XFINITY’s #5ToFollow - Friday, August 9th

Kevork Djansezian

Vance McCullough, the voice of @XFINITYSports, delivers his analysis of the five key games to watch online, paired with five Twitter follows to give you insider information on the matchup. Have a matchup that you’d like Vance to feature? Tweet @XFINITYSports with the hashtag #5ToFollow.

1. Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Calgary Stampeders

Details: Friday, August 9 @ 9:00 PM ET - McMahon Stadium - Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Watch Here: NBC Sports on XFINITY

Why Watch: The top offense in the CFL takes the field Friday night against the Calgary Stampeders. Calgary will look to crack the code that has eluded CFL opponents all season; can Riders RB Kory Sheets be stopped? Sheets is running his way to the record books with five straight 100+ yard games. It's the 5-0 Riders against the 4-1 Stamps, an instant classic on Friday night.

#5ToFollow Insider: Murray McCormick - @murraylp

Murray McCormick has covered the Roughriders since 1985 and sees the team's potential for a historic run. The Riders are undefeated for a reason, and McCormick has stated they will stay that way after Friday night.

Follow - @murraylp

2. Real Madrid vs. Inter Milan

Details: Saturday, August 10 @ 2:00 PM ET - Edward Jones Dome - St. Louis, MO

Watch Here: ESPN3 on XFINITY

Why Watch: Real Madrid is fresh off their International Champions Cup victory over Chelsea, and will the looking to continue their success on the pitch in The Lou. With Inter Milan falling to Chelsea early in the ICC tournament, is it telling us what's in store Saturday afternoon? Look for Cristiano Ronaldo to continue finding the back of the net (3 goals in as many games) on Saturday against Inter Milan.

#5ToFollow Insider: Football Tweet - @Football_Tweet

Football Tweet brings the perfect blend of soccer coverage and snark. This handle brings you coverage from all over the globe and is honed in on Real Madrid after their dominant run-through the International Champions Cup. Follow @Football_Tweet for this can't miss friendly that kicks off Saturday afternoon.

Follow - @Football_Tweet

3. DC United vs. Philadelphia Union

Details: Saturday, August 10 @ 8:00 PM ET - PPL Park - Chester, PA

Watch Here: NBC Sports on XFINITY

Why Watch: The Philadelphia Union are Eastern Conference contenders, currently in fourth place. They need a win and points to stay comfortable. Don't miss the Union's dominant duo, forwards Jack McInerney (10 goals) and Sebastien Le Toux (10 assists), Saturday night in this Eastern Conference rivalry.

#5ToFollow Insider: Kevin Kinkead - @PhilUnionKevinK

Kevin Kinkead is a certified member of the Sons of Ben and covers the Union on the team's official site. Kinkead has written that the Union is a playoff team and believes they can put it all together for the playoffs. Don't miss this match Saturday night and tweet Kevin if you think the U are primed for a playoff run.

Follow - @PhilUnionKevinK

4. FC Dallas vs. LA Galaxy

Details: Sunday, August 11 @ 8:00 PM ET - StubHub Center - Carson, CA

Watch Here: ESPN2 on XFINITY

Why Watch: Landon Donovan has returned to his MLS squad and the Galaxy is back in MLS vs. FC Dallas. The Galaxy is looking to climb the standings with a win over a Dallas team whose lost nine matches in a row. The Galaxy (5th) and Toros (6th) will battle to stay in the playoff hunt Sunday night on ESPN2.

#5ToFollow Insider: Matt Barbour - @matt_barbour

Matt Barbour covers FC Dallas for MLS and thinks this team might've peaked a little too early. His recent article states the Toros have lost their edge, but we shall see Sunday night.

Follow - @matt_barbour

5. Tampa Bay Rays vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Details: Sunday, August 11 @ 8:05 PM ET - Dodger Stadium - Los Angeles, CA

Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY

Why Watch: The LA Dodgers are the team to beat. They’ve gotten healthy in the second half of the season and it shows….they have only lost three games. Clayton Kershaw takes the mound for The Blue Crew against the Rays 10-game winner, Jeremy Hellickson. These starters have never faced the opposing lineups, so expect one of the best pitching duels you'll see all season.

#5ToFollow Insider: Baseball Tonight - @BBTN

For the stitch heads that need the saber metric stats or the casual fans that want to see MLB tweets, follow Baseball Tonight. They're tweeting out the top information about the game and around the league.

Follow - @BBTN

For more behind the scenes insights from the biggest sporting events and inside information on sports & social media, make sure to follow Vance McCullough, the XFINITY Sports Guy, @XFINITYSports.

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