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EVENT & ATTRACTION NOTES
Published June 4, 1998
U.S. World Cup soccer team members Cobi Jones, Chad Deering, Eddie Pope, Mike Burns and Brian McBride appeared on ABC's "GMA" live from Central Park. The players named their MLS team when introducing themselves, then gave some tips to young soccer players/fans. "GMA"'s Kevin Newman noted that ABC/ESPN would be covering the Cup with the first game on June 15 (ABC, 6/4). French railroad workers have "threatened to worsen transportation chaos" in that country by going on strike just as the World Cup gets underway next week. Pilots for Air France are already on strike (INT'L HERALD TRIBUNE, 6/4). Brazilian star Ronaldo is the subject of a front-page profile by Michael Shepherd in this morning's WASHINGTON POST. Shepherd writes that Nike's signing of Ronaldo "has made him chief spokesmodel for all of soccer," adding that the deal "may end up being [Nike's] biggest endorsement ever" (WASHINGTON POST, 6/4).