Los Angeles Times - 05/03/2002
"...Good-natured....It has clearly been made with affection and care..."
Gordon McLoed (Robert Duvall), is a former soccer star who now manages a smalltime team in the town of Kilnockie. The team hasn't won a championship for over a hundred years, so the American team owner (Michael Keaton) acquires star player Jackie McQuillan (real life soccer pro Ally McQuist) to increase the team's chances of winning. To complicate matters, womanizing Jackie is in a failing marriage to McLeod's daughter. But the team must learn to work together, because if they don't have a winning season, it is likely that the club will be permanently moved to Ireland. Director Michael Corrente (OUTSIDE PROVIDENCE) has fashioned a touching tale like to appeal to sports fans and non-fans alike.