New ESPN Series ‘Inside: U.S. Soccer’s March to Brazil’ Premieres Tuesday
Episodes Will Detail the U.S. Men’s National Team as It Prepares for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
CHICAGO (May 12, 2014) – The series premier of ESPN Films’ new documentary “Inside: U.S. Soccer’s March to Brazil,” which details the preparations of the U.S. Men’s National Team ahead of the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, airs Tuesday night at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Produced by Jonathan Hock and Roger Bennett, the revealing series will provide a never-before-seen perspective from inside the USA’s World Cup preparation camp as the team prepares for the planet’s most anticipated sporting event. Episodes will air on both ESPN Deportes and ABC following their ESPN premieres and will be re-broadcast multiple times on ESPN2.
Initial episodes of the six-part documentary from ESPN Films, the production group behind the award winning 30 for 30 series, will air as follows (all times ET):
May 13, Tuesday, 7-8 p.m.: Series premiere
May 21, Wednesday, 10-10:30 p.m.: Episode 2
May 29, Thursday, 7:30-8 p.m.: Episode 3
June 3, Tuesday, 7:30-8 p.m.: Episode 4
June 10, Tuesday, 8:30-9:30 p.m.: Episode 5
June 11, Wednesday, 9:30-10 p.m.: LIVE series finale – Epilogue
In the premiere episode, 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 Germany’s national team. Subsequent episodes will shadow coaches and players as they undergo a demanding preparation camp at Stanford University and follow the team as it plays three Send-Off Series matches beginning with the U.S. vs. Azerbaijan, Powered by Yingli Solar on May 27 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
Additionally, the series will spotlight the announcement of the final 23-man roster and behind-the-scenes footage of the USA’s final two Send-Off Series matches against Turkey at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey on June 1 and Nigeria at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida, on June 7. The series culminates in a live finale, featuring analysis and discussion of the 2014 U.S. Men’s National Team World Cup squad.