There are so many sports every weekend that it can be nearly impossible to keep track of them all. Here is a weekly guide to the five games/events/experiences that you will be in danger of missing if you make the mistake of going outside.
1. Get your soccer fix. This weekend gives us the Confederations Cup, the final tuneup in Russia for the World Cup, which will occupy your entire life exactly one year from now. The first round finishes up this weekend, and the highlight is Mexico vs. host Russia 11 a.m. ET Saturday on FS1. Mexico only needs a win or a tie to move on to the semifinals, but a Russia win probably knocks out El Tri. This is also a good reminder how much fun next summer is going to be, with all these soccer games starting at 11 a.m.
2. More NHL Drafting! The first round of the NHL draft was last night, but if you're a truly diehard, you can keep doing all day Saturday on NHL Network, starting at 10 a.m. ET. The draft is at the United Center, which, after the Bulls' awful draft day trade, is an officially marked Place Of Mourning at this point.
3. Your Weekly MLB matchup rankings:
1. Rockies at Dodgers
2. Twins at Indians
3. Astros at Mariners
4. Rangers at Yankees
5. Cubs at Marlins
6. Angels at Red Sox
7. Orioles at Rays
8. Reds at Nationals
9. Phillies at Diamondbacks
10. Brewers at Braves
11. Pirates at Cardinals
12. Tigers at Padres
13. Blue Jays at Royals
14. Mets at Giants
15. A's at White Sox
4. The Dodgers Try For Some Distance. For all the excitement that the Rockies and D-backs have provided their fans in the first half of the season, it's worth noting that, still, after all that, the Dodgers are in first place and have the best record in the NL by quite a bit. They get a chance to stick the Rockies' face in it a little bit with three games at Dodger Stadium. Clayton Kershaw goes Saturday at 10:10 p.m. ET on MLB.tv and Brandon McCarthy Tweets his way through a Sunday at 4:10 p.m. ET on MLB.tv start. All that Rockies fun could get muted quickly with a bad series this weekend.
5. Hudson River Derby, baby. The MLS should run with every rivalry it can get, so come on, let's play with the Hudson River Derby, the annual matchups between NYCFC and the New York Red Bulls. This has actually become a pretty heated rivalry between fan bases. And don't forget this:
The teams plays three times this year, two in Jersey and one at Yankee Stadium, and the first one is Saturday at 1:30 p.m. ET on FOX. NYCFC is 1-6 against the Red Bulls lifetime, but they're ahead in the standings right now. Get thee to Harrison!
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Dive Into Five is a weekly guide to the weekend's activities of sport. Make sure I don't miss anything great by emailing me firstname.lastname@example.org.