Wednesday’s international soccer matches on TV and digital in the US

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With 36 international soccer friendlies on tap for Wednesday – and the England U-21 Euro qualifier against Wales – there is plenty of soccer to watch on TV and digital in the United States.

Highlighting the list of fixtures is the US match against the Ukraine, which can be seen on ESPN 2 and digitally via

Other captivating matches available for viewing on Wednesday include Germany v. Chile at 2:45pm, France v. Netherlands at 3pm, England v. Denmark at 3pm, Portugal v. Cameroon at 3:45pm, Spain v. Italy at 4:00pm and Mexico v. Nigeria at 8:30pm.

For all TV and digital listings in the United States, see below:

Georgia v. Liechtenstein (Boris Paichadze Stadium; 9:00am ET)
Russia v. Armenia (Kuban Stadium; 9:00am ET)
Azerbaijan v. Philippines (Maktoum Bin Rashid; 10:00am ET)
Lithuania v. Kazakhstan (S. Darius and S. Grienas Stadium, 10:00am ET)
Bulgaria v. Belarus (Vasil Levski National Stadium; 10:45am ET)
Albania v. Malta (Niko Dovana; 12:00pm ET)
Algeria v. Slovenia (Stade Mustapha Tchaker; 12:00pm ET)
Greece v. South Korea (Karaiskaki Stadium; 12:00pm ET)
Hungary v. Finland (Stadion ETO; 12:00pm ET)
Montenegro v. Ghana (Podgorica City Stadium; 12:00pm ET)
South Africa v. Brazil (FNB Stadium; 12:00pm ET on beINSports 1 and Dishworld)
Bosnia-Herzegovina v. Egypt (Tivoli Stadion Tirol; 12:30pm ET)
Czech Republic v. Norway (Eden Arena; 12:30pm ET)
Israel v. Slovakia (Netanya Stadium; 12:30pm ET)
England U-21 v. Wales U-21 (Pride Park Stadium; 1:00pm ET on Fox Soccer Plus)
Andorra v. Moldova (Camp d’Esports d’Aixovall; 1:00pm ET)
Colombia v. Tunisia (Cornellal – El Prat; 1:00pm ET on beINSports 2 and Dishworld)
Cyprus v. Northern Ireland (GSP Stadium; 1:00pm ET)
Macedonia v. Latvia (Philip II Arena; 1:00pm ET)
Luxembourg v. Cape Verde Islands (Josy-Barthel; 1:30pm ET)
Turkey v. Sweden (Ankara 19 Mayis Stadium; 1:30pm ET)
Gibraltar v. Estonia (Victoria Stadium; 2:00pm ET)
Ukraine v. United States (Antonis Papadopoulos; 2:00pm ET on ESPN 2 and
Romania v. Argentina (National Arena; 2:00pm ET on ESPNDeportes and ESPN
Switzerland v. Croatia (AFG Arena; 2:30pm ET)
Austria v. Uruguay (Worthersee Stadion; 2:30pm ET on beINSports 1 and Dishworld)
Belgium v. Ivory Coast (King Baudouin Stadium; 2:45pm ET)
Germany v. Chile (Mercedes-Benz Arena; 2:45pm ET on
Poland v. Scotland (National Stadium, Warsaw; 2:45pm ET)
Republic of Ireland v. Serbia (Aviva Stadium; 2:45pm ET on GolTV)
Wales v. Iceland (Cardiff City Stadium; 2:45pm ET)
Australia v. Ecuador (The New Den; 3:00pm ET on beINSports 2 and Dishworld)
England v. Denmark (Wembley; 3:00pm ET on FoxSports2)
France v. Netherlands (Stade de France; 3:00pm ET on Univisiondeportes)
Portugal v. Cameroon (Estadio Dr. Magalhaes Pessoa; 3:45pm ET on
Spain v. Italy (Vicente Calderon; 4:00pm ET on ESPN 2, ESPNDeportes and
Mexico v. Nigeria (Georgia Dome; 8:30pm ET on ESPNEWS, Univisiondeportes and

MLS Playoff bracket, dates set: Chicago, Vancouver host Tues.

