Watch tonight on PBS: “American Pharaoh” documentary on former U.S. Egyptian National Team coach Bob Bradley

BrableyegyptThe 60-minute documentary premieres tonight at 10 p.m. (time may vary; check local listings).

Via PBS: This documentary about the Egyptian National Football Team, their American coach, Bob Bradley, and the team’s quest to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil follows the team on and off the pitch, and offers a unique window into events unfolding in Egypt following the historic revolution. Bradley arrived in Cairo in late 2011 and found a country and a team in chaos. The rebuilding of the team offers a powerful metaphor for the rebuilding of Egypt and the country’s journey toward democracy.

Watch the trailer:

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Where Southern California Brazilians will watch Thursday’s World Cup opening game against Croatia

(Photo courtesy Samba Steakhouse).

Samba has two locations, but it’s the one in Redondo Beach that has the most Brazilians natives who are Southern California locals and regualars at the restaurant that will have the biggest event Thursday starting at 11 a.m. (the game itself is at 1 p.m.).

There is no cover charge.

We’ll have more on places to watch the World Cup Thursday.

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World Cup Countdown: LA Galaxy-Chivas USA, USMNT-Nigeria highlight soccer TV weekend

SuperClasicoposter14Who knew there were any skyscrapers in suburban Carson? (I kid; the poster will be on sale at the game Sunday at StubHub Center with proceeds benefiting charity).

The Galaxy will face a Chivas USA team Sunday desperately adrift in MLS before making way for the World Cup for a couple of weeks.  It’s a doubleheader: LA Galaxy II (7-2-3) host the Dayton Dutch Lions (2-6-2) after the main event on the same field.

Other MLS games may offer more exciting options especially since it is a free MLS Live trial weekend. (if you haven’t seen a game on the MLS iPad app, you’re missing a thing of beauty. Check it out).

There’s a trio of international games today I’m watching:

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