Sat, May 19, 2001

: 28 Days

Sandra Bullock vehicle about a party animal who’s sentenced to drug rehab (for 28 days). I’m a Bullock fan, but this was a weak concept: Bullock’s too sweet to be believable as a drunk, and the script is TV movie of the week quality. Not terrible, just predictable and bland.

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: MLS: New York at San Jose

Terrific game I got to see in person. Though the crowd was small (about 7,000) it was great to see San Jose play well at beat the number one team in the league. The first goal came in the 26th minute. Manny Lagos somehow managed to keep the ball from going over the end, beat a couple defenders, and put in a shot. The shot was blocked but the rebound fell right to Wade Barret, who put in a great curling shot! I was right by that sideline and got to see the goal close-up: wonderful. New York didn’t really pressure San Jose much (the Quakes’ midfield successfully stopped attacks from starting), but keeper Joe Cannon did make a few key saves, including on diving block right near where I was sitting. Very exciting. In the second half, a through-ball from Mulrooney got to Landon Donovan, who calmly took the ball into the penalty box and slotted the ball home from the penalty spot for a historic goal: Landon’s first in MLS. This guy might only be nineteen, but he plays like a veteran. I’m so impressed with how he handles himself on the field, not just in skill, but temperment, spirit, and attitude. He’s a real star. Final: 2-0 San Jose.

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: EPL: Leeds at Leicester City

Good game. Leeds’ players got all the goals. Alan Smith scored twice, early and late, and Harte scored on another brilliant free kick. Ferdinand put the ball in his own net to give Leicester a goal. Final: 3-1 Leeds.

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: MLS: Kansas City at Chicago

Chicago dominated, with an early goal from Kovalenko followed by a terrific score by Nowak. In the 70th minute Nowak was ejected for retaliating, but Chicago managed to maintain their lead. Final: 2-0 Chicago.

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