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Major League Soccer’s playoff bracket is set. Our staff predictions are coming Tuesday before the first round match-ups, but here’s what we’ll be watching…

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The chase begins with Chicago and the Red Bulls, and San Jose heading to Vancouver. The Quakes drew the ‘Caps just over a week ago, on Oct. 15.

First round
(E3) Chicago vs. (E6) New York Red Bulls — 8:30 p.m. ET Tuesday
(W3) Vancouver vs. (W6) San Jose — 10:30 p.m. ET Tuesday
(E4) Atlanta vs. (E5) Columbus — 7 p.m. ET Wednesday
(W4) Houston vs. (W5) Sporting KC — 9:30 p.m. ET Wednesday

Conference semifinals
(W1) Portland vs.  San Jose, Houston, or Sporting KC
(W2) Seattle vs. Houston, Sporting KC, or Vancouver
(E1) Toronto vs. New York Red Bulls, Atlanta, or Columbus
(E2) New York City vs. Atlanta, Columbus, or Chicago

Conference finals
Eastern Conference — Nov. 21 and Nov. 28 or 29
Western Conference — Nov. 21 and Nov. 30

MLS Cup Final
At finalist with best record — 4 p.m. ET Dec. 9

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Who will replace Koeman at Everton?

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Where will Everton turn in search of their next manager?

U23s coach David Unsworth is the front-runner to take over, according to several betting sites — not that we’d partake in such madness — and the 44-year-old boasts 312 career appaearances for the Toffees.

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As for who else could be in frame for the gig, there are names (quite) familiar and new.

David Moyes — This one is an eyebrow-raiser, as Moyes has had little if any success since leaving Everton and ended his time at Sunderland with a sexist takedown of a journalist. But the 54-year-old Scot spent more than 11 years at Everton before leaving for Manchester United, and it’s not like the Toffees wanted him to skip town. He was thrice League Manager of the Year at Goodison Park.

Sean Dyche — The Burnley boss has overachieved time and again at Turf Moor, and the Clarets are one of the smallest outfits the Premier League has ever seen. A move to Everton could be a big and safe enough step to warrant his affection.

Carlo Ancelotti — He’s said he’s not returning to a manager’s seat this season, but the Italian may relish the chance to take a skillful team and organize it into its rightful potential. And we think he’s do a magnificent job.

Chris Coleman — He’s waffled on staying in his position at Wales, and the club’s absence from this summer’s World Cup must have him eyeing the club scene. He’s hasn’t led a club since 2012, having led AEL, Coventry City, Real Sociedad, and Fulham.

Phil Neville — The Manchester United and Everton playing legend doesn’t have first chair experience, but may be able to rally the troops. His latest stint was as an assistant in brother Gary’s tough, short campaign at Valencia.

Although… his recent prediction record isn’t hot.

Longshots: Mikel Arteta, Luis Enrique, Eddie Howe, Thomas Tuchel, Sam Allardyce, Manuel Pellegrini, Frank De Boer.

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Three seriously injured, 120 detained in Bruges hooligan riot

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BRUSSELS (AP) Authorities are investigating a hooligan riot which seriously injured three people and forced Brugge police to detain 120 following the match between Club Brugge and Antwerp.

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Local police chief Dirk Van Nuffel says one policeman was among the seriously wounded as authorities sought to contain a brawl between Belgian fans reinforced by others who had come from the Netherlands.

By Monday morning all were released but investigators were still seeking to see who was at the core of the fighting. Van Nuffel says such hooligan fighting “hadn’t been seen for years.”

Everton fires Ronald Koeman


A 5-2 home loss versus Arsenal sent Everton into the Premier League drop zone, and that’s apparently a bridge too far for the Toffees when it comes to their managerial position.

Ronald Koeman is out at Goodison Park.

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Everton sits 18th in the Premier League with eight points, it’s minus-11 goal differential second-worst in the top flight. Its 18 goals conceded are third-worst, and only three clubs have scored fewer goals than its seven.

The Toffees won two rounds in the Europa League, beating Ružomberok and Hajduk Split, but have lost to Atalanta and Lyon while drawing Apollon Limassol in Group E play.

Everton faces Chelsea in League Cup play on Wednesday before a critical early season match at Leicester City on Sunday.

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