WEEKEND WATCH GUIDE

 

Premier League: Arsenal at Liverpool, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, NBCSN. It feels like the season is slipping away from both of these teams. Liverpool in particular is struggling mightily, and is another bad week from dropping behind Manchester United in the race for the top four. Arsenal badly needs a victory as well, in part to clear the gathering storm clouds away from manager Arsene Wenger.

 

MLS: Dallas at Los Angeles, 3 p.m. Saturday, Univision. The most fascinating game of MLS’ opening weekend is this one, which, oddly, will be on national Spanish-language TV. Dallas is the favorite to take home the MLS Cup this year. Los Angeles is rebuilding after losing coach Bruce Arena and all but one of its big-name designated players.

 

SheBelieves Cup: U.S. vs. England, 4 p.m. Saturday, Ch. 9. England’s quest to rise in the rankings took a hit Wednesday when France scored twice late to win 2-1. It would have been England’s first victory over France since 1974. There isn’t such a streak going for this one — England defeated the U.S. in 2011 — but it’s still a huge match for the visitors, who want to be among the world’s elite.

 

MLS: New York at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, FS1. Minnesota will be compared to Atlanta for years, as the expansion mates compete to be the first to everything. A few league analysts wonder if Atlanta is set up to be the best expansion team in league history. A good home start against New York might set the course. The Loons host Atlanta in their home opener on March 12.