WEEKEND WATCH GUIDE

MLS: Real Salt Lake at New York, 3 p.m. Saturday, UniMas. It’s a little hard to figure out what’s going on in Salt Lake City. Last offseason, owner Dell Loy Hansen gave coach Jeff Cassar a contract extension. Just three games into this season, he fired Cassar. RSL is in dire straits already, and a visit from Eastern Conference contenders New York won’t be a letup.

 

International: Lithuania at England, 11 a.m. Sunday, FS2. England now has manager Gareth Southgate in charge, and he marked his first game as full-time manager by accomplishing the same thing so many other England managers have done: lose to Germany (albeit in a friendly). England should have zero trouble with Lithuania in this World Cup qualifier, though.

 

International: Germany at Azerbaijan, 11 a.m. Sunday, ESPN2. So far, so good for Germany in this World Cup qualification cycle. The Germans have won all four games they have played, scoring 16 goals while allowing none. That said, Azerbaijan is far better at home in Baku than it is on the road. As far as travel, Baku is closer to Delhi than Berlin.

 

International: Poland at Montenegro, 1:45 p.m. Sunday, FS2. Montenegro is a relative newcomer to international soccer. This is only the third World Cup it has tried to qualify for. The team has already taken down Denmark, on the road, in this qualification cycle, an impressive result. Now it tries to stop Robert Lewandowski and Poland, the group favorites.