XFINITY's #5ToFollow - Wednesday, September 25

Michael Regan

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. Manchester United vs. Liverpool

Details: Wednesday, September 25 @ 2:50 PM ET – Old Trafford – Manchester, U.K.

Watch Here: beIN Sport on XFINITY

Why Watch: He’s back! Liverpool’s striker, Luis Suarez, has served his 10-game suspension for biting a Chelsea defender, and The Reds will be looking for him to contribute in a big way. Suarez has scored four goals in five Capital One Cup appearances, and should be a major offensive threat for Liverpool Wednesday afternoon. Meanwhile, Man U is coming off a tough 4-1 defeat in the Premier League, and will look to bounce back to their winning ways. They’ll be counting on Wayne Rooney, their powerhouse forward to offset the sure-footed Suarez. Make sure you’re watching when these two prestigious teams take the field Wednesday.

#5ToFollow Insider: SB Nation Soccer - @SBNationSoccer

SB Nation’s soccer handle is bringing you the latest happenings from the beautiful game. For live updates during Wednesday’s match and updates from the #CapitalOneCup, follow SB Nation’s official soccer account!

Follow: @SBNationSoccer

2. Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees

Details: Wednesday, September 25 @ 7:05 PM ET - Yankee Stadium - New York, NY

Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY

Why Watch: This is the last time you can watch the all-time saves leader, Mariano Rivera, play on national television – you should be watching! But, it won’t be easy for the Yankees to get to summon their closer out of the pen, as the Rays have reigning Cy Young winner, David Price, starting on the mound. The Rays are looking to stamp their ticket to the playoffs with a road win, but can they secure their spot in Yankee Stadium? Don’t miss #TBvsNYY as the race for October is on Wednesday night.

#5ToFollow Insider: Aaron Boone - @AaronBoone_ESPN

Follow Aaron Boone, former Yankee third baseman and current broadcaster for ESPN. Boone will be in the booth for Wednesday night’s clash with the Rays, and will give some top notch analysis on Mariano’s final home stand of his career, on air and online.

Follow: @AaronBoone_ESPN

3. Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants

Details: Wednesday, September 25 @ 10:00 PM ET - AT&T Park - San Francisco, CA

Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY

Why Watch: The National League Rookie of the Year award contender, Yasiel Puig, will line up against the Giants’ ace, Madison Bumgarner on Wednesday night, and this matchup is one you won’t want to miss. Bumgarner seems to have Puig’s number, as the rook is 4-13 with one homer and six strikeouts against the San Fran southpaw. And while the Dodgers have clinched the division, the Giants hold the series with a 9-7 record with LA. Watch and see if LA can even out the series or the Giants will hold bragging rights all off-season.

#5ToFollow Insider: Grant Brisbee - @mccoveychron

Grant Brisbee covers the Giants on SB Nation's McCovey Chronicles blog. Follow Brisbee for his humor and understanding of this Giants-Dodgers longstanding rivalry.

Follow: @mccoveychron

4. Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech

Details: Thursday, September 26 @ 7:30 PM ET - Bobby Dodd Stadium - Atlanta, GA

Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY

Why Watch: Beamer Ball vs. the triple-option, this is going to be one heck of a game Thursday night! The Virginia Tech defensive front is as imposing as they come, but can they disrupt the Jackets' multidimensional option attack? This game is going to fly by, as both offenses pride themselves on strong rushing attacks. VA Tech's freshman tailback, Trey Edmunds, has been torching opponents, averaging 88-rush ypg and three rushing TDs, while the GA Tech tandem of tailbacks combines for 345+ rush ypg (4th in the nation)! Look for a hard-nosed game, where whoever wins the battle in the trenches will be the victor Thursday night.

#5ToFollow Insider: ESPN College Football - @ESPNCFB

For the official hashtag of the game, the top stats on the field, and everything trending online, follow ESPN’s college football crew. This is a great handle to have on your following list all season long.

Follow: @ESPNCFB

5. Phoenix Mercury vs. Minnesota Lynx

Details: Thursday, September 26 @ 9:00 PM ET – Target Center – Minneapolis, MN

Watch Here: ESPN2 on XFINITY

Why Watch: A last second Britney Griner basket secured the Mercury’s spot in the Western Conference Finals, where the Minnesota Lynx are ready and waiting. The top seeded Lynx are led by the WNBA’s top scoring duo, Maya Moore and Rebekkah Brunson. The Lynx are white hot, winning nine of their last 10, and coming off an early round sweep of Seattle, while the Mercury have scratched and clawed their way to the post season. Will we see a Griner game winner Thursday night or will the Lynx extend their win streak?

#5ToFollow Insider: Cindy Brunson - @CindyBrunsonAZ

Brunson is a member of the Fox Sports Arizona team and will have her sites/tweets set on the WNBA Western Conference Finals Thursday night. Make sure to follow along, as Brunson will tweet you the best from this WCF contest.

Follow: @CindyBrunsonAZ

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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