Eddie Pope; Photo:Rich Schultz/MLS/WireImage.com

This weekend looks to be a rather boring for the New York region. The Mets and Yankees are both out of town playing teams in Florida. There is no hockey, no baketball, no nothing. George Vecsey pointed this travesty out yesterday and Gothamist couldn't agree more. When was the last time there were no local sports this weekend? What happened to seeing scores of Navy men and women in the stands of Shea or Yankee Stadium? Fleet week just doesn't seem right without that picture.

With that in mind, there are a couple of other sports to check out this weekend:

The Arena League's New York Dragons are in a "must win" situation, fighting to make the playoffs and face the Philadelphia Soul on Sunday at 4 p.m. Good tickets are still available for the game and fan-friendly league.

Sunday night, the Metrostars host the Wizzards from Kansas City. It looks like the Metrostars will have a share of first place with a win on Sunday. If you want to make it out for their game, tickets are also available and the first 5000 kids will get a Shrek Bottle Buddy (whatever that is).

If you're looking for some free stuff to do, head to the park or the beach. If you'e in Central Park, with all the holiday travel, there may be some spots open to play some softball. If not, there are always pick-up games.