Thursday, June 12, 2014

Inside: U.S. Soccer’s March to Brazil

Tuesday night, Sharon, Jack and I watched the last episode of Inside: U.S. Soccer's March to Brazil. Over the last month, I have watched all six episodes. I have enjoyed the series. I have particularly enjoyed the segments that provided back stories for a number of the players. At least now, I have some some passing familiarity with the team as it plays in the World Cup over the next couple of weeks.

New ESPN Series “Inside: U.S. Soccer’s March to Brazil” Premieres May 13 « ESPN MediaZone

On May 13, ESPN will premiere a new series, “Inside: U.S. Soccer’s March to Brazil,” focusing on the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team as they prepare for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The series, produced by Jonathan Hock and Roger Bennett, will provide a never-before-seen perspective from inside the training camp of the Men’s National Team as they prepare for the most anticipated sporting event in the world.

Episodes will re-air multiple times on ESPN2 and will also air on both ESPN Deportes and ABC following their ESPN premieres. The six-episode documentary series from ESPN Films, the production group behind 30 for 30, will air as follows (all times ET): May 13, Tuesday, 7:00–8:00pm: Series premiere May 21, Wednesday, 7:00–7:30pm: Episode 2 May 29, Thursday, 7:30-8:00pm: Episode 3 June 3, Thursday, 7:30-8:00pm: Episode 4 June 10, Tuesday, 8:30-9:30pm: Episode 5 June 11, Wednesday, 9:30-10:00pm: LIVE series finale – Epilogue

In the premiere, viewers will get to know various players from the team as well as head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, a World Cup champion as a player and former coach of the German National Team. The series will follow the coaches and players, including Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan, Tim Howard and Michael Bradley, as they endure a demanding preparation camp and play three international matches before their departure for Sao Paulo.

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