WEEKEND WATCH GUIDE
Premier League: Liverpool at Chelsea, 7:45 a.m. Saturday, NBC Sports: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is under increasing pressure as his team struggles and has responded with increasingly bizarre rants against imagined refereeing conspiracies. Who knows what he might do against a rejuvenated, Jurgen Klopp-coached Liverpool team?
Premier League: Arsenal at Swansea City, 10 a.m. Saturday, USA Network: Arsenal is known as a fickle team, but its last two weeks nearly defy description. In the span of eight days, it became the only team this season to beat powerhouse Bayern Munich, won a tricky Premier League game against a good Everton side, and then lost 3-0 in the League Cup to second-division Sheffield on Wednesday.
MLS: New York Red Bulls at DC United, 2 p.m. Sunday, ESPN: The Red Bulls beat up on the weaker Eastern Conference on their way to their second Supporters’ Shield in three years. But their chase for their first MLS Cup begins with a tough first-leg trip to DC. United beat New England 2-1 in midweek, thanks to a second-half winner from Chris Rolfe.
MLS: Dallas at Seattle, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, FS1: The Sounders finally broke through against Los Angeles in the playoffs, beating the Galaxy 3-2 in midweek after going out of the MLS Cup against LA three times in six years. Their reward is a semifinal against top-seeded Dallas, whom they beat 3-0 and tied 0-0 in two games this season.