Soccer fans in Columbus have no shortage of entertainment this week, with the U.S. National Team battling Spain and the Crew suiting up twice. Here's a quick rundown of the action.

Soccer fans in Columbus have no shortage of entertainment this week, with the U.S. National Team battling Spain and the Crew suiting up twice. Here's a quick rundown of the action.

International friendly: United States vs. Spain

Key storyline: Spanish soccer is experiencing a golden age, with championships at Euro 2008 and World Cup 2010 to show for it. Their one setback came in 2009, when a plucky United States team upset Spain 2-0 en route to the final of the FIFA Confederations Cup. Spain is bringing its big guns - David Villa, Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique and even a few non-Barcelona players. Will they be looking for revenge?

Players to watch: U.S. young gun Juan Agudelo's international career is off to a blazing start. Crew midfielder Robbie Rogers, a surprise selection for the U.S. roster, might get a chance to prove naysayers wrong. Pretty much the entire Spanish roster is world-class.

Columbus Crew at New York Red Bulls

Key storyline: The Crew's Andres Mendoza and Emmanuel Ekpo ended long scoring draughts last weekend; can they keep it up? And can the Crew's offense and defense show up on the same day for once?

Players to watch: Legendary French striker Thierry Henry has been nursing injuries but should be in the starting lineup for New York. With young stud Agudelo at the U.S. game, fellow attacker Luke Rodgers will have to step up for the Red Bulls. So will New York's backline with defenders Rafael Marquez and Tim Ream on international duty.

Columbus Crew vs. Real Salt Lake

Key storyline: After upsetting reigning champs Columbus in the 2009 MLS playoffs, Salt Lake eliminated the Crew from CONCACAF Champions League play last winter. Now Salt Lake is reeling after surrendering its 29-game home unbeaten streak. Can Columbus swing the mojo pendulum back this way with a decisive home victory? (Also: How many $1 brats can you consume without feeling bloated?)

Players to watch: Salt Lake's roster is being pillaged by international call-ups for the Gold Cup, so newcomers like Nelson Gonzalez and Luis Gil will have to pull weight.

Eddie Gaven advances the ball in front of Chivas USA's Jimmy Conrad during last Saturday's game at Crew Stadium. Mike Munden/ Dispatch photo