Tuesday kickaround

October 29, 2013
(Soccer Insider)
(Soccer Insider)

*The MLS playoff schedule this week is set:

(All times are Eastern)

Wednesday

Western Conference, first round

Colorado Rapids at Seattle Sounders, 10:30 p.m. (NBC Sports Network)

Thursday

Eastern Conference, first round

Montreal Impact at Houston Dynamo, 8:30 (NBC Sports Network)

Saturday

Eastern Conference semifinals, first leg

Sporting Kansas City at New England Revolution, 8 p.m. (NBC Sports Network)

Western Conference semifinals, first leg

Portland Timbers at Seattle or Colorado, 10 p.m. (NBC Sports Network)

Sunday

Eastern Conference semifinals, first leg

New York Red Bulls at Houston or Montreal, 3:30 p.m. (NBC)

Western Conference semifinals, first leg

Real Salt Lake at Los Angeles Galaxy, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

In other news …

*D.C. United’s stadium project is among several sporting venues in the works in the Washington area. Post colleague Jonathan O’Connell looks at the facility proposals and which have the best chance to being built.

*Martin Rennie is reportedly out as the Vancouver Whitecaps head coach after two seasons. Vancouver would join Columbus and Dallas in the coaching search. Predictably, Canadian Frank Yallop is the first name linked to the Whitecaps.

*Americans abroad:

D Geoff Cameron, MF Maurice Edu, MF Brek Shea and Stoke City at Birmingham City (Jonathan Spector is injured) in England League Cup’s round of 16, 3:45 p.m.

MF Jose Torres and Tigres at Club America, 10:45 p.m. (Univision Deportes)

*European soccer on TV:

Spain, Espanyol vs. Malaga 3 p.m. beIN Sport Spanish

England League Cup, Chelsea vs. Arsenal 3:45 p.m. beIN Sport

Spain, Celta Vigo vs. Barcelona 5 p.m. beIN Sport Spanish (joined in progress at 5:45 on beIN Sport and replayed at 9:30 on beIN Sport)

*The University of Virginia men’s team (7-3-4) aims to extend its unbeaten streak to 11 tonight against UNC Greensboro (8-6-2) at Klockner Stadium.

*FIFA offers an update on the World Cup ticket lottery.

*Welcome, Gibraltar.

 

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.
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