Wednesday, April 18

Stories Of the Day: Sounders owner sued; strike ends; Sweden-bound

Some overlooked stories in a day with UEFA & CONCACAF Champions League, MLS and NASL games…

Sounders co-owner Joe Roth sued: Sure, lawsuits and legal entanglements are not exactly rare in Hollywood, but this one is an eye-catching headline with the $50 million dollar figure attached to it. Seems Roth is being accused by a former employee/partner that claims he helped create the new FX show ‘Anger Management’ and was supposed to have backend ownership of the show. The new show’s value is due primarily for the involvement of Charlie Sheen, who in the small world of Hollywood worked on Two and Half Men with Ryan Stiles, a friend a co-star of another Sounders co-owner Drew Carey on ‘The Drew Carey Show,’ ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ and ‘Drew Carey’s Improv-A-Ganza.’

More Money Matters: A week-long strike of construction workers at a Brazilian World Cup venue came to an end today. The workers at Fonte Nova stadium, located in the city of Salvador, accepted a 10.5 percent raise and better benefits. It was the second group to return to work this week with a two-week strike ending at a stadium in Fortaleza Monday.

Going Home - US Women to play in Sweden Invitational: Preparations for the Olympics will include a trip to the native country of head coach Pia Sundhage. They will play host Sweden June 16 and Japan two days later in the three-team event. All three clubs are also participants in the upcoming London Olympics. Both games will be held Halmstad, one of the host cities for the 2013 European Women’s Championship.

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