It's down to the last eight in the European Championship, with one match a day Thursday through Sunday of this week! The match ups are Poland v Portugal, Wales v Belgium, Italy v Germany, and France v Iceland! Poland has relied on a stingy defense, can they frustrate Christiano Ronaldo and Portugal here? Wales tied and beat Belgium in qualifying, but the Belgians seem to really be hitting their stride with eight goals in their last two matches. Germany have never beaten Italy in a major tournament. This one may be too close to call, but will certainly have football fans around the world glued to their TV sets! Cinderella side Iceland, the Leicester City of the Euros, now face host France! Is there anyone who still doesn't believe it is possible for the Islanders to make the Semi's? All the Quarterfinal matches kick off at 1pm MST, and of course we will be hosting watch parties for all the games!
The Colorado Rapids head into their big Fourth of July home fixture at the top of the table! This year's opponents are last year's MLS Champions, the Portland Timbers. Besides the sell out crowd, the magnificent fireworks show, and watching two of the best teams in MLS battle, we get to welcome USMNT legend Tim Howard to Colorado for his first ever appearance with the Club!
On the Horizon
Next week Euro 2016 wraps up, with the Semifinals mid week and the Final on Sunday! The Colorado Rapidsfeature twice, at home on the Fourth versus Portland, and away to Vancouver on the weekend!
This Week's Football
Thursday June 30th
Poland v Portugal 1pm (Euro 2016 Quarterfinal)
Friday July 1st
Wales v Belgium 1pm (Euro 2016 Quarterfinal)
Chicago v San Jose 6pm (MLS)
Real Salt Lake v D.C. United 8:30pm (MLS)
Saturday July 2nd
Germany v Italy 1pm (Euro 2016 Quarterfinal)
Montreal v New England 3:30pm (MLS)
Toronto v Seattle 5:30pm (MLS)
Houston v Philadelphia 7pm (MLS)
Sunday July 3rd
New York City v NYRB 10am (MLS)
France v Iceland 1pm (Euro 2016 Quarterfinal)
Sporting K.C. v Columbus 5pm (MLS)
Monday July 4th
Colorado v Portland 7pm (MLS Home Match)
Dallas v Orlando 7pm (MLS)
L.A. Galaxy v Vancouver 8:30pm (MLS)