What to Watch: Fri. 6/17 – Sun. 6/19

All times are Pacific.

Friday June 17th

ZlatanItaly vs Sweden – 6am ESPN: Sweden drew vs Ireland in their first game so they really, really need three points here. Can Zlatan get some good shots against the tough Italian defense?

US Open – 7am FS1 / 2pm FOX: Second round of the US Open from Oakmont. Time to see if Jordan Speith can repeat or if Dustin Johnson will hold on this year.

ArrietaPittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs – 11:22am MLB.TV: Two teams who are planning on competing against each other in October. Bonus: Jake Arrieta is scheduled to take the mound for the Cubs. He was also in the mound when the Cubs beat the Pirates in the Wild Card game last year.

Detroit Tigers at KC Royals – 5pm MLB.TV: These two are neck-and-neck in the AL Central. In fact there is only a game separating them in the standings.

Peru vs Columbia – 5pm FS1: We are into the quarterfinals of Copa America.

UFC Fight Night – 7:30pm FS1: Some good stand up fights on this one. Cowboy Cerrone vs Patrick Cote and the headline fight of Rory MacDonald vs Stephen Thompson.

Saturday June 18th

Belgium vs Ireland – 6am ESPN: Both need three points in this one if they have any hopes of advancing.

US Open – 8am FOX: Third round coverage of the US Open from Oakmont.

Toronto FC vs LA Galaxy – 4:30pm MLS LIVE: Some of the big stars for both clubs will not be there but it’s still a big game none the less.

Mexico vs Chile – 5pm FX: This should be a good one. Mexico has looked real strong to this point in the tournament.

Sunday June 19th

F1 European Grand Prix – 5am NBCSN: Cause sometimes you need to see how the F1 drivers do on a new track….in Azerbaijan.

US Open – 8am FOX: Final round of the 116th US Open.

Switzerland vs France – Noon ESPN: France has locked up a trip to the next round but the Swiss haven’t. The Swiss need a huge effort here to advance.

NY Red Bulls vs Seattle Sounders – 4:30pm FS1: Some big names will be missing for the Sounders but a draw or three points here would be huge for them.

Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors – 5pm ABC: Game seven. Nuff said.

Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs – 5pm ESPN: Sunday Night Baseball from Wrigley Field? Yes please!

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