The US Open Cup semi-final is this week’s football headline on television and online

Sacramento Republic has had Cinderella history so far at the 2022 US Open Cup, but the USL side will need another miracle to maintain their chances of reaching the finals in September.

In this week’s semifinals, Sacramento Republic stands in the way of Sporting Kansas City, a four-time winner of the historic competition. Peter Vermes’ side struggled in MLS play this season but thrived in the US Open Cup, eliminating FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo before overtaking Union Omaha in the quarterfinals.

Mark Briggs’ side have already eliminated the San Jose Earthquakes and LA Galaxy in respective rounds and will pull out all the stops to claim the scalp of a third straight MLS club.

In the other semi-final of the US Open Cup, Orlando City hosts the New York Red Bulls for both MLS clubs in a short week. The Lions lost 1-0 to the Philadelphia Union in Saturday’s league game, while the Red Bulls defeated Austin FC 4-3 in Texas on Sunday.

Toronto FC and the Vancouver Whitecaps will also meet in the cup this week when BC Place hosts the 2022 Canadian Championship finals. Bob Bradley’s side beat Charlotte FC 4-0 on Saturday, with Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Bernardeschi making their debuts. The Vancouver Whitecaps suffered a 3-0 home loss to the Chicago Fire.

The Women’s Euros semifinals are also taking place this week, with England and Sweden headlining the two on Tuesday. In addition, Germany meets France on Wednesday, where it is all about a place in the final on Saturday.

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Here’s a look at this week’s top 5 games to watch, as well as a full rundown of this week’s football game on TV and online:


This week’s top 5 games to watch


1.) Sacramento Republic FC vs. Sporting KC – A David vs. Goliath duel with the USL hosts aiming to secure a first-ever spot in the US Open Cup Finals.

2.) Orlando City vs. New York Red Bulls – The Red Bulls clinched an impressive league win on Sunday but can they tank for a quick turnaround?

3.) Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Toronto FC – Toronto FC is aiming for a ninth Voyageurs Cup as the Whitecaps try to weather a seven-year drought.

4.) England vs Sweden – Hosts England have lost to Sweden twice in a row but both sides have gone unbeaten this summer.

5.) Germany versus France – Alexandra Popp and Grace Geyoro lead the offensive units for two of the highest-scoring teams in this summer’s tournament.


This week’s football on TV and online


Monday


club friendly

6am – CBS Sports Network, fuboTV – Gamba Osaka vs Paris Saint-Germain

Argentine Primera Division

3:30pm – Paramount+, fuboTV – San Lorenzo v Talleres Córdoba
6pm – Paramount+, fuboTV – Newell’s Old Boys vs. Defensa y Justicia
6pm – Paramount+ – Banfield vs Argentinos Juniors
8:30pm – Paramount+, fuboTV – Unión Santa Fe vs. Godoy Cruz
8:30pm – Paramount+ – Vélez Sarsfield vs Huracán

Brazil

7pm – Paramount+ – Coritiba vs Cuiabá

Copa America Femenina

8pm – Fox Sports 1, fuboTV, TUDN USA – Colombia vs Argentina

Liga MX Female

8 p.m. – ESPN Deportes, fuboTV – Santos Laguna v Pachuca
10pm – fuboTV, FOX Deportes – Juarez vs Tijuana
10pm – ESPN Deportes, fuboTV – Monterrey vs Puebla


Tuesday


Canadian Championship

10:30pm – Fox Soccer Plus, fuboTV – Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Toronto FC

League MX

8pm – fuboTV, TUDN USA, Univision – Atlas vs Tijuana
8pm – ESPN Deportes, fuboTV – Monterrey vs Puebla
8pm – Fox Soccer Plus, fuboTV, FOX Deportes – Juárez vs Tigres UANL

UEFA Women’s Championship

3pm – ESPN2, ESPN+, fuboTV, TUDN – England vs Sweden

UEFA Champions League

11:30am – Paramount+ – AEK Larnaca vs Midtjylland
1pm – Paramount+ – Sheriff vs. Maribor
1:00 p.m. – Paramount+ – Viktoria Pilsen vs HJK
3pm – Paramount+ – Shamrock Rovers vs. Ludogorets

Argentine Primera Division

7pm – Paramount+ – Arsenal v Rosario Central
7pm – Paramount+, fuboTV – Barracas Central vs Patronato

club friendly

8:30pm – Fox Sports 2, fuboTV – Barcelona v Juventus
10:30pm – Fox Sports 2, fuboTV, TUDN USA – Real Madrid vs. America

Copa America Femenina

8pm – Fox Sports 1, fuboTV – Brazil vs Paraguay

Peruvian Primera Division

4:15pm – fuboTV – UTC Cajamarca vs Sporting Cristal
9pm – fuboTV – Alianza Lima vs Alianza Atlético

USL League One

8 p.m. – ESPN+ – Forward Madison vs. Union Omaha


Wednesday


US Open Cup

7:30pm – ESPN+ – Orlando City SC vs New York Red Bulls
10:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Sacramento Republic vs. Sporting Kansas City

League MX

8 p.m. – fuboTV, TUDN USA, TUDN.com – Necaxa vs. Pachuca
10:05pm – TUDN, fuboTV – Pumas UNAM vs Mazatlán

UEFA Women’s Championship

3pm – ESPN2, ESPN+, fuboTV – Germany vs France

UEFA Champions League

1pm – Paramount+ – Fenerbahçe vs Dynamo Kyiv
2:30pm – Paramount+ – Slovan Bratislava vs Ferencváros

Copa Argentina

16:10 – fuboTV – Tigre vs Deportivo Madryn

Canadian Premier League

9pm – Fox Sports 2, fuboTV – Cavalry vs Blacksmiths

club friendly

11am – fuboTV, FOX Deportes – Genoa vs Lazio
1pm – ESPN Deportes, fuboTV – Wolfsberger AC vs Milan
2:30pm – ESPN+ – Real Betis vs Olympique Marseille

Liga de Expansion MX

8:05pm – fuboTV, TUDN USA, UniMás – Pumas Tabasco vs. Mineros de Zacatecas

Peruvian Primera Division

9pm – fuboTV – Cesar Vallejo vs Universitario

USL Championship

8pm – ESPN+ – Birmingham Legion v Loudoun United
8:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Rio Grande Valley v Hartford Athletic
10 p.m. – ESPN+ – Oakland Roots vs. Phoenix Rising
10:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Las Vegas Lights vs. San Antonio

USL League One

7 p.m. – ESPN+ – North Carolina v Richmond Kickers


Thursday


UEFA Europa Conference League

1pm – Paramount+ – APOEL vs Botev Plovdiv
1pm – Paramount+ – Viborg vs Suduva
1:30pm – Paramount+ – PAOK vs Levski Sofia
2pm – Paramount+ – Brøndby vs Pogoń Szczecin

Liga MX Female

10pm – ESPN+ – Tijuana vs Monterrey
10:05pm – fuboTV, FOX Deportes – Juárez vs Pumas UNAM

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