Chivas USA and New Zealand MNT play to scoreless draw
New Zealand Mens National Team The Rojiblancos began to shift the momentum of the game in their favor in the latter part of the opening half. In the 36th minute Eric Avila worked the ball on the left wing and threaded a pass to Erick Torres inside the box, but the forward could not beat goalkeeper Tamati Williams to the entry. Torres was later able to bring down a long ball over the top off his chest in the 40th minute and fire a right-footed shot wide left of the far post. A minute later, Torres looked to set up Avila from the left side of the box by laying off a short pass to the midfielder who was positioned inside the arc. Avila squared up to goal and got off a shot on frame that Williams was able to collect. VIDEO: Chivas USA vs. New Zealand Mens National Team postgame reactions Chivas carried over their momentum to the beginning of the second half and had a golden look at taking the initial lead when New Zealand was called for a hand ball in the box in the 53rd minute. Torres lined up to take the penalty kick but could not capitalized on the opportunity, as he drove his shot over the crossbar to keep the match locked at zero. In the 61st minute, Melia again came up with a big save to maintain the clean sheet. The keeper dove to his right from his line to turn away Fallons header from behind the short area after getting on the end of a cross from the left side by Tony Lochhead. Head Coach Jose Luis Real brought on a trio of forwards to enter the friendly at the same time to give the Rojiblancos a different look up top and continued to generate chances in the attacking third. With Matthew Fondy attacking as the lone striker and Julio Morales and Tristan Bowen creating plays on the left and right wing, respectively, the Goats possessed the ball well throughout the second half. Neither the home side nor the All Whites, however, could tally the game-winner and the friendly ended locked in a scoreless tie. Chivas USA will be off from League competition next weekend and will return to face Real Salt Lake in their final road match of the season on Wednesday, Oct.
1 basic-cable network for the seventh year running, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t want to up it’s game when it comes to original programming. On Wednesday USA announced that it had given the green light to three new drama pilots, including one from “Burn Notice” creator Matt Nix. “These pilots illustrate our continued commitment to creating the next evolution of powerful original dramas for which USA is well known,” said Chris McCumber, the network’s president, in a news release. “This particular mix of dramas comes from some of the top writers and producers in the industry, each of whom brings a distinct point of view and unique talent for developing high-stakes story lines and compelling characters.” The announcement that Nix has a new show in the works comes hot on the heels of the September series finale of “Burn Notice.”In its seven years on air, Burn Notice was a huge hit for USA. In 2009 it became the most-watched scripted series ever on basic cable in the coveted 18-49 demographic. It was nominated for multiple Emmys over the years. FALL TV 2013: Watch the trailers In September Nix told The Times , “I have another show at USA — a pilot — hopefully it’ll go to series but you never know, and I’m acutely conscious of how lucky I was to have something like ‘Burn Notice’ my first time out. I know firsthand not everything is successful and you really have to savor the things that are.” Nix’s new project is titled “Complications” and it’s about a jaded suburban ER doctor who saves a child’s life during a drive-by shooting, killing one of the assailants in the process. It turns out, however, that the boy’s life has been marked and the doctor makes it his mission to protect him. The second pilot to get the go is “The Novice,” about a recent college grad who, thanks to the sour economy, turns to a life of crime to support himself and his family. It was created by Joe and Tony Gayton ( “Hell on Wheels” ). The final contender is “Rush.” It was created by Jonathan Levine ( “Warm Bodies” ) and is about a Hollywood doctor who makes discreet house calls to the rich and famous while also partying with the best of them.
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Do Saints stay undefeated? Post to Facebook USA TODAY Sports’ Week 6 NFL predictions on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1g2FdX0 Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 1 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs USA TODAY Sports’ Week 6 NFL predictions Staff report, USA TODAY Sports 10:42 a.m. EDT October 13, 2013 DeMarcus Ware (94) and the Cowboys hope to plant RG3’s Redskins on Sunday night. (Photo: Ronald Martinez, Getty Images) SHARE 10 CONNECT 5 TWEET 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE If the Dallas Cowboys had merely split with the Washington Redskins last season, America’s Team would have reached the playoffs. But Robert Griffin III and Co. swept their way to the NFC East crown by beating the Cowboys for the second time in Week 17. The division looks wide open again with Cowboys, ‘Skins and Eagles all saddled with three losses but still within a half-game of each other. The Redskins didn’t get their first W until Week 4 then went on bye. But winning in Dallas on Sunday night just might give them sole possession of first place by Monday morning. Elsewhere, the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints all look to go 6-0, though the Saints seem to face the toughest test with a road trip to New England.