If you are hungry for some quality soccer, there is a scrumptious pair of matches on tap that should fill your appetite.
The UEFA Europa League semifinals are set to get underway on Thursday with two match-ups that hold plenty of intrigue, as Benfica lock horns with Juventus in a battle of European heavyweights (3:05pm, ESPN Deportes/DirecTV/Fox Soccer Plus) at Estadio Da Luz while Sevilla and Valencia square off in an all-Spanish affair in the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan (3:05pm, ESPN3/Fox Soccer 2Go).
It has been no secret this cycle that the U.S. Men's National Team's strength lies in the midfield, particularly in the central positions. Jurgen Klinsmann has a glut of talented players cable of manning the middle of the park, but how many of them earn places on the World Cup roster this summer will be a storyline that is followed very closely in the coming weeks.
Manchester United have begun targeting summer signings.
Even without a full-time head coach in place, Man United are interested in opening the check-book to sign Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani. The Uruguayan forward was acquired last summer by PSG for €60 million and it will take a bid of at least €72 million ($100 million) to bring Cavani to Old Trafford.
After forgettable stints at Chivas USA and with the Seattle Sounders, New England Revolution legend Shalrie Joseph has rejoined the club where his name is still gold.
The player his teammates affectionately call "Chaz" did a trial with New England back in February and was claimed off waivers by the Revs on Tuesday afternoon, sending the 12th-year MLS veteran back to the club he called home for his first 9-1/2 seasons.