Ten-year-old Tylo Kenneth wears a colored mohawk wig while walking through the spectator zone on the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town (AP Photo).
*”The People’s Game” latest podcast from KPFK that includes me talking about the U.S.-England game the morning after the night before is here.
*Univision said today about four million viewers – double the 2006 figures despite the time similarity – watched the opening game of the World Cup Friday. Almost 5.4 million watched the Mexico-South Africa opener on Univision, making it the No. 1 program of the day, while about 2.6 million watched on ESPN.
*ESPN, BTW, said today the U.S.-England game was the most-watched World Cup game since 1994 and the fifth highest all-time. Through the first five games, ESPN and ABC ratings are up 95% and 108% respectively. ESPN’s most-watched game: Argentina-Nigeria.
*The Ventura County Fusion plays at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday against the Arizona Sahuaros in the U.S. Open Cup first round at Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Road. The Fusion beat Fresno 2-1 Thursday in PDL play.
*After playing 90 scoreless minutes the San Jose Earthquakes won 6-5 in a penalty-kick shootout win over Chivas USA Saturday in the ultra-prestigious and inaugural Sacramento Cup. Chivas USA managed all of one shot on goal during the 90 minutes. No word yet if Chivas USA will play in the upcoming Jersey Jockstrap.
Chivas USA lineup: Zach Thornton (Dan Kennedy 46), Mariano Trujillo (Jorge Flores 46), Michael Umaa, Daro Delgado, Carlos Borja, Michael Lahoud (Marcelo Saragosa 46), Osael Romero (Jose Macotelo 46), Blair Gaven (Ben Zemanski 46), Jess Padilla (Gerson Mayn 46), Justin Braun (Maicon Santos 46), Maykel Galindo (Chukwudi Chijindu 46).