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OUR WAY: The Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Story of the USA's 2002 World Cup


One of the Top 10 Sports Stories of 2002 Is Captured in Limited Edition Documentary Available at www.ussoccer.com; Fans Can Pre-Order “Our Way” at www.ussoccerstore.com

CHICAGO (Wednesday, November 27, 2002) - One of the most memorable sports stories of 2002 is now available on a special limited edition DVD, as U.S. Soccer has unveiled "Our Way: The Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Story of the USA's 2002 World Cup Journey."

Whether you’re a soccer die-hard that has followed the U.S. Men all the way through World Cup Qualifying over the last two years, or you’re just a casual sports fan who became one of the millions of American people caught up in the whirlwind of the USA’s unexpected World Cup success this summer, “Our Way” presents one of the most exciting stories of modern day sports.

Underdogs to everyone but themselves, the U.S. Men's National Team entered the 2002 FIFA World Cup focused on proving to the world that soccer isn't just alive and well in the United States -- it is a force that commands international respect.  From the team’s shocking 3-2 win over pre-tournament favorite Portugal in its opening game, to a battle against Korea and their sea of fans that ended in a 1-1 draw, to the USA’s 2-0 shutout of border rival Mexico that sent them to the quarterfinals for the first time in 72 years, the U.S. was on a mission.

“We’re extremely proud of our accomplishments in Korea,” said U.S. MNT head coach Bruce Arena, who served as Executive Producer on the documentary. “Fortunately, we had the opportunity to document what was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the players, coaches and staff and bring it to all of our fans.”

“Our Way” gives fans the chance to relive virtually every key moment along the team’s historic run, from the moment they stepped off the plane to intense security in Seoul, to the unforgettable bus ride back to the hotel in which they cranked the volume of the onboard karaoke machine and served up their own version of Sinatra’s classic tune. It was one of those times where you had to be there ... and now you can!

Go inside the U.S. locker room, team meetings and training sessions to witness the unique blend of talent, character, and determination that symbolized the U.S. performance in Korea. With highlights from all five matches, interviews and never-before-seen exclusive footage, you will witness firsthand the dramatic performance that captured the hearts of the American public. Special features of the DVD include hilarious Outtakes and a Memorable Moments Highlight Reel (including all U.S. goals) for a total of 70 minutes of action.

The DVD and VHS are available now exclusively at ussoccer.com and ussoccerstore.com, as well as through Eurosport, and are priced at $30.

 


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