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Wednesday, July 19

Once In A Lifetime -- Go See It

I saw this movie and it was good fun to watch. I missed most of the NASL, only getting to see the SJ Earthquakes vs. the TB Rowdies once and the Washington Dips vs. the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers another. And then it was gone. This film has great Brazilian footage of Pele playing for Santos that I hadn't seen, a snippet or two of Chinaglia in his Lazio days. Even better are the candid interviews from the Cosmos players and management, like Beckenbauer, Messing, Firmani, and Carlos Alberto. And for GAC, lots of Dennis Tueart. I recommend it.

5 Comments:

  • Plan to see this asap. Went to many LA Aztecs matches as a boy in California. And, great take on the "Tueart" reference. You're smarter than you look, gooner71.

    By Blogger George Cuddy, at 3:29 PM  

  • Gac - I wasnt aware you'd ever seen gooner71....

    By Blogger Simon Burke, at 4:56 PM  

  • I haven't, I just dream about him.

    By Blogger George Cuddy, at 7:52 PM  

  • Not liking this turn of event at all. I'm changing the locks to avoid boiled bunnies.

    Found this incidentally on www.soccertv.com.

    Set your TIVO/VCRs

    News and announcements

    Miramax and ESPN acquire US rights to New York Cosmos documentary

    June 8, 2006

    Disney units Miramax Films and ESPN Original Entertainment (EOE) have acquired US theatrical and TV rights to the documentary Once in a Lifetime: the Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos.

    The documentary chronicles the rise and fall of the New York Cosmos of the defunct North American Soccer League (NASL), with appearances by former Cosmos stars including Pele, Franz Beckenbauer, and Giorgio Chinaglia.

    Once in a Lifetime will be distributed by Miramax Films to selected theatres in New York City on July 7 before the movie opens across the US in the following weeks.

    ESPN2 is scheduled to air Once in a Lifetime on Wednesday September 20 at 9-11pm Eastern Time, according to ESPN spokesperson Keri Potts.

    By Blogger gooner71, at 2:45 PM  

  • I look back fondly to seeing the Seattle Sounders in my own youth - where Geoff Hurst, Bobby Moore, player/asst manager Harry Redknapp, and future short-term Arsenal Mgr Bruce Rioch all played. I hadn't a clue who any of them were back then. I found a retro Sounders t-shirt I picked up online a couple years ago - tres chic.

    Many of these teams, including the Sounders, the Portland Timbers, and Vancouver Whitecaps, survive to this day in the USL.

    All-time best Sounders moment:
    Kingdome, May 20, 1982: Seattle Sounders 3-0 Manchester United

    By Blogger Boston Gooner, at 3:40 PM  

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