CHICAGO (May 9, 2014) – U.S. Soccer and broadcast partner ESPN have announced the full episode schedule of a new ESPN series, “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.
Set to premiere May 13 on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET, the series will provide a never-before-seen perspective from inside the team’s World Cup preparation camp as it prepares 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.
Produced by Jonathan Hock and Roger Bennett, 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, 7-8 p.m.: Series premiere
May 21, Wednesday, 7-7:30 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 series 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 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 reveal 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.