*Defender Ethan White grew up in the Washington area, attended D.C. United matches, starred at a local high school (Bethesda-Chevy Chase) and university (Maryland) and passed through United’s youth academy before signing a homegrown contract in December. Last week, he started two matches. This is his story.

*United’s next opponent, Toronto FC, will face United’s previous opponent, the Los Angeles Galaxy, Wednesday night at BMO Field (8 p.m. ET, Direct Kick, MatchDay Live). After sitting out Saturday, will Landon Donovan play for the Galaxy? I’m guessing he’ll rest until Sunday at Chicago.

Meantime, the Rocky Mountain Cup resumes Wednesday with a meeting between the past two MLS Cup champions, Real Salt Lake and the Colorado Rapids, at Rio Tinto Stadium (9 p.m., DK, MDL).

In Portland, the Timbers are eager to make their MLS home debut Thursday (11 p.m., ESPN2) against the Chicago Fire. Watch the Oregonian video:

Keep reading for Americans Abroad and Soccer on TV listings. Most of the six Mexican matches are live on standard or semi-standard outlets while both MLS games are on a premium pay service. Go figure.....

*Americans Abroad:


D Eric Lichaj 90 in Leeds’ 2-1 loss at Derby

F Conor Doyle not in 18 for Derby

F Eddie Johnson 78 in Preston’s 1-1 draw at Doncaster

D Zak Whitbread 90 in Norwich’s 2-2 draw at Watford

D Frank Simek 90 in Carlisle’s 0-0 draw at Leyton Orient


MF Maurice Edu and Rangers at Aberdeen

MF Benny Feilhaber and Aarhus vs. Roskilde

MF Jose Torres, F Herculez Gomez for Pachuca at D Jonathan Bornstein and Tigres

D Edgar Castillo and Puebla at F Gustavo Ruelas and Santos Laguna

MF Isaac Acuna and Queretaro vs. Atlante

MF Daniel Antunez and Tecos at Necaxa

*Soccer on TV:

All times are Eastern

UEFA Champions League, Schalke-Inter Milan 2:30 p.m. Fox Soccer Plus, foxsoccer.tv (tape at 5 on Fox Soccer Channel)

UEFA Champions League, Spurs-Real Madrid 2:30 p.m. FSC (tape at 5 on FSP)

Copa Libertadores, Cerro Porteno-Santos 6:30 p.m. Fox Deportes

MLS, Toronto-Los Angeles 8 p.m. Direct Kick

Mexico, Toluca-Chivas 8 p.m. Telemundo

Mexico, Santos Laguna-Puebla 8 p.m. Telefutura

Mexico, Necaxa-Tecos 8 p.m. ESPN Deportes

Copa Libertadores, Estudiantes-Cruzeiro 8:30 p.m. Fox Deportes

MLS, Real Salt Lake-Colorado 9 p.m. Direct Kick

Mexico, Queretaro-Atlante 9 p.m. Galavision

Mexico, Cruz Azul-Monterrey 9:30 p.m. Azteca America

Mexico, Atlas-Pumas 11 p.m. Galavision