Weather conditions for this weekend's College Cup set to put those of MLS Cup to shame | SIDELINE

If you think the weather conditions for Saturday's MLS Cup final in Kansas City were tough, get ready for the NCAA College Cup, which starts this Friday night.

The above photo was taken at PPL Park — host of soccer's version of the 2013 Final Four — early on Tuesday afternoon. But the grounds crew did get busy and make some headway.

So Friday's matches --Notre Dame vs. New Mexico and Maryland vs. Virginia -- should be just fine, though Weather.com says more snow, more wintry mix and more cold is on the way on Saturday.

If you're not in Philadelphia, you can enjoy the game from the warm confines of your home -- the first game kicks off at 5 pm ET on ESPNU. But either way, you'll get your first look at some of the big names that will be called early on in next month's SuperDraft, which also takes place in Philadelphia.