Soccer on the big screen Now in limited release is the story of the US' 1950 World Cup win vs. England in "The Game of Their Lives." Starring Wes Bentley (American Beauty), the film was produced by the team that made other sports underdog stories Hoosiers and Rudy.
The Week in MLS It was the best of times and worst of times in LA this week.
Now the worst: The match was to be televised live at 10pm ET on espn2, but coverage of the 3rd round of the NFL draft delayed the telecast until after 11pm. While the deuce showed the match in its entirety, espn2 teased viewers on the "bottom line" crawl by updating the score while the match was in progress, removing any element of surprise for viewers waiting to watch the game. Combined with the season opener shift to ESPN from ABC after the death of Pope John Paul II, and a recent Friday night espn2 telecast delay by the South Carolina spring football game, one has to wonder how much of a broadcast partner the Disney networks really are.
Standings after Week 4 (Club PTS, GD): MLS East New England 7, +4 Chicago 7, +1 Columbus 6, -1 Kansas City 4, 0 DC United 4, 0 MetroStars 2, -1
MLS West FC Dallas 10, +6 LA Galaxy 6, +1 San Jose 5, 0 Colorado 4, 0 Real Salt Lake 4, -4 Chivas USA 1, -6
This Week's MLS Schedule: Wednesday, April 27th Chicago v New England, 7pm, FSC
Saturday, April 30th: Kansas City v DC United, 4pm, ESPN2 New England v Chivas, 7:30pm, FSC Columbus v Chicago, 7:30pm, HDNet Colorado v MetroStars, 9pm, MSG RSL v San Jose, 9:30pm LA Galaxy v FC Dallas, 10pm
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