NWSL: Seattle at Washington, 6 tonight, nwslsoccer.com / YouTube. Washington, led by attacker Crystal Dunn, needs a win and some help to clinch a home game for next week’s league playoffs. Otherwise, the Spirit will travel to Seattle for the playoffs. Megan Rapinoe, Jess Fishlock and company have made Seattle the team to beat in the NWSL, with two consecutive regular-season titles — but the championship eluded the Reign last year, something it is out to avenge this year.

Euro 2016 Qualifying: Netherlands at Turkey, 11 a.m. Sunday, ESPN3. With just three matches to go in the qualifying round, both of these two powerhouses sit outside the automatic qualification places, behind both Iceland and the Czech Republic. A win for either would put it in control of the third spot in Group A, which would be in a playoff with another third-place team to qualify. A loss, especially for the Netherlands, would be viewed as catastrophic.

 

 

NASL: Minnesota at Edmonton, 3 p.m. Sunday, ESPN3. You’ll have to get your computer or mobile device to watch live — the game will be shown on Ch. 45, but on tape delay. With three wins in a row, the Loons are on their best streak of the year, but a trip to Edmonton is always dicey. There’s something about the combination of Sunday-afternoon soccer and the regular gusty winds that howl through Clarke Field that promotes crazy games north of the border.

 

MLS: Dallas at Columbus, 6 p.m. Sunday, Fox Sports 1. This is the game of the week in MLS, which doesn’t take a break even though the date falls in a FIFA-mandated window for international games. So many difference-makers on both sides in this matchup are playing for their countries this week. Right or wrong, MLS’s refusal to break for mandated international dates means that winning without the big names is an important part of being a successful MLS team.