4 pm.

GOLTV
Uruguay FENIX-PENAROL (live) 5 pm.
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* U.S. LEAGUES LIVE STREAMING
MLSMLS Live
NASLwww.NASLLive.com
NWSLNWSL YouTube & NSCAATV (free)

 

 

Coordinated tryout process would help relieve Spring Stress

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Coordinated tryout process would help relieve spring stress

By Tyler Isaacson

Soccer teams are finally able to get outside to begin their practices in preparation for the spring season. It’s a far cry from the indoor space many of us have been confined to for the past few months here in the New York-New Jersey area.

The mood turns from a highly anticipated spring season to a fragmented mess within a few days. Barely a game or two into the season and the emails start coming in bunches . … “Tryouts for the fall 2014 season next week.” Did I just read that correctly? Maybe they meant to say next month?

It seems like each year tryouts get earlier and earlier in a race to be the first. Do clubs actually think that holding their tryouts first will yield early commitments from players who are currently in the beginning of their spring season with another team? We are talking about youth soccer, right?

The only thing an early tryout does is cause chaos for the club holding the tryouts and the players who feel they need to attend them. Rumors fly on who is leaving the team, who is getting cut and the ripple-effect travels to other teams wondering if they will have enough players to keep their squad together.

This tryout process is a mess and continues to drive coaches, players and parents out of the game. I have a solution that is currently used by another team sport that may help improve this process.

Here is how it would work:

Academy clubs hold tryouts first, at the end of the spring season. This would give players the opportunity to tryout for a higher level team if they wanted. Town club teams hold tryouts the week after Academy tryouts. If players did not make the Academy team(s) or want other options, town clubs hold their tryouts the following week. Every town club holds its tryouts during that week and players are free to jump from tryout to tryout during the week.

• This keeps the majority of the spring season intact without the tryout interference.

• Players, coaches and parents can plan their schedules around tryout week instead of going to a new tryout week after week through the spring season.

• New team rosters are announced once the tryout week is complete.

• Players are aware of when tryouts are going to be held.

This is a simple process that would be easy to implement with support from your state organization. There is nothing more disappointing for a coach to hear three weeks into the spring season that a handful of players are leaving after the season.

There is nothing worse than for a player to hear from a teammate that new players are coming to the team and they are going to be cut after the season.

The tryout process will always be a stressful time for everyone involved, but there is definitely room for improvement!

Top Item on to-do list as spring season kicks off

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Top item on to-do list as spring season kicks off

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.

With the spring season kicking off, this is the perfect time to make sure you’ve got the first-aid kit in order.

Every youth coach should have a very basic sideline first-aid kit. You should have this at each training session and game. Remember that this is not meant to be used for comprehensive treatment, but only for immediate sideline first aid. The supplies below should get you through almost any minor to moderate situation and are easily obtained from your local drug store.

One of the most essential items is your cellular phone. If you have any doubts about the severity of the medical situation, use your phone to call the local emergency medical personnel for help. If you are with a travel team or often play outside of your local region, it is advisable to enter the emergency phone number of the away location into your cell phone in advance. Local emergency numbers are best since calling 911 may result in a delay.

The absolute bare minimum supplies:
• Instant cold packs (have several of these!).
• Adhesive bandages of assorted shapes and sizes.
• Blister care.
• ACE bandages (3-inch and 4-inch sizes).
• Disposable non-latex gloves (use when you are looking at a cut or abrasion).
• Alcohol-based gel hand sanitizer (for your own hands).
• Antibiotic ointment (individual packets or a tube of Bacitracin works well).
• Sterile gauze bandages.
• Sterile gauze roll.
• Sterile saline bottle (to gently wash dirt or grass from a cut).
• Saline rinse bottle and Hibiclens bottle (very effective and not painful to clean an abrasion or cut).
• Athletic tape (1-inch and 2-inch sizes).
• Paramedic scissors.
• Hydrogen peroxide — to get blood off a uniform.
• Plastic bags to dispose of used gauze, etc.

Here are a few extras that are nice to have:
• Foam underwrap.
• Finger splints (popsicle sticks work well).
• CPR instructions and plastic ventilation mask.
• Watertight bags to keep items dry.

Packing it up:
• Keep your supplies in a brightly colored bag (red is a popular color for this) so that you can find it quickly.

11 Tips for Coaching the Little Ones

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11 Tips for Coaching the Little Ones

By Mike Woitalla

“I got recruited to coach my kid’s soccer team. Any advice?” The most recent time I heard this question, it came from a parent of a 6-year-old. It prompted me to put an answer in writing, based on some of the best insight I’ve gotten from coaches and players I’ve interviewed and observed over the years.

11 Tips for Coaching the Little Ones
1. If all you do is set up goals and have them play as much soccer as possible during that hour of practice — you’re doing a good job.

2. Familiarize yourself with the various age-appropriate games/exercises to facilitate individual skills — but don’t use ones that bore the kids. And if it takes more than a minute for 6-year-olds to comprehend the activity — it’s the wrong one. (In other words, plan your practice but be ready to improvise.)

3. No lines, no laps, no lectures.

4. Enjoy yourself! If for some reason you’re grumpy, act like you’re enjoying yourself. Kids pick up on body language and you’ll get the best out of them if they sense you like being their coach.

5. Greet each player when they arrive in a way that lets them know you’re happy to see them.

6. Always end practice on an upbeat, happy note. (Even if they drove you absolutely crazy).

7. See the game through the children’s eyes. This will remind you that your main objective is helping them discover the joys of soccer. And not to expect a 6-year-old to play like a 16-year-old!

8. Do not yell instructions at them! Do not coach from the sidelines during games! This interferes severely in their learning process. It also makes you look rather silly — an adult screaming at 6-year-olds while they’re playing.

9. Sit down during games, instead of prowling the sidelines, which only creates tension that unnerves your players.

10. Always have a first-aid kit (including ice-packs) with you.

11. Keep plastic bags in your coaching bag in case you need to pick up dog poo