CHICAGO (May 29, 2010) — U.S. Soccer’s popular web show Studio 90 will debut from South Africa on June 1, kicking off ussoccer.com’s comprehensive coverage of the U.S. Men’s National Team during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Studio 90 will feature a new format during the tournament, providing U.S. Soccer fans with two episodes a day. The first show, called Studio 90, will primarily be comprised of magazine-show type features, looks behind-the-scenes at Men's National Team camp and pieces documenting the passion and enthusiasm of the World Cup in South Africa. The second show, called Studio 90 Extra Time, will feature interviews with members of the U.S. MNT. Extra Time will be filmed in a studio setting and players will answer questions on a variety of subjects, both on and off the field.
Fans are also encouraged to follow Studio 90 on Twitter and interact with the makers of the show. Fans will be asked to provide questions for interviews with players, and also give feedback on pieces and features airing on ussoccer.com. twitter.com/studio_90 will be the best way to keep up to speed with the happenings in the world of Studio 90, providing a unique voice in addition to U.S. Soccer's other presence on Twitter, twitter.com/ussoccer
Hosted by U.S. Soccer’s Aaron Heifetz, Studio 90 at ussoccer.com continues its tradition as the best source for information on the U.S. Men’s National Team. This will be the third World Cup for which Studio 90 has provided daily coverage, after the 2006 FIFA World Cup and the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup.
Studio 90 will be attending events in South Africa, tagging along for activities around the country with the friends and family program and soaking up the flavor and passion of the first World Cup on the African continent. The stories will not be limited to the time spent in and around the U.S. matches and base camp near Pretoria, as Studio 90 will be airing pieces filmed with MNT players during their club seasons in England, as well as in-depth features from the team's time preparing for the World Cup in the United States.
If you have been following Studio 90 so far, you’ve already seen a two-part series on Landon Donovan’s stint with Everton in the English Premier League, a look inside the fitness training of the U.S. team, a special feature on the USA’s unique opportunity to visit the White House and meet with President Obama, as well as numerous interviews with players and coaches.